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    Rode the roads out to the Chicago Botanic Garden and rode the North Branch trail back to Chicago. Only the first time since they repaved it. Smooooth. The pavement is flat and fast rolling.
    I guess that is where my 1% sales tax increase goes to.....

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    I ride most days, but was up in Shrewsbury on holiday so did a 10 mile run to Bicton on my Dahon 7 speed folder. Took a video of it and it can be seen on my website, http://pawild.net/alanherper

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    6/1 While all you BFNIC were doing the Udder, I was on a loaded touring bike on a training run with friends.
    Moving Time (h:m:s) 7:20:26 4:59 pace
    Distance (mi ) 88.31
    Moving Speed (mph) 12.0 avg. 28.9 max.
    Elevation Gain (ft) +4,397 / -4,404
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    The weather was perfect, Bright sun, 80 and only a slight breeze. Perfect!
    "It doesn't get easier, you just go faster."

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    6-2 yes 32.54 miles total ride time 1:42

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    I got out yesterday morning planning to do teh classic Ann Arbor run up Huron River Drive to Dexter, MI and back (21 miles r.t.), but HRD was closed due to teh Dexter-Ann Arbor half-marathon run. I went out an old US Highway (Jackson Road, Old 12) to Dexter, fighting the 12-25 mph wind at around 12 mph (tiring!), my HR was usually up around 145. We got into Dexter, sat to let the HR drop, drank coffee to be sure we had adequate HR to start back up, and came back to Ann Abor on Dexter-Ann Arbor Road. This one is straight and smooth with fair to good shoulders, but 55 mph + traffic. AND a few long long hills, that you don't notice being on until your wasted and near your LT. But we had a strong tailwind, the 12-25 mph ones, and we went home and up the loooonnnng hill at 20-25 mph, with HR around 152 (the coffee, I guess). Lotsa fun, that was the hardest 24 mile ride I've had in a long time.

    Then I had to go sing Beethoven's 9th Symphony (in the chorus!) in the afternoon.

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    6/2 Commute home. 29 miles along Lake Shore Path and South Shore Drive. Excellent weather.
    Gelato aficionado.

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    6-2 rode 20 mile on the bike trail. did the ride out of sammys.
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    6/3 = YES = 30 miles

    had some time this morning before work to knock out a ride. took it easy and just spun the legs loose from this past weekends shredder type efforts. looks like i got the ride just in time as the bad weather looms.

    later.

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    yeah.. today looks like a indoor roller ride. Weather doesn't sound promising.
    Gelato aficionado.

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    6/2/08
    Rode from Royal Oak to Joe Louis Arena in Detroit and back. 33 miles. Made stops along the way to chat with a community gardener, grab a free Monster drink outside the Stanley Cup Pre-Party, check on the new downtown crepe shop (not open yet), and talk with owners of a soon-to-be-opened ice cream/arab food shop on Woodward next to Dutch Girl Donuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
    yeah.. today looks like a indoor roller ride. Weather doesn't sound promising.

    I was thinking almost the same thing but instead of rollers I will be on the Laz Boy

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    ugggh... have not ridden since Sunday

    two big deadlines before I go on vacation in July... which mean some late nights for me so I can still enjoy my weekends and bike!!

    Will run tomorrow... then this weekend is TOMRV..... 200 miles!

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    6/3 - Penny Rd Pub ride. This is our weekly attempt at killing each other with extreme prejudice. After this weekend's riding I wasn't too sure how well I would do.

    I was positive it was going to rain and didn't want the day to go by without doing something so I ran just under 3 miles during lunch. That's huge for me. One of my top 10 all time runs (sad I know, but there's a long injury story involved).

    Then it cleared up. I decided I should not go for the sprint tonight. I suprised a few of the guys by not going. One even called me out for being late on the move...until I told him I wasn't going.

    Then I received a 20 minute lesson on how to ride in a paceline from one of the other guys who hasn't ridden with me much and is under the impression that I'm new to this game because I didn't finish with the group last week. . I tried to play the gracious student.

    After the 3rd or 4th climb I was just hanging off the back about 100 ft. Totally sucked. I struggled as I watched them slowly float away.

    About now I would normally try to cut the route and meet up with the group at a differnt spot in the course allowing me to get a short rest setting me up to haul butt in with the group. Tonight though I decided to drop a hammer or two out of my bag.

    I can't climb. I can lay some hurt though on the windy flats. All I have to say is I got dropped about 10-12 miles in on a 27-ish mile ride and I finished solo close enough to the group that they were still putting their bikes on the car.

    Very pleased with my output in retrospect. No numbers yet (upstairs) but I believe it was just under 20 - I hate being under 20. It's like my weight sticking at 182.

    EDIT:19.6 Not bad for solo.

    Beer followed by bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    6/3 - Penny Rd Pub ride. This is our weekly attempt at killing each other with extreme prejudice. After this weekend's riding I wasn't too sure how well I would do.

    I was positive it was going to rain and didn't want the day to go by without doing something so I ran just under 3 miles during lunch. That's huge for me. One of my top 10 all time runs (sad I know, but there's a long injury story involved).

    Then it cleared up. I decided I should not go for the sprint tonight. I suprised a few of the guys by not going. One even called me out for being late on the move...until I told him I wasn't going.

    Then I received a 20 minute lesson on how to ride in a paceline from one of the other guys who hasn't ridden with me much and is under the impression that I'm new to this game because I didn't finish with the group last week. . I tried to play the gracious student.

    After the 3rd or 4th climb I was just hanging off the back about 100 ft. Totally sucked. I struggled as I watched them slowly float away.

    About now I would normally try to cut the route and meet up with the group at a differnt spot in the course allowing me to get a short rest setting me up to haul butt in with the group. Tonight though I decided to drop a hammer or two out of my bag.

    I can't climb. I can lay some hurt though on the windy flats. All I have to say is I got dropped about 10-12 miles in on a 27-ish mile ride and I finished solo close enough to the group that they were still putting their bikes on the car.

    Very pleased with my output in retrospect. No numbers yet (upstairs) but I believe it was just under 20 - I hate being under 20. It's like my weight sticking at 182.

    Beer followed by bed.
    Psimet, you ran?, that's awesome!! Just under 3 miles is great!! Good job Maybe a 5K race is in your future, with aham23?

    and sounds like a great effort you put out on that ride. Nice job!

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    6/3 - Yessir. The Penny Road Pub ride, same as Psimet above. I was struggling the first 10 miles or so, but the legs came in and it ended up being a really good effort. I still am getting dropped on a few of the uphill sections, but not quite as bad as in the past.

    A quick beer and done.

    The usual 28.4 miles in a quick (for me) 1:19:24 (~21.4 mph). Yum.
    Last edited by CyLowe97; 06-04-08 at 06:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitesox View Post
    Psimet, you ran?, that's awesome!! Just under 3 miles is great!! Good job Maybe a 5K race is in your future, with aham23?

    and sounds like a great effort you put out on that ride. Nice job!
    give it time.

    i have corrupted both Psi and Cy into thinking running CAN benefit ones cycling when done in moderation. next up, the Fall racing season.

    later.

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    Great guys, sorry I missed you. The show was a bigger deal than I had thought (2 hours, grandparents came in, etc.) so I didn't get back in from after dinner celebration until after 9PM. I'll see you next week for sure.

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    Best ride this year and only 14 miles. My 4 year old and I rode from our house in Mount Horeb to the top of Blue Mounds State park. Knock knock jokes the whole ride and just when I'm about to hurl from the climb he tells me he call pedal faster if he spins backwards. I would have laughed but then we would have fallen over.
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    6/4 Yes....Only had time for an hour today. 23.71 miles 1:10 time for a 20.32mph Average

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    6/2 6 miles real easy.
    6/4 15 miles hard. The knee feels pretty good. What a relief.

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    35 miles on the Fox River trail today
    and the road becomes my bride
    I have stripped of all but pride
    So in her I do confide
    And she keeps me satisfied
    Gives me all I need

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    I just finished my last HHH training ride and am wooped!

    Data Value Unit
    Duration 8:34:50
    Sampling Rate 5 s
    Cycling Efficiency 19.4 %

    Energy Expenditure 5578 kcal
    Number of Heart Beats 73118 beats
    Recovery 11 beats
    Minimum Heart Rate 98 bpm
    Average Heart Rate 142 bpm
    Maximum Heart Rate 185 bpm
    Standard Deviation 13.6 bpm

    Minimum Speed 1.7 mph
    Average Speed 14.7 mph
    Maximum Speed 49.3 mph
    Distance 126.4 miles
    Odometer 964 miles

    Minimum Cadence 30 rpm
    Average Cadence 81 rpm
    Maximum Cadence 121 rpm
    Coasting Time 2:00:15 (23.4 %)
    Coasting Distance 37.1 miles (29.3 %)

    Minimum Altitude 364 ft
    Average Altitude 640 ft
    Maximum Altitude 974 ft
    Ascent 8822 ft
    Descent 9219 ft
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    VAM 1028 ft/h

    Minimum Power 1 Watts
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    Average Power (0 W incl.) 128 Watts
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    Pedaling Index Maximum 71 %
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred
    I just finished my last HHH training ride and am wooped!

    Data Value Unit
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    You're golden, Fred. That's some serious training right there. The HHH won't know what hit it!


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    29 miles Deer Grove (even saw 2 deer). First chance to get out since Udder. Tomorrow off to Phoenix for 4 days (no riding involved) for niece's wedding. It's only 100 degrees out there now. Glad it's not the HOT part of summer. Next week I WILL find a way to commute at least part of the way to work.
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    6/4 - Oui.

    A nice little 10 miler from one end of Elgin to the other at rush hour to pick up a car from the shop. It was refreshing to not have my legs ripped to shreds in the first 28 miles like Tuesday night!

    BTW, it's fun to roll up to a car dealership and have the salespeople stare out the window as I throw on the cleat covers before walking through the showroom to the service window. They tend to give a cyclist a WTF? look, even though I was fredded out in baggy shorts and a plain mtb shirt. I resisted asking them how sales of the SUVs and Suburbans were going and just said "hey." A few of them immediately walked outside to smoke from the shock of seeing someone use pedal power to pick up a car.
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