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80 miles training ride!! I did survive!!(7 posts)

80 miles training ride!! I did survive!!bear
Aug 26, 2001 4:23 PM
thanks to all who encourage me. I did it in 6 hrs. The 10 miles climb was no proble but the steep short hill kick my ass. I was afraid on going out of the saddle for fear of bonking.and lost so much time. I can get out of the sadle for a count of 50 to 70 with no problem but I dint have the confidence to risk it on the ride.. I was also surprise how unfriendly people where. I stop for one guy changing a tired and he dint even thank me. Maybe is the china bike( airborne).
I found out that I am as fast as anyone on the flats and modrate hill, is the really steep and shorter one that kill me,,,I would slow down to 4 mph on 53/27. I know is the weight I am carry. (200).
the way I look at it I should be pretty good when I drop 20 to 25lb.
re: 80 miles training ride!! I did survive!!flyinbowlofmilk
Aug 26, 2001 4:52 PM
Congradulations are in order for you. Sorry to hear that you had some bad experinces. My best advice on other riders is to just ignore them. I have had that happen to me on a 30 mile sponsored ride. Some people are just rude. And as far as the flats ,I am the same way. As Far the hills go I can only offer you some minimum advice. Shift down one from the biggest chain and it will help you some. And as far as your weight I was around you weight or even more when I started cycling. You will drop those extra pound that you are lookingto drop too. And after that you will find out that you will enjoy it . As far as bonking I wish you the best of luck.
See, told ya!Humma Hah
Aug 26, 2001 8:24 PM
Now, start looking around for a nice century to enter!

A few weeks ago I got a flat. I had what I needed to fix it, good thing because several riders passed without even asking. One guy on a recumbent did stop and ask if I needed help.

We need more riders like you who stop and offer help, and fewer of the type that don't offer, and don't thank people who help them.
re: 80 miles training ride!! I did survive!!Jon Faro
Aug 27, 2001 11:03 AM
Well done, I'm going to be in the same boat as you when I get myself a roadbike. The bloke who was rude had nothnig to do with your bike it'scos he was a prick. I say hi to everyone and when I puncture I always say thansk to EVERYONE who asks if I'm OK. Yeah steep hills hurt. I've got a killer on my daily commute which cars struggle up. I dunno how I'm going to do it on a road bike I'm currently on a slicked out mtb

re: 80 miles training ride!! I did survive!!flyinbowlofmilk
Aug 27, 2001 12:26 PM
You may even surprise yourself. You may find out that you will have a surge of speed. But that will come from You riding the Mountian bike for a while. But after that you will see a drop in you speed. It will eventually flatten out. I have been in you situation before ,so I can tell you about it. I had a moutain bike that had slick slick-type tires on it .I had no problem Climbing hills with it. But when you buy you road bike be prepare for some unexpected changes.
re: 80 miles training ride!! I did survive!!bear
Aug 27, 2001 4:25 PM
thankx fellows!
Aug 27, 2001 7:19 PM
Good for you. Sorry about the guy with the flat - some people are just a little uptight. Keep it up but watch your chainline...53X27 sounds like you might be starting to get a bad angle there it mght be better for you and your drive components to drop down onto the little chain ring to push the hills.