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Old 08-06-09, 11:49 AM
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Hi Red Rider I dare say your son probably took many good things from a ride like that with mom and dad. Bikeing was not as popular when my children were young/I find it hard to believe my son is 46.///Ill post my ride today here; 20mile mtb loop in a beautiful area of maine coast with no developement allowed called the Basin I used the old cannondale mtb/21speeds like rideing an old friend probably go back there tomorrow to give the dog and cart and trek 7300 a rest //got to get another bike for towing the 7300 is takeing a real beating /Its my favorite for big time mtn bikeing east of machias/Kenneth
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Old 08-06-09, 05:42 PM
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25 miles yesterday after a new tire replaced the frequently flat rear tire.
Did 40 miles today on a beautiful day sunny skies with light winds. And todays ride gave me a total for the month and the first week of August 153 total miles. 150 miles a week I think is doable and is my goal before the end of summer which seems to be fast approaching. There are many beautiful days ahead and I just wish I could ride everyday and add up the miles. Wish me luck.
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Old 08-06-09, 05:49 PM
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12.6 mile RT commute yesterday, I was tired. Five mile ride to work today, don't know how far off course I'll wander on the way home tomorrow morning.
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Old 08-06-09, 07:07 PM
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31 miles after work and took it easy and felt great. Took a different route in the beginning and ended on the same as my normal. It was nice.
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Old 08-06-09, 10:03 PM
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I picked up my bike from the LBS, with a new derailleur, brake pads (I have front & rear disk brakes), new cables, etc. I was all ready to get a nice ride in before the sun wend down. I reached the bottom of the hill near my house, and my front brake totally fell apart.

Fortunately, my LBS was still open at 6 pm, and they told me to bring it right in. It turned out that the manufacturer had put the wrong brake pads in the package. The ones they put in there were very similar, but not quite the same. I was lucky. The back pads could have easily fallen out too, and I would have been totally brakeless going down a hill into a 4 lane busy intersection.

Everything's fixed now, so tomorrow I'm looking forward to a 40 or 50 miler.
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Old 08-06-09, 11:33 PM
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I rode my mountain bike 10 miles today on the bike trail. I stayed up off the saddle for the entire ride, except for the two or three minutes I sat down when I tried to keep up with the the skinny roadie that passed me. The wind, as usual around here was pushing pretty good from the south, so the northerly return leg of my ride was a breeze. haha I'll probably take the next two days off, then try to do a century on Sunday.

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Old 08-07-09, 02:51 AM
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Hello WillBrewer/Central Kansas pretty flat/Kenneth
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Old 08-07-09, 10:23 AM
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It's been a strange last 7 days. I only got in 3 rides, each around 40 miles. I got out for one of those rides this morning, 38 miles and 4000' of climbing in 2:40 ride time. I stopped at the top of the long 19 mile climb to eat a few wild blueberries before heading back to town. Beautiful morning for a ride, 57 to start, cool at the top and warm when I got back to town.
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Old 08-07-09, 11:39 AM
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Friday 8/07/09... Good ride today with new bar end shifters. replaced scott aero bars w/shifters 1985 vintage.

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

Todays distance 34.23 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 132.05 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3,878.56 (s)miles
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Old 08-07-09, 02:31 PM
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Hello WillBrewer/Central Kansas pretty flat
You got that right KenKayak. I miss the terrain in western WA state.
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Well, I got my bike fixed again last night and took it out this morning for a test ride. Had a very enjoyable 55 mile ride along the coast and inland a bit.
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Old 08-07-09, 03:49 PM
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A 55 mile test ride! What ya think bikersChaco added one of those little Honda kickers whilst at the shop/Kenneth
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Old 08-07-09, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Chaco
Well, I got my bike fixed again last night and took it out this morning for a test ride. Had a very enjoyable 55 mile ride along the coast and inland a bit.
John E lives in Encinitas
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Old 08-07-09, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox
John E lives in Encinitas
He's probably too fast for me. I'm 61 now, and slowed down a bit. There was one hill where I got up to 38 mph though!
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Originally Posted by Chaco
He's probably too fast for me. I'm 61 now, and slowed down a bit. There was one hill where I got up to 38 mph though!
John, like me, is likely one of the most cautious and sensible riders around.
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Old 08-07-09, 05:13 PM
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I have not had a chance to ride long much in the last month. I have been on vacation this week and today was a free day for me, so I went on a 60-65 mile ride today. As I was coming home (around supper time) my mother-in-law passed me. I arrived home to find out that she had bought a large pizza for my family. I do not even remember what was on that pizza, but it sure tasted good.
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Old 08-07-09, 06:16 PM
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Here we are leaving town for a pretty-much-standard Friday 40 miler. Two tandems left early because they are slower on the hills, but we didn't catch them until the coffee break. Then we split into three groups coming home, partly because I had my 11th flat of 2009.

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Old 08-07-09, 06:22 PM
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No ride today. I've got a four day weekend starting at 05:30 am tomorrow......well look at that, they're calling for rain and thunderstorms through Tuesday. Clear weather starting on Wednesday when I go back to work. Who'ld of thunk it?
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Old 08-07-09, 06:38 PM
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I did 28k today after a rest day yesterday. The rest day was after my first 100k day on Wednesday.

I usually do a 20k or 30k day with a 50k thrown in now and again.

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Old 08-07-09, 08:07 PM
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I rode for a bit less than 2 hours today (no clue about distance). My usual endurance ride course for Friday's and Saturday's. Wind was a bit of a bother at times, but the views at the tops of some hills are worth the effort.
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Yippee!! I cheated the weather dude out of one rainy day so far this weekend. After getting home from work, and taking my bride out to breakfast, I got in a sweet 56 mile loop on the west side of town. I picked up the Erie Canal path at Long Pond Rd. and headed west to Brockport. Then it was North on Rt. 19 to the North Coast and turning eastward I headed in towards home. What a great morning, 56.35 glorious miles....and not a drop of rain!!!!!

Now to finish off this bowl of Perry's French Vanilla Ice Cream and this frosty mug of Pepsi and it's off to bed for a little nap.

Nighty nite.......
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Old 08-08-09, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by cranky old dude
No ride today. I've got a four day weekend starting at 05:30 am tomorrow......well look at that, they're calling for rain and thunderstorms through Tuesday. Clear weather starting on Wednesday when I go back to work. Who'ld of thunk it?
///What vyou been up to Cranky;seems your on the bad side of the weather spirit /Kenneth
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Old 08-08-09, 11:52 AM
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Well my ride today was Hard but I did replace the Trek 7300 as the tow bike with what use to be an alu access rebuilt ;still has it's bottom bracket and frame the dog thought I was nuts comming back 4 times to repair stuff and put air in the tires ///between fixing and 20mile ride it took nearly 5 hours//I did repair a little roadmaster that after all the cussing and fumeing I think Ill give to some poor unsuspecting child to hate as much as I do/Kenneth
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No ride today. I spent the day running a few errands and spinning a few LPs. I may head up the mountain this evening to take a few pictures. I have a group ride first thing in the morning.
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Old 08-08-09, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by BikeWNC
No ride today. I spent the day running a few errands and spinning a few LPs. I may head up the mountain this evening to take a few pictures. I have a group ride first thing in the morning.
HA HA im off for my group ride tomorrow as well ;the dog/ trailer and I.///I hope with the new tow bike I can outrun anything chaseing usKenneth
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