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Old 10-17-12, 08:26 PM
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Well, there was one advantage of missing the ride yesterday- fresh legs today. The weather wasn't quite as nice - in the 50s, but there was a 20 mile club ride and additional 10 getting to and from the ride terminus. I felt great and did more than my typical share of pulling. Ride started at 4:45 to get finished before sunset, but I had another reason why leaving work early made sense, so all was good.

Rain tomorrow and maybe the next day. GRRRRRR.
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Old 10-18-12, 04:07 AM
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8 miles on trainer, due to torrential rain .
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Old 10-18-12, 02:19 PM
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I did 30 km this morning and was OK till about 10km from home when it started to rain. First ride in the rain this year. Need to get a waterproof jacket if I'm going to ride this winter.....

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Old 10-18-12, 02:41 PM
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17 miles today-great weather
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Originally Posted by Gravity Aided
8 miles on trainer, due to torrential rain .
Do you have a track in your house?
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Old 10-18-12, 03:40 PM
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42 miles early am.
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Old 10-18-12, 04:45 PM
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28.4 miles today on a beautiful Fall day in Maine. Passing the beach saw approximately 25 surfers riding the waves. Had a nice tail wind coming home.
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Old 10-18-12, 05:32 PM
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Gosh it was windy when I rode home from work today. (20 miles total)
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Rode for only 50 minutes,just started a painting project,eh well actualy I'm doing all the projects I've been putting off to go ride all spring and summer.pay back is a *****.
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Old 10-19-12, 06:13 PM
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Due to work, weather and vacation I have been off the bike for 10 days, but I put in 24 miles this afternoon. I could feel the lack of activity in my legs and the pace was off. Still it was not a bad ride. A big headwind slog on the trip out but 12 miles of tailwind on the return trip. Wheeeeeeeee!
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Old 10-19-12, 07:34 PM
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27 miles, just kick'in around here and there, did a few small hills just for the fun of it, saw some deer eating the last few non-changed leaves on the MUP!
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I'm still off the bike while my Reynolds 753 frame is getting repainted after some minor repairs. It is spring here and while it's a bit windy the weather is perfect for riding. Really frustrating ... sigh.
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A lovely yet ridiculously easy ride today. I'm not training for an event, so why ride like it? This was just what I needed.
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Time to get dressed to ride again today. Life is good in Sunny Florida
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Hit Napean Hwy this morning between two bunches. Within a few kms the two had
become one with me on the back, and we reached Frankston and I realised I had
riden more than I had planned. I was able to catch the front group before the
rear group caught up. 47.323Km@29.1kph. 46.1kph on Dandy Rd, and 49.9kph in
sprint home.
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Old 10-20-12, 06:16 AM
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44 miles this early am.
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Old 10-20-12, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey
44 miles this early am.
Very Early

You should get a + 20 mile bonus for the Early Part.
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Old 10-20-12, 07:59 AM
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Not very far no more than 9 miles to Wythenshawe Park up the road from me.

My partner has serious arthritis so he cant cycle and caught the bus and as finances are tight today I cycled to save the fare.

He is interested in trees and wanted to catch some autumn colours.

On the way back I thought maybe I could race his bus back, nearly did it only beat me by 4 mins at the most, I beat him back tour meeting point anyway








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Old 10-20-12, 08:38 AM
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11 miles after work. Up the dreaded hill that used to kick my bhutt. Get's easier every time. Rain and "cold" weather headed this way after weeks of 90+ here in Northern California foothills.
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Old 10-20-12, 10:18 AM
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Just time for a short 12 miler today. Wanted to stretch the legs.
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37 miles this morning under blue skies; starting out at 50F, ending around 70. Nice!





The second photo was a little lane I've never ridden before. Short (< mile) but nice in the trees.
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Old 10-20-12, 03:19 PM
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104 miles on some great NC roads. Beautiful day.
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Solo 100K with the most (and toughest) climbing I've done. The weather was beautiful with views of the cloud-covered valley below.

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92 miles: Temps 54*-85* Sunny

Killer 18-20 Mph Headwinds.
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Old 10-20-12, 06:11 PM
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Today was Day 1 of the Hilly Hundred in Southern Indiana: Rode 57 miles with an old (like me) friend and approx 5,000 other cyclists. 5200 feet of climbing today. Overcast and temp stayed around 50F. A little bit of drizzle and mist making the roads damp at times. Some fun!

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