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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby DoogleDave » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:42 am

I managed to fit in a few Noobie milestones this weekend.

- Collection of very first road bike from bike shop (Felt F75)...what a difference from the MTB I was riding!

- 1st clip-stack with new clipless SPD shoes/pedals...glad I did it in a secluded place. Gotta love it when your shoe re-clips into the pedal without you noticing...LOL

- 1st 50km ride...finally...(and 90km for the weekend).

- 1st time riding in pouring rain (last 7km of 50km ride)...arrived home sopping wet with my back covered in road grime (but it was so refreshing).

Now working towards a century ride, my next clip-stack and having more fun out on the bike...

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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby visrealm » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:53 am

DoogleDave wrote:I managed to fit in a few Noobie milestones this weekend.

- Collection of very first road bike from bike shop (Felt F75)...what a difference from the MTB I was riding!

- 1st clip-stack with new clipless SPD shoes/pedals...glad I did it in a secluded place. Gotta love it when your shoe re-clips into the pedal without you noticing...LOL


Heh, I got my first one out of the way early too (2nd ride). Got to a nice spot to take a "been there" photo, got the shot, proceeded to mount the bike, clipped in with the right foot and fell over to the right (in the riding position as instructed by my LBS). Luckily I didn't have any witnesses either. Good news is I haven't had any since *touch carbon*.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby brades68 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:06 pm

Ken Ho wrote:
bollo wrote:was it, your ability outweighs your talent ? (Casey Stoner told Valentino Rossi) sorry to hear of your crash nothing worse when it wasn't from something that your did wrong , hope you heal fast


Um, he crashed (no mech failure), must have done something wrong.


I think the fictional Rick Disneck summed it up best ( http://www.urbandictionary.com/products ... id=2488978 ) so yeah, i did something wrong. Turned out i have a cracked rib, lucky enough to live and learn i guess. Thanks for the empathy, i'll be back on the saddle soon (a grand total of 30km since the bingle :cry: but still acknowledge it could have been worse)

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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ken Ho » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:37 pm

Not lacking empathy. I was just responding to the comment, not made by you, that you did nothing wrong, when clearly, rider error was the cause of your accident. Typed word makes that sound a bit cold, I know. Don't mean to be.
Hope your injuries heal quickly and you have no more crashes. I'm a notoriously gutless descender for the reason, I don't want to crash. An off at 80kph could certainly end in a lot of tears and I'm not keen to find out how much bark I could lose, or how hard a tree is at that speed.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Mrfenejeans » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:23 pm

Happened a few weeks ago but, reached a top Speed of 70km/h, Getting much more confidence at descending at 50+km/h.
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n00bie milestones

Postby CAAK » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:41 pm

Knocked out my first 70km ride yesterday. Averaged 20.7km/ph. 38 years old and 128kg, down from 140. Type2 diabetic. Have been doing 2-4 rides per week, averaging 100-140km p/week for two months. What advice to improve can you give me?


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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby brades68 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:44 pm

CAAK wrote:What advice to improve can you give me?

Ride more :D
Seriously, the more time in the saddle doing kms and mixing it up with hills, the stronger you'll become. The stronger you become, the easier and faster the rides become.

An if you ever get the chance to ride a track bike at a velodrome........ Do it! highly addictive

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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Mrfenejeans » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:54 am

CAAK wrote: What advice to improve can you give me?


Just keep up with your riding, setting goals for your self which can be something simple like taking that 70km ride and doing it 1or2km/h faster, or trying to do a higher X amount of Km's a week for just a month.

And make sure you enjoy it.


Also for the colder wetter months I'd get a bike trainer (and just push yourself to hop on for half an hour a day(it gets boring after a while)).
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby BrisVegas » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:58 am

CAAK wrote:Knocked out my first 70km ride yesterday. Averaged 20.7km/ph. 38 years old and 128kg, down from 140. Type2 diabetic. Have been doing 2-4 rides per week, averaging 100-140km p/week for two months. What advice to improve can you give me?


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Keep up the good work mate! I'm your age and only a little lighter. If you're in Brissie, you're welcome to come ride with my little group any time. We're all shapes and sizes!
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby oldnewby » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:10 pm

clicked over 3000km on the road bike last week, a great feeling! The riding has been in (far too) small doses the last couple weeks, thanks to weather, work, and a bucks weekend.
After getting on the road in Nov last year, for the first time in nearly 20 years, I can vouch for its addictiveness, and enjoyment. Hope this weather eases a bit, as 40km in 7 days is not at all desirable!
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby marinmomma » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:30 pm

Tomorrow marks another milestone for me....2 years since I went out on the mtb for a 30k ride around the river here in Brisbane, that's when I considered myself 'converted' to cycling :D

Love cycling :D :D :D

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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby ChainBreak » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:58 pm

n00bie milestone for me...

with me only being 13 it is quite scary riding on the big road with cars and even trucks! So of course my milestone is that i comfortably did my whole ride on the busy roads in the suburbs that surround my house. I was proud of myself :lol:

I know it isn't anything but I just thought i would share ;)
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby bollo » Wed May 02, 2012 8:01 pm

pretty chuffed today went for a quick 30k ride this afternoon after work & i have been testing myself each time i do the same ride & today i hot my first 31klm average 31.4klm to be exact :mrgreen:
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby nickdos » Thu May 03, 2012 10:21 am

bollo wrote:pretty chuffed today went for a quick 30k ride this afternoon after work & i have been testing myself each time i do the same ride & today i hot my first 31klm average 31.4klm to be exact :mrgreen:


Yep, its a great feeling... I'm a road newbie, only had a road bike since beginning of the year (MTBer before that) and did a 42.4 km ride on Sunday with average speed of 30.8 kmh. Was really pumped at getting average over 30 kmh considering there were quite a few hills (400m of climbs), a dirt road with cattle grates and some wind as well.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Xplora » Sat May 05, 2012 3:14 pm

Couple of good ones for the X. My speedo ticked over 1000 today, only had it on the bike for 4 weeks :shock:

Also checked my week's distance and average. 255?kms at 28.1kmh average. Couple of slow rides in there as well :D Put in around 80kms today and I added an extra kmh to the average, despite being ruined on the ride home LOL :lol: VERY quick run today with the "fast" guys...
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby baghwan » Sun May 06, 2012 4:33 pm

Did my 2nd metric century ride today up at the USM's Noosa Century event, was such a lovely day for riding, no clouds, no wind.

Was going for over a 30km/h average speed, was really disappointed when the finish line appeared at the 93km mark with lots of gas still in tank. Group I was with were really pulling as well 40+km/h for the last 10km, lucky no one crashed as we kept going though the finish line at speed expecting another 7km.

In the end I had to settle with 29.7km/h, so close, just another few more km would have done it, finished off the 100km riding around Noosa.

Going to see how much I can improve for the Bris->GC 100km ride now.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Ken Ho » Sun May 06, 2012 5:15 pm

I don't think I'm a noob any more, os it's been a year or so since I got my roadie, and I'm getting worse, not better.
I hit most of the good milestones on Comedians list, but dodged most of the crappy ones, like clip-stacks and crashes etc.
I have had to fix one roadside flat only, thanks to hogan thrown glass.
I'm still having a great time and like everyone else, am still grateful for my bike.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby bollo » Sun May 06, 2012 7:10 pm

did my first 80k ride today & loved it although my wife wasn't to happy i was gone for over 3 hours :D oh well if she knew what a great feeling you get when you ride i am sure she would be more understanding :D
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby Spork! » Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:32 pm

My wife loved it when I went on long rides. The longer I was gone for the better!
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby oxonabike » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:19 pm

I'm fortunate that I can commute fairly regularly to work , so can generally rack up 100 - 150 km per week. An experienced rider there has been nagging me to have a go at a 100 km in a day ride and so yesterday I was determined to make it so. And succeeded! :D

Was a great ride too - Lots of harvesting action happening in the cane fields up here and perfect weather - until I hit the home straight - 25 km of head winds. Still, was able to grimly hang onto a >30 kph average (was 34 at the 80 km mark)

With the big ride came a 250 km total for the week - another record and somehow clocked up an eighth overall on a stava segment.

Best part was the legs were well enough to ride into work today... albeit rather slowly!
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby nickdos » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:41 am

oxonabike wrote:... Still, was able to grimly hang onto a >30 kph average (was 34 at the 80 km mark)


That is pretty huge, well done. I'm only at the point of being able to average >30 kph up to 60km rides (but last one included over 450m of climbing:). I'm yet to try a metric century, think it will have to wait for spring as the cold/wet/windy weather (Canberra) and illness has resulted in a drop in my fitness :cry:
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby ozstriker » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:07 pm

god i want to complete 100k's so bad.

I seem to get to the 70-80k mark and slam the wall HARD where i get terrible pain in my thighs???, i dont eat much on the bike and also always have hills somewhere in my attempt, so i dont know whether its that or lactic acid or too many hills or all of the above.

:( i hope i get there one day
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby marinmomma » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:15 pm

ozstriker wrote:god i want to complete 100k's so bad.

I seem to get to the 70-80k mark and slam the wall HARD where i get terrible pain in my thighs???, i dont eat much on the bike and also always have hills somewhere in my attempt, so i dont know whether its that or lactic acid or too many hills or all of the above.

:( i hope i get there one day


You need to eat, small amounts and often.
On my last big ride, I had a couple of small nut bars that had honey and seeds mixed through it and would take bits of one every 30 mins or so...doing that plus drinking frequently got me though most of the 136ks....I had a banana and a mini milky way bar and a couple of sports tablets and that was it.
I can do 40-50 k's without too much fuel, after that I need to eat and keep the fuel levels up....I recently did 90 without too much apart from a gel before a big climb, nibbling on a muesli bar and one coffee....was nearing the wall by the time I rolled in the front gate :shock: won't do that again!

Take care of the nutrition and you'll get that century some enough.
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby marinmomma » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:19 pm

Go to page 9 in this thread and there is a good reply to a similar question...hth
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Re: n00bie milestones

Postby bjohnson » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:37 am

6 months into owning my first road bike and I had my first clipless stack last week :-(
Just like missing a step, nothing worse than getting caught off guard..

It wasn't my day, pouring rain, puncture & stack within 5 minutes.
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