Who wins in a bare knuckle, topless street fight?
Has anyone put this to the test?
Cyclist generally carry more weight than runners so when these two do attempt to throw down the cyclist probably has the edge.
Some things to consider wrote:
Recreational cyclists don't typically fit that image of the olympic track cyclist with massive quads, so I don't think we have to worry about that. Also, a decent road bike isn't exactly cheap. It's not typically a priority for someone to spend several hundred dollars or even over a thousand dollars on a bike. The people spending big money on a bike probably have decent jobs, and they probably grew up in a family that is on top of its stuff. These people have probably gotten to very few fist fights growing up and wouldn't know the first thing about physically taking someone down. Many runners would also be in that same boat, but I'd think that more runners have come from backgrounds where they know how to handle themselves in a fight than cyclists.
No upper body strength compared to a cyclist. Cyclist for the TKO
Runners have more adrenaline. Best cut them down quick, otherwise watch out.
Plenty of muscular people don't know the first thing about fighting. I know of a female who is a state marshal, retired MP, less than 145 lbs. She is really in to marshal arts, and can beat the crap out of 200 lb guys.