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Old 08-02-09, 12:40 PM
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Great posts today fellow bikers I got so busy reading and chuckleing I almost forgot to post my ride ///The dog in the trailer again 25 muggy huffing puffing miles but I think she[zoe the dog] is really looking forward to the ride and on top of being tired is not mopeing so[since Linda's death] the trailer is an ace[Im looking forward to some camping when I get tent hammock//Im useing the Trek 7300 as the towing bike IM going back to read more posts //Good things to you all//Kenneth
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I did a 128k permanent yesterday and a 100k populaire today. I got rained on a bit in the middle of yesterday's ride, but it was all sunshine today.
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Originally Posted by kenkayak
Great posts today fellow bikers I got so busy reading and chuckleing I almost forgot to post my ride ///The dog in the trailer again 25 muggy huffing puffing miles but I think she[zoe the dog] is really looking forward to the ride and on top of being tired is not mopeing so[since Linda's death] the trailer is an ace[Im looking forward to some camping when I get tent hammock//Im useing the Trek 7300 as the towing bike IM going back to read more posts //Good things to you all//Kenneth
I hope you are keeping that trailer riding dog well hydrated kenkayak. It looks like you got a riding buddy of a different sort. Pulling that trailer will result in a big difference when you ride without it. You will be flying.

I've been watching out for a curbside treasure MTB when riding my car. I'm hoping to find an old MTB to use to pull my ice fishing shanty next winter. Some lakes don't allow motorized vehicles and walking and pulling the shanty plus equipment a couple miles is too hard or makes me sweat too much. I'll put studded tires on it and get some training while riding out to fish.
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Old 08-02-09, 07:11 PM
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Just got back from a week ride of 250 miles and I did another 45 today mostly hills and against the wind I'm going to bed.
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Old 08-02-09, 08:17 PM
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Today was our assault against Mt. Diablo.

14 miles climbing, 3783' elevation gain. I don't know how long it took us but the speed was of no consequence; summiting the last 200 yds. of ~18% grade was all that counted. We did it and are very satisfied with our effort.




From the top you can see more land mass than any other mountain save for Fuji-san in Japan. The fog and air pollution prevented our seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Lassen, and the Sierra. We were willing to overlook the lack of overlook because we were happy to have made it to the top.
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Old 08-02-09, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Red Rider

From the top you can see more land mass than any other mountain save for Fuji-san in Japan. The fog and air pollution prevented our seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, Mt. Lassen, and the Sierra.
Yeah, okay, big deal....but did you see me riding down in the valley? Much closer than those mundane landmarks.

Good job, even if not on a conjoined bicycle!

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Old 08-02-09, 10:21 PM
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Rode 11 street miles on my MTB to pick up my car that I left at a bar last nite. Got a ride home with a friend's wife picking his drunk ass up.
BTW I had always heard Kilimanjaro was the leader in visible land mass over Diablo.
I believe it's not relly second though.
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Old 08-02-09, 11:36 PM
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Red Rider,

I was at the top of Diablo just a couple of weeks ago, got this picture at the same place as yours.



We're going after Mt. Hamilton on the 19th.
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Old 08-03-09, 12:54 PM
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Wow Red Rider staywest of Boston/You weill be safe there/Mountain goat /Old
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Old 08-03-09, 01:07 PM
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THE nogood dog and I did the 26 mile loop It was H A R D.///I shouldnt say that she may be little and a wimp /but game all the same.I may get tired but its fun all the same./Kennth
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Old 08-03-09, 03:11 PM
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A standard Monday morning club ride, 52 miles. There were a few hills and I made the decision not to let anyone get away from me. I was proud of myself for keeping up every time. The entire ride was a bit "up pace" from our usual.

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Originally Posted by Rumpled
Rode 11 street miles on my MTB to pick up my car that I left at a bar last nite. Got a ride home with a friend's wife picking his drunk ass up.
BTW I had always heard Kilimanjaro was the leader in visible land mass over Diablo.
I believe it's not relly second though
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That may be; I didn't check my facts, just quoted a cyclist who told me that.
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Originally Posted by Mojo Slim
Red Rider,

I was at the top of Diablo just a couple of weeks ago, got this picture at the same place as yours.

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We're going after Mt. Hamilton on the 19th.
I remember reading your ride report and thinking how great that you all made it to the top.

I wish your Mt. Ham trip wasn't on a Wed.; we'd love to ride with you guys, having never done that mountain.

Guess what just made my "bucket list"?
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Old 08-03-09, 04:08 PM
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I got out during my daughter's gymnastics session today for 40 miles, 2800' climbing in 2:18 ride time. I flatted 1 mile before the gym, pinched my spare tube under the tire bead and had to walk to the car. Actually, I caught a ride the last quartermile. Beautiful day for a ride, low 80s and breezy.
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Old 08-03-09, 04:23 PM
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gees you top guns think us wanabees will do anything for the press
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No ride this morning for me. Got gout attack but I drove to the LBS to get my flat fixed again and hopefully, it's last. Didn't get a chance to shop for a new bike though. Maybe next time I have a flat. LOL
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We spent the day at Seneca Falls so...just a slow (7.5mph) after dinner cruise around the "Hood" . Didn't even bother with the helmet & gloves. Only 3.23 very peaceful miles.

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Originally Posted by BikeWNC
I got out during my daughter's gymnastics session today for 40 miles, 2800' climbing in 2:18 ride time. I flatted 1 mile before the gym, pinched my spare tube under the tire bead and had to walk to the car. Actually, I caught a ride the last quartermile. Beautiful day for a ride, low 80s and breezy.
Your ride reminds me of when I used to take one of my sons to 5:00 AM swim team practice. I would bring along my bike and get in a 1.5 hr ride while the kids trained in a fog shrouded pool. I would get home in time to take a shower and still make it to work on time.

On the home front, I got in 46 miles with 5 other guys on one great day to ride. We planned to ride a recovery ride but there were hills and some sprints. Race season is closing and I'll soon be back doing group rides with my bud's again.
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Originally Posted by Red Rider
I remember reading your ride report and thinking how great that you all made it to the top.

I wish your Mt. Ham trip wasn't on a Wed.; we'd love to ride with you guys, having never done that mountain.
Guess what just made my "bucket list"?
Hey RR, aren't you expecting a headache on the 19th?
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Nope ..Glasses broke at work so I had to stop and get new ones on the way home and then when I got home I looked at front yard and thought it sure needed mowing so I did that.( along with back and sides too)
2 days in a row I have not ridden. Sad. I WILL ride today though.
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Predicting strong thunder storms late today...I'm tired of getting pelted with rain and strong winds....drove my S-10 to work today (air conditioning, music, wipers, dry, but I don't get to lean back and relax as much as on the bike......sigh, the sacrifices we have to endure..... )

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Originally Posted by Mojo Slim
Hey RR, aren't you expecting a headache on the 19th?
I'm already feeling twinges as the Mother of all Migraines sets in...

Our kids are coming into town tonight and our son wants to ride the club ride with me tonight on his fixie...I'm really excited about that. We've ridden with our daughter (6 leisurely miles) but not with our son. And in a group, no less! Report and pics will follow.
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Gees I hate to tell ya but it was the dog and I for 25 miles again today///Nice day but I was tuckered I think it was the weather but the past two days have been HARD.But im to a point where takeing a day off [without good reason] probably wont happen. Lots of visiters to Maine are bikeing//GOOD TO SEE///Kenneth
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I love seeing this...I've been shooting for 20 miles a day with the kids and 40 miles a day, solo, on the weekends. Now I don't feel as though I'm OCD or something.
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