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What the heck happened to me this morning?!! 10 MILES That's what!

Old 07-31-11, 08:33 AM
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What the heck happened to me this morning?!! 10 MILES That's what!

My butt is beyond sore. But overall I feel great!

6 miles busted couple days ago and all of a sudden I just felt fantastic in the saddle this morning. I just didn't get tired. My speed stayed pretty constant around 10 mph too.

So overall - 10.33 miles in 1 hour 3 minutes.

Excuse me while I shower then celebrate with some eggs!
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Old 07-31-11, 08:46 AM
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Great job! Just keep it up and next thing you know it'll be 15 and 20 and 30.
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Awesome!!!!!! Made 12.3 miles yesterday morning, up from my usual 8. Felt good about it,went another 4.5 last night.
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ahh congrats , I felt pretty good on my bike this morning as well busted out my loop in a very quick time , Quickest time yet riding on my own . It is always such a motivator when you go further or faster than you have gone before
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Congrats! I remember my first 10 mile ride and what a tremendous motivator it was. Seems like once I finally broke double digits, bigger mileage just started to come. I think it was a mental thing for me. You'll be breaking 20's and more in no time now. Way to go!
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i just keeps getting better. great job and i will be waiting for the "i just rode a (metric) century" thread.
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Originally Posted by CJ C
i just keeps getting better. great job and i will be waiting for the "i just rode a (metric) century" thread.
Yeah at this point I need to stop making threads about every mile I break. lol
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Yeah at this point I need to stop making threads about every mile I break. lol
Why? We enjoy them. And I daresay you do as well.
 
Old 07-31-11, 04:06 PM
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My butt is beyond sore. But overall I feel great!

6 miles busted couple days ago and all of a sudden I just felt fantastic in the saddle this morning. I just didn't get tired. My speed stayed pretty constant around 10 mph too.

So overall - 10.33 miles in 1 hour 3 minutes.

Excuse me while I shower then celebrate with some eggs!
Didn't I tell you so? :-)
 
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Originally Posted by Neil_B
Didn't I tell you so? :-)
Indeed you did.

All of a sudden I am not to worried about my first 'Race/Event' mid Sept. Signed up for a 10 mile. Was worried about it. Mind you I am not getting full of myself - but I am not dreading it at this point now.

Other thing I am excited about is now at this mark I can start thinking about tossing the bike in the car and driving to one of the local bike tracks. Before when I was only doing a couple miles there wasnt much point to it. No since spending an hour just driving back and forth and cramming my bike into a small Corolla just to ride for 20 minutes.
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Indeed you did.

All of a sudden I am not to worried about my first 'Race/Event' mid Sept. Signed up for a 10 mile. Was worried about it. Mind you I am not getting full of myself - but I am not dreading it at this point now.

Other thing I am excited about is now at this mark I can start thinking about tossing the bike in the car and driving to one of the local bike tracks. Before when I was only doing a couple miles there wasnt much point to it. No since spending an hour just driving back and forth and cramming my bike into a small Corolla just to ride for 20 minutes.
Dude, I cram my bike in a GEO Prizm. I feel for you. :-)
 
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Originally Posted by Neil_B
Dude, I cram my bike in a GEO Prizm. I feel for you. :-)
I am going to be saving for a Class one hitch and a bike rack. Cause it gets old VERY FAST loading that bike into the trunk. I also figure - at least my goal is next spring to start doing bike events/races like my dad used to do as often as I can.
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Congratulations! I've only ridden over 10 miles once since I restarted in mid-June. A few 8s, many 6s & 7s, but only one 10 miler so far.

It does get easier the more I ride, that's for sure! (and I'm losing a little weight as well
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Congrats! 10 miles is a great achievement. Here's to a long future of going further and faster.
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Congrats! Always great to see a personal best, regardless of the distance (or frequency). These threads are GREAT motivation to all.
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I agree, it is nice to hear about people staying motivated and getting in the miles. I am back again after being off the bike seriously for about a year. I am starting completely over, taking it slow, and not focusing so much on going fast this time around. I have yet to make a single 10 miler since I started back a week ago, and look forward to getting there in a couple of weeks.
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Great to hear, man! This fellow Texan is looking forward to a 10 mile mark too... Did 6.5 tonight and still had a lot left in me! Keep pedaling, Dan!
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Congrats! My wife and I did 10.37 miles today, her longest yet and my second longest ride. (first was 13 miles that started me off this year). This is a great achivement and you should be proud you did it. Now I have my goal set on 15 miles. Keep up the good work!
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Congrats on the milestone, it only gets better.
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i feel ya about the butt!
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Originally Posted by DaninTexas
Yeah at this point I need to stop making threads about every mile I break. lol
Baloney! Keep bragging about every gain. Keep setting new goals for yurself and keep up the good work!
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Congrats!! The butt thing does get better trust me.
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Congrats! making good progress...
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Originally Posted by DaninTexas
My butt is beyond sore. But overall I feel great!

6 miles busted couple days ago and all of a sudden I just felt fantastic in the saddle this morning. I just didn't get tired. My speed stayed pretty constant around 10 mph too.

So overall - 10.33 miles in 1 hour 3 minutes.

Excuse me while I shower then celebrate with some eggs!
Great effort! I remember my first ride that was about 5 miles and after that I felt like I just wanted to curl up and hide. Over time the longer and longer rides seem natural and before you know it you will be seriously thinking about the kind of things that seem impossible now.
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My first ride, three weeks ago, was 8 miles. Just last week I went for 30 miles and could have gone more if I didn't have somewhere to be. I'd like to be up to 50 miles in a few months. I've also lost 10 pounds in the last 3 weeks. Cycling is changing my life.
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