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Old 12-31-11, 07:30 PM   #1
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getting back into things

Hey everyone. I kinda started this topic already in this spot of the forum http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...valent/page119. I think my biggest problem is it has been a little while since I have been on the bike. Not being dramatic, but I do get a lot of school work. Sometimes it is all day after school. Then I had football to deal with, that lasted from august to the end of October, and that took all riding time away. I hope that I can regain my bicycling legs. Last year, well last summer of 2011, I could do a 50 mile day on my old crappy mountain bike. Though I will take suggestions please on how to make those bike legs come back a little faster. I am actually a big guy. I am 6' 5" and 250 pounds (I don't know exactly on the wight part). I am running these other additions on my bike http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...lipless-pedals, and http://www.realcyclist.com/shimano-sh-r087g--mens. The bike I am using is the sirrus base model. I usually like to be going fast when I ride, but I am having issues with that to. So what are some suggestions/tips I can use to get my self to where I want to be. I know I wont be a pro racer, but it would be nice to be able to do charity rides, or long rides in general, and finish them without dying at the end. Thanks everyone I am loving the forum, and learning great stuff.
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Old 01-01-12, 02:23 AM   #2
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Ride regularly. Gradually build up your distance.
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Old 01-01-12, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'll hazard a guess that you are a young guy. Ride as frequently as you can, but listen to your body. If you're tired, sore or both consider a day off or just an easy ride; resist the temptation to go hard all the time. Fitness comes very fast to the young.
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ya I am a young guy. Snow just came to my area, so it is going to be a week before it is going to warm up enough to go ride on the road again. Hopefully by Friday I will be able to. That is true, that I need to slowly build back to where I was last summer. Hoping for a great year. I really want to try to get at least 1000 miles by this time next year.
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ya I am a young guy. Snow just came to my area, so it is going to be a week before it is going to warm up enough to go ride on the road again. Hopefully by Friday I will be able to. That is true, that I need to slowly build back to where I was last summer. Hoping for a great year. I really want to try to get at least 1000 miles by this time next year.
Start now (or soon), build up gradually ... and you should be way past 1000 miles by this time next year.
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