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Forum: Southeast 09-05-17, 07:05 AM
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Posted By mrz80
Well don't I feel silly. Turns out the lock ring...

Well don't I feel silly. Turns out the lock ring was loose, but so crusted over with road grime that I couldn't tell it was loose. :rolleyes: When I pulled the BB out of the bike it was just fine....
Forum: Southeast 09-02-17, 09:36 AM
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Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
I'm in grit-your-teeth-and-suffer mode now,...

I'm in grit-your-teeth-and-suffer mode now, getting ready for the Tour de Tow - 63 miles on tap! Had my annual physical Thursday, and found out my doc and his wife are signed up for Tour de Tow too....
Forum: Southeast 08-12-17, 09:37 AM
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Posted By mrz80
Ugh. Thirty miles today just about killed me....

Ugh. Thirty miles today just about killed me. Registration's open for the Tour de Tow down in Bartow, and I've gotta start getting in some hills post haste. Did a short loop out Millhopper and up...
Forum: Southeast 08-01-17, 06:03 PM
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Posted By mrz80
Managed to slice off a couple hours for a ride....

Managed to slice off a couple hours for a ride. Got in 26 miles out toward Hague and Lacrosse, then back down 121 to Gainesville. I employed "strategery" and put the headwind on the outbound leg....
Forum: Southeast 07-25-17, 05:34 PM
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Posted By mrz80
Grabbed a slice of not-raining after work and...

Grabbed a slice of not-raining after work and boogied out to the end of Millhopper Road and back. Nearly no wind. Tried to baby it over the hilly stretch coming back over the Interstate (highest...
Forum: Southeast 07-22-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
Good to see! I take it that means your recovery...

Good to see! I take it that means your recovery is going well? :thumb:

Got out this morning, but not quite as early as I'd hoped (took me 'til 1am to finish streaming yesterday's Tour stage...
Forum: Southeast 07-18-17, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
I did it! I actually blew the sawdust and cobwebs...

I did it! I actually blew the sawdust and cobwebs off the bike, aired up the skinnies, and rode the thing. :D Headed up to the end of 43rd Street & back... 16mi at 15.2mph. Not bad for being a lazy...
Forum: Southeast 04-16-17, 02:29 PM
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Posted By mrz80
Got out again today, and again got tricked by the...

Got out again today, and again got tricked by the omnidirectional headwinds. Did right about 32 miles, down the trail to Pasadena, then up Gulf Blvd to Park and back to the trail. I'm *so* tired...
Forum: Southeast 04-15-17, 12:05 PM
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Posted By mrz80
Well, another year, another late start... Got a...

Well, another year, another late start... Got a few miles in around Hoggetowne last Saturday before the allergies drowned me. Today was "bite off more than you can chew this early in the season" day...
Forum: Southeast 01-03-17, 03:13 PM
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Posted By mrz80
Long time no ride! Got back into it last week,...

Long time no ride! Got back into it last week, whilst on a family reunion junket to the Panhandle. Got in three 15ish mile rides on and around St. George Island and Appalachicola. First day's ride...
Forum: Southeast 10-20-16, 07:39 AM
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Posted By mrz80
Looking at my schedule and evening obligations, I...

Looking at my schedule and evening obligations, I can certainly make the commute by bike 2 days a week, maybe 3. Wednesdays and Thursdays are out 'cause of stuff I have to do after work. I've got a...
Forum: Southeast 10-19-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By mrz80
:roflmao2:I'm pretty sure I know EXACTLY the...

:roflmao2:I'm pretty sure I know EXACTLY the patches of pavement you're talking about! The bit from Rochelle south is horrible. There's also a couple of bone-jarring stretches on the Santa Fe ride,...
Forum: Southeast 10-19-16, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
I have been SO off the bike this year....

I have been SO off the bike this year. Unbelievable how many to-do list items, home repairs, car repairs, trips both work and personal, and so forth conspired to keep the mileage down. Best I've...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-19-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,318
Posted By mrz80
Awww, are they really? I just this week...

Awww, are they really? I just this week determined that there was still a ridable Trek 6000 under that mountain-bike shaped pile of cobwebs in the garage! Rode to work on it a couple days this week,...
Forum: Southeast 10-24-15, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4,698
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Posted By mrz80
(*thud*zzzzzzzzzzzzzz*) Hu wha? Oh, yea... ...

(*thud*zzzzzzzzzzzzzz*)

Hu wha? Oh, yea... just finished the 55 (56? 57?) mile option on the Santa Fe ride. Managed by dint of great suffering to keep very close to my desired pace (overall...
Forum: Southeast 10-05-15, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
VERY cool, VERY cool. :thumb: Gotta post pics of...

VERY cool, VERY cool. :thumb: Gotta post pics of the new ride.

I only got 7-1/2 miles on Saturday, with two flats. That's about when I noticed the multiple holes and the patches of missing tread...
Forum: Southeast 09-19-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
Tour de Tow! 63 miles! 16.2mph! With a cool...

Tour de Tow! 63 miles! 16.2mph! With a cool bunch of people! No leg cramps, no mechanicals, and no rain! YEAH!
Forum: Southeast 09-08-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
I'm committed now - signed up for the 60 mile...

I'm committed now - signed up for the 60 mile option on the Tour de Tow on the 19th. Should be doable. Just have to remember not to go all greyhound-chasing-a-rabbit with the hammerheads at the...
Forum: Southeast 09-05-15, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
Phew... Mebane hills not fun under most...

Phew... Mebane hills not fun under most circumstances, but DEFINITELY not fun with a headwind! *theatrical collapse*thud*moan* :rolleyes: Got in 48 miles at 16mph. Hmm... extrapolating, I think I...
Forum: Southeast 09-01-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
Well, another day, another thirty miles. Still...

Well, another day, another thirty miles. Still not climbing all that well, but I'm certainly getting back my speed on the flats - I was running about 17-20 most of the time, which made up nicely for...
Forum: Southeast 08-26-15, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
Lucky you! I started my ride this afternoon just...

Lucky you! I started my ride this afternoon just after the rain (knocked the temps way back - yay!), and thought I'd be free and clear. Upped the pace around my Hague/IFAS dairy farm loop, looking...
Forum: Southeast 08-21-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,108
Posted By mrz80
One thing you quickly learn is carry a third...

One thing you quickly learn is carry a third bottle in a jersey pocket. You'll need to drink more than you think you will - one bottle every 10mi is my rule of thumb.
Forum: Southeast 08-20-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
Another Thursday, another loop around the dairy...

Another Thursday, another loop around the dairy farm at Hague. Averaged 15.8 over 24 miles, and I'm not screaming in agony at the end. I think I'm actually managing to get back into decent shape. ...
Forum: Southeast 08-18-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
Tuesday's supposed to be the short, easy ride in...

Tuesday's supposed to be the short, easy ride in my new training schema. Um, d'oh, what part of going up The 39th Avenue Wall right at the end of the ride falls into the "easy" category? :rolleyes: ...
Forum: Southeast 08-13-15, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4,698
Views: 341,259
Posted By mrz80
That's what I'm aiming for. :thumb: Today...

That's what I'm aiming for. :thumb:

Today was 23-1/2 miles at rather a higher pace than I figured I was capable of. The rain earlier today really knocked back the temperature, and at one point I...
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