I live in an area where most people golf or watch sport. Therefore I rely on this forum for friendly advise.
I am training hard for a big bike trip in April 2006.
Therefore I bought a CycleOps trainer, a Heart Rate Monitor and I got two bikes fitted for aggressive biking.
My age is 63, 74" tall, 190 lb. One of my training bikes is a Trek Hybrid, 30 lb. 700 x 25 tires.
I trained Today on a flat Prairie path 22 miles in 1 hour. (that includes 16 slow downs for stop signs) I found this hard to do but not unreasonable.
Next I trained on the trainer. I really had to work hard to do 16.5 MPH for one hour at 100 RPM. Of course I was very hot and sweating.
My Heart Rate went from 50 at rest to 140. It took 30 minutes rest to come down again to 60.
Any friendly advise is welcome. I am not prepared to see a Doctor yet.