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    I Can't TAKE it.........

    Having a Cubicle with a view is bad on days like today..........late in the season with bright sun, light winds, and warm temps. How can a Roadie work today when he knows these days are numbered? Plus, I need a training ride for the big BFNIC Oct 1st Ride! What to do? I got it, work hard until 11am and then bolt. Gotta Go. Later.

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    *shaking head* I've GOTTA GET A GIG LIKE THAT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23
    What to do? I got it, work hard until 11am and then bolt. Gotta Go. Later.
    Gosh, you suck!

    It's the mag trainer (again) for me tonight.

    Won't get home until after dark.
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    Still at work. Working Hard. Must go soon. I see Sunny Skies out my window.

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    Oh my, work until 11?? you poor thing. I'm stuck hear at Northwestern until 4, and when I get out, I have to drive home to sit in my night class until 10PM, then up at 5 to return to Northwestern. The bike is just gonna collect dust in the hotel room today

    Yeeha,

    Enjoy your ride today Aham.
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    Lake shore bike path this morning, light winds, warm, Sun up around 7:00. 1 hour training ride for Sunday.
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    Man, that was a toughie. Didnt get out until 1130am. Time to gear up and head out. I must Train for the BFNIC ride!!!!!!

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    I just rode 7 miles around my subdivision at lunchtime with a friend of mine. He hasn't been on his bike since last year. We had a nice time spinning around and chatting. Psimet, we may have some fun wrenching for you on an old lugged Raleigh....

    Great weather for a ride. Not exactly 'training' for this weekend, but I was able to test out the new Keo Sprints. Need to adjust the cleats a bit. Now it's back to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    <snip> I was able to test out the new Keo Sprints. Need to adjust the cleats a bit. <snip>
    *Angelic music fills the air as the skies open up to allow rose pedals to fall over the roads* You...have....arrived....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001
    *Angelic music fills the air as the skys open up to allow rose pedals to fall over the roads* You...have....arrived....
    Not yet.... I haven't tipped over at a stop sign yet....


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    wow, i thought i was doing good getting on the bike path at 4 today. But 1 hour ride isn't enough its too nice out.

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    Which path do you ride on? I always wondered how crowded the path I ride on in the morning is when it gets nicer out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenal0
    Which path do you ride on? I always wondered how crowded the path I ride on in the morning is when it gets nicer out.
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    Robert McClury & NS bike path (i think that's what it is called). Neither is crowded during the week. It's usually the same few every day. This summer I was riding in the early am and it's about the same amount of traffic. Week-ends of course after 10am can be crazy., but with no cycling on sheridan road it makes it a hassle to cut over onto the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliette
    Robert McClury & NS bike path (i think that's what it is called). Neither is crowded during the week. It's usually the same few every day. This summer I was riding in the early am and it's about the same amount of traffic. Week-ends of course after 10am can be crazy., but with no cycling on sheridan road it makes it a hassle to cut over onto the road.
    I'm starting to get tired of those paths, Ridge Rd., Everret, etc. The only thing worse than riding the same route for the entire summer is riding on the trainer in the basement.

    I'm assuming you live up in the northern suburbs? The North Shore Century went a couple blocks from my house as you were heading up Ridge in Highland Park.

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    Got in my nice little 20-mile out and back ride. I am loving the Edge 305, but I'm not convinced that the avg. speeds are very accurate. I set it to autostop at anything less than 4 mph, but I may have to up that quite a bit. I hit several stoplights on my route and for whatever reason they are showing up in MB and counting against my avg. speed. It was pretty windy around here at times today. I spent a good deal of time in the big ring on my way back which is unusual for me. I need that heart rate to come down though...

    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/e...kValue=1426101

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    Not yet.... I haven't tipped over at a stop sign yet....

    If you need any help on your falling over at stop signs technique just let me know.

    Oh, yeah, I am back from my ride, checked voice mail, emails, and blah blah blahs. A nice almost 50 miles on a lovely Tuesday in late September!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23
    Having a Cubicle with a view is bad on days like today..........late in the season with bright sun, light winds, and warm temps. How can a Roadie work today when he knows these days are numbered? Plus, I need a training ride for the big BFNIC Oct 1st Ride! What to do? I got it, work hard until 11am and then bolt. Gotta Go. Later.
    Very nice man, that sounds like a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_DOG34
    Got in my nice little 20-mile out and back ride. I am loving the Edge 305, but I'm not convinced that the avg. speeds are very accurate. I set it to autostop at anything less than 4 mph, but I may have to up that quite a bit. I hit several stoplights on my route and for whatever reason they are showing up in MB and counting against my avg. speed. It was pretty windy around here at times today. I spent a good deal of time in the big ring on my way back which is unusual for me. I need that heart rate to come down though...

    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/e...kValue=1426101
    From what I have read you really dont want AutoStop any higher then 3 or 4 mph. What do you mean the stops are showing up and how do you know? My AutoStop is set at 3mph and when I stop at a stop sign the "Moving Timer" auto pauses. Your total time will still roll and speed still may show, but it should not effect the average if it is below the AutoStop number. Just my experience though. Later.

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    I'm really trying my hardest not to pay attention to all of the pretty charts and graphs that you get off of those friggin Garmins....

    *chanting* I'd rather have new wheels....I'd rather have new wheels....I'd rather have new wheels....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23
    If you need any help on your falling over at stop signs technique just let me know.
    Oh, I've got the technique down in ten easy steps:

    Step 1: Cruise up to stop light.
    Step 2: Confidently tilt head at car full of commuters cooped in the sedan.
    Step 3: Wheels stop on bike.
    Step 4: That feeling hits the head, then stomach.
    Step 5: Slow.... motion.... tip.... over....
    Step 6: Pop up like nothing's wrong.
    Step 7: High tail it away from the light
    Step 8: Relax and sit on saddle.
    Step 9: Realize saddle is at 90 degree angle from usual due to hitting ground on fall.
    Step 10: Find a hole to crawl into and die a little while adjusting saddle and waiting for traffic to clear.

    It's only happened twice to me, but both times were virtually identical.

    50 mile ride on a work day. You disgust me, aham.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    Oh, I've got the technique down in ten easy steps:

    Step 1: Cruise up to stop light.
    Step 2: Confidently tilt head at car full of commuters cooped in the sedan.
    Step 3: Wheels stop on bike.
    Step 4: That feeling hits the head, then stomach.
    Step 5: Slow.... motion.... tip.... over....
    Step 6: Pop up like nothing's wrong.
    Step 7: High tail it away from the light
    Step 8: Relax and sit on saddle.
    Step 9: Realize saddle is at 90 degree angle from usual due to hitting ground on fall.
    Step 10: Find a hole to crawl into and die a little while adjusting saddle and waiting for traffic to clear.

    It's only happened twice to me, but both times were virtually identical.

    50 mile ride on a work day. You disgust me, aham.
    That is classic. Can I borrow that? Step 9 actually positioned my stock seat in a way that made it more comfortable as I finished out the last 3 miles of the NSC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23
    From what I have read you really dont want AutoStop any higher then 3 or 4 mph. What do you mean the stops are showing up and how do you know? My AutoStop is set at 3mph and when I stop at a stop sign the "Moving Timer" auto pauses. Your total time will still roll and speed still may show, but it should not effect the average if it is below the AutoStop number. Just my experience though. Later.
    Ya, it does the shutoff, but when I am looking at the graph on MB, there are 7 'dips' where my speed bottoms out at 0 mph. Are these simply not counted in the avg. speed or are they moments when the GPS lost signal? I'm thinking it's just the nature of the route I take. When you look at the speed distribution on my ride, ~12 of the 19 miles were done over the average speed (with the most in the 17mph range). The lows just bring the number down more than the highs bring it up I guess.

    The only reason I bring it up is that it is almost exactly the same as my cateye astrale was recording even though I am certain that my overall speed today was faster. I'm just trying to figure out a way to make myself faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by S_DOG34
    The only reason I bring it up is that it is almost exactly the same as my cateye astrale was recording even though I am certain that my overall speed today was faster. I'm just trying to figure out a way to make myself faster
    Funny.

    It charts all the speed, but your Average Moving Speed is only the avg speed above the AutoStop number. The Average Overall Speed is the total avg speed including all speeds under the AutoStop number.

    You will get faster. Just keep riding!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtm1631
    I'm starting to get tired of those paths, Ridge Rd., Everret, etc. The only thing worse than riding the same route for the entire summer is riding on the trainer in the basement.

    I'm assuming you live up in the northern suburbs? The North Shore Century went a couple blocks from my house as you were heading up Ridge in Highland Park.
    Same here, we were within 3 blocks of my house when we were on Everett just before the tollway and we went right past my parents house on Mayflower on the way back.
    I like the path on Windy days because you get a little protection by the trees on both sides and the distance between intersecting streets are a good distance to hammer in the drops and then break at the intersection.
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    totally agree, the views and terrain on the path can get soooo boring. Thats why I sign up for all these rides every month or head up north to Wisconsin. I'll be biking up in Door County in October. Its easy to log a lot of miles up there. Yea, the NSC went by my house also , I'm up in Lake Bluff.

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