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Old 10-03-08, 03:45 AM
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Personal best last night

Okay , it may not be that big a deal to most but after work last night I decided to ride to a park not too far from my house, well farther than I thought! I usually ride 18 miles everynight after work. Oh I have just started riding about a month ago. Well last night I started out and went to a point where I normally turn right so I turned left on to the park. I rode about 5 miles and kept looking for the park, no park but a few big hills! .Got to the park turnd around and back home big hills and all. 31 miles! average mph 16.3 Legs were rubbery but all in all not too bad. This was only the second night clipped in as well. I had just bought new pedals for the borrowed bike I am riding till my new one gets in so I bought the pedals and shoes to get use to them for it.
I am happy that I did 31 miles, now I can think about doing it again and increasing the milage as well.
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Old 10-03-08, 05:49 AM
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31 miles at 16+mph avg. is awesome after only one month.
Congrats to you.

happy Trails
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Old 10-03-08, 05:59 AM
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Congratulations on the new record, kr32. Sounds like there may be more records in the offing!
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Old 10-03-08, 06:06 AM
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Sounds like you mislabeled your thread. It should be, "First personal best of many to come,"
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Old 10-03-08, 06:49 AM
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Thanks everyone!
NOS---- I hope to increase it to at least 50 miles by years end. Legs were pretty shaky though last night.
I figure if I slow down some I can do it though. If I hook up with brother (his old bike I am riding) he will push me some too.

Cranky---- It is realitively flat and I started spinning after reading about it here and that has really helped me.
I did learn a few things last night, clipped in you can really go up hills better , even though they are hard to do, and leaving stop signs you can really scoot out clipped in!!!
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Great job!

You will also be surprised how much easier it is to go faster when you are riding with someone else, especially if the other pushes.
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Old 10-03-08, 07:16 AM
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Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
31 miles at 16+mph avg. Is awesome after only one month.
Congrats to you.
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Old 10-03-08, 07:45 AM
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Way to go! with your attitude, you'll be acheiving many milestones in the weeks, months and years ahead.
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Old 10-03-08, 09:57 AM
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Congrats. I love reading about personal bests. Save this thread and read it again in a year; you'll be amazed...
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Old 10-03-08, 10:06 AM
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Nice job on the PR kr32. I'm glad the forum's advice on clipless and cadence helped. Keep taking advice from all the "internet experts" around here and we'll have you riding your second new bike in no time. For someone just starting out you have made great gains in a small amount of time. I don't think you would have any difficulty getting in a 1/2 century in the near future. One piece of advice for new riders is to plan in recovery days for the body to heal and recharge. Even seasoned riders (which most of us 50+ are) with a lot miles and experiance will tell you to take a day off every now and then, especially when your muscles are sore.
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Old 10-03-08, 11:27 AM
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Great job!

Must admit that I wasn't quite sure what the message would say after seeing the thread header. This could have gone in several different directions.
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Old 10-03-08, 12:31 PM
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{{One piece of advice for new riders is to plan in recovery days for the body to heal and recharge. Even seasoned riders (which most of us 50+ are) with a lot miles and experiance will tell you to take a day off every now and then, especially when your muscles are sore. ****

Great advice! I was planning on resting tonight and mow the grass!
As for the second bike...well I have been looking for a MTB but.......we'll see.
Oh btw I will be 56 in two 9 days.
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Old 10-03-08, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
Great job!

Must admit that I wasn't quite sure what the message would say after seeing the thread header. This could have gone in several different directions.
hmmm never thought about that! woohoo LOL
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Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
Great job!

Must admit that I wasn't quite sure what the message would say after seeing the thread header. This could have gone in several different directions.
I was looking for the CENSORED sign.

But, even if it was another type of personal best, congratulations anyway!
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Old 10-03-08, 08:01 PM
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The total miles are very good, but can be done. What I found to be VERY impressive was the speed. Exceptional for this amount of riding. I would guess this means you have some type of athletic past?
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Almost a metric half century, at 16mph solo. That's pretty good. Watch, now you're going to want to ride further than 18 miles every day. Then you'll want to try to beat the 31 miles or the 16 mph or both. I love personal bests!
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Originally Posted by BikeArkansas View Post
The total miles are very good, but can be done. What I found to be VERY impressive was the speed. Exceptional for this amount of riding. I would guess this means you have some type of athletic past?
Yeah I have been pretty active and years, I mean a lot of years ago, I used to race Moto-X. A few years ago I ran but had to stop that due to joints hurting too much.
I ride at what I feel is a comfortable level but do push just a little to get a good workout.
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Old 10-06-08, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
Almost a metric half century, at 16mph solo. That's pretty good. Watch, now you're going to want to ride further than 18 miles every day. Then you'll want to try to beat the 31 miles or the 16 mph or both. I love personal bests!
I have to laugh at this because I think you are soooooo correct! Saturday I went out for a "little ride" but had to go 21 miles because I wanted to go a little further.I have thought that I cant go less than 18 anymore because it would be a waste! LOL The speed is good for me though and I doubt I will try and increase that, I ride at what I feel is a comfortable level and I am fine with it.
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Originally Posted by cranky old dude View Post
31 miles at 16+mph avg. is awesome after only one month.
Congrats to you.

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I'm sure we'll be hearing about more personal bests soon.
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