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Old 03-26-08, 06:10 PM   #1201
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Snuck out of work early to get in a ride, but wasn't able to get on the road until just before 5:30. tried to time it so I got home as the sun was going down but I turned around too early. Oh well, I still got in about 19 miles. Weather was GREAT...for late March in Wisconsin anyways. A little windy, but I'll take it
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Went out for a group ride with my team and Garysol1 and Leinad tagged along. As usual I crushed their souls. Surprisingly, I climbed really well and felt great. I had some good kicks tonight.
Either:
a.) I still suck at climbing, but everyone else sucks more
b.) I'm good at climbing and I don't know it
c.) I'm mediocre at climbing, and my team is awful
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Old 03-26-08, 07:26 PM   #1203
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Went out for a group ride with my team and Garysol1 and Leinad tagged along. As usual I crushed their souls.
Come on now.....give this old guy a little credit. I was puking a lung from time to time but I never left the A-group.



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Surprisingly, I climbed really well and felt great. I had some good kicks tonight.
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c.) I'm mediocre at climbing, and my team is awful
I would say B. There are some good climbers on the team obviously and you looked to be in the mix for all the climbs.
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Old 03-26-08, 09:22 PM   #1204
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Easy and slow recovery ride today. 8 miles through town sidestreets, not breaking a sweat... floating along at an easy 14mph.
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30 miles this afternoon. Took Big Timber off Randall and all of a sudden, I see I'm in Gilberts. Where were you Cylowe? At least I remembered to start by heading west, so coming back, I had the wind a little more behind me.
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Come on now.....give this old guy a little credit. I was puking a lung from time to time but I never left the A-group.





I would say B. There are some good climbers on the team obviously and you looked to be in the mix for all the climbs.
I give you credit, you should see us in the summertime. I've been known to drive a 30+mph paceline.

And it's all about the momentum on the hill, not the gear. That first hill when I took off, I was probably in the 53x17
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30 miles this afternoon. Took Big Timber off Randall and all of a sudden, I see I'm in Gilberts. Where were you Cylowe?
Hiding in my quarantined house of funk. Did you at least wave when you went past my 'hood?

And where were you starting/ending riding on a weekday that you were at Randall/Big Timber? I hope it wasn't rush hour.

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Went out for a group ride with my team and Garysol1 and Leinad tagged along.
Figured I would add to Mitch's as always stunning ride report.

This was to be my first fast group ride since moving to Ohio so I really was not sure what to expect but I did know that I wanted to put in a good showing. Leinad and myself arrived at Spin Cycle in Lakewood a bit early. We just hung around and met some of the guys. Temps were right around 40 degrees so I was not sure how big a group we would have. By 6:00pm about 25 guys and a gal were mulling around the store. Most of the guys were younger than myself with LOT'S of bling bikes. The ride starts as one big wave of riders. We have to go down a very steep decent on very torn up pavement with a stop sign at the bottom to get into the metro parks area. Most guys decended pretty safely but there were a few who had to show off there skills and pass the pack on the left side of the road only to jam on there brakes at the bottom
The group broke up into a A and a B group. I see CrimsonKarter rolling up to the A group so I figured what the hell. I always had B group as a safety net. The pace quickly got up to the mid to upper 20's in a rotating pace line. I must say the line was very organized and I had a blast. First climb and I was feeling fine. I finished the climb mid pack and hurting myself to do it. Immediately we had 2 more climb's and same result. After the climbs we got back onto the relatively flat parkway and started our rotating line again. It was not quite as organized this time around. I would pull through, move left and the guy's behind me would just hammer up the road single file. Oh well. The group was still averaging 25+ as we came around a bend and got met head on by a herd of Deer. Needless to say there were LOT'S of brake checks. The deer ran off and everyone stayed upright. We had a few more miles of paceline and one final hill and we were home. I was pretty proud of my performance overall. I never got dropped and I think I showed the group that I was a worthy and safe addition to there A group which is all I wanted to accomplish.
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Hiding in my quarantined house of funk. Did you at least wave when you went past my 'hood?

And where were you starting/ending riding on a weekday that you were at Randall/Big Timber? I hope it wasn't rush hour.
Nah. I cut out of work after lunch since it was good weather (so working late today, but who cares since it will be snowing/raining) Actually I started at the FP, right along Big Timber. Was it Wolf?
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Old 03-27-08, 08:54 AM   #1211
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Voldemort: Next time you're in the hood give me a call. I was looking for a reason to get out of the house and on the bike yesterday. A phone call from someone could have gotten me out of the honey do's that I otherwise couldnt escape by myself. Its harder for her to say no if she knows shes ruining 2 people's rides

Spent some time at Sammy's in St. Charles yesterday picking up some more parts for my new build. Looks like it may debut in New Glarus (good thing too, it has a compact).
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Old 03-27-08, 09:07 AM   #1212
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It was 'not cold' (does not mean it was warm), and dry outside, so I thought I'd take the new bike for its maiden voyage. Handled like a dream. The rider sucked though. About 3 miles in, my lower wisdom teeth started hurting... bad... no, horribly. I turned back, so only having 6 miles in total - I was disappointed.

This happened last spring too, if it was cold and I was sucking air - my teeth hurt. I don't want to get them pulled just for this, but maybe I'll have to look into that. Making me not ride = unacceptable.
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Old 03-27-08, 09:25 AM   #1213
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First ride of the season

Went for the first ride (near Waukesha) of the season. Took out my old Trek and went about 6 miles, but at least I got out. Surprised by the fact I was not at all cold.
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Voldemort: Next time you're in the hood give me a call. I was looking for a reason to get out of the house and on the bike yesterday. A phone call from someone could have gotten me out of the honey do's that I otherwise couldnt escape by myself. Its harder for her to say no if she knows shes ruining 2 people's rides

Spent some time at Sammy's in St. Charles yesterday picking up some more parts for my new build. Looks like it may debut in New Glarus (good thing too, it has a compact).
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Old 03-27-08, 03:20 PM   #1215
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I rode 50 miles today, I didn't really do much. It was more of a "ride" than what I usually do. I just went out to put some more time on the bike.
However, I did attack some of the hills, and repeated a few of them for shiggles. I am a lot more agressive on all of my rides, I go out at a pace that'll put some burn into my legs. Hopefully it'll put some muscle into them since I've got little girl legs.
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Old 03-27-08, 03:59 PM   #1216
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On the bright side, little girl legs don't incur the weight penalty of these damn sexy legs I'm working with.
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On the bright side, little girl legs don't incur the weight penalty of these damn sexy legs I'm working with.
By little girl legs, I meant "rediculously muscular legs hidden by gracious fat rolls"

Sorry for anything lost in translation.
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Old 03-27-08, 07:55 PM   #1218
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I didn't know there was a difference between little girls' and little boys' legs.
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Old 03-29-08, 11:25 AM   #1219
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3/29/08 60 miles, still too cold, 25 am rose to about 30 by the time I got home. Very unusal wind today ESE at about 10-15, that doesn't happen often around here. It was sunny though, so I got a little vitamin D at least.
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Did I ride today ? Yes. First day of Race Camp with FS Concepts and Wes Seigler. Today we did mock Crit races around a 4 or so mile loop. It was attended by Cat 2's down to Cat 5's. Yes it hurt very badly
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Old 03-29-08, 01:18 PM   #1221
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Joy Riding

3 Miles today... Still not motivated to do much more than just mosey around the forest preserve near my house. Wow. I am getting lazzzzzy. But It was fun.
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Got in 31 miles today around lunch time. I waited until it warmed up above 30 before heading out and it climbed to just over 40 while I was on the road. Loved that sunshine.

On a bad note, I started going WAAAYYY slow on the way back and thought the wind was just kicking my arse. However, it turned out that my right brifter had slid forward a small bit and was tensioning my rear brake cable. Had to stop and do some road side repairs and after that my speed went up dramatically! Amazing how much faster you can go when you're not riding your brakes.
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I did an unexpected 20 miles today. I meant to do 30-40, but I got a flat tire 10 miles in. I pulled over and everything was routine until I broke my last tires lever. Luckily, Lakewood/Rocky River is Team Spin turf, and we were out in force today. got the tire fixxed, and knowing that this was the beginning of a bad day, I took off home.
On Hogsback Lane, one of the hills I hate, there was some erosion, so now there is a 100ft long gap in the road that is about 5 inches higher than everything else. I got to that and said "F*** this" and turned around. A few miles later, I routinely scrubbed my rear tire with my glove, and my hand got caught in between it and the seat tube, locking up the rear tire and the bike with only my right hand on the bars. Luckily, I kept it up, and rode home in the wind the rest of the way in a monster 53x14 gear.
I also sprinted a few hills in the same gear.

All in all, it was a good ride, I was tired by the time I got home.
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I forgot to post my ride report from yesterday:

I rode 60 some miles yesterday, absolutely no hills. I rode down Rt6 into Downtown Vermillion, it was a nice ride, I overdressed by wearing a winter hat, [The] knee warmers, and neoprene overshoes.

There were some hairy parts where passing cars were doing 60mph, and coming close to hitting me. Either way, it went well, I hammered along pretty well, and I caught a draft off of a Firebird for a few miles (doing 35mph)

When I got home I said to myself "I need a new cyclocomputer" so I went to the LBS and bought a PowerTap Pro laced to a DT Swiss R1.1. Funny how things work out.
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3.5 hour hill ride with some fast guys. I always lose on the climbs, but I always win the coasting descending contests. I didn't think I was that fat. I represented well on the flat sprints, but not as well as the descents.

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How nonchalant. The reason you got a PT was because you just said it to yourself. I'd put money down that you have were considering it since before you got home after the ride.
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