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    Another "gettin' back into it" rider...

    Well, it looks like Iíll fit in here!

    Not quite 6 feet and 228 lbs after my ride last night. A hair over 9 miles in 46:16, with a total climb of 529 feet on some pretty washboard-y gravel roads; by the time I stopped in the driveway I was about 30 seconds shy of losing my lunch. Iím actually pretty proud of myself, since itís only the second ride Iíve done this year and I feel pretty darn good today. Last summer when I was riding a little more frequently, I was able to do 12.5 miles over the same route in just over an hour Ė Iím going to be back to that level in a couple of weeks. And then Iím not stopping, which is the problem I have every fall. Got my eye on a 23 mile route I want to doÖ Soon! I CAN do it.

    Most of the riding around here is a mix of gravel roads and pavement, so Iím plugging along on my old Giant Rincon mtb that got a new suspension fork this spring. Iím in the process of building a Softride road bike, but itís just a bare frame right now. I've got some long rides scheduled for this bike, eventually!

    Hope you all have good rides this weekend; I'm going to!

    Bob

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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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    Outstanding and welcome to Clyde's!
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    I just started riding, but I imagine it will be easier to stick with it as winter rolls through if I get a nice fluid trainer. The same thing might work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMetal View Post
    I just started riding, but I imagine it will be easier to stick with it as winter rolls through if I get a nice fluid trainer. The same thing might work for you.
    Getting a used road bike helped me advance through winter, lot more fun than being indoors when the trails were too wet.

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    I do have access to a trainer; just hate "riding" in the garage. Fortunately, even in Montana in winter, the roads are mostly good enough to ride if you have the proper gear.

    Hooboy. Did 12.4 miles tonight in 66 minutes. 12 miles in 59:34 and the rest of it climbing the hill to the house. If I didn't know better, I'd say I need a lower gear on my bike!

    Bob

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    Welcome to the clyde stable! At 228 you might not be here very long though.

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