- Jan 15, 2011
It has now been 3 1/2 years since your cry for help. There were several pieces of good advice - it you CAN'T ride a mile something could be wrong and a doctor's advice would be appropriate. Otherwise yo start with very easy rides and work yourself up. Even the cyclist in the worst condition with a couple of years of training like that can do a century - 100 miles. I am 75 now and have been riding for maybe 40 years and the end of last year entered an event on rolling hills that had about 2,200 people in it and when I crossed the line I was 182nd. Now I am DEFINITELY not fast. But while the other riders would fly by me on the route they would spend a lot of time in the rest stations while I would rest for 5 minutes and carry on. The route wasn't hard but the rest of the riders made it that way by riding so hard. I rode moderately with a fastest speed on the flats of perhaps 17 mph. That is fast for a rooky but not someone that has ridden a lot.Hello Weathby thank you for the detailed response.
I also appreciate the brutal honesty, I will try to drop the interval training for now and push for straight endurance. I'll be studying Z2 as well and I can hopefully start it tomorrow. Thanks again. All the advice I can get is deeply appreciated
In any case, why don't you give us a report of what happened to you after all of that time?