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Ride Report 8/25

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Ride Report 8/25

Old 08-25-08, 09:50 PM
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Ride Report 8/25

Got the first day of classes over at 2pm so I decided to go for a ride. Supposed to be a recovery ride but didn't turn out that way. I rode by campus (CU) in Boulder still thinking I was headed for recovery; instead, I ended up taking Canyon (rt 119) up to Nederland. Boulder sits right around 5400ft and Nederland at 8200. I started biking back in May when I picked up my Trek 7.5fx. My goal was to get in shape; although I have made improvements I still have a long way to go.

I've only been in Boulder for about a week, and I wanted to challenge myself. Yesterday I only got up around 4 miles on Flagstaff road. I ended up making it all the way to Nederland and back; it was tough. Luckily CO is full of nice scenery. Here are the pics:


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All in all a tough ride for me, but I made it.
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Nice report. I love Boulder and the Rock - what a great place to be a student and to ride a bike.
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