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TEM-poh ry-ding

verb, noun

Tempo Riding is a style of unicycling where the rider maintains a steady, moderate pace.

Example usage: 'I like to go tempo riding on the weekends to get some exercise and clear my head.'

Most used in: Unicycling circles in Europe and the United States.

Most used by: Experienced unicyclists who are looking for a low-intensity ride.

Popularity: 7/10

Comedy Value: 3/10

Also see: Threshold Riding, Sweet Spot Training, Steady State Riding, Cruise Intervals,


What is Tempo Riding?

Tempo Riding is a type of cycling that typically involves riding at a constant, moderate speed. It is a great way to build endurance and aerobic fitness, as well as developing your ability to ride at a consistent pace. Tempo Riding is generally done at an intensity that is higher than a normal conversational pace, but lower than your maximum effort.

Tempo Riding is usually done for a set amount of time, usually 30-60 minutes. During this time you should be able to maintain a steady pace and rhythm. Depending on your fitness level, the intensity of your tempo ride can vary. However, some studies have suggested that Tempo Riding should be done at an intensity of around 85-90% of your maximal heart rate.

Tempo Riding is a great way to improve your overall cycling performance. By riding at a consistent rate, you can improve your aerobic fitness as well as your ability to sustain a steady pace. Furthermore, it is a great way to build endurance and increase your overall cycling speed. Studies have also suggested that Tempo Riding can help to reduce fatigue and improve recovery time.

The Origin of 'Tempo Riding'

The term 'Tempo Riding' is a cycling term that was first used in the early 1990s. It was originally used in the cycling scene in Northern Italy, particularly in the region of Tuscany.

The term was first used to describe a specific type of cycling, which is often referred to as 'Time Trialing'. This type of cycling involves racing against the clock, rather than other cyclists. It is often used in training as a way to measure one's progress.

The term 'Tempo Riding' was used to differentiate this type of cycling from other forms, such as road racing or mountain biking. It was seen as a way of describing a type of cycling that was more focused on speed and efficiency, rather than on the competition aspect.

Today, the term 'Tempo Riding' is used to describe any type of cycling that is focused on speed and efficiency, regardless of whether it is used in a competitive or recreational setting. It has become a popular term in the cycling community and is used to describe a variety of different riding styles.

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