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    Senior Member Brutal.Roadrnr's Avatar
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    Second 30 mile loop

    Well I did a 30 mile look last week and it nearly killed me, this week I made some changes and it went much smoother.

    #1 I brought 2 bottles this time, one was a frozen bottle of thinly-mixed Gatorade that at the 2 hour mark was nice and cold. My energy level after the 2 hour mark was greatly improved and so I didn't slow to a snails pace after that.

    #2 I have a mountain bike with straight bars, on hills and other areas I find I am putting a lot of pressure on my hands leading to numbness. I am moving my hands closer to the center of the bars during this time, the numbness is reduced and I find that I can push a bit harder and the wind isn't pushing on me as much.

    #3 I took a small break to investigate one of the small cemeteries I pass along my route. I felt a bit guilty about intruding on the grounds, but it is a historic landmark. So I wandered around taking shots with my old iPhone. The gravestones were very old for the most part...

    Revised Facebook Album Link

    But after I got home, I still have some energy left and feel great.
    Last edited by Brutal.Roadrnr; 05-29-11 at 11:01 AM.

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    B.R, Do you have bar ends on the handlebars? Excellant hand hold for climbing and for an extra hand position. Facebook pics didn't work.

    Brad

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    Senior Member Brutal.Roadrnr's Avatar
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    I do not have bar ends, they are on the 'to buy' list, right after the IRS gets done with me.
    Last edited by Brutal.Roadrnr; 05-29-11 at 11:02 AM. Reason: I think I fixed the facebook album link too....

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