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Old 01-16-06, 08:42 PM
The Grampster
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I was riding a six mile loop, with considerable headwind on half of it. When I started, it was 44 degrees,
So Gary, you had three problems (plus the t-shirt thing) and you needed three solutions. Six mile loop--no, no, no--if you want to do a metric, ride 31 miles away from home, then you will have to ride the other 31 miles back ; wind, of course, sucks (or is it blows), but if you choose a course into the wind on your outbound leg, you'll be amazed at how much easier it is to ride coming home; and finally and most important, 44 degrees in SoCal is the same as -10 degrees in the East/Midwest. You obviously had wind driven, hypothermia-induced brain freeze. 37 miles is nearly twice as far as I went today and I came home feeling pretty good about my trip. You would not let any other 50+ beat up on him/her self like you just did to yourself, so fagidaboudit. Have some pie. Ride tomorrow.

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