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    Minor breakthrough for newb

    Hi all,

    Got my new road bike after riding around on the mtb long enough to know it was for me. The last few weeks, I've been doing 8-17 miles every other day. I was going further but could never seem to break the 20 mile mark.
    Well yesterday I did my normal 17 mile routine as sort of a warm-up for todays ride. A guy from work rides and we met up and did a 30 miler. Thats 47 miles in 2 days..a personal best.
    We had perfect 60 degree weather and beautiful backroad screnery almost the whole way. At one point we saw a pumpkin in front of a farm that had to weigh a few hundred pounds, lots of farms with horses and river/lake front riding. I feel great too...wish we rode a little longer. Just a few minor aches in the posterior and need to adjust my right cleat forward since I felt minor numbness.

    If you are struggling with doing longer rides, invite a riding buddy because it helps.
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    Congratulation on the ride.
    Good advice for LD riding.
    Now you messed up. Get a camera and go back and take a pic of the pumpkin.
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    Hey a breakthrough is a breakthrough!! Congrats!

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    I am happy for you! The miles always seem to go faster when in good company. In a few months or so i will be hunting for riding partners too!
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    Good job!

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    Good job! consistency is number one, if you keep at it you'll be up to 47 miles in a day in no time at all!

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    Congrats and I want to see said pumpkin!

    47 miles is no small deal. I made my 30 miler and was so proud of myself I felt like putting on the Yellow Jersey and thanking my sponsors, LOL
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    Congratulations. And please bring a camera next time. You do have a "next time" planned soon, right?

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    Man....I wish I did have a camera. I brought one on earlier solo rides but thought bringing it this ride would slow me up. Won't make that mistake again.
    I expanded my normal ride to a 22 mile loop every other day and was working on bettering my time. That is until it started getting dark right when I got out of work. It forced me to get a rear blinky and headlight and keep to the backroads.
    This weekend is supposed to snow here in Connecticut so who knows, Santa might bring me a trainer.

    To make up for the missed pumpkin, heres a page of pics from a ride earlier this year.

    http://www.cornbread.com/~ratta/gall...=158&g2_page=2
    Last edited by XYZsniper; 12-02-09 at 05:33 PM. Reason: hooked on phonics didnt work for me
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