What is your maximum heart rate? The easiest (although not the most accurate) way is to to subtract your age from 220. At age 30 maximum, heart rate (bpm) would be 190 bpm. You should always check with your Dr. to establish the best rate for you. Conditioning takes time and a learning process of both your potential and your limits. Wearing a heart rate monitor that connects to your computer helps you know how hard and long to push, before backing off. Competitive cycling or long distance cycling requires knowing your potential as well as your limits. When choosing a heart rate monitor, look for one that lets you set zones. Add to that, a flashing or audible signal that lets you know when when you go above or below your limits. Heart Rate Zones…
-Robert Morley and Maurice Evans-
Over 100 years ago, the bicycle rode alongside horses and wagons. From that small beginning came an industry that continues to grow today. Cycling gives one the opportunity to travel a long distance in a single day for transportation or fun and fitness. Bicycle designs have changed over those years, to meet the changing needs of cyclists. It wasn’t long before competition and personal satisfaction were reasons to get on your wheels and go. As road surfaces improved, a cyclist could travel 100 miles in a single day, further than any other mode of land transportation available.
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