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Old 11-29-23, 10:59 PM
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Rode today and just about froze my toze. 34 miles in 34*F. Took about 20 mins to warm up most of me, but my left foot never got the message. I was forced into a cafe to warm up by drinking a large cappuccino and a yummy scone. 15 minutes later, I was good to go.
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Old 11-30-23, 12:48 PM
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Getting back in the saddle after way too long in an effort to rehab my right hip, so currently using a trainer in the house each day. I’m still a newbie until I hit 10 posts, but I wish I could share the view that I still get to see even though I’m not outside yet. We live in Estes Park on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park and it’s breathtaking. Grateful!
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Old 11-30-23, 05:18 PM
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I had to wait till 10:00 am to ride this morning because I had to bring my granddaughter to school. But after that I got out and was able to ride for 22 miles. At 10:00 am the temp was 35 degrees with sunny skies and a light wind. The riding was nice and it was pleasant to be out. This is the second day this week!
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Old 12-01-23, 03:16 PM
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Well it's December and I was feeling guilty not getting on the bike for the last 3 days. Plus I'm either 3 pounds heavier than last week or I'm 7 pounds lighter than I was at the end of August.
So I rode the bike and got in 14.8 miles. My OCD must have kicked in because I stopped and dug out my allen wrenches to move my left brake lever an 1/8 inch. Then it felt like to much. So I moved it back a bit. When I got back home I moved it a 3rd time. CRAZY

But I had a good ride. Hope we have blue skies again tomorrow
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Old 12-03-23, 10:43 PM
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Riding for college graduation

Riding to lose weight for daughter's graduation. That, my friends, IS PRESSURE! (April 26th)
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Old 12-03-23, 10:49 PM
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estes park is beautiful! Was there one day a few summers ago...A week after we visited, there was massive flooding that knocked out the 2 lane road to get there. Like the Shining hotel. Good luck with hip rehab!
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Old 12-03-23, 11:45 PM
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ZWIFTed for 2 hours covering 32 fake miles while climbing 2000 fake feet. Watched Netflix for the first 1.5 hours which made it tolerable.
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Old 12-04-23, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
ZWIFTed for 2 hours covering 32 fake miles while climbing 2000 fake feet. Watched Netflix for the first 1.5 hours which made it tolerable.
Tell your legs those were 'fake' miles, haha
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Old 12-04-23, 07:59 PM
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Another ZWIFT session since it’s time once again for the atmospheric river to bless us and especially the low lying areas. Today’s episode courtesy of Amazon Prime video.
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Old 12-05-23, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by chunkymonkeybik
estes park is beautiful! Was there one day a few summers ago...A week after we visited, there was massive flooding that knocked out the 2 lane road to get there. Like the Shining hotel. Good luck with hip rehab!
Thank you! ….. It is very beautiful here. Last big flood in was in 2013, especially thru Big Thompson Canyon. Can still see plenty of damage from it tho.
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Old 12-06-23, 03:00 PM
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Rode the Tucson Loop today, 56 miles door-to-door, mostly flat. High 81F. Moderate winds for here. Pretty much a perfect day.
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Old 12-07-23, 05:08 PM
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The weather is too bad for it now, but I replace it with sports I do at home. I started doing Wall Pilates on my own. More of that here https://vivaglammagazine.com/embraci...-wall-pilates/ . In fact, it is very easy to learn for yourself and understand how to do it correctly)

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Old 12-08-23, 07:14 AM
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30s and light flurries outside but only cartoon snow in the basement. Radio Tower climb.
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Old 12-09-23, 01:56 PM
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Since I am too wimpy to ride in rainy 40* temps, it’s back to the trainer. Have managed 60 miles with 7,500’ climbing in the last few days. Have been sleeping very well.
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Over 50 degrees today, just beautiful, so I leisurely paddled around Queens. (Not lazy, it's a Z2 ride! 😜 )
Pictures from Ft Totten and Douglas Manor.



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Old 12-11-23, 04:52 PM
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I rode up Mt Lemmon again today. It wasn't planned, but it was too nice a day not to--especially light winds, temps in the low 70s in the city. I turned around at Summerhaven, for 62 miles and 6,400'. I got this photo of a hoodoo, and just noticed the scale is hard to determine. It's really quite small, just a few meters away, but it looks like the road in the distance could be wrapping around the base of a HUGE monolith:

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Old 12-13-23, 08:03 PM
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1st day back in training mode. 6th & 7th gears most of the ride. Added a “ponytail” on my Mu (cable clean-up). Have to say good things bout the “Veo strip” thingy on my forehead. Kept most of the sweat out of my eyes but couldn’t account for the sweat glands below the strip. Haleiwa Metric Century ‘24 here I come!
PS: max spd I wish🤪, I know I broke 20mph in sections using 8th!


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Old 12-14-23, 11:15 AM
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1st day back in training mode. 6th & 7th gears most of the ride. Added a “ponytail” on my Mu (cable clean-up). Have to say good things bout the “Veo strip” thingy on my forehead. Kept most of the sweat out of my eyes but couldn’t account for the sweat glands below the strip. Haleiwa Metric Century ‘24 here I come!
PS: max spd I wish🤪, I know I broke 20mph in sections using 8th!

Max speed 117.3 MPH. Seriously?
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Old 12-16-23, 08:34 AM
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Thursday night Christmas ride in neighboring town (New Bern) where riders are encouraged to decorate their bikes. Mid to low 30's but the turnout was still good.





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Old 12-16-23, 10:01 AM
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Had a clearing of a couple of hours before the rain would resume so got out at 5:23am for a very leisurely 12.21 mile ride The drops began to fall during the last .3 miles so timing was spot on.
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Old 12-22-23, 08:13 PM
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Wonderful weather here today. Took the MUP to the brewery after work to get my growler filled. This Cannondale bag was on a bike I bought recently and I thought it a bit too big and bulky for my needs. Turns out it holds a 64 oz growler just fine.

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Too cold in the real.
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Old 12-24-23, 08:47 PM
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great to see everybody with good lighting.
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Amazing we rode those back in the day.....So heavy! Racks, Tires, pedals, kickstand. Riding one brings back memories.
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Did the Grinch steal his bike?
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