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Old 05-02-05, 06:31 AM   #1
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30 miles this weekend!!

Air the tires up to 65lbs and went at it got a new best of 30 miles straight on my hoss dee lux Im gonna get to a 100 by summers end!!
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Old 05-02-05, 10:08 AM   #2
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100 by summers end? Don'y you mean in the next two weeks . Gotta set bigger goals then that. I got 12.5 this weekend but it was 20mph winds and about 35 degrees - no snow or rain though. I want 100 miles before the end of May.
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I think Big Lug means 100 miles in a day by the end of summer, not 100 miles total.
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Um, I think he means he is going to try and do a century ride by summers end .

Not, he wants to ride a cumulative 100 miles by summers end.

Those are lofty goals Big Lug. don't push to hard and burn out. A 30 mile ride is plenty on a MTB even on the road. Either way, keep riding and have fun.
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yeah i mean a century ride on the road! Well i dont wanna burn out so i am taking it slow! If i dont make it by summers end then i will shoot for years end!
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up the mileage 5-8 miles/week, get slicks (at seven bucks a pop how can you not), and you'll get there before you know it!
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Congrats man. Between you and pwdr you guys are serious inspiration for the big guys ...
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Thank you sir!! I might have to look into some road tires that would be cool!
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Congrats man. Between you and pwdr you guys are serious inspiration for the big guys ...
I second that one.

And Big Lug, just remember to keep it fun.
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hey big lug..........

great job on the weight loss man....I too am a clydesdale, just bought my Hoss Dee Lux.....and I'm ready to ride like crazy. Keep it up man.......screw 250....get 225!!!!
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Good job! Keep up the weight loss, and dont lose hope! You can do it
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happy mothers day mom, but i wanna ride my bike...
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Thank you sir!! I might have to look into some road tires that would be cool!
These are serving me as dual purpose tires, they roll well and can do hardpack offroad.
I actually only run one rear and use a knobbed XC tire front.

http://www.serfas.com/tires/VSSK-R19.html
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You're gaining ground on your riding accomplishments, I remember my first 30 mile ride...lotsa fun
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Yeh, ive been doing better this week and getting in around 30-60 minutes a day
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Congrats! But I think if you keep upping your mileage, you should be able to hit that century by late June (conservatively).

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yeah i mean a century ride on the road! Well i dont wanna burn out so i am taking it slow! If i dont make it by summers end then i will shoot for years end!

Build up gradually but remember you are on a Mountain bike not a road one. Don't try to stay with the roadies. I do randonnees and do a couple of metric 100's for training for my offroad 100. then there's the 100miler at the end of the year on the road. Doesn't matter what pace you go at, but make it easy on yourself. Get slicks on- but don't go too wide (Or if your on a Hoss too narrow) I use Schwalbe city slick in 26x1.4 and the advantage of these is that they will take 110psi. Far better than some Mountain slicks that will only take 80psi. They roll well and will take a few knocks so are not too fragile.
If you are doing 30 now, then do it non stop. then up to 40- then 50miles. Unless I am on a Randonnee, I don't bother going above this distance for training. Other thing is eat a good breakfast, eat on the rides and drink and drink and drink. Just to give you an idea. My 100mile off road will take 12 hours. In the 12 hours, me and Stuart will drink 25 litres of water. Me and Stuart? Yea, it's that bloody Tandem team again. Don't knock Tandems- Just try to catch them.
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