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When 10 miles isnt enough...

Old 07-17-05, 12:49 PM
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When 10 miles isnt enough...

I set my alarm for 6:30 this morning so that mom2three3 and I could go for a ride. After finally getting her out of the bed at like 7:30, we decided to go for a ride. The sun was out, the weather wasn nice, and the bikes were ready to go. We were intending to go for our "small" loop around the block that is like 10 miles. So, when we got to the intersection that would take us back home, we decided to go straight. Then, after a few more "missed" turns, mom3three3 wound up riding 38 miles, and since I was so close, I kept going. Ended the day with 54 miles. I almost kept going to a metric century, but I knew that when I got there, I would say, "Hey, Im close to 75 miles." Then, when I got there, I would probably have said "Im real close to a century, F*** it, Im going for it." So, good riding today.

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Come on people... how bout some hoopla....38 miles is my farthest distance yet...go ahead... say it....SAY IT!!!! I'M THE MAN!!!! who's the man??? I'm THE MAN!!!
or woMAN if you feel so inclined.


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Originally Posted by mom2three3
Come on people... how bout some hoopla....38 miles is my farthest distance yet...go ahead... say it....SAY IT!!!! I'M THE MAN!!!! who's the man??? I'm THE MAN!!!
or woMAN if you feel so inclined.


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Good job.
Had to cut my 60 mile loop, 20 miles short this weekend. The heat got to me.
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Originally Posted by mom2three3
I'M THE MAN!!!! who's the man??? I'm THE MAN!!!
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So, who wears the pants in this relationship?
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Originally Posted by mom2three3
Come on people... how bout some hoopla....38 miles is my farthest distance yet...go ahead... say it....SAY IT!!!! I'M THE MAN!!!! who's the man??? I'm THE MAN!!!
or woMAN if you feel so inclined.
Good job! Went a LOT better than our ride, rofl.
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Congratulations.
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Originally Posted by mom2three3
Come on people... how bout some hoopla....38 miles is my farthest distance yet...go ahead... say it....SAY IT!!!! I'M THE MAN!!!! who's the man??? I'm THE MAN!!!
or woMAN if you feel so inclined.


-themom
I bow down before thee, oh great and all powerful mom2three3 I put in my longest ride ever today... a whopping 21.1 miles. I was so proud until I came home and read about you

Keep up the great work!
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You make me sick mscycler. I mean it's just not fair to have a wife that will not only approve of your Orbea, but will also go on a >30 mile ride with you.
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I agree.
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Originally Posted by mom2three3
Come on people... how bout some hoopla....38 miles is my farthest distance yet...go ahead... say it....SAY IT!!!! I'M THE MAN!!!! who's the man??? I'm THE MAN!!!
or woMAN if you feel so inclined.


-themom
Consider yourself hoopla'd, and I'm sure mscycler knows he's a lucky man. My wife's arthritis prevents her from riding with me, and I miss her on the road.
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I send you all my Hooplas!

No, except the little hoopla. I need that one.

Seriously, excellent and congrats! Let us know when you break 50.
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Originally Posted by Toefuzz
I bow down before thee, oh great and all powerful mom2three3 I put in my longest ride ever today... a whopping 21.1 miles. I was so proud until I came home and read about you

Keep up the great work!
Don't worry, I only beat your best distance by about 2 miles yesterday. By next weekend I want to do 25-30 miles in a day's ride, then tack on another 5 each weekend till I'm doing 60's by September. Could have probably gone farther if it wasn't for the humitity (like 90% that day) and bonking due to lack of fuel around mile 19. Today I only did 7 miles, but that was on my mountain bike around the neighborhood mostly just fiddling with the derailleur adjustments.
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Originally Posted by hmai18
So, who wears the pants in this relationship?
What do you mean??? I wear the pants...she picks them out and helps me put them on though...

We are both addicted. The miles are like crack cocaine. Need more...

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Originally Posted by mscycler
...The miles are like crack cocaine.
bold mine

But which is better, seriously--crack cocaine or cycling?

In your experience which one hurts more the next day? And how do the costs compare?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat
bold mine

But which is better, seriously--crack cocaine or cycling?

In your experience which one hurts more the next day? And how do the costs compare?

Thanks
Well I did work as a police officer for a while. The costs are similar. But, the initial high you get with the crack cocaine doesnt last as long. But, on the up side, both enable you to lose some weight. I would think that the crack would hurt more the next day, although I can tell that I will be a little sore tomorrow.

PS...I now have the cyclers tan too...mom2three3 said that I am a real cycler now cause of the tan???

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You are SO the woMAN!! No time at all you'll be knocking out a century.
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mas hoopla! Whoo!
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