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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Along Lake Erie

    My first 50 mile ride and why I love my LBS!

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    I know 50 miles might not seem like that big of a deal but it was a milestone for me and I'm still riding the high from Sunday. I completed in 3 1/2 hours including my lunch stop and even though my knees weren't quite up for some of the hills, I didn't have to walk any of them. Yay me! There is no way I could have done that without having my fitting done (finally, after 3 years!) from the LBS and the amazing woman that runs it. She moved all kinds of things just a little here and there and it made all the difference in the world. 45 miles just flew by and even the last 5 with hills was more challenging than torture. I loved it! Just had to share my excitement with people who would get it.

    So a question now, is it unreasonable to try for 65-75 miles near the end of August when 50 miles is the farthest I've ridden ever and the next farthest for this season was only 30 miles?
    Last edited by Caren; 07-17-2012 at 03:03 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Flagstaff AZ
    Sounds reasonable to me if you keep regularly riding

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    where the wind comes sweeping down the plain
    Congrats on hitting that 50 mile milestone! WOOT!

    Not unreasonable at all. Keep on going!!
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    Cervelo P2C (tri bike)
    Bianchi Eros (commuter/touring road bike)

    1983 Motobecane mixte (commuter/errand bike)
    Cannondale F5 mountain bike

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Rowland Hts, CA
    Sounds reasonable to me. Keep it up!
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Congrats! Your goal sounds very reasonable to me. I jumped from 50 two Sundays ago (my longest ride ever at that time) to 65 on the next without trouble, though I'll admit I was toast for the rest of day on the 65-mile Sunday and wasn't so with the 50. I'm going for back-to-back 50s this weekend if the weather holds.
    2013 Kirk Frameworks JK Special/Selle Anatomica
    2012 Gunnar Sport/Brooks B17
    2001 Calfee Tetra Pro/Selle Anatomica
    1984 Raleigh Sport/Brooks B66

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    Sounds reasonable.

    Congrats on the 50!
    At least I don't leave slime trails.

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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Wilts, UK
    Congratulations! Kudos to your LBS too for enabling you and your bike
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2012


    Congratulations. You are killing it. I think your plan to increase miles sounds reasonable.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    50 miles is a milestone! 3 1/2 hours in the saddle is a milestone!
    25 miles more to 75. That is 50% more miles. Break it down into manageable chunks with adequate breaks. When the miles get tough (your last 5 miles) may be a time for a little look at the scenery... Riding more frequently might be as beneficial as riding farther less often, now that you know 50 is a breeze.



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