First 42.65 mile ride

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  1. DeanN

    DeanN New Member

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    Did my first 42.65 mile ride today. And my highest milage week so far of 106.5. Wow it took alot out of me..but it was great. After 9 weeks of cycling I am thinking I need a better set though. I bought a trek 1.1 and I hade to put one of those gel set covers on it from walmart. Kind of takes away from the look of the bike..lol.
     
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  2. 64Paramount

    64Paramount Active Member

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    Good for you, Dean! That's very good for someone who has only been riding a short time. :cool:

    Be careful about increasing your mileage too quickly so you don't over stress the ole bod.

    If you haven't aleady purchased a good pair of padded riding shorts, you should check into that. Some good shorts will make those longer rides much more comfy.

    Keep it up!
     
  3. billydonn

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    Good job! I agree that you should not get too crazy about long rides until you have built a base from lots of 20-30 mile rides.

    I remember my first 42.65 mile ride.. it was right before my first 42.66 mile ride!:D

    You must ditch the gel saddle cover however! This is unmanly.....;)
     
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