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Old August 8th 05, 09:52 AM
Dope Control
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Hi,

I got back on the bike this year after a 12-year lay-off. Without much
of a mileage base or structured preparation of any kind, I've performed
OK in competition. I've decide to quit racing for the remainder of the
season and start thinking about next year.

Popular wisdom suggests that I should begin building my base in
November (for a May-September season).

How would readers suggest I use my time between now and then?

Dope Control

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Old August 8th 05, 10:20 AM
Ewoud Dronkert
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On 8 Aug 2005 01:52:13 -0700, Dope Control wrote:
How would readers suggest I use my time between now and then?

Dope Control


I see you answered your own question there.

But seriously; ride for fun, but at least 3x/week and at least for 2h
continuously 1x/week. For example: Sunday a long ride, Wednesday and
Friday for 1.5h. Nothing too strenuous, preferably ride with one or two
friends (not more or it will inevitably become a training race) who you
know to be a bit slower. I always like to call up one of a few local woman
riders (slash racers) for my recovery rides.

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Old August 8th 05, 10:34 AM
Dope Control
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Thanks Ewoud - do you have the numbers of any slash racers in my area I
could call?

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Old August 8th 05, 11:47 AM
John Forrest Tomlinson
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On 8 Aug 2005 01:52:13 -0700, "Dope Control"
wrote:

Hi,

I got back on the bike this year after a 12-year lay-off. Without much
of a mileage base or structured preparation of any kind, I've performed
OK in competition. I've decide to quit racing for the remainder of the
season and start thinking about next year.

Popular wisdom suggests that I should begin building my base in
November (for a May-September season).

How would readers suggest I use my time between now and then?


Just ride.

JT

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Old August 8th 05, 12:25 PM
Stu Fleming
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Dope Control wrote:
Thanks Ewoud - do you have the numbers of any slash racers in my area I
could call?


Are you taking the ****?

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Old August 8th 05, 12:36 PM
Donald Munro
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Ewoud Dronkert wrote:
I always like to call up one of a few local woman riders (slash racers)
for my recovery rides.


Dope Control wrote:
Thanks Ewoud - do you have the numbers of any slash racers in my area I
could call?


For pimping services consult the Ed Raket personality instead.

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Old August 8th 05, 02:13 PM
gym.gravity
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Dope Control wrote:

How would readers suggest I use my time between now and then?


Squats and deadlifts. Get as much cowbell as you can tolerate.

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Old August 8th 05, 04:04 PM
RonSonic
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On Mon, 08 Aug 2005 06:47:35 -0400, John Forrest Tomlinson
wrote:

On 8 Aug 2005 01:52:13 -0700, "Dope Control"
wrote:

Hi,

I got back on the bike this year after a 12-year lay-off. Without much
of a mileage base or structured preparation of any kind, I've performed
OK in competition. I've decide to quit racing for the remainder of the
season and start thinking about next year.

Popular wisdom suggests that I should begin building my base in
November (for a May-September season).

How would readers suggest I use my time between now and then?


Just ride.

JT


This is amusing to me since I'm in almost exactly the same situation as the
original poster, except maybe even older and slower.

I pretty much came to the same conclusion and just ride a few times a week for
fun. Mostly on a mountain bike out in the woods to get out from under the
Florida sun this time of year.

Ron

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Old August 8th 05, 05:23 PM
Frank Drackman
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Hi,

I got back on the bike this year after a 12-year lay-off. Without much
of a mileage base or structured preparation of any kind, I've performed
OK in competition. I've decide to quit racing for the remainder of the
season and start thinking about next year.

Popular wisdom suggests that I should begin building my base in
November (for a May-September season).

How would readers suggest I use my time between now and then?

Dope Control



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Old August 8th 05, 07:21 PM
Jason Spaceman
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On 8 Aug 2005 02:34:35 -0700, "Dope Control"
wrote:

Thanks Ewoud - do you have the numbers of any slash racers in my area I
could call?


Not sure if Slash races. All those years of drug taking, drinking,
and smoking while in Guns & Roses has probably destroyed any athletic
ability. Not to mention that big hat he wears.







J. Spaceman

 




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