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Old 03-02-08, 05:37 PM   #1076
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She is a very strong rider, she was supposedly "taking it easy" but I was working hard to keep up, especially in the headwind.
I think Tina is going to be an animal this year. She has really been dedicated to her training and to her coach.
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Old 03-02-08, 05:48 PM   #1077
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i ran outside because i was afraid to get my bike wet lol but when i was done the nice weather was tellin me to HTFU so i grabbed the bike and did a nice lil ride, worst part was going into the headwind i was doing hills ah welll 2 outside rides sat and sunday! spring is near
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Old 03-02-08, 05:50 PM   #1078
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You guys are really putting the pressure on her now!! She'll blow up on her first climb and blame you guys for it!! LOL. I'm very proud of her, she works wayyyy harder than I ever would. DAN
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Today was suffer fest. I made a trip to the Cedar Lake and didn't think the mileage would be 50 miles roundtrip. So I packed nothing but a bottle of water. Me = Dumbass.
I made it to the Lake without much trouble, but on my way back I started to feel it. Not enough energy left and no food with me. I had ice cold toes, because my shoe covers didn't keep all the wetness outside, so the top of my socks were wet and I couldn't feel my toes anymore.

For 2/3 of the trip I was somewhat OK, but the last 1/3 of the trip was going through hell. I only wanted to get home, nothing else was on my mind.

I was sooo happy to see my house. I crawled inside, ripped my shoes off and wolfed down a huge bowl of corn flakes with a couple of bananas and milk.

Ah, I'm feeling much better now.

Never again am I going to ride without at least a few energy gels in my pockets.
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Old 03-02-08, 06:34 PM   #1080
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Rode with garysol1 and leinad, did 45 miles, some nice hills and enough to put some more hurt into my legs. Came across a supposed 22% grade hill around the Boston Mills area on Boston Mills Rd, but I can't see that hill being anything over a 17%.
I just searched some files from Motion Based and it looks like the max grade was 20.2%
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Old 03-02-08, 08:15 PM   #1081
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I'm calling BS. Maybe it's just my skewed hindsight of pain...

You know, us gay roadies all have bad hindsight, or else we'd never be racing.
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Old 03-02-08, 08:18 PM   #1082
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I'm calling BS
That figure came out of a Garmin. I am not sure what accuracy is. I do know when your standing in your 39-25 and barely turning over the pedals that it is plenty steep though.
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Old 03-05-08, 12:42 PM   #1083
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oh my goodness it's lovely out today.
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Old 03-07-08, 05:54 PM   #1084
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My first of the year today. A bit chilly, but quite tolerable for 45 minutes. I rode the JOLT trail in Franklin. Nice and smooth ... no pot holes !!





Of course, I had to fly the colors!



More pics here: http://jdub999.blog.com/2835912/
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Old 03-08-08, 01:55 PM   #1085
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just did 3 miles in the worst snow storm of the year here in OHIO, just to see what it was like. I don't know how you commuter guys do it, I must say i'm impressed. It was kinds fun though!!
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A CTS Train Right DVD came with the trainer I bought 3+ years ago. For the first time ever, I did the workout. It was the mountain bike DVD. A pretty good workout. Added in a bit of time on the treadmill for additional Saturday afternoon fun.

I replaced last years cleats on my Keos today, as well. Gotta love that fresh cleat ease of clipping in!
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Old 03-09-08, 08:09 PM   #1087
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I raced. A criterium in heavy falling snow. And a four hour ride yesterday. I think I got frostbite on my toe.
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I raced. A criterium in heavy falling snow. And a four hour ride yesterday. I think I got frostbite on my toe.
Was this one of the training crits?
How'd it go?
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Old 03-09-08, 09:34 PM   #1089
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A CTS Train Right DVD came with the trainer I bought 3+ years ago. For the first time ever, I did the workout. It was the mountain bike DVD. A pretty good workout. Added in a bit of time on the treadmill for additional Saturday afternoon fun.

I replaced last years cleats on my Keos today, as well. Gotta love that fresh cleat ease of clipping in!
incorrect. this thread is about riding outside. so, these peeps dont care.

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Was this one of the training crits?
How'd it go?
The ABR Kenosha Velosport one.

I was still sore from yesterday. I bridged up to a couple of promising breaks, but ultimately missed the successful few. Five people rolled off the front in ones and twos over the last 4 laps. I was seventh in the sprint, 12th overall, but I had no snap at all after the previous day.
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Old 03-10-08, 06:14 AM   #1091
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...well I tried the commute this morning. I got past the casino and ran into the first real section of trail that hasn't been plowed at all this year. 3 inches of packed ice and snow. Made it about a 1/2 mile filled with a action packed bike handling skills clinic and decided it was time to turn around.

Good news - I rode this morning....outside.

Bad news - with the pack that frozen it will be another month before the path is clear enough to commute into work...
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incorrect. this thread is about riding outside. so, these peeps dont care.
You are correct. I have reposted my obviously out-of-place-in-this-thread post into the proper You And Your Trainer thread.

My deepest apologies to those who regularly HTFU and ride outside this time of year. I will not again sully this thread again until I ride outside.

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Old 03-11-08, 06:01 AM   #1093
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Hitting nothing but the rollers.
Set a new record on cadence without bouncing of the rollers. 169rpm!
If it doesn't help at all with my fitness, at least it will improve my pedaling style.
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Old 03-11-08, 03:14 PM   #1094
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13 miles around town on the MTB, just had to get outside, even in the slush and wet. Boy it sure p*ssed the driving public off though.
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Kudos for riding in the big slop in Ohio. At least here, it's dry and snowfree.
I rode 19.0 miles thru the far west side of Joliet and Shorewood. Fricken headwind for 1/3 of the ride slowed me down bigtime in the open. Other than that, i'm glad the weather is finally getting nicer here after this ridiculous winter the entire midwest has been having.
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I got about a 45 minute ride in. Enough to make me "feel happy" again. My wife and I have discovered that my mood is directly tied to working out/ riding.

Beautiful day. Nice wind out of the West. Still don't feel comfortable on the cross bike yet, but I figure I will work that out as I go.
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Old 03-11-08, 07:13 PM   #1097
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It was chilly and windy, and I wasn't dressed warm enough....but I managed a measly 7 miles here in NE Ohio. Tomorrow will be better.
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Had to leave work early today for an appointment ...with Mr. Rock Combo-Specialized. First time I've ridden that puppy since I crashed it 5-6 years ago, and Psimet fixed it 3 weeks ago. Thought it would be a good bike to get through any remaining snow on the forest preserve trail. Wow, platform pedals really suck! Started on clean trail. Saw a couple deer just before I hit the first snowy part. Partly melted snow is like riding in thick mud. Man, that's WORK. I looked down and saw my HR was up to 90%! As I struggled just to keep moving, I realized I had never seen deer actually laughing at someone before. Finally gave up and hit the road. And clipless pedals will be purchased tomorrow. But, hey, I got in 2 hours of real live riding.
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Old 03-12-08, 10:31 AM   #1099
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20 miles in West Cleveland this morning. It was nice and cloudy with a balmy 30 degree wind out of the west. It is kind of neat to ride when the snow is high enough that when you stick your arm out it hits the snow.
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20 miles today, not as bad as yesterday the roads where pretty dry, and most, not all berms were pretty clear. Temps in low 40 and slight north wind, all and all a good ride, would have went longer but the LBS called and said my other bike was ready so had to go get it.
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