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    Met one of my goals

    When I started riding again this last spring I set two goals I wanted to accomplish. Get to all the parks in Rochester and ride the Douglas Trail from Rochester to Pine Island. I finally rode the Douglas Trail. Including the ride to the trail head it was a 36 mile round trip and not counting breaks I averaged 12 mph out and back. I realize the speed and distance aren't all that great, but up till now my longest ride had been a couple of 20 milers around town. And the ride convinced me I need different handlebars.

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    GREAT stuff.

    What kind of bars do you need

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    Good for you, Steve!

    I reached a goal yesterday. I've been riding every day for about 7 weeks. At first, 5 miles was about all the legs and the butt could stand. But I added 1/2 mile every day. Yesterday I met my goal of 25 miles (actually did 26.5). Average speed was 14 mph. Next goal is 30.

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    Congratulations!
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    Good for you both in setting and achieving goals. It is a great motivator. Keep up the good work!

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    Congratulations on the good ride!

    Stay with it. Ride on. More goals will be established and met.

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    Mmmm. Goals. Good.
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    Congrats on meeting your goal. It makes all the work seem worth while when you're able to meet them. Keep up the good work!

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    To me this is one of the best parts of cycling. Personal goals that don't require competition with anyone but yourself. Stretching your limits and being the best you can. Congratulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    GREAT stuff.

    What kind of bars do you need
    Not sure. My bike has a type of straight bars where the grip is perpendicular to the frame. I am more comfortable when the grip is parallel to the frame. I'm considering drops but I prefer a fairly upright riding position so I'll just have to start looking. Then again, bar ends might do what I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    Not sure. My bike has a type of straight bars where the grip is perpendicular to the frame. I am more comfortable when the grip is parallel to the frame. I'm considering drops but I prefer a fairly upright riding position so I'll just have to start looking. Then again, bar ends might do what I want.
    Drops don't have to be real low. Some of us have them adjusted higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve0257 View Post
    Not sure. My bike has a type of straight bars where the grip is perpendicular to the frame. I am more comfortable when the grip is parallel to the frame. I'm considering drops but I prefer a fairly upright riding position so I'll just have to start looking. Then again, bar ends might do what I want.
    Most offroaders have bar ends and they do offer another position for the hands.

    And on the Goals-- Well done on meeting one but now you have that other one sitting on the crossbar. Don't let it get in the way.
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