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Getting used to this riding thing

I rode another 18 last night. It’s fun. Still need a new seat and helmet though. In due time.

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First long ride for me…was enjoyable

I had an idea of where I wanted to ride to. So I headed out I was cruising along at the same speed as if I was racing against the sun, and had to tell myself a few times to slow down…enjoy the ride…or at this pace you’re goin to poop out waaay out there and have to walk back.

My last f
ride was from my house to the mouth of this new bike path. Because I race agains the sun during the week, I was excited to take it today. It was smoother than the streets 🙂

Three things I have to get ~

1. Helmet
2. Riding shorts
3. Silicon seat 😉
ok 4. One of those handlebar attchment so so can rest. My back kept seizing. LOL

I don’t feel useless anymore!

I bought a road bike today! It’s not new, but that is A-Ok with me. I had to make a minor adjustment by raising the seat about a half an inch. It’s great! It’s a GMC Denali 7005 series.

When I got it home I was so excited, but I didn’t know what to do. After I raised the seat, it wouldn’t fit in my car anymore. So I rode around my neighborhood. My GPS went out, the last time I looked at my watch it said I was doing 3:55. It took me 56:02 and I used an average of 4:30 to incorporate hills. I was pedaling 90% of the time with the same consistancy of speed. When I got back my son asked how many I did (miles)? I told him after I figured it out. He was like “Wow!”. I was so jazzed I wanted to do it again!

I had another list awhile back that I rode my son’s bike two different days for 6 & 8 miles. My butt/crotch hurt so bad. This bike did hurt much at all! I might consider getting a silicon seat to make it a little more comfy!

Bottomline is…this was one of the most exhilerating workouts I’ve ever had!

Now if I can get over my discomfort of intaking water while swimming…I just might be able to do a tri 😉

Underestimated cycling

I biked tonight & by the time I was done I couldn’t feel my crotch. I felt like I left it 5 miles back. I used my son’s bike & the seat kept rocking back & forth. After riding it for a mile I wanted to throw it into the bay! But I told myself if my poor boy has to suffer through this so will I. No pain riding. I will be buying my son a new seat & I’m going to start saving for a decent bike. I would like to do a dulathon. 🙂 I don’t dislike cycling..I just had an unpleasant experience with the seat. 😉

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