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    Now with tartar control.. TheAnalogKid's Avatar
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    First ride of year for BikeForums newbie

    Took my first ride of the year saturday. It was pretty cold, I forgot gloves, but it ended up being quite warm. Well, the weather was warm then cold, then warm again (as it tends to do here in No. Colo.)

    I ended up riding about a mile of narrow county roads to our city trial, which for the northern 5 miles, runs along the lakes we have. After that fist mile; however, both my lungs and legs were BURNING. I started to wonder what I was getting into, but I contiued, marking a "bailout" spot from the trail about 2 miles ahead.
    The day from then on turned into something GREAT. I pedaled along, NO ONE else was out, and reached my first "bailout" spot, riding past it continuing down he trail. I picked another spot to leave the trail and go home, but rode past that too. I ended up going the most of the way through town on the trail and finishing with a loop through neighborhood streets back to my place.

    It felt great to finally get out and get a fairly decent ride in for the first time this year.

    More rides to come...

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    Welcome! Sounds like a good ride.

    A buddy of mine over on bikejournal.com did a solo century north of Boulder yesterday. I think he went up around Carter Lake. Keep an eye out for him if your in the same area. He rides a black Specialized Allez triple.

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    Welcome,
    Sounds like a perfect first ride to start the year out. To set goals, and go beyond them does make one feel good about a ride. You should log into Bikejournal.com as N7CZ mentioned above. Looks like a good place to keep track of your rides.

    Hope you get back out soon,

    Denny
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    Last edited by TrekDen; 02-21-05 at 12:52 PM.

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    Burrrr, I bet those hands did some time in the pants to warm up! Stick with it now that you've started, you can stick with us too!
    Those voices in your head aren't real, but they have some great ideas

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    Thanks guys, I'm going to try to go this weekend too, maybe after work one day this week.
    Being 60F right now, it is perfect for riding, but alas, I am stuck in my flourescently lit cubicle printing out maps....

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