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Notgrownup 08-11-13 10:10 AM

First time 25 miles...Made it back in 1 piece...
 
Well i did 26.4 miles this morning, had to drink 3-1/2 bottles of water but i made it, took me like a little less than 2 hours but i did it and i am not that tired...I feel good with myself for this milestone...just 2 months back on the bike after a 23 years hiatus from cycling...

Reelin 08-11-13 10:13 AM

Great!!! Good job!!

10 Wheels 08-11-13 10:15 AM

Good Effort...

Notgrownup 08-11-13 10:16 AM

Now i can look towards my first 50...

SammyJ 08-11-13 10:26 AM

Great Job, also love the CAAD 8!

Notgrownup 08-11-13 10:31 AM

Yes i love my CAAD8..it is the 2300 series but i feel very good about it...The weels are a little week for me (245 lbs) but will have a new set on it this weeks...can't wait to try them on the bike...

longbeachgary 08-11-13 10:37 AM

Great job.

MikeRides 08-11-13 10:51 AM

Congrats on your first 25 miles, I remember my first and had a blast! Think I rode it in less than 2 hours as well.

blackvans1234 08-11-13 11:05 AM

nice!
I have found that as I ride more, I become less sweaty and therefore need less water.

however yesterday I did my first ''climb'' and was sweating like a pig.

On the flats / rollers I am definitely less sweaty

lenny866 08-11-13 11:09 AM

Congrats....feels good doesn't it?

Notgrownup 08-11-13 11:19 AM

Does feel great... The humidity here this am was killer as we had rain last night and the sun was out with no clouds...

MRT2 08-11-13 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Notgrownup (Post 15948830)
Now i can look towards my first 50...

Savor the milestones. Enjoy all your rides. You came a long way in just a couple of months, and probably couldn't have come this far, this fast on your too small hybrid.

2 wheeler 08-11-13 06:36 PM

Good for you!

I'm hoping to accomplish the same thing tomorrow. I'm an over 60 clyde, so it's a big deal, to me! :)

Notgrownup 08-11-13 07:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MRT2 (Post 15950181)
Savor the milestones. Enjoy all your rides. You came a long way in just a couple of months, and probably couldn't have come this far, this fast on your too small hybrid.

Well i think i could've done it on the Hybrid but slower...It really is easier to put power to the pedal on the CAAD...

mrodgers 08-11-13 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blackvans1234 (Post 15948963)
nice!
I have found that as I ride more, I become less sweaty and therefore need less water.

Careful with that. Could be that you are use to it, but I work in 115 heat and 99% humidity all summer long. I find that as the day goes on, I sweat less and less. It is because I am becoming dehydrated. Normally I'd bet I put down close to draining the 5 gallon water cooler bottle during an 8-9 hour workday when it's that hot and I'm busy out on the floor for long extended periods of time (normally I'm in and out of the AC office all day.)

I literally begin to sweat 30 seconds after entering the plant floor it is so hot and humid. If I'm not sweating at work, I know there's a problem and I usually down about 4 of my 16 ounce jugs I have for water.

kingsqueak 08-11-13 08:47 PM

Congrats on the milestone


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