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Old 08-18-08, 08:33 PM   #1
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So I hit the trail tonight only planning on an easy 15 or so miles. At the first road crossing I was right behind a very fit looking guy and girl in Ragbrai jerseys and decided they would be good to try and pace. We took off up a long 4 mile false flat, I picked a gear and spun it at 90. They pulled ahead but I was able to keep them at about 50 feet ahead. I paced them for about 6 miles until they pulled off at thier car. I felt good so I thought i would just keep going. I pushed it one gear harder on each section than I usually do, kept my cadence between 90 and 100 and finished the ride strong but tired at an average speed of 15.8 mph.for 25 miles. I thought I did pretty good last week on this loop at 14.6.
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Old 08-19-08, 02:01 PM   #2
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Always nice to best oneself. Congratulations!
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Old 08-19-08, 05:46 PM   #3
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Awesome! That's the kind of thing worth getting excited about!

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So I hit the trail tonight only planning on an easy 15 or so miles. At the first road crossing I was right behind a very fit looking guy and girl in Ragbrai jerseys and decided they would be good to try and pace. We took off up a long 4 mile false flat, I picked a gear and spun it at 90. They pulled ahead but I was able to keep them at about 50 feet ahead. I paced them for about 6 miles until they pulled off at thier car. I felt good so I thought i would just keep going. I pushed it one gear harder on each section than I usually do, kept my cadence between 90 and 100 and finished the ride strong but tired at an average speed of 15.8 mph.for 25 miles. I thought I did pretty good last week on this loop at 14.6.
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Old 08-19-08, 07:20 PM   #4
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I'll bet that it sure made you feel good!
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Old 08-19-08, 07:47 PM   #5
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Great Job! Its always good to "follow" a fit girl on a bike! I've know to pull leg muscles and limp for a week!

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Old 08-20-08, 05:13 AM   #6
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Great Job! Its always good to "follow" a fit girl on a bike! I've know to pull leg muscles and limp for a week!
It's too easy to end up not watching where you're going and riding through massive potholes though
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Cool Beans...great ride!
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