View Full Version : Any raw road cyclists here?
11-28-2007, 08:20 PM
I've been 70% raw for the past month and am working on getting to 100% raw. I am interested in road cycling and want to join a women's cycling group in June.
My main question is: I am in Bozeman, MT and right now there's alot of snow. Can I still start cycling in March and be in decent enuf shape to join this group? I'm not looking to win races just yet, I just want to be able to keep up with the others. What should I do in the meantime to get in shape? Right now I'm walking for an hour 5x a week and I was thinking of starting running to increase my stamina. Also, has anyone noticed a big difference in their stamina with doing 100% raw?
11-28-2007, 09:01 PM
You may want to look up blazin jane...she's into it.
11-28-2007, 09:10 PM
durian rider (from australia) cycled all over the US this past year. I am sure he would know tons of people all over. Banana search his name here or check out rawpleasure.com
11-28-2007, 11:30 PM
I'm raw and on a road racing team. I'm in B.C. Canada. I use an indoor trainer to get me through the cold dark rainy snowy months. They are the little stands with the rolling shaft that you spin with the rear tire of your bike. They work great. You can realy isolate your heart rate zones, cadence, power etc. because you don't have to worry about traffic and stop signs.
I also weight train, do yoga, and run quite a bit.
11-29-2007, 07:02 AM
ive done the tests in the lab..since being 811rv my vo2max has gone up to 78..
im doing training rides up to 321miles solo. rode paris brest paris raw. fruit is the bomb..
www.organicathlete.org is another great site..
read dr doug grahams writings...
11-29-2007, 10:58 AM
its good to see all the cyclists here! i live in PA and my area is very cyclist unfriendly....I wish I was out with you guys/gals!!!
11-29-2007, 01:07 PM
Thanks so much for the responses! I will try the indoor trainer for the bike. I'm also going to add yoga and running to my workout. I'm going to be busy!
I've bookmarked the websites!
11-29-2007, 09:24 PM
I think you're making some good choices. Really, only time will tell how you fare when you put yourself on the road with the other women. I am often the slowest in my group, but I figure that someone will be first, someone last, and everyone else is in between. Biking is a little like running, I think, in that it's really more about who you are and how you're improving that tells the tale. Mostly, have fun with it once you get on the road. If this isn't a group that feels like fun, find one that does, or start one yourself! Food luck. Keep us posted!
Oh--and everyone starts a little at the beginning again in the spring, no matter how their indoor training has gone. It's new all over again for a few weeks. ;)
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