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Old 10-07-09, 12:27 PM   #1
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Hello

Thought I'd say hello,

I've just recently got back into cycling after a long period of uncontrolled epilepsy and want to pursue racing next season. I know I am most likely going to perform horribly in my first year due to lack of experience and possibly not getting my fitness good enough over the winter but it will be good experience and will help me to see what the standard is.

Over the winter I'm looking to get my fitness up doing rides for endurance and interval training on a pair of steep hills near where I ride.

I'm riding a CAAD9 105 at the moment and it is a lovely bike apart from the Fizik saddle which is going...

Thought I would join up and see if I could learn anything from more experienced people before I dive in at the deep end.

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Old 10-07-09, 12:34 PM   #2
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get a powertap - one preferably with a dial.
don't do drugs.
train every day for at least 3hrs a day.
and htfu.

other than that, good luck.

Actually start reading and learn and live and love and ...
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Old 10-07-09, 12:44 PM   #3
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five easy steps

1. train
2. train
3. train
4. when you think you are ready, train some more
5. race
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Old 10-07-09, 12:48 PM   #4
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And rest when you're unable to do the training you need to.
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Old 10-07-09, 01:02 PM   #5
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New to Racing? Here's a tip or two
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Old 10-07-09, 01:25 PM   #6
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Does your doctor think that bike racing is a good idea?

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Old 10-07-09, 01:41 PM   #7
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Welcome and "hello." We mill mostly make fun of you around here, but that is only because of our collective insecurity...actully, you can find good advice if you ask the right questions. Best of luck and let us know how things are going with both training and racing.
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Old 10-07-09, 03:14 PM   #8
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five easy steps

1. train
2. train
3. train
4. when you think you are ready, train some more
5. race
And Don't go to Europe.
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Old 10-08-09, 11:47 AM   #9
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Congrats for getting back on the bike. Hope you enjoy!!!
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