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bigboybiker 08-19-09 12:56 PM

Longest ride since I was a teenager!
41 years old, type II diabetic, 298 pounds, and I still easily rode 50 miles today (50.19 actually). If I can do it then almost anyone can get into good enough shape to do it. My speed was only about 12.5 mph, but then I did go a bit slower for a friend who hasn't had much time on bike this summer. Not his fault sick parents and some health issues himself. My trek 7.3 did great, and I even added about 10 pounds due to carrying my trunk rack full of stuff. Next goal is a metric century. I love riding!


Smoked 08-19-09 01:37 PM

WOW thats awesome!!! Congrats!!!

I have a trek 7.3 as well and I seem to be stuck at the 15 mile mark, but then again I have only been at this for 3 weeks..

I average about 15 miles an hour and totally bonk about an hour into it. I guess I should stop and stretch my legs every so often. Then again, 95 degree heat does not help... Either way, kudo to you sir....


bluegoatwoods 08-19-09 01:58 PM

Congratulations to both of you!

You already know that riding will be good for you. And those of us who are already established are glad you've joined us and hope you keep it up. You won't be sorry.

turtlewoman 08-19-09 02:33 PM

That is an awesome achievement, bigboybiker!:thumb: I know if I keep at it I will get there someday, maybe not too long. You are an inspiration to me.:)

gapwedge 08-19-09 05:26 PM

That is very good. 30 miles have been my longest since starting in November, but I have logged the most 20+ miles in this month than I have since November to now combined. So, I am seeing progress albeit slow. Looking forward to my first 50.

wirehead 08-19-09 05:57 PM

That's awesome. When I topped 50 miles, it was my longest ride ever. :)

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