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Old 06-23-07, 10:34 AM   #1
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1000!

I reached the 1000 mile mark this afternoon. And to reach it, I recreated my original first bike ride back on December 24, 2006.

There were compromises, of course, in my attempt to recreate a past event. First of all, it's summer now, and even though I rode in street clothes and athletic shoes, I wore a lot less clothing than in December. Also, I'm now 30 pounds lighter, and my posture and strength are much improved from last year. And the bike is physically different, with clipless pedals, a straight seatpost, rack and panniers, and a wider saddle. Plus I wasn't going to forget everything I've learned over the past six months.

So strict conformity to the past standard was impossible. Under the circumstances, I did the best I could, keeping the bike in a low gear and wearing a frightened look on my face. I slowed and nodded to the mailbox where I took my first fall, but I saw no need to recreate that moment, or the chain coming off.

1.64 miles in 9 minutes 36 seconds.
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Old 06-23-07, 10:46 AM   #2
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I reached the 1000 mile mark this afternoon. And to reach it, I recreated my original first bike ride back on December 24, 2006.

There were compromises, of course, in my attempt to recreate a past event. First of all, it's summer now, and even though I rode in street clothes and athletic shoes, I wore a lot less clothing than in December. Also, I'm now 30 pounds lighter, and my posture and strength are much improved from last year. And the bike is physically different, with clipless pedals, a straight seatpost, rack and panniers, and a wider saddle. Plus I wasn't going to forget everything I've learned over the past six months.

So strict conformity to the past standard was impossible. Under the circumstances, I did the best I could, keeping the bike in a low gear and wearing a frightened look on my face. I slowed and nodded to the mailbox where I took my first fall, but I saw no need to recreate that moment, or the chain coming off.

1.64 miles in 9 minutes 36 seconds.
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Old 06-23-07, 10:51 AM   #3
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That is very cool! I like the commemorative ride aspect too.
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Old 06-23-07, 11:33 AM   #4
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High five to The Historian! Congrats on your 1k mile "milestone."
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Old 06-23-07, 12:12 PM   #6
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Congrats Neil! It keeps on getting better from here
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Congratz man! What a great way to hit 1k.
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Very nice - 1,000 miles since December is very respectable too. What is most respectable is the changes to you as a result.
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congrats sir, well done.
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I reached the 1000 mile mark this afternoon. And to reach it, I recreated my original first bike ride back on December 24, 2006.

There were compromises, of course, in my attempt to recreate a past event. First of all, it's summer now, and even though I rode in street clothes and athletic shoes, I wore a lot less clothing than in December. Also, I'm now 30 pounds lighter, and my posture and strength are much improved from last year. And the bike is physically different, with clipless pedals, a straight seatpost, rack and panniers, and a wider saddle. Plus I wasn't going to forget everything I've learned over the past six months.

So strict conformity to the past standard was impossible. Under the circumstances, I did the best I could, keeping the bike in a low gear and wearing a frightened look on my face. I slowed and nodded to the mailbox where I took my first fall, but I saw no need to recreate that moment, or the chain coming off.

1.64 miles in 9 minutes 36 seconds.
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Old 06-23-07, 06:09 PM   #12
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Congrats! That's 1600+ kilometers, sounds even better in metric :-)
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How many cubits would that be?
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1,600,000 METERS which would be 5 million 200 thousand feet...

Getting tired yet?
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Very cool. Neil you have about Double my miles this year. Good job.
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How many cubits would that be?
Well, a Cubit = about .78 yards or 28 inches.

so 1760*1000/.78=2,256,410.256 cubits
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Well, a Cubit = about .78 yards or 28 inches.

so 1760*1000/.78=2,256,410.256 cubits

Is that a Rubik's Cubit?
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Very cool!!!

This gives us newbies something to shoot for.

Congrats!!!!!!!!
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I've had kinda an emotional weekend but this brought tears to my eyes - congrats and amazing work!
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Good job. only 1,000 more to go

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Outstanding! Congratulations and keep it up!
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Excellent! Keep it up, dude.
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