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Old September 19th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #65
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Originally Posted by jeepinRRT View Post
Still racking up laps around the lake! I've been getting out at least three times a week.

I kicked up my one lap to two and went from about 6 miles to just over 10 and avg MPH of 17.8. I am now to the point where I don't feel like dying after my ride, so next week I am going to move up to three laps or about 14-15 miles and see if I feel like dying again :hick:

So far I'm having a great time and it was worth the investment!

Oh I got smoked by two dudes on Tarmac Pros the other day.... fast dudes are fast.
Are you riding around Reeds Lake? Good on ya for getting out a few times a week. Is it too far for you to ride to work? Commuting is awesome if it's fairly safe and not too far for you. I ride to work a lot. Got dumped on with rain the past few days but it's all good.

If you start to get bored with road/path riding you should really think about mountain biking, whole different ballgame. You can head out to Cannonsburg SGA for a 6-7 mile loop and feel wrecked because of the difference in riding, going through sand, over roots, and uphill. If I remember right a time of around 30 minutes per loop is pretty solid on that trail. It's a hell of a lot more fun too IMHO, just like running on the road versus trail running. There are a lot of great MTB trails within a quick drive from GR, including the new Merrell trails in Rockford.

Fast dudes are fast but it's too much fun to smoke a dude on a $5K rig with your entry level bike. :) You'll get there if you keep at it, it's all conditioning.
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