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Old 09-27-11, 08:52 PM
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Longest Ride to Date! (w/pics)

I've been riding since June and have gradually worked my way up so that 10 mile rides are no longer a big deal. My longest before today was about 14 miles.

I'm planning on riding in a 25 mile group ride in early October and decided it was time to step things up if I want to enjoy the upcoming ride.

It was a nice, pleasant fall day and once I got riding it seemed I just couldn't stop. When it was all said & done, I had gone 21 miles!

I'm tired, but was in no way wiped out when I finished, so things are looking good for my October ride.

Here are a couple of photos from today's ride including a map of the route.

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Old 09-27-11, 09:13 PM
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Feels good, doesn't it?
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Old 09-27-11, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by TomD77 View Post
Feels good, doesn't it?
That it does!
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Old 09-28-11, 07:06 AM
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Good for you! Congratulations.
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Old 09-28-11, 07:21 AM
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Awesome! Good going!
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Old 09-28-11, 07:50 AM
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Nice pics. Looks like you're ready for the 25 miler.
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Old 09-28-11, 08:24 AM
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It only gets better. I like your riding country. Can't go wrong: either North, South, East or West. Nice straight lines. Looks pretty flat, too.
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Old 09-28-11, 08:47 AM
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Nice! Thanks for sharing. Keep pedaling!
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Congratulations!

I love riding those dirt and gravel roads on my touring bike.
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