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First thousand mile year in 22 years

Old 10-05-19, 07:52 PM
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First thousand mile year in 22 years

My first year back into bicycling and I was able to ride 1,000 miles so far, starting on July 10th! Next year; 2,000 miles and the Ironman. I started with a REI bike. 424.5 on the REI bike, 506.8 on the Cannondale and 74.8 on the Bianchi. The REI was returned to the store. I am about 6' tall and the salesman sized me in a bike designed for someone 5'6" to 5'9" tall. Try as I might, it never felt right. REI did the right thing and fully refunded my money. A stand-up company. If I had bought the Bianchi first, that would be my only bike, it is incredible.
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Old 10-05-19, 11:28 PM
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keep on going.
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Old 10-06-19, 06:46 AM
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Ha, update this thread next year. I bet you'll do more than 2000 miles! (Although Minnesota must have a fairly short riding season.)

I think that riders doing more than 50 miles a week, 2 or more rides a week, get good riding fitness, and then start doing longer or more rides.

Doing group rides with a compatible paced group can help. It's motivation for me to make sure I'm riding regularly, so I can keep up. And having a set schedule is good, it gets me out the door. On top of that, the rides are more fun with others, and they know a lot of good routes that aren't obvious to a solo rider.

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Cool. Now you need a winter bike,

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Congrats! It just keeps getting better. There's a reason "smiles" has a "mile" in it!
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Congratulations. I am just below 900 and hope to have a 1000 mile year also by Dec.31. You have given me a kick in the butt to make sure to get the final miles done. Thankfully, as far as riding a bike goes, I live in a place where I can ride almost all year so I have no excuses. Will the Cateye sync with Strava?
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Old 10-11-19, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Helderberg View Post
Congratulations. I am just below 900 and hope to have a 1000 mile year also by Dec.31. You have given me a kick in the butt to make sure to get the final miles done. Thankfully, as far as riding a bike goes, I live in a place where I can ride almost all year so I have no excuses. Will the Cateye sync with Strava?
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Honestly I don't know. I just use it to record my mileage, which I take a snapshot of at the end of most rides to document my riding. I just bought a Karoo which next season I will link with Strava, but I will continue to use the Cateye on both bikes. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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Originally Posted by ultrarider7 View Post
Honestly I don't know. I just use it to record my mileage, which I take a snapshot of at the end of most rides to document my riding. I just bought a Karoo which next season I will link with Strava, but I will continue to use the Cateye on both bikes. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
No problem. Thank you for your response.
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Old 10-11-19, 05:42 PM
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Congratulations! 1,000 miles is a nice ...um... milestone.
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Originally Posted by ultrarider7 View Post
.................starting on July 10th! Next year; 2,000 miles and the Ironman.......
GREAT start date, my birthday!

Ironman will be a fantastic addition to the 2,000 mile goal. Good Luck!!
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