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Blodwyn Pig

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ouch!
« on: May 16, 2020, 06:49:35 pm »
Well I've been pushing Grunhilda in a forwards direction, for close on 500 km in just over 2 weeks, and today,  my legs were aching, .....a lot....thee bits between the knees and the hips, ( recumbent legs?) . Any way , on a flat ish 55km, with some wind, and 3/4 round some roadies passed, but not quickly, and said 'hello' and  thought hmmmmmm..... so I upped my pace................

I know folks have said that the SM is NOT a fast bike,despite being a recumbent, but that doesn't seem to have registered anywhere yet. Anyway I gave chase, and for about 5 miles ,  into the wind ( I thought I had the advantage),and up a slight continious gradient,  and  I have never breathed so hard on a bike. They turned off,  and by the time I got home I was fubared.  But My legs really hurt............BIG TIME.  guess I'll have a day or two off now.  Does it get any easier?

Mr Larrington

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Re: ouch!
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 07:02:59 pm »
Yes.  Yes, it does.

Stick with it and we'll have you at Battle Mountain in 2021 ;D
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ElyDave

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Re: ouch!
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 07:27:29 pm »
Yes, it gets easier, with time and repetition, much like banging your head against a brick wall, you come to welcome the pain.

Or am I on the wrong forum again?
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Kim

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Re: ouch!
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 07:28:42 pm »
It doesn't get easier, you just go faster commit n+1
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tonycollinet

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Re: ouch!
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 11:23:53 pm »
“Sometimes suffering is the sacrifice you have to make to achieve greatness, success and your destiny.”
― Jeanette Coron

 O:-) :P :smug:

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: ouch!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2020, 07:14:24 am »
“Sometimes suffering is the sacrifice you have to make to achieve greatness, success and your destiny.”
― Jeanette Coron

 O:-) :P :smug:

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Mark Twain.  ;)

Re: ouch!
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2020, 08:10:28 am »
to paraphrase Spike Milligan

You can get use to anything, even hanging with practice  :)

Re: ouch!
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 12:58:02 am »
I'd say it doesn't get easier but it does get better :thumbsup: and a bit faster/further before the heavy breathing & pain sets in.

Re: ouch!
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 08:17:28 pm »
The unplanned overload - it's a beautiful thing. Kind of like the first net of pre-season training - give it beans and the body hasn't learned the subtle signs that you're going to be in the hurt locker the next 3 days. Suck it up, princess! Then pump up the tyres and go do it again.
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Re: ouch!
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 08:26:44 pm »
to paraphrase Spike Milligan

You can get use to anything, even hanging with practice  :)

OTOH, to paraphrase Billy Connolly...

If at first you don't succeed, sky diving may not be for you.  :hand:

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: ouch!
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2020, 08:50:33 pm »
or even

' It'll be alright in the end, if its's not alright, then its's not the end'

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