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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonball View Post
    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...

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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrming View Post
    Any time you come home thinking it was a great ride... then it was a GREAT RIDE!!!
    Ditto this. And congratulations to the OP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonball View Post
    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!

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

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    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.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonball View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonball View Post
    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
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    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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