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Old 07-23-09, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Timtruro
Did 26 miles this morning. Extended what is normally a 19 mile route by taking a slight detour. Disappointed that this is only my 8th day riding this month. Only 880 miles for the season, had planned on doing much more, too many days between rides and no real good reason why. It has been rainy but there have been many more riding days than I have taken advantage of.......don't know what's wrong I enjoy the rides I have done but I know I should be doing more. I thought this first year of retirement would brin many more miles.

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What is your reason to ride in the first place? Possibly you need some goals or bench marks to motivate you some to get into a regular habit of riding. I love setting short term, mid term and long term goals and working to reach them. The rewards along the way and the secondary rewards make it fun.
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Old 07-23-09, 07:54 PM
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+1 Funny how that works, I felt the same yesterday .
Without a doubt this is the best therapy I have found...I go from this to this in no time.
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Group club ride tonight; 30 mi. in 1:46, with head/crosswind 2/3rds of the route. I felt frisky and did a lot of attacking off the front, bridging, and coming from the back of the 18 rider pack to push the pace. Shaved 3 min. off Tuesday's ride. We'll see how that feels the next time I stand up.
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Old 07-24-09, 03:39 AM
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Yes once again I did ride after work and a 27 miler. Weird thing was it looked like it was going to rain( afternoon showers) but I said I thought I could make it. About 12 miles into it I started to feel some light rain but the sun was still out and about. Well it stopped and I sort of went out and around from where I started and I noticed that where I was it had rained hard so all the way back I was rinding in very wet roads and puddles but I never really got rained on. I was soaked from the wet roads and water splashed up and humidity though.
When I got home and washed the bike and ate the sun came out and the roads dried up.
All is good
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Old 07-24-09, 07:38 AM
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First ride on my new Cervelo S3, only 35K, but very sweet ride.
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A very nice morning ride. Did a total of 37 miles. Part of the bike path was closed for bridge repairs and will be closed for quite sometime. Just did 6 loops of 6 miles to get the 37 miles for the day and I'm just shy 13 miles to make my first 150 mile week of the season. I can easily get that 13 plus more miles tomorrow.
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Old 07-24-09, 11:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cervelo-van
First ride on my new Cervelo S3, only 35K, but very sweet ride.
We'll need a picture of that bike for proof.
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Old 07-24-09, 11:35 AM
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Short but awesome ride this morning. I've been chasing a creak in my drive train for weeks and finally decided to hit it from all sides. New BB (Ultegra external bearing), clean & lube headset, clean & lube crankset, clean & lube chain and new SPD SL pedals (to replace my old Nashbar ARC compatibles). Got it all back together last night and took a nice ride this morning with my wife. The creak is gone! Great ride, great company, great breakfast overlooking the harbor and relief from that obnoxious noise.

EDIT: My wife headed over to her mom's so I headed back out for another 30 miles. Surf was high, the sun was hiding and I had a gusty headwind on the homeward leg but it was a great ride and still quiet!

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Old 07-24-09, 11:57 AM
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Friday 7/24/09... First day back on the bike since 7/14/09.Temp 90 feels like 96 and humidity 55%. Did an easy 21 today. Mileage will be a little low this month.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 21.21 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 358.92 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3608.58 (s)miles

GO RAYS....2008 American League Champions
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Old 07-24-09, 07:29 PM
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My son was working near where I work today, so headed over to see him. He was there but not easy access. I didn't see him. This added a few miles to my commute. I ended up with 14 today. I have 341 for July. Tomorrow I plan to ride the route of the Tour of Missouri in Kansas City. A lot of hills.
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Old 07-25-09, 09:43 AM
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Saturday 7/25/09... Temp 87 feels like 91 and humidity 56%. Did an easy 31.46 today. Mileage will be a little low this month.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 31.46 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 389.38 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3,639.04 (s)miles

Congratulations Lance Armstrong... Great finish @ TdF
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Started somewhat late this morning but managed to do 31 miles. Late in the day bring lots of pedestrian and bicycle traffic on the bike path. First time this season, I did a 168 mile week. Hopefully I can manage to get another 150+ miles next week and I'll have a total of over 500 miles for July.
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Old 07-25-09, 01:06 PM
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Friday was a rest day - today was a club ride. 4 miles short of a metric. I took the steel Simoncini and when I got to the start the ride leader handed out the route map - two nice climbs. Was wishing I brought the CF Tarmac instead, 5lbs less bike and a triple crankset. But with all the hill work I've been doing I was able to hold my own on the first hill and pass quite a few on the second. I guess the ride leader was feeling that if the TDF riders were climbing today - so should we.

Temps got in the mid 80's - humidity was high. Went through two bottles on Nuun and 2 of weak Gatoraid. Only the second day this season I have been able to wear a sleevless Jersey.

Great ride - good group. Didn't feel like a whipped pup at the end.

Tomorrow it's 30 miles of light spinning - that is if I can find a break in the weather.
This weeks mileage should hit 150 (not counting the commutes).
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62 miles on the Roan Moan metric. We had 6100' of climbing including one 2700' in 7 mile climb. I developed a pain in my left knee on that climb but all is well now. Ride time was about 4:15. It was another beautiful day with low humidity and mild temps.
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After doing 200k rides for three consecutive Saturdays, I settled for 69.3 miles today, riding the long route at Goatneck. It's a hilly route (for flatlanders like myself, at least), but a fun and well run ride with some great scenery.
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We did this twice:


Then we rode 12 or so miles to a local sandwich/coffee shop, where cgallagh changed his flat and we ate a tasty Greek wrap, then rode home for a total of 35 miles in the most perfect weather I could have imagined.

We had training, fun, and food in one ride. Hard to beat that.
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Old 07-26-09, 09:58 AM
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29mile recovery ride today. I decided to take my MTB turned commuter rather than one of my roadies so I would not be tempter to work on maintaining an average. It worked - had a nice ride, looked at more things along the ride and spun up the hills in the lower gears. It was very humid but I kept the heart rate low and just busted up lipids for 2 hours.
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Did a 47 on Saturday 7/25. The planned route went away fast when a bridge was out due to construction. We were lost a couple of times trying to get back to our cars, but made it. Average speed was a less than spectacular 18.2 MPH.
Still trying to lose weight and seem stuck at 200lbs.
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Old 07-26-09, 12:24 PM
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Im back from the wilderness biked in the Moosehorn N.W.R. 50,ooo acres +yesterday; Its a place for mountainbikers /there is a coastal section;I biked that and a 15 mi trip on the west trail Its a wonderful place for serious kayakers as well ///the tides in the bay of fundy over 20'got back late yesterday .//It was pretty ho hum rideing here today even though I thought sure it would rain[It didnt/Kenneth
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hello Rocobike/iVE THE SAME WEIGHT thing going on ;I cant bring myself to diet even though im keeping track of all the junk im eating./Kenneth
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Good solid ride today, 138K for the weekend
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Yesterday 81.3 - the most I have ever ridden!!
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Yesterday 81.3 - the most I have ever ridden!!
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Old 07-26-09, 05:45 PM
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gees And I thought only men were over the edge;womans nut'sOh hi red rider hows things in the flatlands/Kenneth
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101 miles today, dodging our now daily storms for the last 30 or so. (Tornados came thru last night....unheard of in these parts)
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