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Old 05-07-22, 06:17 PM
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jppe, That is some beautiful scenery down there and some serious climbing. Big gears and good brakes a must have.
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Old 05-07-22, 06:37 PM
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City had their local Century Ride today. I've only been doing the 62 mile ride for the last few years. My son grabbed a camera at the last minute and got some video along the way. He didn't take time to set it up for sunny daytime video, so please excuse the quality.

Watch for Elvis on the left about 1:41!

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Old 05-07-22, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
3:14am rolled down the driveway for a WINDY 16.61 miler
3:14 AM? Something you need to tell us?
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Old 05-08-22, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
3:14 AM? Something you need to tell us?
Yup, it was a late start cause I got caught up in a program on the tube. Same thing happened today, got out at 3:42am and biked the same route as yesterday but this time no shutting off the computer for STRAVA ART. Exact same roads ridden with actual distance biked being 25.05 miles.
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Old 05-08-22, 05:29 PM
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I planned a road ride today after a half marathon yesterday to loosen up my hips. But the Oklahoma wind was more than I wanted to deal with. So i took a spin on my old Hi-Ten favorite and visited our local brewery for an IPA because I don't have any bottle cages on this old bike. While it may not be everyone's ideal hydration option, it does at least replace carbs.


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Old 05-10-22, 05:09 AM
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I set up a smart trainer and Zwift on Sunday. I'm amazed...and hurting a bit, those virtual hills are just what I needed.
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Old 05-11-22, 03:15 PM
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Great 100 miler with ironman brother John Price. Smyrna, GA to Anniston, AL on the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trail. Carried our stuff to spend the night then we’ll ride back to Smyrna where we started tomorrow.



Cedartown

Brushy Mtn Tunnel

AL GA State Line

Elevated Grounds in Piedmont AL

Lunch!

End of the trail!!
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Old 05-11-22, 04:34 PM
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In the Before Times, I used to regularly combine my commute with training, so I got used to doing workouts with my backpack. Since the pandemic, most of my training has been indoors, but with the change in daylight and me spending more days at the office, I wanted to get back into my "commutervals."


This is 8x4’ vo2max intervals with 4’ rest between intervals. Hard but doable. I have a section of trail near my house that’s perfect for anything under 5 minutes and it’s more or less on the way to work. So I did these with a backpack, continued on to the office, showered and then to my desk, just like old times.
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Old 05-13-22, 04:56 PM
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I did ride today, and it put me over 10,000KM total since getting my bike in 2020. (I also shared that in the Clyde forum). Stopped for a couple photos, even.
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Old 05-13-22, 05:03 PM
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Old 05-13-22, 07:22 PM
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Old guys can still bring it.

Solo ride



At 61, I wonder how many more years I'll be able to do this.
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Old 05-15-22, 06:34 PM
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Did a nice little 22 mile ride on a branch of the Ghost Town Rail Trail here in Central Pennsylvania.

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Old 05-15-22, 06:45 PM
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46.8 mile ride around the lakes in Minneapolis. https://www.strava.com/activities/7149327054
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Old 05-15-22, 08:02 PM
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75 mile recovery ride which included a visit with Gilbert. He loves apple slices!!



Gilbert loves it when I visit

Apple slices were a big hit

Just love how this rides

Crossing Swearing Creek

I’m headed towards those dark clouds
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Old 05-16-22, 10:19 AM
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Two fairly high intensity days, separated by one day.

First day, 60 miles, 4 hours in the saddle, 7,000ft, 14.5ave

Second day, 62 mile solo, 3:20 hour in the saddle, 2,700ft, 18.7ave



Day 1



Day 2
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Old 05-16-22, 01:43 PM
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Yesterday, 15 miles, sunny, 70 degrees, wind 5-10 mph, and I was riding into the wind faster on the last few miles going home than I rode with the wind going out.

I've been have a hell of a time this year, probably because my body does not like metoprolol. If it actually affects my BP. I'd really hate to see my BP without it. And it killed my energy. I asked my doc to switch to atenolol 3 weeks ago, and he gave me a 'scrip for a dose that was equivalent to the Toprol's dose. My BP dropped immediately by 10-20 points (systolic and diastolic), and so did my energy. I was dizzy every time I stood up. 4 days ago, I cut the atenolol in half. My BP may have risen a few points, but it's still within guidelines, and the dizziness is almost all gone. As mentioned, I had a good time on yesterday's ride.

Last Tuesday, I rode 12 miles and needed 8 hours + a night's sleep to recover. Yesterday I was showered, dressed, and doing other things in under 2 hours after getting home.

Man, I hope it wasn't a fluke!
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Old 05-16-22, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Miles2go View Post
Two fairly high intensity days, separated by one day.

First day, 60 miles, 4 hours in the saddle, 7,000ft, 14.5ave

Second day, 62 mile solo, 3:20 hour in the saddle, 2,700ft, 18.7ave



Day 1



Day 2
Ron, where were those pictures taken? We actually went house hunting in Tucson years ago but didn’t pull the trigger. I’ve ridden Mt Lemmon to the top and also did the century in el Tour when my daughter lived there.
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The first photo is a view from Windy Point, on Mt. Lemmon. The second shot is above Saddlebrooke, looking back towards Tucson.
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17 miles, high 50s, cloudy, light wind, good ride again. Not a fan of beta blockers....
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Old 05-18-22, 05:37 PM
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Still a cycling flatlander but working on it (ouch).

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A 50 miler to the in-laws on some new to me roads. Temperatures got up into the high 80’s but rehydrated afterwards at an Italian restaurant.







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Old 05-21-22, 12:35 PM
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I'm signed up to do my first century in three weeks. But with my grandkids' activities, Spring half marathon training with the youth group, and Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday runs with one of my favorite runners, I haven't had the time to train well. Planned a solo 60 miler today and got 57 of it done. I had a late start due to thunderstorms in the area and lots of rain. Riding north into the wind was miserable as the wind was constant but riding south was awesome even uphill. I was encouraged though by getting over half of a century done in less than half the time the course will be open while riding solo and unsupported. I think I can do this.





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Old 05-22-22, 05:44 AM
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65 miles before it got too warm. Dropped by one of our Country Clubs on the way back and talked to a fella I’ve played a lot of golf with. Field are maturing……fresh tar and gravel at the top of a hill on the route.


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Along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Gooseberry Falls, Split Rock Lighthouse and Grand Marais, Minnesota
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Old 05-22-22, 09:01 AM
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Just enjoying a dry day with temps in the 60*s.


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