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Old 11-19-12, 06:07 AM
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my balance is messed up because of this infection, I might have to resort to walking out on the trail instead of riding
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Old 11-19-12, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Cb8s
On Saturday I completed the 111 mile tour de Tucson. It was a perfect day for riding, cool a little overcast and not much wind. I was able to better my time from last year by over an hour! Although not fast I am proud of my 16.4 avg moving speed over the 111 mile course which as a few hills and a couple of places where you must walk your bike.
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Old 11-19-12, 09:03 AM
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got in 50 miles @ 16.0 on Saturday, then 37 yesterday @ 17.5.
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Old 11-19-12, 09:09 AM
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Got in 72.5 mi.

Met a new guy on his 30 y/o bike and he may start riding with us.

Was he having Fun?

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Old 11-19-12, 09:34 AM
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Ride tonight

I am going to ride 20 tonight with the bike group, I am hoping to get in 100 miles this week with Thanksgiving an all. I will be happy with 60!! Its getting colder here in North Al at night I bought knee warmers as well as a fleece jacket but I need a better wind breaker?
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Old 11-19-12, 03:14 PM
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Did about 15 today, felt good just to get out for a while instead of the exercise bike, saw 2 bucks and 4 does all within 20 yards or so of me on the mup I was riding on. Don't think I should tell one of my sons who was out this weekend and didn't shoot one on opening weekend here in Wisconsin.
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Old 11-19-12, 03:18 PM
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HawkOwl (down from Alaska), his son and I had a superb 20 mile ride today. HawkOwl is still rehabbing from very major back surgery. Not too bad for a couple of guys in their 70's!
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Old 11-19-12, 03:35 PM
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Sunny 74*F

44 miles.
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Old 11-20-12, 02:16 PM
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First ride since getting the tendinitis. The wife and I did 4.5 miles around the neighborhood. No pain or soreness in the knee during or after the ride. This was her first ride in over a month and my first ride on the hybrid in several months. Felt great to get back on a bike, but odd riding in a fully upright position.
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Old 11-20-12, 02:17 PM
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Nother Sunny Day 78*F

46 miles
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50 degree cloudy day. 24 miles. Toes got cold on way back.
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Old 11-21-12, 12:02 AM
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Gorgeous late fall weather continues and I got in another dreamy night ride. Temperatures in the low 40s and mostly still air, and I did 25 very easy miles on trails around the lakes and rivers of Minneapolis. Rode the Trek almost entirely in the small chain ring, with no hard work at all except of course that little steep hill that I have to get over to get back home - it's less than 100 feet gain.


It's late November and the roads are still perfectly clear. I'm sure it's going to get colder soon and the riding won't be the same once there's ice and snow on the ground, but for now, I'm really enjoying the night riding.
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Old 11-21-12, 06:32 AM
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35 chilly, early am miles.
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Old 11-21-12, 06:39 AM
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It has been a while since I thought a ride I had done was worth any bandwidth, yesterday was definitely worth the BW. I got a chance to ride with our daughter yesterday, she used the R500 I have in the garage, and had a super ride together. Did a moderate out and back with some hill work, she held pace really well. The R500 will become hers, ( the 56cm frame fits her perfectly, she loves the Brooks B17 saddle,) as John wants to do strictly weight work and running/sprints now, he suggested she may want the R500, he is a good brother and son. Riding again today and tomorrow, Friday, she and her BF fly back to Atlanta. Taking advantage of the chance to ride with her as much as possible.

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Old 11-21-12, 02:22 PM
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Just getting over a cold probably from riding with a wind chill of 22 degrees last week. Got in 34 today as it was a "balmy" 45 degrees. Getting ready to leave Saturday for South Florida for the winter so looking to get my monthly mileage up again.

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Old 11-21-12, 03:29 PM
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*sigh* FYI:

You don't get colds from being chilled, or even being wet. There was an experiment where they put one group of people in a cold room where they were chilled and another group in a warm environment(same season) and the incidence of colds were not different, or not statistically different. People stay indoors more during the cold months(the air is also drier outside and in(heating) which some theorize allow viruses to more easily transfer from person to person) and people are in closer contact and for longer during the cold months. But, being chilled or cold does not make you get a cold.

https://www.uamshealth.com/?id=888&sid=1

https://theconversation.edu.au/monday...ting-cold-2488

https://www.foh.dhhs.gov/NYCU/coldsflu.asp

Back on topic though, it'll be good that you get your mileage back up Ruby13.
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Old 11-21-12, 04:03 PM
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29 miles on a AWESOME November day, here in Colorado Springs, 70F, SUNNY, slight breeze, didn't want to go home but got some chores for Thanksgiving Day to do! Happy Thanksgiving Day to all!
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Old 11-21-12, 05:27 PM
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Ten miles this evening after work. 50ish and clear and dry.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
Got in 72.5 mi.

Met a new guy on his 30 y/o bike and he may start riding with us.

Was he having Fun?

What's that weird look on his face that involves the mouth??
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Old 11-21-12, 05:33 PM
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Nice 20 mile ride today with a blend of pavement and back country dirt roads..., temps around 50 degrees made for a comfortable ride.
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Old 11-21-12, 05:38 PM
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Planned a 20 mile ride with Richard ^^^ The new guy, but he had an emergency at work.

Sunny 24 miles, 82* running some errands.
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Old 11-21-12, 07:15 PM
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I did 20 tonight my normal group did not ride because of thanksgiving, so I solo'ed. wow what a differance I almost got ran over by a mom in an SUV, she ran a stop sign, some crazy kid was driving an old truck the wrong way in the city and a UPS driver just walked out infront of me, not looking nothing!!I am spoiled riding with my group, we usually have 5 to 10 riders, here in town, all with lights and flashers, and yes I had my 150 Lumen light and flashers on the back!!
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Old 11-22-12, 12:26 AM
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My wife and I did 15 miles today. Hope we get to ride again tomorrow even tho it is Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-22-12, 08:24 AM
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41 miles in the early a.m.
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Old 11-22-12, 04:23 PM
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The wife was taking a nap this afternoon, after our turkey feast, to get ready for the Black Friday, all night power shopping trip with my daughter, so I decided to take the hybrid out again. Got in a nice and slow 8.7 mile, jeans and tee-shirt neighborhood ride in 52:33. I was going to do ten miles, but the sun was going down fast and I didn't want to push it with the knee. After the ride, the knee felt great. No pain or irritation at all. While the wife's asleep, tomorrow, I'll try for twelve or more miles on the hybrid and if it goes well, Saturday I'll take the Nago to the MUP and see what I can get in. Things are looking good so far.
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