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    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
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    Longest ride since the Labor Day Massacre.

    Mrs. Grouch and I went on our first organized ride since I broke my hip. I took the 27 1/2 mile option that had no real hills but a lot of small ups and downs. The ups were harder than I expected them to be. Did I mention it was 91 degrees and the last 6 miles were into the teeth of a headwind? Overall I was pretty well satisfied with my performance but I found my way to bed about an hour earlier than usually last night.

    Friday morning is another (30 mile) ride with a group that I've never ridden with before. We'll see how it goes.

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    A might bewildered... Dudelsack's Avatar
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    Dulcius ex asperis.

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    Good work Retro-G.

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    Good for you, Retro! I hope it was fun and that you can build back up to your former level of cycling fitness.

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    Yay!! It's this sort of positive stuff that slowly but surely pushes the bad memories to the filing cabinet way down in the figurative depths of your brain.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

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    Know how you feel. I am a couple of months in front of you on the fitness- but mine was from laziness and not an injury. Only took a couple of rides for me to start feeling right so let us know how you feel after Fridays ride. If "Gentle" enough- you will be on the way back. If they take you up a mountain at 20mph- do a few more rides.
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    Inspirational !

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    I take it no roadies got smoked on the ride?

    Supposed to be pretty hot here, too, this coming weekend.
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    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
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    My Friday ride didn't turn out the way I had planned. When I got to the start area there were ACRES of parking but I couldn't find a group of riders. I eventually found some cars but no riders. They were supposed to leave at 9:00 but I'm thinking they made an early start to beat the heat.

    I did a 16 mile ride by myself on a levy top. I averaged 13.5 MPH so I'm pretty happy with that. The levy top is a trail that I'd never ridden on before and I think Mrs. Grouch will like it so that's a plus.

    All-in-all a good morning.

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