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Old 06-18-24, 12:16 PM
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Sixteen sweaty, muggy miles in the neighborhood this morning.

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Old 06-18-24, 04:28 PM
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Yes. I rode 26 miles in the heat of day.
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Old 06-18-24, 05:52 PM
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I left the house this morning at 6:20 before the heat of the day began. I met two different people along my ride this morning. One of them wanted to explain how I could help make change and mentioned religion. I quickly made my departure as the conversation was never supposed to get that serious. Anyway, I rode for 21 miles today. The other person was a cyclist and she gave me a route to try so I may try that tomorrow.
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Old 06-18-24, 09:16 PM
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Got out for 6 windy miles around the neighborhood right at sundown. First time I've been on the bike in several days.
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There's a great pocket park on my local loop; a little playground, clean facilities, working drinking fountains and now the sprinkler is on. Oh yeah, I stood under there for a bit. 😮 😜
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Old 06-19-24, 07:23 PM
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Got in 25mi today. No pics.

Good weather til Sunday has motivated me to ride 30 mi minimum for 4 days.
Time will tell my commitment and endurance.
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Old 06-20-24, 08:01 AM
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20 early miles before they turned the heat dome on



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Old 06-20-24, 01:49 PM
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Yes. I rode 24 miles.
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Old 06-20-24, 03:52 PM
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I was out riding at 6:05 this morning on the new route the woman yesterday suggested. I got 17 miles but had to cut it short as my back brake handle lever came undone. I tried to reconnect the lever but on the side of the road but was unable. I came home and my son put it back together.
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Old 06-20-24, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by john m flores
20 early miles before they turned the heat dome on

I normally average around 135 bpm but after seeing this, I pushed myself harder and got up to 143 ave for a 25 mile ride. I was hoofing it. You must really push yourself to hit that 183 max. I couldn't even reach 160 and I tried.
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Old 06-20-24, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by SpedFast
I normally average around 135 bpm but after seeing this, I pushed myself harder and got up to 143 ave for a 25 mile ride. I was hoofing it. You must really push yourself to hit that 183 max. I couldn't even reach 160 and I tried.
I've always been a high revver. In the 1990s, I hit like 210 or something like that. My most recent HR max was ~187 so I've lost 20+ BPMs as I've aged.
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Old 06-20-24, 10:12 PM
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I *did* ride today. My first evening ride in months. Took my 2-speed pub crawler. Rode 10 miles out to my fave craft brewery for, well, y'know, what does one go to a brewery for? Then went across to the parking lot to the food truck and got a burger for dinner. It was quite good actually. Then 10 miles home for a total of 20.




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Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."
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Old 06-20-24, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
I too have a twisty ride.

Well howdy, neighbor!
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Old 06-20-24, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie
Well howdy, neighbor!
I should be out some time tomorrow. Look for the old fat guy in Dark Side of the Moon kit.
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
Look for the old fat guy in Dark Side of the Moon kit.
Pepper rocking the Primal DSOTM jersey! I saw one in the store, it looked great.
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Old 06-21-24, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
I should be out some time tomorrow. Look for the old fat guy in Dark Side of the Moon kit.
I likely won't ride Friday, but every Saturday morning at 8 am we meet outside the Press Cafe next to Ft Worth Bike Mart in Clearfork to do a Breakfast Ride. Pace is easy and relaxed; it's a very social ride. Our rides are usually 15-20 miles out, 5 miles back, depending on destination, and who's riding with us. Last week was only 11 miles out and 6 back. If you decide to join us, look for me (front left) and nkfrench (across from me at the table, both of us wearing our teal and black Clear Fork Bicycle Club kit)

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Old 06-21-24, 10:40 AM
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Got beat by the heat today. Planned on riding 3 x 20 min in the Sweet Spot but I knew after the 1st pull it wasn't happening. Still, hoping to put in 12 hours this week.
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Old 06-21-24, 01:00 PM
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Rode about 18 miles yesterday before hitting a sharp piece of metal and destroying a tire&tube. Pics before the flat.


Peaceful spot

Deserted state park. I thought that school was out and parks would be crowded.


Then this morning I had to run errands on my step-thru (on indefinite loan to my daughter) as I am lacking a spare tire for the ebike’s 38mm Barlow Pass. Another flat on a $100 tire/tube combo may have me rethinking René Herse tires.

The 3 year old won’t be in this back seat much longer. I will need the bike back in about a year.


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Old 06-21-24, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie
I likely won't ride Friday, but every Saturday morning at 8 am we meet outside the Press Cafe next to Ft Worth Bike Mart in Clearfork to do a Breakfast Ride. Pace is easy and relaxed; it's a very social ride. Our rides are usually 15-20 miles out, 5 miles back, depending on destination, and who's riding with us. Last week was only 11 miles out and 6 back. If you decide to join us, look for me (front left) and nkfrench (across from me at the table, both of us wearing our teal and black Clear Fork Bicycle Club kit)

I hate to show my ignorance but how do you go out further than you come back?
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Old 06-21-24, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
I hate to show my ignorance but how do you go out further than you come back?
Here's a recent ride.

From the start at the green dot, we traveled counterclockwise around the route to the restaurant (the picture) which was 13.5 miles. Then we rode home by a more direct route of only 6 miles (the western part of the route).
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Old 06-21-24, 03:53 PM
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Rode 13.3 miles this morning. One of the more pleasant rides I've had in a while weather wise.
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Old 06-21-24, 06:30 PM
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Almost 26 miles this morning, sunny, mid-70s to low 80s, negligible wind. Left knee hurt a bit, especially when accelerating from a full stop, but it was fine once I got going.
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Old 06-22-24, 07:49 AM
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I left the house last night at 8:10pm to be on the road to view the setting sun, the rising FULL MOON and the actual occurrence at 9:07pm for the FULL MOON. Continued the ride but a little over an hour later, being 5 days out from my bicycle crash on Monday morning's ride, my body was telling me to head back home. Ride was the following --

27.72 mi Distance -- 2:27:20 Moving Time -- 0 ft elevation -- 11.3m/h moving average

Best thing about the ride is I found a nickel!!
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Old 06-22-24, 08:55 AM
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Out early but still...







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