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Old 05-06-12, 01:19 PM   #1
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New personal record for distance, and feet climbed in a single ride!

So, today I climbed 4,993ft over 57.7 miles, in under 4 hrs (3:59:25) on the bike, and burned 2,846 calories! Feeling good! Starting to get hydration and fuel down for the ride.

Hills suck!

http://app.strava.com/rides/7995624
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Old 05-06-12, 01:37 PM   #2
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Way to go! I only climbed about 10% of that and it beat me up pretty bad
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Old 05-06-12, 02:03 PM   #3
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Connecticut has hills? Who knew?

I used to live up in Enfield and worked in Windsor. It's a nice area.

That's a heck of a day on your bike, nice work.

Oh and by the way - you should join the clyde Strava group. It's a social site, so be social.

http://app.strava.com/clubs/clydesda...bikeforums-net

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Old 05-06-12, 03:08 PM   #4
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dang nice ride, i think my heart would have exploded on that thompsons st climb
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Old 05-06-12, 06:35 PM   #5
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Connecticut has hills? Who knew?

I used to live up in Enfield and worked in Windsor. It's a nice area.

That's a heck of a day on your bike, nice work.

Oh and by the way - you should join the clyde Strava group. It's a social site, so be social.

http://app.strava.com/clubs/clydesda...bikeforums-net
Oh yeah, lots of sneaky hills in CT...and I just joined the Strava group...
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that's a beast of a ride, good job.
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Very well done! Yes, hills suck .... but it sure feels good when it is all said and done, huh?
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the ride is impressive and the time makes it double impressive. way to go
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That is a lot of climbing. I'd like to be able to do that someday, too bad there arent any mountains in IL. lol
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That is a lot of climbing. I'd like to be able to do that someday, too bad there arent any mountains in IL. lol

we have brutal wind my friend and i will call that close enough
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That is a lot of climbing. I'd like to be able to do that someday, too bad there arent any mountains in IL. lol
Avance, where abouts in IL. YOu can find some descent rollers closer to the river valleys, and if you plan your route correctly, you should be able to get a total cumulative climb in elevation (without subtracting the downhills) of a couple thousand easy...if not go to iowa, it may look flat, but trust me that is a deceiving notion.
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Right....next time I will use my eyes instead of asking impatient questions... immediately after posting I noticed you say you are from Maryville, IL. If memory serves me correctly, that is in fact in a river valley. IM sure Google maps can clear that up for me. I gre up outside chicago, and I agree with the winds. I was under the impression that farther southern parts of IL had some decent hills.... sorry for my enthusiastic although rather unthought previous post.

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