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Old 05-19-07, 02:01 PM   #1
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great road ride today.........

TWL and I got in a 36 mile road ride today. And what a ride it was. I tip my helmet to TWL for coming up with a great route! Lots of small country roads, with creeks running along. There were some hills, and that was good in that it presented challenges to be overtaken, and I realize now that I need to get in much better shape. Now, I find myself wanting to better that distance, and it would be easy on a flatter route, but I've got to admit, the hills do add something (besides pain!)
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Old 05-19-07, 02:14 PM   #2
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Be careful- You are turning into a cyclist. Wanting to get into better shape is a sure sign of that. Next you'll be saying you LIKE hills and get bored on the flat bits.
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Here are some stats: we climbed 2675 ft. in 36 miles, or 74ft/mile, which for some people is pretty hilly. Moving speed was around 12 mph which is fine for a LSD ride. I was going into the office to get caught up on stuff, but its going to have to wait for about a 2 hour nap.
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Here are some stats: we climbed 2675 ft. in 36 miles, or 74ft/mile, which for some people is pretty hilly. Moving speed was around 12 mph which is fine for a LSD ride. I was going into the office to get caught up on stuff, but its going to have to wait for about a 2 hour nap.
Is an LSD ride what I think it is? Did you see the sky melting into the road? Did your bike seem to float? I'm amazed you could ride and do hallucinogens at the same time!
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LSD = Long Steady Distance. A long ride, ridden at a pace which can be maintained with minimal effort. Often used in the off season, to rack up base miles.
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I like DGs version better.
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Old 05-19-07, 06:27 PM   #7
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LSD = Long Steady Distance. A long ride, ridden at a pace which can be maintained with minimal effort. Often used in the off season, to rack up base miles.
I didn't know it stood for that as well.
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I'm trying to imagine an LSD with The Weak Link but my mind won't even wrap around that idea.
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I know some of you fellers consider 36 miles a warm-up, but I am really bushed right now. Nothing hurts. I'm sure that comes tomorrow. I just took a 3 hour nap and am totally wiped. I'm glad my wife is OOT. I couldn't have gotten away with this much cycling indulgence otherwise.

Two weeks from now I'm gunning for 40 miles. I'm 54 so I think it'll be well within my capabilities to go my age this summer.

PS. Neither of us had our cameras, so we couldn't document 1) There are some very scenic roads withing 10 miles of my house. I didn't know they were there until I started biking. 2) I was wearing bibshorts and spuds. Freeranger was wearing sweat pants and a Target shirt. Kind of OCP meets the Fred. 3) I scarfed down a Little Debbie Lemon Pie. It gave me diarrhea. I wished I wasn't wearing those bibshorts right at the time. 4) If it weren't for a lifetime of Little Debbie cakes and assorted indiscretions, I probably wouldn't have gotten a pinch flat when my lardbutt ran right over a big pothole.

But enough of me.
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Is an LSD ride what I think it is? Did you see the sky melting into the road? Did your bike seem to float? I'm amazed you could ride and do hallucinogens at the same time!
I know I had visions of flying up the hills in the big ring, never having to downshift, but alas, turned out that I must have been hallucinating, as I just barely made it up a few using the granny!!
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If LSD helps on hills, I am willing to give it some consideration.
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My wife was feeling pretty good today, and she said why don't you go out for a ride. I probably took me all of 15 minutes and I was out the door. I did 37.61 miles and averaged 12.76 in 2:56:47 and the best part of the ride was, I knew I had the bike dialed in. I'm been playing with it for months and finally got it. Got back, went to the airport with my kid and I just got back from bingo ( didn't win), but had fun meeting different people. I wish I could go faster so I could ride farther, but that's it for now and I had fun doing it. Take care and ride safe, LSD can be bad for you, you know.
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I scarfed down a Little Debbie Lemon Pie. It gave me diarrhea. I wished I wasn't wearing those bibshorts right at the time.
It was probably those Carter's Little Liver Pills you big doper.
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Ah yes, the single disadvantage of bibs.
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Old 05-19-07, 11:02 PM   #15
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Ah yes, the single disadvantage of bibs.
Yes. They are a real pain when you go for the porcelain.
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Old 05-20-07, 06:12 AM   #16
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It was probably those Carter's Little Liver Pills you big doper.
The real problem was that I hadn't um, cleaned out my liver prior to the ride. That and I'd used up all the helium around the house so I couldn't, you know, inflate my liver with it so I could lighten the load, if you are knowing what I'm saying.
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