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Did you ride today?

Old 05-26-24, 09:06 PM
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Can I have a ride in the limo?

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Old 05-27-24, 11:05 AM
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I was back at it again today, putting in the miles to prep for a 5-day tour in the PNW next month.
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Old 05-28-24, 01:27 PM
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I got a late start this morning, and also due to my neck being very stiff and not being able to get past my left shoulder to look I stayed on the bike path this morning. My ride was only for 8.8 miles but at least it was something. I am hoping tomorrow my neck will feel better and I will be back to the road.
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Old 05-29-24, 08:40 AM
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Yes. 25 miles on Tuesday. Hoping for another 25 mile today.
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Old 05-29-24, 12:31 PM
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I got out and rode a group ride this morning because they were riding my speed and an area I had never heard of. The ride was 16.5 miles and the scenery was beautiful. It was a great day to be out riding.

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Old 05-29-24, 01:39 PM
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I was having a great ride this morning in our glorious weather (70's, low humidity, light breeze) when my seatpost snapped. Thankfully I was only 3 miles from home, riding back with no seat wasn't much fun.
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Old 05-31-24, 08:38 AM
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I started later than I would have liked due to the temp being at 50f degrees this morning. Eventually at 7 am I decided to wear a light jacket instead of letting the day get away from me. I rode for 20 miles but I did switch my route up a bit so that was nice. With the switch the elevation decreased which I was surprised at that. Still and all a great ride.


Ps. I found a five dollar bill on the side of the road while riding.
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Old 05-31-24, 08:46 AM
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Today I rode 33 miles.
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Old 05-31-24, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by essiemyra
I started later than I would have liked due to the temp being at 50f degrees this morning. Eventually at 7 am I decided to wear a light jacket instead of letting the day get away from me. I rode for 20 miles but I did switch my route up a bit so that was nice. With the switch the elevation decreased which I was surprised at that. Still and all a great ride.
Ps. I found a five dollar bill on the side of the road while riding.
Without your helmet in the pic are we sure it's really you?
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Old 05-31-24, 11:32 AM
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If the wind, rain and storms are finished with us I will be out tomorrow. I really hope the tree limbs have been picked up. Blind corners will be taken slow just in case.
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Old 05-31-24, 03:14 PM
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I did ride today! (5/31) 17 miles, and rode up my nemesis hill. If you're familiar with the Louisville Loop, It is the hill at the entrance to Turkey Run Park, the hill which at the top of the steepest portion has hiker's rest-a resting spot off of the trail with a bench. Didn't ride up at as "fast" as I used to, but I rode up it, which is better than I did on the previous ride. My climbing legs are on their way back--yay!! Was very disappointed on last ride, still not "up to snuff", but at least improving. Looks like more days of rain on the way, so may not have an opportunity to sneak a ride in, but so glad to feel some improvement today. Hoping to continue to see more improvement as I get more rides done.
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Old 05-31-24, 08:18 PM
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Turned 67 today and set out on a RMA ride. I did a little exploring (ahem--got lost) and ended up with 72 miles, on a loop around Denver bike paths, mostly flat. Yesterday I rode up Lookout Mt (2000' climb) to join a trail crew, then spent the afternoon volunteering at the non-profit bike shop.

The little bit of excitement today was riding through the remnants of last night's heavy hail in the town of Aurora. There were several inches of leaf litter and an inch or two of hail remaining in spots. Rode right off the edge of the paved trail a few times, just couldn't see it. That was for just a few miles.

Tomorrow I'd like to ride a 40-mile loop in the foothills up to Evergreen to meet some friends for breakfast, fellow retired firefighters. I'd have to leave at oh-God-thirty and I'm not going to set an alarm. I just might not have the energy to climb another 3,500'.
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Old 06-01-24, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by SpedFast
Without your helmet in the pic are we sure it's really you?
lol

Another early start this morning. I was out at 6:45 and got a 20.4 mile ride. I am trying to add more miles into this route as it goes through some very quiet roads and also takes me off another road that has big trucks without much shoulder. A light jacket was needed again this morning.
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Old 06-01-24, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
If the wind, rain and storms are finished with us I will be out tomorrow. I really hope the tree limbs have been picked up. Blind corners will be taken slow just in case.
Y'all in that part of the country have been getting hammered!! KY has had more that its share of rain this season, but (knock on wood), my specific location has dodged the tornadoes. Other parts have not been so lucky. Thank goodness, severe weather season is soon to be gone!
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Old 06-01-24, 12:19 PM
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I just came down the big hill after a breakfast ride up to Evergreen. I made it an out-and-back on Hwy 40 (I-70 frontage road) due mainly to a foot race event limiting road access in the neighboring canyon, so less climbing for me at under 3,000'. I had some energy this morning after all, after a 70+ mile day in the plains yesterday, and a 2000' climb in the foothills the day before.

I'd like to be able to make an attempt at Mt Blue Sky later this summer, a road century with 11,000' of climbing, but it may be too much for a casual cyclist my age. It's been three years since I last made it. It's fun trying, at least, a really beautiful, exciting ride.
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Old 06-01-24, 12:55 PM
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Beautiful day to ride to work.

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Old 06-02-24, 12:50 PM
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I left the house at 6:30 this morning and rode for 24 miles. A light jacket was needed again today.

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Old 06-03-24, 12:56 PM
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Lock ness monster out there?
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Old 06-03-24, 02:50 PM
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14+ miles in perfect weather - sunny, mid-high 70s, wind 10 mph. This is my 2nd post-COVID ride. The 1st was 7 miles a week ago, and I didn't have enough energy to get back on the bike until yesterday, when I had other things to do. The big question in my mind is, 'When will I want to get back on my bike this time?' I hope it's Wednesday....

This 2 years in a row that I got sick immediately after my first 20 mile ride of the year. Next year, I'll either stop at 19.99 or push on to 21.01....
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Old 06-04-24, 07:17 AM
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I got out really early this morning at 5:30 am due to having an obligation this morning. My ride was 15 miles on the bike path. The forecast said it was. sunny but look at the picture it tells a different story.

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Sixteen mile neighborhood ride. Horses were out.

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Old 06-05-24, 07:35 AM
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40 miles ride to Mission Beach for lunch and back

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Old 06-05-24, 03:18 PM
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Today I was able to get a 20 mile ride in on the bike path. I got a late start at 9:15 and that was part of the reason for staying on the bike path, it is cooler there.
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Old 06-05-24, 04:55 PM
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24 miles. stopped under a tree for a passing shower. Spun home. Feels good.
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It was pouring rain during the Mt Ascutney climb, which is horrific on a good day. My riding buddy and I descended in the rain with screaming hot brakes and waited out the thunderstorm in the ranger station at the bottom. When we were leaving the ranger wished us Happy Pride Month. 😜
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