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knatchwa 02-02-10 03:22 AM

Sometimes I don't like to say I did not ride, but at least I know that in communicating the challenges that were faced and explore the journey yet to be had, it seems clear that there are good days and bad days, and with the rain that is supposed to be coming out here I wonder if I will continue the similar idea.

I often wonder sometimes why I do not ride, perhaps it was that I got lost in the world of the sims, lost in that virtual verse. Or was it simply because it is easier to not do then to actually do. Both valid questions that I need to answer for myself, or perhaps you can offer your insight, in the challenges you faced and how you overcame them for whatever goal, but preferably specific to Riding my Bike More.

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kjc9640 02-02-10 08:07 PM

February 2, yes, rain this morning but clear this afternoon, light wind today.

Temp in the high 60s when I left to low 60s when I got back today, wind out of the W & NNW @ 7/12 mph so I got out for another 30+ miles this afternoon/evening. Got home about 8:15. Good ride

0 Gopher Tortoise today
4 Sandhill cranes
0 Deer
0 Turkeys

30.94 (s)miles today
30.94 (s)miles this month
616.80 (s)miles this year
1 ride day(s) this month (Feb.)
6883.2 miles needed to hit 2010 goal
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kjc9640 02-03-10 05:46 PM

February 3, yes, cold wind today.

Temp in the high 50s when I left and when I got back today, wind out of the NE @ 10 mph so I got out for a short 20+ miles this afternoon. Got home about 5:15. Had to push myself to get 20 today. The wind just seemed to be colder than the temp. Tomorrow it is supposed to get in the 70s. That is more my style.

0 Gopher Tortoise today
0 Sandhill cranes
0 Deer
0 Turkeys

20.93 (s)miles today
51.87 (s)miles this month
637.73 (s)miles this year
2 ride day(s) this month (Feb.)
6862 miles needed to hit 2010 goal
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kjc9640 02-04-10 04:28 PM

February 4, yes, beautiful today.

Temp in the high 60s when I left and low 70s when I got back today, wind out of the ESE @ 14 mph so I got out for a good 30+ miles this afternoon. Got home about 3:30. That is more my style.

32.14 (s)miles today
84.01 (s)miles this month
669.87 (s)miles this year
3 ride day(s) this month (Feb.)
6830 miles needed to hit 2010 goal
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zzOtherlandzz 02-05-10 07:22 AM

Feb 4th (yesterday) I got my ride into the post office, plus just a tad more. 7 miles on the MTB. I had plans of a longer ride but instead I answered the phone when it rang. DOH!! Looking for another MTB, because I put a big ole basket on the back of the one I have now, specifically for riding packages to the post office. Kind of hard to do any trail riding with a big ole basket on the back......

kjc9640 02-05-10 12:22 PM

February 5, yes, cloudy windy day today.

Temp in the high 60s when I left and low 70s when I got back today, wind out of the S @ 18 to 23 mph so I got out for a good 30+ miles this morning . Weatherman calls for rain this afternoon Got home about 12:45. That wind was a killer, had 15 miles of it in my face on the return trip.

30.26 (s)miles today
114.27 (s)miles this month
700.13 (s)miles this year
4 ride day(s) this month (Feb.)
6799 miles needed to hit 2010 goal
238 miles ahead of this date last year

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zzOtherlandzz 02-06-10 11:17 AM

Managed the ride to the post office and back this morning.... I say managed because the wind was terrible 3 miles of riding into the wind with a 35 lbs bike (including basket). If I were to guess I would say the wind was a steady 15mph with gusts of 25. It was like a 3 mile climb to the post office ... Not to mention the half mile both ways in the mud/clay/sand.. Anyway a short ride is better than no ride.... ...

yep.. just checked weather underground says winds of 16mph....

kjc9640 02-06-10 05:33 PM

February 6, yes, cloudy and very windy today.
Temp in the low 60s when I left and high 50s when I got back today, wind out of the W @ 22 to 30 mph so I got out for a good 30+ miles this afternoon . Got home about 5:15 pm. That wind was a killer, other wise it was a beautiful day. Stopped at one of the shoppimg centers that I pass, they were having a car show in the plaza. I'm guessing there were a few million dollars worth of cars in the show. Sure wish I had taken my camera.

34.27 (s)miles today
148.54 (s)miles this month
734.40 (s)miles this year
5 ride day(s) this month (Feb.) vs 1 ride day (Feb.)LY
6765 miles needed to hit 2010 goal
272 miles ahead of this date last year




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stumpsbmwm3 02-08-10 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjc9640 (Post 10370640)
February 6, yes, cloudy and very windy today.
Temp in the low 60s when I left and high 50s when I got back today, wind out of the W @ 22 to 30 mph so I got out for a good 30+ miles this afternoon . Got home about 5:15 pm. That wind was a killer, other wise it was a beautiful day. Stopped at one of the shoppimg centers that I pass, they were having a car show in the plaza. I'm guessing there were a few million dollars worth of cars in the show. Sure wish I had taken my camera.

34.27 (s)miles today
148.54 (s)miles this month
734.40 (s)miles this year
5 ride day(s) this month (Feb.) vs 1 ride day (Feb.)LY
6765 miles needed to hit 2010 goal
272 miles ahead of this date last year




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You all know--us folk up north would kill for a day in the 40's, lesser still 60's. I have been looking out windows at snow and ice. High of 26. Yes, high h-i-g-h of 26. Driving cars out onto the lake to park next to trucks and small ice huts that hae been set up on the lake.

We had rode a few days when it got up to 36. You know, a heat wave. But we had to put so many layers on that most of us looked like black, white, or latino michelin men.

Can you all send us just half a day of 50 degree weather. We won't be greedy and ask for days or 60's. No, no. That is really asking for too much. Just half a day of 50. Yoiu don't even hae to make it 50+. Just 50.

Please!

kjc9640 02-08-10 05:03 PM

February 8, yes, Beautiful today.
Temp in the low 40s when I left, a bit outside my comfort level but I had a Dr. appointment for my monthly B12 shot and I knew it would warm up. Low 60s when I got back today, no wind to speak of . Got home about 3:00 pm.

34.36 (s)miles today
182.90 (s)miles this month
768.76 (s)miles this year
6 ride day(s) this month (Feb.) vs 1 ride day (Feb.)LY
6731 miles needed to hit 2010 goal
306 miles ahead of this date last year

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kjc9640 02-08-10 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stumpsbmwm3 (Post 10376708)
You all know--us folk up north would kill for a day in the 40's, lesser still 60's. I have been looking out windows at snow and ice. High of 26. Yes, high h-i-g-h of 26. Driving cars out onto the lake to park next to trucks and small ice huts that hae been set up on the lake.

We had rode a few days when it got up to 36. You know, a heat wave. But we had to put so many layers on that most of us looked like black, white, or latino michelin men.

Can you all send us just half a day of 50 degree weather. We won't be greedy and ask for days or 60's. No, no. That is really asking for too much. Just half a day of 50. Yoiu don't even hae to make it 50+. Just 50.

Please!

I feel real sorry for my northern brothers so a full day of 50+ will be sent as soon as I see my pay pal account go up.:lol::lol:
I could not take the kind of weather that you all are having.

stumpsbmwm3 02-09-10 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjc9640 (Post 10378037)
I feel real sorry for my northern brothers so a full day of 50+ will be sent as soon as I see my pay pal account go up.:lol::lol:
I could not take the kind of weather that you all are having.


Please send a pay pal account address, along with a guarantee that we will get the weather and I along with nearly 4 million folks up here will be more than glad to send you a daily/weekly/monthly allotment. Heck, I will send whole pay checks if I know for sure we will get the weather.

Up here, it is an offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison for believing we will have nice weather in Feb, March, April. As a matter of fact if one of my children put on shorts and heads toward the door I will wash their mouths out with soap and call the psych ward.

We got a winter storm today. Got 6-10 inches of snow. Expecting another batch tomorrow same depth.


Please, send the heat. The trainer is driving me crazy. I fell off of it two weeks ago, trying to lose myself in a video. Tore up a pair of riding gloves. Looking at a set of rollers but fear I will be sticking out of a wall on one of these weekends when I surpass my wits end. Everyone is so white and ashy looking up here; even the black folks have lost color.

Help! Need heat!:notamused:

kjc9640 02-14-10 05:07 PM

February 14, yes, Finally after 6 days of no go.
Temp in the low 50s when I left, a bit outside my comfort level but I had to get out, I thought it would warm up but it didn't. Mid 50s when I got back today, no wind to speak of . Got home about 5:00 pm. It was a beautiful Fl day except for the temp.

30.42 (s)miles today
213.32 (s)miles this month
799.18 (s)miles this year
26 ride days TY vs 24 ride days LY
6700 miles needed to hit 2010 goal
226 miles ahead of this date last year

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kjc9640 02-15-10 02:12 PM

February 15, yes, What a beautiful day.
Temp in the low 40s when I left at 9 this morning. Rode about 15.5 miles to my meeting with The Parks and recreation Dept. High 60s when I got back today, Wind out of the SSW at 15mph on the 15 mile ride home. But my meeting went so well I didn't seem to mind the wind. Got home about 2:30 pm. It was a beautiful Fl day.

31.17 (s)miles today
244.49 (s)miles this month
830.35 (s)miles this year
26 ride days TY vs 25 ride days LY
6669 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
225 miles ahead of this date last year

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zzOtherlandzz 02-16-10 12:16 AM

Got a ride in today (Monday) on the road bike. Started out riding with my friends 16yr old son. He likes the idea of riding, but doesn't really like the riding part. I guess its like work to him. The last 3 rides including today he has went from 1 to 4 miles and went home (today he went about 4 miles and I had to call a ride for him). After he got picked up I ended up riding almost 18 miles.. 17.96. Not too windy and perfect temp around 65 I think. About 2 miles from the house I start hearing a tick, tick, tick.... annoying .... tick tick tick. I think either a pedal or the bottom bracket is making the noise. I'll have to check it out tomorrow. I saw a toy gun & a toy sword on the side of the road today....... not sure what that means... but its odd....... LOL

kjc9640 02-18-10 03:41 PM

February 18, yes, What a beautiful day.
Temp in the mid 40s when I left at 10 this morning. Dropped my car off at the Firestone store for some repairs and left from their.Rode 36.09 miles. Wind out of the NNW at 14mph. Stopped for lunch at Subway in Lake Mary and got a call frome Firestone telling me that the car was ready and please bring $400 . It was a beautiful Fl day.

36.09 (s)miles today
280.58 (s)miles this month
866.44 (s)miles this year
28 ride days TY vs 27 ride days LY
6633 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
212 miles ahead of this date last year

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zzOtherlandzz 02-19-10 12:45 AM

I had ordered some new SPD flip pedals for my new (new to me) mountain bike. 2004 Gary Fisher Sugar 3+ (that is in the shop getting a tune up, should be done tomorrow). Anyway put the pedals on my road bike to see if the click, click, click annoying click, click, click noise would go away from my last ride. Sure enough with the new pedals the noise was gone.... This is the second set of pedals (same kind) to fail on the road bike, Shimano PD-A520's... I use SPD pedals on my road bike & my mountain bikes, one set of shoes. I think i'll do some research and look for some other pedals.... Anyway just a short short test ride on the road bike today.... 2 or 3 miles maybe...

kjc9640 02-19-10 03:17 PM

February 19, yes, What a beautiful day.

Temp in the mid 50s when I left at 11 this morning. Rode 26.32 miles. Wind out of the NNW at 4mph. Stopped for lunch at Panera Bread in Lake Mary then headed home. It was a beautiful Fl day.

26.32 (s)miles today
306.90 (s)miles this month
892.76 (s)miles this year
29 ride days TY vs 28 ride days LY
6607 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
218 miles ahead of this date last year

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Boatdesigner 02-19-10 07:45 PM

After three weeks off the bike, the weather gods, work gods and my sick pooch all got together and let me go for a ride! It was only 16.6 miles, but it felt really good (although I am embarrassed to say it was a bit chilly at 63 degrees!). Soccer season ended last week (my team came in second again, now I know how Jan felt coming in behind Lance all those times), so hopefully I can ride more on weekends now. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice, so I plan on being out again.:thumb:

droobieinop 02-19-10 07:52 PM

feels good to be back on the bike today, even after breaking a rear spoke half way out.
good strong wheels, barely a wobble at a steady 20. I was trying to spin up a sprint for someone else, but he desided to push me as pulled by.
didn't want to blow another spoke or more so I let him go.

25 miles 17 mph ave (deceptive since we do a good stretch at 20+)

zzOtherlandzz 02-20-10 05:33 PM

Well I started out on a ride today... I picked up the MTB from the bike shop. Test rode it in the parking lot and down the sidewalk everything seemed okay. So the plan was to stop at one of the trails on the way home and do a bit of off road riding. Got to the trail and no matter what gear I put it in... it kept changing gears. On the pavement it was ok.... So i had to soft pedal it back to the van and head back to the bike shop. I dunno... they blamed it on the mechanic that was not there LOL Took the mechanic about 5 mins of tinkering with it and he test rode it (out back of the shop seems there is a test trail that I didn't know about the first time). So I test rode it and it was almost perfect, It was only messing up in one gear. So he tinkered with it for another 5 mins.... and I test rode it and worked perfect.... But by this time it was too late in the day for a ride.... DOH!!! Anyway new bike PC and Tires were delivered while I was gone today... So tonight I'll get it all ready for a ride tomorrow....... All the while crossing my fingers that I can actually get out for a ride tomorrow .... LOL

Lindaosm 02-20-10 06:51 PM

Yes, finally, 21.1 miles on the Withlachochee from Central Ridge to Inverness and back. A little cool when we first started but nice overall. The trail was fairly busy too. Sure was nice to get outside after all these weeks of rain and/or cold weather. I was getting tired of riding the recumbent at the gym.

LindaN

kjc9640 02-21-10 02:33 PM

February 20, 27.03 miles
February 21, 30.12 miles, another beautiful day. We are getting them one after another here now.
Temp in the hi 60s when I left at 11 this morning. Rode 30.12 miles. Wind was out of the East at 6-10 so no problem. Stopped for lunch at Panera Bread in Lake Mary then headed home. It was a beautiful Fl day. it just doesn't get any better than this......

30.12 (s)miles today
364.05 (s)miles this month
949.91 (s)miles this year
31 ride days TY vs 28 ride days LY
6550 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
275 miles ahead of this date last year

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Gavush 02-21-10 08:39 PM

Yeah, third ride outside this year. 23 miles... headwinds in every direction, kinda gloomy out, everything shades of brown, leftover salt residue on the roads. The headwind and some hilly sections took the avg down to 16.4 or something like that. Can't say it was a nice ride, but it was a good one. (ie, no dogs, no flats, riding outside...) Looking forward to spring... only thing I found worthy of taking a picture of was a ton of buzzards / hawks / whatever. There were two groups of about 10-15 of them soaring around not too far apart from each other.

zzOtherlandzz 02-21-10 10:47 PM

Got out for a ride on the mountain bike today. Rode with the 16 year old today, he did a lot better than the last attempt. First we went and checked out one of the non-paved trails that off shoot from the Gainesville Hawthorne trail. The trail wandered back to a stream that was about 2ft deep and crystal clear with a sandy bottom. It must be fed by a spring it was just so clear it had to be. I can see riding when its 100deg out and taking that trail and cooling off in the water. We rode about 8.5 miles with about 4 on the dirt trail and 4.5 on the paved part of the G.ville Hawthorne trail. Perfect weather with LOTS of people out enjoying the trail. Looks like LOTS of rain tomorrow.... DOH!!


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