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Old 04-14-08, 07:44 AM   #1
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Maryland Intro: Eastern Shore

I just started riding to 1/2 way to work. So, I decided to say hello.

I woke up at 5am, so I could ride 18miles to work. This is the second day that I rode in to work. My goal is to ride two days a week for extra exercise. I just like riding my bike. But, I am only averaging between 13.9MPH and 15.9MPH which makes the bike part of commute about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

In total, I am only riding 36 miles two days a week. So, I will only get about 72 Miles of bike riding in a week. My bicycle commute takes me from Centerville,MD to Chestertown,MD and back in the evening. I ride on the shoulder of a road posted for 55MPH. I have a rear mirror and lights. I also wear a helmet since the nurses at shock trauma yelled at me last time I got ran over. I wear a heart monitor. My heart rate is in the zone (AGE 39) the whole ride with a beat ranging from 148-155BPM. However, I only average about 70 RPM with my cadence. My goal is to get my cadence up to 80-90RPM.

My notable bike accidents:
Ran over a dog that ran in front of me. Tokyo Japan 1991.
Ran into refrigerator truck, while drafting, Tokyo Japan 1992.
Ran into the pointy end of a car door and cracked my sternum, Kanazawa, Japan 1994.
Got T boned at an intersection by an SUV while not wearing a helmet, who said he was going 40MPH, Annapolis Maryland 2000 (walked away from Shock Trauma)

More about me:
Resting heart rate: 42 BPM
Age: 39
Home: Stevensville, MD
Height: 6' 4.5"
Weight: 202lbs
BMI: 24.5
Bike: Kona Jake the Snake (Cross bike) with road tires
Work out schedule: Monday bike (36 miles)
Tuesday Swim (1 mile)
Wednesday bike (36 miles)
Thursday Run (2 miles) Weight lift 15mins
Friday Swim (1 mile)

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Old 04-14-08, 08:03 AM   #2
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Hi ipm, you are certainly taking good care of yourself (well, except for those accidents )! I can't think of anything you are doing wrong, either...Check out the commuting forum, and see if anyone has any good tips/suggestions.

By the way, technically at your height you are known as a Clydesdale (anyone over 6'0"), so you could stop in and say hi there as well!

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