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Hi, my name is Allyson. Having lived in NYC since college, I always thought I was a city girl. That was until my job moved and I went with it. Eventually I ended up clear across the country. I've discovered biking, my true passion, along with other outdoor activities and am healthier than ever!!
Hi, my name is Allyson. Having lived in NYC since college, I always thought I was a city girl. That was until my job moved and I went with it. Eventually I ended up clear across the country. I've discovered biking, my true passion, along with other outdoor activities and am healthier than ever!!




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Member Since: 2/27/2010

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My Goals:
I'd like to lose 10 lbs that I've recently gained by mid June.

I'm training for the "7 Hills of Krkland" bike ride Memorial Day. Over 3,000 ft of climbing in 33 miles.

Looking forward to a week-long bike tour of the Idaho Panhandle and a weekend ride in Oregon this summer.



My Program:
I plan to cut back on my drinking to 5 drinks/week.

I'm leading training rides for our local bike club so riders can complete the Seattle-Portland ride in mid-July. This will make sure I stay in shape as well.

Personal Information:
My name is Allyson and I'm originally from New York and now live in Kirkland, WA. Since I moved here I found my passion, cycling, which has helped me maintain a 50 lb weight loss.

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LIZABETT
9/3/2011 3:59:05 PM

Allyson, I miss you. How are you doing---I need your help on a new goal. To maintain my goal and lose about three more pounds for wiggle room. Thanks. emoticon

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME
8/1/2011 4:20:05 PM

Ok, so I completed the century and felt great! My goal was an average 14mph. I ended up with 13.2, but I don't necessarily agree. There were many miles of slow riding because of congestion, or ridiculous citizens with no clue how to share a trail. I even had a crash. One woman was riding in my lane towards me. I asked her what she was doing and reminded her to stay right. She promptly dashed in front of me into the field. So, her devoted friend decided to do the same thing only with no time for me to stop! Stupid! I was 95 miles into a century and she wants to damage me and my bike? We were both ok, but gosh! The psychology of the ride was difficult. I had done 76 miles locally and felt pretty wiped out and sore. The idea of 100 had me nervous. I was worried about riding hard and not being able to make it through. My goal was to finish. My secondary goal was 14mph average. No one could answer questions about the hills and climbs. No one. So, I decided to adopt an easy pace. As it turns out I would say this century was full of climbing but not really hilly. Thats a bit of a oxymoron. The climbs didn't really wind me and I never felt much of a "burn." Maybe because I was eating and drinking way more than normal, and riding a bit slower. Also, locally I climb steep hills regularly and deal with a lot hotter temps and much more wind. I'm not sure. The course itself was extremely poorly marked and there weren't any caution signs or warnings. Weird. If I can find the funds and time I'm going to try the Portland Century on 8/21. I blogged a bit, but nothing too interesting compared to your level of riding. Any comments/advice you can share will be interesting. Pedal on!

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NEWHORIZONSR4ME
7/27/2011 5:54:44 PM

Going to be in Seattle Saturday for the century. Hdqtr at Magnuson Park. What's your wind like this summer?



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LIZABETT
7/14/2011 9:39:04 AM

Hey, Allyson. Glad you could meet my family.. emoticon Thanks.
The extra hairy on is a Bichon Frise--(like yours)--belongs to David from OKC. Our beautiful little girls were not in the pix--a Yorkie and a Schnauzer.

Your 200 mile bike ride is more than emoticon . Your leg muscles must be hard as steel. (But nice!)

Somehow, this morning I was slightly under goal---can you believe after all my plateauing and etc. Of course, we know how weight can fluctuate in spite of all our best efforts, but nice to see it anyway.

So keep checking up on me. I must be accountable... emoticon emoticon



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LIZABETT
6/30/2011 11:54:33 PM

Thanks for the new kettlebells, Allyson. I really need to get a heavier weight. They have them at the Y which I will use tomorrow.

I want you to have a wonderful 4th of July holiday with those you love most. emoticon



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