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    Wet and muggy from the thunderstorms last night....

    Wet and muggy from the thunderstorms last night. I should get some fenders though when I changed when I got to the diner I had a long wet stripe up my back, oh well goes with the territory I guess. ...
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    I used to ring my bell on the MUPs when passing...

    I used to ring my bell on the MUPs when passing others, until they decided to assume I was going to pass on the right and cause a potential issue. Now I just call out "On your left" or "Passing on...
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    Had a good ride in today. My distributor called...

    Had a good ride in today. My distributor called around 4:30 as I was ready to leave to say he was going to be a couple hours late. My first thought, okay no problem I had some bills to pay online and...
  4. If you can ride 25 miles you should be able to...

    If you can ride 25 miles you should be able to knock out 35 easy enough. However you didn't tell us how well you did on the 25 mile ride last weekend. Just take your time and concentrate on the mile...
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    WAY TO GO! Keep on pedaling.

    WAY TO GO! Keep on pedaling.
  6. That can be easily remedied, put off the car...

    That can be easily remedied, put off the car repair and use it as an excuse to commute by bike :)
  7. Just ride your bike at your own comfortable pace....

    Just ride your bike at your own comfortable pace. Don't fret over keeping up with the assumed more experienced riders. In my experience there's always going to be someone going a tenth of a m/h...
  8. I first asked my fiancee out on the local MUP...

    I first asked my fiancee out on the local MUP about 7 years ago. She had a daily evening routine where she'd be riding every day at around 5pm. Granted we knew each other for years prior to that...
  9. When I lived 25 miles from work or 15 miles from...

    When I lived 25 miles from work or 15 miles from town I wouldn't chance riding my bike if I was tired-I would've called a friend for a ride or at one time I could've hitched a ride with my...
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    Had to check the calendar when I got to work this...

    Had to check the calendar when I got to work this morning to make sure we were really in August and not October. The temp was in the upper 40s this morning, I warmed up quite fast on the bike though,...
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    Although I've been known to just ride whenever I...

    Although I've been known to just ride whenever I can get the opportunity, to improve my fitness on the bike I have two types of rides I do:

    1. Hill training and fast paced flats. I commute...
  12. That looks like a good trail to ride, I'm envious...

    That looks like a good trail to ride, I'm envious that you have a tunnel to ride through, they seem to make riding trails more interesting -the most I've got are bridge underpasses :(
  13. Thread: 14.5 miles!

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    I remember my first 15 mile ride, it was a one...

    I remember my first 15 mile ride, it was a one way trip to the grocery store at the time, I kept thinking I would never make it. Now I do it at least twice a week and feel better and faster each...
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    Way to go! Don't quit now... keep on spinning!

    Way to go! Don't quit now... keep on spinning!
  15. 8/1: 10 miles . Commute 8/2: 47 miles - Commute...

    8/1: 10 miles . Commute
    8/2: 47 miles - Commute (10miles) + Recreation (37 miles)
    8/3: 10 miles. Commute
    8/4: 8 miles. - Commute (sorta)
    8/5: 15 miles. - Commute and work-related errand
    8/6:...
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    Congrats on the milestone! I recall my first...

    Congrats on the milestone! I recall my first 50miler, I also rode solo, and completed within 4 hours. Funny thing my recent 62 mile ride (a metric century) was completed in the same time so keep...
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    Hey, it happens to all of us. I used to get...

    Hey, it happens to all of us. I used to get honked or yelled at by motorists on my regular route (partial state road) all the time but I think as I started riding daily and continued to ignore all of...
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    Due to the rain, I opted for the car sitting in...

    Due to the rain, I opted for the car sitting in my driveway today. Probably the first time in the last 6 months I've done that. Of course I'm used to leaving at 4:30 to get to work by 5, so the only...
  19. 8/1: 10 miles . Commute 8/2: 47 miles - Commute...

    8/1: 10 miles . Commute
    8/2: 47 miles - Commute (10miles) + Recreation (37 miles)
    8/3: 10 miles. Commute
    8/4: 8 miles. - Commute (sorta)
    8/5: 15 miles. - Commute and work-related errand
    8/6:...
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    With only 62 miles as my longest ride to date,...

    With only 62 miles as my longest ride to date, completed in about 4.5 hours I'm currently training to complete a full solo century. The plan is to attempt this ride on Aug 16. I'm a slow hybrid rider...
  21. 8/1: 10 miles . Commute 8/2: 47 miles - Commute...

    8/1: 10 miles . Commute
    8/2: 47 miles - Commute (10miles) + Recreation (37 miles)
    8/3: 10 miles. Commute
    8/4: 8 miles. Commute got delayed 1-mile from the diner which took up a few hours in...
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    I haven't posted in this section in awhile. Since...

    I haven't posted in this section in awhile. Since my last post; I've switched jobs, moved into a new house, and now only commute 10 miles a day compared to formerly 25 miles..

    The morning commute...
  23. Us too. We've gone on a couple overnighters this...

    Us too. We've gone on a couple overnighters this year, I found this great campground only 25 miles away off of main/busy roads that has a backpacker special that we've rode to, camped over night and...
  24. 8/1: 10 miles . Commute 8/2: 47 miles - Commute...

    8/1: 10 miles . Commute
    8/2: 47 miles - Commute (10miles) + 37 miles along the towpath with the kiddo for our weekly ice cream ride. After the ice cream break at mile 18 (first stop) neither one of...
  25. Yup, a close friend and I opened our own...

    Yup, a close friend and I opened our own diner-style restaurant a couple months ago after being laid off after over 10 years working for a big corporation. Even back then I was working 6 days a week,...
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