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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-20-08, 05:46 PM   #1
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Training

Hey, getting into a fixed gear bike to commute during the summer, school, ect. I wonder how most of you guys train. Ive been on the stationary bike doing 10 miles a day just starting off. I want to get to the point where a 15 mile commute would be very easy. Tips?
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Old 12-20-08, 05:48 PM   #2
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Start riding the route?
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Sure. Ride your bike twice a day, 15 miles each way. That should get you in shape. Just hop on and go. Might be rough at first, but riding a bike is easy enough.
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Old 12-20-08, 05:55 PM   #4
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yeah, this is my first time actually commuting, ive always been grown up to coasting haha.
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Old 12-20-08, 06:03 PM   #5
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Just ride. 15 miles each way isn't so bad that you'll have any trouble, and gradually as you get in better shape you'll be much faster
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Old 12-20-08, 06:25 PM   #6
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"It never gets easier, you just get faster" - Greg Lemond
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"It never gets easier, you just get faster" - Greg Lemond
Damn I wish it weren't so...
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Just ride, it'll come. Don't bite off too much at first; just like with weight lifting, it's better to spread a load out over a few days than to kill yourself one day and be too sore to go again. You get stronger by recovering from training, not just from the training itself.

That being said, you'll pretty quickly be able to do whatever it is you need to do, just watch out for saddle comfort and make sure you can handle any big hills (up and down). Enjoy.
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