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Old 09-27-09, 10:38 AM
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Great picture/Cervelo-Van hope you post lots/Kenneth
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Old 09-27-09, 12:20 PM
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Beautiful day for a morning ride, did 40 miles today. Rode 35 miles on 9/22 which I didnt get to post here. Havent' been on the saddle due to fog and rain the past 4 days. Todays ride is the last for this month. Going out of town starting tomorrow and won't be back till the 10th. Wishing that there will be nice days left to ride next month when I return. Ride season for me is getting shorter and usually end after first snowshowers. Makes me sick reading other posts when they report in the forum their ride all year round.
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Old 09-27-09, 12:37 PM
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YA Wrafl Sometimes here in Maine It can be cold and dry till December but when It snows it generally stays till mid april have to go to the snowshoes and c/c skis I prefer c/c skiing on the rivers I also enjoy rowing/sailing on the big tidal river Kenebec /The scenery and wildlife is special./Kenneth
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Old 09-28-09, 08:37 AM
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Well, not today,however, on sat. rode the Badger trail twice from beginning to end (that would be from the Il state line up to Tom B. country and back) Total distance was 72 miles to include a couple of short detours for pie(banana cream), oreos and chocolate milk. Those and the b-fast of a sweet roll and coffee helped propel me to a screaming 11.1mph average. I then doubled up on the pie by having pizza for supper.
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Old 09-28-09, 10:24 AM
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I rode the Big Dam Bridge Ride, and I wanted to tell you THANKS! It was a great ride, and the best supported ride I've been on. Everyone was very friendly.

Thanks again for helping at the finish line...

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Today I rode to the Big Dam Bridge ride. I didn't ride in it, but I helped at the finish line. My ride there and back was a little longer than the shortest BDB ride, so I didn't feel like I missed out on anything.

It was kind of frustrating though. The most direct way was across the Big Dam Bridge, but they had that closed off. That meant that the fastest way to where I was to help, was to ride directly into the path of the oncoming mass of BDB cyclists as they started out.

I hustled on towards downtown and got lucky. I made it to the starting line just before the ride started. I rode up the Main St. bridge and over La Harpe just as hundreds of cyclists were poised below to start pedaling. It was quite a sight.

I had a little time once I was downtown so I stopped in a McDonalds for some food. While I was eating I saw a 3 bus caravan heading towards the Verizon Arena and knew it had to be Taylor Swift who was playing there tonight.

At the finish line I helped put up signs, get the water ready, rig a ramp over a fire hose and other things. But they had a lot of volunteers, and after a couple of hours, they thanked me for my work and said I could go as there wasn't much to do. I had a lot of things to get done, so I took them up on it.

I pedaled slowly back up the rolling hills and arrived home just before noon.
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Old 09-28-09, 11:39 AM
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Sunday 9/27/09... No ride, no motivation

Monday 9/28/09... Great ride today but short. Stopped at Panera Bread and had lunch.
All is well in Slo Spoke Jim's world.

25.20 (s)miles today
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Old 09-28-09, 12:14 PM
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I rode a loop through the Sortwell woods a lot that Ive worked blowdown for the Forestry Foundation its an encredible lot for berry's and bird's ;total; ride 25 mi. about five more than I should have./Kenneth
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Old 09-29-09, 08:18 AM
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Today I expected to move the new wood truck to the forest stove wood pile but the promised competion of work on it didnt take place; So no ride today.///Today is the day that the Hospital will dedicate a stone bench to My wife Linda Lee for her 45 years of service to the laboratory there I will have to be present at this somber event that she deservse so much.
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Old 09-29-09, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by kenkayak View Post
Today is the day that the Hospital will dedicate a stone bench to My wife Linda Lee for her 45 years of service to the laboratory there I will have to be present at this somber event that she deservse so much.
Clearly a person with a great legacy.

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Old 09-29-09, 10:06 AM
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Tuesday 9/29/09... Short ride today no motivation. Stopped at Panera Bread for coffee and sweetroll.
All is well in Slo Spoke Jim's world.

25.53 (s)miles today
713.09 (s)miles this month
5199.63 (s)miles this year
19 ride days this month (Sept.)

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Old 09-29-09, 12:33 PM
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Got out for a short ride during lunchtime up on the BRP. It was a beautiful clear Fall day with a temp near 50. Still rocking the summer kit but I had to put on arm warmers for the descent back to the car.

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Old 09-29-09, 04:45 PM
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First ride since last Friday and got in 35 miles. Like BikeWNC said I had summer kit on but did have arm warmers on and off. A little cool out today. Felt good though, glad I got to ride. Last few days were rain or threat of it or something going on.
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Old 09-30-09, 12:20 PM
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I stoped at a local farm stand in Alna ctr.,a few days ago and the farmer put me onto a discontinued road that went down to the Alna center railroad station of a rebuilt narrow gage rail line that does rides for folks interested in old railroads. it was a short ride to the station and the road continueing on was muddy but fun on the way back I sat on the rail station benches of the past and it was easy to imagine waiting for the train to Wiscasset Maine//Kenneth
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Old 09-30-09, 04:08 PM
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Got out for a little 22 mile ride, out and back to a local gap at Standing Indian Mountain. Beautiful, brilliant day in the low 70s.

Hay! I'm heading up the road to that mountain in the distance.


Typical WNC pasture and view.

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Old 09-30-09, 04:23 PM
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Did a 22 mile ride on one of our standard loops. I was wearing leg warmers, toe covers, an underarmour long sleeve shirt, with a jersey and windbreaker as well. It was good weather for being dressed in that manner.
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Old 09-30-09, 05:39 PM
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No I didn't . Worked on the hotrod I wrecked a few weeks ago. Another part came in so I put it on. Would rather have ridden but it rained on way home. During me working on the rod the sun came out and the roads dried up, go figure.
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Old 09-30-09, 06:17 PM
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Did a 105 miles today on my bent. Good weather and a good ride.
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I needed to install a new screen door on our pool enclosure and wanted to spend some time with son #2 before he went in on the night shift today. I did a quick (for me) out and back for a totol of 14 miles and it felt great. This cool weather also is nice. I wore a thicker shirt on my ride and now we have the french doors open to the screen room. First no AC day in a while.
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Had a nice 53 mile ride in 2 hours 59 minutes.

It should begin to rain for a few days, I might ride again tomorrow early if the weather allows.

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Old 09-30-09, 08:26 PM
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Did a 10 mile test ride on a 2010 Specialized Roubaix Expert Compact today. Oh my.
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Did a 10 mile test ride on a 2010 Specialized Roubaix Expert Compact today. Oh my.
I like my Roubaix. Rode it today.
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Old 09-30-09, 09:30 PM
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Eight of us for 60 miles today. I have been somewhat disabled, but felt a bit better today, albeit I was last up the three mile hill. This picture is from the American River Bike Trail in Sacramento.

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Old 10-01-09, 10:38 AM
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A lot of these bikes you people mention are unfamiliar to me. I think ill right thenm down to find then on the p/c to look at them.[ these posts have been great]///I picked up the woods buggy with winch today It involved a 15 mile ride getting it to my daughters place, pretty ride by the ponds with the leaves in full color//Kenneth
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Thursday 10/01/09... Nice ride today sunny, temps in the high 70s. Stopped at Panera Bread as usual for coffee and sweetroll. I hope we have this weather on Sunday for the Withlacoochee ride.
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35.32 (s)miles today
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After taking 5 days off the bike due to an infection today was the first ride. I fell in a parking lot three weeks ago at cross practice and took a chunk out of my elbow. Boy do antibiotics and 800 mg of ibuprofen work. 31.3 miles with a 20.3 ave. I could have continued riding for another hour. Even better, is that I rode my 1973 Raleigh Super Course 10 speed with friction shifters.
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