Pedals, Paddles and Poles
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Btw the Mohave desert and AREA 51
Bikes: Santa Cruz Tallboy, Ridley Noah, Scott Spark 20
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As you continue riding it will be natural that you will have to push harder gears to get the same workout. I used to try and stay in zones 2 and 3 for fat burning benefits. But it was so boring. I have been pushing harder and trying to raise my max heart rate. Technically my max HR is supposed to be 162, I am 58. I can now hit 170 and hold that for @5 minutes. My blood pressure is better, fat it being burned and I have more energy. If you have a couple months in building your base up I would consider using half your rides as Interval and strength building rides.
I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!
I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.