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Old 02-01-24, 07:54 PM
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Yes, Lunch break at Kong Dog, a Korean corndog place. So warm I did not need to wear gloves.
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40 degrees, so out of the basement and onto the street.
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stuck at the work desk right now, but last night I got out for a 20-mile ride down the canal path to New Haven, CT. Had a nice ride within New Haven seeking out historical sites. It was about 40 degrees F.
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I got out and had a nice 19 mile ride on the Chacon Creek trail. It takes you all the way to the Rio Grande river. I did notice that there was no barbed wire at the river. The trail is paved and it wasn't busy. The weather was warm at 70 f degrees and sunny when I left the campground.
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Took a spin on the MUP to go downtown for a cup of coffee. It rained a bit this morning, but this bike was already dirty and I'm not scared by a little grime. I've had to clean this bike before and it didn't melt.

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What a beautiful day. 50°F and barely a wind. Logged 26 miles at a slower than normal pace because there was so much to see with the sun shining. Might go back out later and put a few miles in after I refuel and it gets dark. Gotta take advantage of these rare moments during the winter.
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Old 02-04-24, 04:40 PM
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Beautiful sunny day. About 45F and a ~10mph breeze from the north. Don’t have the computer on the bike yet but did about 18 miles. Took one pic. Not too exciting. It’s the grocery store parking lot I ride through to get to the MUP and quieter neighborhoods and head downtown.

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Old 02-05-24, 05:14 PM
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A mostly sunny Feb day in Puget Sound region = everyone was out. Hiking trail parking lots past overflow, the animal rescue/petting zoo (nearby) was packed and I was out, too. 42* at 3pm when I got home.



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@Samac - what's the range on that cassette? Wow, looks big - 11X46?
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That is 10-50, Wildwood. There’s definitely a pie plate look going on there.

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Old 02-06-24, 06:52 PM
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I got out this evening for a very short ride, just so I could ride today. We moved from Laredo, Texas to Canyon Lake yesterday and with the wind the day before I have not been able to ride. I got a five mile ride in this evening. Tomorrow should be better for riding.
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Old 02-07-24, 01:35 PM
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Well I got out and rode this morning, early start just as I like but the wind was pretty busy with gusts up to 27 mph so I only rode 10 miles. I was riding into the wind on my way out(very discouraging). On my way back the hills were pretty easy(that busy wind). Hopefully tomorrow there will be no wind.
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Old 02-08-24, 05:55 PM
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Beautiful day, nearly 50 degrees.
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I got out kind of late today as a friend of mine left camp and I needed to say goodbye. I did get out at 9:50 am and rode 20 miles today. The weather was mostly cloudy, with occasional sunshine. Which kept the temp at about 70 f degrees.
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Old 02-08-24, 06:30 PM
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I rode a loop out to Collosal Cave Park and Saguaro National Park, 44 miles and 1,800 of climbing. After a day of rain in town, there's a dusting of snow on the higher 9000' peaks in the distance. Rincon Peak on the right, Mt Mica on the left, both in Saguaro NP.

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Like a civilized human being...for a change. 😜
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Old 02-09-24, 07:25 PM
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Got out for a tad over 10 miles this afternoon.
The weather in north central Tx is blustery and forecast to get worse, so I figured I better get a ride while I could.
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Old 02-11-24, 07:04 PM
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Unseasonably mild February weather here in southern Québec, so I managed to get three rides in this week, three days in a row: 28 km on Thursday, 32 on Friday and 42 yesterday. The roads were a bit messy, so yesterday was on paved rail trail. All on my new gravel bike, custom Bassi Hog's Back built by my son in his bike shop. A big improvement over my previous gravel bike, a Bombtrack Hook 2 on which I put 32000 km in 5 years. It's being overhauled for a new life at our secondary residence on the Wet Coast.





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I was able to go out and ride today. Though I am sick of the hills here I needed to get out and ride. I got a 12 mile ride in today. The temp was 64 f degrees with sunny skies.
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I rode again today as I needed to drop my truck off for work at the mechanics so I got a 10 mile ride in. The weather was foggy this morning with occasional mist and the temp at 59 f degrees. So today is the last day in hill country as tomorrow we move on to Padre Island. That looks to be flat riding. I am hoping so.
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Originally Posted by essiemyra
I rode again today as I needed to drop my truck off for work at the mechanics so I got a 10 mile ride in. The weather was foggy this morning with occasional mist and the temp at 59 f degrees. So today is the last day in hill country as tomorrow we move on to Padre Island. That looks to be flat riding. I am hoping so.
Yep, it's flat.
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Originally Posted by essiemyra
I rode again today as I needed to drop my truck off for work at the mechanics so I got a 10 mile ride in. The weather was foggy this morning with occasional mist and the temp at 59 f degrees. So today is the last day in hill country as tomorrow we move on to Padre Island. That looks to be flat riding. I am hoping so.
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Yep, it's flat.
Lots of flat riding here in SW FL. e.g. - 52.25 miles today with 98' elevation
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1st ride today I got out at 2:26AM riding for 1:06:27 and 14.41 miles on the Rans Velocity Squared recumbent
2nd ride today I got out at 4:23AM riding for 1:06:09 and 16.61 miles on the 2018 Specialized Roubaix Expert
3rd ride today I got out at 8:16AM riding for 2:07:08 and 33.33 miles on the 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL

Made a Metric Century + at 64.35 total miles.
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This property always has the greenest grass.


Lovin the sun and temp around 50*f. Nice vintage rider.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
1st ride today I got out at 2:26AM riding for 1:06:27 and 14.41 miles on the Rans Velocity Squared recumbent
2nd ride today I got out at 4:23AM riding for 1:06:09 and 16.61 miles on the 2018 Specialized Roubaix Expert
3rd ride today I got out at 8:16AM riding for 2:07:08 and 33.33 miles on the 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL

Made a Metric Century + at 64.35 total miles.
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