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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    Today I rode the Mid Ohio Bikers Fall-N-Leaf ride. It was a metric century through some beautiful and very challenging terrain.
    Very nice ride and pictures. Looks like the kind of Ohio roads that I used to love to ride on my motorcycle. The leaves here in Michigan are also way behind on color, to the point where we might not get much at all this year: they just go right to brown and fall off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DougG View Post
    Very nice ride and pictures. Looks like the kind of Ohio roads that I used to love to ride on my motorcycle.
    Before I moved here I thought Ohio was flat.......

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    I got in a great ride yesterday out to Crown Point, IN and back 60 miles round trip... fun ride!!

    Sat was a bust. Only a few showed up from my group... a lousy 24 miler, ugggh

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    I worked the weekend, so now it's Monday and it's: sleep in late, and go for a ride. YEAH!

    Drove out to Pewaukee, WI and rode around the lake. I over dressed, got the wind wrong, but still had a good time. My normal route is counter clockwise which, I think, is harder. So this time I went the other way around. While not nearly as hilly as Lake Geneva, there are some rollers on the south shore:



    ... and some decent climbs on the north side:



    The lake is about 5 miles long, and it was a bit choppy today.



    Damage: 20 miles in 1+ hours. Easy ride. Just having fun, hanging in there as long as the weather cooperates.

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    Those Ohio pics are awesome. Are those small 'mountains' or is there a creek at the bottom that cut those valleys? You know ... climb, climb, climb, DOWN!!! ... cross a creek ... climb, climb,climb, DOWN!!!
    Last edited by John Wilke; 10-15-07 at 04:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke View Post
    I worked the weekend, so now it's Monday and it's: sleep in late, and go for a ride. YEAH!
    Lucky you! Today was much better day for riding. I wish I had more time today - I was only able to squeeze 14 mile ride after work ( before it become really dark).

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke View Post
    Are those small 'mountains' or is there a creek at the bottom that cut those valleys? You know ... climb, climb, climb, DOWN!!! ... cross a creek ... climb, climb,climb, DOWN!!!
    I would call them mini mountains. Up one side and down the other. There were 5 or 6 climbs within that 60 mile route that I would call steep. I have the map scanned in if anyone is interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    I have the map scanned in if anyone is interested.
    I'd like to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke View Post
    I'd like to see it.
    Ask and ye shall recieve.....


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    My last chance this week to skip town for a ride. Tuesday night I was in Merton to pick up some snow tires for the car that I had scored on Craigslist, and decided to go back that way Wednesday morning and sneak a ride in. I've ridden out of Pikes Lake State Park just a few miles east, but never out of Hartford.

    The NEW Hwy 60 ... ribbon cutting is next week!



    Quiet roads, nice easy rollers. Next town of any size in this direction is about 30 miles.



    Oh ... lets see ... how does it go? (Ahem ....)



    TRACTOR UP!!



    Turning back into the wind, I head back towards Pike Lake which is part of the northern Kettle Moraine area (read: HILLS).

    Powder Hill on the left. Nasty rollers straight ahead.



    I pick the wimps way out and just go up the park road to the top of Powder Hill.



    Gee, it sure felt harder than it looks here.

    Damage: 20 miles in 1+ hours. Nothing major, just out for a ride. It was good.

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    10-18 did a 10 mile ride
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    rode 50 miles today mostly into a 30mph headwind. Lots of farmland as he headed south into valley City Ohio. After a little lunch break it was back into the wind to finish off the loop. Can't complain about the 70+ degree temps though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
    rode 50 miles today mostly into a 30mph headwind. Lots of farmland as he headed south into valley City Ohio. After a little lunch break it was back into the wind to finish off the loop. Can't complain about the 70+ degree temps though.
    i am NOT a fan of the wind. i would think twice about suiting up and heading into a 30mph. much respect.

    all that being said, the wind is already howling here in the Chicago Burbs. with temps near 70 i just have to get my arse out there. looks like it is a SW wind currently at 15 mph & going up. at least the ride home will be fast.

    later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    i am NOT a fan of the wind. i would think twice about suiting up and heading into a 30mph .
    I figured with winter around the corner we may as well try to enjoy what little time we have left.

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    10/20 - Yep.

    26 mile Village Pedaler ride. It was a tad chilly to start, but great once the sun creeped higher in the sky. The wind wasn't too bad. My legs were a bit jelly from running 30 minutes on the treadmill on Friday for the first time since springtime. It'll be interesting to see how they feel tomorrow up in Wisconsin.

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    ^^^^ CyLowe and Running. what the heck is going on with the world. that is crazy talk man.

    10/20 = YES

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    just a little Saturday stroll through the Fox River area. i was real happy with the effort considering my recent lack of saddle time. the weather was just freaking awesome out, even with the wind.

    i would say the chances of me making Hip's ride tomorrow are less then 10%. after this effort i just dont think i could show up and do the BFNIC proud.

    later.

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    I rode in Bull Valley today. Gorgeous with the leaves changing colors.

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    22.5 miles today. Beautiful day, decent wind. 19.6 was from Hwy-H/Kilbourn down to Lake Michigan and all through Carol Beach estates. Came home and did another three miles on my new fg/ss (brakeless at the moment) getting a feel for it in the neighborhood.

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    10/21 - Nice fall bike ride on the touring bike. 44 miles on a cool overcast day. Saw some colorful hillsides, a nice sized buck just outside Hammond and only a slight breeze. The rain and wind held off until later in the afternoon. The riding is becoming harder for me to do as it has been raining on my days off and is dark when i get home. The trainer might be coming out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowdy View Post
    I rode in Bull Valley today. Gorgeous with the leaves changing colors.
    i did some riding up there this past may while training for the HHH. i loved it. later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
    i did some riding up there this past may while training for the HHH. i loved it. later.
    Bull Valley is nice because it is close to where I live. I have a nice route for that area where I hit four hills and can easily repeat the loop.

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    No miles over the weekend but did get in 18 this afternoon.
    Tough to ride from here when the wind is out of the north. With all the
    lead flying in the city lately though , I opted not to ride in town, but to
    drive a little north to Theinsville. Mostly new roads to me and I found a
    nice loop up to Grafton, then back through Cedarburg.





    Watch where you ride though!!



    A good friend of mine doesn't like this crossing (he learned a lesson that day - I hope )




    Keep riding ... spin and grin!

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    I was able to get in 22 miles before work this afternoon.

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    10/20 rode the village pedaler fitness loop. had a rough time with it. still haveing trouble when its cold out. want to say thanks to voldemort for pulling be back to the pack
    10/21 did a nice relaxing 26 mile ride on the bike trail up to crystal lake with the gf
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    Was only able to get out for a 1 hour fixed gear ride on Sunday morning before being wisked away to eat birthday cake.

    Today I rode my commute. I skipped commuting last week so it was wierd to ride for so long in total darness on the path. My light is OK (you can always use more right?), but I couldn't help but feel like there was a lot I wasn't seeing.

    Slow going (10 minutes longer than normal each way) and cold. That cold felt worse than days that are technically colder. It was wierd because the temp actually dropped as the ride went.

    Just didn't have it in the tanks to turn out a good ride, but I was outside and riding. From the looks of this thread I seem to be in the minority so I'll celebrate my own little victory (congrats on getting out jb).

    I think there is a cyclocross race in the area this weekend (missed Carpentersville last weekend) - anyone interested in going?

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