Getting into the groove!

CloneWerks

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Well the first riding week is going well so far in spite of the heat. I found a fantastic 8mi road loop right near my house that has about 85% wide shoulders or designated bike lane. The one stretch that is unmarked is a short "cross road" that has good sightlines and no traffic except for the half-dozen people that live there. If I ride it "clockwise" I get a fun long downhill glide near the start and a shorti-ish 3min solid uphill workout for my last leg. If I ride "counter-clockwise" I get a short downhill at the start and a long (9 min or so), very moderate, cardio run for the end.

My conditioning is poor enough right now that I request a fair amount of help from the motor on the uphills, but after just a few rides I can already feel my endurance rising and it's doing wonders for my confidence.

I also got my "Co-Pilot" in the mail in time for today's ride!

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JerryB

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Congrats on the bike and finding new roads. Like you....finding new roads on your bike is part of the joy....I find myseld riding down every street in the neighborhood....ones I haven't been down in years...amazing what you see. I also ride for exercise.....have a new knee and hip on my right side......I like to pedal....ride in PA 1 or 2 most of the time.....great exercise....legs are feeling much stronger.....I ride 4.5 to 7 miles almost every evening....love it. Safe biking...enjoy.
 

Snoop

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Well the first riding week is going well so far in spite of the heat. I found a fantastic 8mi road loop right near my house that has about 85% wide shoulders or designated bike lane. The one stretch that is unmarked is a short "cross road" that has good sightlines and no traffic except for the half-dozen people that live there. If I ride it "clockwise" I get a fun long downhill glide near the start and a shorti-ish 3min solid uphill workout for my last leg. If I ride "counter-clockwise" I get a short downhill at the start and a long (9 min or so), very moderate, cardio run for the end.

My conditioning is poor enough right now that I request a fair amount of help from the motor on the uphills, but after just a few rides I can already feel my endurance rising and it's doing wonders for my confidence.

I also got my "Co-Pilot" in the mail in time for today's ride!

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I couldn’t not have one, CloneWerks :ROFLMAO:


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