Strong riders know that the secret to going fast lies in going slow. Wait, what?! If you’re always striving to improve your time and strength, wouldn’t you want to push yourself to your limits? It turns out, the pro cyclists, some of the fastest riders in the sport, recommend slower rides.
But riding slow isn’t as easy as it sounds. While the benefits are numerous, it is often tempting to go harder than we have to.
If slowing down is a struggle and you’re always tempted to go pedal to the metal, read these benefits of riding slow from Bicycling.