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Old 09-01-09, 11:55 AM   #101
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^ wow, that's an awesome average speed! im going to start doing 20 mile trips only to work on my endurance and strength. i would be insanely happy with a 15mph average.
...my loop is flat, faily protected from any wind and I never have to stop pedaling. Thanks for the kind words tho.
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Old 09-01-09, 12:01 PM   #102
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gotcha. i hit so much headwind yesterday in manhattan since the path is right next to the water... on one of the lowest gears, it literally felt like i was peddling uphill. and it was like that for miles!
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To work and back. Hit 32km/h on a flat section.
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Just 8.4 miles in 37 minutes today. 13.6 mph average, which I think is decent considering I had to cross 2 busy roads and had to wait a little while both times so that hurt my average.
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Just 8.4 miles in 37 minutes today. 13.6 mph average, which I think is decent considering I had to cross 2 busy roads and had to wait a little while both times so that hurt my average.
Great job considering the traffic....I am fortunate not to have to contend with that distraction/hazard.

8.41 miles today on the 30 minute loop. Saw a college co-ed walking a doggie. Nice doggie...cute gal. Scenery otherwise unchanged.
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To work and back, on the way to work I stayed entirely out of granny gears, even on the Hill of Doom I curse at every morning.
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gotcha. i hit so much headwind yesterday in manhattan since the path is right next to the water... on one of the lowest gears, it literally felt like i was peddling uphill. and it was like that for miles!
Yep, the Hudson greenway can be humbling. I hated the wind in the beginning, but now I try to embrace it . Either way, I think it is kind of like riding hills, you get a kind of workout that you just don't get on flat ground.
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Old 09-03-09, 10:15 AM   #108
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Three loops on Sullivans Is. SC. 20.3 miles 15mph avg. felt like I had a head wind the whole way. Great ride today, yesterday not so great my 8 yr old had a crash while we we riding, nothing broken but road rash on elbow and knee. He was showing off his scrapes to the girls in class when I dropped him off at school.
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Chicks dig scars. I remember when I was that age a girl letting me lick her popsicle once for each boo boo I could show her.
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Oh yea! he is milking it for all its worth.
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i just took a quick 3 mile spin around time square. this time, i rode from my place to the bike lane that runs down broadway. took it from 57th street to 42nd street. avg speed was 6mph (ROFLMAO!) and top speed was 18mph... i was in jeans and just cruising - stopping at almost every block for a few seconds. love the bike lane - it seems so barren except for when pedi-cabs are in the way, or a double parked car, or traffic making a left turn....

still a fun ride.
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It's a 14 km round trip to the girl's school and I did that twice... it was nice in the am before the temperature got insane but am sure I was sinking into the pavement on my afternoon ride.

It was 33 C / 91 F today... and people say it does not get hot in Canada.

I went over to my shop and fitted a new stem (lower and stiffer) to my bike after my morning coffee and managed to do the 8 km from there to school in 15 minutes in spite of the construction and heat. The physio must be working as I had a little of that old speed.

I hit every light on the way there and probably should have taken it easy as I am still feeling a little fried.

The girls and I take an alternate route as they aren't up to playing in traffic like their dad is.
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It's a 14 km round trip to the girl's school and I did that twice...

It was 33 C / 91 F today... and people say it does not get hot in Canada.
They let you go home for lunch?

91 F, oh my! You poor thing.
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Took the older boy (not mine) to school today...Funny story too: I ride their moms hybrid and halfway home the seat post starts lowering until I'm like a clown riding a kiddy bike.... I was like WTF I dont even have any tools on me...luckily her hybrid has a seat post adjustment thingie (for lack of the proper term) on it so I was able to unlock, loosen and raise up. the 3 year old was laughing so hard
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They let you go home for lunch?

91 F, oh my! You poor thing.
I take the girls to school in the am and then ride to home / my shop and then pick them up in the afternoon after school.

i am pretty proud of them as they racked up over 70km this week with nary a complaint... today was nasty as the the wind is coming out of the west at 18 mph and when I offered them the option of busing they said they wanted to ride.

We usually see quite a few cyclists in the morning but it looks like all the big people chickened out because of a little rain and wind.

(We go straight west in the am and east in the pm.)

The temperature dropped 30 degrees today which was a welcome relief and I figure the girls will want to ride until it snows and my youngest has been asking for studded tyres.
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I was less than two blocks into a beer run when a lady on a road bike passed me. I chased her and rode
with her and ended up getting my beer a long way from here, at the Town Hall in College Park. I invited her to stop there with the drinks on me, but she declined, so we parted ways at Lake Artemesia. On the way home, I realized I had forgotten my iPod, something I hadn't missed on the way out, flirting with the roadie chick. A long and lonely ride home.

On the way out, I stopped to snap a picture of this guy, then chased back up to my new friend. She suffers stalkers well.


She pointed out these deer, which I would not have noticed. Deers, aeroplanes and subway trains at the
longest continuously operating airport in the USA. The Wright brothers used this field.
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I take the girls to school in the am and then ride to home / my shop and then pick them up in the afternoon after school.

i am pretty proud of them as they racked up over 70km this week with nary a complaint... today was nasty as the the wind is coming out of the west at 18 mph and when I offered them the option of busing they said they wanted to ride.

We usually see quite a few cyclists in the morning but it looks like all the big people chickened out because of a little rain and wind.

(We go straight west in the am and east in the pm.)

The temperature dropped 30 degrees today which was a welcome relief and I figure the girls will want to ride until it snows and my youngest has been asking for studded tyres.
I thought you rode to school in the morning, home for lunch, then another roundtrip for the afternoon session. When I was a little guy, grades 1 through 5, I was allowed to go home for lunch.
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I went home for lunch every day until I hit High School but then, I lived in a small town and was never far from home.

The round trip takes the girls 50-60 minutes so they take a lunch and while they study, I do the stuff I need to do.

I had physio today and worked at my shop for a little while cleaning up the bike and making little adjustments as I am going riding on the weekend and want to be ready for what will be 180 km.
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Going home for lunch rocks! Correction, my small town life ended after fourth grade, not fifth, but yeah, small town life ruled. We had a four digit phone number.
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Going home for lunch rocks! Correction, my small town life ended after fourth grade, not fifth, but yeah, small town life ruled. We had a four digit phone number.
WOW! 4 numbers. I didn't even know we had that in the states!
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I was less than two blocks into a beer run when a lady on a road bike passed me. I chased her and rode
with her and ended up getting my beer a long way from here, at the Town Hall in College Park. I invited her to stop there with the drinks on me, but she declined, so we parted ways at Lake Artemesia. On the way home, I realized I had forgotten my iPod, something I hadn't missed on the way out, flirting with the roadie chick. A long and lonely ride home.

On the way out, I stopped to snap a picture of this guy, then chased back up to my new friend. She suffers stalkers well.


She pointed out these deer, which I would not have noticed. Deers, aeroplanes and subway trains at the
longest continuously operating airport in the USA. The Wright brothers used this field.
Thanks for reminding me - I've yet to go stalk the indigenous Great Blue Herons that inhabit my local estuary. With my camera that is. I reserve my dinner invitations to Ducks & Doves. Love that dark meat! Yum!! Hmm...Duck-Hunting by Hybrid...
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I was less than two blocks into a beer run when a lady on a road bike passed me. I chased her and rode
with her and ended up getting my beer a long way from here, at the Town Hall in College Park. I invited her to stop there with the drinks on me, but she declined, so we parted ways at Lake Artemesia. On the way home, I realized I had forgotten my iPod, something I hadn't missed on the way out, flirting with the roadie chick. A long and lonely ride home.

On the way out, I stopped to snap a picture of this guy, then chased back up to my new friend. She suffers stalkers well.


She pointed out these deer, which I would not have noticed. Deers, aeroplanes and subway trains at the
longest continuously operating airport in the USA. The Wright brothers used this field.

Do you think if that big buck on the left side of pic had his bar ends tilted more forward he could run faster into a headwind ??

Just yanking your chain... Beautiful pics, but where is the one of your stalking victim ??
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Haven't rode the bike in a few weeks. 1 week of really bad air, 1 week in DC, and maybe we rode once the week before...BUT...I did find out that there are 2 other teachers in my small school of about 20 teachers who will also be bike commuting. (basically I work at a large comprehensive high school that is broken into 4 independent programs) Though I know that two of us aren't doing it this next week because of the heat and bad air from the fires. I also know that the financial manager at the school bike commutes. I'll be keeping an eye out for how many others do this. I think it's great! And, one guy will be commuting mostly up hill (downtown LA to Hollywood) and we discovered that one of the small schools has a bathroom with a shower! No idea why there's a shower in there but the AP of the school is going to give him access which is cool.
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WOW! 4 numbers. I didn't even know we had that in the states!
OK, maybe it was five numbers, but I think it was four. I'll ask my mom, maybe she remembers. Calling out of town would require more numbers, for sure, but we lived in a small insular community. I think I was taught a four digit number just in case, but I've never really used the telephone much. My land line has been off the hook for years, but I do have a cell phone now.
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OK, maybe it was five numbers, but I think it was four. I'll ask my mom, maybe she remembers. Calling out of town would require more numbers, for sure, but we lived in a small insular community. I think I was taught a four digit number just in case, but I've never really used the telephone much. My land line has been off the hook for years, but I do have a cell phone now.
Thanks..ummm.. for the..ummm..timeline of your phone usage and history
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