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finally broke 30 miles, almost had 40

Old 04-20-09, 08:10 AM
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finally broke 30 miles, almost had 40

i went for a ride yesterday, it was a great day, and i managed to take a few photos with my cell phone:

this is me about to die after three steep and long climbs, (3% grade, each about 300-400 yards long)

i finally got a chance to take a photo of my bike

as i said, i finally got over 30 miles, and nearly made 40 miles; the whole ride was 39 miles and about 1300 ft of climbing

i got a chance to try some gels. i bought some clif razz gels, the first tasted like hot sh*t, and bitter as hell... but i couldnt get enough of the second one after the series of climbs

all and all, it was a beautiful ride
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Congrats! That's a healthy climb and distance. Great looking bike too.

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Just wait untill you do some big hills and grade.
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Good job!

I spied a wild turkey on my commute in this morning but couldn't get my cell out fast enough.
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