are sometimes smooth and silky, and other times tired and tight.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Bike Racing for Beginners: How to get started

  1. Find some group rides, fast group rides. Sit in the back.
  2. Don't get discouraged if/when you get dropped from those group rides.
  3. Go back the following week and do the fast group ride again.
  4. If you're dropped a 2nd time, repeat steps 2 & 3
  5. Once you're comfortable with the group and pace (and vice versa), take some pulls.
  6. Once you're comfortable taking pulls, try some attacks (if it's that kind of group ride).
  7. Once you're comfortable with steps 5 & 6, it's time to enter a race.
  8. At your first race, repeat steps 1-6, but substitute 'race' for 'group ride'.

3 comments:

Kristin said...

Thanks for writing this.

tonyB. said...

hey thankyou for you ideas on keeping up with the fast a group.tony.

TonyB. said...

thanks for you idea on keeping up with the A group.