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Old 05-05-14, 07:04 PM   #1
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My big ride yesterday.

Yesterday I rode my Trek 7.1FX (700x35 tires) 144.3 miles through hills with 80-90F temperatures and about 30 miles of which were in direct head-wind. I hauled over 20lbs of gear with me, too.

The ride was very tiring considering the very few hand positions (flat handlebars) and only having platform pedals. I rode from Springdale Arkansas to visit family in Cookson Oklahoma and back again the same day. It did take me about 10-11 miles of actual riding time. But I guess that's not too bad considering the conditions. And luckily, I had no mechanical issues at all so the bike rode very smoothly.

I definitely realized how badly I want to convert to clipless pedals after a ride like that. And getting some drop-bars might be pretty nice.

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Old 05-05-14, 07:59 PM   #2
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Congrats on a successful long day of riding. I just looked it up, and for randonneuring a 200 km brevet has a time limit of 13 hours and 30 minutes, so using that as a basis, you did pretty good (although you would have to count the time spent there in the 13:30.
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Old 05-06-14, 10:24 AM   #3
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You mean to say "10-11 hours of actual riding time" I believe.
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Quite a ride!
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Kudos. Awesome feat. Well done.
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