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General FitnessAC55
Jun 2, 2002 12:27 PM
I was wondering how much road riding would help fitness wize and in general for mountain biking ?
Depends on your goals...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 2, 2002 3:05 PM
I can't really say. I'm a fitness instructor/coach so if you'd like to, I'd be completely willing to do a free consultation to get you into a training program. I'm looking to gain experience so it would be completely free and if you decide its worth anything all I ask is a donation through my website!

Cheers,
Nick Corcoran
PodiumBound.ca/Canadian National Team Cyclist/Establishing himself as a coach parttime to support himself
Email is nick@podiumbound.ca if your interested (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 2, 2002 3:06 PM
Email is nick@podiumbound.ca if your interested (nm)AC55
Jun 2, 2002 3:15 PM
Thanks for the reply but I live in the San Francisco bay area Canada is a little out of the way for me
uh, it could be done by email, i think. (nm)namir in SoCal
Jun 2, 2002 4:08 PM
All training done through emailPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jun 2, 2002 6:09 PM
All my correspondence is done through correspondence. I already have a number of people on this board taken under my wing so I wouldn't mind adding anyone else.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Have FUN with it!filtersweep
Jun 3, 2002 1:35 PM
Ask anybody if they prefer rollers (or a stationary bike) to the great outdoors, wind in your helmet, etc... biking is like cardio without feeling like you are working out (relative to indoor training). The scenery constantly changes, time passes by more quickly.

Don't turn it into some huge training mission if you are looking for general fitness- it takes all the fun out of it! Road riding helps fitness enormously- it is certainly easier to stay in the saddle for longer rides than on a MTN bike (more comfortable, less body fatigue).