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Thursday, June 20, 2013

I've been riding my bike home on Wednesdays, a 30 mile trip along beautiful country roads with low traffic. It's a fabulous way to decompress.

Since my goal is to do more bike camping, most weeks I ride my Trek 730 and carry 20 extra pounds in my trunk bag to simulate the load I'll carry when I go camping. The first ride home with the extra weight felt really sluggish, and I was relieved when I made it home. But this week, the entire ride felt great, and I considered riding around town when I got home because I still had some energy and legs left. But duty called, and instead, I cooked dinner, did some laundry, and took the dog for a walk. There will be more time for riding this weekend.

Have a great week.
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BOBBYD31 6/20/2013 1:26PM

    any long adventure the weight may be an issue that would be something you will have to build up to

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BILL60 6/20/2013 9:31AM

    Sounds like you're on your way to some great bike camping. You ought to consider doing RAGBRAI. That's 7 glorious days of nothing but biking and camping. However, someone else carries your luggage.

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JINXIFER 6/20/2013 9:26AM

    That's fantastic! Bike camping sounds amazing. And your mileage is no joke. Wishing you continued improvement - and many fun trips!

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JOPAPGH 6/20/2013 8:48AM

    Getting stronger! emoticon

Bike camping sounds like fun. I may do the Pittsburgh to Cumberland trail and camp along the way in 2014.

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