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Old 07-15-11, 05:21 PM
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21 miles and it was a BEAUTIFUL day!
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Old 07-15-11, 06:06 PM
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We rode the regular Friday ride to lunch at Smith's Coffeehouse in Arcanum. It was one of those perfect days for riding....temps in the low 80's, a gentle breeze and plenty of blue skies and sunshine.

I felt fine after the 30 mile ride
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Old 07-16-11, 07:26 AM
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I rode 20.6 mi today. Down a little bit from last week's big ride, but I rode harder this week, so I guess the total workout was comparable. One achievement: I live at the top of a hill. On all previous rides, I had to stop midway up this hill as I was finishing my ride in order to rest. Today, I made it all the way home without having to stop.

The limiting factor on my rides is not cardiovascular fitness. It still is hand numbness. However, each week I can go further before it becomes bothersome. I am slowly rounding into cycling shape and building my cycling skills.
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Old 07-16-11, 09:16 AM
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A shorter evening ride in Kansas of about 24 miles. Its been cooler in the evenings and the countryside is beautiful, not to dry yet.

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Old 07-16-11, 10:15 AM
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Twenty five mile club ride this morning with some nice weather. First ride since last Sunday thanks to all the rain. Waiting for the wife to decide when she wants to do her ride and that will tack on another 15 to 20 miles for the day.
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Old 07-16-11, 11:06 AM
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41 miles this morning. Got back just before the thunder storms moved in.
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28 miles, started about 7:30 - cool, did some errands, and when I finished at 11:15 - 90F.
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Old 07-16-11, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Beverly
We rode the regular Friday ride to lunch at Smith's Coffeehouse in Arcanum. It was one of those perfect days for riding....temps in the low 80's, a gentle breeze and plenty of blue skies and sunshine.

I felt fine after the 30 mile ride
Great to see that you are riding, Bev.
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Old 07-16-11, 12:49 PM
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Rode to my Weight Watchers meeting, then to Zionsville for a pulled pork, egg, cheese and salsa verde breakfast burrito at the farmers' market, then home (I know, I know, but I'd had a good week). Totaled 20.4 miles. As I was leaving Zionsville, I saw a group of 6 or 7 young guys in matching club kit coming up behind me. They passed as I was just starting to slow on the small rise that you hit when leaving the Little Eagle Creek valley. The first one actually said, "excuse us, sir." One in the middle of the bunch said good morning, and one of the tail-enders asked how I was doing.

The nerve of them. "Sir," indeed.

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Old 07-16-11, 02:41 PM
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Went down to Columbus and rode 50 hilly miles in Bartholomew and Brown counties on a Grand Touring ride with 15 others. Moderately hot and humid but a lot of shade from trees on the ride.

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Old 07-16-11, 03:58 PM
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25 mile club ride with some nice sprinting plus 5 miles each way to and from ride. Headed home I entered the Midtown Greenway (=the freeway of bike trails in Minneapolis) and immediately a guy got on my wheel. I pulled him at a brisk but not insane speed (21-22 MPH) into a modest headwind to the end of the trail, about 3 miles or so, then we went our separate ways. He said "thanks". It was a nice way to end the morning ride - having him there kept me from easing off at the end of the ride.
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Old 07-16-11, 05:22 PM
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Did the first 50 miles of the Windmill Century (Santa Maria, CA). This is a modest-size ride with approximately 500(?) entries. Course was well marked, roads mostly good, almost not traffic, great weather and good rest stops: couldn't ask for much more. Our recent mileage is a bit low for doing a Century and there was no 100K option, but we're pleased with the ride. Not much climbing so we averaged about 15.8 mph.
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Old 07-16-11, 05:41 PM
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Saturday morning is always the "Bike for the Health of It" program with the local metroparks. Fourteen miles through the parks around downtown Dayton. This ride should really be named "Tour de Parks" as we visit 5 parks along the rivers.
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Yesterday, 31 miles.

Today, 3 hours of track time and instruction at Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose...
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Old 07-16-11, 08:13 PM
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51 miles today, 31 to Seal Beach, 21 of that into a 15 mph steady headwind. Took 1 hour 50 minutes total time to the beach. Sunny 74 to 80 degrees, lots of people out because of Carmageddon.
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Old 07-16-11, 10:05 PM
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64 miles today on SART with some of the Riverside Bike Club "Rebel C" group. Most on track or fixed gear bikes. 21 mph to Huntington Beach and about 16 mph return. 4 of 8 riders bonked at 42 miles, stopped at 7-11 for twinkies and Monsters. Must remind them to eat during the ride.
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Old 07-16-11, 10:40 PM
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45 miles with the local group that I haven't ridden with in over a year. 3431 feet of climbing. I'm tired.
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Only about 15 miles on bike patrol at a local event Saturday, but it was pretty ugly out. It was hot (90's) and very humid. We spent the last 3 hours on foot -- I wasn't sad to put the bike away. I got home at 1 AM and it was still 90 degrees and 92 percent humidity. Ugh!
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evening ride in kansas

Little hotter now, humidity is oppressive but around 7 its better to be out riding.

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163 miles yesterday at RAIN 2011.

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The wife and I went for breakfast 22mi round trip
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Got in 10 more miles of neighborhood riding with the wife yesterday, so it was 35 miles total. This morning we went to our normal wilderness park MUP. It was pretty crowded at 7:20 am when we got there because the weather was nice (upper 70's). I tacked on another 30 miles and she did 22 on her recumbent and she was ready to head home because of the heat.
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Last week I rode in to work Wed, Thurs & Sat, 15.6 miles each time.

On Wed, I noticed this flock of pink flamingos that had landed in the front yard of a house I pass. Luckily for me, they were still there on Sat when I remembered to bring my camera.

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Old 07-17-11, 01:21 PM
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16.97 miles. Specialized Hard Rock city conversion:



Hills, flats, more hills and city streets. Did I mention hills?
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Old 07-17-11, 01:31 PM
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18.72 miles on Map My ride app for my Android phone, https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/41944562
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