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How often do you feel AWESOME when you ride?

Old 05-13-12, 09:23 AM
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How often do you feel AWESOME when you ride?

I try to ride 3 or 4 days a week. Doesn't always happen with my schedule, but I try. seems like as of lately I have felt so tired and glad I'm done when I finish. Yesterday I went on a ride with some friends and I felt AMAZING the entire ride. KILLED every hill and sprinted off when I reached the top and pulled on the flats. We got done and all i wanted to do was keep going. (though I had to be home at a specific time frame)

How often do you ride and feel great at the end of a ride as apposed to feeling really tired?
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Old 05-13-12, 09:26 AM
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once a week....everything else is just torture...
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Old 05-13-12, 09:29 AM
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As in a dump truck full of awesome....or just awesome?
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Old 05-13-12, 09:30 AM
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I always feel awesome
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Old 05-13-12, 09:33 AM
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very often since my commute is only 4.5 miles 1 way and i work 5 days/wk

on weekend joyrides of 50+ miles... i usually feel like i can still go unless it's in the 80 F weather. (yes, im a wuss when comes to heat)
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Old 05-13-12, 09:43 AM
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I try and ride 5-6 days a week all but one are usually just 12 miles around the hood at 0400 (stupid employment commitment) and the other is 20-50 miles on the weekend. I sometimes drag my feet at 0400 for my morning ride and am very excited about the weekend jaunts. Honestly once Im on the bike I pretty much always feel awesome during and after. Even today when I had to go short due to a nasty arse cough I feel great. Feel sorry for whom evers parked car I hacked the jellyfish on (unintentional)but after that it was all pleasure
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Old 05-13-12, 09:49 AM
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... I had to go short due to a nasty arse cough ...
Sounds messy.
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Old 05-13-12, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by ThinLine View Post
As in a dump truck full of awesome....or just awesome?
Feel like crap: 10%.
Good enough for government work: 40%.
Awesome: 40%.
Dump truck full of awesome: 10%.
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Whenever I am not feeling awesome, I ride anyway. My sis lives with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy and can't ride a bike, period. umd wrecked his back and can't ride yet. I can ride, so I do.

I feel awesome about once every two weeks, like the bed of an El Camino awesome. The rest of the time it is little red wagon full of awesome.

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Old 05-13-12, 10:14 AM
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Most of time. If I feel really tired, time to put some rest in
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Old 05-13-12, 10:19 AM
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100% of the time, on or off my bike
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Old 05-13-12, 10:41 AM
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I didn't feel awesome yesterday. I did a 37 mile ride and from the start my legs were burning and cramping. I just couldn't make the ride work. I did finish the ride though but fell a sleep as soon as I got home. Why are some rides just torture and other one are awesome?
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Old 05-13-12, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Carbon Unit View Post
I didn't feel awesome yesterday. I did a 37 mile ride and from the start my legs were burning and cramping. I just couldn't make the ride work. I did finish the ride though but fell a sleep as soon as I got home. Why are some rides just torture and other one are awesome?
Sounds like an awesome ride to me. Dont sell yourself short.
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Old 05-13-12, 10:52 AM
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When I fell awesome, I usually just get stupid and give it all in a big climb and kill my legs. I just can't keep myself from going really hard when I feel awesome.
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Old 05-13-12, 10:59 AM
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True cyclists are inherently legen (wait for it) dary
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Old 05-13-12, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Vlaam4ever View Post
Sounds like an awesome ride to me. Dont sell yourself short.
It guess it was awesome. I am reminded of the quote, "What does not kill me makes me stronger." Well, I am stronger today because I didn't die yesterday.
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Old 05-13-12, 11:11 AM
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Today I almost puked from the intervals.
Awesome times!
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Sometimes but not as often as awesome Carl does.
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Today I almost puked from the intervals.
Awesome times!
You should have gone a little harder. Puking is awesome
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Working nights has allowed me to ride 350-400 miles a week including the weekend century or fast group ride with the club. This past week I only rode 200 miles and each time out I didn't feel like riding really and like the OP, I was glad to be done. I took Thursday and Friday off from the bike then yesterday I went for what was to be a short 30 miler due to 45 degrees and rain but once I got out there it felt sooo good, my mind and legs felt 100% ready to go.

I ended up riding a 70 mile out and back to Flagstaff mountain in Boulder, in 45 degree rain and I never felt better.
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Old 05-13-12, 11:44 AM
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True cyclists are inherently legen (wait for it) dary
nice!
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I felt awesome for the entire Cap2Cap century I rode yesterday. It was my first century ever. I didn't do anything astonishing, but my legs treated me well. I felt pretty strong and didn't encounter any real cramping throughout the whole ride. Had a great time and it did make me feel AWESOME.

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