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    Feeling GRRRREAT after my best ride of the year!

    Yesterday I took part in Brett's Ride, a local charity ride that raises money/awareness for a rare form of pediatric cancer.. There were several rides to choose from, the longest being a 52 miler that I elected to do. http://brettsride.org/

    It was a very cool, windy but beautifully sunny Sunday morning when we set off and I was feeling pretty good. I was with a few cycling buddies and within 5 miles or so we found ourselves with a pack of about 10 riders that were going at a good clip. We were having so much fun riding the paceline, I didn't even notice that we polished off the first 22 miles in just under 1 hour! After blowing by the first rest stop we stopped at the 2nd at about mile 32 to refill water bottles and eat a banana and fig newton.

    Then the climbing began with the last 20 miles being a series of toughish climbs into a 15-20mph wind. Before I knew it we crossed the finish line. My time was 2:51:54 at a moving avg of 18.4mph over the 52 miles which featured almost 3,330 ft of climbing. Though I have felt strong riding lately, frankly I was amazed at the pace. This ride has really got me pumped up and ready for another, perhaps the Tour de Pig this Sat.

    Here is a link to the Garmin data. http://connect.garmin.com/activity/118709817
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    wow. great job!

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    Senior Member 1855Cru's Avatar
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    It was an indulgent post, but i was bursting with pride and wanted to share with this board

    I started riding almost exactly one year ago and my first ride was a bit over 3 miles at an 11mph pace and I was pooped!! With the help, support, advice and encouragement of the good folks on this board I have developed into a competent rider who loves to ride!!

    I look forward to all the two wheeled adventures that are in my future
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    Terrific job! Congrats!
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    rawk on!! I'd be proud too!
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    AWESOME!!! You got this type of result only after one year of riding!!! You're my new hero! I just started riding about 6 weeks ago, so maybe this time next year I will have a similar post...
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    whoa. that's fast!

    ok, so if i keep training (once i put my bike back together) and lose another 30lbs maybe i can do that...although...you must have a quick little roadie huh?

    i can't wait to be part of that *wooOOOSH* that zooms by me instead of the quiet solitude of a lone, slow rider.

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    Lone slow rider is a wonderful thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhender02 View Post
    AWESOME!!! You got this type of result only after one year of riding!!! You're my new hero! I just started riding about 6 weeks ago, so maybe this time next year I will have a similar post...
    Definitely!!! You just have to get out regularly (i typically ride 3 times a week or so) and challenge yourself to do harder rides. I joind a local bike club and go a lot of their group rides which have really pushed me to get better. Though i have not lost any weight over the last 6 months, I have gotten much, much stronger on my bike. Keep at it and you'll see the change in no time

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeydentity View Post
    whoa. that's fast!

    ok, so if i keep training (once i put my bike back together) and lose another 30lbs maybe i can do that...although...you must have a quick little roadie huh?

    i can't wait to be part of that *wooOOOSH* that zooms by me instead of the quiet solitude of a lone, slow rider.
    Yes my Cervelo R3 is a speedy little thing There's nothing wrong with a nice, long, slow, solitary ride though, sometimes it's nice to do that, smell the roses and have a good think. Of course racing along at 30mph+ in a paceline is pretty cool too
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    Awesome.

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    nice work.
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