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Velojunkie
05-08-2006, 03:14 PM
How Cyclists Train


While most people will tell you that a slow build up over a period of several months is safer and easier on the system, the "Ordeal By Fire", which basically consists of getting in shape quickly by undergoing repeated pastings at the hands of riders in better condition than you, can be recommended for the resilient and for those short on time. This method is practiced by experienced cyclists, who will leech off the training of riders in better early season shape in order to bring themselves up to the same form that took the other riders much longer to achieve.