I tihnk I did like 45 minutes of CX today. I have to agree with Bill. The mud pit was the worst time of my life, but I only had to do it 4x. My wheel eventually locked up making it nearly impossible to ride even in the granny gear. Despite my efforts to scrape the mud off, it didn't yield results. I had to drop out with one lap to go.
I weighed my bike at the shop when I got back and I got a reading of 47.3 pounds. When I weighed my bike after I built it, I got 22.3 pounds. There are some just rediculous shot fo the the mess in the Show your Bike thread in CX.
Did the Tombstone Tour here in Northwest Ohio. 38.51 miles...cold and windy, but it was great. New personal best for miles also.
10/18 42 miles, man I hate north winds. With lake erie only 8 or so miles north of me, it gives me no choice but to side south and then back into the wind home or a cross wind going east and west. On the whole not a bad day to ride.
11 miles with my sis about town before she flew back to Florida...
10/17, 20 miles
Hit the local MUP after work. 110ish cadence spinning.
Lots of garter snakes on the pavement enjoying the last bits of heat.
10/18, 43 miles
Blueberry pancakes and spicy goose sausage for breakfast, then hit the road at 10 am.
Chilly / breezy / sunny ride out west of Joliet. Woulda done more, but the damn grass
keeps growing and the leaves keep falling.
Crimson & Jet, I just checked out your pics in the cx forum.
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I rode from Chicago to the Panera at Waukegan Rd & Buckley Rd in Lake Forest and back. The 10 mph wind from the SW helped me cover 23 miles in one hour fifteen minutes.
Of course, the return trip against the wind added thirty minutes to the route.
Sheridan Rd is 100% finished in Highland Park. A huge improvement.
Temperatures near 50F allowed me to avoid layers and it was great to ride in just shorts and a jersey.
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
44 miles meandering around Lorain County today. Totally not loving these cold temps, but it's better than the trainer.
I definitely feel the fitness fading, and that on top of the cold weather it's just not great! next few days are supposed to be warmer so that'll be nice, gotta get out and ride while we can.
oldschool areodynamic brick
a super-easy 27.4 miles today with a maximum of only 717w
On my way back down Lake Rd, I saw the lamest, most one-sided excuse for a high-speed car chase ever;
A Green mid-90's Mitsubishi VR4 was speeding down the road at at least 60-70 mph (it's a 35mph zone). A little later, I see 5 police cars with their sirens on driving down the road doing ~40 mph.
I'd liken it to Chuck Liddel beating up Stephen Hawkings.
10/19 32 miles, today I could use the wind to my advantage and got in a nice fast ride.
44 miles today, I think the leaves are peaking. Very beautiful w/the bright blue sky for a backdrop. Much more comfortable w/the warmer temps. Yeah, a little wind to keep us honest.
15 miles. Max heart rate test. Yuck.
29 mile commute