I'm still coming off my Tour de France high, so anything biking related is peaking my interest these days.
Worried that my body type was not really that of a cyclist, I was delighted to read this recent article in the New York Times. Basically it explains that unlike running, cycling is a lot more forgiving of body type and age than running. Sure cyclists going up hills are generally those that are thin and strong, but heavier cyclists go faster downhill. Plus being light does not help much on flat roads. Furthermore, aging, highly penalizes runners over the years, but since cycling is not as demanding as running, age is not as much of a factor. In other words, no matter your body type or age, everyone has their time to shine while cycling. Maybe that is why we've seen lots of starlets on bikes these days.
Moral of the story. Running too hard for you? Try cycling because it truly is the one size fits all of the fitness world. My one question - where is this young lady's helmet!!!