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    3rd century in the bag for the year

    This one was flat with about 2200 feet over 102 miles. The wind was horrible. Trees were shaking at 5 am when we got up and it never quit. Forecast called for 13-17 all day.

    I had spots it dropped me to under 10mph.

    I can say beyond a shadow of a doubt I am more tired after this one than climbing 6000 feet over the same distance.

    Th. it was like the first 15 miles of Palm Springs here all day.

    Totally wiped but getting ready to start therapy

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    Wind was brutal here today as well. One short section into a headwind the borrowed powertap showed 285 watts which should not(!) be 15 mph
    Another 1.9 mile section took me a full minute longer than it had 2 weeks ago.

    Tip the box of therapy gently. You don't want to bruise it. I think Red therapy goes best after a long ride.

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    Congrats on a third century this year. I agree that wind is worse than hills however sometimes I have both in the same ride, I suppose for most that is the case. I did a metric century today and only about half of it was into the wind. My hats off to you! I'd not been able to do 100 miles plus today.


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    Congrats! I was just thinking about that yesterday but I couldn't find whatever century it was you were doing. I went and tortured myself today for giggles to get ready for my next century on Saturday.

    I don't see any stinking evidence of any ride on Strava - are you sure you did it?

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    strava up just for you.

    Did a recovery ride just now, my god my butt hurts.

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    Gee, that's awful slow for a flat century.

    I'm going to drag the kids out for a recovery ride later today - I reckon the whining will be good for muscle soreness. I had 'em in the TrojanHorse sweatshop earlier today prepping kitchen cabinets for painting. Man I'm mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post

    I don't see any stinking evidence of any ride on Strava - are you sure you did it?
    Ouch!
    Reckon I better keep honest eh?


    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Gee, that's awful slow for a flat century.
    Yowzers!

    I dob my lid to both all ya'll

    I know, just joshing

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    I think recovery rides are for your legs, not your butt. I put my oldest, cushiest pair on for a short easy ride tonight.

    If you're not kidding about the Palm Springs esque wind then Going 8 mph on a flat road in the drops is no fun in my book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    I think recovery rides are for your legs, not your butt. I put my oldest, cushiest pair on for a short easy ride tonight.

    If you're not kidding about the Palm Springs esque wind then Going 8 mph on a flat road in the drops is no fun in my book.
    With a cadence of 115+. Looking like a rat on crack

    The only thing that sucks worse than wind is gravity.

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