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Building The Base…..More Time In The Saddle

Hi there guys. Rod here.

Guys, as you know, I have been twirling around with the idea of a structure training plan to improve mountain riding. I have decided to kick that off. I have been speaking to Jamie Vogele of “Trail Terra” and he is currently putting together a program for me. So I am really really excited about it.

I have got a couple of events lined up which I am really really keen to have a cracker. Certainly, I am not going to break any records but I just want to get out and have a go, ride some new trails, meet some new people and have a hyper fun. First up though, while Jamie is putting a together program, I am trying to get on the bike as often as I can just to get my legs going and gets some more fitness out.

In last couple of days, I haven’t felt all that well so I haven’t been on the bike. And few other commitment away on the weekend and few things with family and that’s the way it goes but I tried. I have a bike in the back of my car, get out and get a ride for the half an hour 3 quarter now, and now whatever it is just to get my keys up, keep my legs turning, and get used to time the saddle.

I am finding the setup of my bike is really good. I am a little bit sore and apart from this saddle and I might have a look at that later on. I might have look at the changing that saddle. It is quite a hard hard saddle. I thought I was getting used to it but even with the couple of days off, still seems to be pretty sore and uncomfortable so seeing how that goes. As I said bike setup is great, just getting use to more time on the bike, spinning the legs, having a great time, getting the fitness up.

Guys grab your bike, get out, and have a ride. It is cooling off now here in autumn. After not so many months ago we had some really really hot days 40 almost 50 degree Celsius, it was a killer. Now, out riding this morning just before, it is about 15 degrees. Guys, it is MAGIC.

Great conditions for riding. Enjoy yourself.

If you are keen, follow me, follow my journey, and you guys can learn a bit too. Have a great day guys and I know I will.

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So keep in touch and see you out on the trails.

About The Author

Rod Bucton, mountain bike fanatic from Mid North Coast, New South Wales Australia… helping middle aged men improve their lives with exercise, good nutrition and good health and while you’re at it follow Rod on Facebook or Instagram.

Like any sport, bicycling involves risk of injury and damage. By choosing to ride a bicycle, you assume the responsibility for that risk, so you need to know — and to practice — the rules of safe and responsible riding and of proper use and maintenance. Proper use and maintenance of your bicycle reduces risk of injury.

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