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    Senior Member Alonso22's Avatar
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    Getting Started...

    Hey.. Just got into cycling about 5 months ago.. just recently built up a new road bike.. A steel F.Moser frame and new 07 Campagnolo components... For about 2 weeks now I've been riding everyday to and from school(about 12 miles) then maybe another 10-20 miles just for fun.. I get tired pretty easy when Im riding hard trying to keep up with my buddys..(legs burning also) .. my legs get a little sore after a nice ride..
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    also just wanted to know if anyone here can give me some information on training properly...
    websites or whatever...
    thank you.!

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    Buy the Book: Cyclist's Training Bible by Friel

    Machka just turned me on to this website:
    http://www.cptips.com/

    It looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy
    Buy the Book: Cyclist's Training Bible by Friel

    Machka just turned me on to this website:
    http://www.cptips.com/

    It looks pretty good.
    ...first, nice bike.

    +1 when I first began to ride more seriously, though I will not race for a while yet, I found the "Bible" to be a very informative starting point...check your school library or most any large bookstore with a sports/training section will carry it...

    Until then...keep riding--your commute will become more tollerable and your ride with friends will become less stressful on your body.

    After a hard ride you should consume a "recovery" drink ...carbs+protein in a 4:1 or 3:1 ratio. (do a search, tons of suggestions) this will help with the soreness.

    Have fun!
    gravity: it's not just a good idea, it's the law.

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    Thanks guys.. Ima go look for that book now..

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    Is Eagle Balm ok to rub on muscles and joints after rides ???

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