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Old 08-30-08, 07:59 PM   #2601
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oh and 533.6 miles for this month. wooohooo.
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Old 08-30-08, 08:30 PM   #2602
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103.7 miles. Solo, unsupported century in 05:43 (pedal time) with 3K feet of climbing. I'd never done one before so today seemed like a good idea with ideal weather and the wife at work. The pulled pork sandwich at the Waterloo Deli and Ice Cream Shoppe was awesome. If anyone in the Chelsea/Dexter area wants a challenge, try Waterloo Road going west off of M-52 north of Chelsea. That's the first time I've ever ridden it and it is a pain in the ***. It's relatively short but hilly for this area. Lots of 7% and 8% love for a few miles.

Going golfing tomorrow so my 602 miles for August is all I've got for the bikewire.net squad. Sorry.
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Old 08-30-08, 09:13 PM   #2603
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8/30 - 15.49 miles
I cruised easily up to the Westlake criterium course, cruised another lap, then lit the throttle for a lap. The results?

I beat my previous best time and 4 minute power. And by "beat" I mean blew it out of the water.

I'm racing in Windsor, Ontario tomorrow, and I get to be a pro because I finally wrote down all of my interval powers down on paper and taped it to my top tube. I overshot all the powers by 15-25 watts so I could accomodate for race-day adrennaline, and for psyching out other racers who happen to sneak a peek at my bike.

I might race on Monday, assuming I could find a decent race to do.
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Old 08-30-08, 09:36 PM   #2604
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103.7 miles. Solo, unsupported century in 05:43 (pedal time) with 3K feet of climbing. I'd never done one before so today seemed like a good idea with ideal weather and the wife at work. The pulled pork sandwich at the Waterloo Deli and Ice Cream Shoppe was awesome. If anyone in the Chelsea/Dexter area wants a challenge, try Waterloo Road going west off of M-52 north of Chelsea. That's the first time I've ever ridden it and it is a pain in the ***. It's relatively short but hilly for this area. Lots of 7% and 8% love for a few miles.

Going golfing tomorrow so my 602 miles for August is all I've got for the bikewire.net squad. Sorry.

very cool and 602 rocks it!! nice work.

oh yeah, and later.
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Old 08-31-08, 09:05 AM   #2605
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newb checking in: 15.53 @ 16mph adding the extra lap in the forest preserve upped my averages since i have so many stop signs and road crossings on the way up there. its been nice to find that i can push harder in places i used to be barely pedaling.
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Old 08-31-08, 11:00 AM   #2606
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Road a total of 103 miles F,Sat,& Sun.Time to drink some beers and enjoy the rest of the long holiday weekend.
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Old 08-31-08, 11:14 AM   #2607
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8/30 - 54 miles avg 14.9
8/31 - 38 miles avg 16.0
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Old 08-31-08, 01:20 PM   #2608
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8/31 = YES

an easy 30 miles this morning at 7am. aproximately 120 miles the past three days to put me at 704 for the month of August. time to relax and drink some of these beer things mridan speaks of! later.
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Old 08-31-08, 01:45 PM   #2609
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I'm having a beer right now after a grueling 16 mile ride. And by grueling, I mean pretty easy afternoon spin.
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Old 08-31-08, 02:12 PM   #2610
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Approx 30 miles of trailer haulin family fun. I am shot. I've been ratcheting back food and kept myself running on water and a coke. Nothing like hauling close to 100 pounds of trailer, child, gear, and bike. That can take the spring out of your step.

Thinking about doing it again tomorrow if anyone wants to join me....I'll start a thread.
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Old 08-31-08, 05:27 PM   #2611
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8/31-46 miles
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Old 08-31-08, 05:50 PM   #2612
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20 miles, 16.6 avg. Whopping 35 miles for the month. I rock!!
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Old 08-31-08, 07:04 PM   #2613
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20 miles, 16.6 avg. Whopping 35 miles for the month. I rock!!
That's probably faster than what I was riding today. Hey...check out my thread about riding tomorrow. Family ride. On the trail. You HAVE to be in....
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Old 08-31-08, 08:00 PM   #2614
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I've only got 848.xx miles for the month that are recorded I've probably got another 100 or so on the carbon wheels. Most of the rides were short 15-20 mile intense rides after or before work.

I also blew my old 30 second power out fo the water today. I've now get a really nice w/kg number in that sector. I could lose another 1.5-2 kilo's by cutting my hair and makign that number a little higher.
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Old 08-31-08, 08:00 PM   #2615
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Another 25 with my wife, who's getting the cycling bug more and more! That puts August up to 540 miles!!! I can't believe it. Never in my life would I have thought to do 540 miles in a month, I'm not bragging, I'm just really really happy!

Next month, I hope I beat it!
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Old 09-01-08, 03:39 AM   #2616
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24 miles on the MTB. My usual route on the Racine County Bike Trail plus some miles on the new Hwy 83 bypass around Burlington that's not open yet.

I made a movie of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANX8jwwtI6o



I'd give it a 3 myself, but I had a 10 of fun making it.
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Old 09-01-08, 08:52 AM   #2617
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John, that's great! I may have to hit that before it's open Nice to see a vid of the trail - ride it a decent amount myself when I need a quick ride. I head south out of Wind Lake down to W and back.

My weekend looked like this:

Sat: 21.6 miles
Sun 26.3 miles
This morning: 37 miles

All on my hardtail with slicks - various road routes. Wife wants to go out on a ride in a bit - should break 100 miles for the extended weekend.
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Old 09-01-08, 01:08 PM   #2618
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62.6 solo miles at an average of 19.6mph. I originally intened an easy 50-miler, but upon entering the Metroparks 10 miles into the ride, there was a slow moving Ford F-250 (by slow, I mean doing the speed limit of 30mph) so I sprinted to him and he pulled me for 5 miles until an incline just sharp enough let him pull away from me.
After that my muscles were fired, so I did some tempo work, but no real intervals. I came close to equaling my 30 second power record, but no cigar.

Anyways, LOTS of cyclist out today. More than I've ever seen.
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Old 09-01-08, 02:18 PM   #2619
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20.19 miles 10.1 average 1:59.07 with my 10 year old son on his 24" Gary Fisher MTB. Great Day.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:22 PM   #2620
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31mi - South leg of Wabash trail and back. Ventured a little onto the unpaved section then went back. Have to work tonight so maybe next weekend will explore rest (unpaved, Neapolis to Liberty Center) of South leg. Another option is take the South leg to Fulton-Lucas Rd then north to the North leg and back. Almost forms a 25mi loop.
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Old 09-01-08, 03:52 PM   #2621
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no I did not ride... nor did I run I spent the last two days doing much needed laundry (because my weekends are 24/7 crazy life crazy life)...

... but I will run tomorrow even if it kills me... or kills the much needed other household chores. Gosh I wish I wasn't so much against a maid... seriously, a single woman hiring a maid... NOW THAT IS WRONG!... or is it?
no, it isn't wrong... As a single woman who works a lot, I've thought about getting one myself. Then all I would have to worry about is laundry. and then it hits me...I live in a studio apartment now THAT would be wrong...ridiculously wrong...
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Old 09-01-08, 04:40 PM   #2622
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normally don't post my rides but this has been a great stretch this past few days;

8/28 40
8/29 90
8/30 50(does not include 10 miles chasing son during his HS XC race on the MTB)
8/31 60
9/1 100 total 340

all I can say about the month is >1200 but <1500
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Old 09-01-08, 05:09 PM   #2623
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9/1 29 wonderful miles.
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its labor day, so I layed out in the pool and drank beer
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its labor day, so I layed out in the pool and drank beer
that sounds like a pretty good idea too.
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