Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    Senior Member Allen55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marietta, Ga
    Posts
    312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Almost 12 miles. PR for me.

    11.6 miles. I could have gone another 5-10 miles, I think, but had an epic Clip fail. Lol. I actually pulled ahead of Martin and Daniel because they had stopped for a second. I kept going to pull over to the right and stop to wait on them. Unclipped my right foot because I was gonna rest my hand on a fence. Slowed down and leaned left. Lol. Busted my ass again. My left elbow and knee hate me now.

    It was awesome riding with Daniel (Dahamac) and Martin (Punkncat). I could not have asked to be with two nicer guys for a ride. I slowed them down, and not one time did I hear them complain. They helped me a. Lot with my technique and were all around fun to ride with. Thanks guys for helping me!

    I actually stopped because my knee was getting puffy and I was afraid it was gonna swell up on me. Im still proud of my little effort. I know 11.6 miles is a warmup for most, but it was a milestone for me.
    Allen
    Riding since 09-16-2011
    TREK 7000

  2. #2
    Senior Member imacflyr3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    East Central Illinois
    My Bikes
    Scattante road bike
    Posts
    150
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great job!

  3. #3
    Senior Member goldfinch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Minnesota/Arizona and between
    My Bikes
    Trek Madone 4.7 WSD, 1969 Schwinn Collegiate, Cannondale Quick 4, Terry Classic, Gary Fisher Marlin, Dahon Jetstream XP
    Posts
    3,921
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations! I know it took me a couple of months before I could do 10 miles. You are moving right along!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Black wallnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Ellensburg,WA
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Broadway, Specialized Secteur Sport(crashed) Spec. Roubaix Sport, Spec. Crux
    Posts
    1,781
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good for you Allen. It took me almost 2 months before hitting 11 miles. Take your time and enjoy the ride.


    Mark

  5. #5
    Senior Member mymojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Plano, Texxas
    My Bikes
    '10 Specialized Allez, '09 Cervelo S1, '93 Trek T200 (tandem), Rocky Mountain Metro 30
    Posts
    517
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Excellent! Just keep chipping away at it. Every time you get on the bike, you win the battle.
    "It's the 41. If you don't have cool stuff, you suck. If you have cool stuff, you still suck" - Velo Gator

    "The 41 reminds me more of the big brawl scene near the end of Blazing Saddles." - mprelaw

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    cherry hill, nj
    Posts
    5,929
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    amazing Allen! Great job! Before you know it, you will be riding more and more and more and then look back and see your old posts and a smile will appear on your face. Great job!

  7. #7
    Senior Member mkadam68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles.
    My Bikes
    2012 MotorHouse road bike. No. You can't get one.
    Posts
    3,600
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Visit The C-Blog : the blog about cycling.

  8. #8
    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upland Ca
    My Bikes
    Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
    Posts
    20,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Nice but why in the world would yout stop and place a hand on the fence. Stop, disengage both feet, both on ground straddle top tube. Anything else is a risk. You will continue to fall if you don't make a proper stop on the bike.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Allen55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marietta, Ga
    Posts
    312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Nice but why in the world would yout stop and place a hand on the fence. Stop, disengage both feet, both on ground straddle top tube. Anything else is a risk. You will continue to fall if you don't make a proper stop on the bike.
    Um, yeah. Now i know that. LOL. Wont make THAT mistake again either!
    Allen
    Riding since 09-16-2011
    TREK 7000

  10. #10
    Senior Member Seattle Forrest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
    11,075
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Setting a personal record is always an exhilarating feeling, and, as an added bonus, it gives you a new goal.
    Don't believe everything you think.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Allen55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marietta, Ga
    Posts
    312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Im kind of embarrassed about my "PR". It is what most people would consider a warm up. But, dadgummit, I did it and it was further than I had ever gone.
    Allen
    Riding since 09-16-2011
    TREK 7000

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    207
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    12 miles is great! Congrats! How is the knee? Swelling does not sound good....

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Maple Grove, MN
    Posts
    501
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well done!
    2012 Trek 5.2 Madone
    1985 Raleigh Olympian

  14. #14
    Senior Member Allen55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Marietta, Ga
    Posts
    312
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's just puffy around where the ground came up to meet it. Not really swollen. Elbow is busted, but not real sore. I think it hurt worse because I fell on that SAME knee 4 days ago. Ill be fine! I wanna go out tomorrow and do a recovery ride of 5-8 miles just to keep the blood flowing in my legs. Depending on how I feel, may go further.
    Allen
    Riding since 09-16-2011
    TREK 7000

  15. #15
    Senior Member Keith99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    5,804
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Allen55 View Post
    Im kind of embarrassed about my "PR". It is what most people would consider a warm up. But, dadgummit, I did it and it was further than I had ever gone.
    This one shows you have some balance. My wish for you is that within a year you think of 12 miles as a warmup.

    For me distance never was a big deal, it was feet climbed. Once I could make climbs out of the San Fernando Valley the sky was the limit.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

  16. #16
    Senior Member avmech's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Jupiter Florida
    Posts
    197
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Keep it up! Soon it will be 15, 20, etc...................................

    Well done, even with the fall. Did that myself about 2 weeks ago as I was stopping for a water break..................................of course there had to be someone that saw me
    2003 Trek 5200
    2012 Trek 7500

  17. #17
    LBKA punkncat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    OTP South
    Posts
    2,069
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Allen,

    Great job today. I am glad you had a good time with us, I know that I did. Your fall over was no big deal, I have done it, and I am sure others here have done it as well. Time in the saddle will make everything work out. Just continue to have fun and keep that positive attitude you had today. It will be a breese for you.

    When I started riding again going one mile was an accomplishment. At that time going to the stop sign up the street seemed like a big deal. More time riding and now that stop sign is across the county....You will get there if you stick with it. You already have powerful legs, you just have to condition your muscles and your respiration to going farther. That takes a bit of time, and offers the time you need to work out the little kinks that experience will teach you to avoid.

    I look forward to riding with you again soon.
    One Foot Less

  18. #18
    Senior Member bwilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    south carolina
    My Bikes
    trek D.S. 8.3,2013 Trek Marlin
    Posts
    106
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    congrats
    2011 Trek DS 8.3
    2013 Trek Marlin

  19. #19
    Senior Member magohn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Woodinville, WA
    Posts
    1,504
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great job and it sounds like you had great buddies to help you along...

  20. #20
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Allen55 View Post
    Im kind of embarrassed about my "PR". It is what most people would consider a warm up. But, dadgummit, I did it and it was further than I had ever gone.
    First, read your own signature line.

    Secondly, please stop comparing yourself to others in a self-deprecating way. Your companions rode with you because they wanted to meet you and liked your company. Accept that fact. Like yourself.

    That said, I'm glad you had a good time, and your clipless fall didn't lead to an injury.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    My Bikes
    '74 Schwinn Le Tour (x2), '83 Bianchi, '96 Trek 820, '96 Trek 470, '99 Xmart Squishy Bike, '03 Giant Cypress
    Posts
    489
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good for you, it's always awesome to go on a nice long ride with others! Just remember, the only person's mileage you need to worry about is your own. Keep working to go further, and it will happen. (now go ice that knee!)

  22. #22
    Senior Member JimF22003's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northern VA
    My Bikes
    2008 Trek Madone 5.5, 2009 Cervelo R3SL tdf edition, Cervelo R5 with Di2
    Posts
    2,483
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You did great, and don't feel a bit embarrassed.

    BTW the first time I did 20 miles I told everybody. I'm still proud of that, given my condition at the time.
    2009 Cervelo R3SL TdF Edition, Ultegra Di2
    2011 Cervelo R5, DA Di2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •