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First Organized Ride...Hello Ivan!

Old 09-19-04, 08:40 PM
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First Organized Ride...Hello Ivan!

My wife (mominboots here on the forum) and I completed our first organized ride this weekend. We rode a metric century about two months after taking up cycling seriously...or at least semi-seriously. For any that are interested in reading about what we did leading up to the big day, and the ride itself (in the remnants of Ivan) you can visit our family web site and click on the fairly obvious link.
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Well... it's all about the details. Tell us how it was, what about the hills? Did you meet other riders? Break it down for us here so we can all enjoy the ride you've experienced!

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P.S. I got a monster 130 mile ride coming up tomorrow morning. I'll drop you the details later...
 
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It's actually very long, which is why I posted the link. I basically opened up my journal entries including describing some of the rides we did to prepare. Those rides are short entries, but the metric is longer. I know that we are both impressed with ourselves, with how much we were able to improve in a short time, and I was hoping that by sharing the details, maybe some other newcomers would find some small degree of motivation.

In short though, the ride started cold, rainy, and windy. It stayed windy all day. Many riders decided not to start and we didn't meet but a couple of other riders, they just looked at us funny on our comfort bikes for the most part, but not all. The wind and the hills were brutal, but we made it!
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