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    First 25K

    Ok so I did it, I set a new record of 25Km today I know it's not much but not long ago I could only do 5 K. I want to get a computer for my bike to record all my travels any suggestions. My knees hurt and I ache a little but besides that I feel good! I am excited I did 25 kilometers today wooo!!1

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    Congrats!

    Now just think what you'd be able to do next year!

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    Yeah next year im getting a road bike, no more 38 pound lugger!

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    Way to go.
    I remember my first ride in a couple decades - a whopping 2.5 miles and I was wiped out. What a great feeling it was when I hit 25km!Today I rode 104 miles. Your gola may or may not be that distance but going further than you have before is a feeling that can't be duplicated - only appreciated.
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    Ok so I did it, I set a new record of 25Km today I know it's not much
    I've been back in the saddle since 1998 - and I can still remember when a 5 miler (8k) kicked my ass.
    Congrats on the milestone, and here's to many more to come!

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    BTW, you mention that your knees hurt...
    They really shouldn't. What is your cadence like? It should be around 90 - which to new folks often feels oddly fast.

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    Congrats! 25k doesn't seem like a long distance when we all drive cars, but on a bike that's well over an hour of pedaling! Great job! But I do worry when you say your knees hurt. I have old knees and I worry when I start having knee pain. Perhaps your bike needs a bit of adjustment size adjustment (seat and stem)? Poor fit can lead to aches and pains.
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    Well I think im sitting too low but if I raise the seat I cant touch the ground with my feet and have to bend over further to reach the bars. It is my first bike and it is a little too big, also I have 1 leg that is turned out a bit so I have to pedal with my right heel more often than not

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    A seat too low will definitely cause knee problems. With proper fit, you won't be able to touch the ground will sitting on your seat. A shorter stem at a taller angle will help keep the upright riding position. It takes a while to get used to riding hunched over. More riding will help build the muscles. I can ride for longer stretches in the drops but at one time, it was uncomfortable.
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    Congrats on the ride.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scotiascotia View Post
    My knees hurt and I ache a little but besides that I feel good!
    Your knees shouldn't hurt if your bike is fitted properly. Check the saddle height and fore/aft position.
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    I did another 10-12K today!

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    Randonneuring may be in your future. Well done!
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    Banged out another 15K today, YEAAA BOY

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