Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes: 1986 Fuji touring series lll ---- Raleigh Venture 3
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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
Now it's on...hehe