Sacred Cow: Pedaling circles is efficient, and you should try to pedal all the way around the pedal stroke.
My take: You don’t pedal circles and you shouldn’t try, bcause it is actually less efficient than just pedaling.
Humans did not evolve to ride bicycles, they evolved to walk and run. When you walk or run, the majority of the power that is applied goes into applying force against the ground. When you pedal a bike, the majority of the force that you apply is on the down stroke, and trying to do anything else is a waste of energy. ( Most of the time!) [Read more…]