Harang prefers biking to running
By Hal McCoy / Staff Writer
CINCINNATI — If you see this giant of a man — 6-foot-7, 270 pounds — pedaling a yellow mountain bicycle near Paul Brown Stadium or the Montgomery Inn Boathouse or one of the bridges spanning the Ohio River, be not alarmed.
It's Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aaron Harang, doing his between starts workout regimen. He would rather ride a bike than run the streets, "Because your feet don't take a pounding on the pavement."
Harang said he uses his mountain bike in the off-season near his San Diego home as part of his cardio-vascular routine.
"Rode it today (Tuesday) for about 35 minutes," he said, shortly after parking it outside the clubhouse. I do it for about an hour and a half during the winter. And I'll be able to do it around my house here because there are some trails around a lake."
Harang, though, said the Tour de France is not in his future.
"I'll leave that to Lance Armstrong," he said. But he does hope all the pedaling keeps his chain of success rolling, 5-3 with a 3.82 earned run average that includes a 1-0 loss Sunday in Detroit.