I came across this article on the Velonews website the other day, and thought it important enough to share with others in the club.

http://velonews.competitor.com/cycling-extremes

The biggest  takeaway for me from this article is, if you have a heart rythm problem, do not  ignore it. Your heart may be trying to tell you something!

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Thanks for posting Peter!

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Thanks Peter, engaging and unfortunately scary reading. 

There is an interesting fragment " Tour de France riders and other former professional athletes live lon- ger than average, and often have lower rates of heart issues later in life. Maybe that sounds counterintuitive, because often these athletes are riding in volumes that far exceed even those of the most addicted masters endurance athlete. But there’s a key difference. The pro athletes did it, then quit and didn’t continue to do it later in life. Masters athletes? They just keep plugging away"

Sean Yates describes in his " It's All About the Bike" what may happen to those pros who do not stop. He kept riding hard way after his pro days and ended up with multiple hear failures, a stroke related to his heart condition etc...

And everyday life. The same organ has to support 50-60 hours week at work, and then fast ride to Goodwood on the weekend. No surprise that there is a limit, the hard part is to know where it is. 

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