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Old 04-25-07, 09:58 PM   #1
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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..
any advice, feelings, thoughts, feedback, questions...
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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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Old 04-25-07, 10:27 PM   #2
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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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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!
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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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