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Cardamom77

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I signed up for a local bike ride in late September called the Square to Square ride. If you want to know where I"ll be September 22, it's here: http://fayetteville-ar.gov/1931/Square-to-Square-Bicycle-Ride :)

The ride is 30 miles on very hilly roads (but that's just how it is here - haha!). We have an amazing trail system here! The Razorback Regional Greenway spans 36 miles with some offshoots that provide even more mileage (especially in Bentonville and Fayetteville - two cities that have an avid cycling scene). As many issues as we have with the Walmart corporation, they sure are generous when it comes to bikes and art! 

Anyway, I'm working on a training schedule. So far, the longest I've ridden since I started up again is about 10 miles. I will say, though, I felt like I could EASILY ride twice that. So I feel like I can fairly easily ride 30. Still, I want to make sure I can get it done in a reasonable amount of time and feeling great at the end. So I"m working on a training schedule. :) After this, I want to train for a century ride! 

Also I'm turning into this guy: 

 

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That is so awesome! Congrats for you!    My daughter rode RAGBRAI (i think that is how you spell it) but it was a ride across Iowa and was like 1500 miles in a week or something ridiculous.  She was 16 at the time and we couldn’t put weight ON her bc she burned soooo many calories/day!  Even in training she’d go 25 to 50 miles a day and we got her a size 2 dress for my brother’s wedding and we had to take it in for her bc she just kept dropping weight, it was such a good workout!!!!  She has 4 kids now and isn’t quite a 2 anymore and she wishes she had the time to ride bc it was so good at toning her up and losing mega pounds! 

And that guy cracked me up, but hope you don’t have his mishap at the end! ;)

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20 minutes ago, CheeringCJ said:

That is so awesome! Congrats for you!    My daughter rode RAGBRAI (i think that is how you spell it) but it was a ride across Iowa and was like 1500 miles in a week or something ridiculous.  She was 16 at the time and we couldn’t put weight ON her bc she burned soooo many calories/day!  Even in training she’d go 25 to 50 miles a day and we got her a size 2 dress for my brother’s wedding and we had to take it in for her bc she just kept dropping weight, it was such a good workout!!!!  She has 4 kids now and isn’t quite a 2 anymore and she wishes she had the time to ride bc it was so good at toning her up and losing mega pounds! 

And that guy cracked me up, but hope you don’t have his mishap at the end! ;)

I’ve heard of RAGBRAI! That’s amazing! What an awesome thing to have done. :) 

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37 minutes ago, Cardamom77 said:

I’ve heard of RAGBRAI! That’s amazing! What an awesome thing to have done. :) 

She did it w/ her youth group at church. I think the youth pastor just wanted to do it (he was from Iowa) and so he just made a week of it and took the kids. But he made them train first of course but she’d go on all day rides and eat the whole time and still get skinny!

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