It sounds like you had a great ride! And GOOD FOR YOU at staying determined to finish while others were dropping out. Your ride is a great motivator for any of us that haven't completed that long of a ride yet!
Congratulations ... a job well done. As you I've learned so much from this site that it seems like you can accomplish anything you set out to do. You have demostrated that tremenduously.
I do not think I would be where I'm at in my training and riding if it were not for this site as well. A great wealth of knowledge and info. here.
It inspires us to do things that we would not normally try ... like what one post said: if you don't challenge yourself to do more than how can you know or say you're improving??? I thought that was very inspiring and motivational.
So again congratulations and great job .... now you have another goal for next year improve your time????;-)
current weight: 229.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,455) Posts: 69 6/9/08 10:26 A
Great Job! Way to go. It is really exhilarating to do a ride like that and you did so well. Another good item to have in hand and I totally forgot about this: Recoverite, after a long ride. We take ours in double zip-lock baggies, to mix w/ water, afterwards. It gets back in, the nutrients lost during the ride. Isn't riding fun?
I did great! The ride was 54.5 miles and it was HOT!!!! I took my time and stopped at all the rest stops so it took me 5 hours with the stops. I ate a huge meal after and went to bed early!
I woke up this morning and my legs feel great! My arms are a little sore/stiff but I didn't stretch them, lesson learned...
People were dropping off the ride left and right, and if I didn't come here for advice I might have been one of those cramped up sick people...so thanks!
I finished, and I have to admit that biking in the heat, with all those hills, and the wind during the last 20 miles, was just about the most difficult thing I have done, I cried when I finished because I never thought that I could do it....I cannot wait to do it again!
I will put some pictures on my spark page tonight.
My girly parts are the only sore thing today!
I am bringing sexy back!
"Never had such a good time in my life before, I'd like to have it one time more...One good ride from start to end" Grateful Dead
Pounds lost: 23.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,501) Posts: 518 6/8/08 4:54 P
I'm hoping she will let us know how her ride went. Our ride went well, yesterday: 42 miles in 3 hours. It was a pleasant surprise to get done so quickly and enjoy the day. We leave out at 6:30 a.m. due to the heat. Hope everyone had a good ride!
Pounds lost: 40.0
Fitness Minutes: (13,501) Posts: 518 6/7/08 9:58 P
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