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    Up on the Down Side CyLowe97's Avatar
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    7/17 - Yes. About 27 miles

    Got spit off the back of a 29 mile group ride and then cut off a portion of the route to catch back up. Legs just wouldn't respond when the pavement went up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voldemort View Post
    It's 45.02 miles from my house to McHenry County line to Psimet's house (even when he's not there, on three different occasions, when I cruised over there to get my seat bag I forgot there) and back to St. Charles. I know everybody was wondering about that. So I guess that would be 45.02,45.02,45.02
    You know....you could call....*shakes head*.....

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    7/18: 17 miles 1hr 3min with a 57 second break. on my stock Trek 4500

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    An easy 20 miler around the 'hood this morning. My legs felt surprisingly peppy. Running long tomorrow morning with a friend...now that could be ugly! I think my legs will be reminding me I rode 160 miles just a few days earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinMiles View Post
    I think my legs will be reminding me I rode 160 miles just a few days earlier.
    That happened to me on Tuesday night. Was just hanging on the back of a fast group and then we hit a hill. I was off the back and watched them go 100 yards, 1/8 mile, 1/4 mile, off into the distance....

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    7/18 - 22 miles. It feels good to be back on the saddle after a week off.

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    07.18 - 20 miles with the Bicycle Club of Lake County on their Wednesday night ride out of Libertyville. I decided to lead the B group and ended up leading about 95% of the ride. Pushed hard averaging almost 21 mph, but my avg. heart rate was 172bpm (ouch!). I felt really good the entire ride and my legs could have gone for many more miles.

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    ^^^^ wow 172 bpm avg and 30 plus minutes in your 90% zone is some serious effort for 20 miles. nice ride.

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    07/19: 40 miles today in a bit over 3 hours riding had 2 flats and ate lunch 1/2 way so 1:22 hours off bike.

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    7/19 - 28 miles. I have been riding my old Trek the last 2 days and seems to me I'm really putting more effort on this bike. Average speed dropped from 14.5 MPH on the Dahon to 10.7 MPH on the Trek and I know the cause, the tires and gearing. Upgrading is not scheduled until next year when this bike will go on a serious multistate touring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    ^^^^ wow 172 bpm avg and 30 plus minutes in your 90% zone is some serious effort for 20 miles. nice ride.
    thanks. i'm going to try and ride with the "A" group next week, so hopefully I can find someone to lead me for a bit so my heart rate isn't so high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nietsmas View Post
    thanks. i'm going to try and ride with the "A" group next week, so hopefully I can find someone to lead me for a bit so my heart rate isn't so high.
    Won't work if the person pulling is cute, and you happen to be single and interested.....


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    What gives, mother nature? The ride down was like riding thru soup, or perhaps some sort of stew, the kind they serve in Scandanavia or ALaska to people who are recovering from hypothermia. The ride home was 25mph winds conspiring against me. I feel a bit cheated, Chicago. 35 mi commute, pounds and pounds of sweat. I feel sorry for the various people with whom I had to associate in the course of my daily routine. But you know, the legs are feeling all right.
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    7/19 Wednesday night group went out tonight, Thursday night, due to bad weather last night. 45 miles.
    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/e...Value=3371051#
    "It doesn't get easier, you just go faster."

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    ^^^^ nice ride. how are you liking the Edge? i find my highly enjoyable! later.

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    7/19 18 quick miles on the OPRT, between Frankfort and Olympia Fields. Perfect weather after the front moved thru. Once past the regular Thursday antique car show in downtown Frankfort there was nobody on the trail.

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    7-20 = YES

    a lovely afternoon, even if a bit windy. legs were heavy, but i knocked out 40 just the same. later.

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    7/20 : Fo' sho. Rode to work every day this week, even through the humidity and wind. every ride was great.

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    Biked the Chippewa River Trail from my home in Eau Claire to caryville and back.
    22.4 miles total

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    25 miles today.

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    did 34 today. Had a SUV hit me on my left elbow. Then about 3 miles down the same street I had a blonde bimbo yell at me to get my ****ing bike off the road. But over all it was a nice ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HngUpNDrv View Post
    Had a SUV hit me on my left elbow.
    wow, did it hurt? push you off the road???

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    50 miles this morning mostly at the Busse Woods Forest Preserve. Haven't been there in years so it was quite a surprise to see the number of cyclists and different style bikes they ride such as road, MTB, recumbents, trikes and folders. It was a nice day to ride could have extended the miles if I didn't run out of nourishment and water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HngUpNDrv View Post
    did 34 today. Had a SUV hit me on my left elbow. Then about 3 miles down the same street I had a blonde bimbo yell at me to get my ****ing bike off the road. But over all it was a nice ride.
    I'm impressed with your cool. I would have said something and start a road rage but we're no match against a vehicle and the crazy driver behind the wheel. I've had my close call with railroad maintenance workers and I believe I saw one last week kind of stalk me so I'm careful and keep an eye on these b*****tard$ when I make my crossing at the Prospect Heights Station. Let it be known on this forum just in case I get a surprise. They work for CN rail company.

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    7/21 - Yes!

    I made it up to Cross Plains, WI, early this morning and rode 58 miles of HHH roads and other side roads. Weather was absolutely perfect. Low 70's and no wind that I could tell. There were lots of other riders out, too. Ideal day!

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