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Old 04-08-14, 04:00 PM   #101
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4/2 30
4/7 39.7

MTD 69.7

Slow month because of family activities and weather.
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Old 04-08-14, 05:53 PM   #102
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4/8: 5 miles. Took my stepdaughter to the LBS after school to get a new bike since she outgrew her 20" Walmart bike. She tried 3 different models before deciding on a 24" Raleigh Lily, decked out with a rear rack, a shiny bell, and bottle cage. The owner of the bike shop even threw in a hot pink bike helmet, since she was the first kid under 10 to come into the shop this year. Went straight to the rail trail afterwards, where she smoked me on a 2.5 mile segment (in between road crossings). I couldn't believe I couldn't keep up with a 10-year old after all the miles I put on my bike. On our way back, it started down pouring out of nowhere. and the path is wide open so we wound up soaked when we got back to the truck.

MTD: 5 miles
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Old 04-08-14, 07:04 PM   #103
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My new total:

4/2: 1 mile
4/3: 2.25 miles
4/8: 5 miles

Total: 8.25 miles. Which isn't much, but is a big deal for me. And, I may not make my ambitious goal of 50 miles, but I'm going to do my best to try!
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Old 04-09-14, 12:17 AM   #104
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4/1 - 30.21 miles
4/3 - 12.54 miles
4/7 - 4.13 miles stationary ride at the gym
4/8 - 22.85 miles midnight ride... chilly in the mid 50's and poor clothing choices... but something so nice about riding at night

MTD - 69.73
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Old 04-09-14, 05:43 AM   #105
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4/01 20.5 miles
4/02 17.7 miles
4/03 21.8 miles
4/06 18.2 miles
4/07 24.7 miles
4/08 18.2 miles
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Old 04-09-14, 05:52 AM   #106
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4/8 - 22.85 miles midnight ride... chilly in the mid 50's and poor clothing choices... but something so nice about riding at night
What, were you riding naked? LOL. Mid 50's is shorts and short sleeve shirt weather

Got out last night. Made a wrong turn and took the wrong road. Made a lollipop loop instead of the longer loop I intended to ride which only knocked about a mile off the ride, but lost about 200 feet of climbing.

4/1 - 11 miles - 01:15:00 - 0 ft (bike trail with kids)
4/2 - 12 miles - 00:55:00 - 0 ft (bike trail)
4/8 - 13 miles - 01:36:00 - 960 ft (Ride with GPS)

MTD - 36 miles - 03:46:00 - 960 ft
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Old 04-09-14, 07:59 AM   #107
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4/2 - 22 miles
4/4 - 18 miles
4/6 - 18 miles - first outdoor ride if the year
4/7 - 10 miles
4/9 - 24 miles - return to commuting!

Total - 92 miles
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Old 04-09-14, 09:50 AM   #108
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What, were you riding naked? LOL. Mid 50's is shorts and short sleeve shirt weather
depends on how heavy the wind off the gulf is... after about 10-15 min warm up it wasn't bad until I got into some winds... also no sun seems to make it feel a bit cooler I guess... I've also spent the majority of the last 20 years of my life in tropic/sub-tropic areas so that doesn't help ;-)... when I got home I realized just how cold I was... my gut "flaps" where numb, my feet numb etc...
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What, were you riding naked? LOL. Mid 50's is shorts and short sleeve shirt weather
The shorts I could understand since riding a bike your legs move the most which generates energy to keep them warm. But 50 degrees is still sweatshirt + gloves weather for me, my arms and hands get cold too easily.
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The shorts I could understand since riding a bike your legs move the most which generates energy to keep them warm. But 50 degrees is still sweatshirt + gloves weather for me, my arms and hands get cold too easily.
I was also in my SPD sandals with thin socks... I need to pick up some good wool socks for cooler riding... I think a long sleeve shirt and non mesh backed gloves would have helped...
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4/1 10.34 603'
4/6 15.60 1411'
4/9 10.76 597'

MTD 36.70 miles 2611' Goal 150 miles
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Old 04-09-14, 06:55 PM   #112
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Short levee ride today after a couple of days of rain/showers

04/09 - 3.60 miles

MTD - 20.86 miles

Distance to Go (monthly) - 79.14 miles

YTD - 31.81 miles

Distance to Go (yearly) - 968.19 miles
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Old 04-09-14, 07:17 PM   #113
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1 April - 8.2 mi / 381' gain
2 April - 3.1 mi / 194' gain
6 April - 12.9 mi / 619' gain
8 April - 3.2 mi /194' gain
9 April - 3.2 mi /194' gain

Total: 30.6 mi / 1,582' gain

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Old 04-09-14, 07:23 PM   #114
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April 09 = 8.43 miles.

MTD = 39.74 miles of 150.

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Old 04-09-14, 09:30 PM   #115
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4-8 11.12 miles featuring 12 1 minute intervals.
4-9 16 miles on the cross bike, 12 of which were on a beautiful dirt forest road.

mtd 199.4 miles
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4/1 - 30.21 miles
4/3 - 12.54 miles
4/7 - 4.13 miles
4/8 - 22.85 miles
4/9 - 4.04 miles stationary ride at the gym

MTD - 73.77
goal - 250
MTG - 176.23
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4/8: 5 miles. Took my stepdaughter to the LBS after school to get a new bike since she outgrew her 20" Walmart bike. She tried 3 different models before deciding on a 24" Raleigh Lily, decked out with a rear rack, a shiny bell, and bottle cage. The owner of the bike shop even threw in a hot pink bike helmet, since she was the first kid under 10 to come into the shop this year. Went straight to the rail trail afterwards, where she smoked me on a 2.5 mile segment (in between road crossings). I couldn't believe I couldn't keep up with a 10-year old after all the miles I put on my bike. On our way back, it started down pouring out of nowhere. and the path is wide open so we wound up soaked when we got back to the truck.

MTD: 5 miles
I hope you both had big smiles still plastered on your faces!!

@photogeekgirl, nice one! Miles already creeping up.


As for me, out for a ride again this morning. This week has been the first time to get out for a weekday morning ride twice within the week since my accident last August, so am feeling pretty good about that!

This morning 30.6km. MTD 220km. Target 750km.
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4/01 20.5 miles
4/02 17.7 miles
4/03 21.8 miles
4/06 18.2 miles
4/07 24.7 miles
4/08 18.2 miles
4/09 31.7 miles
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Mountain bike race last night added 12 miles to this months total bringing me up to 173 miles for the month. Finished 4th in a field of 26. Considering I just starting mountain bike riding back in December, pretty happy with the results.
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Feels good to get some miles on a real bike. 65.5 total for the month so far. Did 20.5 last night but the wind was brutal.
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Out for another one last night, though a little shorter. Finally some nice weather that keeps coming.

4/1 - 11 miles - 01:15:00 - 0 ft (bike trail with kids)
4/2 - 12 miles - 00:55:00 - 0 ft (bike trail)
4/8 - 13 miles - 01:36:00 - 960 ft (Ride with GPS)
4/9 - 10 miles - 01:07:00 - 559 ft

MTD - 46 miles - 04:53:00 - 1519 ft
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4/1 36.2
4/2 38.3
4/5 42.3
4/8 36.5
4/9 30.2

Seems like there is always a cool wind blowing in your face, no matter where you ride
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Old 04-10-14, 06:41 AM   #123
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First time getting on two wheels at all this year, so haven't set any goals other than to ride as much as possible.

4/6 - 3.2 (mtb)
4/9 - 7.1 (road)

MTD = 10.3
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Old 04-10-14, 09:37 AM   #124
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4/3 ~ CX dirty ride at the lake: 31 miles - 1273 - 2:03:35
4/5 ~ Stroller run by the lake: 3.6 miles - 219ft 11:23 pace
4/6 ~ failed knobby tire century connecting dirty dots (lots of dirt): 78.8ft - 4944ft - 6:10:28
4/7 ~ recovery lunch ride in heat wave: 18mi - 1,230ft - 1:05:38
4/8 ~ hill repeat for lunch(ouch):12.1mi - 1417 - 56:39
4/10 ~ Fast Swami's rollercoaster AM ride: 21.5mi - 1,280ft - 1:02:06 Bike Ride Profile | Swami's rollercoaster ride near Carlsbad | Times and Records | Strava

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1 April - 8.2 mi / 381' gain
2 April - 3.1 mi / 194' gain
6 April - 12.9 mi / 619' gain
8 April - 3.2 mi /194' gain
9 April - 3.2 mi /194' gain
10 April - 6.7 mi / 329' gain

Total: 37.3 mi / 1,911' gain

Target: 40 miles and 1,500' gain
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