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    Bicycling competitively - where to start?

    If I wanted to participate in cycling competitions where would I begin? That is to say as far as training and signing up for a competition? I don't have the first clue. I am in Florida and would like to start with a competition that is easy to sign up for and has a large field a la New York Marathon style.

    I also wanted to know if anyone here has crossed over into other physical activities. I have been debating for a long time getting into kayaking, boxing, windsurfing or surfing. At the moment I am most interested in wind surfing.

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    Local bike clubs are a good starting point.

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    Ask at the local bike shop.
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    Start posting in the Road forum (or Mtn Bike if that's where your interest lies).

    Commuting can be a great way to train for races, especially if your commute involves a variety of terrain and weather conditions (i.e. wind), and especially if you can vary your route a bit now and then to take in different terrain and weather conditions.

    As for other sports, in addition to cycling, I also cross country ski, snowshoe, walk, hike, weightlift, and occasionally take a yoga class.

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