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    i went on a 26.2 mile ride today, and i finally hit 1000 miles on my bike!!!!!. awesome.
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    Went on an exercise ride..

    What is a Hybrid ? It can be commuter, but as 65er pointed out any bike can do that on a
    person needs. ( I agree, 2 or 3 mile commute you could ride anything you wanted. ), there
    will always be people who disagree with our own concept of something. Nothing wrong with
    that. It can be a performance bike (?), I struggle with that concept, to me performance
    means faster etc..., ( not a Hybrid )...It can go off road to some degree, and rough gravel
    roads should be ( NO ) problem ! Like when I met up with the guy on a Road Bike sub 15
    pounds, could not make it a couple hundred yards, LOL...Road was 3 miles long..for me it was
    nothing..Why does everyone seem to hate the term Hybrid...( ? )..It can even double as light
    touring bike, ( why do we have this Forum ), if most people think it it is bogus ! IT seems to me
    that it is a multi purpose bike, that never will come close to being a MTB, or a Road Racer, Etc...
    But it can provide you with exercise, off road riding, commuting, light touring, transportation,
    and just plain fun..The bike manufactures have capitalized on this ! Calling a FX 7.9 a Hybrid
    and then calling it an comfort road bike.. Hybrid, ( a multi purpose bike ), people spend
    more time bashing them than helping others...And if a Hybrid is any bike that does not fit
    into any other category, Maybe you should take another look at the concept..Move to another forum that better fits your riding style ! As for me, I love my ( Hybrid ) ! Richard

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    It was a weekend with beautifull yet not too hot weather here and probably the last one of the year, so I decided to give my bike a nice ending-of-the-summer ride.
    I wanted to conquer as many steep hills as possible, so I started off at my house and rode to Sint-Goriks-Oudenhove ... then I rode up "de beerendries" and back down the other side towards Brakel ... then I rode to Geraardsbergen and rode up "de kapelmuur" ... then I rode back down the other side towards Atembeke and rode up "de bosberg" for the first time.
    At the top, my wife and baby were waiting for me and we went for a walk in the woods, followed by a drink in the pub on top of the hill.

    The top of "de bosberg":



    A nice special triple-style beer called "boerinneken" afterwards:



    The course, which was a bit more than 30 kilometers:



    I averaged 28km/h and I was happy enough with that ... it was supposed to be a nice day out, not a body-wrecking massacre
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    I hope you didn't have to get off and walk like these guys.
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    Yesterday? To CICLAVIA! It was awesome, here are some pics. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamarae...7625012949953/
    Be the change you wish to see in the world - Ghandi

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    Your picture is not showing there, qmsdc15.

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    It's not my picture. I stole it from the internet. Don't tell the copyright police.


    Tamara, great slideshow! Looks like a great event, colorful city, well photographed!

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    Jefferson to Herndon Iowa and back. 26 miles round trip - our longest so far (we r noobs). Beautiful day for a ride on a great bike path.

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    26 miles is a good ride, whether your a noob or not.

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    10/14/10 Osan Air Force Base, South Korea to Yeonmu-dong, South Korea. 44 miles total then a ride around base to make it a solid 50. Note to everyone here: Native South Korean drivers are the most dangerous drivers I have ever encountered. Red lights are optional. Cars that merge with oncoming traffic don't give cyclists the right of way. Drivers that pull out of a driveway look right, then look at the dashboard, and then turn. They don't even glance at oncoming traffic. Also, what the heck is up with the cars here? They all have televisions on the dashboard!
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    Yikes! That sounds hair raising!! Very brave ride!!

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    It definitely wasn't what I am used to. It scared the piss out of me. I actually miss urban riding in the states!

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    17.4 miles through the old NE Oklahoma lead mining belt last evening in 52 minutes.
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    7 mile loop around the house with a few big hills, ( Thinking of the new bike the whole time ) LOL...Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by newokie03 View Post
    17.4 miles through the old NE Oklahoma lead mining belt last evening in 52 minutes.
    You averaged 20 mph over 17 miles? That's nice!
    Either your computer isn't calibrated right or you are really hitting it ... is it a course with huge hills or mostly flat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
    You averaged 20 mph over 17 miles? That's nice!
    Either your computer isn't calibrated right or you are really hitting it ... is it a course with huge hills or mostly flat?
    That is mighty fast. My personal best is 16.1 miles in 60 minutes. I was pretty stoked about that one. It was a windless night and on flat terrain.

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    I know that is fast because I go about the same speed.
    I do mostly runs of about 12 or so miles through hilly terrain though.
    It all depends on age and fitness level, so I am not trying to brag here ... just wanted to congratulate him on his nice average.

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    Why anyone would ride such short distances is beyond me. I'd be embarrassed to post about 12 mile rides.

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    Same goes for long distances ... I don't get why people want to ride for a hundred miles to nowhere for no reason.

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    You are the only one who is not afraid to admit the short rides.

    I rode 0.5 miles each way to a local brewpub where I met my mother for lunch. (true story)

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    What a bike!

    To let you know who i am.I'm xoxoxoLive son Well i got my new schwinn tourist about 2 weeks ago.And i give it a five star rating well the only thing i had to change out was my sattle for a more comfortable seat than a small seat.and my highest speed average is about for three miles i can go about 20.5 MPH and that is me without drafting my dad.but i never get lower that 19 MPH and its not that i cant go farther that is what we could sqezze in at the end of the the day and i think that biking is going to be my new hobbie now considering that i dont have to go on a bike ride and worry that i have to ride on those bike moutain bike tires and my now i have 28c rims.And my max P.S.I is 100 so i am flying down those rodes like there is no tommor but the down part on that is ever little cresent i can feel but i am still having alot of fun.See ya tommor


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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    You are the only one who is not afraid to admit the short rides.

    I rode 0.5 miles each way to a local brewpub where I met my mother for lunch. (true story)
    Short rides can be a little boring... I went out for 3 hours today and rode in the river valley and was happy I did not have my Trek as there were some spots it would have had trouble with and my lack of a derailleur was nice due to the high mud content of the ride.

    On the way out I got buzzed by some dickhead on a road bike who decided to pass me when I was passing someone else so chased him down and asked him if he knew what "on your left" meant... if I wasn't in the habit of shoulder checking I would have slammed into him and probably sent him into the trees and down a 40 foot embankment.

    I had no trouble catching him either.

    And sometimes you need those wide knobby tyres so you can float across terrain that skinnier tyres would bog down in... it's all slimy clay here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by qmsdc15 View Post
    You are the only one who is not afraid to admit the short rides.

    I rode 0.5 miles each way to a local brewpub where I met my mother for lunch. (true story)
    I never was nor will I ever be "afraid" of anything.
    On my relatively short yet fast paced rides, I burn about as many calories as most long distance yet slower driving hybrid-enthousiast around here, so I do not see the point why a ride has to be long to be real.
    On top of that I try to take one or more fabeled ronde-van-vlaanderen hills every time I go ride and I go up them in a 42/23 gear at a speed some here average on the flats.
    I doubt you would be able to ride for much more once you reach the top of "de beerendries".
    Finally, I simply do not have the time to ride for whole days.

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    Have to admit the 3 mile bike ride averaging 20.5 coming back and up hills 15 MPH but to the fact that i have a schwinn tourist with 24 speed 27 pund bike with my
    dad having a 42 pound bike and carrying all the bike break down tools


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    Quote Originally Posted by spaze13 View Post
    Have to admit the 3 mile bike ride averaging 20.5 coming back and up hills 15 MPH but to the fact that i have a schwinn tourist with 24 speed 27 pund bike with my
    dad having a 42 pound bike and carrying all the bike break down tools


    Christopher
    I think what he was trying to say, ( Politely ), was I lost his draft last half mile back...LOL...to comment on the short and long rides. I
    I always go at least 3 1/ 2 round trip, because that is how far the post office is, Laugh, 6 to around 15 miles on working days, and
    as far as I can on others, but I do try and have a destination on the long ones, It gives me more insinuate, but have gone on some long ones to no where...Richard

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