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    Allegheny Mtns of WV Paco97's Avatar
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    First Road 10 Miler

    I've been kinda lurking for a while and thought I would share my success. Its been 2 years since I've done any serious riding. I've set 3 goals this year, first to complete a 32 mile on the W&OD trail for the Tour de Cure, second is to ride the entire C&O Canal in 3 days by Fall and third is to lose 30 pounds and get under the Clydesdale Range. I started at 229lbs and have lost 9 lbs to date and my first ride was on Feb 24th.

    Colder weather and a busy work schedule in WV has prevented me from doing any "serious" training, but I ride whenever I can get a chance. My first ride on Feb 24 was a 3 miler in 30 minutes, today I did my first 10 miler on the road, a few weeks ago I did a 10 miler on the C&O, but that's a whole lot easier than doing it on the road. I was able to do it in 47:23 and I did it without stopping for any breaks. Yahoo!!!
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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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    Not bad at all! ¡Muy exceleménte!
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    Great! 10 miles in WV is no joke, either. Bet you've met a few hills along the way.

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    better'n my 5 miles start today. then again, it started raining so i wimped out.

    i haven't ridden since last fall, and MAN i feel it!
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    Allegheny Mtns of WV Paco97's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by eventualdave View Post
    Great! 10 miles in WV is no joke, either. Bet you've met a few hills along the way.
    Yeah, I'm pretty fortunate to live in a valley but even in the valley we have some pretty good hills, but I'm sure a lot of serious cyclists will call my hills little bumps. I did about 400 m in elevation during my ride.
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    Paco, it might be only around 1200 feet of rise, but I know how steep those WV hills are......

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    Sounds like you are off to a good start. Keep on pushing through Spring and Summer.
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    Yes, very well done and keep it up;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco97 View Post
    I've been kinda lurking for a while and thought I would share my success. Its been 2 years since I've done any serious riding. I've set 3 goals this year, first to complete a 32 mile on the W&OD trail for the Tour de Cure, second is to ride the entire C&O Canal in 3 days by Fall and third is to lose 30 pounds and get under the Clydesdale Range. I started at 229lbs and have lost 9 lbs to date and my first ride was on Feb 24th.

    Colder weather and a busy work schedule in WV has prevented me from doing any "serious" training, but I ride whenever I can get a chance. My first ride on Feb 24 was a 3 miler in 30 minutes, today I did my first 10 miler on the road, a few weeks ago I did a 10 miler on the C&O, but that's a whole lot easier than doing it on the road. I was able to do it in 47:23 and I did it without stopping for any breaks. Yahoo!!!
    Very nice. Congratulations.

    Incidentally I'll be riding in the area in the first week of June on a ride from Pittsburgh to DC. Perhaps I'll see you on the towpath.

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    Good job Paco! 10 miles is what I just got up to for my lunch rides. It still puts a hurting on me. Are you using a road bike or a mtn bike?

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    I followed up my 10-miler with an 11.2 miler this evening after work. Man I love daylight savings time. I do my riding with a plain jane Giant Cypress with a Specialized Avatar saddle. This saddle is awesome!!! Here's a picture with me and my cypress.





    Quote Originally Posted by WonderMonkey View Post
    Good job Paco! 10 miles is what I just got up to for my lunch rides. It still puts a hurting on me. Are you using a road bike or a mtn bike?
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