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Old 07-26-09, 08:08 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
I didn't see any flatlands in that graph.
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Originally Posted by Red Rider
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.
you guys are such studs
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Originally Posted by FLN333
Yesterday 81.3 - the most I have ever ridden!!
congrats
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Originally Posted by BikeWNC
We'll need a picture of that bike for proof.
Here it is, awesome ride. Did 78K yesterday at an average of 29.2 km/hour
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Old 07-27-09, 09:39 AM
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Well I didnt escape the rain today //got a good soaking/I may go east again tomorrow //Chatted with two bikers headed for Mount Desert Is. thay were light /my guess is thay will be there by nightfall/Kenneth
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Monday 7/27/09... Temp 84 feels like 91 and humidity 70%. Did an easy 30.36 today. Wind factor 0.

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

Todays distance 30.36 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 419.74 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3,669.40 (s)miles

Congratulations Lance Armstrong... Great finish @ TdF
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Old 07-27-09, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by dauphin
you guys are such studs
Thanks!

I did it solo 3 times this morning. I love the challenge.
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Today was day 3 of our ride across PA on RT 6. On Saturday we did 84 miles, Sunday 87 miles and today we did 74 miles. The road surface is good with a 4' berm for riding. The road is engineered making the hill gradients smooth and even. On Sat we averaged 18.7, Sunday's ave was 18.2 and today with a nice tail wind my average was 20.3 with 3,700' ft of climbing. Tomorrow is a long day then on Wed we will only ride about 1.5 hours to get to the NY state line. We will leave RT 6 when we get close to Wilkesbarre and stay north of the congested areas in the Pocono's.
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My son and I rode today got in 21 miles. It rained a little just after we got home.

Rode down to Argosy casino then along the river dike towards Parkville. Turned around at end of trail.
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Old 07-28-09, 01:55 PM
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I rode my standard training loop 25mi lots of hills //seems to be at a platau //not gaining like I was;/At least its got to be a habbit//Thanks to the Forums I think /Kenneth
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Kuddo's Jet thats a hell of a ride//STAY SAFE///Kenneth
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Rode for 30 miles on Sunday and 26 today cut short by a flat. Have to walk about 2 miles home and then inspected the tire which was completely worn out. I must have put on over 3K miles since. I'll ride tomorrow my Dahon folder and after the ride, I'll take the tire that was flat and get a replacement.
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Yep 29.55 and the humidity was horrible! Last few days I have been dripping with sweat and getting into my eyes and on glasses and it has been hard to see. I have a "Halo" sweat band and it helps but I think it is just too much sweat. Averaged 18.2 though. When it is over I feel good though so all is well in Southern Md.!
Total of 845m for the month, want to get to 1,000m but think I may miss it. Need 50 for the next three days in a row all after work....don't think it is going to happen. Shoud get 900 though easy.
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Old 07-28-09, 08:45 PM
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It was a beautiful day for a 30-km commute to work this morning.
Here's a little video clip. I hope it works.
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I had a crappy day. I couldn't make it up a 1/2 mile climb of about 10%. I had to stop halfway up because I was seeing fireballs. After a short rest, I continued up, but it sort of ruined my day. Total was 25miles at 15mph. I usually do between 15-16 solo, so all in all it wasn't too bad. Just not much fun.
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Old 07-29-09, 04:34 AM
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Ha ha ConeWrench /vidio was fine /suounded like you were on a freigt instead of a bike/Kenneth
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Like you Bob I steped off and rested on my last hill [It was hot and muggy]Like you I was happy with my ride . Today will be different faceing the beach traffic comeing the other way [always dangerous and I seldom do it[daughter borrowed my car to pick up grandone at camp] so im rideing to retreave it/Kenneth
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Wednesday 7/29/09... Temp 89 feels like 96 and humidity 60%. Did an easy 31.43 today. Wind factor 8mph from the south.

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

Todays distance 31.43 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 451.17 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3,700.83 (s)miles

Congratulations Lance Armstrong... Great finish @ TdF
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Old 07-29-09, 11:42 PM
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Late this afternoon I rode 15-ish miles (flat, Ken, :lol) to ride a 10 mi. time trial practice. I'll get the results back tomorrow or Friday. I'm hoping for a sub-30 but have no idea -- had some wind and just kept hammering.

The ride home was almost more painful due to the head/crosswinds howling. I was pretty tired by the time I got home and was really happy to stretch, eat dinner, and relax.

42 miles in all, pancake-flat and full of hard efforts. Whew. I need sleep, now.
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Not today but yesterday rode with a couple of friends. 20 miles with a max speed of 49.3mph-what a buzz!
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HA HA KJC9640 I new any one with red hair freckles would finally tire; us boys jest keep on keepin on;I new Rider would sucume WELL I continue on with 25 miles a day whilst she naps for a week/Kenneth
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No riding since last Sat. I've been at the beach and since being back home the weather has been rainy. Today, my daughter and I went up on the mountain between showers to pick a quart of wild blueberries.
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HA HA KJC9640 I new any one with red hair freckles would finally tire; us boys jest keep on keepin on;I new Rider would sucume WELL I continue on with 25 miles a day whilst she naps for a week/Kenneth
Succumb to what?

I know you're being humorous but I don't get it in this case. Color me confused.
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Note to self: When legs protest, pay attention.

Club ride tonight, 30 miles, headwind for the last 12. About 10 miles in I got gapped, and 28 mph couldn't close it. I dropped back to about 24 and TT'd to the first regroup, maybe 5 miles. After that another not-so-fast-but-consistent rider and I traded pulls for a few flat miles, then I headed for home. This pairing was a blessing as we both needed recovery and we made it so.

Even when I fail at my mission I enjoy these rides. There's so much to be gained, if one chooses to be open to what's available.
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Friday7/31/09... Temp 89 feels like 98 and humidity 61%. Did an easy 40.32 today. Wind factor 8mph from the south west.

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

Todays distance 40.32 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 496.85 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3,746.51 (s)miles

Congratulations Lance Armstrong... Great finish @ TdF
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