The advantage of the bike you have is that you can go almost anywhere. I've often been out on a ride on my road bike and ridden past a side path I'd love to go down, but it's gravel. (I can ride on gravel, but it sucks.)
Ride the heck out of that thing!
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Fitness Minutes: (2,858) Posts: 14 3/10/13 12:24 P
Thanks!! I don't have an event goal just yet, still looking for an event to prepare for, since I'm just starting to ride, I want to try to stay inside my skill range and I get nervous on the road still with the cars...I will change my goal to miles and that might make me push harder!
Since, I started cycling with groups and solo, I've aimed for miles. If planning to participate in an event, one aims upward of so many miles per week, until the week before the event, and you know you can go the distance, which you've done in that week. Most group events cover a certain number of miles, be it 20, 30, 50, to 100 in a days time. That's road riding. It can be the same for mountain biking, if participating in an event. I just like to try to better my time in road riding, as I have a certain goal in mind to achieve for myself. I'm not a fast rider, but I'd like to be a better rider.
I hope this has helped. But if you only have a certain amount of time, work within that framework.
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Fitness Minutes: (2,858) Posts: 14 3/10/13 8:59 A
Ok... for bicycling is it better to set a mileage goal or a minutes goal? I set minutes, and that seems easy to reach since I usually spend no less than an hour per ride...So maybe I should have set a mileage goal?
I can hardly contain my excitement for daylight savings time this weekend--more hours for biking!
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