Myself and a friend had a 75 mile ride around the Yorkshire Dales in England yesterday, great ride with varied roads and amazing scenery. Some serious elevation, killer climbs and fast drops.
Usual commuting in the week through our hilly environment has probably prepared me for this 75 miles.
It is the longest ride I have had since I cycled from Leeds to Paris 4 years ago (520 miles approx in 7 days).
Fueled by a good hearty breakfast, flapjacks, hi5 energy tabs and some essential fruit.
I plan to get out twice a week for dedicated rides (40-60 miles each time).
From yesterdays ride, my entire mid-section feels awesomely tight, as well as the lower body.
What kind of physique could I expect to see after 3-4 months of cycling. Where we live is rather hilly and high, so lots of climbing!
I won't be signed up to a gym this year, cost as well as quality of gyms.. So plan to be cycling a lot!