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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    You want a 300 mile challenge? I got one for ya......

    Last Summer, I had this attempt blown because of a hard crash a month and a half before the attempt, fracturing my shoulder.

    June 21, 09, I'm going to try for a 311 mile day. Anyone else interested?
    I WILL be shooting for 480 miles in a week in March on the Roll Aid ride (see Texas forum).

    Txvintage and I riding South from Dallas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtgyk View Post
    I WILL be shooting for 480 miles in a week in March on the Roll Aid ride (see Texas forum).

    Txvintage and I will be on that one.
    Don't forget CM Shooter as well. C&A will be well represented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Don't forget CM Shooter as well. C&A will be well represented.
    oops! Oh yeah! What he said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I'm tempted. The drawback is PA's winter weather. It's a colder than normal winter, and a lot windier too. I doubt I'd hit a 300 mile month until March or April.
    Indoor Rollers, man, Indoor Rollers!

    ...or a fixed resistance training to mount to your back wheel.

    I picked up some rollers last month and shot a short video.

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    "June 21, 09, I'm going to try for a 311 mile day. Anyone else interested?"

    Hey, that sounds like the Texas Time Trials- anyone that's interested, come try the 24 hour challenge.

    I figure it's like this. The TTT are a RAAM qualifier. What that means is that a lot of the folks competing in the TTT are half-nuts. They have to weed them out, because you need to be full nuts for the RAAM.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Nice rollers man! Who makes them and what model?
    I'd thought they made a lot of noise. Didn't seem too bad.
    What was the learning curve on getting to where you were confident?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtgyk View Post
    Just got my ride in barely before midnight for 1-2-09. Whew! Another 10.5 miles just rambling around the neighborhood. It was really nice out...around 61-63*F...though slightly humid. Kind of miles for miles sake, but broken up by some of the better Christmas lights on the houses.

    At least I'll be able to commute to/from work tomorrow.
    CRAP!!! I just checked the weather forcast!
    It's gonna be 79 freakin' degrees and sunny...and I have to work extra hours since we're short staffed right now. It'd be different if it was snowing and icy, don't like the cold at all...but to be stuck indoors...working when I'm normally off...MISSING THE GOOD STUFF???
    BOO!
    HISS!
    FEH!
    Of course, when I'm off long enough for a Morning ride on Sunday,
    the high is expected to be 46...in the afternoon ...and 20 mph wind. Of course I have to ride in the morning. (I was really looking forward to a 30 mile ride)
    stupid weather!
    (rant ends)
    Exit sulking....

    well poop
    Whoop! Yippee! and W00t! (happy Snoopy dance)

    Had an extra person show up to work today, and she was grumbling about needing more hours!
    Oddly enough....I "volunteered" to leave at 1pm.

    My wife had brought me a nice lamb curry for lunch...so afterwards, we'll go and explore some trails.
    Won't be fast, but hey! Miles is miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtgyk View Post
    Nice rollers man! Who makes them and what model?
    I'd thought they made a lot of noise. Didn't seem too bad.
    What was the learning curve on getting to where you were confident?
    LBS didn't have any, so I got them from Nashbar. I don't see them on their site right now though. Got the ones with the beveled rollers so that I could watch TV while I was riding... lol

    They didn't take a _long_ time to get used to, but nonetheless, it works better if you have something on both sides of you to grab a hold of. I've moved them to the basement now and setup underneath the stairwell so that I can lean either direction without falling to the floor. Hardest part is climbing onto the rollers and bike 'cause the shoes for the clipless pedals can be "slick-ery".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jesspal View Post
    It has its good and bad points, bad being that when i ride for over 3 hours i usually get a little bit of a sunburn. Nothing that will stop me from riding the next day though.
    Feeling sooooo sorry for ya jesspal.

    I know it does get humid down your way during the summer. So, you will feel my pain during the summer months as I tote around a camelbak full of water. (2 water bottles don't cut it here in July-September).
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    oh yeah, summer months definately require late night or early early morning rides. I usually bring a cooler with me and when i ride go in a 15 mile loops. that way i can refill the bottles with cold clean water.

    I learned that lesson the hard way on a long ride once. Had to drink water out of the everglades, i didn't get sick but it didn't taste like it was poland springs.

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    300 miles a month

    Um..Does this have to be EVERY month?
    I live in Buffalo New York (care to guess what it's like outside right now..and has been sence the 3rd week of november)
    That said: I'm game (it'll give me a mark to shoot for)for the months of april thru november first.
    I keep a log of my miles per day/week/month each season. Last season I was averaging 264 miles a month (with the club).
    OOPS
    I see this is 300 miles a day!
    NEVER MIND (lol)
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    Arggggg. For some reason mapmyride is counting today's work out twice in the challenge log, I only have the one ride in my traiing log for today, so any one have an idea how to delete one of the duplicated rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Arggggg. For some reason mapmyride is counting today's work out twice in the challenge log, I only have the one ride in my traiing log for today, so any one have an idea how to delete one of the duplicated rides?

    When you go to "My Training Log", does it show up twice? If so, delete one of them.

    If it only shows once, consider deleting that one, checking to see if the subsequent mileage was deducted, and re-enter the workout.

    I've been using MapMyRide for about 6 months and had that happen a couple of times, but not sure what causes it. Had to experiment a bit both times to fix it, so YMMV.
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    Well, I have deleted both in my traiining log, but both still show up in my Challenge total. Now if I reenter it, I'll probably have three, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by wb416 View Post
    Indoor Rollers, man, Indoor Rollers!

    ...or a fixed resistance training to mount to your back wheel.

    I picked up some rollers last month and shot a short video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-QEOuDBshU
    Woah, in the blog, the guy in the "Fail" video... W/O helmet, he could be dead!

    Back in the day, I lived in "Northen Cincinnati", by Winton Woods--good riding there (back then, at least). Tough year for the Bengals, eh? I do think they'll bounce back strong, with Palmer back next year. Also, the defense quietly got better this year (like it could have been worse...). Have a 4-way and a cheese coney for me, extra tabasco, please.
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    I've only lived here 3 years (near Kings Island) ...Bengals... who are they? lol ....if I ever follow football again, the last team I'd follow would be the Bengals.

    What part of East Florida? We've considered Jacksonville... would be nice to bike outside more comfortably in the winter than here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wb416 View Post
    I've only lived here 3 years (near Kings Island) ...Bengals... who are they? lol ....if I ever follow football again, the last team I'd follow would be the Bengals.

    What part of East Florida? We've considered Jacksonville... would be nice to bike outside more comfortably in the winter than here.
    Ouch! I've followed the Bengals since they began. If I could stay with them through the David Klingler years, I'll never give up. They've had their moments; I was at Riverfront for the AFC Championship over the Bills.

    I live in Brevard county, between Jax and Miami, middle of nowhere, which is what makes it great. And yes, the weather is pretty sweet here right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Arggggg. For some reason mapmyride is counting today's work out twice in the challenge log, I only have the one ride in my traiing log for today, so any one have an idea how to delete one of the duplicated rides?
    Geeze! Never had that happen to me.

    3.14 miles Commuting
    Another 7.4 miles on the Chaparral Trail (see Texas section for pics and report)

    Not much...but at least I'm getting a consistent 10 miles/day.....
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    Off to a good start.... 3 rides in 3 days for total of 76 miles (26%). I go back to work next week so outdoor miles will be harder to come by. Luckily my Christmas present (Kurt Kinetic Road Machine) is supposed to arrive on Monday. If everything goes according to plan, I'll be counting the indoor miles toward the 300.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger63 View Post
    Um..Does this have to be EVERY month?
    I live in Buffalo New York (care to guess what it's like outside right now..and has been sence the 3rd week of november)
    That said: I'm game (it'll give me a mark to shoot for)for the months of april thru november first.
    I keep a log of my miles per day/week/month each season. Last season I was averaging 264 miles a month (with the club).
    OOPS
    I see this is 300 miles a day!
    NEVER MIND (lol)
    Nope this is to help those of us averaging less to get up to (or over) 300 miles a month. Once you realize that it isn't too hard to do that, you can get motivated to do more.
    THAT'S what it's all about.
    (If you are already doing 300 mi/month set a mileage above that and shoot for it)

    Mr. Stormcrow--- we look forward to you riding the PBP in the near future with Machka and Rowan. Sounds like you're nearly ready for it!
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    25.9 miles posted for today. Yargh! Y'all in the north have been sending yer cold air down this-a-way.
    Must be some kind of EVIL yankee plot!
    Temp for the ride was 37*F, but with winds gusting to 20+ mph and switching back and forth from the North to the Northwest, it was....brisk.
    Did the 2 layers of socks withthe plastic bag trick over the toes, and it helped....some.
    Couldn't feel my toes by the halfway point.
    (Brrrr)
    The most heartbreaking section was on a downhill that I had to pedal hard to make 10mph. (normally hit 26+ mph)
    The rest of the trip north sometimes had me geared down and blazing along at 5-6mph on the flat.
    YEESH!
    Most of the trip south was nice. (15-27mph) one section I hit 29mph, but had to stop for a changing light.
    Then, of course the tail wind settled down as I hit the incline after the light.
    I got very little help from the wind the rest of the way back as the NW wind was just enough in my face to slow me down again.
    Tomorrow is supposed to have freezing rain...so I'll get to rest the legs a bit (I'm feelin' the Quads a bit at the moment!)
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    I thought it was suppose to be 60 tomorrow?

    Yesterday I rode 10 miles just trying to keep the wind on a cross wind angle, lol. I did that 10 miles in about a third of the time I did the previous 15.

    Wind blows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    I thought it was suppose to be 60 tomorrow?
    Projected HIGH of 34* with freezing rain.

    Yesterday I rode 10 miles just trying to keep the wind on a cross wind angle, lol. I did that 10 miles in about a third of the time I did the previous 15.

    Wind blows.
    And Gravity SUCKS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtgyk View Post
    25.9 miles posted for today. Yargh! Y'all in the north have been sending yer cold air down this-a-way.
    Must be some kind of EVIL yankee plot!
    Temp for the ride was 37*F, but with winds gusting to 20+ mph and switching back and forth from the North to the Northwest, it was....brisk.
    Did the 2 layers of socks withthe plastic bag trick over the toes, and it helped....some.
    Couldn't feel my toes by the halfway point.
    (Brrrr)
    The most heartbreaking section was on a downhill that I had to pedal hard to make 10mph. (normally hit 26+ mph)
    The rest of the trip north sometimes had me geared down and blazing along at 5-6mph on the flat.
    YEESH!
    Most of the trip south was nice. (15-27mph) one section I hit 29mph, but had to stop for a changing light.
    Then, of course the tail wind settled down as I hit the incline after the light.
    I got very little help from the wind the rest of the way back as the NW wind was just enough in my face to slow me down again.
    Tomorrow is supposed to have freezing rain...so I'll get to rest the legs a bit (I'm feelin' the Quads a bit at the moment!)
    Sorry... no sympathy here! lol

    Try riding most of your miles indoors on rollers and such.... Seriously though, glad you could get out! Keep up the good work!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wb416 View Post
    Sorry... no sympathy here! lol

    Try riding most of your miles indoors on rollers and such.... Seriously though, glad you could get out! Keep up the good work!!
    Texas is a lot of fun!
    Saturday High 83*F
    Monday High 33*F

    Ah that Wacky Texas weather!

    I would have stayed indoors today if not for the 300 mi. in a month Challenge.
    Sometimes...a challenge can be good motivator
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