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    training fro 41 beginner to long distance

    Hello

    I'm a 41 years old heavy guy (but with a nice athletic past as a Rugby player, 5.9 ft 200 pounds).
    I decided to start to bike a month ago and Iím biking 3 times a week 12 miles with an average of 14 Miles/hour twice each of the 3 days.
    I would like to know were I can find training information to improve long distance biking.

    Thanks a lot

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    Here's a couple of links:

    http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-...6179207&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.com/Long-Distance-...179325&sr=1-12

    I haven't read them though, but they look like they might be what you're looking for. Welcome to the forum and cycling!

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    try the LD subforum. you're no where near there class yet, but they all started somewhere & because of the unique demands they place on their bodies, the tend to read a lot of training type materials.

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    I'm pretty much in the same situation (ex-rugby player, front row forward, etc.) and I found that joining a local club helped a lot with rides, etc. Bicycling magazine had some videos and work out plans too on the website. http://www.bicycling.com/topic/0,661...43-0-0,00.html

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