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    Good Ride Today

    It wasn't the longest but it was the toughest of the young summer. Liz and I decided to do the loop up through Hopkinton, along Rt 135, down South St, back to Hopedale. It's a 20 mile loop. The killer however is that the first 13.5 miles are uphill, no breaks. I used every freakin gear I could find and at one point on one of the steep sections, I was going so slow I thought I would tip over. But the weather was great and the legs felt pretty good, probably the best this year. We were pretty slow though at 1hr, 40 mins.

    Then I pushed the mower around the yard for an hour.

    And tommorrow I playing hookie to look for a new bike, carbon of course.
    And, I'm on schedule with my June goal of 250 miles. Life is good at 57.

    Oh yea, we passed three roadies going in the other direction, they all waved.
    Tim
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    It's always fun when they or anybody returns waves isn't it. Sounds like you had a great time.
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    Sounds like a nice ride - I know what you mean about going so slow you wonder if you are going to fall over - just think of it as a really fast track stand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude
    Sounds like a nice ride - I know what you mean about going so slow you wonder if you are going to fall over - just think of it as a really fast track stand...
    How do you think I learnt to trackstand.

    Great to get out and punish yourself, but big mistake to mow the Lawn. Should have got Liz to do it so that her muscles didn't tie up after such a hard ride.
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    Sounds like a great ride. I had the same thing, lots of roadies waved yesterday. The nice weather must have put everyone in a charitible mood. No hills for me though.

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