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My Own Tour De France

Old 08-12-07, 09:17 PM
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My Own Tour De France

This maybe the hardest thing I have ever done. Today I rode 3 and a half hours and I'm riding 3-5 maybe more hours every day for the next 21 days. Yesterday I rode about 2 hours and 2 and a half the day before that. This should be like riding the tour de france for me. I rode many hill repeats today. My legs are hurting now. 4 hours tomorrow. More hill repeats in Onekama because I like climbing. I'm a climber and a pure climber its all I can do. Do you think I can keep up hard long riding for 21 more days?

Day #1 - 3.5 hours
Day #2 - 4.5 hours
Day #3 - 4.25 hours
Day #4 - 4.75 hours
Day #5 - 2.5 hours*
Day #6 - Rest day

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Old 08-12-07, 09:18 PM
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I dun got stupider.
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Dude, wtf?!!?

Two words: active recovery.

If you don't rest and recover, you get weaker not stronger.
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Old 08-12-07, 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted by elgalad View Post
Dude, wtf?!!?

Two words: active recovery.

If you don't rest and recover, you get weaker not stronger.
Weaker now stronger later.
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Originally Posted by Ryanf View Post
Weaker now stronger later.
You obviously haven't been doing your homework... you burn out now, you have to start over again back at square one, you don't get stronger. Over training = back to basics and having to build it all up again.
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It's too bad overtraining can't make him smarter.
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give your brain a rest...quit the forums for a week
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more riding and less time on the forums and take a few days rest here and there.
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Doesn't school start up soon? Do you have 21 days to be able to do this? Middle school gets out around 4:00 pm.
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Originally Posted by grahny View Post
You obviously haven't been doing your homework... you burn out now, you have to start over again back at square one, you don't get stronger. Over training = back to basics and having to build it all up again.
No, Happy go lucky training is not going to get me to the tour de france in 5 years.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by grahny View Post
You obviously haven't been doing your homework... you burn out now, you have to start over again back at square one, you don't get stronger. Over training = back to basics and having to build it all up again.
Actually, he's doing his own TdF. Therefore, I'm guessing that he's at least blood doping, and using a testosterone patch on his berry sack. Recovery won't be an issue.

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he doesn't even know how the TdF works. They don't ride 21 days in a row. They have two rest days. It also doesn't sound like he knows about proper nutrition or recovery drinks. If properly eating/drinking before, during and after rides you shouldn't be having leg issues after only a couple days of riding. At this rate you'll be in a wheelchair.

How can someone be a "pure climber" living in a flat region of the country? lol
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Originally Posted by Ryanf View Post
No, Happy go lucky training is not going to get me to the tour de france in 5 years.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by spdrcr5 View Post
he doesn't even know how the TdF works. They don't ride 21 days in a row. They have two rest days. It also doesn't sound like he knows about proper nutrition or recovery drinks. If properly eating/drinking before, during and after rides you shouldn't be having leg issues after only a couple days of riding. At this rate you'll be in a wheelchair.

How can someone be a "pure climber" living in a flat region of the country? lol
They ride on "rest" days. My legs were just a little tired after mashing for 3 1/2 hours.
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Make sure you sprint at the end of each ride, and then throw up your hands in victory
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Originally Posted by Ryanf View Post
No, Happy go lucky training is not going to get me to the tour de france in 5 years.
EPO might however.
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Old 08-13-07, 09:30 AM
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I voted yes. I wanna see what the guads are really made of.
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Originally Posted by Ryanf View Post
No, Happy go lucky training is not going to get me to the tour de france in 5 years.
The only thing that's going to get you to the TdF in 5 years is a tour group.




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Good luck. You can do it.
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Well, the great thing about these internets, is that you can just tell us you are riding every day. We have no way of checking if you're doing anything you say. Though, we can still check your grammar and spelling.
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Originally Posted by yak View Post
Make sure you sprint at the end of each ride, and then throw up your hands in victory
That would have been a good idea when I was doing hill repeats. I was going down and a cyclist was going up. I slowed down and waited for 2 cars and tried to get to him. He had a big lead but it was steep and I rode out of the saddle most the way up and got to him near the top.
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Originally Posted by spdrcr5 View Post
How can someone be a "pure climber" living in a flat region of the country? lol
Ironic, isn't it?

Go get 'em, Ryan. We're all behind you 110%.
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Originally Posted by Ryanf View Post
They ride on "rest" days. My legs were just a little tired after mashing for 3 1/2 hours.
The way I understand it, what you've done each day is about what they (professional riders in the TdF) ride on rest days so as not to get all tight. Didn't one of the riders die one year in a crash on a rest day ride?

Those races are 5,6,7 hours long - Ryan how are you going to be able to race 7 hours a day for 21 days if your rough days are 4 hours long?








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