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    MTB to Roadie

    After several years off my MTB, I have decided to give the road bike a try. I am purchasing a Fuji Newest 1.0 from the LBS, and am signed up for a sprint tri in June (relay for this first timer).

    I am indoors on the trainer for the winter here in Virginia (currently 12 degress). Any opinions on training, or otherwise, are appreciated. I've been trying to alternate betwen some longer rides, and some intervals for the last few weeks. As soon as it warms up, I'll be trying to add in some hill work, as they are plentiful here in Staunton, VA.

    Thanks.
    In Hoc Signo Vinces

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    Welcome to BF.

    Quote Originally Posted by crafts1026 View Post
    Any opinions on training, or otherwise, are appreciated.
    Ask the folks in the Road forum and the Triathlon forum.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

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    Hey! And welcome! Go hit skyline drive once or twice a week. It will build those climbing legs for sure.

    I used to ride out of Madison Va, out Wolftown road up to skyline for some miles then back. One heckuva workout friend.
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    Welcome to the forum. I switched form mtb to road and hardly ever go back. Enjoy.

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    Thanks everyone for the welcome. Looking forward to learning more, and getting faster.

    JC
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    I've been through Staunton, and found it to be quite lovely. You are absolutely right about the hills!

    Welcome to BikeForums, and don't hesitate to send me a PM if you have any questions.

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