Cycling Notes

Basic terminologies as applied to cycling:

  1. Strength: the amount of downward force or energy that  is applied to the pedals
  2. Torque: the ability to rotate the pedal/crank (strength is the limiter of torque)
  3. Power: the application of strength over time
  4. Speed: the register of power over distance

Power is delivered to the bike as follows:

  1.  Pushing forward through the top-center of the pedal stroke
  2.  Pressing down on the pedal on the down stroke
  3.  Pulling back through the bottom-center of the pedal stroke
  4.  Unweighting the pedal on the upstroke

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