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Old 10-31-05, 02:10 PM
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timmhaan
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if you don't race then you don't really need to worry about peaking. a serious rec rider like yourself can keep a relatively high degree of conditioning year round.

because a competitive cyclist, for example, needs to reach a much higher degree of fitness while racing, it's very difficult to maintain that for months on end. plus if there aren't any races (i.e. off season) it's a lot of wasted effort to train like mad over the winter. that's why the focus changes to longer less intense rides. but they still ride.
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