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Old 05-09-08, 11:27 AM   #1
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I didn't look at the cyclometer and just rode

I took the 4300 out this a.m. for a ride. I rode to the flower shop to make sure the spring basket would be ready for my boss today. Yes, she's a woman lol. Then I rode around not really going anywhere. Then to the city park which has mtb trails, I didn't make it very far on them once encountering a bunch of sand but did get out in the trees nonetheless. HR maxed @ 170. Rode around some more waiting for the bike shop to open. I made some arrangements for work to be done on the FX, i.e. straight bar, aerobar, fenders, seat post rack etc. When I got home, and only when I got home I looked at the screen...22 miles....

This is a milestone for me! I think I was so used to saying 'OH, it's 10 miles, that's enough!'

Two things were apparent to me. First, I'm not looking at the darn computer anymore; and second, it takes a lot more effort to go the same distance on the 4300 than it does the FX!

A few days ago I hemmed and hawed and decided I would ride the Prouty this year albeit the 25 mile route. This morning after finishing my ride I just felt so much better about it and mapped out a training ride localy to get ready. I've got 2 months. I won't have a problem.



When I get a site @ the Prouty page I'll let you know.

Thank you for your inspiration and help!
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Old 05-09-08, 05:05 PM   #2
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Sweet. It's amazing how many miles you can put on when you're just puttering around for pleasure, eh?
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That is why I ripped off the cadence cable on my computer. I ride for enjoyment. When it comes down to crunching numbers I'd rather not. Sure I'm interested in how far I have traveled, I'm not too concerned on how long it took me to get there.
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Old 05-09-08, 11:22 PM   #4
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Nice! What fun! Thanks for sharing!
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Awsome man!!! I only have a computer on my road bike at times I think is slows me down. Sometimes it helps push, but when on my MTN bike I just ride, no idea of miles or time I just ride because I enjoy it!
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tnx Zin and others!

If it ain't CW, it's just CB.....

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That's Exactly What I Did

I just puttered around. I wonder where this road goes? There's a new construction site down this road, I wonder what's going on there, hmmm a trail, I wonder where that goes? I heard there was mtb trails in the City Park, let me see if I can find them.......just messin' around.
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I took the 4300 out this a.m. for a ride. I rode to the flower shop to make sure the spring basket would be ready for my boss today. Yes, she's a woman lol. Then I rode around not really going anywhere. Then to the city park which has mtb trails, I didn't make it very far on them once encountering a bunch of sand but did get out in the trees nonetheless. HR maxed @ 170. Rode around some more waiting for the bike shop to open. I made some arrangements for work to be done on the FX, i.e. straight bar, aerobar, fenders, seat post rack etc. When I got home, and only when I got home I looked at the screen...22 miles....

This is a milestone for me! I think I was so used to saying 'OH, it's 10 miles, that's enough!'

Two things were apparent to me. First, I'm not looking at the darn computer anymore; and second, it takes a lot more effort to go the same distance on the 4300 than it does the FX!

A few days ago I hemmed and hawed and decided I would ride the Prouty this year albeit the 25 mile route. This morning after finishing my ride I just felt so much better about it and mapped out a training ride localy to get ready. I've got 2 months. I won't have a problem.



When I get a site @ the Prouty page I'll let you know.

Thank you for your inspiration and help!
Good for you. Now I don't have to send the evil photo of my brain scan after you!
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I took the 4300 out this a.m. for a ride. I rode to the flower shop to make sure the spring basket would be ready for my boss today. Yes, she's a woman lol. Then I rode around not really going anywhere. Then to the city park which has mtb trails, I didn't make it very far on them once encountering a bunch of sand but did get out in the trees nonetheless. HR maxed @ 170. Rode around some more waiting for the bike shop to open. I made some arrangements for work to be done on the FX, i.e. straight bar, aerobar, fenders, seat post rack etc. When I got home, and only when I got home I looked at the screen...22 miles....

This is a milestone for me! I think I was so used to saying 'OH, it's 10 miles, that's enough!'

Two things were apparent to me. First, I'm not looking at the darn computer anymore; and second, it takes a lot more effort to go the same distance on the 4300 than it does the FX!

A few days ago I hemmed and hawed and decided I would ride the Prouty this year albeit the 25 mile route. This morning after finishing my ride I just felt so much better about it and mapped out a training ride localy to get ready. I've got 2 months. I won't have a problem.



When I get a site @ the Prouty page I'll let you know.

Thank you for your inspiration and help!
I love wander around rides, one thing that can be really cool, is to carry a camera with you, it's neat what you can find on such rides. Cameras and bikes go together like peanut butter and jam, beer and pizza, Lennon and McCartney (figured I should get one in there that isn't food related)


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Yep, I'm gonna have to get a handlebar bag and put the camera in it. The Historian has some outstanding photo's. As far as just riding around with nowhere in particular to go, I have found that's when I put the miles on; not just getting on the bike and seeing 'how far can I go'.

Just the pleasure of it......the most enjoyable ride I've had.
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[QUOTE=WhaleOil;6671124]tnx Zin and others!

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