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    I managed 16.7 miles today in what felt like gale force winds. Absolutely brutal riding into it for any length of time. Only wildlife I saw was a raccoon crossing the trail a little ways in front of me. I don't know why he was out and about in the middle of the day.

    I hope I can ride tomorrow morning as my team plays its first soccer game of the season in the afternoon. I hope they have the scheme down or it's going to be a long afternoon!
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    Took out the 620 Train, which is the tandem and trailercycle with my son as stoker, daughter on the trailercycle, and me as captain. Computer malfunctioned so I don't know my mileage. Big deal, we had fun on a nice mild day cruising the streets of Beaufort.
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    Friday 11/06/09 No...
    Saturday 11/07/09 Yes, 35+ mies, great day for a ride today exept for the 15 mile per hour wind out of the east. Weather was just picture perfect. Mid 70s when I got back home.

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    rode downtown this morning and headed out with the st pete club ride. then after the ride cruised around downtown before riding home 44 miles total
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    yes, hubby and I started at Central Ridge and biked down to Inverness on the Withlachochee. We made a side trip at Hernando over to the lake. After we stopped in Inverness, we decided to check out the art show downtown. After some coffee, we headed back. Mean winds out there today! In all 21.3 miles.

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    25 miles this morning over the 3 bridges around clearwater with the RIDE & ROLL crew
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    I rode yesterday, about 16.7 miles. Then I went home to get ready for our first soccer game of the season, which we won 4-2! Today I just couldn't generate the ambition to face those winds again, so watched soccer and football all afternoon. I'll try not to be such a wimp tomorrow!
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    thurs- 38.12 m 2:05
    fri- 36.77 m 1:59
    sat- 46.40 m 2:34
    sun- 69.29 m 3:22

    almost all of our rides go past the end of my street so, yesterday, while riding in a fairly large group I drifted off and called the wife to let her know when the group would be going by and she had already planned on walking down to the end of the street to watch them go by. It was pretty cool, like when the tours go through someone's home town and they let them lead out and stop to see the family, I was able to get back to the front and pull off and stop to watch everyone else go by with the family (wife, son and Grami).

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    Sunday 11/08/09 No...
    Monday 11/08/09 Well the daughter got over to Altamonte to late to ride on Sunday so we just hung out together. Monday we got up and loaded the bikes on the car and drove to Astatula (yes I said Astatula) and parked at the post office (that is the only thing in Astatula), and started our ride to the north. The winds were out of the east @ 22 and gusting to 28 MPH so we headed north on county road 561 hoping to get a little break. We turned west at Lake Park road to county road 19 then turned south. Did I mention that the winds were out of the east @ 22 gusting to 28. We stayed on 19 and crossed Lake Harris a very narrow 2 lane bridge with 28 mile per hr. wind gusts and heavy traffic pushing us into the guard rail. When we got to state road 48 (Howey In The Hills) we turned west/north west toward Yalaha. Now the only thing in Yahala is a great German Bakery that has strudels to die for (and thank god they were open). We had two of them one apple and one berry, and coffee.

    Have I mentioned yet that the winds were gusting at 28 MPH from the east. Our ride from the bakery was pretty good as we were going north to south again on some back roads back to HITH (Howey In the Hills) and the winds were out of the east at 22 to 28 MPH. Then we hit county road 455 and it was a due east ride and seemed like up hill all the way to 561. This was probably the hardest 5 mile ride I have ever done. The only thing that I could hear beside the wind in my face was my daughter screaming from behind me, how much she disliked me and never wanted to see me again.

    Now for you folks that think Florida is flat you can think again. For those of you who are familiar with Sugar Loaf Mt. and Bunker Hill you know what I am saying. For those who are not familiar with the area just accept my word for it.

    Did I mention the 22 to 28 MPH easterly winds. I kid you not we had to pedal to go down hill and were in our granny gear going up hill. I have a 39 on the front and a 28 on the back and I used them.

    We did stop and pick some beautiful Tangerines from one of the groves that we passed.(probably lucky that we didn't get shot at).

    Made it home about 2:30, all in all it was a good ride.

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    21 miles last night out of - hands on bicycles, in clearwater
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    Tuesday 11/10/09 Short ride today looked like rain. As the daughter and I were returning I got a call from and old friend that I worked with before I retired. He was in town for a meeting and wanted to meet for lunch so we rode over to meet with him (had coffee and Pie). It was good to see him and get all of the info from the company that I retired from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avanti73 View Post
    21 miles last night out of - hands on bicycles, in clearwater
    How was the pace? Oughta drag my fixie out and ride with them, but don't know if my fat arse could keep up without gears.

    Rode with them on Saturday night - the "Freakbike Militia" ride - "Simple People on Stupid Bikes". Low riders, high bikes, fixies, cruisers, etc. Just to give you a REAL clue, one of the bikes even had a sissy bar and a propeller!

    We were one of 3 tandems, and all the bikes were lit up with glow sticks woven thru their spokes, etc. Went to the beach, (some) had pizza and brew-sters. Had a ball!
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    Wednesday 11/11/09 Did a completely different ride today with my daughter. Our normal rides are on the MUPs and back roads away from the hub bub of Orlando. Today we wanted to look at Camelback hydration system so we put our brightest colors on turned on all of our Super Flash blinkey lights and headed downtown to Orange Cycle. On the way back we stopped at Gabriel's Sub shop for a stacked ham and cheese sandwich. Some real bad storm clouds were overhead but we didn't get a drop. 17+ miles today and it was a good ride.

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    Thursday 11/12/09 Temp in the mid 50s and that is cold for this FL boy. Rode to the Dr's. office for my B-12 shot and then on to Panera Bread for some hot coffee.

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    Took the fixie out today! Rode to the top of the Clearwater Causeway to watch some of cycling leg of the 70.3 Ironman triathalon.

    Then sashayed on up the Pinellas Trail a ways and stopped to watch a mamma manatee with a calf that some other cyclists had spotted from a bridge. Stopped again in Dunedin for ice cream, then cut over to US 19 to make a stop in the Trek store. Beautiful day for a bike ride, but man are my legs NOT used to a fixed gear anymore! 20.3 miles of pure piddlin' fun!
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    Friday 11/13/09 Temp in the low 70s had a good ride on the Wekiva Seminole trail with my daughter 30.85 miles

    Saturday 11/14/09 The daughter and I rode from Apopka to the south side of Lake Mineola. They were having a bike expo at Waterfront Park for the Horrible Hundred Ride. Many of the Bike manufactures and bike shops had booths set up for the event. The daughter took a test ride on a $6,500 Felt. WOW!!!!
    I was having heart palpations over an Ice Trike (made in England) On the way home we stopped in Winter Garden at a great BBQ place called Harry and Larry's. Great BBQ brisket with beans and slaw. If you are ever in Winter Garden FL stop at Harry and Larry's.

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    Haven't ridden much this week as I couldn't get up the ambition to battle the wind and gloomy skies any longer! I finally got out yesterday and rode 16.7 miles. Today I started off with a soccer game (we won a 1-0 nail biter), then this afternoon I managed 22.7 miles on the '83 Puch, with a stop at the park to spy on our competitors' soccer game. Not a bad day overall, the wind was much lighter. Hopefully tomorrow will be as nice, maybe I can get in a longer ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjc9640 View Post
    Friday 11/13/09 Temp in the low 70s had a good ride on the Wekiva Seminole trail with my daughter 30.85 miles

    Saturday 11/14/09 The daughter and I rode from Apopka to the south side of Lake Mineola. They were having a bike expo at Waterfront Park for the Horrible Hundred Ride. Many of the Bike manufactures and bike shops had booths set up for the event. The daughter took a test ride on a $6,500 Felt. WOW!!!!
    I was having heart palpations over an Ice Trike (made in England) On the way home we stopped in Winter Garden at a great BBQ place called Harry and Larry's. Great BBQ brisket with beans and slaw. If you are ever in Winter Garden FL stop at Harry and Larry's.

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    Jim, thanks for the tip on the BBQ place. Hubby and I are always looking for good BBQ places. Do you know if the bike thing on Lake Mineola is still going on today?

    Yesterday Hubby, son and I put bikes on truck and headed down to Homassasa for the Blues and BBQ. Well, it was a bust and we ended up sitting across the street, had some good wings and walked to the Seafood festival which was also going on. Left there and took the bikes up to the Withlachochee Bay Trail and rode it. Winds were strong from the west but it was a short 8.8 mile ride. Hopefully today we will get some more miles in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindaosm View Post
    Jim, thanks for the tip on the BBQ place. Hubby and I are always looking for good BBQ places. Do you know if the bike thing on Lake Mineola is still going on today?

    Yesterday Hubby, son and I put bikes on truck and headed down to Homassasa for the Blues and BBQ. Well, it was a bust and we ended up sitting across the street, had some good wings and walked to the Seafood festival which was also going on. Left there and took the bikes up to the Withlachochee Bay Trail and rode it. Winds were strong from the west but it was a short 8.8 mile ride. Hopefully today we will get some more miles in.

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    Hey Linda,
    The expo will be open until about 3 or 4 o'clock today. I would not make the trip down to the expo unless you intended to ride the south lake trail. I was a little disappointed with the number of vendors. Prices on merchandise was no bargain either. If you drive down go west on the south lake trail to the west orange trail then into Winter Garden, the BBQ (Harry and Larrys) place is on the right across the street from Wheel Works bike shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjc9640 View Post
    Hey Linda,
    The expo will be open until about 3 or 4 o'clock today. I would not make the trip down to the expo unless you intended to ride the south lake trail. I was a little disappointed with the number of vendors. Prices on merchandise was no bargain either. If you drive down go west on the south lake trail to the west orange trail then into Winter Garden, the BBQ (Harry and Larrys) place is on the right across the street from Wheel Works bike shop.
    Jim, thanks for the info. We ended up deciding not to go because we thought there would be too much traffic and I didn't want to get into anybodys way if we decided to ride. Instead we went over to Ocali Days at the Silver River Park and walked around then rode several loops around the Baseline Trails. Only about 10 miles but enough. BBQ at Sonnys...but I am keeping the name of the place in Winter Garden for future trips. Thanks for the tip.

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    Sunday 11/15/09 The "D" (daughter) and I rode from the house to Panera Bread in Heathro then on to SR 46a where we took the fly over across I-4 to the Rinehart Trail. Then we headed south to Lake Mary and to The Out Spoken Bike shop to see if they had anything that we could not live without. Lucky for the charge card the did not have anything that we needed. We headed south again from the bike shop to Jax 5th ave. sports bar where we watched the Dolphins pounding the Bucks. "Poor Bucks" and devoured some super nachos. It was a good ride today with the temps in the mid 70s and clear sky's.

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    horrible hundred 05:04:+ @19.6 mph
    one stop after sugarloaf mt (03:54) for water provided by a resident, thanks again
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    Just a fast ..... well ... OK ... a "no breaks" 20 on the road bike today.

    Hey Avanti73! You listening? Gonna do the fixie ride tomorrow night out of Hands On Bicycles here in Clearwater.

    Hey Slo Spokes! Since when does a two point game with a rookie QB in his 2nd NFL start constitute a "pounding"!!??

    Oh, and uh, how about that Tim Tebow??!! GO GATORS!
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    Tim teblows

    jk... I really don't care, but live close enough to G'ville and Nease to be tired of it all by now.

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    I finally got out and rode today. Went and walked around the flea market in Waldo first. Then took the MTB to the Gainesville Hawthorne trail and rode some of the non paved offshoots of the trail. Averaged about 6.9mph ... for a little over an hour on the bike. Weather was awesome and hardly any bugs other than some gnats. They worked on the trail a bit since the last time I rode it. Added a few 2x10" boardwalks over some lower wet areas. Rode over a couple of them, walked over a couple of them. Came home put some steaks on the grill..... and called it a day..... A REALLY NICE DAY!!


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