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Ah, the competative spirt to boost your ride...

Old 05-18-05, 05:23 AM
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Ah, the competative spirt to boost your ride...

So, last night I readjust my handle bars and also try out a new pair of shorts. It was going to be just a short "ride around the block", basically a mostly flat (60' elevation change) 6 mile ride. I was going well, enjoying the ride on my comfort bike, when halfway through the ride, I see in the distance a road biker in a pastel green jersey. He is about a half mile away. I figure I will try and catch him and maybe talk to him. I crank harder, get my speed up and go. He sees me, gets on his bike and takes off. after a mile I was gaining on him, then he looked at me again and turned a corner and he was gone. I kept pumping away trying to catch up but to know avail. However, I kept the pace until I got home and realized that I road the 6 miles in less than 20 minutes! I have not ridden much this year (80 miles total, 16 miles at the longest ride), yet that was by far the best ride (physically challenging) yet. Unfortunately, today I have slight pain in my knees.
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Old 05-19-05, 01:56 AM
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Keep chasing those rabbits. You will get faster and faster. As far as the pain goes, check to make sure your bike fit and position are correct. Maybe that will help.

Keep on truckin'!
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Old 05-19-05, 02:46 AM
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A little competition always helps the redundancy of a "long" ride... have fun!
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Yea! the beauty was this was just a quiky little ride to try out the new shorts and handlebard adjustments. It was so much fun!
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