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Time to get mobile, again

Old 09-15-14, 09:32 AM
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Time to get mobile, again

Well, it is Fall here in Florida, low 90's, only rains every third day, so it's time to start riding again. I didn't have a productive summer ride wise, and I'm just now getting over a month long chest cold. Yesterday was the first ride of any real distance I've made in a long time, and it showed. 12 miles at a whopping 8.5 mph pace. I did push it up to 21 for 1 downhill stretch without too much trouble. I've already registered for the Lake Nona TDC in March, so it's time to ease back into it.
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Just wondering where there are any downhills in FL All the times I have been there and driven around the only hills I have seen were overpasses.

BTW, I am just getting back into riding and I would be happy to ride that distance at that speed.

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So, 3 weeks (and another cold) later I got in my second ride of the season. It only got into the mid 70s here today, so it was a great day for a ride. Again, just my 12 mile route, but my lung capacity is shot right now. Pretty strong headwind on the way out made it miserable, but it was still blowing on the way back, so a tailwind was earned.

I've slipped and put on every pound I lost (I think), so I get to start again at zero. But I'll get back down to a comfortable weight.
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So I had my lunch hour ruined today by cavity fillings, and the dentist and hygienist started talking about the Mt Dora bike festival this coming weekend, clipless pedals, the Horrible Hundred. It sucks to not be able to participate in a conversation sometimes. But when I could talk again, I brought up TDC, which is March 15 for Lake Nona. The dentist and 2 hygienists were very happy to hear about the flatness of the TDC route vs the Horrible Hundred, so hopefully I've added at least 3 riders to the TDC pack. Not a complete waste of a lunch hour after all.
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Originally Posted by Podagrower
So, 3 weeks (and another cold) later I got in my second ride of the season. It only got into the mid 70s here today, so it was a great day for a ride. Again, just my 12 mile route, but my lung capacity is shot right now. Pretty strong headwind on the way out made it miserable, but it was still blowing on the way back, so a tailwind was earned.

I've slipped and put on every pound I lost (I think), so I get to start again at zero. But I'll get back down to a comfortable weight.
Dude!
Fantastic!
You probably figured it out, but that was far harder...
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I'm sorry, but there's no way I'm going to share info about a flat century with anyone who only knows about the "horrible hundred".... and is drilling on my teeth.
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I'm sorry, but there's no way I'm going to share info about a flat century with anyone who only knows about the "horrible hundred".... and is drilling on my teeth.
Actually, I didn't mention it until she was done and I was standing up, now that you mention it.
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Actually, I didn't mention it until she was done and I was standing up, now that you mention it.
Still. You just drilled on my teeth! Can I drill on your teeth now? No? OK, enjoy your hilly hundred!
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So, my wife and I went for a nice ride and had a nice surprise yesterday. I've been pretty good lately about riding something in the mornings. We've had a pretty good amount of rain, so I've been spending those mornings on the exercise bike. But it's all been short rides, 5 miles on the bike, or 30 minutes on the exercise bike, so not huge efforts. We finally hit our old 12 mile loop yesterday, there is a hill on the route that marks mile 3, typically it's a noticeable hill and I'm happy to have it behind me, but yesterday it didn't seem to exist. Then at the next hill, which is about 1/4 mile away, I decided it was time to sprint, I got out of the saddle and cranked away. It felt nice to get some payout from my efforts. The weather was perfect, we made a 15 mile ride out of the route by repeating a loop, and I know there was plenty left in the tank.

Next goal is to get the morning ride to 10 miles.
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