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Old 11-08-20, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Robalero View Post
Goal 600 Miles

11/01/20 23.20
11/02/20 31.71
11/03/20 20.13
11/04/20 20.22
11/05/20 20.82
11/06/20 44.19
11/07/20 43.53
11/08/20 42.78

MTD 246.58




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Nov 1: 21
Nov 2: 18
Nov 3: 11
Nov 4: 17
Nov 5: 17
Nov 7: 30
Nov 8: 30
Nov 9: 17

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11/7/2020 - 19.5 miles
11/9/2020 - 19.5 miles


MTD: 49 miles
YTD: 528.2 miles
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Well, we've had 70 degree windy weather here in Chicagoland, and I'm happy to say I've ridden about 13, 19, and 20 miles in 3 rides, but they're probably my last rides of 2020. It's getting cold and staying windy, which is enough for me to go on strike. I just don't feel safe when the wind is above 15 mph, and I'm too cold for comfort when the thermometer is under, say, 52 F. I lost 4+ weeks to health issues this Summer and rode just over 1,100 miles. My goal was 1,500, so I think I might have missed it even without the health issues, but it's been a good biking year. And there may be a few more days of riding yet.... One Christmas (1982?) the thermometer hit 70.

I'd consider moving south, but the warm weather seems to be moving North. I wish it weren't so windy, though.
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Goal 600 Miles

11/01/20 23.20
11/02/20 31.71
11/03/20 20.13
11/04/20 20.22
11/05/20 20.82
11/06/20 44.19
11/07/20 43.53
11/08/20 42.78
11/09/20.34

MTD 266.92
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November goal: 150 miles (updated - was originally 125 miles)

November 3 - 16.0 miles
November 4 - 8.3 miles

November 5 - 10.6 miles
November 6 - 11.5 miles
November 7 - 62.8 miles

Saturday 11/7 had a great forecast, so I decided to "ride my age" in miles. The weather turned out to be even better than the forecast, and I made it: 62 years, 62 miles. It took me most of the day, though.
This was also my longest ride in 2020 and my longest ride since I rode my age in October last year.

November to date: 109.3 miles

2020 to date: 2389.0 miles
2020 goal: 2100 miles - made it

2020 stretch goal: 2400 miles

All my miles are outdoor miles on a 2011 Fuji Absolute 3 (unless otherwise noted)
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Old 11-09-20, 11:29 PM
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11/1 - 18.3 mi.
11/2 - 25.4
11/6 - 25.5

11/7 - 4.0

MTD: 77.2 mi.
Monthly Goal: 600 miles

Another errand, the same one, actually, just had to do it again. Getting better at mounts and dismounts on this bike (at stoplights), get to learn all over again when the shoes and cleats get here, and I think I'm getting faster. Also, looking for potholes to test the suspension in, instead of trying to avoid them.
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Old 11-10-20, 06:22 AM
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Jeez, I’ve been off the bike for almost 2 weeks due to travel and vacation. Bad news, I’m almost back in the club weight wise. So.....I need to get my butt out there again.

Nov. goal 600 miles. Eta is hurting us weather wise this week.
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I'm gonna refrain from committing to a 100-mile goal this month. I barely squeaked 100 for October due to all of the rain and cold temps, and November in Ohio usually equals more of that. If I get enough rides in that 100+ miles happens, I'll drop them all in a post later in the month.

From now until...probably April, I'm committing only to one ride per calendar week. That may seem laughable, but when we get into snowstorm season, it will be challenging to get even that.
I'm jumping in. I think I can make 100, even though the weather is about to nosedive again.

11/5 - 2.82
11/6 - 2.27
11/7 - 21.46
11/8 - 15.19
11/9 - 25.07

MTD: 66.81
YTD: 1284.4
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11/01 - 34.9 miles
11/02 - 39.3 miles
11/03 - 42.2 miles
11/04 - 43.2 miles
11/05 - 46.6 miles
11/06 - 48.3 miles
11/07 - 50.1 miles
11/08 - 52.5 miles
11/09 - 41.6 miles
11/10 - 36.4 miles

MTD: 434.9 miles
GOAL: 700 miles

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Old 11-10-20, 08:25 AM
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Nov 1: 21
Nov 2: 18
Nov 3: 11
Nov 4: 17
Nov 5: 17
Nov 7: 30
Nov 8: 30
Nov 9: 17
Nov 9: 10

MTD: 174

Had to ride home from an outing last night since my wife needed the car. I have been working from home since March with no end in sight so I sold my car in July. Other then riding I spend most of my time in the house and my car was never leaving the garage so I sold it
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11/10 - 31 mi.


MTD: 31 mi.

At least I'm on the board - gotta start somewhere.....ETA rains cut short a planned longer ride. Feels great being on the bike again!
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Goal 600 Miles

11/01/20 23.20
11/02/20 31.71
11/03/20 20.13
11/04/20 20.22
11/05/20 20.82
11/06/20 44.19
11/07/20 43.53
11/08/20 42.78
11/09/20 20.34
11/10/20 48.16

MTD 315.08
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11/1 - 18.3 mi.
11/2 - 25.4
11/6 - 25.5

11/7 - 4.0
11/9 - 4.0
11/10 - 26.7


MTD: 103.9 mi.
Monthly Goal: 600 miles

Topped 100, finally. Cold enough to wear my long-john bibs and arm warmers.
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11/1 - 35
11/2 - 36
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11/9 - 31

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11-03. 11.58 miles
11-04. 10.48 miles
11-05. 18.57 miles
11-10 10.24 miles
11-12.18.06 miles
11-13 6.80 miles- mountain bike
11-22 6.69 miles- mountain bike
11-23 11.50 miles

mtd. 93.92 miles
ytd. 1509 miles

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Originally Posted by MattTheHat View Post
Iíve been dealing with a saddle sore for over a month now that doesnít want to get better. Same deal, been riding almost 3 years now and have never experienced a problem.
I had a similar problem, it wasn't chaffing. the couple of weeks off really helped to get rid of them
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November goal: 150 miles (updated - was originally 125 miles)

November 3 - 16.0 miles
November 4 - 8.3 miles

November 5 - 10.6 miles
November 6 - 11.5 miles
November 7 - 62.8 miles
November 10 - 14.7 miles

November to date: 124.0 miles

2020 to date: 2403.7 miles
2020 goal: 2100 miles - made it

2020 stretch goal: 2400 miles - made it

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Originally Posted by giffenf View Post
11/1 - 18.3 mi.
11/2 - 25.4
11/6 - 25.5

11/7 - 4.0

MTD: 77.2 mi.
Monthly Goal: 600 miles

Another errand, the same one, actually, just had to do it again. Getting better at mounts and dismounts on this bike (at stoplights), get to learn all over again when the shoes and cleats get here, and I think I'm getting faster. Also, looking for potholes to test the suspension in, instead of trying to avoid them.
Did you post pics of your new bike? LOL, you'd better practice mounting/dismounting. My first experience on the old Trek, in front of about of abut 20 people, was embarrassing (I'll leave it at that). Our roads are getting worse everyday, it seems. If this keeps up, I may have to go with a true hybrid.
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11/5 - 2.82
11/6 - 2.27
11/7 - 21.46
11/8 - 15.19
11/9 - 25.07
11/10 - 20.55

mtd: 87.35
ytd: 1304.9
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Did you post pics of your new bike? LOL, you'd better practice mounting/dismounting. My first experience on the old Trek, in front of about of abut 20 people, was embarrassing (I'll leave it at that). Our roads are getting worse everyday, it seems. If this keeps up, I may have to go with a true hybrid.
Yup, the bike is shown in post #45 in this thread. Out of an abundance of caution, my two forays with the MTB have been at night, in part to minimize anyoneís observation of foolish mistakes. I donít have the shoes and cleats for these pedals yet, theyíre due any day now, so Iíve been riding somewhat pigeon-toed in my sneakers to avoid catching my heel on the center of the crank, causing my foot to slip off that little pedal and sending my behind down hard on the saddle, but have done it anyway a couple of times. When doing that after a light turns green and thereís no momentum to keep you moving, the pavement looks like your faceís next destination, but so far Iíve avoided that. Iíve also started looking for potholes to try out the suspension (theyíre not hard to find). Thatís kind of fun, but seems counterintuitive after thousands of road-bike miles trying to avoid them.
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Goal 600 Miles

11/01/20 23.20
11/02/20 31.71
11/03/20 20.13
11/04/20 20.22
11/05/20 20.82
11/06/20 44.19
11/07/20 43.53
11/08/20 42.78
11/09/20 20.34
11/10/20 48.16
11/11/20 40.39

MTD 355.47
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11/01 - 34.9 miles
11/02 - 39.3 miles
11/03 - 42.2 miles
11/04 - 43.2 miles
11/05 - 46.6 miles
11/06 - 48.3 miles
11/07 - 50.1 miles
11/08 - 52.5 miles
11/09 - 41.6 miles
11/10 - 36.4 miles
11/11 - 26.9 miles

MTD: 461.8 miles
GOAL: 700 miles
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Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
I had a similar problem, it wasn't chaffing. the couple of weeks off really helped to get rid of them
Iíve got a feeling thatís what Iím going to have to do.
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Nov 2: 18
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Nov 4: 17
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Nov 7: 30
Nov 8: 30
Nov 9: 17
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