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Old 12-03-11, 08:15 PM
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Wife and I did 41 miles on the tandem with a bit of climbing. My travel schedule has our riding reduced to once per week so these weekly jaunts are a bit of a sufferfest, but with the Palm Springs century in February we can't afford to take the winter off. We did stop at the 32 mile point for a good breakfast, french toast and bacon in my case. Temps started in the upper 40's and probably almost 60 when we finished at noon.
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Old 12-03-11, 11:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rdtompki
Wife and I did 41 miles on the tandem with a bit of climbing.... We did stop at the 32 mile point for a good breakfast, french toast and bacon in my case.
Now that is a great way to ride!

My sweetie and I are going to take our tandem out tomorrow. Temps should start in the upper 40's, end around 50.
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Rode 5 miles on the Nishiki, and 7 on the Fuji Grand Tourer I found as a frame only. I'll have to repaint it after spring comes and it's warm enough. The Fuji is a '77, and very light, considering its barn door dimensions. By the way, there was a bottle of cheap champagne wedged in the hollow of that fence post its leaning against.
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Old 12-04-11, 07:42 AM
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Beautiful day in Fayette county Georgia yesterday . Temps in upper 50's to low 60's . Rode 11 miles on my Schwinn CrissCross after putting new rubber on . Took on a couple of hills too. Trying to increase my distance a little each week .
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Old 12-04-11, 01:10 PM
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I rode 32 mi today on the Schuylkill River Trail near Valley Forge, Pa. This was my longest ride of the year. I am really pleased with how well the "new" bike I picked up in September is working out for me. Last week I put a shorter stem on it, and the fit is just about perfect for me now. With a bike that fits me well, and improved riding technique, I am just about free of the hand numbness which was bothering me so badly during the late spring and early summer. If I continue to improve, I now feel that next year I will be able to tackle some longer rides like a metric century or even a true century.
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Old 12-04-11, 01:15 PM
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23 miles today.
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Old 12-04-11, 01:17 PM
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About 55 miles in 3 hours 50 minutes. Warm weather and damp pavement made for a late season gift. Salt will be spread on the streets soon, that will put the road bike in storage.
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Old 12-04-11, 03:44 PM
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47 miles with a group of 4 all on fixies. We got done just before the cold front and rains came in.
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Old 12-04-11, 04:47 PM
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29.33 miles on the tandem with my sweetie today. Carlisle north to Chelmesford, south through Carlisle to Concord, then back to Carlisle.

Two years ago I snapped this pic:



Today we took these:





And at the Battlefield Historical Park in Concord, standing on the North Bridge:

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Old 12-05-11, 05:22 AM
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For some reason I don't ride across the river in MD much, so yesterday I decided to try a route in Montgomery County, starting at Glen Echo Park, riding out to Poolesvile.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/132688840

Most of it was in residential/parkway areas, but some was in farm country. Not my favorite kind of ride, but it was a beautiful day for it, and there were TONS of other riders out. I never see that many riders where I usually ride out in the Virginia countryside. MD riders represent!
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Old 12-06-11, 08:42 AM
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23 miles....had a good overall average--23 miles in 1 hr 22min, 16.7 mph.
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Old 12-06-11, 05:06 PM
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10 miles on the badger trail which continues to be a bit soft. Cold and damp and I believe the end of the ouside riding season is upon me.
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Old 12-06-11, 09:42 PM
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Nice and sunny, so I rode about 30 miles. My water bottle froze -- good thing I didn't get too thirsty.
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Old 12-07-11, 12:04 PM
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Not today. Last ride was Monday. Probably shouldn't have though as I'm nursing a pinched nerve in shoulder and it's fairly painfull in riding position. I'll see how I feel come the weekend. I usually ride every Sat/Sun, all year.
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Old 12-07-11, 01:09 PM
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Woke up & did 14 miles in the rain...but when it's 61F at 6:00AM on a December 7th in New York, you don't let a little precipitation stop you from getting on the bike!
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Old 12-07-11, 01:21 PM
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Windy....22+mph. Did my 23 but still managed an overall avg of 16.3mph.
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10 miles, fighting hills, winds, 30 temps. And still had fun doing it.
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Old 12-07-11, 05:51 PM
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Two short rides: 7:00AM 28* 14-miler on the fixie over mild-to-medium rollers with a 15-20 mph crosswind for coffee and a pastry, then a 12:00PM 35* 20 miler on the mountain bike with a 15-20 mph tailwind then headwind to feed my friends dogs. The coffee ride started as the ride to feed the dogs, but the pastry went to my head and I got lost looking at the thunderheads to the north. When they failed to deliver I decided to take a rural route later on. No rain all day, but the sky was incredible and the air was extra clean. Just another beatiful day in corn country.
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I couldn't get out the past two days, final week in college and the weather here in New England took a turn for the worse. Expecting three inches of rain overnight, maybe a little snow mixed in. On another not, tomorrow is my 56th birthday, maybe I can find a few hours to get out.
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23 miles today in windy cold weather.
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8 miles this evening after work. 37F but dry and dark.
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Old 12-09-11, 07:41 AM
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The weather here in Florida has been fantastic for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I'm still nursing my back injury from a bicycle collision that happened two weeks ago and haven't seen my bikes since then. The back is getting better, but I think it's going to be another week before I see myself back in the saddle.

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Old 12-09-11, 05:03 PM
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45+ miles with a snake bite flat. Within a mile or so of the house and my eye went to some horses approaching me and I hit something in the road and snake bit the tube. I moved all the weight I could to the rear tire and poked on home to change the tube.
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Old 12-09-11, 06:39 PM
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23 miles today.

I'm going to have to purposely eat more or eat more caloric meals. This morning I was down to 148 before my ride. Now, at least a 1 or 2 lbs of that is loose skin as I'm 103 lbs lighter than I was in Sept '10, which probably puts me more at 147/146 if I disregard the extra skin. I need to be careful not to lose more or much more.
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I couldn't get out today, finals are next week. I had to meet someone at the college at 1:30 this afternoon. I went to get in my pickup and noticed that was actually kind of mild, (mid 50's) with no wind. I really wanted to just go for a ride, but priotories got in the way. Hopefull it'l be nice enough tomorrow to get in a 30 miler. That will get me over 100 miles for the month. Looking to get in 200 for December. Still on track to make it.
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