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    150 miles!!

    150 Miles in a week!!

    I know that's not much to some, but it 60 more than my previous record. 5 days at 30 miles round trip, and to be honest I don't feel totally drained. I guess you can improve with effort.

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    Grats!!
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    Congrats! It is surprising how much commutes can take out of you if you ride enough consecutive days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a1penguin View Post
    Congrats! It is surprising how much commutes can take out of you if you ride enough consecutive days.
    That's so true - I only have a 6 mile round trip, but I do it 6 days in a row and at first by the 4th-5th day, my legs would be shot. I still feel a twinge or two at the 6th day now, but nothing like what it used to be.
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    Great job and don't minimize it. Most of America could not ride 150 miles in a week!

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    Good job. 1+ on most of America could not ride 150 in a month let alone a week. That reminds me I have to get the Girlfriend out on the bike more.
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    No need to be modest, 150 miles is a lot.

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    I'm impressed. I think I've only broke a hundred miles a week a couple of times.
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    Until about ten years ago, I would max out at 100 miles per year. Way to go.
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    Thanks to all

    It is amazing what can happen in 3 months. It had been 25 years before that that I had been on a bike.

    This may sound sappy, but biking has changed my life. For the last 15 years I have been fighting my body to stay in the Navy. I just have not been able to get a handle on my weight. My inability to control being overweight has caused me to not be eligible for promotion and almost got me to be kicked out. By Wednesday I will be able to get on a scale and be in weight standards for the first time ever. It is an unbelievable feeling.

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    That is outstanding!

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    Awesome, keep it up.
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    In Escendo Est Verum

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    Quote Originally Posted by noyb72 View Post
    150 Miles in a week!!

    I know that's not much to some, but it 60 more than my previous record. 5 days at 30 miles round trip, and to be honest I don't feel totally drained. I guess you can improve with effort.

    Ron
    Congrats!! My commute is 30milesRT. I try to do it every day, but it can really wear me out and I've been doing it for 6months or so. Keep up the great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noyb72 View Post
    Thanks to all

    It is amazing what can happen in 3 months. It had been 25 years before that that I had been on a bike.

    This may sound sappy, but biking has changed my life. For the last 15 years I have been fighting my body to stay in the Navy. I just have not been able to get a handle on my weight. My inability to control being overweight has caused me to not be eligible for promotion and almost got me to be kicked out. By Wednesday I will be able to get on a scale and be in weight standards for the first time ever. It is an unbelievable feeling.

    Ron
    Thats NOT sappy and in fact i am to the point that i can eat what i want as often as i want and i sleep like a rock. GOOD JOB!
    "newbie at heart"

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    Riding to work all five days is a milestone by itself. A 150 mile week is nothing to sneeze at either. But of all of these I am most impressed with achieving your weight goal - setting a difficult goal, sticking with it and achieving it. Outstanding!

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    Outstanding, Ron! Every mile counts, and 150 miles is a whole lot of them! Keep it up, and good luck in the Navy. I look forward to hearing your post in a few months about the 200 mile week you had Bikes are addictive...

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