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Irulan2010-05-02 22:09:14 +0000 #1
yee-haw.... Four rides in the last week. Aside from a little saddle sore, all I can say is I feel so ON!!

Went for a 12 mile loop ( single track) yesterday. Thank goodness the river hasn't come up enough to put the shore line portion of the trail underwater.

We've got a fun little (har, har) hill on this loop called half-mile hill. typically it's the real indicator of how far out of shape you are in the spring. My pal and I just blew up it... just a nice steady pace with no choking at the top. There are some other technical short climbs ( over rocks) that you do need to have good strength and balance to clean. And I clean it, first time ever... yeah.

It was a very good day.

Irulan
RoxGirl772010-05-02 22:13:20 +0000 #2
Big ups to you!!!

I know you must feel great about your accomplishments!

I'm in a 24 hour race in 2 weeks, so I'm trying to get as much bike training in right now! I'll let you know if I feel as good as you do once it's all said and done. Now, you must wish me luck! ;o)
Trek4202010-05-02 22:17:56 +0000 #3
Hey, this spinning stuff works! Haven't been riding as much as I like but have been doing a spin class once or twice a week at lunch (yes, I know, could lunch time ride, it's a long story, just can't right now).

We did La Canada Rd, about 18 miles, and I felt real good.

Both flightdeck and HRM on the fritz so I did the low tech indicator of fitness which is.....

I could keep up with:

* 2 women-who-look-fitter-than-I-am and-have better-bikes

And I Passed

* 2 men with better bikes than mine though not fitter than I am, though one of them made a huge production of passing me again ;-)

DR
RoxGirl772010-05-02 23:25:34 +0000 #4
Quote:

Originally posted by Trek420

Hey, this spinning stuff works! Haven't been riding as much as I like but have been doing a spin class once or twice a week at lunch (yes, I know, could lunch time ride, it's a long story, just can't right now).

We did La Canada Rd, about 18 miles, and I felt real good.

Both flightdeck and HRM on the fritz so I did the low tech indicator of fitness which is.....

I could keep up with:

* 2 women-who-look-fitter-than-I-am and-have better-bikes

And I Passed

* 2 men with better bikes than mine though not fitter than I am, though one of them made a huge production of passing me again ;-)

DR

feels so good to rule the road/trail, doesn't it!??

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