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1/3/14 12:04 P

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Hello - happy new year
I am new to the team and now also one of the leaders - wow!
I was reading some older posts and this one caught my attention - I was just wondering how everyone is doing with your riding?
I agree with the fact that we need to encourage each other - and so I hope I can encourage you - I will sure need it when I replace my bike....

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7/10/12 12:01 P

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John, I would love to encourage you on your journey and hope that you will do the same for me. I use to be an avid cyclist and was in tip top shape too. Then, I guess I got lazy and just gained a lot of weight sitting around. Now, I'm out on my bike again too. It's awesome fun.

I hope you have a great day today and continue on your road to health and well-being.

Terri

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SMALL changes today turn into consistent habits for tomorrow and result in BIG transformations over time.


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7/10/12 7:46 A

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Awesome John! Go for it!
I'm sort of a newbie cyclist. I've been riding pretty hard for about 3 months now. Bought myself (and wife) a road bike around the first of May and I've logged about 550 miles since then. I commute to the office and back every day (only 3.16 miles each way) and I'm up to doing 25 to 30 mile rides 2 or 3 times a week.
I try and beat my time to the office each morning (ride as hard as I can) and this morning I crushed my previous best time by 20 seconds. I made it here in 9 minutes and 40 seconds which is averaging around 19.5 mph.
My current goal is to get to the place where I can average 18 to 20 over the course of a 30 mile ride, so that I can stay with the group on the big group rides.
Since you're a vet, I'd love to hear any sort of advice.

Have a GREAT Day!

Never, Never, Never Give Up!!!


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5/26/12 5:56 P

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I used to love cycling, practically lived for it. But three years ago I burned out, lost interest, and spent my days sedentary at my computer job. I've gained 60 pounds and feel like death warmed over.

Now I'm pissed off and determined to be back at my optimal cycling weight by Memorial Day, 2013.

If you're a cyclist too with a long way to go before being in top condition, let's correspond, swap strategies, and commiserate.

Thanks,

John Mulvihill, Oakland Hills, CA

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