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First organized ride

Old 08-14-14, 02:21 PM
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First organized ride

Well I think I will be signing up for my first organized ride. It will be the Gorilla ride in Pittsburg Kansas, the 38 mile one. My farthest ride so far is 30 miles. So I'm nervous and excited about it.
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Just pace yourself. Don't try to keep up with someone faster than you. Drink when you see someone else drinking. Enjoy.
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Thanks for the tips.
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That extra 8 miles will be no problem. Just don't hop on to a group that is riding to fast and wear yourself out early. I love riding in the organized rides and have done several this year.
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