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My progress thread.

Figured it was time that I make one of these. Hopefully this will be something to keep me in check. After dealing with my weight my whole life, although I have never been this big. I have decided I need to make a general change in my lifestyle. My biggest problem has always been proportions. Last week I went out and got a scale. It was kind of scary to see how much I had been eating. Just for example the chicken breast I had been eating where almost 3 times a normal serving around 9-10 oz. Now I am cutting one breast up for two separate meals. My weight as of two weeks ago was back up to 270. After a week of paying better attention and weight lifting and cardio. I am as of Friday at 264.

For todays meals I had.
Kashi cereal with skin milk. 190C/3gm. fat/36carbs/9 protein milk was 90C/0Fat/13carbs,10 protein

Lunch.
WW pizza
290C/7gm Fat/41carbs/16 protein
Baked lays
120cal/3 fat/22 carbs/2G protein.

Went to gym for biceps/triceps and 30 min of cardio on arc trainer average HR at 150

After gym had a protein shake. 110cal,1.5fat/2carbs/23P


For dinner had cut up zucchini,summer squash, sugar snap pea's with 1 tbls. of olive oil, with some garlic and crushed peppers. not sure of the nutrition in this. (I could not believe how fast this stuff filled me up)

My main goal is to get around 200. With my body structure I think this would be an Ideal weight. For weight lifting I really just want to keep what I have. I am more interested in being able to get faster on my bike and to become a better runner. How does this look? my typical dinners are usually baked chicken with some sort of veggie and a salad with lite dressing, lunches are either WW,lean cuisine , or chicken/tuna sandwich. Breakfast I keep pretty simple, some times I change it up with some oatmeal or better egg's, if I have time. Is their anything you would change up? Hopefully this weather will clear up so I can get back on my bike.

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I did manage 150 miles on the bike this weekend (Sat morning and Sun morning) but during the week I'm probably 50/50 outside and on the trainer. I haven't seen an off-road trail in what seems like two months! If it clears up a little this week I may head down to Tyler State Park and ride the trails there. I miss off-road. There have been times where I watched both pro football games on Sunday afternoon in the winter while riding the trainer!

Only thing on the diet is I would add 1-2 more meals... try to get in at least 5 meals. You can make these "snacks". Add some fruit in there as well.

I love grilled veggies and sometimes make a meal of just those. As far as your nutrition from them... awesome source of vitamins and minimal calories. I can down about 300 calories from grilled veggies before I'm full. These are what I call "nutrition dense" and not "calorie dense."

I hear ya' about the portions I was amazed as well when I bought a scale and started measuring my portions.

As far as getting faster on the bike, if I were you, I'd concentrate on building the base. You need hours on the bike which build endurance and stamina before you get to speed workouts. When I plan out a year of training I spend at least 12 weeks moving slow and building hours on the bike. If you are just starting out on the bike spend a year worried about being able to ride for 6 hours without much problem. Next year you can start inserting intervals into your schedule to get you riding HHH in under 5 hours.

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At 270, you need the right bike, too. Be realistic...that's a lot of weight on a bike, especially going uphill.

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Swim some of the weight off until you're small enough to get a normal bike.

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Yeah I am planing on starting a swim regiment. I used to swim competitively back in the day, so I love the water.

I wish I had a trainer, but no money right now for one.
Oh and this bike has been fine for me, has over 1000 miles on it now. Im doing a 60K on the 19th and am going to the HHH100 in Aug.


So far today, I have had some left over veggies from last night. did not get up for breakfast.

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Yeah I am planing on starting a swim regiment. I used to swim competitively back in the day, so I love the water.

I wish I had a trainer, but no money right now for one.
Oh and this bike has been fine for me, has over 1000 miles on it now. Im doing a 60K on the 19th and am going to the HHH100 in Aug.

So far today, I have had some left over veggies from last night. did not get up for breakfast.
I had an older trainer but unfortunately gave it away a few months back.

The Masi Alare is a decent beginners bike. A little heavy which will make hills a bitch. I wouldn't spend too too much time getting "fast" on this bike. Its pretty "heavy" at 23+ pounds.

For comparison:

My Trek 1500 road bike comes in at about 19.5 pounds after I swapped out the wheels.

My Trek TTX tri bike comes in right at 17.5 pounds at the moment.

My Motobecane Fly mountain bike comes in at 22.5 pounds. Crappy brand but for $1295 I got it outfitted with Shimano XT, Avid Juicy, FSA cranks. It's what I'll use for XTERRA triathlons (off road triathlons). We'll see how it does as I haven't raced it yet.

Generally "they" say if your bike is 20lbs or less on a road bike its all about the engine (you) and not the bike.

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The way I look at it is, I can drop more weight than the bike can. Maybe when I get down to 200 Ill start worrying about that part. I road my friends dad's, badass CF road bike a few weeks back. It is amazing the difference. Just so smooth.

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The way I look at it is, I can drop more weight than the bike can. Maybe when I get down to 200 Ill start worrying about that part. I road my friends dad's, badass CF road bike a few weeks back. It is amazing the difference. Just so smooth.
Certainly. I always find it funny when I see someone riding a $5000 carbon fiber Cervelo or Q Roo in a triathlon when they, themselves, weight 210 lbs. Shave 25 lbs off that ass and they'd could have saved the purchase.

Wheels made probably the hugest difference in weight on the bike because, well, its rotational weight.

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261 this morning.

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I think I found some of the weight that you lost. I hit 211lbs last night, and as shitty as I ate over the weekend, I'm still trying to asses the damage.

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I think I found some of the weight that you lost. I hit 211lbs last night, and as shitty as I ate over the weekend, I'm still trying to asses the damage.
Do you want some more.

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Do you want some more.
Only if it's in the form of muscle, and I doubt you'd be willing to give that away.

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Only if it's in the form of muscle, and I doubt you'd be willing to give that away.
Damn, it was worth a shot. I am going to be interested to see if and how much my strength goes away when I finally get a descent amount of weight off. I did a max on everything last week and wrote it down, just for future reference.

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Damn, it was worth a shot. I am going to be interested to see if and how much my strength goes away when I finally get a descent amount of weight off. I did a max on everything last week and wrote it down, just for future reference.

Just keep pushing forward, eat right, have some patience, and you shouldn't lose any stragth at all. I've dieted down to 8-9% before without it affecting my strength. Going much lower than that though, and you'll start seeing the poundages drop.

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Aaron I couldn't imagine you fat, i'm sure even at a hulky 211 you're still fit looking.

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Weighted in this morning at 259. Been out of town all week so its been tough keeping up.

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Today was a good day, got in a 32 mile ride. The first twenty miles where at a 18-20 MPH pace. Pretty damn good for me, I was fallowing a guy on a tri bike. The slight wind helped alot. Then at around 28 miles It felt like I hit a brick wall. Finished out the rest with a 14 mph pace. Its crazy how much better my respiratory system has gotten over the last few months. I hit 180 BPM in a few places and did not ever feel out of breath. Now I just have to work up to 30 more miles. I drank a little under 2 gallons during todays ride. This heat is killer. Over all averaged about a 160 heart rate over the course of the ride. Also never let my cadence drop below 80. Most of the time was in the 85-90 range.

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Today was a good day, got in a 32 mile ride. The first twenty miles where at a 18-20 MPH pace. Pretty damn good for me, I was fallowing a guy on a tri bike. The slight wind helped alot. Then at around 28 miles It felt like I hit a brick wall. Finished out the rest with a 14 mph pace. Its crazy how much better my respiratory system has gotten over the last few months. I hit 180 BPM in a few places and did not ever feel out of breath. Now I just have to work up to 30 more miles. I drank a little under 2 gallons during todays ride. This heat is killer. Over all averaged about a 160 heart rate over the course of the ride. Also never let my cadence drop below 80. Most of the time was in the 85-90 range.
Good job, dude.

When I was watching the Tour this morning they showed one of the guys stats:

105 BPM
190 Watts
24.2 MPH

About 80 miles into the stage.

They did 120 miles today.


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Yeah I was watching last night and this morning. those guys are insane. They make it look so easy. Its good motivation though. If I could ever ride 35 MPH on flat land I would be happy.

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Yeah I was watching last night and this morning. those guys are insane. They make it look so easy. Its good motivation though. If I could ever ride 35 MPH on flat land I would be happy.
Yea, I really liked watching it when they got the wattage and heart rate meters on the broadcast.

You can see the peloton moving and they seem to be playing grab ass until you see the MPH and wattage meters get put on the screen and realize them playing grab ass is at 25 MPH.

The breakout group today (5 riders) hit 50MPH together on one of the descents into some town. They held onto the 40s even when they hit flatland. Pretty impressive when you think they were probably less than a foot off each other's back wheel.

During one of your rides each week do some intervals. Find some flatland and start with 2 minutes at 25 MPH, rest 2 minutes at 13-14, 2 minutes at 25MPH, rest 2 minutes at 13-14 until you can no longer maintain 25 MPH (or whatever you can do.) Once you get up to 8 reps, step up a couple MPHs and start over again.

In a month you'll be doing 25 MPH without a problem. Problem isn't getting up to 25 MPH its maintaining it at your threshold.

My problem over on the east side of Plano is finding a hill with a decent grade that goes a decent distance. I have a 1/4 mile on that appears to be 10-12% grade and busting up 1/4 mile on the big chain ring will get your heart going but it isn't the same. I have to do it 20-30 times to get any type of work.

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Cool, ill add in those intervals tomorrow , I took it easy today, just did some riding around the neighbor hood. I had to do some adjusting to my derailer. Speaking of hills, next week im gonna force my self to climb that big hill at ceder hill a few times in one day each week. The hills own me badly.

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Ronin,

I though you might be interested in upgrading your bike.

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The Cambio Corsa shifter consisted of two levers and rods, attached to the right-side seatstay. One of the levers actuated the quick release on the rear wheel, the other moved a fork-like device that moved the chain from side to side. There were no jockey pulleys or other takeup mechanism on the chain. The rear dropouts were horizontal and somewhat longer than they are today, since "slack" in the chain was taken up by allowing the wheel to move backward and forward.

To shift, the rider would first loosen the rear wheel's quick release (remember, this is done while riding!). Then, the other lever would be turned to move the chain from one cog to the other -- as it moved, the rear wheel would move forward (when shifting to the larger cog) or backward (shifting to the smaller cog). When the shift was complete, the quick release was tightened again.
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Screw all that noise. I hated riding my friends dads back up bike, an old trek with the shifters on the frame. I would like to see some one trying to ride that.

todays ride kicked my butt . thinking I should have stayed off the stair master at the gym yesterday. After a few miles my leg already felt like crap. Did 5, 25 mph sprints. those are gonna take some work. I had to really push my self to keep it up. I did find that getting lower on the bike let me get almost 2 mph. Just not to comfy. I think im gonna let my legs rest for a few days. Gonna get on the scale tomorrow and see if I have done any good this week.

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I had to really push my self to keep it up. I did find that getting lower on the bike let me get almost 2 mph.
Oh yea, getting down on the drops on a road bike will get you a little more aerodynamic and worth a mile or two per hour.

On my road bike I have a set of Profile

Starting out on intervals is a bitch. Promise yourself you'll keep at it for at least 2 weeks then you'll see some definite progress. Then you'll want to do them all the time. Just hold off to once a week though.

As far as burning out, are you eating anything on your rides? If not you might want to try popping a few gels during your ride. If I'm going over two hours I'll pop a PowerBar Gel every 30 minutes (220 cals an hour). If I'm going over four hours I'll also add a PowerBar bar every hour.

In a four hour ride I'm burning up about 3000 calories total. But your body can only process about 400-500 calories per hour so I'm still have a net loss of about 1300-1400 calories in the ride. I take care of the rest post ride.

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No, just watter. I did order some nuun through nashbar on tue. I know I probably need to get something, im just too paranoid about extra calories and carbs. Today I had a chicken Sandwich on some low calorie whole wheat bread, and a banana before my ride. After I had a whey protein with skim milk. Ill look into getting some of those gells. Is the powerbar gel the one you recommend.

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257 this morning. Not much but better than nothing.

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No, just watter. I did order some nuun through nashbar on tue. I know I probably need to get something, im just too paranoid about extra calories and carbs. Today I had a chicken Sandwich on some low calorie whole wheat bread, and a banana before my ride. After I had a whey protein with skim milk. Ill look into getting some of those gells. Is the powerbar gel the one you recommend.
I like the PowerBar C2 Gels just because I can get them at my Wal-Mart neighborhood market in packs of 6 for less than a buck a piece.

I have also used GU and Hammer but both are over a buck a pack at the bike stores. Might not so like much of a difference but .15 spread over a few hundred packs a year adds up quick.

If you ride over 2 hours I'd at least take one at the one hour mark followed by some water. You'll be amazed at how much a little 100 calorie pack of gel can do for you.

If you do one an hour you'll be able to continue to hammer longer thus burning some of those calories that you take up in the gels. Plus your heart gets a little better workout.

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Here is a link to a random Milram rider's Stage 4 gps data.

Unbelievable how fast even the average tour rider is! Check out that average heart rate as well.

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3278808

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Here is a link to a random Milram rider's Stage 4 gps data.

Unbelievable how fast even the average tour rider is! Check out that average heart rate as well.

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3278808

Wow Thats crazy. 131 average heart rate, with 6,800 ft. in climbing. Not to mention the 25 mph average. pretty damn amazing.

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Well got a nice ride in today. just over 40 miles. Also added in a powerbar gel at 20 miles, and drank a bottle of nuun. The one big thing I noticed was I seemed to feel alot better at the end of the ride. Not sure if its just the fact im getting in better shape/placebo effect/or the stuff does do some good. Im just ready for HH. Now if I can just figure out why my cadence sensor is not working.

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oh man I saw that, I think I might have killed that dog owner,for not watching after his dog. I still think the worst crash was the guy that went off the guard rail into the little raven. I can't imagine what was going on in his brain when that happened.

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holly crap. Im hurting. Got up this morning some what early. Had a banana and strawberry smoothie with a English muffin. Decided to get on the bike at 10. Felt really good starting out, I was just chopping along. Got to 20 miles still felt fresh as could be, so ran the course again. 40 miles I was just zoned in. Going along at 18 mph with my cadence around 85. All I had with me was one power bar gel and one bottle on nuun, plus a shit ton of water. So went ahead and drank the nuun and the gel. Still felt so damn good decided what the hell lets go for a 100K today. Still felt alright for a good little ways. Then about 7-8 miles out. Felt like every single muscle in my legs where cramped up. Got off the bike for a little while walking around and drinking water. Those last miles where flat out horrible. Straight on with the wind for that leg I had a nice 10 MPH pace going. I was pretty out of it when I got to my car, ended up falling in the grass because I forgot to un-clip. Haven't pulled that one in a while. Ended up with 61 miles so did not quit make it to 100K, but close enough for me. On a side note as of this morning im down to 255.

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Congrats dude. Mentally that is a big accomplishment. A month out and you know you can ride the distance at a decent clip. Given how you were feeling after the ride you may feel crappy for a few days.

Just make sure you keep your electrolytes up with all the water you are drinking you don't want to get into a state of hyponatremia.

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Congrats dude. Mentally that is a big accomplishment. A month out and you know you can ride the distance at a decent clip. Given how you were feeling after the ride you may feel crappy for a few days.

Just make sure you keep your electrolytes up with all the water you are drinking you don't want to get into a state of hyponatremia.
Yeah, I think on Friday, im just gonna do a little ride around the neighborhood on the old mt. bike. The only thing that worrys me about HH is the hills, the place I rode today was a very flat area no hills or anything to speak of. I swear keeping my cadence up has helped so much. I still have lots of work to get were I want to be.

As far as hyponatremia I did some reading on that last week. Kind of a scary thing. Specially with how much water I drink through out the day and when working, I like the nuun a lot, mainly because its not sweet like the rest of the sports drinks. Which has always been my main compliant.

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I've just started riding about a week ago and i've done about 3 or 4 miles every day on my mountain bike and it's torture. I ride with a friend who has a touring bike or whatever you call it that weighs nothing compared to mine and he rides circles around me. I wish i had a bike with a lower gear ratio but i figure riding on my pos bike will only make me better when i'm ready for a real one.
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Well this weekend went pretty bad for the diet. had a bunch of friends come in town, and well I ended up drinking my self stupid. Got on the scale today and back up to 257. Bike ride today also was pretty crappy, still got in 25 miles, but pace was not to great had a hard time keeping my cadence up. I think im gonna stay away from the beer until HH is over and when I get down another 10 pounds. Im going to go to the schools pool tomorrow and do some swimming hopefully my knee won't give me any trouble.

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woo hoo 250 this morning.

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How's it going? Hotter than Hell just a couple of weeks away!

Did an awesome 75 mile bike / 8 mile run this morning ("brick workout"... ride the bike at race pace, about 22 MPH, and then hop off and immediately run 8 miles at a 7/7:30 pace.) Seemed a little "cooler" this morning and there wasn't that furnance blasting wind to deal with. I'll eventually build that back up to a 100 mile bike/18 mile run over the fall.

First Saturday workout I've done since my achilles rupture last year where I actually finished and said... hell yea, I worked out!

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Been good, Rode 120 miles last week. My pace has gone up pretty good and I can ride into the wind a lot better than when I started. Also ended up jogging 6 miles last week. Did 2 miles on my weight days. My knee actually held up good did not swell up like it did the first few times I tried to jog after surgery, the 20 pounds I have lost has made a big difference. Im hoping to get to 240 before HH so im gonna try and step it up hard this week and the next.

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Been good, Rode 120 miles last week. My pace has gone up pretty good and I can ride into the wind a lot better than when I started. Also ended up jogging 6 miles last week. Did 2 miles on my weight days. My knee actually held up good did not swell up like it did the first few times I tried to jog after surgery, the 20 pounds I have lost has made a big difference. Im hoping to get to 240 before HH so im gonna try and step it up hard this week and the next.
Good deal, sounds like you are ready.

Heck mix in some swimming and you'll be ready to "tri"!

There are a few sprint races out there where the run is a 5K (3.1 miles). Also some duathlons (run-bike-run or bike-run or run-bike).

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Good deal, sounds like you are ready.

Heck mix in some swimming and you'll be ready to "tri"!

There are a few sprint races out there where the run is a 5K (3.1 miles). Also some duathlons (run-bike-run or bike-run or run-bike).

Thats the plan, gonna start brick work outs after HH, Probably just gonna start with like 20 miles on the bike and 15 min. of jogging and go from there. I want to try a tri, next year just not sure what kind.

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247 this morning, I was hoping to be a little lighter but what can you do. Not sure if I can make 240 by next Saturday.

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hmmm... biking sounds like a cool way to start getting back in shape again. is anyone selling an old bike or could you tell me where i could get a cheap beginner bike?

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hmmm... biking sounds like a cool way to start getting back in shape again. is anyone selling an old bike or could you tell me where i could get a cheap beginner bike?
Craigslist always has cheap bikes, I have been trying to find a single speed on there. Ebay is also an option, but best bet is to get fitted to the bike, a Road bike to big or small can be miserable.

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Today was a good day, got in a 32 mile ride. The first twenty miles where at a 18-20 MPH pace. Pretty damn good for me, I was fallowing a guy on a tri bike. The slight wind helped alot. Then at around 28 miles It felt like I hit a brick wall. Finished out the rest with a 14 mph pace. Its crazy how much better my respiratory system has gotten over the last few months. I hit 180 BPM in a few places and did not ever feel out of breath. Now I just have to work up to 30 more miles. I drank a little under 2 gallons during todays ride. This heat is killer. Over all averaged about a 160 heart rate over the course of the ride. Also never let my cadence drop below 80. Most of the time was in the 85-90 range.

Wish I could do that, I caugth valley feaver last year out here in the Antelope Valley where I am stationed and went from runnin 18min 3miles to 27min 3miles and my bike riding went to crap as well. I am still able to lift weights normal just the cardio stuff is still recovering.
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lessoned learned today, don't ride a road bike in the rain!! Ate shit on a corner going around 20, luckily landed in the dirt and walked away with not a scratch and bike looks fine too just got a little dirty. Still managed to get in 30 miles, hoping to do 60 tomorrow to see where im at.

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lessoned learned today, don't ride a road bike in the rain!! Ate shit on a corner going around 20, luckily landed in the dirt and walked away with not a scratch and bike looks fine too just got a little dirty. Still managed to get in 30 miles, hoping to do 60 tomorrow to see where im at.
There are two types of riders... those that have crashed and those that will.

Riding in rain is just one of those things. It takes time to learn to do it properly but it isn't something you seek out to learn.

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Yeah, I was scared shitless when I first started riding in the rain. Didn't figure those tiny tires could manage much of anything on the slightest bit of rain. They do fine though, as long as you take corners modestly. 20mph would be a good deal too fast, imo. I try to stay away from taking any turn in a manner which I would have to lean the bike over.
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