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Anyone doing the Red Poppy Ride?

sarahspins2010-04-27 07:37:08 +0000 #1
I'm trying to decide if I want to do this.. but I don't want to do it alone!

I was probably just going to do the 28 mile route.. even though the metric goes right by my house, I don't know if I could really get myself ready for that in a month
Aggie_Ama2010-04-27 07:42:42 +0000 #2
Darn, DH will be racing. A few years back I did the ACA Armadillo (in my backyard) and one of the rest stops was organized by the Red Poppy people. They were so energetic and fun. One saw me coming out of a porta potty and quickly ran over to offered me hand sanitizer. They also were cheering loudly and had cow bells. You're never alone on a ride as big as this one go for it!
sarahspins2010-04-27 08:03:26 +0000 #3
Thanks Amanda.. bummer you can't join me.

I've decided to go for it, and to go for the metric too. If I can't do it, I can't, but I won't really know unless I push myself! I know without hesitation I can do the 28.. but then that feels like taking the easy way out. The plan for this weekend is to try for 35 miles or so and then bump that up 10 miles each weekend. If I know at the start that I can't do the metric I can always choose a different route.

At least I'm already super familiar with the area.. that should make it a little easier

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