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Old 03-09-07, 03:22 PM   #1
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First good Spring Clyde Ride .....outside!

Spring Break started today, so I celebrated with the first good long outside ride of the season!

My computer showed 36.75 miles and GMaps pedometer shows a shade over 32.6.
Time: 02:20
Avg Speed by Computer: 15.75 mph
Gmaps Avg Speed: 13.97 mph
Calories burned: 5403.46 (Not adjusted for wind or terrain)
Wind: Outbound: Headwind, 12-15 mph, 13 miles worth!

Route Link: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=758345

The weather today for the ride was a tad windy, as I said, but temperatures were tolerable fair at 49℉. No jacket, no layers, no problems and even the fingerless gloves. All in all, I can say without irony that this was the best ride of 2007 so far!
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Old 03-09-07, 03:27 PM   #2
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nice work! I was planning to get out today for a good 20k, but the wind was a little high and its still only 35 deg. or so out. Looks like I will be stuck spinning at the gym tonight
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Old 03-09-07, 05:22 PM   #3
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Good on you Tom! I been too lazy lately to battle the winds for rec rides so I've just been commuting. But the weather will be warmer this weekend so I'll hit the park for some laps.
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Old 03-09-07, 05:37 PM   #4
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spring has tried to call here and it is getting close
waaaaahhhhhhooooooo
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Old 03-09-07, 09:08 PM   #5
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Good for you, Tom. Not to rub it in, but I'm looking forward to my planned 60-mile ride outdoors tomorrow.


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Old 03-09-07, 10:47 PM   #6
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It just about killed me today, it was *57 here today, beautiful! I have a new(old) bike I just finished, just begging to see road....and I have a wicked head cold

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Old 03-10-07, 05:31 AM   #7
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Nice to see you out and about. I can't figure out how anyone could stand riding a stationary bike. I'd fall asleep from boredom.
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Old 03-10-07, 01:24 PM   #8
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I had a similarly nice ride today, too. I think spring is just about, almost, nearly here!!!!!!!
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Old 03-10-07, 04:01 PM   #9
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I had a similarly nice ride today, too. I think spring is just about, almost, nearly here!!!!!!!
I expect winter to give at least one more blast, but it's probably going to be one of those things, where it gets cold and snows, then warms up again. I didn't go for a ride today, but took the bike out of the garage, and gave it a check over, I want to swap the MTB tires for a narrower inverted tread, and maybe put on new brake pads, otherwise it's ready to go....
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Beautiful day for riding today as well, and I finally got a chance to really beat up on the new Trek 7.3 FX. All I can say is WOW! On stretches where I used to do 12-13mph, I was sailing along at 18+. ON the stretches where I'd work to push 20, I was almost at 30! If I would have had drop bars, I bet I could have pushed even harder. Guess what I'll be looking into?

Anyway, great day for riding. Looking forward to another one tomorrow!
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Got my first ride in today!! 32.7 miles in 2:00 of ride time...can't remember the rest of the specs. Very windy for the first 15 miles though.

Spring is a comming!
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Congrats, Tom Stormcrowe! I admire your stats, but don't bother recording mine I just enjoy the ride... I made my first ride today on a "new" Centurion road bike I got at a yard sale last weekend for $20. Butted steel tubing, Shimano 600 gruppo, and the infamous Shimano "biopace" chainrings. Lots of fun!

I hope your weather allows more rides soon!
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Old 03-10-07, 10:48 PM   #13
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Congrats, Tom Stormcrowe! I admire your stats, but don't bother recording mine I just enjoy the ride... I made my first ride today on a "new" Centurion road bike I got at a yard sale last weekend for $20. Butted steel tubing, Shimano 600 gruppo, and the infamous Shimano "biopace" chainrings. Lots of fun!

I hope your weather allows more rides soon!
Nice ride Tom! Glad your weather is looking up. Farhorizon, congrats on that bike. I have a Centurion Ironman and love the way it rides.
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...I have a Centurion Ironman...
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