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From Beginner to Century: A Training Plan for Senior Cyclists

  Congratulations on taking on the challenge of training for a century as a beginner senior cyclist! With the right training plan, you can build up your endurance and skills to achieve this impressive goal. Here's a sample six-month training plan to help you prepare. It's simple to follow and offers you the flexibility to ride it the way you feel best. From Beginner to Century: A Training Plan for Senior Cyclists Month 1: Start with two to three rides per week, gradually building up to a total of 50-75 miles per week. Focus on building your base fitness with longer, steady-paced rides of 10-20 miles. Incorporate some hill training to build strength and improve your climbing skills. Add some cross-training activities, such as walking or swimming, to build overall fitness and reduce the risk of injury. Month 2: Increase your weekly mileage to 75-100 miles per week. Begin to incorporate one longer ride per week, gradually building up to a distance of 30-40 miles. Add some interval

Stay Safe on the Road: Tips for Avoiding Hazards While Riding Your Bicycle

Riding a bicycle is an excellent way to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. However, it's essential to be aware of the road hazards that can cause accidents, injuries, and even fatalities. Here are some tips for avoiding common road hazards while riding a bicycle: Common Road Hazards: Potholes : Potholes are a common road hazard that cyclists face. To avoid potholes, look ahead for potential hazards and steer around them if possible. If you can't avoid a pothole, slow down and rise up off your seat to help absorb the impact. Gravel : Loose gravel on the road can be hazardous for cyclists, especially when turning or braking. To avoid slipping on gravel, slow down and take turns slowly and carefully. Also, be sure to leave plenty of room between you and the cyclist in front of you to avoid kicking up rocks and debris. Railroad tracks : Crossing railroad tracks can be tricky for cyclists. To cross tracks safely, approach them at a 90-degree angle and maintain a steady speed. Also

What Makes A Long Time Cyclist Ride into His Old Age?

Long distance cycling can be a strange hobby, according to some. It's common for people to ask me why I ride 80 to 100 miles a day, day after day, often solo with just my bike and possibly a trailer. To understand why, I have to go back to my childhood in the 1960s. Back then, parents were less worried about their kids leaving the house, and my friends and I preferred to explore on our bikes rather than just hanging out at a neighbor's house. I'll never forget the feeling of adventure, discovering new places that we wouldn't have been able to see without our bikes. Now, over 55 years later, that sense of adventure still thrills me. I love exploring new places on my bike, and I can ride hundreds of miles to do so. It's a love that has stayed with me all these years. If you're a fellow rider, I'd love to hear why you ride. And if you're not a rider but want to be, feel free to join in the conversation as well. I'll be sharing tales of the road, giving