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    Senior Member one_beatnik's Avatar
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    Rode my age plus 13

    Some gorgeous, some cruel today. I decided to ride home the long route after church today and didn't take into account the effect wind would have. The total ride can be seen here including an elevation chart: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path...om-church-long

    There is the second east bound section just south of Anita that was just rude! They didn't cut anything from the hills when they laid this road and half of it was falling apart with patched sections of gravel. Then the 15 to 20mph south wind made it "interesting." Going north was a hoot though! One of those hills I hit 42 mph pulling a loaded BOB. Fun!! That's where you discover whether you've packed right. I did.

    It was my longest ride of the year by 20 miles and I can say I was ready, but I'm shot now. Of course the last section was that nasty head wind. Oh well. All in all a good ride.

    Hot shower did wonders. Now where's my ibuprofen?
    Dan in SW Iowa...
    life is lethal; none of us gets out alive!

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    gone ride'n cyclinfool's Avatar
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    Good job - was it a birthday ride?
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
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    Banned. The Weak Link's Avatar
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    Couldn't tell how far you went fomr the site because it only posted values in kms. Nature abhors kms.

    Otherwise, good job.

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    Rode your age plus 13? I didn't know we let teenagers post here!
    Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW! WHAT A RIDE!"

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    Senior Member one_beatnik's Avatar
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    I didn't know we let teenagers post here!
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    Ha! I wish! The ride was 65 miles. No birthday thing, just to ride.
    Dan in SW Iowa...
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