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    just getting started

    hi all! i am a longtime distance runner and have had a few injuries as of late and am hoping to get "into" cycling. I just bought a Specialized Allez Sport and went for my first ride (loved the rhythm)! I have flirted with road bikes before, but have always been to greedy with my running time. Any ideas as to the best way to get into the sport? I am hoping to find suggestions as to how long to ride, at what pace, what cad, how often. I dont intend on becoming a racer, but would like to find a group of people who enjoy pushing themselves. After hurting myself running I want to make sure I start out right cycling. Any/all input is welcomed. Thx.

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    Welcome to BikeForums and cycling. If you're not addicted yet you will be.

    Best way to get into cycling? Just ride.
    How long? Start out on short rides that you're comfortable with and increase your time/miles when you feel you're ready.
    Pace? Whatever you're comfortable with, maybe 12-15 mph. Increase speed when you feel ready.
    Cadence? 75-95.
    How often? Whenever you can.

    Now get out there and have fun.
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    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast after the car-bike accident. R.I.P.
    * * 2014 or 2015 CAAD 10 3 coming soon. Decision time. * *

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    thx everyone for the input

    as for the stuff for the joints, is it one product or 3 separate?

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    thx everyone for the input

    as for the stuff for the joints, is it one product or 3 separate?

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    Life is good RonH's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMB
    thx everyone for the input

    as for the stuff for the joints, is it one product or 3 separate?
    I take the glucosamine and chondroiton, all in one pill. You can get it at most drug stores, supermarkets, health food stores, etc.
    The MSM upsets my stomach.
    You can get G&C with or without MSM.
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    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast after the car-bike accident. R.I.P.
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    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    Hi and welcome DMB.

    As a long time and long distance runner in the past, I can sympathise with your aches and pains.

    I had to give up my running when damage to my left Knee (all that pounding from the road surface) made it to difficult to continue.

    I switched to regular cycling as an alternitive hoping my Knee problem would hold up O/K once the constant stresses to my joints from the road surface was eliminated.
    Am glad to report all is holding up well (touch wood),

    Just take it steady when you first begin cycling, stay on as flat a road surface as you can find until you build up some power for cranking, avoid to many big or steep hills while you monitor the injury`s sustained from running and most of all ,enjoy the experiance.

    Good luck....

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