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Old 08-23-07, 08:46 AM   #1
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2 Personal Bests

I achieved two personal bests on Monday. The first was riding 36 miles at an average speed of 17.5 MPH. The second was that I completed a 72 mile ride with an average speed of 16 mph. The best I had accomplished before that was a 31 mile ride at 15.9 average mph.

It must have been the new jerseys making me more aerodynamic

I did get bit by a wasp again and this time I have pictures. If I can get on the computer tonight I will post the them .
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Old 08-23-07, 09:00 AM   #2
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Old 08-23-07, 09:09 AM   #3
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Congratulations! Let me know what jersey you bought - I need one like it to attain those speeds
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Okay, well here are the pictures finally.
You can see on the left side where the Wasp bite me...to the right is where the darling stung me.

Here is a picture of the Jersey I wore when I did that 17.5 MPH average.


Heres the back



I think I know why I went s fast
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Sandwarrior, forgive me if my memory is bad. But you doubled your greatest distance??!!!?? Or was it the time you did it in? Either way, congratulations!!! Way cool!

I started to look at your old posts, seeing if I could figure it out by myself, but all I saw were wasps, skunks and bike thieves after you. It was too much excitement this early in the morning.
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No,my best distance this year was the 102 mile ride I did. This was a 72 mile ride, an out and back. I rode from my house down the Highline Canal trail, to the cherry creek, to the North platte (the end) and back again. The fastest I had ever ridden this ride ( and that was only 23 miles of it) was at about 16.5 MPH average speed, so I beat that by a 1 Mph average speed and increased the distance an additional 13 miles. My fastest ride this year was a 33 miler at 15.9 mph avaerage. So here I did 72 miles and still managed to maintain 16.0 MPH average, doubling my distance at speed and then some.

I hope that makes it clear as mud
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Nice jersey. And congrats on your new land speed record!
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I achieved two personal bests on Monday. The first was riding 36 miles at an average speed of 17.5 MPH. The second was that I completed a 72 mile ride with an average speed of 16 mph. The best I had accomplished before that was a 31 mile ride at 15.9 average mph.

It must have been the new jerseys making me more aerodynamic

I did get bit by a wasp again and this time I have pictures. If I can get on the computer tonight I will post the them .
Way to go!!! Sorry about the sting, and above the tan line at that...shouldn't the new jersey have protected you???

It is also refreshing that a bunch of folks haven't co-opted the thread to talk about how well they have done on recent rides. Which reminds me that yesterday I......never mind.

Great ride, congrats
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I know he didn't get under the sleeve this time. Sparkles thinks he might have bitten/stung me through the jersey material . Now thats a thought!
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