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11/15/10 12:12 P

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Congratulations! Personally I like to take a month or two off cycling every winter and do some other activities for a while. That way when Spring rolls in I'm eager to ride again. You don't want to make it seem like work or something you have to do.

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11/15/10 7:32 A

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That's fantastic!

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11/14/10 8:00 P

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Great job! Probably the best thing to do is look at all the things you do well and the things you would like to improve. Make a list and get plan to be better next season.

Miles are not the best indicator, what you get from it is the key. If you like racking up big miles, great. If you like going fast, doing whatever, put that in your set of goals.

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11/14/10 7:10 P

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TOOTHFUL, you rock! Your hubby needs to join you. It's a great exercise that you can both enjoy together. Just imagine all the amazing places you both can go and the things you can see on your bikes. You should get him to join you for a short ride and show him just how great it truly is. There's a ride in Hawaii where they get you in a van at something like 4:00 AM and take you to the top of a volcano and you get to literally coast down, on a bike, while watching this amazing sunrise.

As for your plans for cycling, you're doing perfectly. Start small and just build from there. My first ride on my new Trek was pathetic - 12 miles. My butt was so sore from that piece of plywood with the name Bontrager proudly plastered on the sides. I invested in a nice Fizik saddle and that made all the difference. It sounds like you're doing fine with the saddle so I'd say focus, focus, focus on your goal. My paltry 12 miles turned into 30 then 40 then 50 and, pretty soon, it was all Metric Centuries and I finally did my first full Century in July, another in August and another in September of this year.

Some friendly advice: Don't push yourself. I did and now, at this late hour in the season, I find myself not the least bit thrilled about cycling. Don't let that happen to you.

My buddy, who got me into cycling, rode just over 21,000 miles last year (yes, you read that right, 21,000 miles) and even he has found himself burned out on cycling. It can happen to anyone.

Keep up the good fight and ride safe!

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11/14/10 6:36 P

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emoticon Next yr I'm going to set a goal after March of riding @least 20 miles a week until @least through November

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11/14/10 3:57 P

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Thanks for all the congrats!

I work part time, so that gives me more time to ride than most. I usually ride both days of the weekend (40-60 miles each day) and then a couple rides sqeezed in during the week. A few week-long bike tours mixed in and there you have it!

I don't know if my husband wants to give me up enough to log more miles next year. I think I was pushing the limit this year. (He's a non-biker.)

We'll just have to see what happens....

...and then in the middle of everything, you realize you're alive right now, and the time to live is right now!


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11/14/10 11:16 A

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For the novices out there: to do 5,000 miles in one year you have to average a little over 96 miles PER WEEK!

Congrats for sure! You did SUPER!

I don't ride the bike to lose weight, but I lose weight to ride the bike!

To GOD be the Glory!



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11/14/10 10:04 A

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That's AWESOME!! Definitely revel in the moment but don't sit on your accolades, either. You topped 5,000, why not go for 6,000? It's very doable! Just 10 Centuries and you're there - or only 142 miles (and some change) a week! Get 6,000 this year and set a goal of 10,000 miles for next year. YOU CAN DO IT!!

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Woo HOO to YOU! I say keep on keepin' on! :-)

Gotta get me an odometer / speedometer...! I haven't paid attention to the miles I've been racking up...just enjoying the heck out of 'em!

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11/14/10 9:54 A

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Great JOB!!! I don't know how you had the time to do it.. How did you fit the time in? I would be highly interested..
Thanks



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11/14/10 9:42 A

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WOW! That is a amazing achievement! I say keep riding but don't keep pushing. Relax and enjoy yourself, and get ready for an even more incredible 2011!

Kris

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11/14/10 9:36 A

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Congrats!! Way to go! I would see how many bonus miles I could get (reasonably, pending the weather) and consider upping the goal a little for the following year.

Awesome job!!

Rode fast & take lots of chances! Diane

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11/14/10 9:31 A

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I did it!! I hit 5,000 miles for 2010!!

I set that goal for last year and life got in the way. This year, I didn't set a mileage goal and look what happened!

Now, do I relax and quit pushing myself as the weather gets colder, or do I rack up those 'bonus' miles?

Woo Hoo!!!



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