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    I'm a Cyclist! Missbumble's Avatar
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    3rd Ride Report - I'm a Cyclist

    OK - Gang just completed my third ride...This time I fell twice...Is there a Queen of the Dumps Club? (I got that title in Prep school when I fell the most off a horse...). First fall I park in the lot for the Bike Trail- and ride over to the bathroom - boom I fall as I stop. Ok so then I am ready to roll.... I head out on the path - I do think it's a tad hot, but I was on a mission. I was going to joing the Southern Bike Leagues - Women's ride...but with traffic I was a half hour late so I missed the group. So anyway...off I go... Around Mile 10 I have to stop at an intersection of the path and road since there were cars...And I did not see the cars- so It was a sudden stop - and did not release my foot in time...boom! My legs look roughed up a bit... but I guess I will learn...soon I hope. The ride went well. It was tough... It was shady in parts and with my dark glasses it was hard to see... it was hot... but I do want to continue to train and lose weight- but I really wanted to meet people, too. Anyway it was a bit of a tough ride....20.47ish miles...1hr 32min 24 sec including the 2nd fall...I think it was hard because yesterdays ride was where I rode with someone who was quite a character and told stories the whole way. In any case I am very proud of myself... And have pledged not to wegih myself til Monday - but this gotta help! (oh and I did the elliptical for 15 minutes this morning and then one hour of Body Work Class at the gym...Oy Vey!)


    Thanks guys for keeping me pumped and excited...
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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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    Keep it up young lady. You're doing great!
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    Nice job! Keep it up! (except for the falling, of course)

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    great job on your club riding..
    PLEASE stay alert for cars they are uncounsiuly trying t kill you most of the time. The rest of the time it is a consciounce decision.

    dont look at your tire head up eyes out. it's hard when you are tired.
    Cars make you weak.

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    One thing you must learn on a bike is to scope out everything while approaching an intersection, and I mean everything! Even while approaching shopping center driveways, I study the drive's eyes and make sure they see me before riding in front of the car.

    I have a hard time understanding some friends that don't take a second to look. Oh well, 12 years and I'm still in one piece!

    You're doing great! 3rd ride and 20 miles. Heck, you'll be doing a century in a month or two!

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    I'm a Cyclist! Missbumble's Avatar
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    Thanks guys....
    OOH i am a tad scratched up and black and blue form the fall.. And sore form the Body Sculpting class yesterday - but hopped on the scale and down 1.5 pounds form 3 days ago...I love cyclng..

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