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    Senior Member 04jtb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Is there a ways to calculate total climbing on an online route maker? I'd just like to know how much there is on the rides that I do.
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    i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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    Did it yesterday 7:30 -9:30 -- 37 miles Then to daughter soccer tournament. Then in the evening 4:45 to 6. 21 miles... Some climbing both times and I caught up to a guy in a nice Colnago Ti uphill. Man those Colnagos are nice! Me like!

    Today the monster truck show is in town and I am bringing my son and friend. Barn work (as in mucking out horse ****) in the AM (but I have wireless and surfing everytime I take a break!), Heading out for the truck show and get my redkneck game on! It's too bad cause the weather is perfect today! Wasn't yesterday.
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    20 miles- sought out all the hills in North Arlington/Chain Bridge area that I don't hit on my daily commute.

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    63 miles in Fort Bend County, TX... easily the most beautiful day in the Houston-area thus far in 2008. The wind was pretty stiff... I hit 12 miles an hour average on one 4 mile stretch straight into the wind, but on the return I was cruising at 28, so it was worth it.
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    i did ~12 miles today. sub one mile to the gym, same back. 5.5 to where i go to school to check the route...and 5.5 back. it took me like 30 min to get there and 40 back because there was a little more climbing.

    I'm in terrible shape, don't ride regularly, and pretty much just bought my first bike since having a mountain bike when i was 16. so i havent ridden any distance to speak of in about 5 years. I know, i'm a *****, but i want to enjoy this as a hobby and save on gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHOwned View Post
    i did ~12 miles today. sub one mile to the gym, same back. 5.5 to where i go to school to check the route...and 5.5 back. it took me like 30 min to get there and 40 back because there was a little more climbing.

    I'm in terrible shape, don't ride regularly, and pretty much just bought my first bike since having a mountain bike when i was 16. so i havent ridden any distance to speak of in about 5 years. I know, i'm a *****, but i want to enjoy this as a hobby and save on gas.
    No need to put yourself down - everyone has to start somewhere. Just keep at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpatkinson View Post
    From my flat, across town, across the bridge, around the Marin Headlands, and back. Should be clear and about 50F when I make my way out the door. 25 miles total, about 2400 feet of climbing. My reward for the climbing is this view:

    It's 23 round trip from my house. Makes an awesome after work training ride.

    Now go down the back way and add P-loop.

    Today I did Mt. Tam. 77 miles round trip (with some cyclecross thrown in @ GG).

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    Finally took time out to see what river road by the New Jersey cliff-side was like. Nice scenery with all the waterfalls and having a rockface wall hovering nearby. I was surprised to find that it was pretty much empty until the end of the road where a climb begins. Decided to head back after doing the climb cause I could've sworn I saw a sign at the rest stop at the top that read "Beware of Pcad: he will eat your fred fenders and crush your soul beyond this point".

    Total mileage: 50-60miles, 4 hours.

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    I did a slow 55.7 mile ride today to Coronado Memorial today with some other folks. The pace was a lot slower than I would normally do, but I stuck with it so that I could ride with other folks.

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    I've been ridding for 1 month this week, my 3rd ride (not counting going out for sprints after work b/c i'm too anxious to wait for the weekend)...

    I went 40 miles in Atlanta, GA, from the MLK memorial downtown, out to Stone Mountian (15mi), around the mountian twice (10mi), and back to my starting point (15mi), 2hr 25min. 60F

    I looked up local bike trails and just took 1. I passed within 5 miles of my house at one point, I was so pissed I drove to the start of the trail and rode the whole thing, vs. just hitting the road from my driveway and making my own trail. I'm a newb u live and u learn I guess.

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    Saturday: took the SART for the first time in years. 51 miles and warm & lighty wind heading up the river and, then the usual windblown bit of bizness on the way home. Good day.


    Sunday: with GF pulling me for the first 10 mi. (legs beat to hell from yesterday) we head up PCH to Long Beach. Stretching and downing enough gel/liquid for a family of four, I finally get it rolling and we cruise back home with a decent onshore breeze pushing us. 50 miles.

    Most back-to-back mileage days this goat has done in a long time.

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    Well, today was a good day overall, but funny in a sense. First of, went today for 115 miles. About 6+ hours. Had about 40 miles of headwind at about 15-20 MPH that was kicking my butt royally. However, nice side/tail wind on the way back for another 40 miles. For the first time I had a cramp. I had heard lots of people talk about it, but I have to tell you that chit hurts like a mother f.... Had been drinking quite well, ate appropriately, and it was on the way back with the tail wind moving pretty well, so I was not even doing a ton of effort when it happened. I stopped for a couple of minutes and it went away. I can still feel pain in my thigh when I walk. Did I mentioned how much that $hit hurts?

    Like I said in the first post, I broke DGASMD's rule #1, and I rode with someone else today. A guy that contacted me via the local club's email. He is training for an ironman triathlon and wanted to fit in a very long ride. Well, not only did I break rule #1, but when I arrived to meet the guy, I notice he has a little top tube Fredilicious bag like the one I posted last week. He also has a pack of Fig Newtons sticking out of his rear pocket. What was his name? Fred!!!! Really, that is his name. However, the major redeeming point here was that he has a SRM powermeter in his bike.I mean, those things are so sweet. I must say I had a great time riding with this guy. Very nice, took his time at the front, and not once complained about anything. Maybe I should try this more often by writing to DGASMD's country and asking for an ammendment to Rule #1. We'll see.

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    No ride today...I'm trying to recover from yesterday!

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    I'm tired!


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    Nothing special today, just another appointment with the trainer.

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    Today's Ride-

    Today's weather was the best of the year in Texas. I did 35 miles with my father and fiance. It was a real good time. 0' of climbing

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    did solo 65 km in 2hr and 22min relatively flat

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    50 miles in 36-38 degree temps - toes got a bit cold (saran wrap isn't a very good insulator). My back/hip on the right side was destroyed during the ride, so apparently this problem isn't going anway. Ugh.
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    Having finally finished the mechanical modifications on my '69 Magneet Sprint (set up for touring, mudguards, front bag, rear rack, near cyclocross tyres) I got it out this morning for the final test run. Did 30 miles in two hours (on my long haul bikes, that's moving for me) and was really in the mood to add another hour or hour and a half, but the predicted rainstorms moved in two hours early. A wet final five miles home, however it was a nice, warm 50 degree day. Spent a hour in the shop, grabbed lunch and settled in for the ToC.

    Now that both touring bikes are ready for the season, it's time to get the play bikes out again.
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    43 miles after flipping omletes

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    Fluid trainer.
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    Just 20 mile recovery ride this morning.

    I just got back from the beach for the weekend. Yesterday I took a leisurely ride from Vilano Beach to American Beach and back (100 miles). I started at 7:30 am and got back at 1:10 pm. Taking the ferry both ways across the river at Mayport sure adds a lot of time to the ride (about 30 minutes for me)! Other than the ferry I stopped for a few minutes to take some pictures from the Fort George Island/Little Talbot Island bridge and also stopped near the end at the "Gate" store to get a Coke. I was just about out of water, too.

    I saw a huge number of cyclists out. The first huge group was headed south on Ponte Verda Blvd just before it gets to A1A. I second group caught up to me heading south on A1A on the northern outskirts of Jax Beach and then turned off into a convenience store parking lot.

    Most of the ride was pleasant enough, but I didn't care much for riding on Amelia Island. It is pretty, but there is no shoulder for almost all that I rode and when there was a shoulder it was so bumpy as to be nearly useless.

    Thanks to Merlinextraligh for posting about this route a while back. It's too bad that Toporoute has "lost" his route in a server crash. I'm sure that he had a better way through Jax Beach than 3rd and Atlantic Ave. That was OK, but I didn't notice any other cyclists taking that route.
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    Nice day in Austin today, about 70F and no wind...marathon route kept me from going on the group ride (not sure they went off today)...so, put on a new chain and then realized I needed a new cassette as well...after a trip to the trusty bike store, made my way on a 20 mile ride...having no wind was wonderful.

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    75 miles.
    35 degrees, freezing rain/sleet for the last 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfcrossrider View Post
    Now go down the back way and add P-loop.
    What, exactly, is this back way and P-loop? I ride up Conzelman Road to Hawk Hill, continue 'down' from there, and loop around to Bunker Road, past the hostel and around the old route that is closed to autos, and then back up Bunker, and then turn right on McCullough Road to Conzelman Road [avoiding that nasty tunnel]. Is that the P-loop? This ride is getting easier and easier for me [just started cycling last year], so I will be getting ready to expand my 'loop' to include some of the challenges of Mt Tam, this year [in prep for the Grizzly Peak Century in May].

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    33 mile recovery group ride from saturday's group ride of 41 miles, and a solo ride later that day of 27 miles.

    about 102 miles total for the weekend. spring is in the air.

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