Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Whittier, CA
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix
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Well, you know what they say... fall of the horse, get back on... if you don't try you won't succeed etc etc etc. 2% isn't a lot but it translates into 100 feet per mile.
Now you have a goal!
You can't expect miracles right away, as annoying as that is. 25 is a solid ride too, and depending on the heat it can be a bear. Congrats on a solid effort.
Did you eat enough? Drink enough? Was it hotter than normal out? I don't think you need to eat anything special for a 25 mile ride and water is usually sufficient, but that presumes you had breakfast first. (I'm assuming you rode in the morning) I'm just reading into your "tank felt empty" comment. I like to drink watery gatorade when it's really hot out, and I'll have a clif bar at the half way point of a ride that's 40 or 50 miles long.
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