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I passed a cycling milestone today ...

I went on a ride with one of my partners today, a 2 hour ride over about 25 miles of hilly countryside. That's quite a contrast with the first ride of the summer (14 miles in 1.5 hours, and I thought I was going to die)! I'm still not riding all that fast, but there has been some progress.

During the ride I passed the 500 mile mark for my training. It is almost exactly 8 weeks since I started cycling again, so that works out to roughly 60 miles a week. It's not as much as I wanted to ride, but it has been enough training to make a difference.

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Doing Great, Bill!!!

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Makes me proud to know ya!Happy However you really make me feel like a couch potatoe! LOL
Glenda

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Hi, Dr. Bill.

JOC, are you getting back into cycling just for fun and exercise, or is there something else involved?

-- Dave K, Speakeasy Moderator
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You might have been on vacation

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Both a reason and fun ...

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I hadn't been on a bike for years until July 10. Cindi linked to the original post on the subject. I still don't know why I let my friend, Linda, talk me into joining her team for the MS fundraiser. I don't even know why she asked me to join. It's not like I had a reputation for getting on a bicycle!

I used to ride a little bit, mostly short distances, when I was in college. For a while I commuted about 6 miles from my apartment to school on the bike back when I was at Stanford. That kind of stuff. But I put the bicycle up years ago and essentially forgot about it.

Now I'm discovering how much fun it can be to ride just for fun.

Thankfully I haven't had any major problems. I got a little bit of "road rash" one day when I lost control of the bike trying to prevent a collision with my partner, but nothing major.

Everybody I know tells me I'm becoming addicted to riding. Maybe they are right. But it's not a bad addiction!

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Your dedication to your training program is admirable.

I walk twice a day. Not the same physical/aerobic workout as your cycling, but If I don't walk (rare, but lightning does put the quietus on it) , I miss it.

Angeline
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I REALLY hate those little seats, and my wrists/arms

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start going numb leaning forward on the handlebars. Sad

It's great that you're making progress. Happy

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There are some discomforts involved ...

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The newer seats that are designed for gender-specific "anatomic relief" are nice. Other equipment is important, too. There is no way my wrists and hands would tolerate the training without cycling gloves. The special clothing helps some. It's amazing what gloves, a new seat, and riding shorts will do for the overall comfort level.

Of course, that doesn't help the fact that my 28 year old bike weighs about 15# more than anything currently on the market. Actually, what bothers me even more than the weight of the bike is the fact that its gears have a much narrower range than the newer bikes. Back when I was younger I didn't fully appreciate how important proper gear selection can be while climbing hills. Now I'm having to cycle intelligently instead of relying on youthful resilience and raw strength.

I may buy a new bike so I get the benefits of the new technology and better gearing, but they are so expensive that I haven't been able to bring myself to buy one yet.

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(NT) (NT) All I can say is........... WOW, and congrats

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(NT) (NT) Big Wheel keeps on turnin' proud Billy keeps on Burnin'

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