1000 miles on Huffy road bike this year so far....



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Including a time-trial where it averaged 19.5mph, I have run up a thousand miles on this bike since the end of May, I did not keep records before that time. I also put miles on three other bikes, but rode the Huffy as much as all the rest combined easily. Weather permitting I will rack up some more, but the snow and freezing temperatures will be back in six or eight weeks and will switch to the mag-trainer. After a quick 20-miles on the hoods between rain-storms today the bike looked so good I went and got my camera and snapped this photo of it;

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How long was the time trial?

Beanz.
The TT was about twelve miles. It was on July 9th of this year. It has been run annually locally for many years. The last time I tried it was in 1997, but after having a heart-attack/surgery last year I started riding this bike to get back in shape and wanted to try it again. Of course I am much slower than I was back in the day, but I am making steady progress and might be getting a bit quicker each month. If I can stay out of the hospital I hope next year I can get over 20mph on it.
 
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Nice. I was wondering if it was an organized event. Sounds like fun.

25 years ago there were a half-dozen or more cycle races short to long within an hours drive, but most all of them died off over the years, especially during the shutdown due to covid. A drawback to living in a smaller population center where there are not as many people to support different activities and hobbies as they are in large cities and metropolitan areas. There are a few triathlon style events, but I am not that big on running or swimming, and being in my sixth decade now I don't see myself getting back into running or swimming competitively or for any long distances.
 
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Went for a brisk 2-hour ride yesterday and it felt good as I was not able to ride for three days after pulling a muscle in my back. Still a bit sore but the ride did not affect it at all. The Huffy felt great.
 

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Since I original started this thread on August 10th, I have put another 466 miles on this particular bike according to my notes. Weather here on the Great Lakes is colder now with lots of precipitation lately, but last year I was able to keep going until December, we will see how Mother Nature treats us this year.

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