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 Post subject: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:43 pm 
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went out today for the first time this year,not been on a proper ride for a long long time,

well i was all kitted up,sat there in the sleet,and thought,just go for it,after only a mile or so

my legs started to burn,i was starting to sweat and i had to stop,weird,anyway,had a rest for 5 mins

and then carried on,a couple of hundred yards further on before we had even hit anything tricky

and i had to stop again,this time i actually puked,never done that on my bike before,ever.

waited 15 mins and carried on,about a hundred yards further on and that was me done,

i couldnt believe it,what is going on with me,i know i bit over weight and not as fit as i was 20 years ago,

but i just felt embarassed for my short comings,still can hardly believe it now,i must be coming down

with something,oh well,more excercise needed me thinks. :oops: :oops: :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Unlucky...I've been sick a few times but that's because I've been on the sauce the night before.

I think you do get days when you just don't feel fit or strong and suffer. Other days you feel great.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:46 pm 
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if i had been on the sauce i could understand,but i have been on call till 8 am today,

and i hope its a one off,the wife will kill me for spending money on bits that i`m not gonna use. :cry: :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:30 pm 
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Wanna be part of an unfit 10 man team at Mountain Mayhem??


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:51 pm 
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I found it tough having had a couple of years not riding...I was fat and really unfit when I bought the SX frame. I started running at the beginning of last year which helped a bit, but I was still shocked at how slow I was on my first ride out.

I'm still not particularly fit, but am getting there. Do you do much else exercise wise? I personally find hat running really helps me.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:57 pm 
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When I returned to bikes, after a ten year break, I spoke to a friend, who's a little older than me and an extremely experienced competitor.

His advice was to ride like a granddad, and only do short loops of a couple of miles. Keep this up as often as I felt fit enough and gradually push myself harder and further.

Rides that felt like lung burning epic journeys then, would hardly even count as a warm up now, in less than twelve months; in fact, just before Christmas, I did my first ever 50 mile road ride, having only ridden mtb's off and on since the late 80's.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:07 pm 
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It's amazing how your body shuts down after no exercise......but muscles and your heart and lungs will build back up over time.

I try and ride each day or every other day, despite winter being my busy time at work....if I didn't its like being back to square one once warmer days are here.

Keep it up matey.


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:27 pm 
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thanks for the replys,i dont feel so bad now,there is hope for me yet. :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:54 pm 
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misteroo wrote:
Wanna be part of an unfit 10 man team at Mountain Mayhem??



i am really unfit,i can walk for hours,but riding today just seemed to kill me,i bet i hadnt even ridden more than 5 mins when i started to feel unwell and sweat,just weird. :?: :?:


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 Post subject: Re: 1st ride of the year
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:00 am 
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My first ride after 10 years of not riding was the Diggle Jiggle in Saddleworth..

Prepared by having a kebab and 8 pints the night before, also having a bike way to small for me.

within 2 miles i'd puked up & nearly passed out :oops: :oops: :oops: , full on dry wretching & everything

ended up having a few minutes out and then taking it easy for the rest of the ride, frequent stops & more frequent water..

Still super unfit and overweight, climbs are more like pushes but at least I enjoy the downhills..

Just keep trying, fitness doesnt happen overnight, 33 years old and thinking im 20 again doesnt help either..

GOOD LUCK


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