Cyclists pay attention to many different numbers as they evaluate their performance in real time. Among them are distance pedalled, speed, heart rate and power output. Another parameter - one that is often a mystery to newbie cyclists - is pedalling cadence.
(or “Is Mountain Biking Harder Than Road Cycling?")
To be good at anything you do, you have to have a clear purpose, therefore training has to have purpose. In mountain biking, that purpose is to improve your ability to power through and recover from the frequent hard efforts required by riding off-road.
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