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First three months of the year

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Well, the first three months are in the book. I can say that I am happy about the results. I have ridden 1575 miles so far this year. I have gone from 305 down to 279. My speed has increased dramatically through long, hard interval training.

I am pace to reach my goal of 6000 miles for the year and 12 half centuries. My first century this year will be April 22nd with the next two during the upcoming MS 150 in June. I am actually looking at organized rides that are longer than 100 miles!

I want to thank all my new found friends on Sparkpeople for the encouragement and advice along the way. I only hope that I have inspired and helped a few folks along the way. Let's Ride!!

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DDOORN 4/2/2012 8:54AM

    Wow! You are really racheting up those miles! AND better yet, downward on those pounds...!

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Don

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BILL60 4/1/2012 8:34AM

    Well done. Keep it up.

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KAYZAKCX 4/1/2012 12:57AM

    You have no idea how impressive your results are. Good work! emoticon emoticon

Reading your blogs have been an inspiration. Thanks.

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Riding in the rain

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Yesterday, I went for a fifty mile ride. Even though it rained for the last fifteen miles, it was a very enjoyable ride. I think the rain helps to make it a cleansing ride as well. There is a lot to be said about being alone with your thoughts, listening to the rain hitting your helmet. Riding in the rain can be very refreshing, besides you can only get so wet.

  
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DDOORN 3/26/2012 9:58PM

    Nope, not a fan...yep, it's only water but slogging through the rain with shoes filled with water and squinting through sunglasses all fogged & water spotted...nope: not gonna happen unless I'm caught be surprise! For the wuss in me it just pulls the plug from any enjoyment I might get from cycling.

Don

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KAYZAKCX 3/26/2012 1:11AM

    Riding in the rain does add a different perspective to things. However, I know some triatheletes that whine about riding in the rain because they "don't like to get wet". Triathelets. That swim. In water. Go figure...

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Third 50 miler for the year.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Rode my third half century yesterday. Fastest one yet with an average pace of 16.26 mph. I am closing in on a half century under three hours.

  
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DDOORN 3/26/2012 9:55PM

    Good deal! My furthest so far has only been 44 miles. I'm sure I'll be getting beyond that as soon as the latest chill passes!

Don

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KA_JUN 3/26/2012 12:53PM

    Great job! emoticon

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GROEDER 3/26/2012 5:10AM

    Congrarulations!!!!! I have only ridden that far once (and a lot slower!!!) That is a real accomplishment.
Good luck on hitting the 3 hour mark!!

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MEGA_MILES 3/26/2012 4:41AM

    Congrats!

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TRIGRAMPS 3/25/2012 9:25PM

    Wow! Don't think that I have made it past 20, but it's on my bucket list.

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KAYZAKCX 3/25/2012 8:46PM

    Nice! Sounds like your intervals are working! emoticon

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BILL60 3/25/2012 6:57PM

    Well done!! Hang tough.

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MAMMAW497 3/25/2012 5:37PM

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Wow. You're fast. Takes me 9/10 hours to do a century.
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BONDMANUS2002 3/25/2012 2:28PM

  good job

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Fastest commute so far

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rode 17.64 mph for my round trip commute today. I am so pumped!

  
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DDOORN 3/22/2012 3:35PM

    Good deal! :-)

Don

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BILL60 3/22/2012 8:01AM

    Way to go!!

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DELHSI 3/21/2012 11:44PM

    Awesome job!!

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KAYZAKCX 3/21/2012 11:44PM

    Nice job, speedy! emoticon

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The morning after

Monday, March 19, 2012

This morning, I was really feeling the effects of yesterday's yardwork and ride. I guess I over did it a bit, but after doing my core workout, everything seems to be back to normal.

  
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DDOORN 3/20/2012 9:37AM

    Sounds like a "good" sorta ache!

Don

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CHACKER2 3/19/2012 7:14PM

    Great! Don't over do it.

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