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Old 06-20-07, 07:54 AM   #176
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6/20 = Yes

Commute in. Bunny racer was back. Power has returned to the legs for a new PR again. Only by 1 minutes, but that counts.

EDIT: 47 mile commute.

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Old 06-20-07, 08:17 AM   #177
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6/19 (yesterday ) - Yes.

29 miles with a Tuesday night group (thanks cyclpsycho!). The ride was a few mph more than my usual pace, so I was working hard to hang on to the faster riders. Yo-yo'd off the back a few times and at one point later in the ride asked someone to look at my rear wheel to see if it was going soft. Nope, it was just me feeling sluggish. I popped off the back up a hill, but the group was waiting at the next stop sign for a pit-stop.

All in all, a fun ride and the legs felt pretty fresh three days after the HHH.
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Old 06-20-07, 08:44 AM   #178
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^^^^ you guys seem to be hitting your stride! nice work. me, no rides since the HHH.

none in my near future as i will be living la vida loco for the next week. i have no idea how i can or will handle 10 days off the bike. i get teary-eyed just thinking about the time off.

funny how the wifes idea and my idea of a vacation differ. she wants the beach, the sun, and all the fun that comes with all inclusiveness. me, i like the sun, i like fun, as long as you through in some suffering and my bike!!

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Old 06-20-07, 09:34 AM   #179
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6/19 - yep

My usual Tuesday afterwork ride...37mi loop downtown Chicago to Indiana. Didn't really feel like pushing myself, but I did manage 18.5mph avg. Not bad considering the winds, but not great either. I plan on riding home after work on Friday. 62mi by car, not sure how many by bike, but I guess I'll find out.
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Old 06-20-07, 09:48 AM   #180
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6/19 - 30 miles...hit 27.5mph at one point (136 cadence) was able to hold this for 1 minute or so...
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Old 06-20-07, 10:58 AM   #181
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6/19 - 10 miles.
6/20 - 55.3 miles.
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Old 06-21-07, 08:22 AM   #182
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Not that it's very fast (27:10), but I set my personal best in our little informal 10 mile TT ride last night (no TT gear or aero bars). If I make the 26's, I'll be very happy with my progress over last year.
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Old 06-21-07, 03:09 PM   #183
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6/21 yes. Rode 45 miles today.

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Old 06-21-07, 10:18 PM   #184
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The whole family had a nice short after-dinner ride. My wife hadn't been on a bike in a couple of years.
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Old 06-22-07, 06:22 AM   #185
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6/17 35.41 mi From River Falls into the wind to Prescott 1 1/2 hours there, 45 minutes back (I love tailwinds!)
6/20 37.41 With group from town.
6/21 24.78 With group from Hudson.
Last week did a loaded tour in Norther IL/Southern Wi 289 miles. New Glarus was nicest place.
Shider, have you trained on the hills north of Pecatonica?
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Old 06-22-07, 07:07 AM   #186
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6/17 35.41 mi From River Falls into the wind to Prescott 1 1/2 hours there, 45 minutes back (I love tailwinds!)
6/20 37.41 With group from town.
6/21 24.78 With group from Hudson.
Last week did a loaded tour in Norther IL/Southern Wi 289 miles.
New Glarus was nicest place.
Shider, have you trained on the hills north of Pecatonica?
Stopped in there before the HHH last week.



06/22 = Yes. Commute in. Up to 125 miles in riding and about 8 miles ran this week. Feeling good. I am not looking forward to the week off that "vacation" will bring.
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Old 06-22-07, 10:58 AM   #187
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6/22 - 56 miles.
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Old 06-22-07, 12:10 PM   #188
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I raced my wife 20 miles to her job site. I bike, she car. Beat her by 30 minutes. Big jam on freeway.
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Old 06-22-07, 07:53 PM   #189
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6/22 - 41.42mi ride from River Falls to Baldwin and back.
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Old 06-24-07, 09:32 AM   #190
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Did the Le Tour De Shore ride this weekend. Starts at Millenium Park in Chicago and then to the Indiana Dunes. 62 Miles. Stay at motel and have a barbeque then the next day to the Michigan Dunes (Warren). 31 Miles to there. Then there is a beach barbeque at the Warren Dunes. Busses come and ship you home as well as your bikes. The Bus was great they played a movie and everything. Great ride. I will do it again next year.

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Old 06-24-07, 11:00 AM   #191
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I did my partial commute today, drove to the out parking lot at work (about 5 miles) and then biked the rest of the way in (about 2 miles). This is because I am working midnight shifts and the fiance is worried for my safety in the night, which is understandable (and appreciated). I still wish I can do the full commute even if half of it is at night. Maybe someday, I'm still new at this.
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Old 06-24-07, 11:27 AM   #192
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6/24 - 66.3 miles around Des Plaines, Mt. Prospect, Prospect Heights, Arlington Heights, Wheeling and the Prospect Heights bike path.
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Old 06-24-07, 11:41 AM   #193
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6-23--Was suppose to in the morning but rained out
6-24--Wife is at work which means parenting duty for me, 8 month old. It is amazing how drained after a 12-14hr shift of watching the kid. Wife is a nurse, thats why the long day. This evening I will feel like I rode...does that count.
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Old 06-24-07, 03:13 PM   #194
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6/23 - Completely worn out from my 32 mile ride friday, it was the farthest i'd ever done and i was still worn out saturday, so i collapsed into bed as soon as i got off work. no ride.
6/24 - Decided to run the risk of getting drenched but luckily the storms spared me! It was pouring this morning but luckily around 2pm I managed to get a 33.6 mile ride in. Crazy steep hills, I thought a few times I wasn't going to make it. Overall a good ride though, I can feel myself making progress (this will be my 4th week riding)
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Old 06-24-07, 04:14 PM   #195
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6/22 - 54 miles Was my first time riding home from work. One wrong turn added 10 miles to my ride I really should get a compass. Something just didn't feel right so I stopped at a gas station and asked directions. I didn't make it all the way, I stopped to get the car from my wife's work to pick up the kids. That wrong turn ate up too much time. Oh well, lesson learned. Know the route ahead of time if you're crunched for time.

6/23 - 123 miles After a disappointing ride the previous night, I decided to get up early and try again. I've always wanted to ride to Chicago and back so I headed out at 7am, rode to the south loop, ate lunch at Greektown, and came back. It was a slighty cool day, and I kept the warmers on the entire ride. I got attacked by cicadas (ok, only one hit me). I think lunch at Greektown did me in. I was stopped for almost an hour, and ate way too much. The whole ride took 9 hours. I think I'm in trouble for RAIN.
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Old 06-24-07, 04:37 PM   #196
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6/24 - I rode some waves down here on the gulf of Mexico. Ran a couple of miles and ate a ton of shrimp and drank a lot of beer. Now THAT'S training.
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Old 06-24-07, 06:00 PM   #197
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Yes, i rode today 64 miles on the Fox River Trail
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Old 06-24-07, 06:38 PM   #198
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Me too - but only 40. Elgin to Aurora and back. Got flat in St. Charles - my first this season.
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Old 06-24-07, 07:29 PM   #199
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6/24 - I rode some waves down here on the gulf of Mexico. Ran a couple of miles and ate a ton of shrimp and drank a lot of beer. Now THAT'S training.
I would love that too if the trip next week was not cancelled. Shrimps and beer, yum. Also could have taken the bike with me and ride up and down the coast. Have fun during your stay.
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Oh yeah. and it was fun, but hot. I bet I sweat off a pound or two.
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