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Old November 29th 07, 11:56 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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After my previous 'furthest ride'
(http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64376) on my new
'Quax36' (http://tinyurl.com/6ajss) I decided that it would be a nice
idea to attempt 32 miles (52km) for my 32nd birthday in 2 months time.
Well 2 months came around far to soon so on Tuesday 27th November I set
off.

I'd planned a route to the village of 'Clare'
(http://www.clare-uk.com/) along windy country lanes that would avoid
most of the more busier roads taking me through small picturesque
villages.

After applying copious amounts of 'Butt Butt'r'
(http://tinyurl.com/70y5) I set off. The weather was damp and foggy
with a chill in the air though luckily hardly any wind. I had decided
to ride for at least 10 miles before I got off which as luck would have
coincided with a well placed bench at the start of a hill! I was
averaging 10mph at this point which wasn't too bad and a comfortable
speed for me to maintain. Music was my friend for the first time on a
ride and it made the miles pass much quicker.

After 18 miles I stopped for some lunch and a pint in the village of
Clare. The back road route had been a good choice as I only had a
handful of cars pass me on the quiet country lanes. There was a roaring
fire going in the pub and it was all I could do to stop falling asleep,
or perhaps it was the beer. The elderly couple sat opposite me did give
me an odd look when I pulled out the tube of Butt'r from my backpack
and proceeded to make my way to the toilet! All to soon I was back on
the road for the return trip. 14 miles to go at least I was over half
way now.

After about 26-28 miles gone my legs started seizing up and getting
terrible cramp when ever I had to push down with a little more power to
get up the hills. There was a couple of times when I had to dismount
and my legs would seize up completely and I couldn't bend them at all
until I had massaged some life back into them. It was now getting dark
and I was worried that I might have to ring for assistance. The last 4
miles were slow going and I had dropped to 7 mph but it was with a big
grin when I finally made it home.

Hardly any chaffing at all which I put down to the KH Freeride Saddle,
lots and lots of Butt'r and cycle shorts. Now I have to work on that
cramp.

'Pictures from Ride' (http://tinyurl.com/2yr9s2)

Quax36
145 cranks
Pinned pedals
KH Freeride Saddle

Gps Stats
33.4 miles (53.7 km)
10 mph moving average for 18 miles
8.9 mph moving average for 12 miles
Total time 5hrs 5mins
Stopped 1 hr

After 10 Miles
[image:
http://www.norry.co.uk/Gallery/Unicy.../IMG_1136.jpg]

Lunch
[image:
http://www.norry.co.uk/Gallery/Unicy.../DSC00009.JPG]

Gps
[image:
http://www.norry.co.uk/Gallery/Unicy.../IMG_1155.jpg]


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Old November 29th 07, 12:08 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Enjoyed reading about your ride and seeing the pictures.
Enjoy doing those while you can...the years go by quickly!


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Old November 29th 07, 12:59 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Nice write up, did the pint help you cycle?

Edit: Happy birthday


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Old November 29th 07, 01:12 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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It's gonna be a rough ride when you turn 60.


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Old November 29th 07, 01:58 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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pdc wrote:
It's gonna be a rough ride when you turn 60.



I was thinking precisely that as I turn 60 in 2008 (even when dealing
in kilometers 60km is a bit too much for me .... but I'll give it a
thought).


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Old November 29th 07, 03:29 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Awesome ride and write-up. Glad to see you didn't let the longer
distance stop you from having a proper pint along the way.

Happy Birthday, and congratulations on the new PB distance.

TB


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Old November 29th 07, 04:20 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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You might have it reversed...

Its the number of pints = your age then ride then ride 1 km

not
Age = kilometers to ride = 1 beer.

Congradulations on distance ride.



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Old November 29th 07, 04:26 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Great stuff mate! Happy Birthday too!

Lunch looked delicious... shame it wasnt a buffet, always the best part
of the party :P

Joe,


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Old November 29th 07, 06:10 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Happy Birthday!

Great ride and write up.

I turned 42 last Saturday. I'm ashamed to say I went ice skating
instead of attempting the 42 miles


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Old November 29th 07, 06:52 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Thanks for the write-up and pictures. I did some bike touring in
northern England back in 1983. Maybe I can make it back someday and do
the same by uni.

-Aaron


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