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Old 06-12-24, 08:00 PM
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Got my usual 25 miles in on a beautiful day along the beach. Had a nice tail wind heading out and really worked up a sweat coming back. This bike was given to me so I ran through it, adjusted everything, threw on the phone mount and took off. I should have swapped out the seat first. Kinda felt like riding a tractor. The bike is also size 60cm which is a little big for me. But it worked. Lots of fun. Tried out my new heart rate monitor. Never exceeded 145 bpm and I tried haha. Blue tooth, rechargeable, and under 10 bucks and it's as accurate as the app on my smartphone and works seamlessly with my riding app.
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Old 06-13-24, 04:40 PM
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Just under 20 miles yesterday, low 80s, sunny, light wind, 31 days after my 1st Covid symptoms.
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Old 06-13-24, 05:10 PM
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I rode 11 hot humid miles around mid morning. I wore what I call my 'sun drape' under my helmet for the first time this year.
I've had enough procedures done at the dermatologists office in my lifetime to know when to cover up. Especially my ears.
I'll also slather sunscreen on my face, arms, etc.

My wife sews mine. They're pretty simple for her to make.
They're very similar to this.
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Old 06-13-24, 05:17 PM
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Just rode 15 miles on my 1982 Peugeot PXN 10. That's my favorite route as it has lots of rollers (around a 1,000 ft of climbing) with one decent 10% climb, a fair amount of tree cover to help with the heat, and fine water views throughout the ride. I uploaded the course; the route is anything but straight which makes it fun.




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Old 06-13-24, 05:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig
Just rode 15 miles on my 1982 Peugeot PXN 10. That's my favorite route as it has lots of rollers (around a 1,000 ft of climbing) with one decent 10% climb, a fair amount of tree cover to help with the heat, and fine water views throughout the ride. I uploaded the course; the route is anything but straight which makes it fun.




I too have a twisty ride.


The route is more twisty than this looks.

Almost constant gear changes.
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Old 06-13-24, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
I too have a twisty ride.


The route is more twisty than this looks.

Almost constant gear changes.
Yeah those are fun routes. Flat routes are OK but I much prefer rollers and hills. I modded the Peugeot a bit to deal with the climbing (swapped out the original crank with 52/42 rings for a crank with 52/38 rings and swapped out the 13-26 freewheel for a 14-28. A 38/24 gets me up pretty much anything I'm likely to find in central Iowa.
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Old 06-13-24, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig
Yeah those are fun routes. Flat routes are OK but I much prefer rollers and hills. I modded the Peugeot a bit to deal with the climbing (swapped out the original crank with 52/42 rings for a crank with 52/38 rings and swapped out the 13-26 freewheel for a 14-28. A 38/24 gets me up pretty much anything I'm likely to find in central Iowa.
I have a couple of other mups nearby that are flatter. This is a good workout.
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Old 06-14-24, 04:52 AM
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The 35 mile Creamery route has become an almost weekly ride as the weather heats up



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Old 06-14-24, 09:11 AM
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Sixteen miles around the neighborhood today.

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Old 06-14-24, 09:53 AM
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Yes. 26 miles.
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Old 06-14-24, 02:34 PM
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I got out early this morning and was looking for a 20 mile ride. I took a break at 8.4 miles after leaving the break about 4 miles down the road I realized I left my cell phone back where I have been sitting. I went back to get my phone riding on the wrong side of the road just in case I had dropped my phone while riding. I found my phone back on the seat I had been sitting. After finding my phone, I went directly home.
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Old 06-14-24, 06:30 PM
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The regular loop on a hot day. Getting ready for next week when we get baked.
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Old 06-15-24, 07:37 AM
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21+ miles yesterday, sunny, low 70s, wind mainly from N about 8-10 mph.

269 feet of climbing. It's pretty flat here. I often appreciate that.
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Old 06-15-24, 10:11 AM
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Today I rode 33 miles.
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Old 06-15-24, 12:19 PM
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Rode to work, ten mile round trip.

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Old 06-16-24, 09:13 AM
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Another 33 mile early morning ride into the country.
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Old 06-16-24, 09:19 AM
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Waited til mid afternoon for some warmer temps, about 60* and windy. Perfect for light long sleeve wool jersey.
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Old 06-16-24, 11:57 AM
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Avoiding ultraprocessed food these days...but
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Old 06-16-24, 06:14 PM
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I got out early this morning and got a 22 mile ride. I found some new roads to ride and one follows the river. I need to explore that one a little more. Hopefully tomorrow am I will do that.
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Old 06-16-24, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by essiemyra
I got out early this morning and got a 22 mile ride. I found some new roads to ride and one follows the river. I need to explore that one a little more. Hopefully tomorrow am I will do that.
New roads means new pics. Right?
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Old 06-17-24, 08:18 AM
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Sixteen mile neighborhood ride. Tried to get out a bit earlier to beat the heat. Highs are expected to be in the mid 90s through Saturday. Not cool.

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Old 06-17-24, 05:54 PM
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Got 16 miles in this morning on the local path. Used my Trek 700 that I have converted to drop bars. Great ride!
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Old 06-17-24, 06:57 PM
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25+ miles, a big 404' climbing. I got out onto the road before 9 AM to beat the heat wave, but the thermometer got into the 90s before I got home.
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Old 06-17-24, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by DowneyDude
Got 16 miles in this morning on the local path. Used my Trek 700 that I have converted to drop bars. Great ride!
Hope to see more of you around here. What Trek did you convert to drops?
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Old 06-17-24, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by SpedFast
Hope to see more of you around here. What Trek did you convert to drops?
Thank you for the welcome.

I found a '93 Trek 700 Multitrack and throw on some Salsa Cowchipper drops on a quill stem adapter. Using a Shimano Exage rear derailleur and original 7 speed freewheel and triple cranks with friction bar end shifters.
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