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    Ive been challenged!

    I have been challenged by a member of this forum who shall remain nameless. My challenge is to complete a 21 mile ride. My plan is to go out on Sunday and do 25. I really think I can do 25. I HOPE I can do 25. LOL.

    The challenge is ON!
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    No, not really. Mr. Cranky's Avatar
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    Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.

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    Easy peasy, just limit it to small or no hills and pace yourself. Take breaks often if need be and lots of water. My first 25 was about 2 years ago and it felt good.

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    I know you can do it.

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    You and that little Train Engine can do it. I know you can, victory cigar tomorrow.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    The trick is to not psyche yourself out. Just ride further. And know you can do it.

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    You gonna name the othr challenges? Recipe coming your way by the way. Sorry it took so long.

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    You got this... have fun.

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    Stop and rest every 5 miles.
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    My first 25 was 5 years ago, started out cycling to a neighboring village and kept on going. You can do it. Believe in you, believe in your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil_B View Post
    The trick is to not psyche yourself out. Just ride further. And know you can do it.
    On a similar note...

    If you have a cyclocomputer, turn it upside down on the bar so you can't see the distance. I recently started doing this, and last weekend I ended up being at 80 miles when I thought I was at 50. It's a great way to lose track of distance and go further than you intended.

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    thats a really good tip Mith. Its funny, especially in the wind, how you put so much energy out and feel like you have gone miles to just find you have only gone 8 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen55 View Post
    I have been challenged by a member of this forum who shall remain nameless. My challenge is to complete a 21 mile ride. My plan is to go out on Sunday and do 25. I really think I can do 25. I HOPE I can do 25. LOL.

    The challenge is ON!
    And?

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    Woke up sick today. Migraine kept me in bed most of the day. Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow and can get the ride in.
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    I tried one time riding with a headache and it is NOT a good thing to do. Thought it would clear up but it just made it worse. I find I have more headaches in summer time. Yuk.

    Good to rest up.

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    Migraines suck!!!!

    I don't get them often but when i do,good god all i want to do is die.If you have never had a true migraine you are so lucky.

    Hang in there Allen.
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    I'm just getting started and road 25 miles a couple of days ago. Lost 3 pounds and I had kind of hit a wall before that. I hope you can get out and ride soon. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwilliams View Post
    Migraines suck!!!!

    I don't get them often but when i do,good god all i want to do is die.If you have never had a true migraine you are so lucky.

    Hang in there Allen.
    I only ever had one, and yes, I wanted to die.
    You can do it Allen!!! Its alot easier that you think. My longest has been a little over 30. All this cold weather and snow has been keeping me from those long rides lately.

    Go you!!
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    Hey Allen - How'd it go?

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    It hasn't yet...Ive been pretty sick. Will try it this weekend.
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    If I were in GA, I'd join ya to help you make the distance. You can do it, though.....just pace yourself and it ain't a race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen55 View Post
    It hasn't yet...Ive been pretty sick. Will try it this weekend.
    Sorry to hear that. Keep your chin up and you will be spinning along before you know it...

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    I don't see 25 as a distance that should be a problem, unless someone is so unfit it is a danger.

    Barring weather and/or your own mind working against you.

    I have been out some places where for someone where 25 is a reasonable goal where I can see how the wind could sap their will.

    So try to plan so you should not get a headwind on the way home, make sure yuo won't fry, freeze or get drenched and then just remember it is not a race. See what there is to see as you ride. 25 miles is at least twice as long a ride if you are not having fun.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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    keith: that was a real rude comment

    "I don't see 25 as a distance that should be a problem, unless someone is so unfit it is a danger."

    it is something you grow into. His last ride was 11 miles.

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    I remember when 10 miles took when hours to recover from.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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