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Old 04-19-14, 09:50 AM   #201
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4/1 10.34 603'
4/6 15.60 1411'
4/9 10.76 597'
4/12 12.07 741'
4/19 13.00 2014'- 1st ever group ride. That was awesome!


MTD 61.77 miles 5047' Goal 150 miles
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Quick spin through the forest on the MTB... quite lumpy!

01 Apr - 14 miles
05 Apr - 191 miles
13 Apr - 34 miles
16 Apr - 26 miles
17 Apr - 3 miles (woot!)
19 Apr - 30 miles

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Today is supposed to be rain and (surprise!) snow showers in the forecast with 15-20 mph winds.
I did 6 miles on the trainer then decided to take the dog for a walk (2 miles). On the way home I saw these ducks in someone's flooded yard. It still wasn't raining or snowing so I jumped on my bike & got in 4 miles. Would have gone a little farther but it started to rain. We're up to a balmy 41.
Felt good to get outside though. This was my 4th short ride so far this spring, all done this week.

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Made my April goal of 100 miles today. Went 12.1 miles to make my April total 108.6mlies with 10 days left, I might try to reach 150 miles.
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A slow ride on the Black Diamond Trail today with a friend. Did the full length, and then back. It is amazing how much more difficult the northbound direction is with such a minor grade, but we had a good fulfilling workout on the outbound leg, and a fun ride on the return.

04/19 - 17.23 miles

MTD - 60.23 miles

Distance to Go (monthly) - 39.77 miles

YTD - 70.18 miles

Distance to Go (yearly) - 929.82 miles
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I am trying the different apps and currently using MapMyRide. Last night it told me 390 ft climbing on a perfectly flat bike trail along the river 5 miles out and back.
I question the accuracy of most reports of elevation gain, so I don't tend to look at or record them. However, by the nature of a river, I would expect some elevation gain, otherwise the river would not be flowing. In 5 miles, I wouldn't expect 390 feet, but a small gain would be expected.
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Getting ready to ride this morning and wife's back tire flat, it had a 2 plus inch tear and of course tube busted. Not sure how this happened as it was fine last ride a week ago. After new tire we did get in a good ride.
A little over 17 miles this month no chance for 100. However its great to be on a bike again. A few more adjustments and accessories to get everything lined out.
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Old 04-19-14, 05:39 PM   #208
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ytd: 1155
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April 19 = 11.21 miles.

MTD = 120.38 of 150 (or more) miles.

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4-19 80.7 miles, 5820' climbing. In Wind and rain. Link to Strava.

MTD 457 miles.
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I'm going for 100 this month.

4-3: 14.1mi - Memphis Hightailers "Urban Legends" Ride (my first group ride)
4-6: 7.9mi - Did my first "Brick" - ran intervals for 30 mins directly after the ride (pouring rain)
4-17: 13.5mi - "Urban Legends" Ride - Had a flat & no spare, so I was stuck on 40lb Mt Bike
MTD: 33.5/100

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Got in 9.5 miles today, trying to increase a little more each day. My 22 yr old daughter went with me. She is very active & is probably 100 lbs lighter than me but I had to keep stopping for her to catch up .
It was about 48 F & sunny but I think my new theme song is going to be "against the wind". LOL!
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Wife and kids went shopping on Saturday, so I headed out with the bike in the back of the car. Wanted to ride a trail I rode last year but didn't start at the beginning. 12.x mile trail, so I got 25 miles in with the out and back. Slight grade, but I can't believe with removing the tunnel how RidewithGPS tells me it was 1020 feet climbing. The grade is like 0.5% from one end to the other and downhill the ride back for 0.5%. Elevation shows 967 at the trail head and about 1250 at the turn around point, so I'll use 283 feet.

I should have gone another wheel revolution as my clock was stopped at 1:59:59, LOL.

I did well on the way back cruising about 18 mph until I hit mile 21. This is where I hit a wall last year on a 26 mile flat ride. After that mile 21, my legs just wouldn't push any more and I ended up slowing down to about 10-12 mph.

Yea! That puts me past the 100 mile mark and puts me past 10 hours on the bike for the month.

4/01 - 11 miles - 01:15:00 - 0 ft (bike trail with the kids)
4/02 - 12 miles - 00:55:00 - 0 ft (bike trail)
4/08 - 13 miles - 01:36:00 - 960 ft (Ride with GPS)
4/09 - 10 miles - 01:07:00 - 559 ft
4/12 - 11 miles - 00:52:00 - 0 ft (bike trail)
4/13 - 11 miles - 01:10:00 - 737 ft (Ride with GPS)
4/17 - 14 miles - 01:47:00 - 1126 ft
4/19 - 25 miles - 02:00:00 - 283 ft

MTD - 107 miles - 10:42:00 - 3665 ft

YTD - 133 miles - 13:54:00 - 4779 ft

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Rode the Greater Hazleton Rails to Trails today. The trail was a little rougher than I like in sections, but it was a great ride. Did the full length round trip

04/20 - 8.06 miles

MTD - 68.29 miles

Distance to Go (monthly) - 31.71 miles

YTD - 78.24 miles

Distance to Go (yearly) - 921.76 miles

I expected to pick up my miles later in the month, which I am doing. This is the first time I am slightly ahead of pace to meet my goal for the month.
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Twenty-Nine miles and 4k feet of climbing on a solo mtb ride. 464 miles for the month.


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4-20 21.6 miles slow active recovery.
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April 5 - 50.4
April 12 - 49.5
April 20 - 46.5

MTD - 146.4 + ~10 hours indoors in spin classes
YTD - 555.9 + ~80 hours indoors
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4/1 Tuesday 9.1 miles (usual route home from work)
4/2 Weds: 26.10 + 13.63 = 39.78 (pleasure ride down the Green River Trail + trip out to meet friends celebrating)
4/3 Thursday: 15.3 + 14.7 + 5.1 + 1.7 = 36.8 (trip to the other side of town to meet a friend for a short ride, and then home)
4/4 Friday: 9.5 miles (usual commute in to work)
4/5 Saturday AM: 9.1 miles (usual route home from work)
4/5 Saturday PM: 9.5 miles (usual commute in to work)
4/6 Sunday: 9.1 miles (usual route home from work)
4/7 Monday: 9.5 miles
4/8 Tuesday: 9.0 miles
4/9 Weds: zero miles
4/10 Thurs: zero miles
4/11 Fri: 9.5 miles
4/12 Saturday: 9.0 miles
4/12 Saturday: 9.5 miles
4/13 Sunday: home from work via Jackson/Alaskan/Daily 9.0 miles a
4/14 Monday: in to work via Alaskan/Jackson/12th... 9.5 miles
4/15 Tuesday: home via Jackson/Alaskan/Daily 9.0 miles
4/16 Weds: zero miles
4/17 Thurs: zero miles
4/18 Fri: in to work via Alaskan/Jackson/12th... 9.5 miles
4/19 Saturday: home via Jackson/Alaskan/Daily 9.0 miles
4/19 Saturday: in to work via Alaskan/Jackson/12th... 9.5 miles
4/20 Sunday: Beacon/MTN-Sound/Alki/Bird-Wire/Westcrest = 18.43

That puts me at 243.3 miles towards my goal of 275 miles for the month. I should put in about another 75 miles just commuting to work and back before the month is out, so I'm pretty pleased.
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already going stir crazy...... already resorted to getting a new $20 game for me XBOX360 (refuse to pay $400 for a new XBOX ONE) and can't play PC games due to gimp left arm so WASD keyboard controls won't really work

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165 miles between Friday and Sunday, but on this, so I think I deserve credit for a lot more:



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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!
4/11 - 24 miles
4/14 - 15 miles - back to the stationary due to snow and cold
4/16 - 15 miles
4/18 - 24 miles - commute
4/20 - 17 miles
4/21 - 24 miles

Total - 211 miles

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I'm going for 100 this month.

4-3: 14.1mi - Memphis Hightailers "Urban Legends" Ride (my first group ride)
4-6: 7.9mi - Did my first "Brick" - ran intervals for 30 mins directly after the ride (pouring rain)
4-17: 13.5mi - "Urban Legends" Ride - Had a flat & no spare, so I was stuck on 40lb Mt Bike
4-20: 13.3mi - Basic training route. 15.9mph avg (shooting for 16+ by 5-17)
MTD: 46.8/100
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