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Did my first 50 miler

Old 12-07-19, 03:04 PM
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Did my first 50 miler

It's perfect weather for cycling today in Dallas. NO wind. 50 degrees when I started, about 65 when I ended. Avg 17.7 mph.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2917950211
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And a KOM to boot. Well done!
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Next step 100 km. A spring metric century.
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Great job. Congrats.
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Old 12-09-19, 04:34 AM
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Nice triode ya got there!
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Nice work! I don't think you'll have any issues bumping up the distance. It's a good feeling when a 50 mile ride becomes just a regular ride.
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Congrats! I remember my first 50, a charity ride about 7 summers ago. Done many since, along with metrics and full centuries (and six BikeMS 150's). It's one of the healthier addictions, although not the cheapest ;-).
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How old are you? My fiancee (61) and I (67) have just transitioned into the range where 45-50 miles is our "regular ride", while 37 miles is our "short ride". It's a fine feeling, indeed, to reach that level. Congratulations!!! Stay hydrated and take frequent snack breaks.
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Congrats ... but are you

Really 500 pounds?
If so that ride is amazing!

Originally Posted by 500lbman View Post
It's perfect weather for cycling today in Dallas. NO wind. 50 degrees when I started, about 65 when I ended. Avg 17.7 mph.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2917950211
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Great accomplishment that you should be proud of. You have inspired me to work harder. Thank you.
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Congrats!
I hope to ride a half century in 2020.
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hate you (in the best way possible) ... cold & rainy up here. congrats on the long ride!
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