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    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.


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


    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!


    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.


    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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