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Old 08-04-07, 04:16 PM   #1
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Accidentally broke my distance record today.

To make a long story short, I managed to turn a 17 mile ride into a 26 mile ordeal with a wrong turn, a side trip, and forgetting something and having to go back. There's a full writeup in my blog.

I'm actually not that excited about this ride though, which is kind of strange. I really didn't want to do a new longest ride. I just wanted to do a challenging ride at 2:30, and then do it again at 7. It looks like that won't be happening though.
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Old 08-04-07, 04:20 PM   #2
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Some of my best rides were accidental record setters.....it's all in how you view them and the best view of yours will be tomorrow.
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Old 08-04-07, 04:47 PM   #3
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Congratulations!

Record distances should always be celebrated. I find getting lost is the best way to push further as it doesn't involve any planning and thinking. Sometimes I just take a different road not knowing where it leads and explore.
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Sometimes I just take a different road not knowing where it leads and explore.
I'm discovering nooks and crannies of the place where I live by doing just this.

Fortunately, it's not been an ordeal, but I do encounter some really steep hills that I did not know existed .

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Nice stumble
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To make a long story short, I managed to turn a 17 mile ride into a 26 mile ordeal with a wrong turn, a side trip, and forgetting something and having to go back.
You win the Neil Fein award for navigation.

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There's a full writeup in my blog.

I'm actually not that excited about this ride though, which is kind of strange. I really didn't want to do a new longest ride. I just wanted to do a challenging ride at 2:30, and then do it again at 7. It looks like that won't be happening though.
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