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Old 09-24-06, 09:26 PM   #1
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Just needed to tell someone!

I just rode 14 miles today Wohoo!!! Sorry just had to 6say something I just got my bike on Thurs and its the first time riding in about 10 years!

Oh by the way the Delaware Canal is an great ride. I'm looking forward to next Sunday. Hopefully one day in the not to distant furture I can ride the whole trail.
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Old 09-24-06, 09:40 PM   #2
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Wow, Congratulations, sounds like a great ride!!!
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On the Pa side or the NJ side? The Pa side has had protions washed away in the flooding in 2005. It hasn't been restored. On The NJ side, you can rid from Frenchtown to Lambertville.
Oh, BTW, congradulations on your ride, don't give up.
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Cool! Nice ride.

When I first got into riding (first ride in like 10 years too), my first ride was 14 miles too.

Then it suddenly became harder for some reason.....but eventually got back up again. Yesterday I rode my age for my birthday (36 miles).
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I was riding on the PA side I went from Yardley to Jerico Creek then back. I decided it was a good turn around spot due to the fact that there was a tree laying across the path. I'm looking forward to next Sunday hopefully going farther. It did start to look a little washed out where I turned around at so. We will see.
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Well done. Do some easy rides in the evenings, to keep you legs in tune for the longer ride at the week-end.
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Old 09-25-06, 12:12 PM   #7
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And don't try to add too much distance too quickly. Good job.
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Old 09-25-06, 12:20 PM   #8
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I'm actuall suprised that I am not that sore in the legs, but we will see tomorrow things like to catch up with me 2 days later.
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I'm actuall suprised that I am not that sore in the legs, but we will see tomorrow things like to catch up with me 2 days later.
Sounds as though you have a bike thats dialed in for you if you are not sore- Try a 20 miler and let us know how the butt feels.

That is not joking- Train yourself into riding- Don't do too much at a time, and watch out for that saddle. Normally the first bit on a bike to find a tender spot.

Now rub it in time- for the birthday riders amongst you- one of the forums has ride your age on your birthday as a regular event. I can assure you that this is an aim for most of us to get into. Takes some training and for those that are not fit now- has to be built up to.

The forum that has the ride your age thing as a regular is the 50+ forum.
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Fourteen, fourty four, or four hundred...who cares? The point is that you rode and are happy! Great Job!
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Sounds as though you have a bike thats dialed in for you if you are not sore- Try a 20 miler and let us know how the butt feels.

That is not joking- Train yourself into riding- Don't do too much at a time, and watch out for that saddle. Normally the first bit on a bike to find a tender spot.

Now rub it in time- for the birthday riders amongst you- one of the forums has ride your age on your birthday as a regular event. I can assure you that this is an aim for most of us to get into. Takes some training and for those that are not fit now- has to be built up to.
Haha I only mentioned my legs. I didn't say anything about my behind, thats a different story. But i know that is common. I suppose I could try for 23 miles next sunday my b-day is in a few months. My plan is to ride everyday at least 20mins and my long trips on Sundays.
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Great job there. I rode 15 miles my first time out and my tush was a bit tender. A little over a month later and Im up to 70 miles once a week. Keep riding and if you have trouble with the soreness, look into a good saddle, riding shorts or some combination of both. Also remember that its not a bad idea to have shorts with different chamois if you get them so they may pressure you in a slightly different way, and most of all, keep riding and have fun. You may find twenty minutes a day wont satisfy your riding lust after a time though, and you will be trying to find ways to fit more riding time in.
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Skytoproberts, you might think about coming up to Tinicum Park, Erwinna, on October 15 for the Central Bucks Bike Club's Covered Bridges Ride: http://www.cbbikeclub.org/?body=cove...fd461b8f01c89c. There's a flat 20 mile ride, with a rest stop about half way, where you can take a break if you need it.

Later, you might also check out CBBC's "D" rides (I lead one D ride each month), for some cycling companionship and to learn some new roads and skills.

leob1 mentioned the NJ side: the NJ bike path doesn't end at Lambertville, but goes all the way to Trenton, I think. Before the flood damage, the PA side used to go all the way from Morrisville to Easton. Skytoproberts, you can vary your route by crossing the river, say at Washington Crossing.
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I would love to come out for the covered bridge ribe, but unfortunately as my plans are tentatively I am going to the ALDHA Gathering (Appalachian Trail hikers get together) in WV the 13th-15th. If my plans change I will defiantly go. I will definatly check out the D ride.

Where abouts is the PA side washed out and how bad?
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Where abouts is the PA side washed out and how bad?
Intermittently, all along its length, and where it's bad, it's impassable and even awkward to "portage" through, carrying your bike. For example, near the Bulls Island pedestrian bridge, north of Stockton, the path was reduced to, and remains, rubble. There are sections in the New Hope area that are in decent shape. It's a "take your chances" situation.

BTW, every now and then, I see someone on a bike ride with an Appalachian Trail patch on his or her jersey or seat bag.
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Congrats, Skytoproberts! At the advanced age of 22, you are almost riding your age already!
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I'm going to hit 22 miles on Sunday.... At leat try to. I'll let you guys and gals know
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I'm going to hit 22 miles on Sunday.... At leat try to. I'll let you guys and gals know
Let me make a suggestion: go up to Prall's Mill (in Stockton, NJ) or Bulls Island and ride north along the river on NJ's Rte 29. You may find it an easier ride than the towpath because the crushed gravel of the path creates more resistance than the smoother road surface. And the shoulder is 5-6' wide, so there's lots of room. One way, from Stockton to Frenchtown is ~11 miles; from Bulls Island to Frenchtown, it's ~8.5 miles.
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Hmmm, I should have done the ride your age thing yesterday.

I did ride, but am doing night shift - 10 hours. Also I managed to smack my back/pelvis yesterday. Is it okay to do it on the weekend after your birthday?
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Im sure it is. Considering my Birthday is in February but I just bought my bike so I consider it an early birthday present... gess I will be riding 23 miles then. I'll have to check out Prall's Mill it may not be this Sunday though, but thanks for the suggestion.
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Good job! It just gets better with every mile.
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