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September 2022 100+ Miles/km Thread

Old 09-23-22, 08:26 AM
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WOW! Low 60ís this morning. I wanted to keep on riding but Iíve got to make myself not over do it until my body gets back use to riding .

I ordered myself a 2023 Electra Cruiser 7d . My old ( heís three years older than I am , 74 , I think) is wanting me to do a 17 mile loop paved trail that I know from last year has some hills. So if I rode my single speed , Iíd be walking a few hills.
Iíve been wanting a geared Cruiser for awhile anyways.

September goal
To get back to riding daily.
9-17 2.8 miles
9-18 1.2 m
9-19 1.0 m
9-20 2.0 m
9-21 3.3 m
9-22 3.3 m
9-23 3.2 m

MTD 16.8 miles
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9/1 - 6.2 mi
9/4 - 9.3 mi
9/6 - 7.4 mi - rain shortened ride at the beach

9/7 - 9.7 mi
9/11 - 6.2 mi
9/13 - 11 mi
9/15 - 10.7 mi

9/18 - 6.7 mi - commuting dry run
9/18 - 7.7 - and back home
9/19 - 7 mi - first real commute in almost 8 years!
9/19 - 7.6 - commute home
9/21 - 7 - commute in
9/21 - 7.6 - back home
9/23 - 7.1 - very windy ride to work

9/23 - 7.6 - windy ride home

MTD - 118.8 miles
GOAL - 75
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9/01 - 11.41 miles
9/03 - 11.43 miles
9/04 - 9.79 miles
9/08 - 11.03 miles
9/09 - 11.49 miles
9/10 - 10.45 miles
9/11 - 11.64 miles
9/16 - 11.02 miles
9/17 - 10.85 miles
9/19 - 10.65 miles
9/22 - 10.46 miles
9/23 - 13.18 miles


MTD - 88.26 miles
Goal - 133.40 miles

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September Goal: 110 miles

9/3 - 11.9 miles (Trek 830 - Fuji is in the shop)
9/4 - 12.0 miles (Trek)
9/5 - 12.7 miles (Trek)

9/6 - 11.8 miles (Trek)
9/7 - 11.4 miles (Trek)
9/13 - 14.7 miles (Trek)
9/22 - 12.5 miles (Trek)
9/23 - 15.1 miles (Trek)


September to date: 102.2 miles

2022 total to date: 964.5 miles
2022 Goal: 1,500 miles ( was 2,500 miles once upon a time... )

All my miles are outdoor miles on a 2011 Fuji Absolute 3 (unless otherwise noted) - my backup bike is a 1997 Trek
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9/1 - 31
9/2 - 51
9/3 - 42
9/4 - 34
9/5 - 21
9/6 - 22
9/7 - 35

9/8 - 40
9/9 - 41
9/10 - 42
9/11 - 16
9/12 - 35
9/14 - 42
9/15 - 26
9/16 - 23
9/17 - 36
9/18 - 2
9/19 - 23
9/20 - 25
9/21 - 20
9/22 - 74
9/23 - 23


MTD: 703 miles
Well, I seem to have blow away that goal.
I doubt that I can get the 900 miles this month but let's see.
I am well ahead of my year goal of 6000 miles. As of today I only need a bit over 700 miles to reach that goal.
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September goal
To get back to riding daily.
9-17 2.8 miles
9-18 1.2 m
9-19 1.0 m
9-20 2.0 m
9-21 3.3 m
9-22 3.3 m
9-23 3.2 m
9-24 4.7 m

MTD 21.5 miles
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9/1 - 6.2 mi
9/4 - 9.3 mi
9/6 - 7.4 mi - rain shortened ride at the beach

9/7 - 9.7 mi
9/11 - 6.2 mi
9/13 - 11 mi
9/15 - 10.7 mi

9/18 - 6.7 mi - commuting dry run
9/18 - 7.7 - and back home
9/19 - 7 mi - first real commute in almost 8 years!
9/19 - 7.6 - commute home
9/21 - 7 - commute in
9/21 - 7.6 - back home
9/23 - 7.1 - very windy ride to work

9/23 - 7.6 - windy ride home
9/24 - 14.5


MTD - 133.3 miles
GOAL - 75
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09-01-22 23.32
09-02-22 0.06 Discovered brake issue on my wife's bike at the first stop sign and we had to turn around. Spent the rest of the morning working on her ride and got it straightened out.
09-03-22 20.23
09-04-22 10.15
09-05-22 25.14
09-07-22 8.14
09-08-22 23.34
09-09-22 10.16
09-10-22 10.08
09-13-22 9.46
09-14-22 10.13
09-15-22 15.94
09-16-22 3.37
09-17-22 33.38
09-19-22 10.20
09-20-22 8.08
09-22-22 6.76 dental procedure yesterday so taking it easy per Dr orders.
09-24-22 10.10 solo predawn ride before class


MTD 237.97
Goal 300

My much better half has set herself a goal of 225 miles for this month when she signed up for the Great Cycle Challenge.

My better half's numbers -
09-01-22 6.12
09-02-22 0.06 Brake issue
09-03-22 20.25
09-04-22 10.16
09-05-22 25.13
09-07-22 8.14
09-08-22 6.16
09-10-22 10.08
09-13-22 9.49
09-14-22 10.14
09-15-22 15.95
09-16-22 3.38
09-17-22 33.38
09-20-22 8.15
09-22-22 13.52 short ride with me this morning then she went out for her first ever solo ride while I was in an evening class. Very proud of her and she's totally addicted now.
09-24-22 15.50 solo mid morning ride, she's well and truly addicted now. Tomorrow I teach her pre ride checks (which I have been doing for her) and to fix flats so I'm not so worried for her.

MTD 195.10
Goal 225
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Old 09-24-22, 09:07 PM
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9/2: 17.6
9/7: 17.1
9/9: 17.3
9/10: 17.5
9/11: 17.3
9/12: 17.3
9/15: 17.3
9/16: 17.3
9/18: 17.3
9/20: 17.3
9/21: 17.3
9/22: 17.3
9/24: 17.3

MTD: 225.2
YTD: 1944.1

Something odd going on with my new Apple Watch tonight. It is usually really close to my Bryton, within 0.1 miles. Tonight it was very low, and it got worse as I put on the miles. At my halfway point it was 0.4 miles low, and when I was done the watch was 0.7 miles low. Elapsed time was correct. Hopefully just a quirk.

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Originally Posted by msalvetti View Post

Something odd going on with my new Apple Watch tonight. It is usually really close to my Bryton, within 0.1 miles. Tonight it was very low, and it got worse as I put on the miles. At my halfway point it was 0.4 miles low, and when I was done the watch was 0.7 miles low. Elapsed time was correct. Hopefully just a quirk.

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My Apple Watch has never been close to matching my Cateye bike computer. Itís always been low , as low as 30%.
Iíve read , itís because of the watch gps changing satellites .
A wired bike computer is a lot more consistent and reliable.
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That's probably true, but the Bryton is wireless GPS as well. I used to get a lot of variation when I used a Fitbit tied to my phone, but I think that was because the phone was using cell towers and not satellites. Sometimes it would be spot-on, other times it would be off by 20%. But the watch and the Bryton had been consistent for every ride over the last week. We'll see what happens next time.

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9 /1 -17.79 miles
9/6 - 25.70 miles
9/7 - 12.86 Miles
9/9 - 27.30 miles
9/10 - 26.04 miles
9/11 - 22.26 miles
9/14 - 12.85 Miles
9/15 - 12.87 Miles
9/17 - 25.30 miles
9/18 - 23.95 miles
9/19 - 12.87 miles
9/21 - 12.85 miles
9/24 - 10.33 Dressed wrong over heated and had to cut the ride short.
9/25 - 23.80 miles


Goal: 350 miles
MTD: 266.87 miles
YTD: 1300.12 miles
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September goal
To get back to riding daily.
9-17 2.8 miles
9-18 1.2 m
9-19 1.0 m
9-20 2.0 m
9-21 3.3 m
9-22 3.3 m
9-23 3.2 m
9-24 4.7 m
9-25 3.0 m


MTD 24.5 miles
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Looking forward to cooler weather here in the US any way. Any goals? Mileage or otherwise?
My goal is to ride without my knees burning. I never had that before. Maybe my seat is too low (mtb).

I rode over 16 miles this week. I hope to do that again.

I ride about a mile at lunch practicing skills. And then I ride a trail after work before dark.
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Originally Posted by BginRme View Post
My goal is to ride without my knees burning. I never had that before. Maybe my seat is too low (mtb).
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Iíve been struggling with burning knees for a couple of years now . Sorry I havenít found a solution.
I rode for years before it started .
it did begin as I aged ( Iím 71 ) and started riding on a daily basis .
Iíve tried everything except shorter cranks .
Do get some relief riding a pedal forward cruiser bike .
Cycling is supposed to be easier on the knees than walking . But for me it hasnít been .
I just took about four months off riding my bike . Only to have my knees start back burning after a short three mile ride this morning..
they usually feel ok the next morning.
Good luck , if you find something that works let us know .
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September Goal: 110 miles - completed on 9/25!

9/3 - 11.9 miles (Trek 830 - Fuji is in the shop)
9/4 - 12.0 miles (Trek)
9/5 - 12.7 miles (Trek)

9/6 - 11.8 miles (Trek)
9/7 - 11.4 miles (Trek)
9/13 - 14.7 miles (Trek)
9/22 - 12.5 miles (Trek)
9/23 - 15.1 miles (Trek)
9/25 - 26.2 miles (Trek)

Rode 11.8 miles this morning, then went back out this afternoon and did 14.4 more. Beautiful weather here today! Looking forward to getting my Fuji back from the shop later this week. Getting a new cassette, new chain, new cables, full tune-up. The chain and cassette finally wore out, and it had started slipping.

I finally made a monthly goal. I admit, I set it intentionally low (110 miles) to try to give myself better odds of success. Still bummed, because I used to get 300 miles/month this time of year. 332 miles in September last year. I can't let the old man in! If you are over 50 or 55 and haven't seen this video, I recommend checking it out (below).


September to date: 128.4 miles

2022 total to date: 990.7 miles
2022 Goal: 1,500 miles ( was 2,500 miles once upon a time... )

All my miles are outdoor miles on a 2011 Fuji Absolute 3 (unless otherwise noted) - my backup bike is a 1997 Trek


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Originally Posted by rje58_too View Post
. I can't let the old man in! If you are over 50 or 55 and haven't seen this video, I recommend checking it out (below).
Over 50 or 55 ? LOL ! That past a long time ago . The old man has already made it in around here . But I refuse to give in , just like Clint ! Got to keep moving to keep moving .
nice vid ! Thanks for sharing.
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I'm 63 myself, but I thought I'd give the "youngsters" (50 and up) an early heads up.

Originally Posted by OldCruiser View Post
Over 50 or 55 ? LOL ! That past a long time ago . The old man has already made it in around here . But I refuse to give in , just like Clint ! Got to keep moving to keep moving .
nice vid ! Thanks for sharing.
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September goal
To get back to riding daily.
9-17 2.8 miles
9-18 1.2 m
9-19 1.0 m
9-20 2.0 m
9-21 3.3 m
9-22 3.3 m
9-23 3.2 m
9-24 4.7 m
9-25 3.0 m
9-26 2.6 m


MTD 27.1 miles
Took the Hardrock out fo a short ride this evening after a morning fishing trip . Weíll see how the knees react .
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September Goal: 110 miles --- (completed on 9/25)

9/3 - 11.9 miles (Trek 830 - Fuji is in the shop)
9/4 - 12.0 miles (Trek)
9/5 - 12.7 miles (Trek)
9/6 - 11.8 miles (Trek)
9/7 - 11.4 miles (Trek)
9/13 - 14.7 miles (Trek)
9/22 - 12.5 miles (Trek)
9/23 - 15.1 miles (Trek)
9/25 - 26.2 miles (Trek)
9/26 - 10.7 miles (Trek)

September to date: 139.1 miles

2022 total to date: 1001.4 miles
2022 Goal: 1,500 miles ( was 2,500 miles once upon a time... )

All my miles are outdoor miles on a 2011 Fuji Absolute 3 (unless otherwise noted) - my backup bike is a 1997 Trek
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9/1 - 6.2 mi
9/4 - 9.3 mi
9/6 - 7.4 mi - rain shortened ride at the beach

9/7 - 9.7 mi
9/11 - 6.2 mi
9/13 - 11 mi
9/15 - 10.7 mi

9/18 - 6.7 mi - commuting dry run
9/18 - 7.7 - and back home
9/19 - 7 mi - first real commute in almost 8 years!
9/19 - 7.6 - commute home
9/21 - 7 - commute in
9/21 - 7.6 - back home
9/23 - 7.1 - very windy ride to work

9/23 - 7.6 - windy ride home
9/24 - 14.5 mi
9/25 - 14.3 mi - commuting round trip


MTD - 147.6 miles
GOAL - 75
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09-01-22 23.32
09-02-22 0.06 Discovered brake issue on my wife's bike at the first stop sign and we had to turn around. Spent the rest of the morning working on her ride and got it straightened out.
09-03-22 20.23
09-04-22 10.15
09-05-22 25.14
09-07-22 8.14
09-08-22 23.34
09-09-22 10.16
09-10-22 10.08
09-13-22 9.46
09-14-22 10.13
09-15-22 15.94
09-16-22 3.37
09-17-22 33.38
09-19-22 10.20
09-20-22 8.08
09-22-22 6.76 dental procedure yesterday so taking it easy per Dr orders.
09-24-22 10.10 solo predawn ride before class
09-25-22 10.07
09-26-22 16.20


MTD 264.24
Goal 300

My much better half has set herself a goal of 225 miles for this month when she signed up for the Great Cycle Challenge.

My better half's numbers -
09-01-22 6.12
09-02-22 0.06 Brake issue
09-03-22 20.25
09-04-22 10.16
09-05-22 25.13
09-07-22 8.14
09-08-22 6.16
09-10-22 10.08
09-13-22 9.49
09-14-22 10.14
09-15-22 15.95
09-16-22 3.38
09-17-22 33.38
09-20-22 8.15
09-22-22 13.52 short ride with me this morning then she went out for her first ever solo ride while I was in an evening class. Very proud of her and she's totally addicted now.
09-24-22 15.50 solo mid morning ride, she's well and truly addicted now. Tomorrow I teach her pre ride checks (which I have been doing for her) and to fix flats so I'm not so worried for her.
09-25-22 10.10
09-26-22 16.20 with a 14.06 mph average, best average to date

MTD 221.39
Goal 225
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Originally Posted by rje58_too View Post

I finally made a monthly goal. I admit, I set it intentionally low (110 miles) to try to give myself better odds of success. Still bummed, because I used to get 300 miles/month this time of year. 332 miles in September last year. I can't let the old man in! If you are over 50 or 55 and haven't seen this video, I recommend checking it out (below).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc5AWImplfE
That was actually pretty touching, including the story behind it. Thank you.

Mark
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Originally Posted by OldCruiser View Post
Iíve been struggling with burning knees for a couple of years now . Sorry I havenít found a solution.
I rode for years before it started .
it did begin as I aged ( Iím 71 ) and started riding on a daily basis .
Iíve tried everything except shorter cranks .
Do get some relief riding a pedal forward cruiser bike .
Cycling is supposed to be easier on the knees than walking . But for me it hasnít been .
I just took about four months off riding my bike . Only to have my knees start back burning after a short three mile ride this morning..
they usually feel ok the next morning.
Good luck , if you find something that works let us know .
I worked on stretching this weekend. I especially stretched my IT band, hips, and glutes. Ankles and calves too. I stretched before getting out of bed and at work today. I also rode a new to me bike tonight. I only had burning less than a minute. Iím going to continue to stretch and be mindful of the burn (to stop it since Iím not sure itís a good burn like when weight lifting) and hopefully I can train my muscles out of it. My legs feel tired all over now, and itís not so much focused around my knees like before. I hope you can find something thatís helpful so you can enjoy riding again.
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Goal: 300 miles
9/2: 17.6
9/7: 17.1
9/9: 17.3
9/10: 17.5
9/11: 17.3
9/12: 17.3
9/15: 17.3
9/16: 17.3
9/18: 17.3
9/20: 17.3
9/21: 17.3
9/22: 17.3
9/24: 17.3
9/26: 16.8

MTD: 242.0
YTD: 1960.9

Installed the Continental 4 Seasons and the fenders, but something isn't quite right. The wheels spin silently on the stand, but when I'm riding I'm getting some slight chirps from the front that sound like rubbing. It's not constant, and it doesn't happen with each wheel revolution. Sometimes it is silent. Very unpleasant ride as I tried to figure out what it was and worried about a failure at speed. It happens while coasting and doesn't seem to be dependent on speed or whether or not I'm turning. No obvious rubbing on the fender, and no marks on the tire or wheel. Then while riding up a steep hill in the last half-mile of my ride it got louder such that I thought I had broken a spoke and it was thrashing around. But they are all tight. Walked it home.

I've had the fenders on before, but not with these tires. I need to look at this more closely tomorrow, maybe try going out without the fender and see if it still does it.

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