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What to do after six months off the bike?(7 posts)

What to do after six months off the bike?RoyGBiv
Apr 11, 2003 10:09 AM
Winter came early, came often and overstayed its welcome by weeks here in the Great Lakes region.
I haven't been on the bike since last November: Admittedly, not entirely because of bitterly cold days and snow-clogged streets - there's been a home reno job, too.
I was hoping I would have been cycling by now; even had the tires inflated and was ready to go last week. Alas, a foot of snow fell - in April! - and that plan was put off.
Do you have any tips for brushing off the cobwebs from such a long, unplanned sabbatical? I really do hope to be back on the bike next week after the latest road salt has been washed away. But I'm concerned about overdoing it.

Thanks and happy trails this summer.
Brian C.
re: LSD long steady baby nmcyclopathic
Apr 11, 2003 10:13 AM
put training wheels onmohair_chair
Apr 11, 2003 10:15 AM
After six months off, you are basically starting from scratch. The important thing is to build up slowly to avoid overuse injuries.
LSD and ramp up miles slowly (nm)godot
Apr 11, 2003 10:19 AM
Make a plan and stick to itmwood
Apr 11, 2003 10:37 AM
you're not going to get it back in a weekend or week. Listen to your body and back it off before there is real discomfort, initially.
Get back on. (nm)Ken of Fresno
Apr 11, 2003 11:29 AM
Get on your bike and ride to CA and look for a new place! nmfliparagon
Apr 11, 2003 3:24 PM