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Old 10-31-11, 12:49 PM
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pneumonia.

Take it easy BD.. Had that stuff twice.
One of the nice little gifts left from my cancer and radiation treatments is a not too precise closure of my wind pipe, so I have to be careful not to let food and liquid aspirate into my lungs when I eat or drink. When too much slips by, I can get pneumonia. This is my second bout with it since 2008. Much less dramatic this time around. I'm pretty sure we knocked it with antibiotics and rest, but a follow-up chest X-Ray tomorrow will let us know for sure.
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Old 10-31-11, 12:57 PM
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17 miles some chores and a zoom up Sulphur Gulch Trail. Gorgeous weather - 69F!! No wind, sunny
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Old 10-31-11, 02:21 PM
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Got in 20 miles today in decent weather, about 50 and not too much wind. Maybe 7 or 8 miles was through the Pachaug State Forest here in Connecticut. Snow on the sides of the roads, but a real nice ride.
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Old 10-31-11, 02:56 PM
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Did the usual 20 miles in just over 1 hour 13 min.
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Old 11-01-11, 07:12 AM
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30 miles yesterday in absolutely gorgeous weather; low 80's temp with blue skies and low humidity. The weather guys said the wind was suppose to be around 10 mph. I think they need to calibrate their equipment as it may have started off that way, but the last ten miles of the ride ended up with a heck of a lot stronger winds than that. Right now, the sun is out and there is no wind that I can see so here's hoping this afternoon's ride is as good as yesterday.
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Old 11-01-11, 09:12 AM
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20 today.
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Old 11-01-11, 09:26 AM
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34 F - did 7 miles to McD's for breakfast, then to gym to swim, then home.
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Old 11-01-11, 03:23 PM
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33 slow miles in the cool temps.

I sure do miss summer.
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Old 11-01-11, 04:18 PM
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Another gorgeous day (but much windier than yesterday) for my 15 mile wilderness park ride. Hoping to get another 30 miles in today but the wind was ruthless.
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Old 11-01-11, 04:21 PM
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Ride leader Kathy lead us from Lombard through Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Warrenville, and Fermi to Batavia where the 8 of us enjoyed a stop at Panera Bread. Beautiful day today! 43 miles round trip, 13 mph average. Thank you, Kathy! Tom and Ginny
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Old 11-01-11, 07:03 PM
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60 miles in the Cayuga National Park in Ohio. 4 steep climbs near Boston Mill were a solid days work. 2/3 on pavement, 1/3 on gravel Tow-paths or MUP. Nice 50 to 60f weather, perfect blue skies.



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Old 11-02-11, 09:03 AM
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Ooof Barrett,! that's a bit of a steep grade.

Did my 20 miles. Ride started out at 39F(3.9C) and ended around 53(11.7)--a pretty quick warm-up for 1hr 13min.

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Old 11-02-11, 11:53 AM
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Got out for a first ride today on the new frame, a SWorks Tarmac SL4. It was just a short shakedown ride but that frame is just awesome, both stiff and compliant. Really amazing. Pretty day up at 5000' too.
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Old 11-02-11, 11:57 AM
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First rides with my cordless light, very good so far. Very warm autumn , I do not miss winter at all.
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Old 11-02-11, 12:01 PM
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Started the month with a 100 miler.
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Old 11-02-11, 03:53 PM
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Just trying to get back into some kind of shape after the hiatus. Felt good to be back ridding again.
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Old 11-02-11, 06:31 PM
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Twenty mile roundtrip commuting today. Very nice dry cool AM/warm PM. Hopefully, all the roadwork/resurfacing in Downtown Indy will be finished soon. The mayor promises that and it's election day next week.
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Old 11-03-11, 08:21 AM
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Today's a run day but yesterday I did a 25 mile ride to the beach. I had a strong head wind, but a tail wind on the way back. I need to find better roads where there's less traffic to get too and from nice riding locations.

Temps were in the low 50s and sunny which made it very comfortable.
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Old 11-03-11, 12:30 PM
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Temps started in the upper 40s and ended in the mid 50s by the end of the 20 mile ride.
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Old 11-03-11, 03:02 PM
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Got in my birthday ride today. It was only 61 km, not miles but that is not too bad for 7 weeks after heart surgery. It took way too long and it is the first time I have ridden this far on the new heart. Yeah. Hope to be back to 600 mile months by the first of the year. I think it is time for some pie.
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Old 11-03-11, 03:37 PM
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Enjoy the pie, and congrats! I got in 20 miles on the mountain bike this afternoon. Good weather in New England now. I also weighed in this morning 50 lbs. down from April, when I started my diet and bike riding. Still just a touch over 200 though, looking to get to around 180.
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Another great ride day yesterday. Thirty miles in the afternoon with virtually no winds for a change. Today may be a shorter ride as I have a 100K charity ride this weekend.
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Old 11-04-11, 07:52 AM
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10.5 commute today. 45 deg cloudy after all the rain last night but nice. Felt great! Of course there will be a return ride of 11 miles later today. Looking forward to it.
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Old 11-04-11, 12:11 PM
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Quick 25 mile ride during my lunch break today. Temps were 45 - 50F. A 10 mph wind off the lake added to the chill. Sunny skies.
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Old 11-04-11, 02:34 PM
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Just finished a 30 mile ride followed by a 2 mile run.

I'm tired.

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