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    Junior Member Cycle Goon's Avatar
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    First 25+ mile ride

    It's been a few weeks with the new bike and on average my usual outing is about 6-8 miles. And , as far as I see it , some moderate hills.
    Well I decided that since I have lost 12lbs, I was gonna treat myself to a longer ride. I found a local website that maps out routes based on distance and ability. I chose a 14mi trip with some great views. I found my way to where I was supposed to start and set off on my ride. The directions turned out not to be accurate and before I knew it I had already gone 14m. So I decided to find a main road back towards where I came from.
    I stopped in at a gas station to see how far it was to the main road and I was now already on it. I continued for 12.25mi which got me back to my car. What an afternoon. Exhausted but excited that my progress and ability is getting better. I rode the complete 26.25 miles in 1hr 50 mins. (4.2 min/mi)

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    good work!

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    Excellent.

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    Nice job!
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    Nice. Feels good, doesn't it. Pretty soon, you'll be posting about your first 50 miler.
    If at first you don't succeed, Skydiving is not the sport for you!

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    Congrats! I too have just returned to biking after MANY years off. I started slow and soon was doing 10+ miles every night and was taking a 30+ mile route on weekends. Last week I did a 55 mile trip with a friend - that was the limit of my endurance so far.

    Keep up the good work bro.

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    Very nice effort! Now let's loose the minutes/mile and graduate to average speed in mph
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    well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdtompki View Post
    Very nice effort! Now let's loose the minutes/mile and graduate to average speed in mph

    My avg speed was 14.2 mph

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    Great job...I too just got back from a long ride.....46km....average speed 15kph....now I have to work on getting faster. Enjoy your rides..
    Karen

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    Congrats on your first longer ride. You might give a look to MapMyRide; it may list a number of rides in your area. You could also just go for a ride and map your own.


    Mark

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    Way to go!

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