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Training in and out of seasonRookie in Denver
Sep 26, 2001 4:08 PM
I am just starting my journey into Cycling and I am very excited. I have set goals of some MS-150's in July 02 and other shorter day tour/races here in Colorado next Summer. i am 28 6'3 and 210 so I am reasonably fit but am hoping to drop 20 pounds over the next year.

I am looking for inforamtion relating to beginner to intermediate training programs for both in and out of season. I spent a lot of time making my decision to find the right bike for my budget (Cervelo Prodigy) and now I would like to get as much feedback from you all as to what I should review to get started.

Also any good HRM that you all reccomend?

Thanks and look forward to logging many miles on Colorado roads!!!!!!!!!!
Many options...Cima Coppi
Sep 27, 2001 7:50 AM
Since Colorado's winter weather is so unpredictable, get involoved in other activities when the snow is on the ground. CX skiing and snowshoeing are great in any of the parks in the Denver Metro area. When the weather is good, get on the bike, but use heavy duty tires, as the copious amounts of sand used during snow storms makes riding a treat.

I ride my rollers a lot during the winter when its really cold (<30 F), and I also do my weight training in the winter.

If you're interested in finding a group to ride with, you're welcome to join us on Saturday mornings at Treads Bicycle Outfitters for our group rides. We also meet there on Sundays, and we'll do so unless the weather prevents us.

As far as a heart rate monitor goes, I like the Sports Instruments ECG-5. You can check it out at this website:

Hope this helps out a bit.