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Old 01-01-20, 09:39 AM
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Happy New Year! Make it a good one both on and off your bikes.

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Happy New Year to all.

I got a not so nice surprise when I went to use my glucose meter to test my blood sugar... damn thing wouldn't turn on. Turns out it was a battery issue so thank goodness our local grocery had the batteries.

My youngest son who is nine helped make my coffee this morning, and did well.

This year I plan to put more miles on the bike.
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Strava Challenge: 2019 Rapha Festive 500 (500km between 12/24 -12/31)

My fifth year of doing the Festive. For whatever reason, I had done it in 6 rides the past two years, meaning each ride averaged over 52 miles (and was actually closer to 60, as I would have at least one short "recovery" in there) and I would be just demolished after the week was over. So this year, I thought, "I'll just do doubles." I did four days of two rides, with singles on Xmas Day and New Year's Eve. It worked out remarkably well. I had just a single ride over 32 miles long, so I was in the saddle for more than 2 hours just once. Kept elevation to a minimum, which is just how I like it.

316.1 miles (508.7km) 9,151ft^ (2,789m) 18h30m

Which works out to a wondrous average of 31.6 miles with 915ft per ride, just a hair over a 17mph average. A whole lot more manageable than the 80-100 milers I was stuffing in in past years. Never had to be too far from the house, didn't have to engage in any day-long wind battles. Only had one ride where I questioned my own existence and my purpose in the universe. So overall, pretty good!
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Strava Challenge: 2019 Rapha Festive 500 (500km between 12/24 -12/31)
. Only had one ride where I questioned my own existence and my purpose in the universe. So overall, pretty good!
ROFL. If you arenít questioning youíre existence, whatís the point of doing the Festive?

Well done just the same. Between 12/24 and 12/31 I did all of 20.5 miles in just one ride yesterday. Too cold to ride in Idaho and I donít have a bike up there (yet).
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I mean, Happy 2020
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I have yet to ride my bike this year.....
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finally got in some miles today https://www.strava.com/activities/30...DwSSTArnXWsGUI Dang am I out of shape.

Good news no soreness in the buttock or nether region so the new saddle was the correct choice.
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Just had reflexology done to my feet. Man do they ever feel better.
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