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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-26-13, 06:41 PM   #126
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Old 12-26-13, 07:55 PM   #127
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Right now I'm at 321.1 for the month. I have 2 more days to ride this year as we're leaving for vacation on Saturday morning. I was really only planning on getting about 275 so I'm already beyond my goals.
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Old 12-27-13, 10:05 AM   #128
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Old 12-27-13, 04:48 PM   #129
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Got out for a couple hours today on a trail that I haven't hit before. Ran across something very odd. A steel cable with a bunch of 55 gallon drums rigged to it coming down the canyon toward the river. Any ideas what this thing is? Location is the American River in No. CA near Auburn.



Today's ride was part hike part bike ride. http://www.strava.com/activities/102237201 The trail sort of ran out and had to carry the bike over boulders along the river for a couple miles until the trail reappeared. Took four hours to cover sixteen miles.
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Old 12-27-13, 08:40 PM   #130
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12/2 ~ Monday commutes: 12.2mi - 266ft - 41min
12/5 ~ MTB night ride...BURR it got cold in Socal 13.9mi - 2,651ft - 1:48:53
12/7 ~ break in new bike: 67.7mi -4127ft - 4:39:22
12/10 ~ Lunch CX ride: 10.5 - 751ft - 44:15
12/11 ~ Reverse CX lunch ride: 12.4mi - 787ft - 53:03
12/13 ~ Friday Commuter: 12mi - 243ft
12/14 ~ Cross bike adventure: 42.5mi - 6,109ft - 3:49:32
12/16 ~ Warm lunch ride: 14.6 - 630ft - 47:40
12/18 ~ Lunch ride: 16.1mil - 538ft - 53:04
12/21 ~ Not enough mojo club ride..must be all those See's Chocolates: 101.3mi - 3,389ft - 5:38:57
12/24 ~ Xmas Eve - Day 1 Festive500 challenge: 89.4mi - 3,054ft - 4:29:15
12/25 ~ Xmas quicky while baby naps: 9.2 -1102ft - 54:35
12/27 ~ Day 4 Festive500: 97.1 -3278ft - 5:45:46 http://www.strava.com/activities/102271564 broke a front spoke 52miles in


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Old 12-27-13, 10:38 PM   #131
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Old 12-28-13, 07:27 PM   #132
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379.6 miles of 501 goal

12/01 19.25 miles
12/02. 17.75 miles
12/03. 16 miles
12/08 19.1 miles
12/11 26.7 miles
12/12 19.3 miles
12/13 19.4 miles
12/14 50.3 miles
12/15 34.2 miles
12/16 25.2 miles
12/18 20.7 miles
12/19 22.7 miles
12/21 27.6 miles
12/22 8 miles
12/23 18.8 miles
12/28 34.6 miles

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Old 12-28-13, 07:37 PM   #133
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12/2 ~ Monday commutes: 12.2mi - 266ft - 41min
12/5 ~ MTB night ride...BURR it got cold in Socal 13.9mi - 2,651ft - 1:48:53
12/7 ~ break in new bike: 67.7mi -4127ft - 4:39:22
12/10 ~ Lunch CX ride: 10.5 - 751ft - 44:15
12/11 ~ Reverse CX lunch ride: 12.4mi - 787ft - 53:03
12/13 ~ Friday Commuter: 12mi - 243ft
12/14 ~ Cross bike adventure: 42.5mi - 6,109ft - 3:49:32
12/16 ~ Warm lunch ride: 14.6 - 630ft - 47:40
12/18 ~ Lunch ride: 16.1mil - 538ft - 53:04
12/21 ~ Not enough mojo club ride..must be all those See's Chocolates: 101.3mi - 3,389ft - 5:38:57
12/24 ~ Xmas Eve - Day 1 Festive500 challenge: 89.4mi - 3,054ft - 4:29:15
12/25 ~ Xmas quicky while baby naps: 9.2 -1102ft - 54:35
12/27 ~ Day 4 Festive500: 97.1 -3278ft - 5:45:46
12/28 ~ Day 5 Festive500: 57.8mi - 3150ft - 3:24:25 http://www.strava.com/activities/102433151


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Old 12-29-13, 02:44 PM   #134
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419.7 miles of 501 goal

12/01 19.25 miles
12/02. 17.75 miles
12/03. 16 miles
12/08 19.1 miles
12/11 26.7 miles
12/12 19.3 miles
12/13 19.4 miles
12/14 50.3 miles
12/15 34.2 miles
12/16 25.2 miles
12/18 20.7 miles
12/19 22.7 miles
12/21 27.6 miles
12/22 8 miles
12/23 18.8 miles
12/28 34.6 miles
12/29 40.1 miles
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Old 12-29-13, 08:00 PM   #135
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Rain all day so 2 more hours on the trainer; that's 26 1/2 hours of that garbage this month

Running: 5.3 miles/ 261' gain
Riding: 435 mi / 26,066' gain
Trainer: 468 mi

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Running: 664.5 mi / 32,352' gain
Riding: 6,155 mi / 344,185' gain
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Old 12-29-13, 08:01 PM   #136
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Wad I miss? Huh, Huh?
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Old 12-29-13, 08:31 PM   #137
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I don't even remember... old age!

Maybe it was his laundry list of 90+ mile rides at 19 mph... that would probably do it.
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Old 12-29-13, 08:42 PM   #138
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I don't even remember... old age!

Maybe it was his laundry list of 90+ mile rides at 19 mph... that would probably do it.
Yeah but those are at "Watch your dog run away for a week flat" rides on a wheel . Those get a 'pfft' You sir, can do those in Z2 WITH your driveway repeats.

OK - where is the young man?

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Old 12-29-13, 10:52 PM   #139
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Yeah but those are at "Watch your dog run away for a week flat" rides on a wheel . Those get a 'pfft'
hey now only 45mi or so is sucking wheels I still have the 24mile time trail to the start and limp home somehow I haven't figured out which of those two sucks more

Option 2 is better after Fench Toast and vanilla latte though
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Old 12-29-13, 11:04 PM   #140
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More roller miles today, 13.1. I wanted to take my bike over to Oregon to ride today, but it didn't warm up in time to get in much of a ride.

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Old 12-30-13, 09:07 AM   #141
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Old 12-30-13, 12:08 PM   #142
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hey now only 45mi or so is sucking wheels I still have the 24mile time trail to the start and limp home somehow I haven't figured out which of those two sucks more

Option 2 is better after Fench Toast and vanilla latte though


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Another fun filled session on the rollers today, 15.25 miles. I'm glad that I've got rollers or I would be losing the fitness gains I built up over the summer. I've got a trainer, but never use it.

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I always need the extra caffeine....my baby girl turns one next week and on the brink of walking.
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Old 12-31-13, 02:29 AM   #145
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Well, I'm not going to make it to 100 miles this month. Stalled at 91 miles, any other month would be at least double that. Hurt my shoulder moving furniture and have to still finish cleaning and moving out tomorrow so I didn't ride in tonight. Grrr, I would've preferred to ride. Next year is going to be better. Good riddance 2013.
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Well, I hit 333 miles this month and I'm not going to touch my bike till at least Friday to let my butt recover... Here's to 2014 being better than 2013!
[MENTION=275028]IBOHUNT[/MENTION] - you'd be proud, only 8,900 feet of "climbing" in that 333 miles.
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Old 12-31-13, 03:56 PM   #147
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Old 12-31-13, 05:09 PM   #148
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Well, I hit 333 miles this month and I'm not going to touch my bike till at least Friday to let my butt recover... Here's to 2014 being better than 2013!
@IBOHUNT - you'd be proud, only 8,900 feet of "climbing" in that 333 miles.
All that gain just from the driveway no doubt
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I got out for a road ride down in Oregon today. I did a ride I found on Map My Ride, about 15.5 miles long. All I remembered about the ride description was that it was "great for a beginner"; I didn't remember the "challenging" part. If you consider over 2 miles of 7% grade beginner stuff, I must not be must not even be a beginner. I did it, it wasn't impossible, but it was a bit surprising and tough. The rest of the ride was cake. Next time I do the ride, I'll know what to expect. The first time, riding into the unknown, is always harder. Here's a link for anyone interested. You can play with the elevation settings and see the elevation graphically.

http://www.mapmyride.com/api/4p/Rout...16c24048889df4

If the ride were done in reverse, the climb would be very gradual and the descent would be thrilling. Anyway, I finished off 2013 with a great ride.

Goal: 250 miles
MTD: 218.15 miles < not too bad for being sick for half the month!

Now, ON TO 2014!!

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