[NA] First Bike Ride of the Spring

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  1. Bulldog573

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    It wasn’t long and it wasn’t pretty, but I blew the cobwebs out. I really need to get back in shape, though, I’m a couple of months behind :(

    Edit: That’s bicycle, for you “real bikers”.
     
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    I rode 10 miles last weekend. I was worthless afterwards. I should do the same. What are you riding?
     
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    I started, got a 50mile ride in a few weeks ago, now it's been over a week since I rode. Way behind this year, hoping for a strong finish.
     
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    An inexpensive Cannondale hybrid. I dropped almost 50 pounds last summer, and bought the bike for some variety in the exercise routine. I’m not a racer, but I sure like riding.
     
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    Still using the bike at the gym,should have the cross bike out next week.
     
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    The weather around here is conducive to year-round cycling, and I try to do 75-100 miles a week, mostly in the Marin Headlands where there is some decent climbing without too much traffic. Until recently, I did the annual 545 mile AIDS/LifeCycle charity ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles in early June.
     
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    I thought I recognized your avatar.
     
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    I've already done ~100 miles this year (recumbent trike, not bike), which is pretty good for me considering last year was under 90. Most of my rides are in the 5-15 mile range, depending on how much daylight is left after I get home from work.
     
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    I'm waiting for retirement to set the world on fire. lol
     
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    16 miles single track through the Sheyenne grasslands this morning. Not much elevation change, but stretches of bottomless quicksand to get a workout. Didn't have time to wash the bike after I got back, now I'll have an apartment smelling like cow-pie when I return next week :eek:
     
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    Wife and I rode our bicycles to the movies Saturday night. DP2. Thumbs up!
     
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    Strava says I've ridden 1,639 miles so far this year. I intend on breaking 500 miles for the month of May.
     
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    I'm fairly new to cycling as an adult. My Strava summary shows;

    February - 51 miles
    March - 101 miles
    April - 140 miles
    May - 211 miles so far but shooting for 250 by the end of the month

    At least I'm moving in the right direction. I feel like I've come a long way since February.

    I have a Columba 26" folding bike for the airplane and a Fuji Sportif 1.3 endurance road bike for home. I really enjoying flying down to the coast and riding around the bike paths on the islands. Flew to St Simons on 5/11/18 and rode 21.2 all over the south end of the island. So much fun. The combination of flying and cycling really makes for an awesome day!
     

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    The weather in Wisconsin has not been the greatest this spring, and I'm a fair weather rider as it is. So I've only been out once for 52 miles. But I do a bunch of indoor biking on a trainer year round, so aside from riding hills, I'm in good shape :) When I did a bike challenge at work and was focused just on outdoor miles and not actual bike fitness I rode 4100 miles May-September.

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    Got out for a quick 5-mile ride a few nights ago. Wasn't too difficult, but I was definitely using more of the quad/glutes than I normally would with my weekly soccer matches. I need to put a few more pounds of pressure in the tires when I ride on pavement. Running upper-20s was putting up a good bit of rolling resistance, but it is a mountain bike, not a road bike.

    2014 Trek Superfly FS8
     
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    Only 722 for me on Strava but that has been almost exclusively indoors on the Wahoo Kickr with Zwift (plus another 312 running)
     
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    Yeah, I could barely walk when I finished. In fact, it may have been a few minutes before I actually dismounted ;)