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By ObviousTroll (Sat May 15, 2010 at 05:54:17 PM EST) (all tags)

Ugh. Hilliest ride I've ever taken. There was one in particular that would have made Lance Armstrong weep softly.*


There was a cross-wind that occasionally threatened to knock me off my bike. On the last leg, I got my first blow-out on my new bike. On the other hand - how bad can a ride be, when the sun is shining, the temperature is just right, you're toodling along back country roads enjoying the wild flowers and making friends with the spring calves... and at the end of the ride you get to enjoy a parade and a barbecue?

*Oh - and about Lance, he would have been weeping with laughter from watching me try to get up the hill, I'm sure.

Pix of cows and parade

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yay! rides! by LinDze (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon May 17, 2010 at 02:53:13 AM EST
Went on my first real ride of the season yesterday. Ended up taking an extra "hill"* at the end, which was a hill too far. A bit stiff all day today, hopefully good to ride for tomorrow.

*2,000ft elevation

-Lin Dze
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