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    Fearless Isaiahc72's Avatar
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    My big ride yesterday.

    Yesterday I rode my Trek 7.1FX (700x35 tires) 144.3 miles through hills with 80-90F temperatures and about 30 miles of which were in direct head-wind. I hauled over 20lbs of gear with me, too.

    The ride was very tiring considering the very few hand positions (flat handlebars) and only having platform pedals. I rode from Springdale Arkansas to visit family in Cookson Oklahoma and back again the same day. It did take me about 10-11 miles of actual riding time. But I guess that's not too bad considering the conditions. And luckily, I had no mechanical issues at all so the bike rode very smoothly.

    I definitely realized how badly I want to convert to clipless pedals after a ride like that. And getting some drop-bars might be pretty nice.
    Last edited by Isaiahc72; 05-05-14 at 09:05 PM.
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    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
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    Congrats on a successful long day of riding. I just looked it up, and for randonneuring a 200 km brevet has a time limit of 13 hours and 30 minutes, so using that as a basis, you did pretty good (although you would have to count the time spent there in the 13:30.
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    Senior Member BobbyG's Avatar
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    Congrats!
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    You mean to say "10-11 hours of actual riding time" I believe.

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    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
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    Quite a ride!
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    Must... ride... more... Phil_gretz's Avatar
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    Kudos. Awesome feat. Well done.

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