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Old 09-01-08, 02:08 PM   #1
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Rough start this morning

It seemed like it took me forever to get started this morning.
I was finding all kinds of things that needed to be done before getting out. I just puttered around the house delaying the ride. (Looking forward to those hills...don'tcha know)
I felt miserable up until mile 5, then the body switched on and I had a blast for the remaining 30.
I've been finding that it takes me at least 5 miles to warm up and start enjoying rides, unless I'm commuting.

Of course NOW I want to get at least another 5 so I can log a nice even 40 for the day.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:02 PM   #2
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Yep, I seem to be going through the same thing. It takes me a few miles to get going too, mostly due to getting the knee where it actually bends........

I signed up for MapMyRide but my first attempt, admittedly while seeing triple on Saturday afternoon, didn't work out for me. All my routing seemed to be as the crow flies, even though I repeatedly checked the "follow roads" thingy. I'll mess around with it some more and start getting some routes entered.

There is someone who uses one the elementary schools about a mile from me for their starting point. So far, all of their routes are ones I've ridden. Your Church to the Dam ride is in their though.

Why Oh Why would you want to ride all the way out here and THEN climb out to the Dam? I shudder at the thought, lol.
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I notice that it usually is hard to get going also. It usually takes me a good 2-3 miles to get into a groove and start really enjoying the ride.
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I signed up for MapMyRide but my first attempt, admittedly while seeing triple on Saturday afternoon, didn't work out for me. All my routing seemed to be as the crow flies, even though I repeatedly checked the "follow roads" thingy. I'll mess around with it some more and start getting some routes entered.

There is someone who uses one the elementary schools about a mile from me for their starting point. So far, all of their routes are ones I've ridden. Your Church to the Dam ride is in their though.

Why Oh Why would you want to ride all the way out here and THEN climb out to the Dam? I shudder at the thought, lol.
When it asks you if you want to use the newer version of mapping tell it you want the older one.
I've had many problems with their new version.

(Cheesy French Accent) "I shall climb to zee dam because eet eez zaire!"
(then I'll ride back to town...cry a little bit...stop bleeding from the ears...and ride home)
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I feel you, it takes me awhile to feel good during the ride.

I also learned today that you should not eat Sonic on the same day as a big ride. urp.
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When it asks you if you want to use the newer version of mapping tell it you want the older one.
I've had many problems with their new version.

(Cheesy French Accent) "I shall climb to zee dam because eet eez zaire!"
(then I'll ride back to town...cry a little bit...stop bleeding from the ears...and ride home)
Hmm, I'll try the older one. I'm pretty sure I fell into the early adapter role and went for the new one.

Ya know, thinking about it, it's mostly slightly up hill on your return ride back out of here too isn't it? Well, at least to Shiloh or so.

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I feel you, it takes me awhile to feel good during the ride.

I also learned today that you should not eat Sonic on the same day as a big ride. urp.
Lol, about the only thing at Sonic on a ride day worth having is the Power Ade slush!
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Hmm, I'll try the older one. I'm pretty sure I fell into the early adapter role and went for the new one.

Ya know, thinking about it, it's mostly slightly up hill on your return ride back out of here too isn't it? Well, at least to Shiloh or so.
Ya! Slightly uphill. Here's the elevation profile (Wylie is in the middle):
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I'm the opposite - I get on and wonder why oh why did it take me so long to get back on (regardless of how long ago the last ride was). Then I start hammering. Then as I'm coming back I curse the ground and dream of a shower and my bed since I got so spent too early on
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I'm the opposite - I get on and wonder why oh why did it take me so long to get back on (regardless of how long ago the last ride was). Then I start hammering. Then as I'm coming back I curse the ground and dream of a shower and my bed since I got so spent too early on
It's taken me awhile to realize that I gotta hold back at the beginning of the ride so I can finish without feeling that I'm gonna hark up a lung and have the legs fall off.

That being said...I never got back out yesterday. The endorphins wore off and when I stood up to go back out, my knees protested (just a little).
I figured I'd let discretion be the better part of valor.
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