ahaHah welll done.. KLIMMERS!
It's the last 5 miles of a race, and you're off the front with another rider. The peloton is a ways behind, but closing. The rider urges you to work with him to stay away. You have no idea which of you is the stronger sprinter. What move do you make? Cooperate fully? Stay on his wheel, hope the peloton doesn't catch you, and try to beat him in the sprint? But what if he tries to stay on your wheel?
This is a a case of Prisoner Dilemma
Two suspected accomplices are arrested by the police and held in separate sections of the jail. The police don't have enough evidence to convict either suspect, so they approach each with a proposition: (1) If one testifies against the other and the other stays quiet, the betrayer goes free,and the other gets a 10-years lockup .
(2) If both stay quiet, they both get 6 months in the
(3) If each testifies against the other, they'll both get 5-year sentences. Each must
choose without knowing what the other will do, and each knows that the other is being offered an identical deal.
If we define the “dominant” strategy in this situation as the one which maximizes your personal gain no matter what your accomplice does, then clearly the dominant strategy is… betrayal. If you knew the other prisoner would stay silent, you go free by betraying. If you knew the other prisoner would betray you, you'd get a lighter sentence by betraying him, too. So logically, rationally, you’d choose betrayal, right? But you don't know what your accomplice will do. And thus, the dilemma.
Because if he uses the same reasoning, you're both hosed: you'll both betray, and you'll both end up spending 5 years in Sungai Buloh prison. Which we might call Mutually Assured Destruction, or being caught by the peloton, as the case may be. If only both of you had been irrational – or should I say, trusting? – and cooperated with each other. You’d be out in 6 months. Or on the podium.
More Need that Greed?
Every cycling situation is a iterated Prisoner's Dilemma
It’s about enlightened selfinterest, interdependence, being of service, and teamwork. You’re still going after what you need the most, and you’re being supported in doing that. And, you’re doing the same for others. To ride
that way, it’s important to have, find, and build your cycling integrity; it’s important to balance selfinterest and cooperation or a Tit for Tat move.
I AM IN DISTRAUGHT.
i like animals, i really do.
but to see a cat being hit by a car , injured and trying frantically to get up with the seeing a car on coming its way...
I pray that cat has painless ending.
I AM IN DISTRAUGHT.
i need it , i want it
Leave your old self...
I'll race Lance Armstrong and his bike...
I dont believe..
For the Love of it.
Pitbull Ghetto Run.
Its coming to an new chapter in cycling again with the "biopace" era becoming mainstream again.
With all the pro reaping it with the factual benefits http://www.noncircularchainring.be/
The theory is that during the power stroke, when the cranks are more or less horizontal, you are using the power of your legs to accelerate your feet, which get going quite fast in the lower gear provided for that part of the stroke. The momentum of your feet then carries the pedals through the "dead spot" when the cranks are near vertical. Since the rider doesn't push as hard during the power phase of the stroke, and motion is slower when the leg is changing direction, the non circular design is gentler on the knees than even round chainwheels.
Biopace vs Rotor: Note the time duration which biopace is longer range in the dead spot. Rotor is basically a refined biopace.
Non circular design chainwheels are particularly suitable for cyclists and time trialists with cadences of about 90 rpm and slower , or any application that involves a steady, fairly constant cadence. They allow healthy, efficient pedaling at slower cadences than is possible with round chainwheels. They are especially suitable for triathletes and mountain bikers. The triathlete benefits because the motion is a little bit closer to that of running, making the transition easier.
Ive used it. Ive raced it and Ive loved it.where can i find it.?
http://www.dothetest.co.uk/ pretty darn cool
There is a time for training, and there is a time for riding. And they both have their place in the training cycle.
Training is a very structured event. You go out on your bike and do a very specific type of riding. It's going to involve some intervals, some cadence, some very specific things that elicit a very specific adaptation.
It's very difficult to do those types of rides in a group, because you're at the mercy of the pack. Most of the time, real training is best done by yourself, or in small groups, especially if you have teammates who are doing the erxact same type of training.
That's an important difference. Many times, when you're just going out for a ride, you're not training. The typical amateur cylists says, "Oh, I'm going out for a training ride this weekend."
If you had a specific plan to use that event, like a group ride, for a specific training purpose, then you can call that a training ride. If you're just going out to ride in a group, and you're going to practice like it's a race, then there is some value there because you're practicing your racing and your racing rhythm. But there may not be as clear a benefit as from a real training sesson.
If you're just going our and riding with friends, that's a recreational ride. Obviously if you're a beginner, you're going to get improvements and adaptations from every time that you go out on the bike.
You can benefit from that, but just going out for rides with friends usually doesn't elicit a very good training response. Because if there's no plan, you can go too easy, you can go too hard or too long...you're kind of at the mercy of the recreation of it.
Often there's no pre-plan around this type of ride, and there's no real purpose to it. There's nothing wrong with riding like this, but it's important to distingjuish the three basic categories:
1. Pure training.
2. Using a group ride as a training ride, with a specific purpose.
3. Just riding your bicycle for recreation.
In a monthly structure, you can use all of those to your advantage. Unstructured rides can be for recovery, and can also be mentally good for you, but the whole point is for people to understand that there are distinctions, and those distinctions are important. Then they can understand and apply each one of those when it's most appropriate.
A Lil bit itchy.i just need some really fresh air and wide open space.
I'd like to propose a ride on the 20th of March.
Destination KKB. Frasers Hill.
Meet time. 8am
Come, on who's in? or you ve got a better idea?
email me. Bernardtan.email@example.com
1. Good manners are the first requisite of the rider.
2. Show your education by the control of your tongue and by your bearing. A rider doesn't have to be a dandy, but he could be properly dressed.
3. A rider must honor the engagements for which he has signed.
4. Courtesy is the sign of a rider conscious of his responsibilities.
5. Politeness is the foundation of all education.
6. The journalist is the representative of public opinion. The rider is responsible in contact with the Press for his own standing, and he should help it to do its job without ever seeking flattery.
7. Loyalty distinguishes a great rider, in competition and outside it.
8. A rider must control his nerves in all circumstances and must accept good and bad luck with equal serenity.
TO be honest i'd rather be out the riding or doing something more productive...like churning lactate acids than to write this. last 4 months has been hell/heaven for me work,partying,eating..hectic.( lousy bosss has given me hell too. ) Sqeeezing me till i am bone dry.
Thus for fitness starting from Ground Zero again, i'd be making some adjustment back. I felt last 6 months the cycling community has plenty of trash talking going around pre and post race. Not see the "spirit" there,thus i'd be decided to go solitude being anti-competitive . It was never "one upping, 100 grams down or 10 km more"
Although I like to compete with everyone on the scene there is always a couple of riders who I like to focus my attention on. This usually begins in the early season with me saying to em notice on plans to destroy them at the coming event. This sort of trash talk never goes unanswered and it isn't long before the game of cat and mouse begins.
There are several different approaches to this game. Some like to keep their schedule close to their chests and simply let their riding do the talking. Others prefer to try to psyche out there competition, this includes commentary on training tactics, talking up big rides, weight loss and anything else you can think of that might get under your victim's skin.
but NAhh...why should i even bother..