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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 05-23-11, 11:17 AM   #1
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Completed my first 50 mile ride...

This past Saturday, I did my first 50 mile ride - the Cross Timbers Classic held out of Texas Motor Speedway Ft. Worth, TX. It actually ended up being right at 52miles according to our computers. I completed the ride - with 2 stops - in 3hrs 34mins. Had some cramping in the quads from about miles 43-47, but they went away.

Did anyone else participate in this ride?
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Old 05-23-11, 11:31 AM   #2
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Im not in the area but GREAT work!!
I hit my personal best of 40 miles this last weekend too!
Doesn't it feel good to beat personal records?
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Old 05-23-11, 02:21 PM   #3
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Congrats, now go for the big "C"!
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Old 05-23-11, 02:28 PM   #4
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Congratz. I'm hoping to complete my first half-century probably in the next 2-3 weeks. 42.5 miles is my longest so far...
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You could go for the mc first before the c...
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Old 05-23-11, 03:42 PM   #6
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This.

I'm gonna do the 100K at Hotter N Hell this year. I could probably train hard and complete the 100miles, but, being my first time at HHH, I would like to enjoy it as much as possible.
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Old 05-23-11, 03:55 PM   #7
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Job well done! I got calf cramps the first couple of long rides I did. Made a slight cleat adjustment, and make sure I get lots of fluids the first part of the ride. After a couple hours, it's too late and almost impossible to catch back up if you are behind on fluid intake.
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Congratulations! I'm training to do the 100k at the Tour de Cure in July starting at TMS (the ride starts with a lap around the oval behind a pace car - I want to see how high up the banking I can ride ). I'd then like to do the 100 mile ride at HHH. Of course I've only done a 40 mile ride so far so we'll see how things go. I'm planning on doing a 45 mile ride this weekend.
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Congratulations! I'm training to do the 100k at the Tour de Cure in July starting at TMS (the ride starts with a lap around the oval behind a pace car - I want to see how high up the banking I can ride ). I'd then like to do the 100 mile ride at HHH. Of course I've only done a 40 mile ride so far so we'll see how things go. I'm planning on doing a 45 mile ride this weekend.

Good luck on the 100 miles. I will be there - but only doing the 100K.
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MrClyde is correct - stay on top of the fluid intake. If you get behind, cramps are inevitable.
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Old 05-27-11, 01:35 PM   #11
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Congrats on the ride, just curious as to how many us camelback type hydration as oppose to bottles
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Old 05-27-11, 01:38 PM   #12
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It may be posted elsewhere, but what are your stats? Weight,height, bike, time to train, etc.
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Old 06-04-11, 12:00 AM   #13
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I`ve added longer cranks,190mm, and new saddle, new shorts, and my bottom still seems to be the deciding factor on length of rides. I guess it just takes time. Right now a 20 mile ride, rolling hills mostly, is about all I want. Going tomorrow to have lbs to fit bike now that I`ve added new components. Hope this helps with ability to ride longer. Still pretty happy with current distance. Heat is also a pretty big factor.How long did it take for you to accomplish your 50 mile ride, was it solo or group ride?
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