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Starting to get back in shape

Old 03-19-17, 05:50 PM
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Starting to get back in shape

Took my new Cross check and rode the Little Miami river trail Rode 13.25 took a little break and rode back. A month ago I was stopping for a breather every 3-4 miles
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Old 03-19-17, 06:01 PM
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Great work

I'm waiting for the snow to melt. I've been injured so, I've been spin biking. Ran a 5k yesterday. My shins hate me.
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Old 03-19-17, 06:02 PM
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Sounds like a great way to ease into the season. Nice day for it, too.
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Old 03-19-17, 06:39 PM
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Good job!!!

Getting over a nasty virus here, and my endurance went away. I got out today and did 24 miles on a mup, I stopped a few times to "smell the roses".
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Old 04-02-17, 08:17 AM
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I'm in a similar situation, I do a ride every Sunday, I started in February, first time on a bike in a very long time, it's 14.8 km all up kill clime is 581 m over that distance, first time I'd did it it took me 2h 25min going up and 37 min going down, I stopped often and pushed a lot.... today I did 1h 47min up and 30min down... I stil can't get all the way without pushing a little ( found out my lowest gear on the back is a 26T.. which I think is way to high for me )..

Keep it up. We can only keep going and build up stamina..have fun.
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Old 04-04-17, 04:16 PM
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You're doing fine. I'm 50 and a clyde, and took up riding for the first time since i was a teen riding BMX. I started by riding 3 houses away...and I'm up to about 3k. I can't wait to get up to about 10k and ride to my local metro park and camp out for the night.

at least that's my crazy plan. What's the worst that can happen? I"m sure the other campers won't let me starve to death laying there with a broken leg
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Originally Posted by deaninkl View Post
I'm in a similar situation, I do a ride every Sunday, I started in February, first time on a bike in a very long time, it's 14.8 km all up kill clime is 581 m over that distance, first time I'd did it it took me 2h 25min going up and 37 min going down, I stopped often and pushed a lot.... today I did 1h 47min up and 30min down... I stil can't get all the way without pushing a little ( found out my lowest gear on the back is a 26T.. which I think is way to high for me )..

Keep it up. We can only keep going and build up stamina..have fun.
Good for you. And yes, 26T is not hill-friendly. Pick up a 28 or 29 and you'll notice a huge the difference.
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Old 04-05-17, 11:21 AM
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Or a 30 or 32.


Just saying it can't hurt to have them if you need them.
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Old 04-05-17, 07:22 PM
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Good for you. And yes, 26T is not hill-friendly. Pick up a 28 or 29 and you'll notice a huge the difference.
yes mpath, looking to put in an 11-28 on the back and swap the front 53/39 for a compact 50/34 (spent the last week on a gearing learning quest), I think I'm limited in choice as the rear derailleur is a Tiagra short cage, else I could put a 12-32. I think my bike is a parts bin special. its a 2009 Giant TCR Alluxx SL, the shop I bought it from was changing from Giant to an independent and wanted all the Giant bikes out the door. Brakes, crank, pedals, rear derailleur are all Shimano but a mix match.

Rear cassette is 8 speed and that is proving difficult to find in Malaysia, so having to get from the US or UK online.

But we will get there..and in the mean time I'll just huff and puff
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