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jasonball 08-02-10 06:51 PM

great ride this past weekend
 
so I don't really post much. but I just wanted to let yall know I had a great ride. I was out there by myself and just felt 1 with what ever was around me. I saw the road ahead and just kept going. though the ride was not long. it was very educational. I took the time to figure out my best gears and ride positions.

so I went 20.7 miles it took about 1:14 that was with the first mile and really slow warm up pace. is that a decent. time.

scrming 08-02-10 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by jasonball (Post 11219382)
so I don't really post much. but I just wanted to let yall know I had a great ride. I was out there by myself and just felt 1 with what ever was around me. I saw the road ahead and just kept going. though the ride was not long. it was very educational. I took the time to figure out my best gears and ride positions.

so I went 20.7 miles it took about 1:14 that was with the first mile and really slow warm up pace. is that a decent. time.

Any time you come home thinking it was a great ride... then it was a GREAT RIDE!!! :)

As for the pace... works out to 16.5 MPH... that is a probably a good pace but hard to tell without a bit more details...

irclean 08-02-10 09:29 PM

Any ride that didn't involve a crash, flat tire, or a moving violation is a great ride in my book.

jasonball 08-03-10 03:49 AM

I was good to go for plenty more but was unsure about going further with out a buddy out there with me. but think I'm just going to go for it this weekend. I'm see a 50miler in my future. I will post my route on map my ride next time.

Neil_B 08-03-10 09:21 AM

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Originally Posted by scrming (Post 11219650)
Any time you come home thinking it was a great ride... then it was a GREAT RIDE!!! :)

Ditto this. And congratulations to the OP!

Varina Drag 08-03-10 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by jasonball (Post 11221265)
I was good to go for plenty more but was unsure about going further with out a buddy out there with me.

Do you have a saddle bag with some basic equipment? You never know when something will happen and it helps if you ride prepared. I had a spoke break on me and I was able to rig the bike enough to limp home with my multi-tool (had to let the rear break cable loose). That and a cell phone in case you can't fix what ails ya. None of that helps if you're unconscious in a ditch, I know!

jasonball 08-03-10 05:27 PM

don't have the knowledge to fix a spoke but I do hae an extra chain, tube, co2.

Daspydyr 08-03-10 05:53 PM

Glad to hear you enjoyed your ride. I had a good one as well. I followed the advice of Retrogrouch (I think) and had an ice cream 3/4 through my ride. It is a good recovery treat.

Varina Drag 08-03-10 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jasonball (Post 11226219)
don't have the knowledge to fix a spoke but I do hae an extra chain, tube, co2.

I think you've got the basics. For what it's worth, "fixing" my spoke consisted of wrapping it around another spoke until I could get to the LBS. It was on the inside of my rear sprockets so I could even pull it out. Glad to hear you're enjoying yourself out there!

breadbin 08-04-10 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by jasonball (Post 11226219)
don't have the knowledge to fix a spoke but I do hae an extra chain, tube, co2.

you don't bring the extra chain out with you do you? do most people bring a chain with them cos you got me thinking now whether i need it or not. never broke a chain myself but of course i just tempted fate ha ha:)

oh and well done at the weekend - i reckon 16.5mph is pretty quick but it could be all downhill ha ha

CraigB 08-04-10 02:33 PM

I've never known anyone to carry a spare chain with them, unless it's the kind they use to lock the bike.


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