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    Personal Milestone Achieved - 100,000 Feet

    Yesterday I cross a major milestone.

    I surpassed 100,000 feet of climbing since November 2011 when I got back in to riding after taking a multi year break. I started back up Nov, 2011, but did not start riding consistently until May 2012. Since 4/29/12 I have out riding once or twice a week.

    Numbers are

    Total Miles = 1492 867 Mtn / 625 Road
    Total Elevation = 100,048 72931 Mtn / 27117 Road
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    Nice work! Kinda neat to see the numbers tally up over the long haul. Keep crankin'!!
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    Way to go Joe!!! That's a fun one. Working you way toward your fourth Mt. Everest summit in about 16,000 more feet!!!

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    Nice work Joe!
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    Thanks Guys. I know that for some, these numbers are pretty small, but I have been quite happy I have been able to get as much riding in as I have been. I started riding in 1998 and I was 5'7" and about 200lbs. Lost a about 40lbs riding back then and other than simple computer I had no way to track much of anything. I did a lot of riding from 98 to 2003, but then I got married, moved, had a child and pretty much put my bike in storage until 2011. With life settling out and some encouragement from friends and neighbors I started back up again. Then by End of April 2012 I start riding a lot more and since then I have ridden more miles than ever.

    I am riding faster, longer, and better than ever before and my weight is solid at 152lbs with a lot more lean muscle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    Thanks Guys. I know that for some, these numbers are pretty small, but I have been quite happy I have been able to get as much riding in as I have been. I started riding in 1998 and I was 5'7" and about 200lbs. Lost a about 40lbs riding back then and other than simple computer I had no way to track much of anything. I did a lot of riding from 98 to 2003, but then I got married, moved, had a child and pretty much put my bike in storage until 2011. With life settling out and some encouragement from friends and neighbors I started back up again. Then by End of April 2012 I start riding a lot more and since then I have ridden more miles than ever.

    I am riding faster, longer, and better than ever before and my weight is solid at 152lbs with a lot more lean muscle.
    Thats fantastic! I noticed on Strava you are no slouch either. Even though I was in "ride by myself-1st time @ this place" pace on Sonoran north, I felt like I was at least moving along okay as I felt great. Strava showed me pretty slow and you have some great segment times out there! I like hearing about comeback stories. It takes more heart and soul to comeback to form than to start new.
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    That's awesome man, keep it up.

    Are you doing the 25 or 50 on WOR?

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    Nice job Joe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    That's awesome man, keep it up.

    Are you doing the 25 or 50 on WOR?
    I am doing the 25. I am not ready for the 50. It is possibly my body might be, but my mind is not.

    cstem,
    Sonoran is nice fun change of pace. All about climbing and turns. I find it boring ridden slowly, but fun if I try to race pace it.
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    I was looking at the map... if you do EH to RS on BCT out and back - that would be a bit under 50 miles and around 6-7K of climbing.... - which is what pretty much the 50 proof WOR.

    Going one way would yields similar mileage and ascension as the 25 proof... especially heading north towards RS.

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    Nice! Don't beat yourself up over the totals. Sure, you could ride more if you didn't have a job, wife, and kids...
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    Great job Joe! I'm more impressed that you went from 2 bills down to a buck 50!!! That is AWESOME!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woahey View Post
    Nice! Don't beat yourself up over the totals. Sure, you could ride more if you didn't have a job, wife, and kids...
    I am sure if you ride more you won't have a job, wife and kids...

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    That's really good, congrats! It's almost 20 miles straight up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noelg View Post
    Great job Joe! I'm more impressed that you went from 2 bills down to a buck 50!!! That is AWESOME!
    That weight loss mostly happened back in 1998 when I first started. However this last round took me from about 165 to 152. Not much in numbers, but part of that is due replacing fat with muscle.


    Overall I am really happy that I have been able to get the miles I have gotten in. Strava has been nice to track those miles and really create an incentive to push a little harder. I see what guys like Raybum do and it is totally amazing, yet I can see that after almost year of tracking all these rides my performances are getting stronger as well. I would have never considered doing with Whiskey Off-Road last year and now I am starting to believe in my head that I can survive the 25 proof. In the last year I also had two first time deals. I did my first Mtn bike race. Cave Creek Bike Fest and was quite happy with my performance. I did sprint triathlon as well and while I did not win I did reasonably well.

    Also over this 800+ trail miles I have ridden more trails and different stuff that ever before. I learned that not far from my house a miles and miles of excellent trails that I can take advantage of year round. I also simply enjoy getting out and riding as there is no pressure except what I choose to take on.

    It has been a very good time and everyone of those 100,000 feet have been worth the climb and effort.
    Joe
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    Joe forgot to mention his running ability, busting out 5 to 6 mile runs at right around 8 minute miles. Great job Joe!!

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    Thanks Terry,

    I have been on vacation all week. No bike here, but nice running area. Been running 6 miles each morning and spending the rest of the day by the pool or at the beach. Swimming and playing with the kids.

    I am getting pumped up for the WOR. Should be fun!
    Joe
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