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What a day! (first long distance ride)

Old 03-18-12, 02:32 PM
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What a day! (first long distance ride)

It's been one hellava day!

Today a friend and I started out a day trip and ended up tackling some of the more difficult hills, roads and terrain which were once impossible for us to even think of starting on! Instead of rambling on with paragraphs of text, I'll show you some pictures:


Me and my bike crossing from the Pireaus to the island of Salamina



My friend and I after having ferried onto the island of Salamina, ridden from one end to the other and just having crossed another ferry to the mainland near the city of Mandra.


Here's a shot that shows the road (bottom road, closest to the seaside) and our destination, the town of Kinetta in the far distance.


..same as above but this time taken from the beach at Kinetta with Athens far beyond view some 50+ km in the distance.



Finally, after all the hills, winding narrow country roads and having crossed two ferries and an island... our destination: Kinetta
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Holy cow, is that beautiful. So what was your final mileage for the day?
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Wow, nice stuff!
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The final mileage was low... around 50, but the route itself was continuous hills, and downhills of course, which weren't much help since the road was narrow and winding with some light traffic making it very difficult to use the momentum of sprinting downhill.
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50 isn't low. I had my first longish ride of the season today and it was 27. I'm still some weeks from a 50-miler.
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thats great miles considering the climbing.

You are looking very good by the way.
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Nice pics, I wish I was there instead of here... Good work on the 50 miles. Just about 13 more, and you would have had a metric century...
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Very Nice pics....Thanks for sharing the ride.
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Absolutely beautiful. Sure beats the dried up pasture land I cycle through.
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Thanks guy!

I wanted to share this with you since I would have NEVER been able to even imagine doing this six months ago when I bought my first budget bike in maybe 25 years and started commuting to work; and all this thanks to everyone here at Clydes/Athenas and B/F! The same applies for my childhood friend and riding buddy (in the pics above) who hasn't started commuting to work yet, but faithfully follows me on these trips... too bad he isn't into forums and doesn't read anything here (his loss).

Once again, a big thank you to the B/F community and the Clydes/Athenas section!
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thank for sharing.......Great pics!!
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Originally Posted by Telly
The final mileage was low... around 50, but the route itself was continuous hills, and downhills of course, which weren't much help since the road was narrow and winding with some light traffic making it very difficult to use the momentum of sprinting downhill.
Good effort... and beautiful scenery as well!
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