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This mornings ride was 47km, 1hour50mintues, 25.6km/h average speed.
How is that as a ride? (taking into account that I'm riding a mtb on road, because it's all I've got at the moment)

post #1907 of 3475

^ What is metric for 1 hr 50 min?

post #1908 of 3475
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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post

This mornings ride was 47km, 1hour50mintues, 25.6km/h average speed.
How is that as a ride? (taking into account that I'm riding a mtb on road, because it's all I've got at the moment)

Sounds like me, got an old nakahara mountainbike that I bought from a guy who had it standing outside for 10 years.I oiled up and changed pedals/breaks + removed the two lowest tier gears, (not to good a biketalk), it is still pretty tough to ride it far but darn it is rewarding when you gone like 50km and then get home and start chillaxin' smily_headphones1.gif

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Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post

This mornings ride was 47km, 1hour50mintues, 25.6km/h average speed.
How is that as a ride? (taking into account that I'm riding a mtb on road, because it's all I've got at the moment)

 

It's twice what I can do. I've been riding for years, but I still can't do more than 25km per ride. And I do it in as much time as you do 47km. frown.gif

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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by PleasantNoise View Post

This mornings ride was 47km, 1hour50mintues, 25.6km/h average speed.
How is that as a ride? (taking into account that I'm riding a mtb on road, because it's all I've got at the moment)

 

It's twice what I can do. I've been riding for years, but I still can't do more than 25km per ride. And I do it in as much time as you do 47km. frown.gif

 

But that you still apply yourself counts... a lot!

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Yeah I stopped counting. When I go out for a ride these days I don't care about time and distances. I just try to enjoy the ride.

 

For example, on my last ride I suffered a spike in curiosity, which led me on trails that I have never rode before. And how glad I did! I found the BEST trail I've never rode on. It looked like a scene from LOTR. I was enjoying myself too much to stop and take a picture. Actually, I just remembered that I didn't even have my phone with me anyways... It's certain that I will go ride there again though, and I'll take pictures next time.

 

I also had to cross a highway to get there... Ever crossed a high way on a bicycle? Damn it's scary. It was the type of high way where the lanes are separated by a ditch, so I had to ride like hell and cross two lanes and 3 ditches. It's scary how fast cars come at you! I was actually shaking once at the other end. I think I'll avoid repeating this experience. Not fun.

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Originally Posted by pigmode View Post

^ What is metric for 1 hr 50 min?


I hope that's a joke...
time is measured in hours/minutes/seconds everywhere in the world as far as I know...    0.o

post #1913 of 3475

Yeah, unlike video games, there is no RESET. Thanks for sticking around! biggrin.gif

post #1914 of 3475
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

 

It's twice what I can do. I've been riding for years, but I still can't do more than 25km per ride. And I do it in as much time as you do 47km. frown.gif

Any saddle time is a great time!! 

Enjoy!!

post #1915 of 3475

I just bought a new bike for my commute.... a Specialized Sirrus.... I got it for 500 even... I hope it was a good buy it seems like a good bike. 

post #1916 of 3475
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Originally Posted by KimLaroux View Post

Yeah I stopped counting. When I go out for a ride these days I don't care about time and distances. I just try to enjoy the ride.

 

For example, on my last ride I suffered a spike in curiosity, which led me on trails that I have never rode before. And how glad I did! I found the BEST trail I've never rode on. It looked like a scene from LOTR. I was enjoying myself too much to stop and take a picture. Actually, I just remembered that I didn't even have my phone with me anyways... It's certain that I will go ride there again though, and I'll take pictures next time.

 

I also had to cross a highway to get there... Ever crossed a high way on a bicycle? Damn it's scary. It was the type of high way where the lanes are separated by a ditch, so I had to ride like hell and cross two lanes and 3 ditches. It's scary how fast cars come at you! I was actually shaking once at the other end. I think I'll avoid repeating this experience. Not fun.

You should try mountain biking here in NZ. You really will be biking in a scene from LOTR in a number of places.

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Originally Posted by jamesnz View Post

You should try mountain biking here in NZ. You really will be biking in a scene from LOTR in a number of places.


Road cycling in NZ isn't so great (well none of the roads around me at least), the roads are nice and quiet, but the surfaces aren't great and the drivers are pretty sh*t at giving cyclists room and not cutting them off at junctions.
Anyway, decided to go for a ride to the beach today as I had a day off school. I didn't realise just how many and how steep the hills were to get there o.O
61km though, feels good :]
 

post #1918 of 3475

Finished my Niner build.  The Geometry and monster brakes are going to take some time to get used to coming from my hard tail Niner.

 

 

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My favorite mtb with my favorite speakers 

post #1920 of 3475

Yesterday morning, I was hit by a car while commuting with my bicycle. The driver never saw me, or if she did she didn't react. She just hit me and continued on. I had to stop her myself and show her that the back wheel of my bike was bent like a pretzel. I think she never saw my bike trough the traffic, and believed I was a pedestrian. She passed close behind me, hitting my back wheel.

 

I was too socked and frustrated to think about calling the police. She gave me her information and I have her car's licence plate number, so that she can pay for the damage to my bike. My bike is now at the shop where I bought it, and I'm waiting for them to call me with a price for the repairs, so that I can call the woman with the price. But now I'm starting to get paranoid... since I I don't have a police report, she could refuse to pay, and I'll have no recourse.

 

I suffered no physical injury, but emotionally, it's quite a shock. I still have the picture of her car coming straight at me to my Left. I'm trying not to think of what would have happened if she'd hit just a foot forward... 

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