Don't Believe the Hype
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: chicagoland area
Bikes: 1999 Steelman SR525, 2002 Lightspeed Ultimate, 1988 Trek 830, 2008 Scott Addict
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DWOLA BikeForums Challenge
DWOLA = different way of looking at
milage goals are great, but i contend that the challenge should be worded in hours in the saddle, not miles.
if someone has 2 hrs in the morning to workout, and one rides along at 15 mph (terrain, traffic, fitness) and another is a racer, who goes all out at 20+ mph....then over time, the racer's miles are given greater weight.
lance always said that he trains and wins races in a prescribed time (given a set distance)
my goals for year should be 200 hrs of saddle time. that means that i am not a slave to the miles and my ride around the block with my 5 yr old can be given just as much importance as my all out efforts.
***note: fubar's thread doesn't bother me and i wish i had time to begin to reach these goals. i am rooting for each one trying to make it. just weighed in with another way of looking at it***