Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Further North than U
Bikes: Spec Roubaix, three Fisher Montare, two Pugs
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131 mile Clyde Ryde
I hesitated to post this since it's essentially a cross post but I figure there are other clydes here that don't frequent the 50+ group and it might be of some small interest. I've dropped about 65lbs and weigh in at about 215 now and need to drop another 25 lb or so but I'm at a plateau for sure. That being said, three days ago I rode from Denali Natl Park area, Northward back to my house for a total of 131 miles over 9.5 hrs in the saddle and about two hours of resting/eating/stopping here and there thrown in.
the garmin connect data tells all http://connect.garmin.com/activity/106055038
but it lies regarding the max speed. I never hit 70.9 mph. The graph was probably more accurate than the data on the sidebar. It's taken me about a year and a half... last summer, last winter and this summer to go from less than a mile to this ride. I could not have done it if I had been working full time (I'm mostly retired). Alaskan winters don't help but I do spinning and have winter bikes too so I was able to hold the line during last winter and hope to not gain any weight back this winter. It's a scary time as most clydes/athena's can relate to when you're working at losing weight and see less exercise in your future.
This was a good birthday challenge and I had bail-out points setup with my wife so I could call and cry if I had to 'cause I was not at all sure I'd pull it off. Finished strong and could have done 25 more without question. Sweet.