I have got my brothers old bike (a 1996 gemini mountain bike, which I fitted with thin knobless tires), this afternoon I rode 7 k's (sorry about the nomenclature I know most of you work with miles, but I live in Sydney, Australia).
Anyway, I was thinking of ways to get into training and being able to perform the ride easily. The ride took me 26 minutes with an average speed of 16K's. It is a pretty flat ride but theres a killer hill at the end (short but real steep).
I'm thinking that the water in my bottle won't do and am thinking of ways to make my own... The electrolytes in the sports drinks?? are they just normal table salt?? This might be a stupid question but is it?? Could I add a bit of apple juice (for flavour) to some water and add some salt and there I go ??????
I am going to be getting a Trek FX 7.0 (or 7.3) for my 21st off my partner so i will be moving up from this old bike that makes bad noises (I think its the chain, it clicks rapidly when I pedal??)
So how would a training regime look to get into riding? like frequency and intensity??? I pushed myself the whole way with only 2 sets of stop lights to have breaks at.