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Old 07-24-05, 07:32 PM   #1
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Mountain bike as Road Bike

Because I am on vacation all I can do in the next 6 weeks in terms of cycling is to train with a somewhat old moutain bike. The good news is that there are some pretty good rolling hills in my area. Can anyone please help me to come up with a training plan or suggestions on how to train. Thanks a lot.
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Old 07-24-05, 09:32 PM   #2
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I think the key question is ... what are you training for? What do you want to accomplish - build strength, speed, stamina, all three?
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Old 07-25-05, 07:58 AM   #3
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Just get out and ride. I ride my MTB on my commute to work on days when rain is in the forecast. Other than the fact that it is a little slower (due mostly to rolling resistance), I see no difference in the workout. I'd say do your workout based on time, rather than distance. If you would normally go out and ride a 30 miler on your road bike in 2 hours, then go out for 2 hours on the MTB. It might only be 20 miles or so, but it's the time that really counts, IMHO.

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Old 07-27-05, 07:07 PM   #4
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As far as the actual training just do whatever gets the heart pumpin but what I recommend is 26x1 inch slick tires. They turned my specialized hardtail into a rocket on pavement.
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Old 07-28-05, 02:09 PM   #5
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I was wondering the same thing.(Time vs. Miles) I think that although there are some technique/position differences between the bikes, pushing pedals is pushing pedals. I'm using my MTB to get to a more road bike friendly weight.(21 lbs in 3 weeks with a lot more to go) And since I am just now getting back into riding after 5-6 years off. I've been using training tips from road cycling books (plus it was all I could find at the local library)
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