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Best ride when first getting into cycling?(10 posts)

Best ride when first getting into cycling?LBS Guy
Jul 9, 2001 9:19 PM
Mine came a few days ago when i did a solo half century at 17.3 ave. from what i understand this isnt a great distance or speed, but i'm 15 and have been riding about 6 months, is this a good start or should i shut my mouth and push harder?
re: Best ride when first getting into cycling?GTrider215
Jul 9, 2001 9:50 PM
yo man, im 15 too and have been riding about 4 months. since u just started im guessing thats pretty good. I havent tried forvery far rides over 40 miles. but i did about 40 miles with around a 19 mph avergage. hey do u have aol or a aol screen name where i could reach you on i want someone my age to chat with about cycling and stuff.
re: Best ride when first getting into cycling?ALLEN
Jul 9, 2001 9:58 PM
I would say it's a good start.
I'm 16 years old & I started cycling around Sept. of 2000, (almost a year ago). I started off averaging 16.0 mph, now I'm up to 20 mph. At 6 months I was averaging probably around what your'e averaging now.

I wouldn't worry about it, just keep riding for a couple of more months and you will notice a difference.

Summer vacation has really helped me improve...( I got nothing else to do but ride).
I wish I still had summer vacations (nm)Mabero
Jul 10, 2001 8:08 AM
re: Best ride when first getting into cycling?CFVeloDan
Jul 9, 2001 10:54 PM
Hey, I am 17. Started riding my new mt. bike in Sept. (on road mostly)
Decided I wanted a road bike, got a loan off a family friend. Bought a $3700 bike. After putting 1000 miles on a 27-28 lb (i averaged about 16-17 on it w/ hills)then jumping on my new road bike 6 days ago, I felt like a rocket. I can average 20-22 for about 30-40 miles before my energy goes away. So what i am trying to say is after traing steadily for w/ a good amount of resistance you are bound to get faster.
What city do you guys live in? I'm in Phoenix, AZ (nm)ALLEN
Jul 9, 2001 11:03 PM
Proof that youth is wasted on the young!!Lazy
Jul 10, 2001 2:43 PM
Just kidding fellas. Good to see some young guys riding on the road. Keep it up. I, like Mabero, wish I still had a summer vacation. Even still I don't have anything better to do than ride, but unfortunately my folks won't support me anymore so I have to do sucky stuff like go to work. :-(
Proof that youth is wasted on the young!!LBS Guy
Jul 11, 2001 5:40 PM
Hey i work for my addiction, got a part time, now full time over the summer job at the LBS, which means not only can i feed my addiction but, i get great prices on the stuff, best of both worlds
re: Best ride when first getting into cycling?GTrider215
Jul 10, 2001 4:35 PM
Ilive in daytona beach, FL. I live within a 5 mile radius of 4 bike shops so theres awlays lots of people and many group rides to do.
re: Best ride when first getting into cycling?cycleguy
Jul 10, 2001 11:22 PM
My 17 year old son has just gotten the cycling bug. He wants to ride everyday they ride the Tour. Today we went for a nice easy ride and he was disappointed. On thurs. he wants to go 50. I'll let you if he drops me. A very real possiblility. Yea, I know they are riding tomorrow. but I'm the single dad so......... Is that an excuse? LOL