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Old 09-11-11, 01:55 PM   #1
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Longest ride so far...

65 miles today. No bonk. I've got a couple of 15 mile loops from my house. Actually one loop is 15 miles and the other loop is 17.5 miles. I did a loop and took a 10minute break at the house, ate a little and went for another loop. After three loops I had matched my longest ride of 50 miles. At this point my wife got on her bike and rode 15 miles with me, at a much slower pace. I finished the first 50 miles in 4 hours, including breaks. The ride with my wife was much slower; 15 miles in 2 hours. But, thats ok I think she will get faster with more training and a better bike. She is still pedaling a heavy Schwinn, so I am proud of her.
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Old 09-11-11, 02:03 PM   #2
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Way to go and congrats on breaking your old 50 mile record. Also glad to see that your wife is joining you on some of the rides. I'm also working with my wife to improve her riding speed and distance. Her furthest distance so far is 32 miles but she averages 10-11 mph, sometimes slower. It isn't bad for a tadpole trike but she wants to start doing more charity rides and at that speed, it would take her the entire day.
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Old 09-11-11, 02:06 PM   #3
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Now is the wife the same size as you and can she fit your bike? N+1 for you and you will still be able to Borrow The wifes bike if necessary.

65 miles is not bad and 50 in 4 hours is pretty good. Well done.
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You have accomplished your first Century - metric.

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Waytago! A goodly distance. Yeah, a metric century for sure! Go brag and enjoy!
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Nice going!!

How soon before your first century?

As for me, I'm still working on fitness to build up to a century. I did 70 miles Friday and 54 miles today, I'm getting close, think I need a better quality bib for a little more comfort.
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How soon before your first century?
He just did a metric. 62 miles.
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Old 09-11-11, 06:54 PM   #9
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As a young kid (45) checking in to see what all you 'old' folks are doing, I can say I'm impressed. I did 30 miles yesterday and I am sore, sore, sore. I'm working to get up to 50 miles and above, but can see it will take some time.

Great job.
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Old 09-14-11, 06:10 PM   #11
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I did a 200k last year w. my 30 yo son on the hottest summer day we had in Wisconsin-95 degrees w/ greater than 90 % humidity. Because of the heat and frequent stops to refuel it took us about 10 hours, the last 4 hours of which were not fun. I did learn that my interest in randonnuering was superficial and that a 400, 600 and 1000k rides were not in my future. I will leave Paris-Brest-Paris, 1200k, for the ardent cyclists and just ride my 20-30 miles a day!
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Old 09-14-11, 07:02 PM   #12
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