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4/23/14 11:17 A

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Twenty-two miles is a heck of an errand run on a bike! I am impressed.

I will never enjoy going up hills, but boy howdy, do I enjoy going DOWN them!

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4/21/14 4:28 P

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I love it when I can ride to accomplish errands! Great job!

Miss G


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4/19/14 8:45 P

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We're having a beautiful week. Friday I rode 22 miles and made a second attempt at getting up and over a small mountain (my son in Colorado says we don't have any mountains in PA; just big hills). This time I made it (last weekend I only made it 3/4 of the way up) with some energy to spare, so I turned around and rode up the other side.

Today I forgot something at the grocery store, so I hopped on my bike and rode 22 miles to the grocery store and back for a can of sweetened condensed milk. Multitasking!

Hope to get in 10 miles tomorrow.

Congratulations to all the other hill-climbers. I used to hate hills and would go out of my way to avoid them. But they are slowly growing on me. I may not love them when I'm climbing, but I love them on the way down.

Edited by: 2WHEELER at: 4/19/2014 (20:49)
"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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4/13/14 1:28 P

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Great job, Sandy!

Miss G


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4/13/14 12:03 P

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I rode an easy 11 mile loop around from my village and to two other village without much effort. I am getting stronger.


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2/14/14 2:53 P

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Fantastic! I'm hoping that the snow melts so I can finally get out and get some victories!

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2/14/14 1:49 P

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How did I miss this topic?

Last night, I didn't have to stop on my ride home. I think the Group Ride classes I've taken this winter get the credit, but I'm pretty pleased. This early in the season (this is only my second ride home this year, and the first time I took the long route), I usually have to take a break about 8 miles in.

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1/16/14 1:40 P

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Great job! I'm going to be missing the MS150 this year. Though I don't expect to get any sympathy about it, because we are going to Italy on vacation.

Take it easy on your knee!

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1/13/14 10:14 P

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its official, I am now in training for this years Ride for missing Children which is in May.. so I got a plan and that is to work my core, and ride my spinning bile at lease 15 minutes each day and on days that I can ride longer ride.. longer

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11/4/13 4:44 P

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That is an awesome victory, EBRAINK! To not even notice the hill is pretty amazing!

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11/3/13 1:07 P

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Yay, MIss G!

I had one of those surprise victories a little while ago - my family was visiting, I led them on a ride through a scenic park...but it wasn't until we were nearly home that I remembered a bridge was out, and we'd have to take the path that has a long hill to get home. I stopped and warned them, and we all agreed that we could just walk up if we needed to. Got back on my bike and rode. Came to a small hill...and another small hill...and another one...all while looking for the "LONG" hill that I remembered had wiped me out every time before. (Was I on the right path?) When I got to the turn home, I realized that I'd ridden up my killer hill *without even noticing it*. My companions were walking it (even my brother, who rides long and hard!), so it was definitely a hill.

I was pretty proud of myself. emoticon

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11/1/13 6:03 P

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If I can't make it up a hill in one go, I try to stop, catch my breath, and then bike the rest of the way, rather than walking. I figure it's better training.

Of course MY hills would make a Colorado rider laugh and laugh and laugh....

Miss G


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11/1/13 5:47 P

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Great job.

I only have two challenge hills left.

One is very steep and very short and you have to start from a dead stop because of the stop signs. There aren't too many people I know who have made it up without walking. It is very close to my house so I can try it whenever I want.

The other is very steep and goes on forever and ever and ever and ever. It's quite a ways from my house so I don't really get there very often.

I have managed to get up all the other hills I wanted to.


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11/1/13 3:48 P

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Great job on the hill. Those hills can be killers sometimes! I have a dreaded hill and I have made it up on my bike, but I don't prefer it!

3/31/12 Trailbreaker half marathon 13.1 miles in 3 hours 13 minutes
4/20/13 Neighborhood Watch 5K 39:17.6
10/5/13 5K Grace Pet Fest 38:47.6
12/1/13 Secret City Half Marathon around 3 hours and 4 minutes
4/19/14 Butterflies for Hope 5K for Lupus 39:23.8 (I hurt my back a few days before, and though it was my first official 5K with some jogging, my back hurt, so was very slow.)


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11/1/13 3:19 P

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A new topic for celebrating our accomplishments and cheering each other on!

Today I tackled a hill that I've never been able to get up in a single go. It's long and fairly steep, and I am in pretty poor condition right now because I've barely been getting any exercise of late. I avoid this hill like the plague, but it was the best way out of the park today, so I resigned myself to getting up it as far as I could on the bike and then walking the rest of the way.

Knowing that I wasn't going to make it, I relaxed and took it slow, not trying to push myself too hard. I first thought I wasn't going to make it around the first curve, but then I got into a good rhythm. I kept thinking "I'll just go to that next change in the pavement, To the bridge upright. To the beginning of the retaining wall. To the curve. To the end of the retaining wall. Over that little steep part."

And then, by gosh, I realized I was going to make it. I rode all the way to the top, and didn't even need to stop there. I am giddy with the thrill of conquering that hill!

Miss G


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