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Old 03-17-09, 02:51 PM   #3826
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3/17 - 27.8 miles
Rode thru Channahon - Minooka area. SW wind was a bit brutal but real nice up in our neck of the woods in northeast Illinois today. Calling for some rain tomorrow then nice and near normal temps rest of week.
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Old 03-17-09, 03:15 PM   #3827
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65 miles today, with an "endurance" theme. I missed my second broken car mirror of the year (and second in two days) by mere feet today. I would have gotten right hooked today had it not been for my superior sprinting and bike handling skills.

I burned ~2300 calories, came home, ate a chicken sandwich, then went to my favorite sandwich shop ever and got a Monte Cristo sandwich (w/ jelly) and a banana shake made with real bananas.
I'm also starting at the bike shop again on Saturday.

EDIT: After 13 consecutive hard days, I'm taking a day off tomorrow. I've got a saddle sore coming in, and my muscles are a little less snappy.

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Old 03-17-09, 06:06 PM   #3828
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70 miles. hills. guads hurt. oak hill sucks. Absolute Beautiful Day.
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Old 03-17-09, 06:45 PM   #3829
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36 miles of Z2 riding. Never once hit Z3 and averaged 19.2 mph. Looking forwards to my first race of the season.
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Old 03-17-09, 07:00 PM   #3830
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19 miles home from work into a 20mph head wind most of the way. Temp was awesome and the sunshine was equally awesome. Felt good to be out there today.
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Old 03-17-09, 07:15 PM   #3831
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22 miles today with the wife, almost broke the one hour barrier mark, I'm proud of her for hangin in there, (she suffered).
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Old 03-17-09, 08:58 PM   #3832
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I went to Mohican Wilderness and got so so lost.

10 miles in 3 hours. That's how lost. I sort of felt like I was going to be thrown into a scene from Deliverance for a bit.
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Old 03-17-09, 09:35 PM   #3833
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how was it? I've never done mw.
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Old 03-17-09, 10:09 PM   #3834
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Insanely hilly. If you want to get some climbing in, it's the place to be. With the crazy climbs comes really good downhill sections though, cool berms and such.

I was also surprised at how dry and fast the trail was this early in the season. If you ever want to go, drop me a line and we can sort out the carpool situation down there.
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Old 03-18-09, 11:52 AM   #3835
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3/18--12 miles before work. 50 with light winds. A nice change from the 31 mph wind gusts from yesterday.
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Old 03-18-09, 11:53 AM   #3836
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30 miles. another nice day before the 40's come back
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Old 03-18-09, 02:11 PM   #3837
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25 miles, had to make sure to get the ride in before the weatherman's promised rain. Nice day, not as nice as yesterday, but still, very nice.

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Old 03-18-09, 04:05 PM   #3838
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I shouldn't have ridden today, but I got my new clothes and wanted to try them out.
48 miles with a saddle sore the size of a Volkswagen and his little brother, the Smart.
It was painful, and not really a recovery ride because of the wind. I never left my saddle, and my highest wattage was an all-time low of 547w.
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Old 03-18-09, 05:26 PM   #3839
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3/18 - 19.4 miles
Rode to Lockport and back. I&M Canal trail fairly soft between Dellwood Park and Division St. Sun was out til I got into Lockport. Felt some sprinkles on way back. Otherwise not too bad of day.
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Old 03-18-09, 05:44 PM   #3840
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Update: my once-VW-sized saddle sore is now half it's original size. I snapped a picture if anyone wants it.

I love my secret "sore-be-gone" application.
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Old 03-18-09, 06:24 PM   #3841
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50ish miles with threshold intervals. They went well, like 20 watts higher than I was hitting inside and HR was 5-10 beats lower.
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Old 03-18-09, 07:43 PM   #3842
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Here's a few pictures from a couple of my rides this weekend. There's still quite a bit of snow in areas and none in others.

Betsie (i think) river


Hardly any cars, especially since it is not tourist season yet


The sand dunes


There's not much left of the ice on Lake Michigan
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Old 03-20-09, 09:35 AM   #3843
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back to freezing temps!? Really?

I skipped yesterday (except for riding to work), so I'll be back out today. I'm glad I didn't shave my bead this morning.
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Old 03-20-09, 11:39 AM   #3844
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3/20--10 miles before work. 33 with light winds. Not too bad out there.
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Old 03-21-09, 10:37 AM   #3845
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34 miles this morning with a brisk wind for the first few miles. Not enough to through me around, but enough to keep me chilly until I moved away from it. Otherwise a beautiful day to be out on the roads.
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Old 03-21-09, 12:25 PM   #3846
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Great weather today. 50F and a headwind going out with nice tailwind going back home.

Entire workout (194 watts):
Duration: 2:35:45 (2:46:35)
Work: 1767 kJ
TSS: 205.1 (intensity factor 0.9)
Norm Power: 216
VI: 1.11
Distance: 44.143 mi
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Power: 0 1041 194 watts
Cadence: 29 209 88 rpm
Speed: 2.4 28.1 17.4 mph

Monday it's supposed to rain I hope it's dry for the night race.
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Old 03-21-09, 02:23 PM   #3847
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Yes - 25 miles today. First time my road bike saw light of day this season! ( all previous rides this month were on MTB). Great start of the season so far - last year I did not ride until mid-April...
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53 miles
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32 miles in Peninsula w/Dan and Tina...first hilly ride of the season my garmin told me we had 2000 ft of climbing.
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Old 03-21-09, 03:49 PM   #3850
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Coleen, you forgot to tell scott how much you enjoyed boston mills rd. She beasted it scott!!
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