I'm signed up to do a century, a 100-mile bicycle ride, in a little over four weeks. Given the training that I've been doing, what are the best specific things I can do in the next month to get stronger and faster? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy
on Apr 19, 2012 -
Is there a tool out there which will allow me to plug in the mileage I need for a certain cycling training ride, and will spit out a route that will get me that amount of miles? Maybe using Google maps or something? I'm in Boise,ID, if that matters.
posted by jasondbarr
on Jul 18, 2011 -
What are some good cycling routes in Philadelphia? I'm looking for places to train rather than scenic rides. [more inside]
posted by swbarrett
on May 1, 2010 -
Two years ago I sold the car and started riding my bicycle to work, about 26 km a day. However, over those two years, my average speed has not increased, in fact I think I'm actually a little slower than last year. Help me get to work faster! I'm interested in a simple approach: a basic training program, maybe- I don't want to change bicycles or go single speed.
posted by Siberian Mist
on Jun 4, 2009 -
How should a newly-serious but just beginning road cyclist work on becoming a faster and better sprinter and hill climber? [more inside]
posted by The Michael The
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I want to purchase a bike trainer so I can ride indoors during the winter months. What sorts of things should I look for? [more inside]
posted by 40 Watt
on Jan 25, 2006 -
I'm wanting to do some outdoor bike training this winter, in preparation for going over the Rockies next summer. But, of course, riding in the winter isn't pleasant. The biggest problem I've run into is that my lungs start freezing when I get into a hard climb, while the rest of my body is overheating from the extra layers (essential for big downhills). Any tips on clothing choices that get the best of both worlds, or ways to keep my lungs warm?
posted by kaibutsu
on Dec 19, 2003 -