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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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    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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    excellent.
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    Great job!!

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    Cool! Congrats! I hated hills when I started...
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    Thanks everybody!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrumpetMurph View Post
    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.

    Congratulations.

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    Great job, and it is still Spring (Especially in Colorado). Now you need a summer goal
    14,000 miles and rolling...

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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrumpetMurph View Post
    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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    Congratulations & keep on truckin!

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by breadbin View Post
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Wogsterca View Post
    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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    Woot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TrumpetMurph View Post
    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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