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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
It sounds like you already know much of what you need to know and that you have a realistic plan.

The only thing I'd add is that keeping it fun means variety. Doing the same specific work outs each week can get stale. Riding with friends helps let the miles go by, even if the ride isn't a disciplined work-out.

So my limited advice is vary your routes, vary your weekly routine, vary your goals, and at least occasionally, ride with some friends.

You already said it, but keep reminding yourself- it's supposed to be fun. If it's not, change something.
Good advice. Thanks.

I'm still planning the work-out specifics, and it may be awhile before I can buy a power meter, so I'll probably work on increasing endurance for now. The HRM should help with that.

There is a group that meets on Friday evenings in my community for a friendly, low-key ride. Perhaps I'll join them, if they are still active. I know the fast guys are still riding on Wednesdays - I've met them when returning on several rides.
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