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Old 04-18-08, 07:15 AM   #1401
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You heading down for the TdG? Are you going to ride any of the roads?
This is my second year for TDG. Last year I had a tour guide so to speak but this year I guess I am the guide. As of today we are planning to tackle the 3 gap on Thursday and see how we feel. Friday I want to do the http://www.sabacycling.com/circlethebald.shtml route.
Saturday will be saved for Brasstown. We will get there early and climb Brasstown a couple of times then head back up to the top to watch the race. I will let you know how these rides work out when I get back.
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climb Brasstown a couple of times
Glutton. For. Punishment.

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Old 04-18-08, 07:23 AM   #1403
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Glutton. For. Punishment.

For real.....I will be wishing for a triple ...or a compact.....or a 27.......
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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!
37.25 Miles out to Rocky River. Road down in the park a bit. Stopped by Performance to buy some supplies then came on home.
2 hours ride time.
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Old 04-18-08, 11:07 AM   #1405
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The weather is perfect today in Chicago. My short ride to work (2mi) was the most glorious it has been in awhile.
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4/18 - commuted in again. Trail is still flooded over in a few spot, but I was prepared for it today.

I'm getting faster.

I kicked into alternating running and cycling days again. I'm nothing of a runner, but even the pathetic attempts I make really make a difference in form on the bike.
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Old 04-18-08, 11:18 AM   #1407
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WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY!!
37.25 Miles out to Rocky River. Road down in the park a bit. Stopped by Performance to buy some supplies then came on home.
2 hours ride time.
you rock dude.

i gotta ask, what do you do for a living? to me, it seems you may be a professional cyclist .

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Old 04-18-08, 11:40 AM   #1408
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i gotta ask, what do you do for a living? to me, it seems you may be a professional cyclist .

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I am a dad I have been a S.A.H.D. (stay at home dad) for almost 6 years now. Both kids are now school aged so as long as I get my chores done I am free to do as I please. I try to really clean house on the crappy days so I have the nice days pretty free save for a little dusting or vacuum. It ain't bad being the *****
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I am a dad I have been a S.A.A.D. (stay at home dad) for almost 6 years now. Both kids are now school aged so as long as I get my chores done I am free to do as I please. I try to really clean house on the crappy days so I have the nice days pretty free save for a little dusting or vacuum. It ain't bad being the *****
very cool.

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Old 04-18-08, 04:00 PM   #1410
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1st year with a rode bike...got in 40 miles today but I got a lesson about wind. Rode 20mi south into a 23mph wind with gust to 35....at times I felt like I was going backwards. The ride back was better...I even hit 30mph on flat stretches if I pushed hard...that was cool...but I couldn't keep that pace as long as I wanted cause my legs were wiped from fightin the wind......
(rode open farmland in the far south burbs of Chicago) all in all a nice day
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Old 04-18-08, 04:40 PM   #1411
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Almost 21 miles today mainly on nearby trails (Rock Run Greenway trail from Black Rd. to the 7-Eleven by I-80 and back; Rock Run Preserve long loop 3 times clockwise (1.96 mile loop)). Weather held out all day here in eastern Illinois today. Western part had rain today and is going to spread in here tonight and part of tomorrow. Sunday should be nice again.
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Old 04-18-08, 06:46 PM   #1412
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4/17 as stated by graysol, we rode with the Akron Bike club on what they call the fast ride, (no quarter given, no quarter asked ride) My computer was reading 44 miles at the end. That included an earlier ride around the valley. Me and the gary did well, of course!!

4/18 got out on the "old steelie" for some good times, what a beautiful day here! No destination, just random cruising. ended the day at 35 miles. One of those wish it didn't have to end days for sure.
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Old 04-18-08, 10:37 PM   #1413
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4/18/08

15 miles with temps in the high 60's.
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Old 04-18-08, 11:25 PM   #1414
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7 miles today cut short by a ridiculous amount of gnats/flies that made any speed above 15mph grueling. They were quite literally all over me. After swallowing about four of them, I decided to turn back and call it a day.

Hopefully they'll be gone soon enough...
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Old 04-19-08, 02:18 AM   #1415
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Usual commute again (16 miles) plus another 14 or so just putzing around, visiting friends and whatnot. Some dick threw a bottle at me from his SUV on my way home; thankfully it hit my bag. I followed him for a few blocks, til he abruptly turned into an an alley and booked it out of there. Dangerous nonsense....
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Old 04-19-08, 08:29 AM   #1416
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20 miles through bull valley IL's hills. Very little traffic, cool views. I've determine hills are are smaller mammals An unfortunate head wind on the way back home, but otherwise a nice ride, looked like rain but only sprinkled.
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Old 04-19-08, 09:54 AM   #1417
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Errand riding: LBS (for tubes), bank, coffee beans. 4 mile loop around the north side. Winthrop between Granville and Bryn Mawr is a giant mess of potholes, sand, broken glass. Lots of other cyclists out - always a good sight.
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Old 04-19-08, 12:44 PM   #1418
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20 miles. Did the Race Around the Lake series today.......
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Old 04-19-08, 02:26 PM   #1419
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4/19 A.M. left the house at 6:50 am (forcast is for afternoon rain) wanted to get in a ride before We had to go for a college visit with our daughter. Headed for Oberlin Ohio (for those unfamiliar) a small college town just west of me. I toook a looping route in, There is a neat little bakery/store on the main street called Gibsons, it has tables out front on the sidewalk that overlooks Tappens square (a beautiful little park in the middle of town). I got my cup of joe and just took in the beauty of all the daffidials, tulips and hyisents(sic) it was just amazingly calming and pretty. Rode home for a total of 25 miles.

4/19 P.M. After our visit to Cleveland State University, we (me and the wife) desided to head on out as the rain is holding off. We did a long looping route around our county, it was a great ride. 37 miles on this one.

So for the day that would be 62 miles, maybe an evening ride yet?? Radar is saying NO!! Looks like the rain might get us after all.
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Old 04-19-08, 09:54 PM   #1420
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The team is trying to do a 3.5 hour long ride tomorrow in the AM until early PM. If it rains, I'm out.
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Old 04-19-08, 09:59 PM   #1421
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I did 22 miles today in the AM. I did the Poudre trail (Paved and cement)from my apartment to Laporte and back.
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Old 04-20-08, 04:40 AM   #1422
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45 miles yesterday... rode out to Elwood and back. Tried my new aero bars, and I love them!!

Today is the Easter Ride, yay!!... it's going to be a great day! Will do the 68 mile loop, and then two on my own to even it to 70 miles, he he
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40 Miles this morning and the weather couldn't have been any better. No wind, sun was shining, temp in the upper 50's. Felt great. now I'm off to St Paul, MN for the week. See everyone in New Glarus
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4/20 Well the original plan was to ride the AFROST, a local ride that circles Lorain County, ohio, but the rain this A.M. put an end to that. So after we returned form church, a check of the radar showed a possible break. We rolled out around 12:30. My wifes coach had a 2 1/2 hour ride scheduled for her today and the prospect of doing it all on the trainer in the basement was not a good one, so away we went (rain or not) and low and behold 48.5 dry miles later we had her ride completed. Cloudy most of the ride and a very light shower, wind was not much either so it was a good ride concidering!

BTW when we got home, within 30 minutes the sun was shining, arghhhhh!!!
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4/20 = yes It was a wonderful ride on a wonderful day, our first 70 since last October! Keep 'em coming...

Total Time (h:m:s) 2:01:08 3:49 pace
Moving Time (h:m:s) 1:56:45 3:41 pace
Distance (mi ) 31.65
Moving Speed (mph) 16.3 avg. 32.5 max.
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