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txtinmanX
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Fitness article in latest OTL

The latest issue has an article about fitness and riding and mentions a program called Fit2Ride. The article gives no information about how to access the program or how to find more information. I Googled Fit2Ride and found a fitness program for horseback riding. Where is the info we need for riding our motorcycles?

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Re: Fitness article in latest OTL

How's your German?

Trainingsprogramm Fit2Ride von BMW Motorrad - Motorradnachrichten - MOTORRAD

It's a BMW training program.   Google "Fit2ride motorcycle" and you'll get a bunch of links.  I think all of them are in German, though.

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Re: Fitness article in latest OTL

I guess the editor needed some useless fill for that spot in the mag.

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Yeah, seems like kind of a cheap shot to post a very good idea that is totally not accessible to virtually all of the readership. I spent a couple of hours trying to find anything about the program in English. Very frustrating!

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No big secrets here.  Building up your core and legs are key to being fit for riding.  One of the best exercises for motorcyclists is being an enthusiastic participant in 'spin-classes'.  These are about 45 mins of all out pedaling on a high quality spin bike under varying loads.  Best to pair that with a heart rate monitor (Polar's FT1 or FT2 work great) to keep your heart rate varying between 95% to 110% of the calculated max for your age.  Do that twice a week and a couple of brisk 45 mins walks (use the Polar to keep rate at 70% to 80% of your theoretical max) combined with some pilates exercises on the off days and you are golden.  Added benefit of making your time on earth happier too.

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