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Old 06-12-05, 02:09 PM   #1
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Sunday, June 12: How was your ride?

I did a very nice 50-miler this morning through western Hanover County, Virginia. The weather was cooperative, the scenery was nice, and I felt good. I spent some time yesterday tweaking the fit of my bike, and I think I've got it close to perfect now -- no knee pain, very little neck pain that only came late in the ride, and the drops even feel right now. How was your ride today?
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Old 06-12-05, 02:12 PM   #2
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Didn't ride.. i'm done with 31 deg rides in 80% humidy.
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Old 06-12-05, 02:14 PM   #3
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Didn't ride.. i'm done with 31 deg rides in 80% humidy.
Get up earlier.. .. I went out for 80KM on McCowan this morning. Got an hour of rain at the start but then it ended and the rest of the ride was ok. There was a nice breeze along for the ride (side wind). Enjoyed it alot.
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Old 06-12-05, 02:28 PM   #4
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Did a quick 30 miler on the Fat Tired Rider. I just swapped the old 185mm Salsa stem for a nice 90 mm Nitto Tec, bringing the bars up and back. Totally changed the ride.




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Old 06-12-05, 02:35 PM   #5
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First day off in weeks. I have been fighting Mother Nature for weeks trying to sneak rides in between the rain. Today i gave up! It is supposed to quit raining sometime this week. It has been forever since we've had a dry forecast.

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Old 06-12-05, 02:58 PM   #6
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Wonderful!! 32 quick miles with a headwind all day, but we had on of the local Cat 3's along that we stuck up front to pull us. He didn't mind.
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Old 06-12-05, 03:03 PM   #7
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Great minus the fact that I was sweating so much I went through approx 20 oz of water in 3 miles and had to wipe my eyes every few minutes to keep the sweat outta em
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Old 06-12-05, 03:06 PM   #8
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Hot, hot, hot. Drank both my water bottles within the first hour. Bought more water (a 2 liter bottle of Evian). Drank that. Filled one of the bottles up at the lunch stop, and grabbed half a bottle of Gatorade from a riding buddy 10km from the end of the ride. But I feel surprisingly fit right now. Movie anyone?
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Old 06-12-05, 03:11 PM   #9
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I did the second half of the MS 150 (Escape to Lake Erie) from Meadville PA to Conneaut OH. Very nice ride, averaged about 17 mph for 62 miles. Yesterday I avergaed 14 mph for 82 miles, but it was very hilly.
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Old 06-12-05, 03:28 PM   #10
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Did about 56 miles on my old hybrid - figured a good pounding on roads and trails would break in it's new rear wheel. It sure did, I kept having to retrue it until I cranked up the tension and it settled down.

It is hot in Philly as well, so I set off at 6:30AM to beat the heat... still drank 2 x 33oz. bottles plus supplemental fountain water.
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Old 06-12-05, 03:33 PM   #11
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Sucky! Or maybe it blew? Hmm...

Anyway, did a short 20 miles into a constant headwind of 17 or 18mph, frequently gusting into the mid 20s. By the 10 mile mark I was behind my normal time by, oh, I don't know, 20 FREAKIN minutes! I know when I'm beat. Turned it around and headed for home, tail firmly between my legs.

On the plus side, it felt like a 50 miler
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Old 06-12-05, 03:52 PM   #12
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Got the next two days off from work and I am going riding tomorrow. Weather up here in New England calls for more Hazy, Hot, and Humid heat. I could care less though, I just want to be out and go biking
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Old 06-12-05, 04:00 PM   #13
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My ride was all foggy. Most of the ride my team couldnt see more than 20m... dunno what that is in yards. But it was a 16km team time trail race. It was fun. But we had one really bad crash from one of the other teams... One boy broke his thigh and there were a few other crashes. And the ride was cold!
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Old 06-12-05, 04:15 PM   #14
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Excellent...thanks for asking!
20 miles after work in a 15-20 mph gusty and variable headwind. I tried to use it as a training tool but it still sucked seeing my speed vary from 20 down to 11 and back up again. Oh well....it's miles ridden anyway and I'm glad I went
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Old 06-12-05, 04:16 PM   #15
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It's hot in Baltimore. I went out mid day on the NCR Trail and then bonked 10 miles from the car. It's a terrible feeling to have not any energy, it felt like the tires were flat and the bicycle wouldn't roll. The limestone surface didn't help matters. . .

Well next week I'll do it again. . .
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Old 06-12-05, 04:18 PM   #16
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No riding here. I have a head cold of some sort. Massive congestion, ear block and dodgy balance.
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Old 06-12-05, 04:34 PM   #17
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No riding for me as well as I had to work today. But since early this morning my PC has been logged onto:
http://www.bikeforums.net/
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Old 06-12-05, 04:40 PM   #18
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I started out wanting to get in a metric, but opted for a 40 miler instead. It didn't help that I left the house at 1pm. 89F w/ 70% humidity thanks to TS Arlene.

Nearby Atlanta folks had rain pretty much all day I think.
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Old 06-12-05, 04:59 PM   #19
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Great ride today but a hot one , I headed down to KesingtonMarket from the east end of Toronto to meet for the Streets are for people ride but I was late I rode around then headed over to the new square at Young @Dundas saw a bunch of single speeders hanging around the band stage then I rode down to the cherry beach trails then out to the Leslie street spit loop by the lighthouse and headed back to Vic park ,,about a 3 hour ride ....P.S. I need to get a small computer to track my ride Kilo's nothing to fancy so any idea's please ( thanks)

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Old 06-12-05, 05:08 PM   #20
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My *ride* was great. Short (~3mi) but great. Unfortunately it was combined with a ~3mi trail run (Muddy Buddy event, see http://muddybuddy.com/) and I do approximately 0 miles of running training, my buddy the same. Kicked ass on the bike, but of course that's not the limiting factor. Placed 44 out of 65 in our division which is tolerable considering I hate racing and running.

Fortunately there was a beer reward at the end
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Sunday - nothing, working and needed my car.
Saturday - OHBC supported ride along the Patuxent River, near Croom, MD. Planned to do the full 63 miles, but high heat, sore shins and gear problems made me drop to the 46 miler instead.
Nice country roads, not too hilly and not too much traffic.
I think a couple hundred showed up for the ride.

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Old 06-12-05, 05:25 PM   #22
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Not too bad. I took the Wonder Twins in their trailer for a trip to their grandmother's house. It's only 2 miles from our house but I took circuitous route to avoid the dicey overpass. Probably 9 or 10 roundtrip but very pleasant.

And then I had to come to the office, so that's another 9 miles. I hope that I can get a real road ride this afternoon, but at least I'll have 18 miles minimum. Which is pretty good for a day that I don't even consider it a riding day.
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Old 06-12-05, 06:06 PM   #23
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terrible:
im at my moms house with my bike at my dads
and this is the first day that i can actually ride b.c of the weather

hopefully tommorow
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Old 06-12-05, 06:23 PM   #24
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This was an "off" day for us after yesterday's 62 miles baking in the sun. We did a light spin for 30 min to purge the lactic acid from our legs, then we went to a cookout.
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Old 06-12-05, 06:24 PM   #25
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I didn't ride nearly as long or as hard as planned. My wife and I decided that we would take the kids to the beach....so I decided to get out and ride before we headed to the shore(rode from 10:00am to 11:30am). The weather was very nice...perhaps 85 and sunny. Hot!..just the way I like it. I ended up doing 24 very slow miles(solo) in 1 hour 30 min. Anyway...within an hour after finishing my ride I was sitting on the ocean front sipping a cold Coors light..while watching the kids build sand castles. I did get in good rides on friday and saturday...so my legs did feel a little tired after todays easy ride. I'm satisfied with my weekend and I am making progress. getting stronger, getting a tan, and losing weight. still along way from racing condition but I'm getting there.
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