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Old 09-17-12, 05:45 AM
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33 miles this AM.
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Too much coffee last night. Up since 1:30 AM and too darn sleepy this morning. Maybe later in the day, after a nap, since the temps have been staying in the 80's lately.
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73 miles and 6400ft of climbing over the North Cascade Highway once again a super nice ride this time of the year.
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Quick mtb ride this morning. It was perfect riding weather and there were no bugs. I had the place to myself and had fun flipping the switch on the fork to the downhill setting and letting 'er rip down the hills.
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Acadia's Park Loop Road, 2 laps on the Masi, 37.7 miles total, 2400 ft of climbing. No pics, just flying on the bike and admiring the scenery, with an occasional stop to eat. It was glorious.
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Great ride today, only 47 miles but no flats. Last time out I had two.
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Old 09-17-12, 03:56 PM
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Rained all day yesterday in TX hill country. Nice long ride planned! But being from flatland hills present new challenges. Normal thirty forty mile ride equal less than 100 ft climbing. Today - 20 some odd mile and 1200 feet of climbing. For riders with one leg shorter that ain't much but for me - WOW. Now I know how to get more exercise in less time CLIMB. Totally new riding experiance.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Acadia's Park Loop Road, 2 laps on the Masi, 37.7 miles total, 2400 ft of climbing. No pics, just flying on the bike and admiring the scenery, with an occasional stop to eat. It was glorious.
What a beautiful place to ride! Good on you Jim!
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40 something miles.

Was in a bad mood when I made up mind to ride. Decided to ride until I was in a better mood or bonked. Getting in a better mood won.
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Old 09-18-12, 05:41 AM
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40 miles + 3 cool down miles, 43 total. Rather windy and was really fighting a nasty headwind for 50% of the time. Fortunately it was tailwind in the last 25% home(do a loop 2X).
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13 miles before the rains came. Not what I wanted to do, but it was better than nothing. Suppose to rain the rest of the week, according to the weather channel. I sure hope not, I have a 100K charity ride on Saturday.
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Last ride day in TX hill country, only 32 miles, but almost 1,500 feet of climbing. Agreed not much for most but for a flatland guy it was tough. Managed to climb a couple 8% plus hills and stay seated, but oh so slow. Finally used all three rings and reached 36.5 mph on one decent. Faster possible but old age wisdom says wait for better roads. Great experiance riding hills for a change
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As promised (or as threatened, if you prefer) from four days ago. First spin around Acadia's PLR on the Masi, and the climb up Cadillac Mountain.

For a sense of the geography, overlooking Otter Cliffs on the PLR


The Masi at rest


Another coastline pic


Halfway up Cadillac


Near the top


On the summit
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Old 09-18-12, 08:36 PM
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Just a short ride to get some groceries tonight. Only had a bit of time before sunset....only 7km

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Old 09-18-12, 09:16 PM
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25 miles on runs to two different LBS's to get some things, 1. My reg. LBS for new brake shoes, I always change out brake pads, once a year no matter what. Put on some dual-compound Kool-Stops, WOW do these babies haul down fast!! 2. Got great deal on set of tights for the colder months ahead but NO pad, found some padded underware on sale in my size for $5.00, SCORE, bring on fall, LOL!
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Old 09-19-12, 05:14 AM
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Did a short 21 mile tour Sunday

Here's Route 66 , near Towanda, Il
And looking south, near the city Rte 66 display

And the town park, bandstand, and grain elevator

Panorama in cornfield,

And the long gravel, stone, and cinder road to East Bloomington
21 miles, plus 18 miles to the lake on Saturday

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Old 09-19-12, 10:52 AM
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Late start this morning. I had to have breakfast with my grandson at "Grandparent's Breakfast Day" at his elementary school. By the time I got to the MUP, it was warmed up and humid, but no rain for a change. 30.4 miles.
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Old 09-19-12, 10:59 AM
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Started my bike ride. Heard the noise. It was coming directly at me. Got the camera out.

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Old 09-19-12, 01:06 PM
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Went out on a bike ride with the girls yesterday which was just an amble (7 mph) around the riverbank and forest paths.



I have this favourite mound which is one exit off the riverbank onto a path.

One one side is a horse stile where you need to carry your bike or this small hill which I love ride up and down.

It isnt very high but is quite steep and tricky.

All the others opted for the horse stile option but of course I had to fly down the slope then on the way back I was trying to get a run at it but there were too many joggers etc.

The others had to wait while I took another run and made a smooth run up to it.

Would have been embarrassing if I had fumbled it lol.

Then at the end the ride leader says you need to go mountain biking lol
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35 miles this AM.
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13 miles this afternoon. 105 this month . Very Windy 70f winds SSW gusts 30.
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Just got back from a 26km ride...stopped and got some veggies at the farm market.
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Today: To and from work. 20 miles. In the 40's this morning - Fall is indeed coming.
Yesterday: 7 miles in the evening.
Day before yesterday: A measly 2 miles.
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38 miles this AM.
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Old 09-20-12, 02:46 PM
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After boxing up my MTB at the LBS to ship out to my brother, I picked up my Tarmac with the new QuarQ installed and headed up the mountain. Unfortunately, I forgot a pump (tires at 50#) and my saddlebag with tools, CO2 and tubes. So I rode around the overlook. The QuarQ seemed to work fine. lol
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