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LSD follow-up(5 posts)

LSD follow-upmainframe
Apr 8, 2003 9:42 AM
When doing an LSD ride, and assuming lower speed average, would one keep his normal cadence (using a larger cog) or push a larger than usual cog at a slower cadence or does it matter? Secondly, some have mentioned that an LSD ride might be four or five hours. If so, is that without dismounting or would one stop for an occasional pause?
I thought this post was about something elseJack9
Apr 8, 2003 10:39 AM
I thought this post was about something else ;)
1)Spin. 2) Maximum event time in hours. nmSpunout
Apr 8, 2003 10:44 AM
re:No need for speed.dzrider
Apr 8, 2003 11:10 AM
I find that nothing is normal on LSD rides. My cadence dances to a different drummer and concern for cogs and chainrings is washed away by inexplicable surges of energy.

Allow way more than 4 or 5 hours but don't carry a watch or use a computer. The goal of the ride is to maximize the joy of the experience not to quantify the effort to prove that it fits some other purpose. Time and distance are much too objective for an experience that is primarily subjective in nature.

Climb no hills that don't offer a good view and if the view is really good, enjoy it until it's time for a new perspective. Stopping by a river or ocean to watch the water is really cool especially if you're riding with an uninhibited lover.

Don't wear bib shorts - they make navel gazing kind of awkward.
Follow your instinctsmass_biker
Apr 8, 2003 6:58 PM
LSD for me is 3-5 hours (depending on when in the year it is). Since mine are usually done on the fixed gear, cadence is higher than normal (unless I am going up hill). I stop for "nature breaks". Pace is as fast as one can go while still having a conversation. What makes the ride go by that much more efficiently is surrounding yourself with 5-7 friends. Ride a 2x2 paceline with each pair pulling for 5 minute stretches. While sitting in you get the draft and just boogie along. While on the front you do a bit of work but not so much that you are getting blown.

Easily one of the best things about winter training....

MB