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Old 04-01-10, 08:53 PM   #5851
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Looks like I picked up a tiny metal sliver in my new Contis... nice. Ah, a nice Thursday evening, in-laws on their way back to Canada stopping by, good food, a Corona & lime, AND.... changing a tire. WHEEEE.
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Old 04-01-10, 08:58 PM   #5852
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Took the day off but took a very relaxing and enjoyable 5 miles around the neighborhood.
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Old 04-01-10, 09:10 PM   #5853
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3/31... Spin ride. Good hard efforts. Had a another BF'er along on the ride. Ill let him pipe in if he wants.
4/01... Tandem ride with my 8 year old. 12 miles of recovery speed. Awesome ride!!!!
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Took a day off work...45 miles, beautiful day!! A bit windy but we rode out into the wind and enjoyed the push back home. I think the junior finally realizes he needs to ride to be fast. Mid-Ohio tomorrow!
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Old 04-02-10, 12:18 PM   #5855
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3rd day in a row of wearing just shorts & a jersey. It's been a fun heat wave.

I hope to get hit by a thunderstorm tomorrow. It's been a while since I've ridden through one of those.
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Old 04-02-10, 01:09 PM   #5856
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4/2 Well me and the misses have today off together and since the kids are either away in college or into their own stuff and don't need us around except to pay their bills, we got in a great little ride of 90 miles. From our place in elyria rode thru grafton, chatham, lodi, burbank, lunch in west salem, spencer wellington, Oberlin, and home to elyria. While stopped in Oberlin for a coffee, we are sitting outside and POP, ZZZZZZZ flat tire. Wore a hole thru at the stem, great timing though, just sat, drank my coffee, and changed a flat, then head for home.
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36 miles today, would have done more but I want to save some energy for Tsuru's ride Saturday.
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Old 04-02-10, 02:55 PM   #5858
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awesome! Just got an email, some guy I know online who's a fan of tsururadio just drove here from Colorado for tomorrow's ride! oh man...

Looks like some rain in the evening? Hope it holds off.
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Old 04-02-10, 03:09 PM   #5859
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40 some miles this afternoon.....South into Berea then through the metro parks to Rocky River then back home to Avon
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awesome! Just got an email, some guy I know online who's a fan of tsururadio just drove here from Colorado for tomorrow's ride! oh man...

Looks like some rain in the evening? Hope it holds off.
Weather Channel predicting no rain until 1 p.m Saturday, even then its only a 40% chance, should be just fine.
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Old 04-02-10, 04:22 PM   #5861
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Incredible warm weather here in S.E. Michigan -- 20-30 degrees above normal. Rode 10 miles on Tuesday just after picking up new bike from LBS (great timing!); 21 on Wednesday; 10 on Thursday on the trail bike with the wife; 22 today.

Both Wednesday's and today's rides were out a long, straight rail-trail with a stiff tailwind on the out portion, meaning serious headwind on the way back. I don't think I've ever ridden that long in the drops, but it sure did help!
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Old 04-02-10, 06:01 PM   #5862
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1.5 hours this evening. Was planned to be an easy ride but it was really slow. Once off the bike in my driveway I discovered the rear brake was rubbing.
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Old 04-03-10, 12:11 PM   #5863
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4/2 55 miles in a howling gale!!! Into the wind was hard, as you would expect, but the downwind was perfect for our route home. we did a consistant 27-30 mph for 20+ miles, what a hoot!! The cross wind was borderline dangerous though as it would push you into traffic.

TSURU, sorry we weren't able to make it down your way today, hope you had a successfull event and maybe do it again next year!!
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Old 04-03-10, 12:13 PM   #5864
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Just checked the local airport hourly update, wind steady 31 gusting to 43 yipee!! what a rush.
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Old 04-03-10, 12:23 PM   #5865
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A rather blustery day in North Central Ohio. We rode to a track and field invitational meet in Bucyrus. The winds forced them to cancel the girls' pole vault events. A nice ride home with the wind behind us.
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Old 04-03-10, 01:59 PM   #5866
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The winds were a concern to me and I bailed out on the race at Mid-Ohio. Mansfield Airport at 3:00 PM had 36 mph sustained wind with 52 mph gust. Just can't imagine racing with the wind plowing sideways against the pack.
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Old 04-03-10, 06:07 PM   #5867
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Thursday planned on riding 40 miles...only made it 12 when i had a flat. When I took the wheel off to change it, realized that my tires were wore down to the threads...riding the trainer this winter tore my rear tire up. By the end of the ride 18.5 windy miles. Yesterday, squeezed in a windy 11 miles. Today...way to much wind for me.
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Mid-Ohio Grand Prix...or better said..Mid-Ohio Hurricane. Nice showing despite the wind, we had 18 riders in the Masters class. What a day! The uphill portion of the course was straight into a 30+ mph wind, the downhill saw 40+ mph through the turns. Nice course to ride..I now know my true max HR. Finished with front group mid-pack in sprint.
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everyone at mid-ohio was calling Bill a wussy for wussying out.

We got grouped with the 1/2s so the hammers were out. First race of the year hurt. Finished with the pack.... Not getting dropped is a good start.
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50 miles in 50+ mph winds for my charity ride yesterday! It was amazing!
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everyone at mid-ohio was calling Bill a wussy for wussying out.

We got grouped with the 1/2s so the hammers were out. First race of the year hurt. Finished with the pack.... Not getting dropped is a good start.
Nice job Scott.

I was only part "wussy". We had visitors and by the time they left I would have missed the Master's race I was signed up for, and would not have any time to warm up for the Cat 4 race starting 1 hr later. My one son had immunity from my wife and could get his stuff together and car packed while the guest were present. I did feel guilty enough to ride a solo 32 mile race simulation where I "rode like I stole something" out into Granger and Bath. Riding into the wind on Granger Rd from RT 21 to Medina was hurtful at race pace effort.
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04/03, 20 miles

Out at sunrise in the rain. Had a soccer mom pull up next to me
while stopped at a light, gave a big on my tail light (PBSF).
Said she could see me from six blocks back.

04/04, 25 miles

Glad I got out early, the winds have arrived.
Just put the Easter turkey on the grill.

Happy Easter,

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32.49 Miles...Most of it was pretty windy, but everything felt good except my lower back. I need to work on my core strength....

Was a good ride regardless.

Now its time to eat.
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Old 04-04-10, 03:06 PM   #5874
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Guess what I did today? Followed by an hour-long ride before tomorrow's race near Brussels. Hoping to finish tomorrow, Wednesday was a move in the right direction.

Merckx* and I

Crazy, piss-drunk Irishman. He knew my roommate as we rode by.

Team Sky and Tommeke at the feed zone.

I was going to steal one and ride off with it, but the mechanic took my size off the roof and had it at the top of the Koppenberg before I could act.
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Old 04-04-10, 04:46 PM   #5875
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4/4 (had yesterday's date wrong) Me and the wife took the twins out for an easter ride 30 enjoyable spring miles.

Crimson, nice picks glad your having a good time, enjoy it while you can. Wish I could have done something like that when I was young!

TSURU, Details about your ride. How many and do you thing you'll do it again?
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