doing Pic related for 10+ hours a week is completely healthy and has no negative effects on your posture, hip flexors, neck, wrists, or prostate. Anyone who says this isn't healthy is a scare-monger who is trying to sell you something. Trust the true online obsessives and the industry - they know what is good for you. Road cycling is healthy and if you have any problem you can solve it by spending money on multiple professional fittings, new saddles, custom-length cranksets, toe-alignment (you are clipping in right???), carbon (more flexible), new handlebars, and more ergonomic STI shifters. Seriously this is a completely natural human movement and if you have erection problems you are simplying an idiot who has not properly fit his saddle and isnt willing to try 6+ $200 saddles to figure out which one is right for his anatomy also remember cycling is a cheap and affordable hobby you shouldn't spend too much everyone should ride and also learn to take the lane because we have as much rights to the 45mph road as the barely sentient SUV driving text messagers and you should ride in the road because if we all ride in the road the cars will give up and we will win and then everyone can ride like us because we are tough and ride very hard and we are serious cyclists
dude lmao you are mad imagine typing all of that out holy shit get a life nerd
Get a life faggot. If you rode a bike it would break
>>1355590>LOL I ain't reading all that!Hey faggot if your dick doesn't work anymore maybe you should stop fapping to trap porn 10 times a day like you do, also stop being fat.
>>1355637wrong, I fap to shemale on female 10x a day and it works better than if I don't. Also, I bike
>>1355641>doesn't deny being fatwell there's your problem obesity contributes greatly to erectile dysfunction so does diabetes (which is why you're so fat, LOL) stop guzzling gallons of soda everyday and lay off the hot pockets and chicken tendies champ. Also try taking a shower at least once a day you smell like spoiled milk.
Damn. OP went there, but it needed to be said. Cycling is like heroin... Fun until youre half dead in a gutter, emaciated, and your dick hasn't worked for years.. because you got hit by a car and because of the prostate pain and you're doing because all you eat is speed beans
>>1355665hi OP what’s it like being a fag
>>1355616>>1355618>>1355627>>1355637What's up with all the homophobia and sexual insecurity in cycling culture? Do you so feel emaciated I mean emasculated or something? You could just rude a recumbent and most of those problems would fix themselves
>>1355666That's homophobia and I'll remind you that this is a blue board for children and mature adults
>>1355590Greg Lemons? What part of his sit bones is he sitting on here? everyone says you ride on your sit bones?
>>1355667LOLOL what """""problems"""""? We don't have any """""problems""""", our junk all works correctly, and we're all in tip top shape. Meanwhile you've got a limp weiner (all 3" of it no doubt) are morbidly obese and have ruined your joints because of all that. FFS get the fork out of your mouth and go see a doctor or physical therapist or something.
>>1355669>implying the OP is a """mature adult"""sorry he doesn't qualify you have to have a working winkie to be considered an adult, at best OP is a eunich.
>>1355590>Anyone who says this isn't healthy is a scare-monger who is trying to sell you something>if you have any problem you can solve it by spending money on multiple professional fittings, new saddles, custom-length cranksets, toe-alignment (you are clipping in right???), carbon (more flexible), new handlebars, and more ergonomic STI shiftersi know this prostate destruction and recumbent bullshit is funny but it's like you guys are not even trying to come up with good bait anymore
>>1355703Sorry... Let's try againHey uhh, can someone tell me what's the deal with wheel sizes? They keep changing them! It's crazy, like, WHAT? 27.5? Listen man i remember 27" rim those fuckers were big enough... Wait what? They're smaller?? What the fuck this CRAZY!!!:: audience goes wild::"I can't believe he went there"And another thing, what is the deal with these saddles? They're destroying our prostate and nobody is willing to talk ab-"BOOOOO!!""KILL THE HERETIC""MY PENIS WORKS FINE BRO WTF DID YOU JUST SAY ABOUT PENIS???"
>>1355590Yeah because Greg LeMond, Eddy Merckx, Chris Froome, Bradley Wiggins, Geraint Thomas, Fabian Cancellara, Andy Schleck, Alberto Contador, all these pro cyclists who cycled for years have TONS of cycling related injuries, right?Apart from Froomey crashing into a brick fucking wall obviously, but that's nothing to do with cycling position which is the "point" that you're trying to make.
Are Americans proud of LeMond? The only American to win the Tour de France, and he won it three times. Not only is he the most successful American cyclist of all time but he's also one of the best TdF riders period. He has more TdF victories than such greats as Fausto Coppi, Laurent Fignon, and Alberto Contador.I think he's a great guy and I'm not even American. Not just one of the best cyclists of the Tour de France ever but one of the best personalities too.
>>1355858Lemond didn't have enough of an 'america, fuck yea' attitude for murricanshe basically emmigrated to france rode for a french teamwas relatively soft spoken and nicehad a french sounding name Armstrong was always the one who personified the american attitude and captured their heartslemond even spent year crying about him although lemond did get shot which is pretty patriotic
Just get a recumbent then
>>1355867Or if you prefer something more convential, get a day 6 bicycle.
>>1355868Or if you want something light and fast, get a Rans Zenetik. You can still stand on the pedals too.
>>1355870Does that seat not look comfy enough?
>>1355861A disgraced cheat? Is that how Americans see themselves?Rather than all-American winners like Greg LeMond?
>>1355870>You can still stand on the pedals too.Yeah but you wouldn't want to
You can also get a Hammock saddle. All bicycle saddles before the 1950s were made of leather. They knew it worked and worked well. Plastic/foam alternatives are simply put, trash. A saddle must be made of leather to be even counted as a saddle IMO. Now I would have no problems with them creating synthetic or lab grown leather with the same properties. But it ain there yetI personally wouldn't get a recumbent for comfort. A crank forward bicycle is also not as comfortable as all your weight is on your buttocks. At least a bent spreads it out over your whole upper body and a drop bar bike spreads some of it on your arms. Dutch granny bicycles share this upright position with crank forwards and from experience with the former I can tell your ass hurts much more than on a roadbike after 15 km, cause it gotta support all your weight.
>>1355590dont care. at least i can get fit by doing that. the posture was already fucked years ago by being on the computer way too much.
>>1355867>>1355868>>1355870>>1355871Absolutely BASED crank-forward, flat foot designs. This is the future of cycling and everyone else is ignorant
>>1355896Yup. Why shouldn't bicycles ride as comfortable as sitting in a car?
>>1355868>>1355870>>1355871These designs are slightly less offensive than the rest>>1355867>>1355896>>1355935Recumbents are basically cancerWhat happens when you need to go up a steep hill? You're fucked. That's why a road bike is the best form of bicycle, PERIOD. The versatility and the speed are unmatched.Unless you want to go off road I guess. In which case get a cyclocross or an MTB. But why the fuck would you want to go off road and get all muddy and shit? I guess I can see some appeal on the weekends but for getting around, for commuting, and for sport, for me, it has to be road bikes.
>>1355937>tfw no dorky recumbent gf
>>1355939>What happens when you need to go up a steep hill?Get in a low gear and spin, a lot.
>>1355939What do you expect from a bunch of fringe elements, basically rejects of society, the proverbial 'square pegs' that don't fit anywhere? Of course they like things no one else likes or wants.
>>1355943What's weird is that she looks like a proper cyclist with those THICC legs and that skinsuit. I guess she's just trying out the recumbent to humour the people who made it.>>1355944Sounds shit, you still won't be able to put down the amount of power that you would with the entire weight of your body assisting you in pushing down on the pedals.>>1355946Yeah, true I guess. But yeah I do think this design - >>1355868 - is probably the least odious. For a casual person just riding around town, yeah maybe I can see the appeal. It would be shit if your town or city has hills though.
>>1355946This is extremely fascist
>>1355947>Sounds shit, you still won't be able to put down the amount of power that you would with the entire weight of your body assisting you in pushing down on the pedals.Wrong, you can use even more power on a bent with a hardshell seat because you got something to push up against. But NO one recommends doing this, as you will blow out your knees. This is why in the recumbent community it is taught to spin in low gears instead. On an upright, you are limited by gravity. On a recumbent, the only thing that limits you are your muscles. But your muscles are often stronger than what your knees can handle. So don't use too much torque on a bent. Spin that baby.
>>1355980> bent riders are spinnersNot sure they can get any more based at this point. It's like the stoner chill of MTB culture with the technical autism of Roadie culture, plus your dick still works
>>1356093You are a bike Nazi, like all Roadies. An intolerant, joyless sado-masochist that lives to suffer and scowls at anybody sane enough to ride a 'bent and lift weights for maximum physique/wattage/sexual prowess. "Fringie"? No. We are the comfy majority. You are the fringie.
>>1356114yet to see any evidence you ride a bent lad bent riders in my experience aren't so obnoxious because they have too much fun reguraly
>>1356114Show us where the big bad roadie hurt you, Anon.Did he insult your tiny child-sized weewee? LOL
>>1355939Listen pal the road is for cars, and cars are for driving your MTB to the trailhead. Basically your gay
>>1356160Nope. The road is for cars AND ROAD BIKES, and cars are for driving your road bike to the road race venue. Basically you're fat and weak and probably have a cupholder for your cans of Coors Lite strapped to the handlebars of your full-suspension MTB so you can guzzle it while you spend 2 hours going 10 miles innawoods, for which you'll post on Facebook about your ""'epic MTB ride"""
>>1356308Maybe someday you'll scrape up enough money to move out west and buy a real all-terrain 2-wheeled machine. Maybe I'll see you up at one of the rugged vistas I regularly climb to before shredding back down the singletrack like a bat outta hell, I doubt it hehe. Until then have fun playing dress up to go pedal in a flat circle faster than the other men playing dress up. Nothing personal bitchboi
>>1356386>he can't even conceive of climbing mountains at speed in a group or descending them at 40-50-60mph, he'd shit himself just thinking about itI hear Keystone Light is cheaper than Coors Light better stock up for when you go play in the dirt, manchild. When you decide to grow up we'll be happy to teach you to be a real cyclist. Maybe you can ease into it by doing CX first, it's halfway between.
>>1356439Real cyclists can venture beyond the infrastructure built for cars
>>1356439>not owning both a mtb and a roadie
>>1356547>not carrying your mtb on your back while riding your roadie to the trailsshow me your tiny chicken legs
>>1356561>being so poor you don't own a home at the trailhead in the mountains with a dirt jump line in your back yard
>>1356439> road biking is manlythis shit again?
>>1355858LegendaryHe's got 3 kids if that says anything about the functionality of his glands.
>>1356563Yep. Face it: you're a pussy-ass, pole-smoking, soiboi numale. Probably smoke weed everyday too. How's that gyno working out for you?Be sure to let us all know when you decide to stop being a faggot and ride a real bike.
>>1355590LOL your prostate would probably be fine if you'd stop shoving things up your ass (like BBC for instance). That's an exit not an entrance, boy. Recumbents are for faggots and broken old men.
>>1356160Which would I rather be? Hm, curious.
>>1356585Well okay but that's not what I'm getting at.Greg LeMond should be revered by Americans and, in fact, they should build fucking statues of him, and I'm not kidding.Not only is he the ONLY American winner of the greatest bike race on Earth. Not only did he win it THREE TIMES, making him one of the most successful riders of that race OF ALL TIME. But he did it all while taking a vocal anti-doping stance, which has personally cost him a lot (e.g. losing his LeMond bike deal with Trek after he CORRECTLY accused Cunt Cuntweak of doping).Now, maybe Greg did dope and it's all a big lie - I guess it's possible since so many top cyclists have doped. But I doubt it. There have never been allegations. And like I say, Greg's anti-doping stance has literally cost him dearly. He does appearances at anti-doping events for free, even when it made him a pariah because he was CORRECTLY admonishing the cheat du jour back in the 2000s.Greg is everything that Cunt Cuntweak isn't. Greg is a rider. Greg is a fighter. Greg is an honest fucking guy. Greg is THE GREATEST AMERICAN CYCLIST TO HAVE EVER LIVED, AND ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL RIDERS OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE EVER. And Cunt Cuntweak is nothing but a two-bit fraud.I'm not American, I'm British. But Greg is one of the greatest cyclists and one of the most inspirational cyclists of all time and it's a fucking crime that he doesn't get the recognition that he deserves. Cunt Cuntweak deserves nothing more than to be consigned to the dustbin of history, and preferably he should be locked up in stocks and have rotten tomatoes thrown at him, on at least a weekly basis, for the rest of his life. Or in fact just send him to jail for the millions of dollars worth of fraud that he committed (maybe billions, I'm not sure).
>>1356746I met Greg in the Napa Valley in '87 or so. Very nice guy. We had pulled over to take his pic as he rode by, so he pulled over to talk. Seemed like a very down to earth guy.
>>1356850That's cool. Yeah he seems like that kind of guy. I just think it's a crime he doesn't get more recognition given that he is a) the only American to win the Tour and b) won it three times, putting him among the best road cyclists ever, to be honest.
>>1355641>shemale on femaleeew, at least fap to the real stuff. I bet you self insert as the shemale too.
>>1355873are you implying there are professional athletes that dont "cheat"
>>1357718There are, they just don't win
I think cycling for exercise is a bit of a meme. It's a niche sport and should stay that way. I can't imagine being on a bike for longer than an hour. Tbh my prostate hurts just thinking about it. People primarily use bikes to commute, generally no further than 10km, but typically less than 5km.
>>1357730Please stop posting and lurk more, you're making a fool of yourself
>>1357731not an arguement
>>1357730Stop shoving foreign objects* up your ass and your prostate will be fine.>* """foreign objects""" do not include normal road bike saddles since they don't go up your ass, moron
>>1355861>although lemond did get shot which is pretty patrioticLemond confirmed for apple pie big tits V8 muscle car man.
>>1356541>What is the Paris-Roubaix
>>1356746And there's the fact that he was literally shot at close range accidentally with a shotgun while turkey hunting. The dude almost died and would've if there wasn't a medical chopper nearby, and had to have two surgeries to completely recover and was out a whole year, only to come back the next year in 1989 and win the Tour de France via the final TT stage going around 33 mph. Absolutely astonishing
>>1355665>speed beansLike adderal and extacy or actual beans like the article saying TDF racers use?