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Old 09-01-08, 11:08 AM   #1
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Perfect Labor Day Morning

Perfect Labor Day Morning

Up at 4:45

Work out a bit in the home gym

Ride to rec center/gym.

Swim one hour

Work out on equipment I don't have at home - 30 minutes

30 mile bike ride. Breakfast in middle of ride - egg, English Muffin and Yogurt Parfait.

Meet wife on her bike on the trail, bike with her a bit.

Bike home

Lunch with wife in about 40 minutes - bike to where she is volunteering on a political campaign

Bike home

Big nap planned

Later plans include barbecue with son in the afternoon.

Anyone else have a great Labor day morning?

What did you do?

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Old 09-01-08, 11:11 AM   #2
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That does sound great. I too was up early (04:00 am.) but that's where
our labor Day similarities end. I do intend to take an evening ride though
(when I get hime from work).

Enjoy the rest of you day.
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Old 09-01-08, 11:19 AM   #3
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Perfectly bad labor day morning:

Dog was bit by rattlesanke on Sturday, lots of hectic stresses getting him treated. this combined with a highkly stressful, low sleep hours work week, and by Sunday I had a minor flu like day,
Today I woke hopeful of a nice ride, to temerature of 40 F 10-20 mph winds and drizzley rain, so no ride today.

At least the massive swelling on dogs face is going down.
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Old 09-01-08, 12:06 PM   #4
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I was doing DALMAC for the last 4 days. Of course, I had to do the QUAD - with the extra-credit miles (missed turns) it ended up being 419 miles in 4 days. Yesterday was 102 miles followed by an ice-cold shower, a small nap in the shade, and a 5 hour bus ride home.

Today I got to sleep in.
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Up at 6:00, on the bike at 6:21. Did my normal Monday 17 mile ride. Home in time to see my oldest son off to the airport back to Monterey, CA. (he's in the Marines at the MLI).

Now it's time for work
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I joined 2 twenty year old college students for a ride on the local loop called the Ring of Fire. I represented 50+ well on the 39 miles 4600' ride. Most of the climbs on this loop are steep and I had a good 42 mile 4200' ride in my legs from yesterday but I finished feeling fine. Maybe it was the 5 miles of canoeing whitewater yesterday afternoon that helped? I know my daughter enjoyed that too. It's been a fun weekend.
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I also woke up about 4:30 AM.
Had my coffee and read the paper.
Perused the internet boards.
Took my wife to breakfast.
Did some cleaning on my recently deceased mother's apartment.
Took some stuff to my sister.
Went for a 36 mile bike ride - (averaged 20.1 mph)
Playing with my grand children.
Writing this as the kids play with grandma for a while.

Edited to add that I took the grandkids for a 2 mile ride.

Edited again to add that I rode 28.9 miles tonight with my local club.
Took my wife out afterwards for supper.
Getting ready to escort her to the bedroom. That's to sleep for all of you dirty minded people.
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Old 09-01-08, 02:01 PM   #8
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Since I was gone for 9 days on a bike trip I used this morning to catch up on housework and setup the new cell phone. I'm joining friends for a bike ride on the river trail this evening. It's been hot and dry around here and it should be cooler along the river
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Old 09-01-08, 02:08 PM   #9
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Up at 4:45
On the road at 5:30. I was stopped by a lady who wanted to know what brand of lights I had. I couldn't remember what brand they were. Riding further it came to me that they are Nite Rider Minewt Dual. They worked well.
Stopped to eat a sandwich at a park.
Got home about 8:10 Rode 31 miles.
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Up at 7 am. Leisurely breakfast. 24 mile hilly ride. Out for Greek food with wife and daughter for lunch. Hanging around outdoors, just enjoying the perfect weather in NY. Life is good.
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It was a great day. I got up a bit after 6am, made coffee and got ready to go for a group ride. I was a bit worried because I have spent the last 3 days recovering from a sore leg. But the leg was fine and the ride was even better. We had the largest group I have seen yet. We did a short 15 miles and stopped at a small coffee shop to share stories and refuel. Took off and road home with just short of 30 miles on the computer. Took a hot bath and had lunch. Leg is still loose and I feel fine. Plan on spending the rest of the day researching road bikes and bike accessories.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:15 PM   #12
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Up at 6:15 for a group ride. Took some pseudofed for a summer cold that's just starting to nail me. Debated about whether or not to do the ride because of said cold.

In about 30 minutes, the pseudofed kicked in and the nasal drips stopped (more or less), so I decided to head out the door for 55 miles today. Great day for riding. Glad I didn't miss it on account of that stupid cold.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:26 PM   #13
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Whats Labor day? Don't bother replying as I guess it is one of your "Historic" bank holidays.

Labor day for me was spent doing just that- Labouring at work on a normal monday and getting just a bit annoyed at the warm weather we had on the first day of Autumn (Fall to you). Wish we had that sort of weather at the weekend- but just as I got home we broke into our Summer weather and a high wind bought Rain.

Roll on winter.
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Our Autumn (Fall) doesn't start until about September 22-23. You guys have a different solar system over there?

Labor Day is our salute to Labor - the working man/woman.
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Got in an approx. ten mile ride with wife/stoker on the tandem this morning before it got hot. Wanted to do some modest hill-climbing; hills are scarce around Central Indiana so part of our ride took in a short, semi-steep climb on Stop 11 Road (named after the stop on the old Interurban train line that used to run into and out of Indianapolis.) We went up, down and then turned around and went back up again. Going back up a young fellow on a single was not far behind us and I thought for sure he would catch us. Nope, we were able to widen the gap on him by the time we got to the top. King and Queen of the Mountains!
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Up at 6:15 for a 7:00 ride. Rode "The Loop" (about 13 miles) around our development with a buddy, then met up with the rest of our group (8 of us today) for what turned out to be a 45 mile ride for me. Coolish weather, we got in just before the wind got bad. Post-ride Coke with the group at our little cafe.

Lunch

Read Paper

Contacted Bicycling Magazine about a possible SNAFU with my subscription.

Not much else planned.
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This morning we packed up our stuff from our 10 day vacation in the Adirondaks - cleaned up and sent the wife on her way as I rode my bike back home. 75 mile ride. Last time I did this ride was on the 6th of July, I was pushing to improve my average from the last time but I wore myself out pretty good. I did manage to make about 17.8mph average which is better than the last time. A great ride through wonderful country down the south side of the Hudson River. I managed to get 280 miles in over this period, was hoping for 300 but I'll settle with what I was able to put in.
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Old 09-01-08, 06:29 PM   #18
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That does sound great. I too was up early (04:00 am.) but that's where
our labor Day similarities end. I do intend to take an evening ride though
(when I get hime from work).

Enjoy the rest of you day.
The day got waaaay better. When I arrived home the bride suggested that
we take the tandem for a ride. Yipee !!! We made an Ice Cream Run, 10 miles
round trip.



Yep, she looks a lot better then I do!!!! (even with my bad timing...cold ice cream in her mouth)

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Yeah, I got in a good Labor Day ride, too. Rode the Huffy a half-mile to Walmart to pick up some photos and a loaf of bread.


YESTERDAY I did a on-road ride through Corrales. About 12 miles, but for some reason my (whatever the muscles are on the top of one's thighs) were hurting like hell.
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The day got waaaay better. When I arrived home the bride suggested that
we take the tandem for a ride. Yipee !!! We made an Ice Cream Run, 10 miles
round trip.



Yep, she looks a lot better then I do!!!! (even with my bad timing...cold ice cream in her mouth)
Cranky - any day that ends with ice cream is a good day! Glad it got better for ya.
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Perfectly bad labor day morning:

Dog was bit by rattlesanke on Sturday, lots of hectic stresses getting him treated. this combined with a highkly stressful, low sleep hours work week, and by Sunday I had a minor flu like day,
Today I woke hopeful of a nice ride, to temerature of 40 F 10-20 mph winds and drizzley rain, so no ride today.

At least the massive swelling on dogs face is going down.
Ouch. That does stink. It really has not been the best of weekends for me, but not as bad as yours to be sure.
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Today was my first Monday ride with our seniors group. Truly, I think they are actually 20-somethings with prematurely gray hair. Hubby sometimes goes on these Monday rides while I am slaving away at work earning bike money, and reported that they are challenging. It's a much faster, challenging ride than Saturday's ride. One of them, a very strong experienced rider (age 75) cheered me up a tough 10% grade. Tough for me because I don't ride a lot during the week and our regular weekend rides have been fairly flat. It wasn't the first hill of the ride, and it wasn't the last. We ate brunch at a Greek/American restaurant (breakfast burritos are fast becoming one of my favorite foods). Went to see a Univega bike offered to me by one of the group members and decided it is too big, so he showed us his beautiful Koi pond and we learned a bit about Koi. Ate a turkey meatloaf sandwich for dinner with salad and home-grown tomatoes from our garden.

The weather was cooperative today and stayed cooler than it has been, probably upper 80s which is a very comfortable Labor Day for us.

Overall, a very nice day!
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Some interesting Labor Day mornings, indeed!
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Slept in a bit, wife was feeling "amorous" so stayed in bed a bit longer We eventually got out of bed, grabbed some toast w/ peanut butter and bananas, donned our cycling clothes and headed down PCH to Mugu Rock. Got home a bit before noon so I threw some burgers on the grill, popped a beer, sliced some watermelon and enjoyed a relaxing lunch on the patio. Did a bit of shopping, aired up the tires on my commuter so it's ready for tomorrow, made some salads for dinner and watched the Dodger game (Dodgers won ) Quite a nice day.
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