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commuting and racing

Postby scooter71 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Just wondering how many commuters out there also race. im not sure weather this question has been asked or not.. How many Ks a week would you ride all up on average including racing/training..or just commuting i try to do at least 160Ks including 50/60 racing Ks..
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Re: commuting and racing

Postby rkelsen » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:28 pm

My commute is 215km per week. And every single one of 'em is a racing km.
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Re: commuting and racing

Postby Tornado » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:26 am

Commute up to 200km per week. Not racing yet but working towards the 2013 Road Series here in Perth. Every ride is a training ride. May do some crits over summer.
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Re: commuting and racing

Postby scooter71 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:04 pm

im only d grade at the moment with little kids and working as much as i can at the moment its pretty hard to get the k's in but still got that hunger to race..
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Re: commuting and racing

Postby Chris249 » Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:59 pm

I probably only average 100km a week, counting both commuting and racing. I've been racing for three years but have done only about 30-something races due to kids and other sports.

I'm an old fart (coming up to 50) who was in club B Grade for road/TT/crit, but this year I've been trying to learn CX, MTB and track and recover from a knee issue and that's been interesting but slow.

From my minimal experience, intensity rather than endurance is the key for crits. However, you do risk injury IMHO.

We're now moving to a very bike-friendly city and leaving the kids behind; should be great for racing but the standard is scarily high.
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