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28.5 mile cycle ride, not bad for first time in over a year...


Thursday, May 26, 2011


I had to share this one, i saw this at a local restaurant and thought it was cute....








in one of the bike pics you can tell those are Hammer / GU packs electrical taped to the handlebar gooseneck.

Went for a fantastic bike ride. i kept it intense and really pushed it. I managed to push out 28.5 miles before I totally conked out. The great part about all of this is that this is the first time I have been on a bike of over a year or more. not bad for the first ride of the year. I can tell I have made some real fitness gains. The calorie burn was around 2700 calories, a tad more than when i do a half marathon but without the impact on my joints etc...

My plan is that i am going to do some really intense cycling this summer to augment my marathon training and take my fitness to a new level. Cycling is how I broke my first plateau and I know that by mixing it up like this, i am sure to take off more weight before the big race.

the place where I was cycling was just beautiful and I wanted to share a few pics of the nicer spots.

I feel just fine right now and should be totally recovered in another day. Will probably go for a run this Saturday.
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CARROT143 5/30/2011 9:25AM

    I can't wait to get out and start riding...this weekend I was too chicken to go it alone and got my exercise cleaning/moving/dog wrestling...LOL. But also excited that biking can get me some places that hiking could but without so much strain on my knees. So thanks for the inspiring pics of nature in your blog too...it is so beautiful up there I still wanna come visit!



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CM_GARDNER78 5/28/2011 11:20PM

    I LOVE taking pics of the beautiful scenery around here! What a nice day you had!! Way to go on the biking...I really like that idea. Mixing it up. My hubby and I are thinking about hitting the Insanity track...not sure about that yet or not?! Ha ha. Anyway, keep it up - you're doing awesome!!

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LIZGILB 5/28/2011 10:29PM

    Love the sign. The scenery is beautiful too. I have just started riding my bike this past week..

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KAMAPERRY 5/28/2011 7:58PM

    Way to go, and I love that sign!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 5/28/2011 6:28PM

    I need to come for a visit - and bring my bike. Almost 30 miles - must be those gels. Hammer on my friend. (I am a Hammer dude too)

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PIXIEMOM13 5/28/2011 11:53AM

    Wow! You are making me wish I had a bike to mix things up with too! ;) (And beautiful scenery like that..although my area does have some nice scenery..but yours goes beyond just "nice".

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AMYSTRONG 5/27/2011 11:10PM

    Gorgeous ride and way to go! Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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IMSMILEY88 5/27/2011 9:04PM

    I'm jealous, too! I ride around my neighborhood and the few surrounding neighborhoods. Very boring scenery! (except for the mother squirrel with her baby tonight!)

Way to go, though!!!

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CAZADORES 5/27/2011 7:23PM

    Well done! The scenary in itself is a great motivator as well!

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SLEEPYDEAN 5/27/2011 6:12PM

    Oh man I am jealous. My longest ride ever is 15 miles and I just finished training for two triathlons (just short rides of 9-10 miles each). I guess if I had that beautiful scenary to motivate me, I could definitely take it a little further.

I love the idea of incorporating that intense cross-training into your plan. I'm sure it will pay off.

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KAREN_NY 5/27/2011 3:26PM

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REMEMBER2BME 5/27/2011 3:08PM

    This is absolutely fantastic. You are obviously a natural on the bike. Great pictures. Thanks so much for sharing them. Keep up the great work!

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TYKXBOY 5/27/2011 12:57PM

    Wish I had a bike AND scenery this beautiful to ride thru! Speaking of dogs... 28.5 miles is nothing to sniff at. :)

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GETFIT2LIVE 5/27/2011 12:48PM

    Beautiful scenery--great job on the ride, too! Sounds like a good plan!!

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 5/27/2011 12:29PM

    What beautiful place to right

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ABSOLUTZER0 5/27/2011 12:17PM

    Keep it up bro! I'm going to join the cycling revolution one day!

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MELP06 5/27/2011 12:05PM

    Beautiful pictures! Nice ride!

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HAPPYSOUL91 5/27/2011 10:18AM

    Beautiful pictures! Wow you biked that many miles, what a feat

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LEAH956A 5/27/2011 9:38AM

    Thanks for the reminder of why I love the upper midwest. Congrats on a great ride!

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LEAH956A 5/27/2011 9:38AM

    Thanks for the reminder of why I love the upper midwest. Congrats on a great ride!

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LEAH956A 5/27/2011 9:37AM

    Thanks for the reminder of why I love the upper midwest. Congrats on a great ride!

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LEAH956A 5/27/2011 9:37AM

    Thanks for the reminder of why I love the upper midwest. Congrats on a great ride!

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JENJESS48 5/27/2011 9:15AM

    Oh man, your pics make me miss Wisconsin! No matter how long I've lived outside the state, Wisconsin will always be home.

Congrats on the ride! That's emoticon

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MDBUTTERFLY 5/27/2011 8:56AM

    Awesome Robert!! Pics are gorgeous =)

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BAM0827 5/27/2011 8:50AM

    How's your butt today :)

Great ride with nice scenery. You deserve both!!!

Enjoy your summer riding along!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 5/27/2011 8:44AM

    Sounds like fun, I hope you have a blast. I need to fix the tires on my bike.

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LOGOULD 5/27/2011 8:40AM

    Oh, WOW! What gorgeous scenery and a great ride! Congrats - You really have me excited...this Sunday, a friend is giving me her "old" bike. She just got it last year and it has only 50 miles on it but it's too "big" for here and she and her husband decided that I deserve it so they are going to drop it off at church for me. I'm super excited and am already looking for a trunk rack for my "new baby".

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TSF1264 5/27/2011 8:38AM

    That is ... WOW! I agree! Beautiful scenery and very awe inspiring on how far you went with one bike ride! My first bike ride in 33 years, I did 5 miles and it did the same thing for me, pushed me over that first plateau in my weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/27/2011 8:21AM

    thats great!!! lovely pics..hey if you swim too you should come to the lake placid ironman triathlon!!

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FUZZYMOTO 5/27/2011 6:27AM

    I'm in awe. Not just in the long first ride, but also in the peaceful scenery that you got to do it in. I like that you have a plan on how your going to use the biking to further you running abilities, which I am also in awe of.

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MEGA_MILES 5/27/2011 4:13AM

    Ride on brother!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIZZSB 5/27/2011 2:57AM

    great going Robert, the nature looks very beautiful!!!

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ALOFA0509 5/27/2011 1:29AM

   
Awsum job bro!!! Ice it up and take some Alleve,,, You did well.. emoticon Cheers-

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ERLYWA 5/27/2011 12:34AM

    I just love how you always try to find ways to break past any hurdles you encounter and push yourself on to new challenges and higher levels of excellence....very inspiring!! :)


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KITHKINCAID 5/27/2011 12:14AM

    Oh dude - that's amazing, but you're gonna be sore tomorrow!

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ROOT4HOME 5/26/2011 11:36PM

    What a beautiful place to cycle!! WTG on getting some major miles in for the 1st time this year!! emoticon

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KRISTIARLINE 5/26/2011 11:30PM

    What a beautiful scenic ride. I'm sure the cross-training will help your running.

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SOCKITTOME 5/26/2011 11:27PM

    Wow, I am really impressed! Way to go on the cycling -- keep it up! It is indeed great exercise and a nice breather for the lower joints.


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MKGARNER1 5/26/2011 11:21PM

    Wow, looks like a great ride. That's fantastic for the first ride of the season. I so wish it would stop raining here long enough to get a good long ride in.

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QTEALADY20031 5/26/2011 11:20PM

    WOW I would say your ride was fantastic! Thats a long one!
Wish you the best on your weightloss journey! June emoticon

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