|Finally broke the 20 mile mark||Mr Nick|
Jul 8, 2003 11:12 PM
|I know most of you will think this is pretty wimpy, but I'm excited. Since I bought my first road bike I have been plagued by 20 mile runs. It seemed like something was always holding me back, my hands, my saddle, my lungs. Even when I felt like I had pushed my self I would come back and the computer would say 21 miles. But finally tonight I concured the 20 mile mark. I went out at 9pm and road until 11:30pm and went 34 miles. For me this was a small victory and I'm excited.|
|re: Finally broke the 20 mile mark||tmotz|
Jul 8, 2003 11:19 PM
Sounds like your having fun,keep it up.
Maybe a century in your future.
|I can remember....||asphalt assault|
Jul 9, 2003 1:49 AM
|When I thought 15 miles was big deal...now it's just a quickie that I do when I'm short of time.
Before long you'l be thinking 20 miles is nothing, just a warmup!
|re: Finally broke the 20 mile mark||revdre|
Jul 9, 2003 2:54 AM
|Way to go! 34 miles is a great ride. When I bought my bike thre years ago I almost died doing a 2 mile loop around the store. I thought I was going to vomit. Keep at it and soon a century will seem like fun!|
|re: Good on you Mate !!||Noam|
Jul 9, 2003 3:00 AM
Jul 9, 2003 4:18 AM
|Well done. Before too long you will be able to double that distance, too.
Just be aware of the disadvantages... a monstrous hunger along with a slim body
|re: Finally broke the 20 mile mark||OwenMeany|
Jul 9, 2003 4:41 AM
|I, too, recall what I was so proud of myself when I would ride 12-15 a few times during the week with a "long" day of 25 or so on the weekend!
You are on the path to years of great riding, keep it up and never forget to enjoy yourself...
Jul 9, 2003 8:07 AM
|And if pain of saddle or hands continues to plague you, get someone to double check your setup. Some of that is an adjustment to road riding, but after a couple of weeks of semi-regular riding, that kind of pain shouldn't hold you back.
Lungs and legs will follow; be sure you keep in a lower (easier) gear and spin your legs quickly. Nothing can burn up quads or lungs as much as pushing such a big gear that riding is like doing 10,000 leg presses.
Jul 9, 2003 9:02 AM
|certainly not wimpy!
Set goals, I do, that is what will drive you.
|re: Finally broke the 20 mile mark||aliensporebomb|
Jul 9, 2003 10:42 AM
And soon you'll do 40 miles and go "I can make this thing
go pretty darn far away from home".
Then it's even longer distances.
Heh. You'll love it.
|Very nicely done.||eyebob|
Jul 9, 2003 1:05 PM
|If you want to assure that you'll do more than 20, don't let yourself turn down familiar roads. Getting a bit lost is a sure way to build miles.......:)