Friend of Jimmy K
Join Date: Apr 2002
Bikes: A lot: Raliegh road bike, 3 fixed gears, 2 single speeds, 3 Cannondales, a couple of Schwinns
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Congrats on working towards a century. They are a blast. Don't worry about being pokey, that's where the fun is, you see a lot more. I remember my first I nearly died when I got off the bike and my legs were still frogging, they hadn't done that since my last date on the side of a rock face.
I also made the mistake of not cooling down and walking out some of that ride, as well as continued hydration. I cramped up that night, like I'd never cramped before, it was really bad. I had to get up and walk and stretch, and that's really hard when you can't stretch you legs in the first place. It was a valuable lesson.