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Old 10-06-12, 11:46 AM
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I rode to my Weight Watchers meeting and then home. The weather is gorgeous here and every ride is a pleasure. It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so it's nice to have some great fall weather to get out in.

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Old 10-06-12, 05:08 PM
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62.7 today (100 k). First ride over 40 miles in 35+ years... Recovery ride planned for tomorrow.
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Old 10-06-12, 05:21 PM
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Too Damn COLD, low clouds, freezing mist, only high 20 F, I'll be putting in a hour on the exersize bike today, looking out the picture window and mopeing!
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Old 10-07-12, 05:03 AM
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5 miles indoors yesterday , winds adverse to rural riding, and homecoming crowds in town for the big game with SIU . (Go Dawgs!)
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Old 10-07-12, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Esteban58
62.7 today (100 k). First ride over 40 miles in 35+ years... Recovery ride planned for tomorrow.
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Old 10-07-12, 08:36 AM
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63 miles with 4300 ft of climbing. Slow as ever.
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Old 10-07-12, 03:36 PM
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Had a quick ride to a knitting lesson this morning. Another gorgeous day. The sun is shining and it's warm in the afternoons but chilly in the mornings.

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Old 10-07-12, 05:03 PM
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33 miles of Gravel along the Des Plaines River in 2 hours. Cool October weather, any cooler and I'll need cold weather gear.

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Old 10-07-12, 05:08 PM
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Yesterday: 11 miles on the Screamer. Progress: We are able to consistently ride up our local hill at 6mph instead of last year's 3-4mph.
Then later rode to LBS (7 miles) to see if they possibly had a RD cable long enough for my long wheelbase 'bent that was in the middle of getting a new RD. Nope, no tandem or 'bent-length cables. Had to sacrifice the very, very long cable in reserve for the Screamer. Job done: New RD, cable and housings cleaned up/replaced as appropriate.

Today: 35 mile club ride in flat southeastern rural Indy.
Noted a very-well-maintained barn in Hancock County:


And, not far away, an empty fixer-upper farmhouse:
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Old 10-07-12, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bjjoondo
Too Damn COLD, low clouds, freezing mist, only high 20 F, I'll be putting in a hour on the exersize bike today, looking out the picture window and mopeing!
Holy Cow! It's just barely Fall!
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Old 10-07-12, 05:14 PM
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42.27 miles on the tandem. Cool but pleasant.
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Old 10-07-12, 05:34 PM
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50 miles for a good cause:

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Old 10-07-12, 11:20 PM
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47 miles on a 45 mile club ride today, west of the metro. Coolish (50s) sunny day, but unexpectedly the ride out west was into a serious headwind - sustained 15 MPH gusting to 25 MPH. I got dropped from the fast group and together with a friend we fought our way to the rest stop. It was demoralizing feeling so tired at the halfway point. The ride back east was easier, of course, but I felt my legs' limitations on every hill.

I've put in about 1600 miles since mid-July, following 6 months on the injured reserve. But I'm still a shadow of what I was last year. Some days I'm just glad to be riding, and some days I'm frustrated. I'd like to go out on a mid-distance ride and be able to ride hard and also feel good. But feeling blown out when I haven't even ridden that hard or far takes away a lot of the fun of the ride. I tell myself that I just need to stay healthy and keep riding and the fitness will be back by sometime next year....

Oh, the extra two miles happened when we missed a turn and got off-route.
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Old 10-08-12, 04:13 AM
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Got 13 miles in before I took the dogs to the church for a blessing . High 52, winds WNW 10mph
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Old 10-08-12, 04:29 AM
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Guardsman Pass down to Midway/Heber Valley. Temps are dropping from 10k feet down at 30 mph or so. Snow is creepin' around the corner.
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Old 10-08-12, 05:36 AM
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33 miles on a windy, no sweat day. Stopped for coke and no money - OPPS left ID and money at home. Finished ride and money, ID/TX DL not at home. Retrace ride in truck looking, no see em. Check online how to report lost and get replacement. OH S---. 9-11 strikes again. Must prove I am me again. No more dl on rides for me.
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Old 10-08-12, 05:49 AM
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36 49F windy miles this AM before sunrise.
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Old 10-08-12, 08:06 AM
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76 on Saturday, the club ride to South Mountain, and 37 solo yesterday. The ride to South Mountain was a bit on the moderate (ok slow), but I did ave 17.0 on my solo ride yesterday

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Old 10-08-12, 08:15 AM
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Aliso Viejo, Southern California. Mountain biking. Mathis is a fire road all the way down so I'm looking for a better way down with some single track. It was my first time there.
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Old 10-08-12, 08:49 AM
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25 miles on saturday and 13 yesterday. With temps in the 30's I wore cold weather clothing-tights, long sleeve shirt, wool sweater, vest and windbreaker.
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Old 10-08-12, 09:16 AM
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Rode the Bicycling magazine Fall Classic yesterday, 91 miles with 6800' of climbing. Brutal course, very challenging. Also very beautiful riding the Lehigh Valley in PA. A fantastic ride, I would recommend this to anyone. Definitely on the list for next year! Attached is my Strava link to the ride.

https://app.strava.com/rides/24319143


A few shot of the Pagoda rest area overlooking Reading PA. Tough climb up to this vantage point, steepest I've ever rode!

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Old 10-08-12, 12:02 PM
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It's Thanksgiving Day and thought I'd better burn off some calories for the turkey tonight. I did 20km along the waterfront. It's another gorgeous fall day. I don't think we've had rain since sometime in August.

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Old 10-08-12, 05:56 PM
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I got in 55 miles today. Temps in the mid-70s but windy. Decided to try a hilly section hat has a long gradual uphill about 6-7 miles, then a steep 1/2 mile or so. While I made it, I can't say I broke any speed records and the legs were really screaming. I'll be the first to admit I don't do well on hills, but I keep trying!!!
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Old 10-09-12, 04:10 PM
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25 miles in VERY windy conditions but lot's of sunshine, the leaves were raining off the trees on to me as I passed! One really neat thing, I passed a elem. school and the "bike rack" was "filled" to capacity, haven't seen that in a looooong time!
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Old 10-09-12, 06:55 PM
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17 miles this evening on a the local bike paths. Almost cold and very blustery. I was a bit surprised by the number of other cyclists out getting in some late season miles. The more the merrier!
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