Only 800 to Go!

@teamfreak16 (42042)
Denver, Colorado
July 28, 2017 5:07pm CST
I make it no secret that I love to ride my bike, and am obsessed with the sport of cycling. This morning, I got a ride in. I only went 11 miles, but that 11 miles put me over 200 miles for the summer (I got a late start this year.) I am now ranked 1840 on bikejournal.com, a free website into which I input my stats. It was an uneventful ride. I saw no wildlife whatsoever. In fact, about the only noticeable thing was that there were a lot of guys on mountain bikes. Usually, it's almost always people on road bikes. Because I did start so late this year, it's realistic that I might not hit my annual goal of at least 1000 miles for the year. That doesn't mean that I'm giving up. It's going to mean riding consistently, and longer rides, which I like. In fact, I prefer 25-35 mile rides. So I'll be plugging away. The photo was taken the day I purchased the bike, seven years ago in Sheridan, Wyoming. Hard to believe I've had it that long!
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• Dallas, Texas
28 Jul 17
Impressive. My last bike ride was 30 miles out and 30 miles back in. I was on a 3 speed touring bike. I really liked it. Had basket in front, and rear double basket in back. Lights, horn, rear view mirrors and all that. I miss that bike. It was actually a Western Flyer bike. From Western Auto Home and Auto store when they used to exist in our area of the city. I think they went under though.
Founded in 1909 by George Pepperdine, Western Auto Supply Company consisted of a chain of automotive parts stores. However, Western Auto Supply started expanding its business with other products and stores in 1921 and eventually entered the bicycle industr
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Jul 17
60 miles is impressive. My longest ride ever was just 57. That was a good ride.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
28 Jul 17
That bike has done you proud, you must have done a few thousand miles on it.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
4,265 so far!
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 Wow, that's a lot!
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
@jaboUK - I didn't really know how far I've ridden this particular bike. I had to look it up.
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@allen0187 (34147)
• Philippines
29 Jul 17
Good luck in hitting your 1,000-mile target! Keep riding!
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
I am going to try. Or go down swinging if I can't do it.
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@allen0187 (34147)
• Philippines
29 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 good luck my friend! You can do it!
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• United States
28 Jul 17
Wow a great bike to last that long Scott. I am glad you got over the mark today.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
Thank you. "Only" 800 more to go.
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@Corbin5 (119431)
• United States
28 Jul 17
So good to hear that you still plan to shoot for that 1,000 miles for the year!! Your bike is a beauty and has stood the test of time!
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
28 Jul 17
Thank you. I certainly am going to try.
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@JudyEv (136870)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Jul 17
It seems to me that bikes last a long time. What parts are likely to wear first? And if you're doing a lot of riding, how long do your tyres last?
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
I usually can get a couple years out of my tires. I'll have to buy new ones next year. Brake pads, chains, chainrings, and rear cassettes wear out eventually.
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@JudyEv (136870)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Aug 17
@teamfreak16 we went through one of the Tour de France places yesterday. I'm sure it was Valloire. There are dozens of bikes in this area. We went over Col de Galibier and many cyclists were puffing their way up and over this point. I hope they had enough energy to enjoy the scenery .
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
1 Aug 17
@JudyEv - They often include the Galibier on the Tour. Were there names painted on the road?
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• Beijing, China
29 Jul 17
Wow , you are so wonderful my friend,it's must very hard to keep riding for such long time,go on and I hope you can achieve you goals this year
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
Thank you. I actually prefer longer rides, so hopefully that will make a difference.
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@ilocosboy (38885)
• Philippines
28 Jul 17
Day by day your ranked will surely climb until you reached your personal best.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
I certainly hope so!
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@JohnRoberts (65038)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Jul 17
Keep those feet pedaling!
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
I'm going to try!
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@Shavkat (66211)
• Philippines
29 Jul 17
That would be a great milestone for you, my friend.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
It always feels good to make it. Some years I don't.
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@Shavkat (66211)
• Philippines
30 Jul 17
@teamfreak16 I am sure you will do it this time
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@Tracy04 (10815)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 17
Go! You can do it!
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
Thank you. I'm certainly going to try.
@TRBRocks420 (84350)
• Banks, Oregon
29 Jul 17
Glad to hear you had a good bike ride.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
29 Jul 17
Oh yeah, it was definitely a good ride.
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