If I can get outside on my bicycle from March to November, that is pretty much the season.
Can you ride too much? Yes, you can if you don't pay attention to your body. You need to spend as much time off the bike stretching and doing strength work. The more you ride the more you need to work on stretching, lumbar, core, and a little upper body tone.
After about 45 years of doing a good amount of mile, 2500 to 13,000 you start to get the big picture. Some people ride to eat! In the 70's I knew people that would ride 100 miles twice a week so they could eat. Each off season they gained 50 lbs.
Stretching, cycling position can strengthen certain muscles and neglect others, do your core and lumbar work, as well as, stretching.
For me winter is regroup. Stretch, strength, aerobics (wave, elliptical, other, some spinning but very carefully) and as I get closer to March I change my routine. More reps less weight and no rest in between. I also get out the rollers and Computrainer, backing off on spinning.
| current weight: 192.0