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Old 03-25-07, 03:18 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-25-07, 04:12 PM   #2
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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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Old 03-25-07, 04:15 PM   #3
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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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Old 03-25-07, 04:24 PM   #4
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GJ! I hope to do a metric sometime soon!
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Old 03-25-07, 04:24 PM   #5
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It's still a (metric) Century! Congrats all around!
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Old 03-25-07, 04:36 PM   #6
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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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Old 03-25-07, 04:41 PM   #7
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Old 03-25-07, 05:06 PM   #8
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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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Old 03-25-07, 05:21 PM   #9
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good for her trying a century!

she'll make it next time.
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Old 03-25-07, 05:52 PM   #10
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Old 03-25-07, 05:57 PM   #11
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Old 03-25-07, 06:01 PM   #12
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Awesome ! Good Job !
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Old 03-25-07, 06:35 PM   #13
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Old 03-25-07, 06:57 PM   #14
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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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Old 03-25-07, 07:30 PM   #15
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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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Old 03-25-07, 07:44 PM   #16
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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!!!!!
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!
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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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Old 03-25-07, 09:43 PM   #21
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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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Old 03-25-07, 11:34 PM   #22
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Great Job Crazylady!! You'll gettem next time!!!
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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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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. !!!

Tom....sooner or later she's going to drop you.....
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