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    Where do I go? Who can I ride with? Questions abound! (DC Metro Area)

    Hey guys, I'm still new-ish. I live in Alexandria, just off of Van Dorn near the 495 entrance/exit.
    I've mostly gotten my bike set up. I haven't been able to get it perfectly fitted to me yet, so I'll be adjusting it tomorrow.
    Despite all of that I'm looking at getting fit enough for racing.

    What I need is people to ride with. Obviously you know that I'll be slow for a while 'till I get my legs back.
    I need to know what others do for training, nutrition, and where to ride for various training days, like long days, 120 miles. Mountains/Hills. Sprints and Group rides.
    It's been 20 years, do people still do Interval training?

    What do you do in the Winter/Cold/Rain?

    What resources do you use from the internet?

    What foods or supplements do people use these days? 20 years ago we had Cytomax (which can still be found at bike shops) which was awesome!
    What about these gel packs I've seen? Are they any good?

    Can anyone help me with fitting my bike without it costing me $60-$250? Those prices seem outrageous when I had it done 23 years ago they didn't charge you to fit the bike to you.

    Is there a team or club I can join?

    I know these are some big questions, thanks in advance for your help!
    Hope to meet and see people often!

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    Senior Member JimF22003's Avatar
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    Lots of great communities to check in with. Have fun exploring the area!

    Washington Area Bike Forum
    Potomac Pedalers

    Start with the trails (the W&OD, Custis, 4-Mile Run, Mount Vernon, Capital Crescent, C&O Canal, and others on the east side I'm not as familiar with).
    2009 Cervelo R3SL TdF Edition, Ultegra Di2
    2011 Cervelo R5, DA Di2

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    Thank you, sir.

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