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zvez 12-25-13 03:41 PM

I joined, but way behind, did a 37 miler today only 20 yesterday, temps in the 40s so it's tough to motivate myself.

http://app.strava.com/activities/101872816

Beachgrad05 12-25-13 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by zvez (Post 16358482)
I joined, but way behind, did a 37 miler today only 20 yesterday, temps in the 40s so it's tough to motivate myself.

http://app.strava.com/activities/101872816

Don't worry as my mileage in first two days last year was maybe less than 40. Hope you stick it out and get there! The badge you get is a nice reward

zvez 12-25-13 03:49 PM

Thanks for the heads up and encouragement!

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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 (Post 16358488)
Don't worry as my mileage in first two days last year was maybe less than 40. Hope you stick it out and get there! The badge you get is a nice reward


Beachgrad05 12-25-13 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by zvez (Post 16358496)
Thanks for the heads up and encouragement!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 (Post 16358488)
Don't worry as my mileage in first two days last year was maybe less than 40. Hope you stick it out and get there! The badge you get is a nice reward


My rides last year in reverse order

51.88
51.01
40.12
38.59
50.08
46.21
22.49
11.56

jsigone 12-25-13 04:44 PM

quicky CX ride while my baby took her noontime nap http://www.strava.com/activities/101881081

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2840/1...ea5eae7b_z.jpg
Fizik roadie shoes vs moon dust by jsig1, on Flickr

TrojanHorse 12-25-13 06:46 PM

Apparently a nice mental trick is to do two rides in one day. The weather this week is looking like it will stay spectacular so I'm hoping to avoid any kind of illness that will keep me from finishing.
@Beachgrad05 - you should ride TO your GMR ride on Sunday. That oughta stick a nail in any remaining rapha coffin, mileage wise.

hammond9705 12-26-13 06:27 PM

Only 25 today. That gives me a total of 182km/112 miles. A little behind schedule but I should be able to catch up tomorrow

http://www.strava.com/activities/102087370

Much hillier today through Carmel valley. Almost the exact the same elevation gain for 25 miles as I had yesterday on 51miles.

bigfred 12-26-13 08:21 PM

I'm out.

Cat had a tooth extraction on Xmas eve that lead to them removing a tumor.

Xmas day and Boxing Day plans ended up getting altered.

Should have done a big ride today but other stuff got in the way.

And now I have to go into work on Monday and Tuesday.

No way I logging a couple of 200+ rides tomorrow and Sunday:-(

TrojanHorse 12-26-13 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bigfred (Post 16360594)
I'm out.

Your CAT? :twitchy:

I'm at 175 km, which is not quite as far as I want to be because I just know my legs are going to want to quit on me before Wednesday. The wind lately has been unbelievable!

Went for two rides today - one with the family and then I rode home to get me up a little over 50 miles for the day.

http://www.strava.com/activities/102102286
http://www.strava.com/activities/102102289

Ah well, it's festive, is it not? And time consuming. Those baseboards in the hall way aren't going to install themselves. :lol:

Beachgrad05 12-26-13 09:18 PM

Yesterday I got in 40 miles.

today I rode with my festive foursome peeps for 70. Even went thru your hood TJ.

http://www.strava.com/activities/102074943

on bridge on Whittier greenway:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...erGreenway.jpg

Another shot of us on other end
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...a/DSC02964.jpg

"I came in like a wrecking ball" Miley inspired selfie :twitchy:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...a/DSC02971.jpg

I'm up to 288KM and in top 50 at moment among women

jsigone 12-26-13 09:57 PM

^^ nice job!!

I'm thinking either ride down to Point Loma Cabrillo national monument tomorrow or head north to Dana point for lunch. We'll see which way the winds blow me...

bigfred 12-26-13 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 (Post 16360723)
"I came in like a wrecking ball" Miley inspired selfie :twitchy:
http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w...a/DSC02971.jpg

I'm really unsure of just what I can say about that on BF.....:eek:

TrojanHorse 12-26-13 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 (Post 16360723)
Yesterday I got in 40 miles.

today I rode with my festive foursome peeps for 70. Even went thru your hood TJ.

Ah, the Greenway Trail. Now you probably know why I hate the eastern half of it... all those GD intersections. I usually ride down Mar Vista to avoid that half and if it's early enough in the day, I'll take Whittier Blvd to the SGRT, otherwise it's the GWT for me. I'm glad it's there despite the aimless walkers, the dogs off leashes and kids riding big wheels in every which direction. You have to expect the worst.

On SART today I experienced kids doing the exact moronic thing you don't want them to do when going by... obviously I slowed down plenty expecting stupidity but one little kid was riding a razor scooter or something on the left side of the path (so going the wrong way) and when his mom yelled "look out" he looked back and cut exactly across my path, not really sure why. Later, I passed some teenager on a bike, did the obligatory on your left thing and he too promptly cut left and forced me off the path. Ha! Nothing bad happened, I expected it both times and was going slow expecting it but it is kind of amusing.

You're rocking this festive 500 thing!

JReade 12-27-13 09:39 AM

I'm putting in some effort, but I haven't had too much time for big rides, which is the only way to do it, really. I'm at 41%, with 4 days left. That puts me at 58 miles ish a day till the end, or a few 60 mile rides and then fill in the gaps.

Beachgrad05 12-27-13 07:19 PM

Holy Schmoly my legs!!

Today did another 61 putting my 4 day total at 240 miles or 386 KM... 77% complete.

http://www.strava.com/activities/102263919

TrojanHorse 12-27-13 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Beachgrad05 (Post 16362742)
Holy Schmoly my legs!!

Holy Schmoly my a$$. I think the good bibs came out of the magic laundry machine so I'll try those tomorrow. Ugh.

http://www.strava.com/activities/102219981

I'm at 51% or so after today's jaunt down to the beach - there was a slight tailwind going down and a not terrible headwind on the way home for a change, which was NICE. My legs started complaining after about 35 miles though, maybe I needed more than 12 hours rest between rides.

I should really just suck it up and do 80+ miles so I can take a rest day. I don't really care if I do it at 10 mph either. :lol:

Ugh, this is a lot harder than I thought it would be. ;)

Beachgrad05 12-27-13 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 16362837)
Holy Schmoly my a$$. I think the good bibs came out of the magic laundry machine so I'll try those tomorrow. Ugh.

Ugh, this is a lot harder than I thought it would be. ;)

Hear ya. Yesterday my a$$ was extremely unhappy when I got on the bike. Today oddly not even a bit uncomfortable, and I wasn't wearing my best chamois (was wearing my performance bibs that I rarely wear cuz they are actually men's). First ride I wore my Bikes for Boobs kit and the chamois in those bibs give me wedgies. :mad: Christmas Day I wore my LG bibs that have a thin chamois. yesterday wore my LG shorts with nice chamois. Not sure if maybe my behind is just past being uncomfortable.

jsigone 12-27-13 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 16362837)
Holy Schmoly my a$$.

SERIOUSLY here!! I hit the wall today around mile 50-70, good things legs started to burn and took my mind off it.

Too bad last Saturday's century didn't count for this otherwise it might be close to the bag for me. I can't get out every day so I'm taking large chucks at a time on this, hope I can pedal some more tomorrow, might be my last chance til Tuesday to touch my bike again.

http://www.strava.com/activities/102271564

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7355/1...751209c1_z.jpg
Trestles Beach cliffside by jsig1, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/1...17d361d5_z.jpg
Coastal view from Cbad to San Diego by jsig1, on Flickr

TrojanHorse 12-27-13 08:37 PM

I had my previous favorite pair of bibs on today...a$$ hurt when I first got on the bike and then was OK till the last 15 miles or so.

I think there's a correlation - I was hauling ass the first 25 miles (bad joke there) and going slower with a head wind (the second 25 miles) gives you time to ponder butt pain.

I'm also 100% not used to riding 4 days in a row, especially lately. I am hoping this sets me up to regain some semblance of fitness for 2014 though, so I'll keep at it.

TrojanHorse 12-27-13 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jsigone (Post 16362927)
SERIOUSLY here!! I hit the wall today around mile 50-70

I think you need to bleach your bike. PM me for tips.

jsigone 12-27-13 08:42 PM

thanks but I'm well stocked in the baby wipes I'm using:lol:

jsigone 12-27-13 08:58 PM

PS i never made it to Dana Point, broke a front spoke near Trestles Beach so just turned around there oppose to deal the rollers to get down to Pico/101 coffee shop. I ate enough on the bike but only drank 3 bottles...very bad. Good side was that I was only in the dark for the last 5 miles or so

TrojanHorse 12-27-13 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by jsigone (Post 16362991)
broke a front spoke

Hmm. Clean bikes = no broken spokes.

I mean, you're all scrawny and ** now, no idea why you're breaking anything.

bigfred 12-27-13 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 16363200)
.... no idea why you're breaking anything....

Maybe, just maybe, the abuse of the Rapha "Gentlemen's" race on such light rims with only 28mm of tire, or, was it 25?, at reasonably high pressure? Hmmm,....???? I'm just sayin'....

jsigone 12-27-13 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse (Post 16363200)
Hmm. Clean bikes = no broken spokes.

was supposed to clean the chain tonight but haven't gotten to it yet nor put on the backup wheelset for tomorrow's ride:beer:


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