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    Just wanted to share my First Decade!

    I completed my first decade run today. Took about an hour. So pumped. Please understand my area is not that easy to get around because so much traffic. I actually took 2 miles just to get to the actual bike lane friendly areas. The traffic light gods were with me at the time because they turned green as I approached the lights at the crossings. Got passed by 2 friendly Road Bikes who were talking as they were going about 15-17 mph...uphill I have a lot to learn and look forward to. Good sunrise also. I would have stopped to take pics but was too busy watching for traffic. And I learned that I am definitely going to get the Ergon bar ends because I was starting to get sore with my hands in the same position... I started putting hands up on the bar like I had bar ends, and they actually started feeling better.

    Like I said, am so pumped right now, so sorry for the rambling. Btw finally took on this on this one hill that was pretty daunting and conquered it. Even learned to shift the front gears to make the hill climb easier WOOT!!!!

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    What is a decade run?

    Great job!

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    Well I figured people are always talking about their Century Runs (100 miles), that I can scale it back to my capability the Decade run ( 10 miles ) LOL. I'll eventually get to a Century by next year.

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    very nice! Great job!

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    Congratulations on your ride! "Decade Run" - pretty creative term. Keep on riding and stay excited!
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    Eh, I figured it would be something to movtivate me to keep getting better. Next goal is the Silver Run (25 mile)....like the anniversary LOL

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    I think it's the use of the term "run" that's causing people some confusion. At least it did me.
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    Indeed... running 10 miles is flying! or is that also confusing?

    At any rate, congratulations and good luck hitting 25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    I think it's the use of the term "run" that's causing people some confusion. At least it did me.

    Agreed.
    I do go on 10 and 25 mile runs. (although I'm sure not doing those 10 milers in an hour!)

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    What should I call it then? Ride... I guess?! lol Yeah I thought about Run being pretty confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMadridRN View Post
    Please understand my area is not that easy to get around because so much traffic. The traffic light gods were with me at the time because they turned green as I approached the lights at the crossings. I would have stopped to take pics but was too busy watching for traffic.

    How much traffic are we talking about? I ride in the streets of Chicago and find I feel safer in heavy traffic than when I get out of the city and have cars whizzing past me at 45 mph and above.

    I also find heavy traffic safer than a MUP trail at prime time. The downfall of it is the lights and stops signs kill your average speed quick and the constant starting from a dead stop eats your leg power quick.


    Congrats on the new personal best! now get of the internet and go ride 15 miles

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    I enjoyed the topic title when I saw it and thought 'literary talent.' It's nice to have fun while you're typing too.
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    Congratulations on your first Decade! Next it will be a Score!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
    Congratulations on your first Decade! Next it will be a Score!
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    Congrats and keep pedaling. Before you know it you will be riding 20-40 per ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FMadridRN View Post
    What should I call it then? Ride... I guess?! lol Yeah I thought about Run being pretty confusing.
    Half the fun of posting in these forums is confusing the old-timers. You can call it anything you want. Sometimes I use the term "run" also.
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    Well I'll be darned. I did a Double Decade yesterday. Did both sides of Badman's hill. Ha It ain't so Baaaad anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phread59 View Post
    Well I'll be darned. I did a Double Decade yesterday. Did both sides of Badman's hill. Ha It ain't so Baaaad anymore.

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