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comment Why am I slow on flat surfaces?
Before I started riding, I was running 50 miles a week (10 miles a day). But my knee began to get sore, so I jumped on a bike and just rode until it felt like a similar workout. I fell in love with the bike and never looked back. But I have never given any thought to targeting a workout. Thank you for the insight.
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comment Why am I slow on flat surfaces?
Although I'm sure I have other issues as well, I am going to take my bike in an have my wheel bearings checked. I must admit I'm kind of hoping the're bad.
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comment Why am I slow on flat surfaces?
I've also observed I have a tendency to settle into different riding positions on hills and flats. On hills I found myself sliding forward on the seat about and inch and bring my elbows down closer to my hips. Can these little adjustments make that much of a difference?
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comment Why am I slow on flat surfaces?
The extent of my training method has been to just ride as fast as I can all the time. Only 20 miles or so is flat. My last two rides I paid some attention to what muscles I use uphills and on flats. Up hills, I feel the burn in my quadriceps. But on flats, the burn is in the back of my leg close to and part of the lower part of my butt (and I feel very weak).
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comment Why am I slow on flat surfaces?
After reading these posts I've gone out on a couple of rides,and paid some attention to the way I ride (for the 1st time ever). I'm thinking more than 2 years of bad habits, is probably the beginning of my problem. I ride virtually the same 63 mile route 5 times a week every time (I have a few variations).
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asked Why am I slow on flat surfaces?