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    Chicago Warm Spell-->Post Your Rides

    Looks like we're in for a warm up. Enough that we can get back on the bike and ride outside. In an effort to motivate us I thought it would be fun to post our rides and see how we compare with one another.

    Instead of miles, let's use time as the reference point. You can round up if you want but keep it reasonable. Be honest.

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    I hope to ride Sunday, The first time since 12/05/2009.

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    I'm hoping to ride either Saturday or Sunday, about 60 to 90 minutes. I rode New Years Day and there was a lot of snow and salt on my route, leading up to a messy road bike.
    I'm in the Joliet/Plainfield area.

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    I hope to ride Sunday as well. First time outside since November, although I have been doing other exercising. My goal is 40 minutes. The snow pack as of now is still 12 inches so there will still be messy roads.

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    planning on getting out tomorrow (Thurs) morning for 1.5-2 hours as that looks to be the warmest day for my area, JRA zone2 stuff, oak lawn, il

    also monday mornng looks warm for here
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    saturday is a lock, likely 2 hours. sunday, could be all systems go, likely 2 hours. quick math and i am hoping for 4 hours outside this weekend. of course with work and what not that means i still got tow more days of trainer efforts coming up....

    later.

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    According to Twitter, one of the Elite 'Cross riders out of Pony Shop rode 4 hours today and hopes for 90 miles tomorrow.

    Just say'n.

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    Wednesday: 1 hour 50 min.
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    Sunday, planning on two hours, 1st ride of 2010.
    I had a 2.5 hour trainer session planned.

    I stopped at Lickton's yesterday & picked up my re-cabling supplies.
    I guess I'll be able to postpone that project due to good weather.

    Thanks for the additional motivation Mayo

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    Tuesday 1:38, 26 miles, 110 TSS

    Thursday 2:11, 35 miles, 156 TSS

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    i just cant build TSS like that on the trainer. must get my arse outside. later.

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    On the trainer, I can't either. I think my max has been 70 on the trainer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
    On the trainer, I can't either. I think my max has been 70 on the trainer.
    Wed night on the trainer 1:30,90 TSS.

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    Fantastic, I leave tomorrow for Orlando and won't have any opportunity for actual riding. How sad is it that I'm really hoping that the place we are staying has a decent stationary bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColorChange View Post
    On the trainer, I can't either. I think my max has been 70 on the trainer.
    i mean we could if we rode the darn thing for seventy-two hours or something? i think i have hit 90 a couple times on the trainer with some hard hour efforts. totally ready to get outside tomorrow. one or two rides outside in Jan will keep me chugging along inside until Spring! later.

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    I purposely try to do harder rides outside and then base or recovery on the vomitron.

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    ^^^^ easy for the retired guy to say .

    i was dedicated last year and didnt think i could tolerate any more trainer hours then i did. i am well ahead of last years pace, but still need more. what is beyond dedication? crazy? i need to find it.

    i mean, i dont think you (CC) will be a 5 long and i am just want to hang on to your wheel. please. later.

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    Thursday 1 hr. 55 min
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    Hey I'm too busy trying to hang on the wheel of the guys in front of me.

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    1 hour outside today. Felt great. Had some frozen water in the bottles. Tomorrow group ride out to the Indiana Dunes.
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    Friday 1 hr 25 mn
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    I don't know what youse guys are smoking? I am only 40 miles west of the Windy, and, even though promised, we haven't seen the temp above freezing yet.

    "The Beast", in the basement (Schwinn Airdyne) is getting all my exertion since it started snowing.......

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    Still waiting up here in Cheeselandia, too. 23 degrees with snow showers. False hope....

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    Saturday 2 hrs.

    Taking Sunday off.

    I'm a bit overcooked. Tired. Yesterday was cold (27) but I forced myself to go.
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    Today the last 10 miles were a death march for me. I had frozen fingers, not enough energy, heavy legs, it was painful to muster 130W.
    All in all 50 miles with the group at 28 degrees... never really warmed up

    The last time I suffered that much was during the Dairyland Dare.
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