Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Spokane/Tri-Cities WA
Bikes: mountain bike, road bike
first 50 miler
Ok, it was only 45 miles apparently, but was listed as a 50 mile course.There were a couple of other BF members who rode this route a week ago. They convinced me I could do it. I happen to meet another BF member who offered to ride with me. Since I had a riding partner I was committed to doing the ride.
We finished in about 3 hours. It was a milestone in my riding. Some might suggest I should have done another 5 miles to get to my 50. I will be honest the last two miles my thighs were hurting and I don't think I could have eecked out another 5. The last 15 miles seemed to have some grade to them. My legs were doing fine until the end, then they started burning like if I was climbing a hill, but there wasn't any recovery when I got a break. I stretched after the ride and then when I got home again. After showering they feel fine
I learned I need to make some small adjustments to my bike. One of my knees was a little sore and the foot on that side was also sore, I think I need to figure out how to adjust my pedals.
But overall I'm glad I did it. I will let you know tomorrow for sure