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Old 08-16-09, 02:36 PM   #1
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Completed my First 20 mile ride.

All i can say is I LOVE IT! we did the american river bike trail from Sunrise to 10 miles up and back.
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Old 08-16-09, 02:40 PM   #2
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Congrats! I did my first 20 miler on the bike trail too, only we went up to Folsom Lake and it was all bike trail riding. What a great place to ride. One of several reasons I wish I still lived up there.
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Old 08-16-09, 04:12 PM   #3
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Great job!
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Old 08-16-09, 04:44 PM   #4
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Nice! What happened in mile 6? Stop light?
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I bought my first bike at Bob's bikes on Fair Oaks near sunrise and I cut my cycling teeth on that bike trail too. Nice job, soon you'll be doing double that distance
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Nice! What happened in mile 6? Stop light?
I just went back and noticed how details that program is. Very cool. Too bad I don't have an iPhone.

I'm guessing mile 6 slow down was due to construction at Hazel Ave.
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Old 08-16-09, 10:41 PM   #8
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That's it, you are hooked. This is how it starts, cycling milestones are like a hit of crack. You always want another one. 20 milers are like a gateway drug to Half Centuries, Metrics, Centuries, Double Centuries and pure cycling madness.

Welcome to the funny farm.
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I remember my first 20 mile ride. I was so proud of myself!

Now that you know what 20's like, why not go for 25? Remember to bring water, might as well go 30. I think you can register for the Davis Double now...
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Congratulations. I did my first 20 mile ride on the ARBT as well.

It won't be long before 20 miles seems like nothing.
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I remember my first 20 mile ride. I was so proud of myself!

Now that you know what 20's like, why not go for 25? Remember to bring water, might as well go 30. I think you can register for the Davis Double now...
Well today is the last day of my vacation and i did my first 30 mile ride, still love it but i need a leg transplant LOL!!
Went looking for Baals point in Folsom but i took a wrong turn, but i still got my 30 miles i set out to do.
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Nice! What happened in mile 6? Stop light?
We had to wait for the other rider, she took a spill on her brand new FUJI
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Congrats! My wife completed her first 20 miler a few weeks ago ...
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Well today is the last day of my vacation and i did my first 30 mile ride, still love it but i need a leg transplant LOL!!
Went looking for Baals point in Folsom but i took a wrong turn, but i still got my 30 miles i set out to do.
Thats great! Don't worry about your legs. If you are fitted properly its only a matter of time before your legs considers 20-30 as short rides.
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Chuck, I may have passed you up by the new bridge early this afternoon. Were you taking a break just downriver from the new bridge? Is your bike blue? Riding a 30 miler and getting to Beals Point is a workout, especially after your first 20 miler yesterday. People on the trail are generally pretty cool, so just ask someone if you are going the right way. Another trining tip is to increase your time/distance about 10%/week. Too many miles/time can result in injury and discourage you from continuing. Take your time. You will be riding the long rides before you know it
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Chuck, I may have passed you up by the new bridge early this afternoon. Were you taking a break just downriver from the new bridge? Is your bike blue? Riding a 30 miler and getting to Beals Point is a workout, especially after your first 20 miler yesterday. People on the trail are generally pretty cool, so just ask someone if you are going the right way. Another trining tip is to increase your time/distance about 10%/week. Too many miles/time can result in injury and discourage you from continuing. Take your time. You will be riding the long rides before you know it
My bike is black and i was home by 11:00 am this weekend i'm going to make it to beals point if it kills me, but i don't plan on an increase in time or miles for a while 30 or below for now.
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Congrats! Before you know it, 20 miles will feel like nothing.
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Congrats! Before you know it, 20 miles will feel like nothing.
I want 100 to feel like 20 does now.
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My bike is black and i was home by 11:00 am this weekend i'm going to make it to beals point if it kills me, but i don't plan on an increase in time or miles for a while 30 or below for now.
Thanks for all your help and info.
Don't let it kill you. You have to stick around long enough to get in a lot of centuries
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Don't let it kill you. You have to stick around long enough to get in a lot of centuries
It won't i went over the map today and found out where my wrong turn was. I made a left instead of a right.
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