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HILLSLUG98239
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3/10/13 12:29 P

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The advantage of the bike you have is that you can go almost anywhere. I've often been out on a ride on my road bike and ridden past a side path I'd love to go down, but it's gravel. (I can ride on gravel, but it sucks.)

Ride the heck out of that thing!

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.


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1GOODGRL
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3/10/13 12:24 P

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.....lol... Ok I just have one bike, a cross bike, who knew there were so many choices! So I have mainly been on trails and bike paths with a little bit of Highway time..


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HILLSLUG98239
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3/10/13 12:22 P

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When I'm on my road bike, I aim for a certain mileage. When I'm riding trails on my mountain bike, I aim for a certain time.

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.


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1GOODGRL
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3/10/13 12:21 P

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Thanks!! I don't have an event goal just yet, still looking for an event to prepare for, since I'm just starting to ride, I want to try to stay inside my skill range and I get nervous on the road still with the cars...I will change my goal to miles and that might make me push harder!


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SARACYCLE
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3/10/13 10:51 A

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Since, I started cycling with groups and solo, I've aimed for miles. If planning to participate in an event, one aims upward of so many miles per week, until the week before the event, and you know you can go the distance, which you've done in that week. Most group events cover a certain number of miles, be it 20, 30, 50, to 100 in a days time. That's road riding. It can be the same for mountain biking, if participating in an event. I just like to try to better my time in road riding, as I have a certain goal in mind to achieve for myself. I'm not a fast rider, but I'd like to be a better rider.

I hope this has helped. But if you only have a certain amount of time, work within that framework.


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1GOODGRL
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3/10/13 8:59 A

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Ok... for bicycling is it better to set a mileage goal or a minutes goal? I set minutes, and that seems easy to reach since I usually spend no less than an hour per ride...So maybe I should have set a mileage goal?


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3/9/13 12:17 P

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True admission to Bev. Riding is my 'favorite'. Warming up this afternoon, which translates into a nice road ride.

Sarah


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HILLSLUG98239
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3/9/13 11:45 A

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The best goal is one that is achievable, but still stretches and challenges you. Once you hit that goal, give yourself a new one.

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.


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3/8/13 8:04 P

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Hey, if you're ready to bump it up GO FOR IT! :-)

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

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1GOODGRL
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3/8/13 5:22 P

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Thank you all for the welcomes!! Its kind of looking like I may have set my goal a little low...is there a way to change it now?


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2WHEELER
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3/8/13 9:56 A

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Welcome!! Enjoy your rides.

I can hardly contain my excitement for daylight savings time this weekend--more hours for biking!



"It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides." George Sand

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3/4/13 9:19 P

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Welcome!

Dave

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3/3/13 9:15 A

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welcome to the team


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3/3/13 9:13 A

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A day without a ride is an empty day, at least for me.

"Excellence is but for the few."


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3/2/13 6:43 P

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Welcome to the team. Beautiful scenery makes the riding so much nicer. I am so ready to be back on the road.

Sara, riding is not one of your favorites, it is your very favorite. Admit it.


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KA_JUN
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3/2/13 4:50 P

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Nice, welcome 2013 cycling season!

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

How do you eat an elephant?

I will not fail.


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HILLSLUG98239
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3/2/13 12:33 P

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I have never regretted taking a bike ride.

Love God. Love your neighbor. Change the world. It really is that simple.


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DDOORN
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3/2/13 11:42 A

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Woo hoo! Nothing beats hitting the road on our bikes!

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

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SARACYCLE
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3/2/13 9:24 A

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Riding bikes is one of my favorite ways to exercise. Welcome and keep on cycling.

Sarah


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1GOODGRL
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3/2/13 9:17 A

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Yesterday my sister and I did our first ride of the year together....9 miles of beautiful scenery!


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