“There is no shortcut to being a strong and fit rider. A good place to start is shooting for five days of riding per week.” —Payson McElveen
2. When trying to get strong and fit, or trying to improve bike handling, I think the single fastest way to improve is by riding with people who are better than you. You’ll learn a lot from them just through observation and will probably stay engaged, motivated and inspired when you ride with them, too.
Rocking the stars and stripes as the 2018 Marathon National Champion. Photo by Monika B. Leopold.
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