Crank Crushing Redneck
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: A van down by the river.
Bikes: Bikes are environmentally damaging
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Getting away from cycling
Well I decided this winter to get back on a weight lifting program.
I've been out of the serious lifting scene for a long time exept for some moderate phases of lifting during off season.
I'm falling back in love with the power. I'll see how winter goes and when spring arrives I'll have to make the decision but right now I'm thinking my lifting may remain my priority.
The good news is that I came to cycling from a power lifting background while in the Army. Back then my power to weight ratio was high so I was quite fast on my bike after just a few months of developing my cycling technique.
I once squatted with 550 pounds. My goal is to get back to 500 then we will see if I can transfer most of that power to the pedals. I'm currently at about a 410 max. It feels good to move heavy iron again.