Bicycle touring might be in the stars for you

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This might seem a little odd, but there's an exercise book that recommends workouts based on your astrological sign.

“Zodiaction: Fat-Burning Fitness Tailored to Your Personal Star Quality” was written by TV fitness personality Ellen Barrett and astrologer Barrie Dolnick.

A newspaper story summarized findings for the different signs of the Zodiac and told which exercises were most appropriate for each group. Which signs are aligned with bicycling?

One is Cancer (June 21-July 22). The authors recommend taking a bike ride or walking the dog if you’re calm and happy.

Ideal workouts for Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) include anything that requires lots of effort, such as triathlons or distance running.

If you're a Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) you're adventurous, training for a long distance bicycle trip. (I missed this by a month.)

Cycling is the idea sport for Aries (March 21-April 19), as they're good sports about their injuries.

How about my sign, Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)?  According to the Seattle Times article, my entire body is sensitive to stress and strain and I should avoid workout plateaus. Further, I need goals. What's that have to do with me and bicycling? This I saw this statement, which might explain why I don't bicycle with my wife anymore:

“If you are going to take on a workout buddy, make sure he or she is as serious as you are.”

Maybe there is something to it afterall.

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