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Old 06-03-08, 07:25 PM   #1
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Today! One of Them Rides, I like It!

We live at the base of the mtns so I have no choice but to ride uphill eventhough I don't feel like it. We travel on the weekends to ride the trail so today I figure what the heck, just do it!

I ride out the door on my Cannondale cause the Lemond is out of service again. The BB cartridge is toast! So I start up the mtn, my legs are stiff and the saddle seems low. I look at the speedometer and hey, I'm flying up the mtn at 11mph eventhough I feel tight all over. I climb the 3 mile hill but I feel good ut I raise the saddle a bit. Ahhh even better! Usually I ride down then do another climb up. Today, heck with it, I'm going all the way up into the mtns. I get up to the ranger staion and I'm feeling good.

I descend back to the lower level and hey, I'm doing it again. This time I slow the pace and take my time. I get up to the top and I still feel good. I'm doing it again, so I do! I ended up with 28 miles of climbing when I figured on 15! Sometimes you just gotta go with it!

Climbed into the mtns and did the originally planned climb 3 times! One section is fast! I rode the brakes for a bit , not too much so they don't cause a heat induced blowout. I get to the steep section and let her rip. I give a quick glance back first, there is one car but a ways back. It won't catch me. It's a 35 mile zone but the car does catch up. Since it's 35 I let go and I'm at 43. Hope there aren't any cops around!

I get to the stop sign and stop. I look over at the car and it's a mighty fiine looking femile smiling at me. She waves then drives off. I just smile then hit the road, I'm no player!

Just one of them days when you feel good, the chickadees are smiling and everything is fine! Just don't tell Gina or she'll take away my Cannondale!...that would ruin the day!
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Old 06-03-08, 07:35 PM   #2
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Great Ride - Congrats...

Wow Mr. Beanz...sounds like quite a ride..and a great workout. I looked at the spedometer up the hills today and it said 8. Do you think it was broken??? (The down hill once said a very high MPH - for me - wahoo...but what is the heat induced blow out?????) I am glad you had a great ride!
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Wow Mr. Beanz...sounds like quite a ride..and a great workout. I looked at the spedometer up the hills today and it said 8. Do you think it was broken??? (The down hill once said a very high MPH - for me - wahoo...but what is the heat induced blow out?????) I am glad you had a great ride!
8 mph going uphill is really good! My usual speed on a long climb.

A heat induced blow out is when a rider rides the brakes to long. I treally heats up the rim and can cause the tube to blow. If it's hot, it's better to just let the brakes go and hope you have good downhill skills. Really, don't do downhills till you are confident.

Today my speed was 43 max and about 35-40 on the other section. If I ride the brakes too long, it will happen cause temps here are warm today. I had it happen once on my mtn bike. I was riding down some scary dirt road in 100 degree temps. I rode the brakes then learned the hardway, it really does happen!
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Was she a fine looking Athena or just one of them average type females?
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Was she a fine looking Athena or just one of them average type females?

Pretty, sexy, but too skinny for me! I just say fine cause that's what other guys would consider fine. Me, I'm an Athena Man! You know it!
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I dated skinnys all through out high school. Now I don't even give them a second look.

A fine looking Athena gets my blood flowing now.
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I dated skinnys all through out high school. Now I don't even give them a second look.

A fine looking Athena gets my blood flowing now.

Oh stop it! You're making me SHHHHWEAT!
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If I ever get a speeding ticket on my bike I'm going to frame it and hang it on my wall for all to see.

Unfortunately, I would have trouble getting a speeding ticket in a 15mph school zone.
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