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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-13-10, 05:18 PM   #1
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Woo Hoo - I rode 25 miles today

25 freaking miles, I usually tap out at 12.

I have been riding infrequently over the past couple months since getting my bike and usually get easily winded, but this morning I decided to concentrate on form and very deep breathing.

I usually take a stop at 6 miles for a drink, but this time I paused at 12 miles. I was inhaling deeply through my nostrils and out through my mouth instead of panting which is a normal activity when I am exhausted so I didnt feel like drinking until much later.

25 miles later I felt like I could have gone on another for 10 miles but the sun was beating down and I was supposed to meet my wife in like 10 minutes.

I nearly died on a short ride on Wednesday because of a steady incline and I am going to tackle it this Wednesday using the same principles - form and deep breathing

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Old 02-13-10, 05:23 PM   #2
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That is good. just saying.
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Old 02-13-10, 08:22 PM   #3
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Congrats on going 25 miles. Its going to get easier from now on from what I experienced. I hit the 20 mile mark and then everything keeps getting easier now.
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Old 02-13-10, 09:57 PM   #4
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Awesome! Every milestone is a reminder that we can go even further. Keep it up and there is no limit to where you can go.
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Old 02-14-10, 01:09 AM   #5
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Good job. I was so proud when I hit my 6 mile mark and my 13 mile mark. I'm looking forward to that 20 mile mark.
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Old 02-14-10, 03:56 PM   #6
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Congratulations, that is awesome!
I was hardly able to ride around the block when I started, if a monkey like me can do it, you're set dude!!! Congrats, that is some great mileage, you will find yourself able to go further and further as time progresses. congrats again, you deserve it!
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Old 02-14-10, 04:11 PM   #7
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Keep up the good work T_R. Remember, air and water are your friends.
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Old 02-14-10, 09:55 PM   #8
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Way to go! Once you reach 25, longer distances are easier and easier!

I envy you the warm weather; it was just above freezing yesterday when I went out for my first ride of 2010.
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Old 02-15-10, 06:07 AM   #9
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We expect your first century ride report before year's end...

Well done!
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Old 02-15-10, 06:49 AM   #10
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Congrats on the milestone - I hit my first 50 mile ride this fall - looking forward to spring to knock out my first century
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Old 02-15-10, 07:28 AM   #11
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fabulous!

BTW: Breathing in with an open mouth and breathing out through pursed lips creates a little more pressure at the aveoli in your lungs providing more osmosis of the air (and oxygen) molecules. breath deep my friend. do not starve the engine.
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Old 02-15-10, 05:42 PM   #12
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Thanks for the encouragement, next goal is to ride my age in another couple weeks (40) and do a century by middle of the year
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