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Old 07-13-13, 09:37 PM   #1
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My Ride Today

So, Saturdays, is typically our big ride day (wife and I), today was our longest ride to date at just shy of 28 miles. We have been biking about a month. We picked a spot to ride from that had a few hills, then flats, then had to climb the hills back to our truck. I gotta say I am wiped out, I know 28 miles isn't much for a lot of folks, but man, my body is feeling it tonight. Still getting a big upper body workout on these rides, but my upper body is in really bad shape, strong legs (fat guy carries a load every day) but even my legs are feeling it. So any way just wondering if this is normal, for the most part, I mean I know every one is different. Wht kinda mileage are you doing and how does it effect your body? By the way I am 48 years old, weigh in at 233 and 5' 8", so more of a draft pony than a Clyde, hahhahhah

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Old 07-14-13, 06:15 AM   #2
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Grats on your ride Jimbojo. Im older than you (63) and was in bad shape when i started out. Its taken me 2 years of slowly increasing my effort to get to the point where Im comfortable doing 20 miles a day - day after day.
anyway grats again to you and your wife

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Old 07-14-13, 06:53 AM   #3
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28 miles is nothing to sneeze at
That's quite a few miles after only riding for a month
You will probably be sore and tired for a day or two
A short easy slower ride today 7/8 miles will help to get some of the kinks out
or take today off and do it tomorrow

I myself will ride 35/40 miles one day a week then several slow shorter rides
for 4 or 5 days before I do a longer for me ride of 35/40 miles again

I been doing this for a little less than 2 years and I have seen a lot of slow progress
but Im not in any hurry to ride a century at 25 mph
Im 255 lb at 6ft 54 yrs old

My first month of riding I don't think I ever rode more than 12 miles round trip on any single ride

So ya I would say your normal
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Old 07-14-13, 07:19 AM   #4
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I have been riding a out for about ahead and a half.i am 5'7 and curre toy weigh about 300, my longest ride to date is about 28. I live in a Very hilly area where flats don't seem to exists lol. I think 28 is amazing after only a month!
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