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Thursday, June 20, 2013

I've been riding my bike home on Wednesdays, a 30 mile trip along beautiful country roads with low traffic. It's a fabulous way to decompress.

Since my goal is to do more bike camping, most weeks I ride my Trek 730 and carry 20 extra pounds in my trunk bag to simulate the load I'll carry when I go camping. The first ride home with the extra weight felt really sluggish, and I was relieved when I made it home. But this week, the entire ride felt great, and I considered riding around town when I got home because I still had some energy and legs left. But duty called, and instead, I cooked dinner, did some laundry, and took the dog for a walk. There will be more time for riding this weekend.

Have a great week.
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  • BOBBYD31
    any long adventure the weight may be an issue that would be something you will have to build up to
    2067 days ago
  • BILL60
    Sounds like you're on your way to some great bike camping. You ought to consider doing RAGBRAI. That's 7 glorious days of nothing but biking and camping. However, someone else carries your luggage.
    2067 days ago
    That's fantastic! Bike camping sounds amazing. And your mileage is no joke. Wishing you continued improvement - and many fun trips!
    2067 days ago
    Getting stronger! emoticon

    Bike camping sounds like fun. I may do the Pittsburgh to Cumberland trail and camp along the way in 2014.
    2067 days ago
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