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Old 04-14-08, 07:19 PM   #1
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I Did It!

So, today I finally managed to ride the whole way home from work. This probably doesn't sound like much to most people, but the last mile of the ride is a 400 foot climb. I've attempted the ride, but never made it without walking uphill for some of the steep parts. Today, I rode the whole thing! I did pause at one point for a couple minutes before the final stretch, but no walking! I did the whole climb!
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Old 04-14-08, 07:34 PM   #2
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Outstanding!
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Indeed... congratulations!

Any objective we accomplish is... well, an acomplishment.

If it is your objective, it is only a matter of time before it is non-stop!

But, for now, savor the moment.
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Cool! Congrats! I hated hills when I started...
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Thanks everybody!
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So, today I finally managed to ride the whole way home from work. This probably doesn't sound like much to most people, but the last mile of the ride is a 400 foot climb. I've attempted the ride, but never made it without walking uphill for some of the steep parts. Today, I rode the whole thing! I did pause at one point for a couple minutes before the final stretch, but no walking! I did the whole climb!
TrumpetMurph, you are the Little Clyde That Could.

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Great job, and it is still Spring (Especially in Colorado). Now you need a summer goal
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"There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same" doesn't matter that you stopped for a breather you climbed your mountain! Well done. Must be fun on the way into work;-)
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Great job!!!! Now that you have accomplished that you will continue to find new things to work at for new accomplishments.

GREAT JOB!!!!
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So, today I finally managed to ride the whole way home from work. This probably doesn't sound like much to most people, but the last mile of the ride is a 400 foot climb. I've attempted the ride, but never made it without walking uphill for some of the steep parts. Today, I rode the whole thing! I did pause at one point for a couple minutes before the final stretch, but no walking! I did the whole climb!
Congrats, by the end of summer, it will be, what hill?
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Good job! I remember the first time I biked all the way up the hill that had been stopping me. Feels really good, if a little exhausting, doesn't it?
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"There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same" doesn't matter that you stopped for a breather you climbed your mountain! Well done. Must be fun on the way into work;-)
Absolutely! It's a total BOMB on the way to work!
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Congrats, by the end of summer, it will be, what hill?

Hopefully Rabbit Ears Pass! 10 miles, 3000 feet of climbing!
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Thanks everybody! I appreciate the support and encouragement!
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As many have said, eventually that hill will become a breeze! If you're truckin' it up that hill at this time of the year, you'll do it for fun during the summer!
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SCHWEIT!

My hill still lies before me, but I'll keep you in mind as I remind myself that it CAN be done!

We can imagine our victories are like a snowball, we exponentially egg ourselves on the success!

I'ma go get that bike on the road right now.

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If it is your objective, it is only a matter of time before it is non-stop!

Today was that day! No stops, up the hill, and once I got home, I felt like I could have kept climbing!
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Amazing what a tailwind can do
Congrats!!
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Today was that day! No stops, up the hill, and once I got home, I felt like I could have kept climbing!
He climbed that hill like a clyde! Three cheers for TrumpetMurph!
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