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Old 09-07-07, 01:35 AM   #476
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Hey, I did that ride! Except I think i claimed it was 30 I was wearing the New Orleans jersey. I think I'm going again this Sat. Good ride, nice terrain variation (for Illinois)
Give a review of that ride, and some info regarding it's time, etc. Might need to hit something on Saturday that won't totally kill me.
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Give a review of that ride, and some info regarding it's time, etc. Might need to hit something on Saturday that won't totally kill me.
Guessing it's this one... link
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See the "Saturday Morning Ride" thread for a very basic description. Lete's see, some nice rollers, varying speeds, anywhere 15-25, depends on uphill or downhill, with/without wind, etc . I think there were 10 people when I rode last week. Some paceline riding with parts of the group. Different people taking the lead and/or pulling. No drops, kind of the "we wait here at the corner for the others to catch up" if anyone is falling back much. Sound familiar? We pulled out around 7:40, and got back a little after 9:00. It really worked out well timewise. I was home before my kids (teenagers) got up, pretty much leaving a full Saturday available for "regular" weekend stuff. Like waking them up!
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See the "Saturday Morning Ride" thread for a very basic description. Lete's see, some nice rollers, varying speeds, anywhere 15-25, depends on uphill or downhill, with/without wind, etc . I think there were 10 people when I rode last week. Some paceline riding with parts of the group. Different people taking the lead and/or pulling. No drops, kind of the "we wait here at the corner for the others to catch up" if anyone is falling back much. Sound familiar? We pulled out around 7:40, and got back a little after 9:00. It really worked out well timewise. I was home before my kids (teenagers) got up, pretty much leaving a full Saturday available for "regular" weekend stuff. Like waking them up!
I think I'm in for tomorrow, but I have that in the thread mentinoed.
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I have probably spent about an hour on the Trek just test riding it
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I only did 10 miles today on a trainer got new pedals (Shimano 6620) and shoes. Spent time at Emery's to get fitted. Tomorrow I will do my usual 46 mile loop from home.
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9/8 = YES

a quick and easy 25 miles. the wife and kid are sick, which means i am on sick kid duty this weekend. still, it was nice to get out for a quickie. tomorrow its a 5am wake up call for a 16 mile run. i know, no one cares. later.
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12 easy miles today. Busy schedule prevent me from riding some more miles. Got my quick fix though.
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9/9 - Yup.

Harmon Hundred century with a few other Bike Forums folks. Beautiful day on a hilly route.
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Although I wasn't officially in the Harmon Hundred century I think I shared some of the same route as it. I started in Fox Lake from the metra station and took route 12 over Fox lake [not fun even on a Sunday morning]. Then, I took Wilmot into Wisconsin to Wilmot, Wisconsin. Next I took C to B through Silver Lake to JB. Next, I took J to Rochester. From Rochester I took FF which became DD once I crossed into Walworth county. Then Potter/Whitmore to NN to H. I saw a bunch of cyclists and SAG vehicles this segment but they were headed east, the opposite direction.
I made my way into Lake Geneva down Dodge/McDonald to S. Shore to Como. Here I met the mother of all hills. I was wheezing like I was having and asthma attack by the time I hit the top. Took 50 briefly to Knollwood to Laurel/Geneva Rd which became 67. Then followed 67 into Walworth to B to Ridge which took me to State line rd and back into Illinois. Then Gasch to Hebron to Reese to RT 173. Then Crowley I ran into a bit of a problem. I didn't know it was all torn up. I went through anyways because Rt 173 looked unpleasant. It got worse as I went on I barely made it to Harvard Hills over the broken up pavement. Finally, I went past Motorla and back to 173 which took me by the Harvard Metra station.

Total milage 82 [7 to and from Metra stations to my home]
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9/9 - yes
My Harmon Hundred was actually Harmon Fifty. Great day for a ride. Good routes, nice challenging hills, just a liitle too much traffic at the last 2-3 miles.
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9/9 yep. Did the Harmon Hundred along with some other BF folks. I only turned 94 hilly miles because I took a few shortcuts to get home before the SO went to work. Just barely made it too!
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9/9 - Harmon Hundred. Met a whole new bunch of BF members. Good ride. Many more hills than expected. I actually did better than expected for not having ridden much lately.
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9/10 Commuted to work today. 29 miles to downtown Chicago. Stupid headwind made it difficult.
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Usual commute 18.5 miles. I hate coming during the heart of rush hour as all the @-holes are out. I switched last month from the North Branch trail to Lehigh ave because it was 1 mile shorter, they are going to be tearing up the path soon, and I was sick of near misses on the path with morons. However, Lehigh is narrow and have lots of brush passers including a school bus who was the worst.
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9-10 did 5 miles on my trainer. first time on a bike in a week. still getting over the flu
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9/11 Was supposed to ride to Cannon Falls to pick up friends vehicle from shop, but was called half way there it wasn't finished. So I turned back north and went into the wind and up a 2+mile climb to head back home. Was met by wife after 55+ miles.
Left River Falls and went south to Red Wing, MN. I caught the Cannon Valley Trail to Welch, MN. Got off trail and went north to Hastings, MN.

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Moving Time 4:19:32
Distance (mi ) 56.89
Moving Speed (mph) 13.2 avg. 34.4 max.
Elevation Gain (ft) +4,687 / -4,982

Avg. Heart Rate 123 bpm Zone 2.6

Temperature (F) 63.9F avg. 64.4F high
Wind Speed ( mph) NW 16.8 avg. NW 20.7 max.

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9/11 had to skip my after work 36miler for curriculum night at school. Did almost an hour on the rollers though working on one legged drills, I suck btw...fell once.
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9/13 did a 17.5 mile trip today. first time i have been out in a week, been ill.
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9/13 did a 17.5 mile trip today. first time i have been out in a week, been ill.
hope to do the saturday morning ride at village pedlar
Wish I could join you, but I have to "parent" on Saturday. Maybe the following one. One last brush up before the Psimet Invitational.
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Did 76 miles today. Up to the town of Ringworm, uh, Ringland or something like that (where the Fox/McHenry trail finally turns from paved to crunchy gravel). 38 with a great tail wind 38 with a nasty headwind At 40 I thought I feel great! After another 20 into the wind, my legs reminded me I haven't really ridden many long rides
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9-14 = YES!!!

I FINALLY got back to commuting. Beautiful morning. No dogs. 2 black cats that did NOT cross my path. The squirrels are really freekin busy right now. I saw at least 15-20 per mile. This must be their busy season.

I feel great. Now....the ride home...uphill into the wind....
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9-14 = 28 mile morning commute

Manohman, steady headwind is killing me. And it was cold to boot. 55 degrees in shorts and jersey doesn't feel to good. Later on I pulled my rain jacket over because I just couldn't stand the cold anymore.
But the hot shower at work made me forget the pain.
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