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Old 06-30-09, 12:31 PM   #51
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Ha ha to you Rider you light skinned farmers are all alike there aint a mole hill to be seen./Kenneth
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Old 06-30-09, 05:26 PM   #52
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Stiff breezes and low clouds today but zero water falling from the sky today as my wife and I rode a leisurely twenty miles.
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Old 06-30-09, 07:34 PM   #53
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It was a lovely 90 degrees when I showed up for the club's weekly downtown ride at 5:30 today. Only three of us showed up. We had a really nice ride around town and through some nearby residential areas. Despite the high temps, we had a cold front move through recently and it has left us with much lower humidity than normal. 30% may not seem dry to some of you from the west, but it's downright arid for a late June evening in Georgia. Our two hour ride left us with only a light touch of sweat and an energized feeling. I think I'll be ready for a good MTB ride in a couple of days. It has been a long time since I played hard in the dirt.
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Old 06-30-09, 07:42 PM   #54
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Heading over to Cade's Cove in Smoky Mtn NP early tomorrow with friends and kids for a ride around the loop. Hopefully we'll see a few bears, deer and turkey on the 10 mile loop. We'll have a picnic lunch after the ride and go for a dip in the swim hole at the Townsend Y. Kind of a laid back day.
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Led a ride of 5 folks ages 66 - 73. 15 miles round trip with a stop at McD's.
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Old 06-30-09, 07:53 PM   #56
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I slogged through my nine hour work day today, hopped on my Stratus XP as soon as I got home, and headed for nearby country roads by myself. It was cloudy, and sprinkled on and off the entire ride, a nice break from the heat we've been having. I ended up with 40 miles exactly.
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Led a ride of 5 folks ages 66 - 73. 15 miles round trip with a stop at McD's.
For someone not too much into keeping score there are a lot of stats in this post.
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Old 06-30-09, 08:28 PM   #58
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Rode at Hellyer Velodrome - warmup, 100 meter jumps, a few team pursuits and then I did two 2K solo pursuits with my coach on the infield with a stopwatch. I am getting ready for the Masters District Track Championships in the weekend after next. It was a beautiful day at the track.
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For someone not too much into keeping score there are a lot of stats in this post.

Maybe it was 4 - or was it 7 folks? One may have been 21 and another 85?

It might have been 51 miles - I get those number reversed at times. And, just maybe we went to Wendy's, and it might have been yesterday - or maybe tomorrow??
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Old 06-30-09, 09:03 PM   #60
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Severe storm warning this afternoon kept me inside; but by 5pm the sun was shining and I drove over to the Oley Valley, in Berks County, PA. Put battery charger on father in laws car, he has only driven a few 3 mile trips in last 3 months and battery died from lack of charge. I then rode for 22 miles. Passing quite a few cyclist in other direction. Valley is a very popular place to ride. I had a herd of 10 deer cross road in front of me...about 75 yards away, with the last one about 30 yards away. The way they were running down the hill on my left, I'm thinking they may have run me over if I was faster....or may be not.
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Ha ha to you Rider you light skinned farmers are all alike there aint a mole hill to be seen./Kenneth
I'm not a farmer, I just ride my bike around farmland.

Guess I need to add some hill pictures to my blog. I ride 3 miles from my front door to a T intersection. If I go left (west and north) I go to the hills. If I go right (north and east) I'm in the flats. Good rides no matter what combination I choose.




Back on topic: Rode with the club tonight vs. the team. The group broke up into fast and not-so-fast. I stayed with the fast group, pulled over the hill where I've been dropped the last 6 rides, and blew up. So the next 10 miles were time-trial practice.

After the regroup I had no trouble staying on, taking pulls, and not blowing up. Avg. speed was 18.1 mph and for me, that's a training ride.
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Old 07-01-09, 03:27 AM   #62
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Greetings Bike WNC SOUNDS A GREAT TIME/Kenneth
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Old 07-01-09, 03:43 AM   #63
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I take it all back Red Rider/ You have got some lovely hills[mountain biker heaven;I was only kiddin about you being a farmer./Im sure the p/c doesnt do the color of the farm stretches justice so dont forget to show us off road folks hills.///brings a tear to an old rock guys eye to see those lovely soft hills/Kenneth
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Hello Bud Bent Do you ride a recombent///how long to go 40miles?/Kenneth
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This is for Allegheny Jet ///My aunt Marg was a great piano player[played in the Bath orcestra /She would always scold me for asking her to play,[witch I always did]The Ripples of the Alleghenies a difficult piece of music I think it would be a great theme song for The Allegheny Jet because Its lightning fast./Kenneth
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Greetings BluesDog/ Im surprized at a low turnout . Almost any bike ride these days ,here in Maine is well attended. IM seeing on the roads and trails twice as many peope as last year. All ill say about playing in the dirt on the bikes of today Oh Oh another roady bits the dust/Kenneth
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Greetings BluesDog/ Im surprized at a low turnout . Almost any bike ride these days ,here in Maine is well attended. IM seeing on the roads and trails twice as many peope as last year. All ill say about playing in the dirt on the bikes of today Oh Oh another roady bits the dust/Kenneth
That's small town life for you. We haven't had good turnout for any club events lately, let alone on hot afternoons.

I wouldn't call myself a roadie. I have always mixed my time between road riding and dirt. Same went for my long ago days as a motorcyclist. I could never choose which I liked the most so I do both. I love riding singletrack on my Stumjumper FSR just as much as riding country roads on my Bridgestone RB-1.
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Old 07-01-09, 01:20 PM   #68
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Ya BluesDog I do a lot more road bikeing than I let on/I have an old great big framed cannondale I like for road going got it at a yardsale/bottom bracket was toast;,The guy that owned it must have been a giant. IM 6FT and if the frame was any taller my feet wouldnt touch the ground.I biked in Georga along and around the St Mary's river? the one down by Florida//Great rideing I enjoyed iT as much as Titusville in Florida/Kenneth
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I forgot My ride today was a dismal light rain 20 mi coastal affair. I did find out one truth from one of those positive folks that lerk around the forums spouting there stuff about milkweed along the roadside and fields of waving grain This positive guy told how much he liked the warm rain in New York city/I will say the rain in Maine today wasnt off its usual ice burg/Kenneth
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I did not ride today ,wanted to see the movie Public Enemies, will ride tomr for sure.
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Old 07-01-09, 07:48 PM   #71
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Short ride today...7/1/09

Todays ride 20.14 (s)miles
Total this mo. 20.14 (s)miles
Total this year 3269.90 (s)miles

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Warmed up for 20 minutes then rode the Kennard Road hill 6 times with 6 to 7 minute recovery between reps. Finished up by riding for 30 minutes to cool down. Total miles 27.7. The Kennard Road Hill is a 1.2 mile defining point in the Medina Twin Sizzler race on July 4th.
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Yes, my Stratus XP is a recumbent. It's the slowest of my three bikes, and it took me over 2 1/2 hours to ride 40 miles, with a 15.2 mph average.
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Went to the cycling gym tonight and did constant power high cadence intervals on my track bike and recovered on my TT bike on the trainer Did 10 minutes of 110 cadence recovery. It is always interesting that after spinning 110 for awhile 100 seems slow. Life of a trackie getting ready for a pursuit race.
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Are you kidding! It's freakin raining again. I think we have had maybe 3 good days for all of June and now the first week in July is more of the same. I've got 80 miles in for the entire month! The one good weekend we had, I had to catch up on yard work. God I hate New England.
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