Saturday, June 26, 2010

First 30 Mile Bike Ride

Well I did it, my first 30 mile bike ride.

The first 15 miles was no problem thanks to the wonderful SAG stops for the 'Tour de Moose.' The last 15 miles, which was the same course just doing the 15 mile loop again, was another story. I got tired and was feeling the burn. However, all the banana's I was eating at the SAG stops must have kicked in because I got a second wind and was able to finish with that loop being faster than the first.

I did the first 15 miles in 1 1/2 hours. The second 15 miles was more like an hour. So approximately 2 1/2 to 3 hours for 30 miles. So that's about an average of 10 something mph. I really should check the times better on these things, lol. That's not too bad for my first 30 miles. I was doing this on the mountain bike again. I really should buy some slick tires to make it a bit easier, and some new peddles with the clip in shoes. I think that would give me a little edge so that I can start to increase my speed.

Interesting stories that happened on my 30 mile adventure, during the first 15 miles I almost got ran over by a car because they didn't know where they were going. Stupid cars, lol. Wasn't that bad though, lol. Got to see in line speed skaters on the ride. Now that was cool. Those guys were awesome! They move so fast. I bet that takes so much energy to do, but really fun. Maybe I'll try someday, lol.

All in all it was a good first 30 mile. I tested myself and passed with average flying colors, lol.

We shall see if I do anything else before my triathlon in August :)

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