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Old 08-16-09, 06:02 PM   #1
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Another Goal Down - 1/2 Cent

Got my first 50 miler yesterday, I have been riding for about 2 months, and love it, up till yesterday 32 miles was my max. Felt good to ride my age and get 50 in same day. I ran out of water on last 15 miles, considered jumping in a few ponds I passed. Finished at 13.9 mph, last 10 miles were pretty slow. Next up - Century ride.
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Old 08-16-09, 06:26 PM   #2
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That's a good speed for an LSD ride in this area. Are you planning an organized century in this area soon?
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Old 08-16-09, 08:11 PM   #3
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Watch the water thing during this August summer heat. If I or any of my friends run low on water we always pop into a gas station and fill the bottles at the bathroom sink.
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Old 08-17-09, 05:04 AM   #4
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Congrats on the milestone.
As you prepare yourself for the century, you'll probably hit another milestone, the metric century, 62 miles.
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