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Old 09-17-13, 12:53 AM
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My Milestones

I'll use this thread to post my milestones.

I spent the last couple weeks getting my new Surly Disc Trucker ready to ride, and going on short trips around the neighborhood. I'm really fat and out of shape, so it'll be baby steps for me. First, it was 1 mile, then 2, then 3. But tonight I hit my first milestone goal--a 5 miler.

I made it 5.08 miles, averaging 8.78 mph (as measured by RunKeeper--not sure how accurate this app is). My shoulders were hurting more than anything at the end. I'm sure my form was terrible by the end.

My first long-term goal is to ride about 25 miles to a nearby lake and camp for the night. Short-term, I'll be working on building my fitness and endurance as I slowly work up to 10 miles.

I'm having fun, and so excited to get back in shape!
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Old 09-17-13, 10:32 AM
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Very nice! Keep at it Jason!
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Keep it up! 10 and 20 milers are exciting as well.
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Originally Posted by @Jason View Post
I'll use this thread to post my milestones.

I spent the last couple weeks getting my new Surly Disc Trucker ready to ride, and going on short trips around the neighborhood. I'm really fat and out of shape, so it'll be baby steps for me. First, it was 1 mile, then 2, then 3. But tonight I hit my first milestone goal--a 5 miler.

I made it 5.08 miles, averaging 8.78 mph (as measured by RunKeeper--not sure how accurate this app is). My shoulders were hurting more than anything at the end. I'm sure my form was terrible by the end.

My first long-term goal is to ride about 25 miles to a nearby lake and camp for the night. Short-term, I'll be working on building my fitness and endurance as I slowly work up to 10 miles.

I'm having fun, and so excited to get back in shape!
Well done! I'd suggest trying out MapMyRide or Strava for your ride logging. I've found that RunKeeper can be a little squirrelly with the GPS tracks from time to time.
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Old 09-17-13, 11:42 AM
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Good work Jason, we all start somewhere. Your long-term goal of 25 miles will come in due time. Keep pedaling!
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Well done sir. Keep it up and the miles will keep getting easier and easier. Congrats!
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Old 09-17-13, 09:03 PM
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Thanks all. I'll definitely try those other apps.
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First 8 mile ride tonight. I'm worn out, but feeling great!
8 miles, averaging 9.8 mph, measured by Strava.

I tried Mapmyride, but I like Strava better. It seems to be the most accurate, and I like the analytics the best.
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Old 10-05-13, 07:42 PM
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I finally made the 10 mile milestone.
10.2 miles at 10 mph...and feeling great!
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Old 10-06-13, 04:46 AM
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Endomondo has worked pretty well, and compares with my Garmin. Great job, keep on riding!
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You're doing great! Keep after it and you'll be amazed at what you can and will do.
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I finally made the 15 mile milestone.
15.5 miles at 10 mph...and it poured rain the last 7 miles.
I'm loving it!

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Great job. Keep on keeping on and watch those milestones fall by the wayside. I'm betting it helps to have a cute riding partner too.
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I don't see a helmet for your partner?
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Great job stomping on those milestones! I'm right there with you, got my double digits last week, but both times I tried for 15+ the weather got me.

BTW, I use Runtastic for my logger. Other than 1 GPS glitch, It's been flawless and catches all the little turns I make if I end up riding around/thru a subdivison. I can also switch between riding and walking or running. I haven't tried any of the others simply because I was happy with the first thing I tried.

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Originally Posted by @Jason View Post

I tried Mapmyride, but I like Strava better. It seems to be the most accurate, and I like the analytics the best.
Good job. GPS accuracy has more to do with the tracking device than the website. I have done Mapmyride Endomondo and Strava. I now use only Strava because of the analytics, and the community, which includes several people I know and have ridden with.

I used a smartphone app at first then got a Garmin 500. It's pricey, but I like it better for a number of reasons, the biggest being a pressure altimeter. It gives much more accurate elevation data than GPS, which is all a smartphone has available. Another advantage is that the rides are all downloaded to my desk top via USB, instead of uploaded via broadband data I have to pay for.
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@jason keep up the good work!

BTW - I use MapMyRide for tracking. I haven't tried Strava yet.
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...I'm betting it helps to have a cute riding partner too.
My cute riding partner makes it that much better!
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I worked on speed tonight. Usual 6.2 mile out and back, but averaged 12mph instead of the usual 10mph.
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keep at it... with your plans to have a camping trip it sounds like you chose a great bike for what you want to do i've got a disc trucker I built up also and have been loving it and have been working towards some longer loaded touring rides for the spring... can't wait

keep chuggin at it and enjoy the ride man
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