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Old 05-08-19, 01:56 PM
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Ah, 1st ride In 22 years , not a 22 year long ride ... ..
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Old 05-08-19, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by FlRon View Post
I live in SW Florida.
We're up in the north central part near the Withlacoochee Trail which is a paved 46 mile rail trail. We try to walk 3/4 miles and ride 30 miles each day. Anyway once you build up your bike riding ability, head over to Sanibel Island to ride Wildlife Drive during the cooler months. Lots of wifd life it's 4 miles long with another 3 or so back on the bike trail to the Ding Darling Nature Center. Enjoy your riding it's a great way to get and stay in shape or at least the best shape we old folks can get and remember no matter how far you pedal you are ahead of the guy on the couch.
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2.1 mile walk and 3.1 mile ride this morning. Felt great!
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Old 05-10-19, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by FlRon View Post
2.1 mile walk and 3.1 mile ride this morning. Felt great!
Amazing, buddy!

Logged in to see if you had updated us all.

Proud of you bud.
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Old 05-10-19, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Gerry221 View Post
Amazing, buddy!

Logged in to see if you had updated us all.

Proud of you bud.
Thanks Gerry. No ride today(so far) as I took my wife shopping for a few hours. Sheís been feeling cooped up a bit so I needed to make some time for her today. Still hoping to get out after dinner however😉
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Old 05-11-19, 01:29 PM
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Todayís Update

Walk= 2.6 miles

Ride = 6.16 miles

The heat and humidity are here in force!
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Old 05-12-19, 03:17 AM
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From a 1 mile ride to over 6 miles in less than a week. You should feel very encouraged! Keep riding but watch the extreme heat and humidity!
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Old 05-12-19, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by dennis336 View Post
From a 1 mile ride to over 6 miles in less than a week. You should feel very encouraged! Keep riding but watch the extreme heat and humidity!
Thank you Dennis. The heat and humidity are things Iím always aware of. I learned to pace myself in those conditions after my heart attack. I definitely have limits and am very careful not to cross the line as they say. When I finished my 6 mile ride I knew it was time to stop. I wasnít exhausted by any means, I just knew that for me it was time to stop.
Take care!
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Originally Posted by FlRon View Post
Walk= 2.6 miles

Ride = 6.16 miles

The heat and humidity are here in force!
We haven't either here in N. Illinois since last August. I miss it, but we were in SW Florida in January. Wow your winter weather is so nice. It was 80 on New Years Day in Tampa, and I know I walked a lot that day chasing my granddaughter thru Busch Gardens.

So the walk is probably 90 minutes. The ride is 45 minutes. Jump in the water for a bit to cool down, and you've got the beginning of a triathalon. Take care and stay healthy!
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Old 05-15-19, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Doc_Wui View Post
We haven't either here in N. Illinois since last August. I miss it, but we were in SW Florida in January. Wow your winter weather is so nice. It was 80 on New Years Day in Tampa, and I know I walked a lot that day chasing my granddaughter thru Busch Gardens.

So the walk is probably 90 minutes. The ride is 45 minutes. Jump in the water for a bit to cool down, and you've got the beginning of a triathalon. Take care and stay healthy!
Just the other day my wife was teasing me about not doing too much too soon. She mentioned that I wasnít training for a triathlon! Funny that the two of you would mention the same thing!

I did 7 miles on Saturday and I sure felt it. So Iím now hovering between 5-6 miles as I build my strength up. Getting out early is the key, but even then itís been very humid the past few days. I also figured out that Iím not drinking enough water to replace what Iím losing.

Of course, everyone comes here in the winter to escape the cold, but they leave before they can truly appreciate how hot it gets here in July & August. Come back then and try Busch Gardens😁
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Still going!

So, I have adjusted my morning routine slightly. Instead of walking 3 miles I backed off to between 2-2.5 miles. Now that Iím riding 4-5 days a week five to six miles at a clip, I figured I could walk a bit less. The only down side is that I sometimes come up a bit short of my 10,000 daily step goal. At any rate, Iím still going strong while I put together a new exercise plan. Loving my bike!
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Old 06-05-19, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Ah, 1st ride In 22 years , not a 22 year long ride ... ..
Dang, someone else noticed first .......
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Old 06-06-19, 06:48 AM
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Congratulations! I am in NC and find the humidity is what hurts the most. Do what you can and enjoy.
Frank.
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Old 06-06-19, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by FlRon View Post
So, I have adjusted my morning routine slightly. Instead of walking 3 miles I backed off to between 2-2.5 miles. Now that I’m riding 4-5 days a week five to six miles at a clip, I figured I could walk a bit less. The only down side is that I sometimes come up a bit short of my 10,000 daily step goal. At any rate, I’m still going strong while I put together a new exercise plan. Loving my bike!
I really appreciate what it is that you are doing!

I just turned 61. The last big ride I did was a 50 mile trip in 1994. I have ridden a few times since, almost all of it on a rail trail using a mountain bike and nothing more than a slow 20 miles. I think going into 2019 I had a total of about 300 miles total over the last 24 years.

I decided that I would ride in a charity 65 mile road course in July. This meant that I had to take my mid-1980s classic steel out of mothballs and make her seaworthy. I did this over the long PA winter.

Long story short with about 400 rail trail miles logged in since January 1, I rode in a warm up 30 mile road ride last Saturday (6/1/19). This was challenging I think about 6 long hills to climb. I was not ready at all but somehow I made it. Took a few days to recover and hit the trail on Tuesday, did a "quick" 20 miles and I have to say I feel fantastic. I think having pushed myself beyond what would be consider reasonable, which I would never had done if I were simply riding on my own, I think that event took my physically into a different plane. I'm actually looking forward to increasing my ride mileage. I'm going to ride a minimum of 3 times/week and starting next week take my distance up 5-6 miles/week.

So I'm really glad I got up the gumption and made the commitment. I hope you FIRon are able to do the same!
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Old 06-06-19, 04:47 PM
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Ah, 1st ride In 22 years , not a 22 year long ride ... ..

For sure! I tried to edit the title but couldnít so at least itís generated a couple of chuckles!
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Originally Posted by Thomas15 View Post
I really appreciate what it is that you are doing!

I just turned 61. The last big ride I did was a 50 mile trip in 1994. I have ridden a few times since, almost all of it on a rail trail using a mountain bike and nothing more than a slow 20 miles. I think going into 2019 I had a total of about 300 miles total over the last 24 years.

I decided that I would ride in a charity 65 mile road course in July. This meant that I had to take my mid-1980s classic steel out of mothballs and make her seaworthy. I did this over the long PA winter.

Long story short with about 400 rail trail miles logged in since January 1, I rode in a warm up 30 mile road ride last Saturday (6/1/19). This was challenging I think about 6 long hills to climb. I was not ready at all but somehow I made it. Took a few days to recover and hit the trail on Tuesday, did a "quick" 20 miles and I have to say I feel fantastic. I think having pushed myself beyond what would be consider reasonable, which I would never had done if I were simply riding on my own, I think that event took my physically into a different plane. I'm actually looking forward to increasing my ride mileage. I'm going to ride a minimum of 3 times/week and starting next week take my distance up 5-6 miles/week.

So I'm really glad I got up the gumption and made the commitment. I hope you FIRon are able to do the same!
Thomas you are in a league that I doubt Iíll ever see. Twenty and thirty mile rides are something that seems unobtainable from where Iím at today. Iím doing between 5-7 miles four days a week, in addition to walking 2.5-3.0 miles six days a week. Iím trying to just get stronger, but I really donít have any set goals as of yet. Maybe in a few months Iíll start thinking along those lines. Your post is very encouraging, and I thank you for it.
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Originally Posted by Helderberg View Post
Congratulations! I am in NC and find the humidity is what hurts the most. Do what you can and enjoy.
Frank.
Weíve had 90% humidity for the last week here, and now that the summer rains are coming itís only going to get worse. Most mornings on my walk it takes me about a 1/4 mile before my body adapts to the humidity, and after that Iím good to go for the day. I like how you said to ďdo what you can and enjoyĒ. Thatís what Iím doing, and I really am enjoying it.
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