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Old 07-21-08, 07:40 PM   #1
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Ride Report: 22 Miles of Headwinds!

Great ride, though! I rode today with my former Math Prof and we had a great ride! 22.3 miles on the odometers, but 20.82 by gmaps pedometer.

Here's the route!

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2100782

We headed out at 5:15 PM and did the round in just over an hour and a half ride time. Out to Dayton, Indiana, Jennie showed me some speed I've never seen her able to hit! Absolutely outstanding! We held a 20MPH average for that 5 mile stretch, and got a great burn going. When we headed out Dayton road toward Wyandot Rd, though, that's when the wind started playing games with us. It turned into a headwind, right in time for the general long climb. All the way, back, we'd make a turn and so would the wind. I spent the last 11 miles of the ride down in the aerobars pulling. It was a good pull, though and we still averaged 15 or so while we rolled. Out where Wea School Road met up with CR 600, we took a short break at the old cemetery. I hope the occupants didn't mind us borrowing their stones for a couple minutes to grab a breather, because we were both getting kind frazzled from fighting the wind.

After, we took my wife to an all you can eat Pizza buffet. MAGIC HOUR! We needed recovery carbs, and Ci Ci's makes for a great cheap recovery meal.

Man, I am so happy my wife trusts me as well as Jennie (They are both friends as well. )! This way, I get a riding partner that paces enough like to a to ride with and is also getting to be able to challenge me as well. Tomorrow will be a nice leisurely ride with my wife, as well.

All in all, today was a good, challenging ride.

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Man, I am so happy my wife trusts me as well as Jennie (They are both friends as well. )! This way, I get a riding partner that paces enough like to a to ride with and is also getting to be able to challenge me as well. Tomorrow will be a nice leisurely ride with my wife, as well.
All in all, today was a good, challenging ride.

I was going to ask what trust has to do with riding with a math professor (thinking old ugly guy) but then figured the professor looks more like Marianne than the professor?
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Sounds lile a great ride... WOW - All U can eat pizza place.

I am not so sure I could handle that very well. For me, a compulsive overeeater, it would be like an Alcoholic going into a bar with free alcohol.

Glad you ahd a great ride!!
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Old 07-21-08, 07:55 PM   #4
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Jennie is rather cute. She prefers her image not be posted, though. She's a great lady though and the best part is that we can actually be friends without any other noise involved.

Miss B, the cool thing is that for an hour after a ride like that, your metabolism is ramped up and all the carbs go to restocking liver glycogen and muscle glycogen. As long as you don't just get ridiculous, you can get away with more intake.

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Talk about trust. The girl in blue was my ride partner for about a year and a half. About 4k miles a year. Gina had donated the kidney but couldn't quite keep the speeds or distance that we had been riding. She told me to go ride with Ana while she recovered and felt up to speed. Plenty of guys were after Ana as she is single. Just another girl to me, I'm too much into my wife. If you met Gina and her sweet personality, you'd know why!

Ana and I rode together so much, other riders thought she was my wife. When Gina popped back on the bike, guys were in shock when I told them she was my wife and not Ana!

Ana is very competitive though. I've never met a girl that would run herself ragged like she did while pushing on the bike! When we did centuries, Gina would drive support for us!



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Cool, then you understand the dynamic quite well. Excellent!

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Talk about trust. The girl in blue was my ride partner for about a year and a half. About 4k miles a year. Gina had donated the kidney but couldn't quite keep the speeds or distance that we had been riding. She told me to go ride with Ana while she recovered and felt up to speed. Plenty of guys were after Ana as she is single. Just another girl to me, I'm too much into my wife. If you met Gina and her sweet personality, you'd know why!

Ana and I rode together so much, other riders thought she was my wife. When Gina popped back on the bike, guys were in shock when I told them she was my wife and not Ana!

Ana is very competitive though. I've never met a girl that would run herself ragged like she did while pushing on the bike! When we did centuries, Gina would drive support for us!



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Jennie is rather cute. She prefers her image not be posted, though. She's a great lady though and the best part is that we can actually be friends without any other noise involved.

That's a great thing Tom! So many of the guys can not believe that a guy can be around a purty gurl without acting on it. I take pride in my situation! If there had been any noise in my ride partnership with Ana, it never would have lasted that long! She actually rode in the truck with Gina as support on some of the tougher centuries. On one with 10,000 ft, I gave her the t-shirt, she teared up! It was too small for me anyway!
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Cool, then you understand the dynamic quite well. Excellent!
Yup,........and I'm not at all attracted to tall wimmins!
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BTW, love them windrides T!.....I really enjoy a good headwind. It's a bit painful for 2 or 3 mintues but once you settle into a groove, it's fun! I actually see other riders on the side of the road taking a sweaty breather while we roll by with a smile!

Plus you've got the AB's!
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Look, I love the burn, frankly! I have an endorphin buzz going right now from the ride......feels great! I did hit the groove and the hills (such as they are in Indiana....), went well, easy spinning up them. I'm teaching Jennie how to ride distance, we have 4 weeks and we're thinking about a Century ride, and we're doing a 140 mile 2 day race up in Huntington, Indiana in September, as well.
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Cool! Some of them wimmins have some good stamina. Look out, she just might leave you behind!

Gina thru in a couple of little scares in m on Saturday. She rolled on by effortlessly at about mile 45. Twice I had to work hard to cach back up! I knew I should have bought the CF bike for myself!
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Yep, I just got her to go clipless today. I installed her pedals and cleats and she absolutely loved the efficiency increase over clips and straps......

I'll be installing her aerobars next week, as well.

ANOTHER CONVERT!
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I guess i'll be the ******bag.. So Mr.Beanz... Where are you again? And Ana's her name huh? LOL i kid i kid... unless you can make it happen...i kid i kid...

Nothing like having good riding partners male or female! Riding alone is good sometimes but i really enjoy group riding and having others push me..and hopefully vise versa..

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Talk about trust. The girl in blue was my ride partner for about a year and a half. About 4k miles a year. Gina had donated the kidney but couldn't quite keep the speeds or distance that we had been riding. She told me to go ride with Ana while she recovered and felt up to speed. Plenty of guys were after Ana as she is single. Just another girl to me, I'm too much into my wife. If you met Gina and her sweet personality, you'd know why!

Ana and I rode together so much, other riders thought she was my wife. When Gina popped back on the bike, guys were in shock when I told them she was my wife and not Ana!

Ana is very competitive though. I've never met a girl that would run herself ragged like she did while pushing on the bike! When we did centuries, Gina would drive support for us!



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<snip> we're doing a 140 mile 2 day race up in Huntington, Indiana in September, as well.
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http://brinin.org/content/view/395/162/

There's some info on the Huntington Challenge.
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Looks like a good ride! It's amazing how you can maintain a good ride even with headwinds. And, having a good riding partner, no matter who they are, is invaluable.

Understanding wives are also invaluable. If mine wasn't, I swear I wouldn't be able to leave the house.
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I guess i'll be the ******bag.. So Mr.Beanz... Where are you again? And Ana's her name huh? LOL i kid i kid... unless you can make it happen...i kid i kid...

No you're not kidding, don't pretend!....And if she was your ride partner, you'd carry a camera and post chick pics too,Bwahahaha!

It was funny. After everyone realized she wasn't my wife, they were all after her. We couldn't do a ride without 10 guys following her around like little puppies. It was fun cause she'd smoke 90% of the guys! Believe it or not, she's about 46 in the pic. But she looks 25, camera doesn't do her justice!


She's very competive and believe it or not, lost a couple of bf's cause they were upset that they couldn't hang with her. So start training and we'll see what you got when you come out to Cali!
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