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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 07-26-08, 11:21 PM   #1
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yer saturday ride...

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77 miles for more 'stand by me' stalking. i even heard a cover of the song during my post ride shower.









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you -> hopefully it was good.
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Old 07-26-08, 11:25 PM   #2
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I rode for an hour and a half while I watched UFC 84. No idea how far or fast I rode. Eh.
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Old 07-26-08, 11:26 PM   #3
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A short 20 mile probe into a new trail around me... gave up after the path I was taking turned into stone and gravel. Couldn't do more exploring because I had dinner plans at 6.

Tomorrow, to go all the way!

But wow... actual locations and not sound stages!
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Old 07-26-08, 11:38 PM   #4
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the ouch. first real ride in about 10-12 days. 72 miles. fast group. mucho pain. that is all.
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Old 07-26-08, 11:41 PM   #5
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115 km with friends. At some point we joined a group of some 10 riders and rode with them for a while, when they launched a sprint we contested it. My friend won over the line and I was 4th (They sucked that bad ). I nearly fell down when two guys brushed my elbows at 50 kph, but somehow managed to keep upright.
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Old 07-26-08, 11:44 PM   #6
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100 miles
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Old 07-27-08, 12:04 AM   #7
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57 miles on SART, 2:51 - solid ride.
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Old 07-27-08, 12:06 AM   #8
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Only 18Mi (I work on weekends, 12 hour shifts) but it was fast... everybody out there was on racing mode, gee! Even an MTBer followed me for 2 miles uphill at 18mph. Ppl were hard to drop today.
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Old 07-27-08, 01:03 AM   #9
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Morning mountain bike ride. Punishment and lots of fun.
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Old 07-27-08, 01:57 AM   #10
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32 miles, 16 out, 16 back, half along PCH through Malibu, the other half up and down Latigo Canyon. Weather could not have been more perfect. Maybe 5 cars passed me while ascending Latigo. About twice the number of motorcycles. No one passed me on the way down. Wooosh! No other bike riders on Latigo, which I thought was odd.
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Old 07-27-08, 05:34 AM   #11
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100K Philly to Atlantic City. Passed more people then passed me, so I guess thats good.
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Old 07-27-08, 07:58 AM   #12
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Due to a porch project and wanting to spend time with my 4 year old son most of my 200 miles each week for the last couple weeks are done during the week on commutes or training rides. This Sat was the exception when I hooked the tag along up to my MTB bike (gasp) and we rode down to REI. 19 miles at a pathetic speed and one heck of a workout. One of my most enjoyable rides lately. Then went home and tried to teach my son how to throw a Frisbee.
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Old 07-27-08, 08:01 AM   #13
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Took my first real rode ride. Neighbor of mine invited me on his 22 mile back road ride. It was hilly as all hell (at least for me). We actually beat his last time by 8 minutes, so I was happy. SHOCKED I'm not sore as all hell today. I did have to walk up 1/2 a hill though..... But hey, made all the ones after that.

The road was very poor, so I was pretty freaked after hitting 30mph. Wasn't really getting loose, but I could just see me hitting a break in the asphalt or something and smashing my face, so I kept it under 35.

All in all quite enjoyable. We're going to hit it again next Saturday. Do have to get my rear cassette looked at though, it was shifting pretty poorly.
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Old 07-27-08, 08:14 AM   #14
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I took a 64 mile trip to Billyburg and back. I stopped buy Short Lane Ice Cream Co. on the way home. A double scoop of Pomegranate Ice Cream taste so much better than a Cliff Bar. The tail wind going North was soooo nice.
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Old 07-27-08, 08:21 AM   #15
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short but beautiful 21 mile loop in near brattleboro, vt. most of the ride was on freshly paved roads (rt. 142 for any locals out there).
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Old 07-27-08, 08:21 AM   #16
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76 miles. REALLY windy and hilly (for some reason the route finished with about 30miles straight in the wind). Took me 4 hours and 51 minutes. I was cramping up at around mile 45....
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Old 07-27-08, 08:23 AM   #17
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100+ miles, mostly flat and rolling with a few descent climbs. Last climb at the end was chasing a pro up a mountain (I was pretty fried, so I couldn't keep up with him). After the descent, we cruised around town to cool down and chatted.
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Old 07-28-08, 08:28 AM   #18
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40 miles Saturday, 50 miles Sunday. Sunday was a new route I had never done before, just driven it and decided to ride it, and as usual, all the climibing that doesn't look that bad by car, is much worse on the bike.
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Old 07-28-08, 09:53 AM   #19
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100K along beautiful PCH from Venice to Trancas beach and back. a near perfect ride.
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Old 07-28-08, 10:31 AM   #20
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My Sunday ride was PERFECT (not long enough, but everything else was perfect).

55 miles in Central IL. 80 degrees... sunny... no humidity... no wind... rolling hills.

It was an organized group ride (www.trailnet.org) that was well attended and well supported.
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Old 07-28-08, 10:39 AM   #21
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32 mile ride from my house at 5 in the morning to make it on-time to a 7AM TT. 8.35mi TT at 7 followed by another 60 miles of riding at a more leisurely pace. Had to make it a century...
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38 miles with about 2200 ft climbing. I did it in 2:10 (including stops)
Sunday 33.5 with 1700 climbing -- done in 1:42 --
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40 miles... down to the bottom of Columbus to I-270, up to the top to I-270 (its a big circle around the city), then back to the middle with a few detours on the way.

Great weather, great ride...
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Old 07-28-08, 12:58 PM   #24
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40 miles of hills and wind.

Broke my personal downhill speed to now 45.5 mph.

Did all this with a cold, no food including gels and other junk.
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Old 07-28-08, 01:40 PM   #25
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huh...you luck ba*tards!! I worked 15 hours on saturday and only got in a fast hard hour (16 miles) on Sunday. going to work on getting out a little more often this week. Has to be in the mornings though because our summer monsoons are trying to start up. this means rain and / or lightning by 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 in the pm
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