Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes: 08 Cannondale SL3 Compact
Well, considering I mentioned that word "ride", I should define it huh? As I said I have been out of the saddle for a couple years, so almost anything over riding around the block would be a ride... lol. All kidding aside though, really, what I would consider my current "safe" range is bullhonkey. For now, I'd consider anything in the range of 10-15-maybe-20ish miles just to get my legs used to it again. Something that won't kill me, and I can do very frequently. I saw a link posted elsewhere here on BF that maps out elevation change and played around with it a little and found a small loop I could repeat. I think it was just like 10 miles, but would be a good step-off. I'm a small dude, 5'11 and maybe 150 pounds soaking wet on a heavy day. Quite honestly right now though, the shorter the better and I can just repeat in laps 'till I'm more comfortable again, and know I wont collapse into a puddle of jello on the street 40 miles away from home! The mini loop I mentioned that I was thinking of started at basically Yew and Main st, out Seminary Hill Rd to Little Hanaford Rd, and when repeated, connecting them with Gold St.