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Old 08-01-05, 09:09 AM   #1
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Newbie wanting to learn!!!!

I am currently living in North Carolina and in July 1994 I purchased a Cannondale R800 and have been riding for a year now. I used to run in marathons but 2 knee surgeries put my running days behind me. So I bought the bike to replace the long distance. I have no experience in riding except that when I'm on it I only know one speed, FAST!!! I love the burn in the legs and soreness in my lungs when I'm done. On the down side, I am 6'6" 240lbs which I hear is huge for cycling. I ususally ride 30 miles a day around 20mph is that good??? I'm glad to be riding and hope to receive mountains of information on how to improve my cycling and techniques. Thank you
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Old 08-01-05, 09:30 AM   #2
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Pro racers are usually wispy some may be 6' 2" (George Hincape?) or so but light. But if your just riding or even raceing for fun who cares. I think 20 mph is fast.

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Hi Newbie,

I've been cycling for years and on a good day average 15 miles per hour, so 20 is great !! I did a century last fall ( 100 miles in a day ) and averaged 13.5 . Remember the most important thing is to enjoy !!

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