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Old 04-15-08, 12:42 PM   #1351
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4/15/08

13 miles with temps in the high 50's along with 20 mph winds....
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Old 04-15-08, 02:06 PM   #1352
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This morning was a great commute in Minnesota. 45 degrees at sunrise with 15-20 mph winds. Great to not need winter gloves!
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Old 04-15-08, 04:03 PM   #1353
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This morning was a great commute in Minnesota. 45 degrees at sunrise with 15-20 mph winds. Great to not need winter gloves!
Best day in Minnesota so far this year, except for the wind. But at least it will be a tail wind on the way home!

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Old 04-15-08, 04:10 PM   #1354
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Made it out Monday for some more hill work. Took the touring bike since it has a triple. Here is the ride from the Edge:
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Old 04-15-08, 04:29 PM   #1355
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Heading out to the local fast training ride. Hopefully people show up. Wind in the mid 20's. Should be fun.
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Old 04-15-08, 05:06 PM   #1356
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Epic fail doesn't begin to describe what my 'attempted' ride was. I'm am SW of what some of you have called "windy" Plainfield - in the farmlands around the Illinois River. I left my neighborhood to a crosswind, annoying, but rideable. Turned South straight into the wind, and it just never let up. I mean fierce.

As an added bonus, mother nature decided to throw some sort of forest fire directly up wind from me. Not sure what was buring, as it was on the other side of the river, but from the amount of smoke, it's been burning a while. So, now I'm riding through the constant smell of smoke, in some terrible headwind, it just wasn't fun, so I turned around and headed home. I may have set a personal flat-land speed-record coming back, but I'll never know because that bike has no computer. My eyes sting a little and my jersey smells like I was sitting around a camp-fire. I suck.

P.S. weather chanel says winds are currently 32mph.
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Old 04-15-08, 05:45 PM   #1357
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Oh, and I forgot to mention, I was attacked by a pack of dogs. No, I'm not making this up. I stopped by the end of a road where a neighborhood MUP dumps out onto the road I was riding. I was taking a drink of water when I heard barking in the distance - no biggie. Then it got closer and I looked over to see 4 chihuahuas charging at me. I didn't do a thing because they were chihuahuas. On older looking beady-eyed greyish one wasn't happy. He was growling and snarling at me, so I yelled "no" and pointed to the house saying "go home." 3 of them ran off, but this 4th one wasn't having it. He walked up and bit my ankle. Yes, the ankle-biter bit my ankle. It mostly just tugged at the sock, but I couldn't do much since that foot was still clipped in. I yelled at him and continued to drink my water, figuring an owner would be gathering the dog soon. When that didn't happen, I pointed my bike back towards the road and prepared to continue - which scared the dog back to the house.

What a terrible day for riding.
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Old 04-15-08, 06:05 PM   #1358
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4/15 65 miles at 18.5 ave. Little nicer then yesterday, but just barely, not as much wind and the sunny skys still lack warmth.
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Old 04-15-08, 06:18 PM   #1359
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4/15 - yes , 20 miles. Busse Woods trails is clean and nice.
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Old 04-15-08, 07:48 PM   #1360
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30.75 race miles at a 26.1 average speed. Westlake Crit series. CrimsonKarter was in the same race with me. Good times
Total distance today was 43 miles.
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Old 04-15-08, 08:14 PM   #1361
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I got the ever-loving **** beaten out of me by some of those guys. I initiated one breakaway, and got spit out after a mile, and then the second one, the same thing happened after I took the lead and found myself by myself.
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Old 04-15-08, 08:22 PM   #1362
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I got the ever-loving **** beaten out of me by some of those guys.
I must say that was some of the fastest CLOSEST racing I have ever been part off. Knocking bars at 30mph was interesting........
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Old 04-15-08, 08:24 PM   #1363
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Yeah, and the older guy, Tony, you were saying was fast... He was fast because he took a break for a lap or two. Are you addicted now? If you can hold your own in that race (which is a Cat1/2 plus a fast 3 race essentially) you'll be able to win some real races easily.

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Old 04-15-08, 08:35 PM   #1364
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Are you addicted now? If you can hold your own in that race (which is a Cat1/2 plus a fast 3 race essentially) you'll be able to win some real races easily.
I am hooked. Hopefully we will have some nice weather for RATL.
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Old 04-16-08, 10:57 AM   #1365
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30 miles with a bear of a southwest wind.......I headed west into Black River Reservation and back to Avon
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Old 04-16-08, 01:36 PM   #1366
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I am running 6 tonight, and then riding tonight!!
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Old 04-16-08, 04:40 PM   #1367
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25 miles in 65 and 20mph wind.
16.5 avg speed, 153 avg HR, 174 max HR

Me and my KoM jersey.
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Old 04-16-08, 05:20 PM   #1368
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4/16 I worked the hills in the wind today. I don't know what is harder, a 10+% uphill or a 2% uphill into the teeth of the wind. 31 miles with about 2000 feet of climbing, 16.3 avg...definite "B" group in New Glarus.
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Old 04-16-08, 06:10 PM   #1369
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Rode in to work this morning and took the long way home. Winds were crazy at 30+ mph, but when they got behind me I was FLYING. Felt better going up some of the steeper hills so the climbing legs are starting to take shape. not quite there though. Altogether 28 miles and boy did the warm weather feel good.
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Old 04-16-08, 07:53 PM   #1370
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Yes!!!! 40 miles at Morton Aboretum. Crazy winds but the roads at the Aboretum never keep you in one direction too long. Very nice ride. You're pretty much up or down there so it was a good workout as well.

By the end, as my brother would say, I was popped. My 8 am breakfast was long gone when I finished at 1:00. I was starved!

Rode the last 2 days....just 15 miles each day and ran in the mornings. I am tired. Good tired. It was a great day.

Riding 30 miles with my neighbor tomorrow. Good times.
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Old 04-16-08, 09:26 PM   #1371
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Yes!!!! 40 miles at Morton Aboretum. Crazy winds but the roads at the Aboretum never keep you in one direction too long. Very nice ride. You're pretty much up or down there so it was a good workout as well.

By the end, as my brother would say, I was popped. My 8 am breakfast was long gone when I finished at 1:00. I was starved!

Rode the last 2 days....just 15 miles each day and ran in the mornings. I am tired. Good tired. It was a great day.

Riding 30 miles with my neighbor tomorrow. Good times.
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I woke up at 4am and did 4 hours of repeating set of 15 minute threshold intervals alternating with 15 minutes of lunges and squats. After a cliff bar for breakfast I ran from my house to WI (carrying my bike of course) and did 6 hours of hill repeats at Blue Mounds.

Absolute mole hill if you ask me.

See you suckers in a week and a half. Look at me wrong and I'll light you up.

Oh....and I'll ride with the "B" group.
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Old 04-17-08, 12:24 AM   #1372
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today made me want to cry, ive never had to do a ride all in the small ring
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Old 04-17-08, 06:28 AM   #1373
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today made me want to cry, ive never had to do a ride all in the small ring
It was pretty darn windy yesterday. I was out on the bike doing some intervals from 10pm to 11pm last night and it was still gusty.

But riding home on the motorcycle at around 5pm I was afraid of being blown off the bike a couple of times. Damn was it gusty!
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Old 04-17-08, 06:36 AM   #1374
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I rode yesterday. Besides my short bike commute, I went 23.5 miles for my HHH (horribly hilly hundreds) training. Here's a map of my ride
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Old 04-17-08, 06:41 AM   #1375
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Wednesday was windy, 'tis true. Getting tossed about by crosswinds on the first couple miles of my planned ride freaked me out enough that I turned around and ended up riding around my subdivision. Riding into the teeth of the breeze was good times. 'Sprinting' at about 14 mph. Oof.

Psimet, I hope you commuted yesterday. You could have coasted home.
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