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    Strength transfer from other sports

    I am on the crew team and train hard 5 days a week. I also used to race in mountain bike races and do relatively well. I have been looking into trying to race road bikes but am unable to gauge my physical peformance on a road bike. I am wondering whether crew training and previous extensive mountain biking experiance will translate into good road biking performance. Thank you.

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    Hi,
    You might want to start with some fast group rides. As well as seeing how you stack up, you can start learning about riding in a pack, and if that appeals to you. You have an unusual situation in that your aerobic capacity is highly trained, but your legs are not. I'd say you need a coach.

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