Just a short post here to say that I have had fun on my bike over the past few days. Nothing too dramatic, but I did some errands on the bike on Saturday, getting in about 12 miles, then Crazy Jim and I went for a short ride on Sunday afternoon for another 9 miles. With Thursday's longer ride, that totals 43 miles so far this month and I am pretty happy with that.
I have written a longer post that I'll publish soon, where I am trying to sort out my goals for 2011 (I know, I am a bit behind). I am trying to decide what my goals should be and what type of training I will need to achieve them.
My quick questions are as follows:
1. Will these short rides of 9-12 miles, done 5-6 times per week result in some weight loss and increased fitness?
2. Or, do the rides have to be much longer in mileage or time?
3. If the shorter, more frequent rides are sufficient, then why do so many cyclists focus on distances of 20-40 mile rides?