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Old 05-17-21, 03:56 AM
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Because of a dumb choice, here I am.

Mornin all. Bit about me. Im from south central Pennsylvania born n raised. For a living i own n operate a custom butchershop. And i enjoy living a simple lifestyle.

How ever due to a stupid choice here i am. Haad a run in with a telephone pole on way home few months ago after way to many beverages. So now i am a bike commuter. Have a Quintana Roo Kilo tri bike and a Orbea Onix road bike. Round trip 32ish miles. Started out averaging 11-12mph and now 16-17mph. My goal is to get as close to the 28mph average it took me in car. And other goal is to do a single day trip seeing all 14 covered bridges in county I live in. There’s 14 of them n i figure it be 120-140 mile loop.
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Old 05-17-21, 04:36 AM
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Welcome. Your bridge tour sounds fun.

Considering that the Tour de France riders average about 25 mph, getting to 28 mph on a commute may be a stretch.
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Old 05-17-21, 08:00 AM
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Hey Jedneck. I'm also from South-central PA (Hummelstown-Hershey) and do dumb things. Nothing that gets me in trouble with the law, but things that get me in trouble with my health and wife. Welcome to these forums and browse around. And let me know where I can get a premium local steak.
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LOL ok
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Old 01-03-22, 09:37 AM
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Makin progress. Regularly average 19mph n have often been 20+. Still a long way to go for 28 average though.
started out with an older quintana roo kilo and know have 5 bikes😂
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glad you didn't strike my Daughter's car head-on. do better

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Old 01-03-22, 12:44 PM
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I commuted for many years. It kept me happy and in good shape. Hope you work stuff out and never quit riding.
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Jedneck no pity for your situation, you are a grownup, but glad to see you making the best of it.

cb400bill tri bike, he says. Who knows, he might!
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Old 01-03-22, 02:53 PM
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I blaim no one but myself for being dumb. I am very glad the only imjuries were to my pride and wallet. Was definitely a wake up and only had 3 drinks since. Not saying I won’t ever drink again though but if do gonna have a DD or stay where im at. Not gonna tempt fate again.

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It'll probably take an e-bike to make that 28 MPH commute happen. You can ride really fast, but stoplights will kill your average speed...
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Old 01-03-22, 03:41 PM
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The joys of country living. NO STOP LOGHTS. I have done 2/3 of trip at 25.8 average. There is 2 climbs that whoop my arse n kill average for whole trip
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