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Back-to-back rides


Friday, June 08, 2012

I forgot to mention that the other piece of advice I got from the clinic was to start riding back-to-back long rides. So yesterday I rode 22, after the 40 from the day before.

When I first got on my bike, my legs said, "Oh, you have GOT to be kidding!" My seat agreed with them. But once I got going, it wasn't so bad. I rode 8 miles to a friend's house, rode with her for 6, had dinner with her and her husband, and then rode home. She is a novice rider, though in very good shape from running, and we really enjoyed the ride. We are going to try and make this a regular thing, but can't ride again until the end of the month because her schedule and my schedule are both so crazy.

It was the perfect evening for riding: temperate, not humid, and barely a breath of wind. In fact, it was so pretty that when I got home hubby asked if I would mind going for a walk with him, so we walked a mile. I'm glad I took advantage of that couple days of perfect weather, because it won't last.
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TCHNCRFT 6/10/2012 12:28PM

    I think it's amazing how far you can ride. You inspire me to get out and get moving - walking, that is!

Good luck with all your training. emoticon

Carol

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BLUE42DOWN 6/9/2012 2:27AM

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I can totally understand the seat complaining ... even back when I biked regularly, long rides always had my bottom upset the next day.

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SHARONSPARKLE 6/8/2012 5:13PM

    I can barely pedal around our resort in AZ (1.5 miles) and look at you go girl! I am in awe of the miles you bike.

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WALKINGGRANDMA 6/8/2012 12:41PM

    You are amazing! It is fun to ride. I don't do it now, but my children do. I'm glad you had a good couple of rides. That gives you a wonderful feeling of strength to be able to ride even though you were sore.

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NATPLUMMER 6/8/2012 12:35PM

    It would definitely be my seat that would be the deterrant ;-)
Great job!!

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TATTER3 6/8/2012 8:12AM

    I can't imagine myself on a bike! Keep Sparkin'!!

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