General Cycling Discussion - Broke 40 miles today!
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06-14-04, 01:01 AM
Yep, last week I posted that I broke 30 miles (here http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=54395), this week I broke 40. I would've done 50 but I ran out of time! I did the ride on my new (to me) late 80's Specialized RockHopper with slicks on it. I rode from my house in Sparks, NV to Verdi, NV and back. The ride includes some freeway(!) riding, and some gnarly climbs.
It was well worth it!
Also I weighed myself today, and have lost 5 lbs (but I've *gained* lots of muscle, and I can tell I've lost fat in the past 2 months, more than 5lbs worth ;-) )
Wish we could have it was hotter than the hubs of Hell today with 90 some odd percent humility (read humidity)
Congrats. Thats some major miles on an MTB
06-14-04, 07:42 AM
Pretty soon you will be doing centuries on your mtn bike!
(I rode a Specialized HR on Ride the Rockies in 1998 - with slicks - including 84 miles over two high Colorado mtn passes. A lot of folks ride mtn bikes on these rides. However, the next year I rode a road bike! Road bikes ARE easier.)
Congrats!, keep on trucking.
06-14-04, 08:56 AM
Thanks for the encouragement. It really helps (That's why I post). The hardest part about doing it on my MTB was the gearing... couldn't get past 33mph, my gears were all wound out :)
06-14-04, 11:19 AM
Hey, I just broke 40 today as well (46). I did a long loop around the reservoirs in San Jose. It was a real workout. Note to self: Remember to apply sunblock next time! I have a bad sunburn today from yesterday's ride.
Congrats guys! I just did my first 50-miles this past weekend during the Tour de Cure - feels great! :) Keep pedaling...
06-14-04, 11:55 AM
Right on MMPC and seanholio! Nice work. Here's me and my bike. I figured I'd make it more friendly as to not scare people away with my ugly mug....
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