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Off-Season Activities - Part 1

November 14, 2016 10:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This is the first part in a multi-part set of blogs that are about what we should be doing in the off-season (and on-season) besides biking. Full disclosure – I am not a PT, MD, or even a trainer.  My research includes trial & error, listening to learned people, reading books and wishing.

It’s the bike off-season here in Central Oregon. Does that mean we should put up our biking shoes and eat bon-bons? Definitely not! Since I am close to the median age of a COWs member, I will be speaking to you, yes you, in the chair with your feet up eating bon-bons.

Biking is great! However, it has more than a few glitches for the healthy person, like the singular hunched position we use. But I don’t want to list the issues, I’ll let someone else do that and let them suggest methods for not making us look like Quasimodo.  My first recommendation is to buy and read the book, Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100--and Beyond, revised edition Paperback – March 10, 2015 by Roy M. Wallack.

Roy Wallack speaks to me. He provides direct suggestions and uses interviews of people in the cycling world that I respect to motivate me. It’s a good book, easy to read, and goes well with bon-bons. It might make the perfect holiday gift.

In general what I have found is that if multiple people have recommended the same thing, and I don’t want to do that thing, that it is probably the most important thing for me to do!

I’ll keep the first blog short. If you have books or articles on this topic  you would recommend, please comment below. (Only logged-in members have the ability to comment, but anyone can read these posts).  Remember bike season starts sooner that you think!

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