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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Results of Crazylady's First Century ride, try II

    She made 67 miles and hit a hard bonk. I wound up having to get the van, and go get her. I had us doing a figure 8 loop, so fortunately, we were back in town, and she didn't have to wait long for me. It was a great try though and I'm still proud as can be of her for even trying this early in the year!




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    Great Job Crazylady. That is more miles than I could do this early in the year, or even late in the year, or the middle of the year, basically, any part of the year.
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    Hey, she did a metric - great job Mrs. S! It was a great day for a ride, wasn't it?
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    GJ! I hope to do a metric sometime soon!
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    It's still a (metric) Century! Congrats all around!

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    Way to go Crazylady! You have ridden longer than I have in a day. My most is 50 miles in the hilly hundred. Well done!

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    Great Job!
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    Great job there is no way I would try a Century this early in the year. Bonking is really weird. I was never one for long enurance events (I was a Varsity Freestyle wrestler), so when I starting long cycling tours I really didn't know what bonking was. Wow the first time it happened I could not belive how hard it was to recover. It kind of "sneaks up" on you.

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    good for her trying a century!

    she'll make it next time.
    Wow.

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    Great job!!!

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    She's a champ in my book.
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    Awesome ! Good Job !
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    Congrats on the milestone.

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    Don't look at it as a failure. That is a very nice accomplishment. Now she can set her sights on the century if so inclined. Great Job!!!!!

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    work load

    Way to go!!! She probably put out more effort riding the trike that far, than some skinny, young, wipper snapper on a 17 pound race bike! Its no wonder she bonked! Its a long way to ride early in the season.....I know I would have been wiped out as well.
    I start the season very slowly and work up to 50-60 mile rides at the peak but limit my rides to that distance since my @$$ can't take any more than that.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Portis
    Don't look at it as a failure. That is a very nice accomplishment. Now she can set her sights on the century if so inclined. Great Job!!!!!
    I don't! Neither does she, she decided it revealed some weaknesses in her conditioning (I disagree, this early in the ride season!). All things being equal though, neither of us views it as a failure in any way! I rather think she's a pretty tough gal, actually!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    Great job!!
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    AWESOME JOB!!! Keep Turnin' that Crank!
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    Hey, here it is a century!

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    GREAT JOB....sorry to change subjects but chipcom...you are definitely a cover page kind of guy! nice avatar!
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    Great pics and great job....67 is quite a feet....bonking SUCKS...it is hard to explain to someone that does not know...

    There will be another time and I agree with the above.....you did a metric...

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    Great Job Crazylady!! You'll gettem next time!!!

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    Great job and keep up the good work.
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    Good job! thats a heck of a ride early season or not!

    what kind of bike/trike is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I don't! Neither does she, she decided it revealed some weaknesses in her conditioning (I disagree, this early in the ride season!). All things being equal though, neither of us views it as a failure in any way! I rather think she's a pretty tough gal, actually!
    Sooner or later we all learn about what you feel like when you get close to a big bonk. You might as well learn it as soon as possible. It helped me learn to avoid them. It also took me more riding to ride that far on a bike that is much less work to pedal than the trike. Nice going Mrs. S. !!!

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