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    Junior Member PghRider's Avatar
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    Day of Milestones

    After a little over two months of riding I hit two milestones on the same day. I do not post much (guess I am more of a lurker with a username ). As of today I have lost 20 pounds and I was able to keep an 18 mph pace for an hour long ride. I am down to 235 with the end goal being somewhere around 200, maybe below. I just wanted to post to say thanks for all of the information and motivation I gain from this section of the forums. It truly helps get my rear on the bike every day. Thanks again and keep pedaling.

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    Great Job! Its fun to see a little progress isn't it?
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    Was your whole hour-long ride all downhill?? B/c that's the only way I could manage that kind of pace! Good going, I'm impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PghRider View Post
    After a little over two months of riding I hit two milestones on the same day. I do not post much (guess I am more of a lurker with a username ). As of today I have lost 20 pounds and I was able to keep an 18 mph pace for an hour long ride. I am down to 235 with the end goal being somewhere around 200, maybe below. I just wanted to post to say thanks for all of the information and motivation I gain from this section of the forums. It truly helps get my rear on the bike every day. Thanks again and keep pedaling.
    Good job!! Keep it up, be stronger, ride free!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by delmalpz View Post
    Was your whole hour-long ride all downhill?? B/c that's the only way I could manage that kind of pace! Good going, I'm impressed.
    I felt that way last year. I felt that way as early as June this year, too. But last week I hit 16.8mph average for 1 hour and 4 minutes on a loop. I was so close to 17mph I could taste it... and I could smell 18mph a short ways off. I'm not sure I can hit it this year. But definitely next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    I felt that way last year. I felt that way as early as June this year, too. But last week I hit 16.8mph average for 1 hour and 4 minutes on a loop. I was so close to 17mph I could taste it... and I could smell 18mph a short ways off. I'm not sure I can hit it this year. But definitely next year.
    Way to go, to you, too, then! I do love the short little bursts when I get going at a pretty good clip...but as soon as the trail starts curving upwards the least little bit...turtle-mode! Anyhow, I imagine I would improve even more if I just rode more than once or twice a week. So that's a goal.
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    It was mostly flat. I think that I got lucky with conditions and everything just"clicked" that day.

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