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Old 08-11-07, 05:42 PM   #1
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I went on a solo ride today while visiting family and ended up doing 30 + miles. Not as bad as I thought it would be. It was very hot though, so I was still a little dehydrated. I have had about 10 twenty ounce glasses of water.
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Way to go flip !!! I too decided to get out and try a ride today. Wanted to do a 30 miler but my back tire blew big time after about 10 miles. Oh well, the intentions were good...tire wasn't.

My hat's off to you for a 30 miler in this heat.


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Great job, Flip! Hey, drive over to Indiana next weekend and do the Sizzling Century with me and ChunkyD!

100 miles in August heat'll just fix ya right up! After that, you'll know you can do ANYTHING!
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I will be in Columbia, Mo next week working on my father's house. This weekend I am in Jackson, TN at my in-laws house. 102 degrees today and 103 yesterday. Sunday is a 7 hour trip in the pickup hauling things to Hurricane Deck, MO and then to Columbia the following day.
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I forgot to add that my wife bought me Pearl Izumi shorts and that made it really easy for the 30 miles. I also broke three spokes and a TREK dealer was very nice. Completely different than what I dealt with in Omaha. I am in Jackson, TN, currently and if you have problems go to Bicycle City in Jackson, TN. I don't know the address, but it is just off of 45 bypass.
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I forgot to add that my wife bought me Pearl Izumi shorts and that made it really easy for the 30 miles. I also broke three spokes and a TREK dealer was very nice. Completely different than what I dealt with in Omaha. I am in Jackson, TN, currently and if you have problems go to Bicycle City in Jackson, TN. I don't know the address, but it is just off of 45 bypass.
Hey, I was in the Pilot Truckstop in Jackson a few years ago when the tornado hit!
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I will be in Columbia, Mo next week working on my father's house.
Are you bringing your bike with you? If so, PM me and maybe we could hit one of the trails one evening. I usually just do about 10 miles or so during the week.

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Congratualtions Flip. A hearty Well Done

How do you Hydrate yourself while you ride? I have always been a fan of camelbacks. If you don't have one, I highly recommend them
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Spencejm - I am working about 14 hours a day on his house right now, and yes, I brought the bike. I don't think I will have time to ride it.

Sandwarrier - I hydrate a lot before a ride, and then a water bottle during the ride, and then hydrate again after the ride.
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WooHoo!!

That was "the big one" for me too. I'll never forget the day I did my 1st 30 miler.
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