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Old 01-16-06, 07:29 PM
Berry Pie..the Holy Grail
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Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts're the 90% mental guy, right? Sounds like your mental wore out before your body. A few things: maybe a wicking layer under your windbreaker so you don't intemittently freeze and/or drown in your own sweat. Also, maybe expand that loop from 6 miles....awful lot of repetition--try a new route that will occupy your mind beyond boredom and discomfort. Be great if you could find a riding partner(s). Don't forget the old chestnut of only focusing on a short term stage of a long way ride. Earn that mocha or whatever at the end!

Finally, jeez Gary, forgive yourself and acknowledge that even Serious Cyclists have their off-days. Why, even Jan Ulrich's had a few! Most days it clicks and all goes well, some days is REALLY clicks and you fly, and some days better to take the dog for a walk. But, Serious Cyclists are always back out the next day--probably flying. [Oh, the relief, they haven't "lost it".]

Gary, you can admit it to the Forum, you are, after all, only human after all.
..... "I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time." Mark Twain, Speeches
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