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    My First 25 Miler Today, YES!!

    TWENTY FIVE MILES TODAY!! All I can say is HO-CHEE-MAMA!, WOWYZOWY!, OMG! & GADZOOKS!! The 12.5 miles due east of Oakdale (CA) on Hiway 120 is a hill climbers dream but it just about killed this old fart! OK, that's a BIT of an exaggeration but it sure as heck did test my mettle. One really strange thing is that while I rode 12.5 miles east, when I turned around and headed home I must've taken the short route 'cuz at my front door the odometer read only 24.88 miles! Anyway, it was a good test of my endurance and I'll probably stick with that for awhile or go back to flat land riding.

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    Congratulations. You probably rode a little straighter on the way home. Keep it up and you will be doing a century before long.

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    Good job! Get your panniers ready. However, I'd ditch those motion detector alarms

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    Outstanding, that is great news for your riding progress, Louis. You are hooked, like the rest of us, it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    TWENTY FIVE MILES TODAY!! All I can say is HO-CHEE-MAMA!, WOWYZOWY!, OMG! & GADZOOKS!! ........
    Good Golly Miss Molly!!!! Anxiously awaiting your next distance update.

    Like that little bunny rabbit you just keep on going and going and ......

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    keep up the good work...and enjoy,, live the dream

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    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
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    Next ride, 30 miles!
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    Good for you. It's only going to get better.
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    Chapeau!

    the difference in distance mileage is normal.
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    Great accomplishment. You will continue to improve for sure. Won't be long before that will just be a normal distance. Sounds like you are really enjoying it and that really is the goal. Keep up the good work.
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    Is this the same Highway 120 that comes off of 395 above Lee Vining and goes to Benton? The Descent after Sage Hen Summit.jpgIf so, this should look familiar. This was taken after the descent off Sage Hen. I've ridden along here on the Mammoth Fall Century and on the Eastern Sierra Double Century.

    If you rode 25 miles out there we should see you on the double in a couple of years!

    Rick / OCRR

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    right on man!
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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