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Stick a fork in that 50 mile ride....

Old 07-02-11, 03:49 PM
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Stick a fork in that 50 mile ride....

You guys and girls have inspired me to do something that I thought was impossible.

yep, put 50 mile ride into the done category...

If anyone would have told me 2 years ago that I would one day ride a half century, I would have laughed at them.

It went great as well, a big breakfast helped. 3:20 of ride time, so a decent pace as well. Today, no thoughts of calories, I may even go have a milkshake tonight....
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Wow, great ride! I think too many people underestimate themselves, Good on you for showing that it can be done! Excellent!
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Awesome and congrats on knocking that one out of the park.
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Way to go! Enjoy the shake...
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Oh WoW cool! Congrads!!!
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Wow! 50 miles??!!?? wow.

seriously: WOW! Good job.

(I'll just stand here and wave as you go by... )
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Way to go! That's a huge milestone.
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Originally Posted by ChargerDawg
You guys and girls have inspired me to do something that I thought was impossible.

yep, put 50 mile ride into the done category...

If anyone would have told me 2 years ago that I would one day ride a half century, I would have laughed at them.

It went great as well, a big breakfast helped. 3:20 of ride time, so a decent pace as well. Today, no thoughts of calories, I may even go have a milkshake tonight....
Nicely done. I am nowhere near that speed yet, but I finished my first 50 miler 2 weeks ago. I'm feeling confident in myself so tomorrow I'm attempting my first metric century; 62 miles. I'm actually pretty nervous about it, but I think I'll do alright.
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Well done! Now do that twice and come back and tell us about it!
I found once I did the fifty, there was no limit, just set a pace and
keep pedaling. The trick is not to over do the first half, Drop down
one gear and keep going.

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Originally Posted by BHOFM
Well done! Now do that twice and come back and tell up about it!
I found once I did the fifty, there was no limit, just set a pace and
keep pedaling. The trick is not to over do the first half, Drop down
one gear and keep going.
And remember to keep hydrated. On my 57 I ran out of water early and felt like I was going to die the rest of the way. Heartrate stayed high for the remainder of the night.

The next week I did a 45, brought more water, bought some on the way, forced myself to drink and eat at intervals (never allowing myself to say 'maybe I should conserve some of this for later'). When I got home I felt so good I wanted to go out and do another 20 all night long (I didn't though). Heartrate dropped below 100 after less than an hour, too.

Made all the difference in the world.
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Awesome job on 50 miles!
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Originally Posted by Mithrandir
And remember to keep hydrated. On my 57 I ran out of water early and felt like I was going to die the rest of the way. Heartrate stayed high for the remainder of the night.

The next week I did a 45, brought more water, bought some on the way, forced myself to drink and eat at intervals (never allowing myself to say 'maybe I should conserve some of this for later'). When I got home I felt so good I wanted to go out and do another 20 all night long (I didn't though). Heartrate dropped below 100 after less than an hour, too.

Made all the difference in the world.
Two water bottles and half a dozen Fig Newtons. I don't eat before a ride. Seems to
make me sluggish.
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Mirthrandir... guys like impress the hell out of me..

I ride along the pacific ocean, an incredible view, and ride, and not too warm, although my arms are toasted.

There are a ton of bikers riding, I do alright for myself, and get a couple of unusual looks.
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Nice going!
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Congrats on this milestone! What was the longest distance you rode before and what was your average ride distance?
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Way to go ChargerDawg! Oceanside is a hilly area too!
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Originally Posted by BHOFM
Two water bottles and half a dozen Fig Newtons. I don't eat before a ride. Seems to
make me sluggish.
I've tried to workout on an empty stomach and I hit the wall about 30 minutes into whatever I'm doing. I've had great workouts eating a salad about 40 minutes before. I will try the Fig Newtons though, sounds good.
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It is really not a hilly ride, there is a nice paved bike trail about 2 miles from my house that leads to the ocean which is 10 miles away. It goes alongside a riverbed, so it is pretty flat.

I have done 40 miles 3 times before, so 50 while a stretch was not out of the ordinary. My normal ride is about 20 miles, and I ride about 100 miles a week.
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Originally Posted by Just_Nigel
I've tried to workout on an empty stomach and I hit the wall about 30 minutes into whatever I'm doing. I've had great workouts eating a salad about 40 minutes before. I will try the Fig Newtons though, sounds good.
I get about ten miles per Newton. I get mine at Aldis. I'm a tight wad!
I have everything ready, get up about about 4am and on the road by
4:15. First stop about ten miles. Newton and a drink.
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Originally Posted by ChargerDawg
It is really not a hilly ride, there is a nice paved bike trail about 2 miles from my house that leads to the ocean which is 10 miles away. It goes alongside a riverbed, so it is pretty flat.

I have done 40 miles 3 times before, so 50 while a stretch was not out of the ordinary. My normal ride is about 20 miles, and I ride about 100 miles a week.
That is fantastic - both the new distance, and the fact that you are riding consistently. Great stuff all around.
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