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Old 06-10-12, 06:15 AM
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Biked to/from work yesterday, 29ish miles. First ride in 2 1/2 weeks. It was good to be out riding.
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19 early morning miles on the urban bike paths. 21mph south wind.
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Old 06-10-12, 07:45 AM
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35 miles today at a nice clip.
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Old 06-10-12, 08:22 AM
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Well officially 13.11" of rain yesterday for Pensacola, FL. And today has been even harder rain with 100% for today and tomorrow. Our area has had the roads with standing water and our numerous creeks are up to the bridges. Didn't attempt to get to church and I am headed out to check the home generator just in case we loose power. Can't ride well in standing water but if I get a short break I'll do just 5 miles to say I got to ride.

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Old 06-10-12, 10:51 AM
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Heard about that in the news last night, Bill. It's what we had all of last week. I think we got 13" of rain for the week, but you guys got that in a day.

I managed a very hot and humid 30 mile ride today with clear blue skies and lots of sun. After last week, I was beginning to wonder if we would ever see the sun again. Tomorrow is suppose to be another day like today.
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Old 06-10-12, 03:22 PM
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No rain here today, though it has rained off and on for several days now. Today was lovely. Due to late-night commitments resulting in lack of sleep we managed only 29 miles on the tandem today. Still, they were 29 nice miles.
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The wife and I worked the "Starlight Spectacular", bicycle night ride, rest stop #2, rode the bikes to the stop, 8 miles for Sat., then rode the bikes home at "2 AM.", 8 miles for Sunday! The town is very strange at night but the traffic is no problem, LOL!
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Old 06-10-12, 04:23 PM
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70 miles on my fixed gear. I still feel pretty good after the ride, so I think next weekend's century will be on the fixed gear as well.
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Finished the weekend with 80 miles (Saturday) + 55 miles (sunday) wind was back with a vengeance today! The usual hot and humid. We only had three ride today so the drafting or lack of was tough.

Monday is coming too soon ;(
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I had an unusual ride this weekend. I got to ride with my brother. We flew down to Dallas, Texas to celebrate his 60th birthday! We snuck away from the rest of the family for a short ride around White Rock Lake. I had my eye out for 50+ jerseys, but didn't spot any! It was my first time using toe-clips! I am one step closer to clipless!
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13 miles while going to look at a bike yesterday .
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35 miles.
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Old 06-11-12, 06:35 AM
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Yesterday, I road 40 miles on the local MUP (W&OD Trail) with my older daughter, who's in town for a visit. She rode one of my bikes and it was her first time with toe clips. She did great.

Today I did my regular 10 mile ride to work. It will be a hot and hard uphill ride home this evening.
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Old 06-11-12, 09:29 AM
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Did 36 miles of hilly riding on the Goldstream road here in Fairbanks. It is a nice loop that comes back to the house, the only challenge is riding up (700') to get home. Temps were in the mid 70's so the two rain storms I encountered were not too bad and dried out quickly.
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Old 06-11-12, 01:05 PM
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Yesterday did 32 miles with a friend. From Centreville out to Ridgely and back through Tuckahoe Park. Was 94F at 1:30 pm when I got back home.
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Got an early start this morning before the temperature started rising. Did my usual 31 mile daily ride and realized that I really need to make up for lost time in order to get back to my pre-injury conditioning and times. The last five miles in yesterday's and today's ride were not pretty.
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10.33 yesterday, 11.37 today.
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Rode about ten miles this evening. I experienced craniopedal dysharmony, ie. my heart was fine but my legs felt dead. Might have something to do with standing all day on the job.
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Just the usual commute thing. 25mi round trip. Nice day for a ride. Best thing about work.
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mmmmmm.............16 miles yesterday afternoon and .......uh.............a few blocks today after work. Fiddled around with the seat mounting on one of the 'bents, then replaced a bent brake lever on the other 'bent (some idiot let it fall over on its left side locking it up at work - the lever absorbed all the damage). Rode each bike a couple of blocks to make sure I hadn't made things worse in either case.
Tomorrow is another Bike to Work Day.
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16 miles of stress reduction after a ragged Monday at work!

Took the urban bike and bombed around the local bike paths.

Did a fair job of clearing the head!

Prolly need to do it again tomorrow!
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Originally Posted by Mort Canard
16 miles of stress reduction after a ragged Monday at work!

Took the urban bike and bombed around the local bike paths.

Did a fair job of clearing the head!

Prolly need to do it again tomorrow!
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A bike ride makes any Monday OK.
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10 miles home on my Giant Cypress, now rigged up for commuting . 75 mo..
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Finally got in a ride between thunderstorms yesterday, late afternoon. No flooding up our way but southwest part of the county took it pretty bad. Sheriff's office/county jail got 22.87". Ride was nice but a head/cross wind most of the time. At least it was a ride.

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