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Old 09-08-13, 05:38 PM   #1
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My first 50 mile ride on Comfort bike.

And it was good. Just tooling along about 10 mph. May have hit 17 mph a couple of times.
I was in no hurry, I just wanted to see if I could do it.... Had my doubts just a little over 30
miles in. Stinking 15 to 20 mph wind coming straight at me. But finally made it. Stopped and
had small lunch about halfway. Plus a couple short stops to rest on the final 13 miles..

Had a lot of fun... I think I would really like to go on a short tour. About 20 miles into the trip,
I heard footsteps behind me , then they were getting louder. I looked to my side and there was
a guy running...... Wow, I told him - I know you are not thinking about passing me-. He laughed,
I looked down at the computer and I was doing 10 mph uphill. I was in total disbelief.

He ran beside me for 4 miles,,,, holy crap. Him and I were talking the whole way as I was still
going 10 to 11 mph. He said he was from Kenya, and he was training for some big foot race, I forgot
which one. I was in awe.

Rode 51 miles, in 4 hr 55 minutes . Thought that was pretty good, did not think I could ride that
far on my Raleigh Venture 3. Of course I think my cycle computer stops the time when I stop for
breaks...

Now it's on...hehe
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Old 09-08-13, 05:41 PM   #2
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Here is my bike.






Here is some donut shop I came across on my little venture.

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Sounds like a wonderful ride. Interesting about the runner. I really have no idea how fast people can run.

I love Michigan. Headed that way on Tuesday for riding in the UP.
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I would like to ride in the U.P myself. Sure it will be great. Have fun.
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50-mile rides are long. The most I've ever done on a comfort bike was 30 and it was on a crappy Walmart bike
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Nice! At least you made t it through with your goal!
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Congrats!
"Just tooling along" was probably the best approach, instead of wearing yourself out prematurely.
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50 miles on any bicycle is an accomplishment! During my brief foray into road bikes 17 years ago, when I was actually somewhat fit, my longest ride was 20 miles, so good job!
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Congrats on reaching your goal! My longest to date has been 23 miles and the wife and I are considering pumping out a 30 miler sometime soon. I don't think 50 miles is in our sights yet but I do hear it whispering to me.
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Outstanding. I've done over 30 several times on a single speed cruiser with fat tires. Haven't got to 50 yet. I need more free time.
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Thanks .

Once I get my Cadent FT 1 or 2, I am hoping to bump the miles a little more.

I am sure I could not have rode 10 more. My (bad Knee) was really starting to
talk to me. It feels better than new today though.
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Great Job!!!! 50 is no joke, you accomplished something.
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Congratulations on the ride and thanks for the great story.
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