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Old 09-19-20, 04:50 PM
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Smoke from all the wildfires cleared out and I took advantage (even if it was windy)

12 miles with over half being against a headwind... but smoke free outside so I took advantage of that. Blood Pressure right now is 117 / 76

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Old 09-19-20, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by wthensler View Post
Rather windy ride along Lake Norman while visiting with the mother-in-law in NC. Fall weather is here, as temps in the low 60s felt cooler with the persistent winds. Logged in 34 miles with the new Domane.

Hooked on the wide (32mm) tubeless tires running lower pressures. Doubt Iíll be going back to tubes and 28s again.
I donít live very far from Lake Norman. Iím pretty familiar with roads on the east side of the lake should you need any route suggestions.
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Old 09-19-20, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
I donít live very far from Lake Norman. Iím pretty familiar with roads on the east side of the lake should you need any route suggestions.
Yes, I would like them. Today I rode Brawley School Road area, as the MIL lives in Mooresville. Iíll probably keep one of my bikes here as we pass through often, and other than the traffic, its a great place to ride.

Feel free to PM me if you wish. Maybe next time we can connect and have a nice route ride........

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Old 09-20-20, 06:22 AM
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77 miles
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Old 09-20-20, 07:34 PM
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Wonderful ride today, 60 miles with a buddy I have been riding with since 1975.
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Old 09-21-20, 09:14 AM
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Arlington Loop

My friend Cris and I drove down to Arlington and rode the three trail Arlington Loop. Only about 14 miles, but as it consists of three trails it covers a lot of different areas. Most interesting is the section of the Mount Vernon trail that goes along the Potomac past Reagan National Airport and has great views of DC. The Custis trail is narrow and hilly with lots of climbs through the woods.

It was a beautiful day so the trails were very crowded with pedestrians, picnickers, and cyclists of all ages from tots to seniors like me. Speeds were low, sometimes a slow walk, and with the afternoon sun visibility was challenging.

It was fun and the small taste makes me want to ride the Mount Vernon Trail again, this time with a stop at the mansion. I havenít been there since 1981 so it would be very interesting to see again with the new historical perspectives.
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Old 09-22-20, 01:12 PM
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Nice morning ride, a bit windy here in FL. Total about 30 miles. I decided to keep the new Domane here as a replacement for the old one. To the left of the bike is a recent pond due to all the rains. Problem is, it attracts gators.

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Old 09-22-20, 01:37 PM
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58 miles with a 16mph headwind. Which means a 16mph tailwind also.
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Old 09-22-20, 03:20 PM
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44 miles mostly doing various errands with numerous stops, including lunch at home. A leisurely 13.3 mph on a gorgeous, breezy fall day. I think it did not hit 70 deg.Love it!
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Old 09-22-20, 03:57 PM
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Summer has always been my season of choice but no complaints about Fall days like today!!! It was sunny, light breeze and around 70 degrees.

Nice round of golf with the fellas this morning and a 68 miler to the in-laws at the lake after lunch. A nice day to just enjoy being outside. Perfect fire pit weather as well.


48 degrees to start this morning

On the 13 tee with a couple other fellas

Crossing Swearing Creek on High Rock Lake

Riding the Pinarello today

Looking out towards the lake

On the road after lunch. 68 degrees
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Old 09-24-20, 08:36 PM
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Went out for an hour between rain showers. Since I could only do 17 miles I pushed it but had to stop and spend some quality time with a couple of lovely, and very friendly, ladies. Loved the tailwind today, really flew.

Steel maybe real but carbon doesnít rhyme.


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Old 09-25-20, 04:55 PM
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Got a nice ride in this morning:
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Old 09-26-20, 02:27 PM
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It was a perfect fall morning for cycling.
Rode the usual 25km route on my Single Speed Langster to the cemetery. I try to bike out there every weekend during riding season.....


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Old 09-26-20, 03:37 PM
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longest ride of the year so far https://www.strava.com/activities/4116331764
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Old 09-26-20, 07:10 PM
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70 miles around Lake Pepin
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Old 09-26-20, 07:49 PM
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Did a 30 mile ride on the nice, level Tanglefoot Trail here in Mississippi. It was a great day for riding....around 70 degrees and cloudy.




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Old 09-27-20, 01:34 PM
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Back to back weekend 45 milers! Faster Saturday averaging 15.7 MPH. Sunday slower ride to MIami Beach riding over many bridges.

5,400 Miles to date. May exceed most miles thanks to Covid.
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Old 09-27-20, 02:49 PM
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It was such a nice day my 50+ mile ride over to High Rock Lake turned into 73 miles. I took Bringle Ferry Rd end to end from Salisbury to Healing Springs and then straight on into Denton......about 24 miles without a turn!

An embarrassing moment during the ride. I took a short side street through Landis. As I was riding I looked up and just to my left on the sidewalk at the back of a Lutheran church, a minister was standing at a lecturn facing the street. Just across the street the congregation was sitting in their cars listening to him preach. At that point it was too late to turn around so I just rode right through their service!! My bad!!!

A nice fireman statue

Running late so breakfast on the road via a ďpedal throughĒ

1st of 2 turtle saves today

2nd turtle save

Terrific post ride meal at the in-laws. Country ham, cornbread, pintos, slaw and onions...all mixed together with extra bean broth.
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Old 09-27-20, 05:15 PM
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Summer has returned with vengeance in north central FL. Yesterday in searing heat - both sun and wind were intense (lots of sunscreen helped).

And today under very dark, threatening skies and crushing FL humidity. I logged in 38 and 42 miles total for the two days.

The Domane continues to impress and is my new 'go to' bike. I think the bike is officially broken in...........I got to break in two very nice endurance bikes (Domane and Bianchi Infinito) this year!

Closing in on 700 miles for the month, which is not bad considering I missed a bunch of days in September. October is one of my favorite riding months, both in FL and in VA.
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Old 09-28-20, 05:18 AM
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I Cambria this weekend. Did the lighthouse ride with a wine and cheese stop. Our own version of the cancelled Eroica California.
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Got a nice 22-miler in this morning in spite of some smoke in the air. I couldn't back down from this ride as I was looking forward to riding:
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Old 09-28-20, 06:20 PM
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Did a 14'ish mile out-&-back to get weed-n-feed from Home Depot. Got to fight a head wind going home, along with the 20 pound bag in the saddlebag! Had to use some cord to keep the zipper from coming open!



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Old 10-01-20, 12:36 PM
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I rode a little yesterday. Soon I will be able to post photos.

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Old 10-01-20, 01:21 PM
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Beautiful outside today, did 13.5 miles and loved it.
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Old 10-01-20, 10:30 PM
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Jasper National Park

70k return from the town of Jasper, AB to Athabasca Falls via Hwy 93A. Elevation gain 739 meters.



Stopover at Athabasca River

Leach Lake

Athabasca Falls



Heading back to Jasper

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