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One year out

Old 10-19-14, 06:13 AM
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One year out

After being back on the for a year now, I rode the route that I first rode a year ago.
It's a 9 mile loop with 725 ft of climbing. A year ago I did it in 46 minutes.
Over winter I kept riding so I was ready when the weather changed.
I did about 4000 miles this year, have dropped over 30 lbs, gotten stronger, blood pressure dropped and been taken off cholesterol medicine.
Last night I went out and rode the same loop and was able to ride it to finish at 39.11
My goal had been to get under 40 minutes.
I also completed a century three weeks ago.
I am 18 lbs away from the 200lbs and am going to work harder on my diet over the winter.
Goals started for next year which include 2 Centuries, a 200km 400km Brevet and to ride with the C riders.
Thanks for all the encouragement.
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Old 10-19-14, 06:55 AM
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Great job, Allan!!

It's so cool when you get actual measurable results!

I'm working on my Goal List for next year... I've committed to a couple centuries, including a 2 day, 200 mile ride with a group from work, so i better make sure i'm ready for that ride! LOL
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Sounds like you had an outstanding bike and health improvement year!
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Awesome improvements!

I hope I can improve for next year the way you have done this year.
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Originally Posted by 1loosemoose
Awesome improvements!

I hope I can improve for next year the way you have done this year.
One thing that really helped was to ride in the trainer 3-4 times a week over the winter months. It would have been easy to do nothing because of the colder weather.
I even got hooked up with the spin class at my local Lbs.
I ride on the trainer with the sufferfest videos to give some variety.
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I've got a trainer but don't have any videos yet. I am curios about the videos and was wondering if they may be a bit too intense for an old guy like me. I suppose I'd just have to monitor my heart rate and do the best I could??
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They are intense but they keep me interested in riding.
I used to just ride for an hour. But that was kind of boring.
They have videos that are up to two hours. The good thing is you are peddling the entire time.
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Congratulations on your achievements!
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Way to go!!!
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Originally Posted by Pakiwi
I did about 4000 miles this year, have dropped over 30 lbs, gotten stronger, blood pressure dropped and been taken off cholesterol medicine.
Last night I went out and rode the same loop and was able to ride it to finish at 39.11
Allan
Congrats. That's a great year you've had!

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I suppose I'd just have to monitor my heart rate and do the best I could??
As long as "best I could" isn't code for "take it easy", your statement is a great way to do all of your riding.
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Well done, Allan.
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Congratulations on the weight loss, time improvement and and most of all STICKING with it!!

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My congratulations!
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