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    Senior Member glowrocks's Avatar
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    Longest Ride to Date! (w/pics)

    I've been riding since June and have gradually worked my way up so that 10 mile rides are no longer a big deal. My longest before today was about 14 miles.

    I'm planning on riding in a 25 mile group ride in early October and decided it was time to step things up if I want to enjoy the upcoming ride.

    It was a nice, pleasant fall day and once I got riding it seemed I just couldn't stop. When it was all said & done, I had gone 21 miles!

    I'm tired, but was in no way wiped out when I finished, so things are looking good for my October ride.

    Here are a couple of photos from today's ride including a map of the route.

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    Feels good, doesn't it?

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    Senior Member glowrocks's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomD77 View Post
    Feels good, doesn't it?
    That it does!

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    Good for you! Congratulations.
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    Senior Member teachme's Avatar
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    Awesome! Good going!
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    Nice pics. Looks like you're ready for the 25 miler.
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    It only gets better. I like your riding country. Can't go wrong: either North, South, East or West. Nice straight lines. Looks pretty flat, too.
    Fuji S10S, Trek 1.1

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    Nice! Thanks for sharing. Keep pedaling!

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    Congratulations!

    I love riding those dirt and gravel roads on my touring bike.

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