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    I Design Stuff rickyaustin's Avatar
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    Woot! My first 40 miler.

    SO yeah - I did 40 miles today.

    I hadn't got to ride the past couple days, and it barely broke 70 deg today so I decided to do a 30 mile course I had done once before (which killed me). For those familiar with the area, it is Kent, OH to Peninsula, OH. and back. Well I got to Peninsula and just felt fresh so I did 10 miles on the Towpath there, then rode back to Kent.

    I put off returning because as soon as you leave Peninsula, you have to go up a pretty large hill (about a mile long, i dunno the grade)... the hill kills me. Going down I hit 38mph and went 7mph up it, lol. I could care less about the speed... because I didn't need to stop or coast at any point. I spun that bugger out.

    With almost 3 hours in the saddle in gymshorts, I'm beyond sold on my Brooks saddle. No numbness or soreness at all. I had a little numbness in my feet from mile 30-35 but that happens I guess.

    Haha, my entire body hurts. Aches is more accurate... I'll be fine in a day or two.

    40.05 miles.
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    I'm going to try to get that average up, the hills really killed it for me. I'm not a climber yet haha

    Any advice for a "Recovery ride" tomorrow??

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    Congratulations! Isn't 40 a great number to do?!!!! It's so BIG!

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    Great job. When I did my 30 last week, I felt like I could do another 30 without any problems. I didn't even hurt the next day.
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    Way to go! I did 40 on my 40th birthday! Which reminds me, my birthday is coming again next month, I better gear up for 41.

    As for the recovery ride...5-10 casual miles should do the trick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    Great job. When I did my 30 last week, I felt like I could do another 30 without any problems. I didn't even hurt the next day.
    I felt the same way after my first 30 miler although it did take me 2:40 to complete the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkimble View Post
    I felt the same way after my first 230 miler although it did take me 2:40 to complete the ride.
    Damn, that's FAST!
    Last edited by (51); 08-20-07 at 03:54 AM.
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    Dang fellas, I am jealous of your numbers!
    Great Job Ricky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by (51) View Post
    Damn, that's FAST!

    51! I'm left feeling unsatisfied there! Go find a smiley--I know* you have a perfect smiley for that! You've been on a smiley roll lately...


    Edit: MUCH* better!
    Last edited by solveg; 08-20-07 at 07:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkimble View Post
    I felt the same way after my first 230 miler although it did take me 2:40 to complete the ride.
    230 miles in 2:40! That's Ryanf territory. You really "drope the hamer!"

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    give yourself a year and maybe you goal will be a century. That was my first years goal.

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