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Interesting Experience


Monday, October 15, 2012

So, here I am starting my Saturday long bike ride. As I ride into town I notice numerous bikers and recall that the MS150 in going through our little town. I start riding and talking to some of the riders and eventually ask how far they've gone. The answer is 24 miles with 56 more to go. My Garmin has 20.6 miles. What to do? Of course, I joined them on the ride, after calling my Cuchi and asking her to meet me at the finish line. I decide that I'm going to go hard and try to pass as many cyclists as possible. As I pedal hard I'm feeling real good and push the pace on the ups and the downs. Eventually, I stop counting at 387 and ride on. As I enter the finish area I notice that there are less than 10 riders who have finished. When I finally stopped and looked at my Garmin, it read 19.7 MPH for the 56+ miles. My gorgeous little wife was there at the finish with a big hug and a change of clothes. Overall, a great experience. HOOAAA!!
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HOLLYM48 10/25/2012 8:00PM

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VABCHLOSER 10/22/2012 6:36AM

    Um....19+ mph for 50+ miles is GREAT!! I did 55 miles...once :) I averaged WAY lower!! Great job!

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SKIPPYDOG 10/20/2012 5:52PM

    You rock dude.. keep pedaling. that is awesome.. :)

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GOLDENRODGIRL 10/16/2012 12:03PM

    WOW! Congratulations!

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GETSTRONGRRR 10/16/2012 2:56AM

    Rock on dude....way to finish strong!

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GREENGENES 10/15/2012 8:56PM

    Wow. What a great ride?

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IMSMILEY88 10/15/2012 6:32PM

    You are incredible! Great ride! (And, what a sweet wife to come & pick you up! emoticon )

Comment edited on: 10/15/2012 6:33:03 PM

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2WHEELER 10/15/2012 3:57PM

    WOW!! What a great ride! How are your legs doing today?

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SHESMITH1 10/15/2012 2:23PM

    Good for you! 19.7MPH avg on 56+ miles is most impressive! Glad you happened upon the racers - don't you just love it when something like that happens?

Keep peddlin'!

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WENWIN 10/15/2012 11:37AM

    Wow....hard to add anything else but what a great ride!!!

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JACKIE542 10/15/2012 10:06AM

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SKINNYPOWELL1 10/15/2012 9:45AM

    An emoticon ride, an emoticon time, and most of all an emoticon wife for supporting you. Sounds like life is being good to you.
Thanks for commenting today on my rave run, simple things in life are what make it worth it all.

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LIV2RIDE 10/15/2012 9:27AM

    emoticon Sounds like quite a ride.

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