First decent ride.

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First decent ride.

Postby Dave R32 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:01 pm

Well this morning I tumbled out of bed at 5.50 go organised and rode out of the driveway at 6.30........returned 2 hours later after riding out to scarborough along Anzac Ave, stopping for a coffee and riding back.

The trip was 35.5km, AVS = 23.9 kmh, AVG Cad = 69 and riding time was 1 hour 29 mins. I am very happy with how I pulled up, slightly numb in the (ladies dont read this) nuts so I guessing the saddle nose is slightly high.

A few observations:

Saw the aftermath of a nasty crash in Scarborough....cyclist was loaded into an ambulance.

Was amazed at the number of cyclists and the size of some of the groups !!

I learnt that it really is easier to spin at a higher cadence than grind in too a higher a gear.

Its easy to accidently ride onto a triathalon course :D

When getting passed by groups of riders, its nice to hear the words of encourgment from them.

Sorry for the somewhat pointless post but I needed to brag to people who understand why I am smiling this morning.

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Re: First decent ride.

Postby two40 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:16 pm

Dave R32 wrote:

Its easy to accidently ride onto a triathalon course :D



:lol: Do tell...?

Good to read these reports. Nothing pointless to them. ;)

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Re: First decent ride.

Postby Dave R32 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:00 pm

two40 wrote:
Dave R32 wrote:

Its easy to accidently ride onto a triathalon course :D



:lol: Do tell...?

Good to read these reports. Nothing pointless to them. ;)


The Scarborough / Redcliffe area has a beautiful vista out across Morteon Bay....I was riding one street back in from the beach front road when I saw a cyclist on the beach front road, so next chance I had I shot down onto the beach front street and promptly found myself in a transition from run to cycles stages of a Triathalon......I rode along being very watchful until i saw a way out. An offical called that I was going the wrong way to which I replied "its ok mate i am so far in front this my second lap" his stunned look was priceless as I rode past him and out of the course :shock:

Next time I will avoid that area !!!

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Re: First decent ride.

Postby two40 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:27 pm

Dave R32 wrote:I rode along being very watchful until i saw a way out. An offical called that I was going the wrong way to which I replied "its ok mate i am so far in front this my second lap" his stunned look was priceless as I rode past him and out of the course :shock:


:lol: Priceless

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Re: First decent ride.

Postby Boognoss » Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:46 pm

two40 wrote:
Dave R32 wrote:I rode along being very watchful until i saw a way out. An offical called that I was going the wrong way to which I replied "its ok mate i am so far in front this my second lap" his stunned look was priceless as I rode past him and out of the course :shock:


:lol: Priceless


+1. You should have finished the triathlon cycle leg and just kept riding :D.
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Postby ScouserDeluxe » Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:41 pm

This is what I want to hear, especially after just getting a bike after 16 years without one.

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Re: First decent ride.

Postby Pax » Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:22 pm

two40 wrote:Good to read these reports. Nothing pointless to them. ;)


+1 :)

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Postby chris641 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:04 pm

Nice work dude.

But get that cadence up! haha
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Postby Dave R32 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:25 pm

ScouserDeluxe wrote:This is what I want to hear, especially after just getting a bike after 16 years without one.

Dave


Dave, I am 44 and I reckon the last time I rode more than 10kms was when I was 16 and I rode from Melbourne to Sale (134 miles) on an old steel Grayson bike. I have been doing 10km rides around the estate to work up to this morning.........next goal is a 100km.

chris641 wrote:Nice work dude.

But get that cadence up! haha


:D Chris.....I am trying mate.

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Postby Mulger bill » Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:56 pm

Nice one Dave, 'Grats on the Tri effort too :lol:

At this rate the centuries not far away at all.

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Postby Dave R32 » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:22 pm

I did this ride again this morning and it appears the training laps of my estate and Nundah Crit track have paid off. Today showed a nice improvement over my first effort.

This morning = 35.35km, Average speed 25.5kmh, Ave Cadence = 77

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Postby Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones » Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:14 pm

Seeing an improvement kind of spurs you on more, doesn't it.

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Postby ForkinGreat » Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:08 am

Great ride report! keep it up 8)

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Postby cavebear2 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:08 am

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Hi Dave,

Keep the faith and spur yourself on with goals. (I see you've already been doing that :D)

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Postby lukas » Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:35 pm

Well done mate.. must take some serious effort to get on the bike with an R32 in the garage!
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Postby Dave R32 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:15 pm

Thanks for the encourgement guys it is really appreciated.

I have a few goals for cycling besides the usual, get fit etc.

Do a 100km ride before my 45th birthday (April 2009) and then a lot more after.

Get my average speed on this ride up to 30kmh.

In Nov 2009 purchase a Cervelo or similar level bike to replace my Avanti Vivace. Then do some racing.

And the one I would most like to achieve...get my wife or sons or all of them involved.

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