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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008
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    Just moved up a level

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    I was a beginner intermediate level rider until today, I just moved up to upper intermediate. (yes, i still fall over in my clips in traffic). In 30 weeks I rode 1000k, and in the last 10 weeks, I rode 1000k, and the more I ride, the more I love it. Today we went to the paramo (aka altiplano). Started at my house which is 2600m above sea level, the next 6 k were a 415m rise (about a 1000 feet), then some ups and down, and at 50k we started the ascent to the paramo 12k of going about 7-10k, slow pedaling, lots of wind, but some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. AND I MADE IT! I love love love climbing hills. Who would have thought, I was the girl who walked her bike up any tiny hill. I have been riding seriously for a year, I wish I had started 15 years ago. I can't get over how much I like it! AND while I am gushing, I love this site, it is truly supportive and informative and fun and gratifying

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Texas
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    Hey congratulations!

    Now we want to see some pictures of the paramo with the spectacular scenery...
    Keep climbing!
    E.'s website: www.earchphoto.com

    2005 Bianchi 928C L'Una RC
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  3. #3
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    Apr 2005
    Location
    Middle Earth
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    Quote Originally Posted by tribogota View Post
    ... and the more I ride, the more I love it.
    ....
    I have been riding seriously for a year, I wish I had started 15 years ago. I can't get over how much I like it! AND while I am gushing, I love this site, it is truly supportive and informative and fun and gratifying
    So great to hear. I started racing nearly 3 years ago, on my bike about 4. I wish I had never stopped when I was 18.
    Welcome to our addiction!


    Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying,
    "I will try again tomorrow".


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
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    Will try to remember a camera next time!

 

 

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