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MS Tour Training

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by lsocoee, May 26, 2009.

  1. May 26, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm contemplating doing the MS Tour. I think I have about 18 weeks to train for it. It is a 2 day 150 mile ride.

    I haven't been seriously cycling in about 7 years. I've barely touched the bikes except to move them out of my way for the past 3 years. I could stand to lose 50+ pounds. Does anyone think that 18 weeks of training is realistic?
     
  2. May 26, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Absolutly! I have done it a few times. Out here its 187 miles, yet still called the MS 150....:confused:.....Regardless, if you have a good bike, you shouldnt have any problems. :) FWIW, My buddies and I used our mountain bikes, and STILL finished in the top 10% :D
     
  3. May 26, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    Two days, 150 miles is not that big a deal if you are in any reasonable shape; with commitment I believe 18 weeks would be sufficient. Having said that, the extra weight will put a lot of stress on your lower back. More so, depending on the type of bike you drive. I would first try and melt off a few pounds doing something besides biking and then work on training your butt for two days in the saddle.

    Use the situation to gather lots of sponsors :cool:
     
  4. May 26, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Well said and Welcome to TW! :)
     
  5. May 26, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    Robert, fwiw, I dropped 20# during the 2 day ride. :)
     
  6. May 26, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    Alright, well I guess I need to start getting some saddle time in. My butt is going to hurt tomorrow.

    I've got a few nice bikes, but I don't like riding them. I get so self conscious when someone on a $500 bike flies by me on my $3000 bike. :smack: I know what they're thinking, because it is the same thing that I used to think.
     
  7. May 26, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    LMAO! Yeah....Happened to my buddies and I. One kid flew past us, and I had a slightly discouraged look until my buddy pointed out that we would be MUCH faster, if the kid were to carry a 5 gallon water bottle on his back (which we concluded was how much weight we had over him), and reduced his O2 capacity by 90%, which is what we figured smokeing did to us. :D
     
  8. May 26, 2009 at 9:33 AM
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    Thanks Chris. Been lurking for a while. Not an owner yet but need new wheels soon.
     
  9. May 26, 2009 at 9:37 AM
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    Well, I hope what you read on the site helps to guide you in a desision you will be happy with. :)
     
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  11. May 26, 2009 at 9:40 AM
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    Probably just like it....but 137 miles further.
     
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    hahaha does anyone get that?
     
  13. May 26, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    I'm actually in horrible shape. However, I cycled very regularly for about 10 years before I started slowing down. I know what you're saying about the extra weight. Even when I was into cycling, I still carried an extra 15 pounds around my belly and that would hurt my lower back on a longer ride. I'll likely start my training on my full suspension bike, but will eventually start putting some miles on my road bike.

    I recently starting doing some weights and I'll start adding some trainer miles to my quick workouts.

    :yay: I can drink 20# worth of beer when I'm finished?!?

    I used to get Murray stickers and put them on my Litespeed. :D I'd do that again, but I would rather not scratch the paint on my other bikes.
     
  14. May 26, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    as in the gang? yes, it is just like the gang.
     
  15. May 26, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    Yes. OR, you can drink the beer as you are cycling, so as to keep your weight consistant thruout the ride...



    LMAO!!!! My buddy put "Team Huffy" on his jersey! :D
     
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