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Old 08-20-12, 06:35 PM   #1
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A new week, a new milestone...

Today's ride:
Time: 1 hour, 12 minutes,
Distance: 12 miles
Avg Speed: 9.9 MPH
I'm not ashamed to admit it; I had to ride a two block long section in front of my house about four times to get it to 12 miles, but I got there. That is a new personal record for me. A month ago, when I first bought the bike, I couldn't do five miles. I hope to do a personal best of 20 miles before the end of the month.


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Old 08-20-12, 06:53 PM   #2
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Hey good for you. I'm pretty amazed at how fast I've progressed.

What seems to most limit the length of your ride? For me, it seems to be more discomfort from sitting on the saddle than general fatigue. I worked up to 35 miles this last Saturday, but I took 3 5 minute walk breaks along the way. I couldn't have done it in one sitting. At the end, i think the rest of me could have gone further.

This was on a crushed limestone trail on a hybrid. I haven't had my old road bike out for a while.
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Old 08-20-12, 07:14 PM   #3
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First I congratulate you on your progress!

Second, this made me chuckle

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I'm not ashamed to admit it; I had to ride a two block long section in front of my house about four times to get it to 12 miles, but I got there.
One of my first rides was 30 laps of the 1/2 mile loop around my house. My neighbors think I'm nutso!!
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Old 08-20-12, 07:20 PM   #4
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9.9 ain't a bad average! Soon, 2 hours!
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First I congratulate you on your progress!

Second, this made me chuckle



One of my first rides was 30 laps of the 1/2 mile loop around my house. My neighbors think I'm nutso!!

Ill often ride a 1 mile loop around 2 streets that are near my house. I live on a somewhat busy street and when I get out of work at 11 pm if I dont feel like going on main roads Ill just bang out 15 or 20 quick miles, and the neighbors dont look at me funny at that time cause they're mostly all in bed!
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Congrats on the progress.
Keep riding and before you know it, 20 miles will be "easy".
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Old 08-22-12, 02:34 PM   #7
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Well done, keep up the good progress.
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I just got back on a bike after a 2 month lay off.I just did 12 miles today. 35 miles the past 3 days. Legs feel like lead tonight, but I live in the hills. Every route I take has steep short climbs or long gradual ones. Good job pretty soon 9.9 will be a memory then 15-17 avg!
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I just got back on a bike after a 2 month lay off.I just did 12 miles today. 35 miles the past 3 days. Legs feel like lead tonight, but I live in the hills. Every route I take has steep short climbs or long gradual ones. Good job pretty soon 9.9 will be a memory then 15-17 avg!
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