Great time of the year to get into shape again.  I have been training for a 10 day tour in Utah.  Our first major training ride was last week.  It was a century with 6000+ feet of climb.  We did several smaller rides during the week and today we did an 80 mile with two major climbs.  Here is a link to a map and the stats.


Please share with us your training secrets and where you like to ride.



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Over a 120 miles in a week is a good work out. Useing the bicycle for commuting to and from work is a great way to stay in shape and better for the planet as well. I ride to work when I can. Often my job requires large heavy equitment and so I am stuck driving. I love the days when I can get by with just a set of panniers or my bob trailer to haul my gear to work. My favorite type of vactions are ones where I can ride my recumbent bicycle. It's the best way I have found to really enjoy the scenery.
Love the look of that descent - best wishes for your tour. I rode 43 miles on Saturday with 3200 feet of climb and 30 yesterday with 2900 feet. both rides in the east bay area (SF, CA). longest ride so far this spring was 79 miles with 5900 feet of climbing.

Not sure if this will work but here goes -
Worked just fine. Looked like a nice ride. I just ordered a Garmin it should be here in a few days then I will be able to post more data on our tours.
I got the 305 forerunner. Works very well.


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