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Old 02-19-24, 06:06 PM
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I was able to get a 22 mile ride in today. The road was flat and the sky was sunny with some wind. Oh and chip seal roads
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Old 02-20-24, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by essiemyra
I was able to get a 22 mile ride in today. The road was flat and the sky was sunny with some wind. Oh and chip seal roads
So don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad.
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Old 02-20-24, 04:51 PM
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I rode up to Summerhaven on Mt Lemmon today. Enough snow has melted but it's still a little sloppy. I need a shower and the bike needs a bath. 64 miles, 6,600' of climbing.


Mt Mica in the near distance with snow, Rincon Peak in the far distance.


Near the high point on the road at 8,300'.
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Old 02-20-24, 05:07 PM
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Got out on this beautiful day. Temperature was around 45 with a constant breeze of 10-12mph coming from the south so heading north was fun. Put in about 15 miles.

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Old 02-20-24, 08:22 PM
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13 miles today. A bit windy, but it was nice to get out.
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Old 02-21-24, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by pdlamb
So don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad.
RIP, Meat Loaf.
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Old 02-21-24, 02:41 PM
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Another beautiful day. Sunny and 58F but windy with 25mph gusts. Again today heading south was at times a bit slow but going north was very pleasant. Put ~20 miles in.

Wind:


A nice view with the hills I’ll be heading to someday in the background.:


I even rode some cobbles today.🙂:



Cheers,

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Old 02-22-24, 07:48 AM
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Somehow the pic with "the hills" got omitted.
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Old 02-22-24, 12:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Somehow the pic with "the hills" got omitted.

Yeah, they are hard to make out. In the background of the second photo there is a gray blue area that is one of the hills. Instead of avoiding them this year Iím look to climb a few.

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Old 02-22-24, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
Somehow the pic with "the hills" got omitted.

In this pic just above the handlebars in the center is one of the hills I was referring to. It’s nasty (at least for me). It’s ~15% at its steepest.

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Old 02-22-24, 02:52 PM
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I got out and rode this morning for 16 hard to find miles. It takes me a bit to figure things out but when you are on an island there is only so far you can go. Oh, and if the roads are chip seal those lost miles.

We are at Padre Island National seashore and on the park I have found 13 mile ride. With this sign at the beginning/end.
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Old 02-22-24, 03:43 PM
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Felt good to be out

After my last few rides having to be on the trainer because of snow on the ground and/or cold temps, I finally hit the road. Only an eighteen mile ride, but still enjoyable, even with the temps in the mid forties. Every ride I start from home has to take me along the bay and the wind was coming off the water making it colder because of the moist air. But once I headed inland it was warmer. Of course the end of the ride was the same cold but I was warmed up by then. Good thing I went when I did because it Is now raining.
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Old 02-22-24, 04:05 PM
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Got out today in 35 deg F temps. Coffee break at the Cut Bridge in Gloucester. The bridge tender never raised the bridge for me to steam out to the harbor.

On the 1971 Raleigh Sports at the Cut Bridge, Gloucester, MA

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Old 02-24-24, 01:30 PM
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I was able to get out and ride this morning by 930 which is my preferred time for starting. The ride was 22 miles and some of the miles were even beach miles. The best riding I have found yet.
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Old 02-24-24, 09:35 PM
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This was one the nicest days we've had in quite a while in my area of Tx. I did a 16 mile morning ride, then decided to get out mid afternoon for 8 more.
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Another nice day for riding. Todayís ride was all on the beach. I got a 13 mile ride in. Sunny blue skies with temp in the 60ís.
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Old 02-25-24, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bharrisonb
Got out today in 35 deg F temps. Coffee break at the Cut Bridge in Gloucester. The bridge tender never raised the bridge for me to steam out to the harbor.

On the 1971 Raleigh Sports at the Cut Bridge, Gloucester, MA

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I was able to get out for a 21 mile ride today also in Gloucester. Gloucester Virginia.

Lesson learned for today. Replace shoe cleats. Right foot was coming out. Forgot about a half mile from home. Foot came out and hit the deck at about 23 mph. Second lesson is remove wedding band when riding. Got a nice gash on front of the ring. Cleaned and bandaged. May take a bit to heal.
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Old 02-26-24, 04:43 PM
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^ Ouch

Out in the real today after a cold week on the trainer.



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Old 02-26-24, 07:07 PM
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Winter came back for the past four days with cold temperatures and wind but today was sunny and 57 so I was able to get out for a ride. Rode down into town and climbed back out, around 15 miles total. I kept looking for an interesting spot to take a pic for the first part of the ride but as I rolled back into my neighborhood I realized I didn’t take one.

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Break in the weather today ... short loop on Cape Ann ...


Raleigh Sports at Bearskin Neck, Rockport, Mass.
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Got a ten mile ride in before the 30mph gusts came.

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Way too windy for me today.

I must say that I am in awe of the scenic routes many of you ride though. Simply beautiful. Thanks for posting the photos.
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I rode "the usual" 56-mile Tucson Loop today with a new addition, a climb up Sentinel Peak. I don't know why I never thought of that before. The Loop routes right along the base of the hill near downtown. It's also known as "A" Mountain because in 1915 U of A students built a big letter "A" facing town. It added 5 miles and almost doubled the climbing, for a total of 1,300'. Here's a photo in a rock shelter near the summit, showing the road up.

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Due to the wind, I wasnít able to ride today. I did ride yesterday out on the beach for a 10 mile ride. The weather was nice and sunny with a headwind on the way out and a tailwind on the way back.

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Originally Posted by andrewclaus
I rode "the usual" 56-mile Tucson Loop today with a new addition, a climb up Sentinel Peak. I don't know why I never thought of that before. The Loop routes right along the base of the hill near downtown. It's also known as "A" Mountain because in 1915 U of A students built a big letter "A" facing town. It added 5 miles and almost doubled the climbing, for a total of 1,300'. Here's a photo in a rock shelter near the summit, showing the road up.
I'm envious!
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