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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtimeroadie View Post
    Add 5 hours and 45 minutes to that time and I am there too. Hope that riding up there has gotten better rather than restricted in my time away. I guess I need to buy a new mountain bike in the near future. I think my front fork (poly bushings) on my old Proflex might be out of date. You think?
    PM me when you decide to make a trip.
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    Got in 106 today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    PM me when you decide to make a trip.
    Cool will do. Considering the miles of trails up there and of all skill levels, having a local is always nice to point out the good rides.

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    24 miles after work.

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    Got in 30 miles of riding today. Just running errands and the like.I did pass a long line at the gas station in Pisgah Forest.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    26 miles... first time w/ clipless - spd. it's a lot easier to deal with than I would have thought... more float than I expected. Good otherwise.

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    ...managed to sneak in 43 miles, between the raindrops today. Rinse, lather, repeat for tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nota View Post
    ...managed to sneak in 43 miles, between the raindrops today. Rinse, lather, repeat for tomorrow.
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nota View Post
    ...managed to sneak in 43 miles, between the raindrops today. Rinse, lather, repeat for tomorrow.
    Sounds like the regimen I'm on .... 28 Wednesday, 40 Thursday, 40 Friday, 44 Saturday, and surprise, 41 today. Today's was a breakfast ride on the tandem with my wife! These ARE the good old days!
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    6am Sunday morning 47 mile loop on my mtb - 3 hours even. Only thing noteworthy was that the high voltage lines were especially noisy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onegun View Post
    Sounds like the regimen I'm on .... 28 Wednesday, 40 Thursday, 40 Friday, 44 Saturday, and surprise, 41 today. Today's was a breakfast ride on the tandem with my wife! These ARE the good old days!
    Unfortunately, being a "working stiff", I only get to ride on the weekends. I just hope my knees hold up long enough so I can enjoy cycling every day, once I'm finally able to retire.

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    I got in a nice 33-miler with the local store ride with 30-40 riders. The temperatures were nice in the 60s and wind was light enough to not be noticeable. If the humidity was lower, it would have been perfect riding weather. We did a brisk clip of 19.1 mph and I think I could have pushed it a bit more--at least while tucked away in a big group. You gotta love it on days like these.
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    [QUOTE=Gavush;7563717]6am Sunday morning 47 mile loop on my mtb - 3 hours even. QUOTE]

    Now was that 47 miles on the road, or the trails? In either case, doing it on a mtn bike in 3hrs, that's pretty impressive.

    It took me 2:36 to pound out my 43 miles on Saturday (over the road on a road bike); ten miles of which, are uphill at about 6% grade. At least I no longer need to use my granny-gear for any of 'em; something I couldn't say, back when I began biking 4 mos ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nota View Post
    Unfortunately, being a "working stiff", I only get to ride on the weekends. I just hope my knees hold up long enough so I can enjoy cycling every day, once I'm finally able to retire.
    Me, too! Those are before work rides, but I do have the advantage of not starting work until 10AM.
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    First "real" ride on the new bike after about ten years of not exercising and getting older, fatter, and out of shape. Decided to be a "he-man" and ride from the house which sits on top of a ridge which means the only way home is up one mother of a grade. Did a blistering 11 mile ride in 57 minutes (with rests of course). Rolling terrain interspersed with several really bad short grades. My legs burned after only 30 minutes. Wow. Could not climb the hill up to the house. BUT I really enjoyed my ride and it felt great to be on a bike again. So I will keep plugging at it. Got a battery put in my heart rate monitor today so now I can see with even more technical clarity how bad I am out of shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirdtimeroadie View Post
    First "real" ride on the new bike after about ten years of not exercising and getting older, fatter, and out of shape.
    At 56 I've been there, done that, a couple of times! My biggest mistake when I get back on is always forgetting that "No Pain, No Gain" is a mantra for the CONDITIONED athlete!

    Take it easy on yourself and just ride. It'll come back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nota View Post
    Now was that 47 miles on the road, or the trails? In either case, doing it on a mtn bike in 3hrs, that's pretty impressive.
    47 on the road... and it has 1.25"x26" 90psi tires, they roll pretty well - The last few times I did the 47 loop on my road bike I was 10 minutes faster, so it is a bit slower. In addition to the weight and rolling resistance, it may be because having a cyclometer makes me constantly race myself, and I don't have one on the mtb so I usually just go at a steady pace.. and also, the tallest gear on my road bike is 42x27 and I know I use an easier gear for a couple of the hills when I'm on my mtb so that probably costs a bit of time too.. I've been riding it lately because I'll be using it for a MS150 ride for the more relaxed gearing and riding position, plus I put a rack on it for a bit of carrying capacity.

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    Yes, I rode today. A training partner and I rode about twenty miles before work (from East Atlanta to downtown to Decatur and back to downtown). We turn a four mile commute into twenty miles. Starting Wednesday we're going to ride from East Atlanta to Stone Mountain to downtown (for a total of a bit over thirty miles).

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    Big time. My ride partner and I decided to increase the base mileage of our morning ride, so we bit off more than we could chew within the time we'd allotted. We rode from East Atlanta to Stone Mountain park. We didn't account for the fact that our return trip to our workplaces would be inbound during rush hour. Consequently I was late for work. No biggie, since I'd worked very late the previous evening, but if we're going to continue this ride I think we're going to have to start earlier, and give my miniNewt headlight a real workout.
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    Yes. I should have ridden much further, given how nice it was outside. Maybe tomorrow.

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    Being it Saturday just took a short run from North To South for a dance recital. Glad I made it and always nice to go just about anywhere you need to go on a bike don't you think?
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    Did my usual 43 mile ride yesterday and then again today.

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    I got in a 39 mile ride on the Ring of Fire. 4600' of climbing most of it steep.

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    about 155 miles for the weekend. 14th annual MS150 "Jack and Back" 714 riders, somewhere around $417k raised. pics: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...JackandBack08/

    averaged 15 yesterday, and 16 today - thanks to riding some great pace-lines on and off for about half the day.

    - simply amazing event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    I got in a 39 mile ride on the Ring of Fire. 4600' of climbing most of it steep.
    What/where is the "Ring of Fire"; I've never heard of it?

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