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    7/03 Commute

    In the morning I ride about 15mi to visit my father (he's sick) and then in the afternoon I ride to work (about half hour commute). Feels great to ride again, though I need to work on my conditioning.

    It started to rain while I was at work and it was my first rain ride. It felt great after I got used to the water. My messenger bag kept everything dry as well as my back.

    Good times

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    7/4 - Yes.

    27 easy miles down through Elgin, up the river path and then up and down some hilly streets in W. Dundee and Sleepy Hollow.

    The wind was breezy out of the WNW. Skies looked threatening after last night's storms, but no rain fell during the ride.

    Tomorrow hoping to get in a lofty solo century as last long ride before RAIN.

    Happy Independence Day, all!
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    7/4 - 51 miles. Windy and the skies were grey but not a rain drop. Happy 4th of July to all.

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    7/4 = Yes = 68 Miles at the JBC 4th Metric.

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    7/3=25 miles
    7/4 20 miles
    Most of my rides this year around home seem to be in the 25-30 mile range.
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    I rode 20 miles to work. It was raiiiiin.

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    7/5 - Commute.

    Trying to make up for the fact that I didn't ride in Plainfield yesterday. Just looked too much like rain when I checked at 4:30am. Had to make a choice then or I wasn't going to be ther in time.

    Still don't feel 100% back on form yet. Fighting some apathy too. Really starting to think I'm not ready for RAIN. I know I am in better form than ever before for the ride, but you know how self doubt creaps in right before a big ride/event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001
    7/5 - Commute.

    Trying to make up for the fact that I didn't ride in Plainfield yesterday. Just looked too much like rain when I checked at 4:30am. Had to make a choice then or I wasn't going to be ther in time.

    Still don't feel 100% back on form yet. Fighting some apathy too. Really starting to think I'm not ready for RAIN. I know I am in better form than ever before for the ride, but you know how self doubt creaps in right before a big ride/event.
    dude, you're ready. got it? good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    dude, you're ready. got it? good.
    got....thanks

    I'm starting to feel like a big 'er

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001
    got....thanks

    I'm starting to feel like a big 'er
    I'll bring you a pacifier for RAIN.

    7/5 - YES. A Solo C Note.

    I finally got up the gumption to ride 100 miles on my own. Didn't map it out, but had a route sort of in mind. Down through Elgin, up the MUP to Algonquin, then detour over through Barrington Hills, back to Algonquin, up to Crystal Lake, through Bull Valley, arc north of Woodstock, southwest to Union, detour west of Union, back through Huntley and on home.

    The weather got hot and was a bit humid. I only stopped twice to get more liquids, but should have done it more often.

    I hit my home street and the cyclometer said 98.0 miles, so even though my legs were a bit dead, I noodled around the subdivision and ended up with 100.2 miles. Ride time was 5:46 and total time with stops for drinks and stoplights and a zillion stopsigns was 6:03. Not too bad. I think I'm rounding into shape for RAIN.

    Of note, I dropped a chain near Bull Valley and a truck stopped to see if I was okay, even as I was getting back on the bike.

    And for the second time, a bird attacked me over on Highland in far west Elgin. Grey with a white breast (maybe a titmouse? dunno). The thing came after my helmet three times in that defensive way that little birds drive off a hawk. Not quite Hitchcock, but it was still a bit freaky to be attacked like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyLowe97
    I'll bring you a pacifier for RAIN.

    7/5 - YES. A Solo C Note.

    I finally got up the gumption to ride 100 miles on my own. Didn't map it out, but had a route sort of in mind. Down through Elgin, up the MUP to Algonquin, then detour over through Barrington Hills, back to Algonquin, up to Crystal Lake, through Bull Valley, arc north of Woodstock, southwest to Union, detour west of Union, back through Huntley and on home.

    The weather got hot and was a bit humid. I only stopped twice to get more liquids, but should have done it more often.

    I hit my home street and the cyclometer said 98.0 miles, so even though my legs were a bit dead, I noodled around the subdivision and ended up with 100.2 miles. Ride time was 5:46 and total time with stops for drinks and stoplights and a zillion stopsigns was 6:03. Not too bad. I think I'm rounding into shape for RAIN.

    Of note, I dropped a chain near Bull Valley and a truck stopped to see if I was okay, even as I was getting back on the bike.

    And for the second time, a bird attacked me over on Highland in far west Elgin. Grey with a white breast (maybe a titmouse? dunno). The thing came after my helmet three times in that defensive way that little birds drive off a hawk. Not quite Hitchcock, but it was still a bit freaky to be attacked like that!
    Nice ride. If you bring a pacifier for RAIN I can show you where it goes....

    Sounds like you need a better mechanic to take care of that dropped chain issue ( swing by with a beer next Monday night after 7. Voldemort is bringing his bike by to do the same...).

    Went outside a couple of times running up to our other building and it has gotten oven hot and muggy. That will make for a nice ride home

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    wait, where do i sign up for a botto pep talk!

    seriously though, nice ride Cylowe. likely no ride for me today. family time calls. i am off today and tomorrow and plan some type of ride for Friday. seems like the heat is warming up for RAIN. later.

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    Anyone besides me like riding in the heat. I put in a 6.5 mile run this am and it was great. I think all winter about these days and cannot get enough of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenal0
    Anyone besides me like riding in the heat. I put in a 6.5 mile run this am and it was great. I think all winter about these days and cannot get enough of them.
    Kenal0
    the morning heat is fine, but this afternoon is nasty hot. so with that being said i think i will head out for a lovely little 4 mile run. so let me get back to you on my heat thoughts. later.

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    I am thinking of going for one of those TT 15 mile rides a good sustained hard effort for 45-50 minutes.
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    About twenty miles so far today and, as usual, enjoying every one. Of course, I ride a trike. <G>

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    yeah, i've missed out on this entire thread, so here are all my rides so far

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    7/6 - 39 miles. Nice early morning ride before the heat and humidity start against me.

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    7/6 = YES

    inspired by CyLowe's recent self supported solo century i decided to tackle a long solo effort today. i had an idea of where i wanted to go and if not for a couple of unsuspected gravel roads the route was perfect. i hit some new to me nice rolling tree covered roads along the fox river between Yorkville and Sheridan. i had thoughts of heading down to Morris and back on my back home, but i was running low on water and leg power. so no solo self supported century badge for me, but a nice long effort pf 68 miles. what else could a guy want to be doing on a beautiful July Friday.

    The Edge Stats

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23
    7/6 = YES

    what else could a guy want to be doing on a beautiful July Friday.

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    nice. i wish i could ride during the day on a weekday.

    i noticed in your MB comment that your cadence sensor isn't working. have the motionbased forums helped any? the couple times my sensor wouldn't connect it was fixed by simply replacing the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nietsmas
    nice. i wish i could ride during the day on a weekday.

    i noticed in your MB comment that your cadence sensor isn't working. have the motionbased forums helped any? the couple times my sensor wouldn't connect it was fixed by simply replacing the battery
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    Don't we all. Trust me...we've given him a hard time about that before.

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    I wish I could ride on weekdays, too. Oh yeah, I did today. Had the bike in the car (never know when a lunch hour ride might be possible at work). Started off to work, drove 20 mnutes, and decided what the heck. Nice day, clear work schedule, so a spur of the moment decision and, hey, it's a vacation day! A jaunt through Valleyview, then up to that wooded, hilly park just north of Crystal Lake. Can't think of the name right now. One slight near-death experience when blasting down one of the steeps. Started into a turn too fast coupled with a bike coming the other way Off the trail, bouncing along in the dirt/grass for 20-30 feet or so. I was pretty shocked I got back on the trail without crashing! Ended up with 56 miles, a good day for me. A solo century...cool, I'm impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001
    Don't we all. Trust me...we've given him a hard time about that before.
    this day was official. a vacation day. you work at a place for over ten years and they give you a couple of them. later.

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    07/07/07 - Lucky solo century. I'll post more later.

    EDIT: Wasn't feeling good about my prep work, and missing the Plainfield metric on the 4th had me feeling kind of down. I have a wedding to go to today (imagine that...it seems everyone is getting married on 777), but no major plans for the morning. I got up at 5 and decided to whip out a century.

    I based the route on an unsupported century CyLowe and I did last year. I got attacked by the exact same bird that CyLowe did earlier this week. Creepy. It was right on Highland about 1/4 mile from the tracks. The bird attacked my helmet 8-9 times. I was hauling butt too and the bird followed for quite a way.

    Stopped in Hampshire twice, and once in Morris (?) I think. Good ride. I had a lot of deep power. Rode the entire thing in the large ring (on a compact crank ). Came in around 5:45 riding, and 6:20 total time. Not bad to pull a sub-6 century solo..... Good day.

    Bird attacked me in exactly the same place on the way back. That bird has issues. This time he found a vent in the helmet and pecked my head.

    Feel great for the RAIN ride now. Recovery ride tomorrow.

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    Nice job on that solo century. For me it was a solo 1/4 century before my list of chores kicked in along with the heat but tomorrow a little longer and as close to the lake as possible to stay cool. I might even have to pull out the camelbak just for kicks.
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