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Old 11-29-04, 04:07 PM
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New at cycling, new at indoor training

Hey there. I'm a new cyclist, but cannot even get better at it, because its already too clld for me to cycle in New York. So I got an indoor trainer, and unfortunataly it came with a very difficult DVD (a spinervals one that is at a 9.5 degree difficulty level). Can someone suggest a good 45 minute workout and also help me with what chain positions i should be in during each interval.


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I'm new as well to indoor training. I'd suggest you continue watching the videos and just ease up on the gears. Make it hurt a bit but back off. Back off less each time you workout and before long you will be doing the whole video and at higher gearing.
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The Spinervals "Clydesdales" is a much easier video and fairly enjoyable, as much as indoor cycling can be.

Lots of people cycle year round, even in NY. You might check out the "Winter Cycling" forum, and www.icebike.com.
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Rent a DVD at Blockbusters or watch a movie on TV.
Or invest in some winter cycling clothes and tough it out riding on the road. Layers are the key to staying warm.
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this book is pretty cool.. https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

However... right now you should prob be doing base training.
What I would do is this. Call Bicycling magazine on the phone. Ask to buy a reprint of "The best Training Plan... period" Feb 1994, page 69. This is the best thing I have ever personally done. I improved phenomenally. One word about it... it is terribly boring.
You will want to watch TV, or listen to music, or even read while doing it. But this will give you a set of legs for cycling like nobody's business.
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