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Old 07-03-04, 01:18 AM
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Usual Friday morons last night. The funniest thing is all those dickheads who are trying to pick a fight with me, and I can laugh them all off because Surfers Paradise is always choked with gridlock on a Friday evening.
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Took the day off from commuting yesterday so the old legs would be a little fresher for the Peachtree Road Race 10k I (and 55,000 others) ran this morning. I did ride a little on the bike path this afternoon to get the kinks out. We're leaving on vacation tomorrow, I'll be back to the commuting life July 16. Be safe everyone!
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I had an awwwsome ride at 6.30am cool wet though not rainning, from Duncraig to Hillery's to city beach along the coast road, then to Wembley. {an hours ride,24km's}. Couln't get the off my dial after that.

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Old 07-05-04, 03:38 AM
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Had some punk kid run out into the street and try to push me off my bike this morning. I saw him coming and took the appropriate evasive action. I was tempted to stop and hang one on him for a second, but thought better of it. I really don't need the hassle at this point, and if he keeps up that behaviour, Darwinism should take care of it soon enough. Still, I was remarkably calm in the gridlock on the Sundale Bridge this evening. No punk kids there of course (what are they afraid of? Death? Vapid *******.). Once again, despite it's best attempts, the whole commute is...

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Old 07-05-04, 04:15 AM
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12.0 miles in 46 minutes, beautiful morning here in sunny Ireland!

(Trip was Donabate to Fairview, Dublin.)
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Old 07-05-04, 07:18 AM
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This morning's ride was a nice smooth run through the country lanes. Over the weekend I completed the rebuild of my other bike, but am so pleased with the new paint-work that I'm not ready to let her get dirty yet... I hope to post some pics this week.

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Old 07-05-04, 08:01 AM
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I had to take my daughter to the children's clinic on the way to work so I had to go to work today on the train- I hated every minute of it and now I have to go back home on the train aaaargh
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Old 07-06-04, 05:25 AM
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Ok ride in. Roads were damp from rain last night. Pretty warm and humid. The ride home will be a hot and sticky one with temps supposed to be in the 90's.
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Nice ride, wet roads from night rain, sky has cleared and the rest of the ay looks great.
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Old 07-06-04, 07:37 AM
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Temps in the upper 50s with calm wind. Another great morning ride in Colorado. The temps are supposed to reach a high in the 70's with no rain, it should be a very nice ride home this afternoon.
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Old 07-06-04, 08:35 AM
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Low 70's and very humid here in Atlanta. First day back from vacation; I have been riding with my son during our vacation (11 yrs old) and we rode in together (me to work, him to stay with my wife at her work) for the first time today. I think he is doing great, especially since he just learned to ride in May!
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After a rainy wash-out of a holiday weekend, the sun came out this morning. Was a "crisp" ride in. Trying actual "cycling" socks for the first time today. We'll see if there is a big difference compared to cotton.
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My 11-mile commute from south Fort Collins to the University was fantastic this morning, as usual! (6 miles of road, 5 miles of bike trail.) And I got 115 miles in over the weekend, despite a number of small thunder storms.
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Old 07-06-04, 01:41 PM
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SLow ride in today because of recovery from yesterdays ride. Summer has been very mild so far. Still wish we would get some rain. Monsoons are late this year.
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Rainy today with a bit of a wind. Still saw 5 other cyclists which kind of surprised me. Where were these folks in the fall and winter? After leaving the trail and hitting the road I was behind and then passed a tractor who was taking the lane. The diesel fumes inspired to me to put in a bit of extra effort to pass him.
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Old 07-06-04, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul L.
SLow ride in today because of recovery from yesterdays ride. Summer has been very mild so far. Still wish we would get some rain. Monsoons are late this year.
We have your monsoons, Paul.
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We have your monsoons, Paul.
Then send them to us.
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Then send them to us.
I'll see what I can do for you, Chris. Perhaps a "Rain Dance" from one of our local Native American Tribes no your behalf.
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Smokin ride in this morning, clear skys, 59 degrees and a touch of light fog. I rode the touring bike and averaged 18.9 miles an hour.
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Rain showers on the way in. Nothing big just some drizzle most of the time. Windy though
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Frustrating ride this morning. Wind was a little stiff. My cassette and chain are extremely worn too - the sooner my new parts arrive, the better. Weather looks like it's going to roll in. Heavy rain starting in the late afternoon apparently... looks like I'll be racing the clouds home.
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Hey Greek Acrobat, another rider in Britain!

You are right about the wind this morning - it was the same here in Oxford. The first section of my ride involves a reasonable hill and today had a nice headwind for added excersise value...
The rest of the rideturned out of the wind somewhat and one short section I had the weather behind me. Cruising along at 26+mph on the flat is just great - wish I could do it unassisted like the boys inthe TdF

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It is getting nicer each morning, temps were in the low to mid 60's this morning. There was a breeze, that came and went to keep things cool. Each day there is about another 1/4 mile of new pavement. There is something sweet about rolling on new pavement.
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Originally Posted by Ed Holland
Hey Greek Acrobat, another rider in Britain!

You are right about the wind this morning - it was the same here in Oxford.
Oxford, just up the road! Well, the rain started here about 5 minutes ago so it should be hitting you anytime now. Would just like to wish you all the best for the ride home - wind, rain... it's not going to be pretty.
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Cloudy this morning with temps in the mid 50s (F). Trying out a modified route to avoid the worst or the traffic.
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