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Riding at home is nothing like Riding in Gettysburg…  My first official training didn’t follow the 26 mile route I posted earlier, that is more of a goal.  Instead, my route took some of the back roads near my home.  Some of these hills were rough for me including a 15% grade over about a fifth of a mile and a 5% grade over 1.5 miles.  Not exactly ideal for a beginner on his crappy old mountain bike!  Maybe I better stick to riding down by the river for now.

11.2 miles over hilly terrain.

Time: 58:19 (approx)

Distance: 11.2 miles

Average Speed: 11.5 mph (approx)

Elevation Gain: 1,525 feet

Topography: Very hilly

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