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Old 11-22-12, 04:47 PM
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10 miles late this afternoon. Reached my 4000 miles goal for the year. Worked off some turkey, potatoes, pie, etc.
Temperature headed down Friday but will be dry through the weekend.
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Old 11-23-12, 05:39 PM
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Dr. J and I did a cool and slightly windy 25-ish mile ride this afternoon before it got too dark. Nice country roads and a big dog that wanted to "play" with us... or at least play with parts of us ...
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Old 11-23-12, 06:41 PM
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It was mid 50s with no wind so I decided to take the bike for a ride rather than the old Beetle for a drive.

I did 40 miles and really enjoyed the ride and scenery.

The VW can wait for another day
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Old 11-23-12, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JanMM
10 miles late this afternoon. Reached my 4000 miles goal for the year. Worked off some turkey, potatoes, pie, etc.
Temperature headed down Friday but will be dry through the weekend.
Congrats on meeting your goal!
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Old 11-23-12, 07:07 PM
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Did a 25 mile nightride, temp 42. 29 miles to reach 6000. All my weekday rides now are after work and in the dark.
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Old 11-23-12, 07:07 PM
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Woke up at 04:00 to do the morning ride, but felt queasy(wondered if it was a bug or a very slight case of food poisoning)--so I went back to bed and didn't get up 'til 10:00, OMG!!! I slept nearly 12 hours! Got up and just ate some scrambled eggs and dry toast and the stomach felt fine. About 13:00 I decided I'd go ahead and do a ride. Ended up doing 44 miles. Around mile 18 I stopped at the LBS to have them do a slight adjustment on the rear derailleur as wasn't shifting nicely(they put a new cable on about 260 miles earlier). Tech said "cable stretch" since it was a new cable and just needed a slight adjustment. Started back on my ride and all was well with the world--smooth shifting. Got home not long before sunset. It was a good 44 miles.
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Old 11-23-12, 07:27 PM
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102 miles. Nice day to ride.
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Old 11-23-12, 07:46 PM
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Sixty-six miles to Neptune's Net and back.

Heavy fog (or low clouds). Visibility was bad because my eyeglasses get all wet/fogged up. (Time to finally schedule that Lasik eye surgery).

Other than the fog and lack of visibility, it was a great day for riding!
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Old 11-23-12, 08:58 PM
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rode 15 alone again tonight, be glad when the group gets back together next week, getting cold here in N Alabama
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Old 11-24-12, 07:42 AM
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Tried another neighborhood ride yesterday. Got up to three miles and then the knee started giving some discomfort. Decided to turn around and go back to the house and not chance messing the knee up. I may try again later this afternoon or tomorrow on the road bike as it's almost 10 pounds lighter than the hybrid.
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Old 11-24-12, 08:14 AM
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35 very windy(24mph gusts) and chilly miles this am. I would've done 40 or so, but I got up an hour late, 05:00.

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Originally Posted by jppe
102 miles. Nice day to ride.
Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia
Sixty-six miles to Neptune's Net and back.

Heavy fog (or low clouds). Visibility was bad because my eyeglasses get all wet/fogged up. (Time to finally schedule that Lasik eye surgery).

Other than the fog and lack of visibility, it was a great day for riding!
Nice.

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Tried another neighborhood ride yesterday. Got up to three miles and then the knee started giving some discomfort. Decided to turn around and go back to the house and not chance messing the knee up. I may try again later this afternoon or tomorrow on the road bike as it's almost 10 pounds lighter than the hybrid.
Yeah, don't chance messing up anything.
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Old 11-24-12, 08:17 AM
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10 miles Thursday and 12 miles Friday , Indoor trainer , after festivities. Also had to work off Pana Cota from a double- decker food bus that stalks my neighborhood.
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Old 11-24-12, 10:14 AM
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30 miles gravelgrinding, and I tried my new to me DSLR. Heavier than my hybrid but so much better to work with. I am no big fan of november,(wet, dark and cold) but it can be quite beautiful.



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Old 11-24-12, 02:44 PM
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44 miles on beautiful Black Friday. 30 miles on blustery cold Saturday.
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Old 11-24-12, 04:11 PM
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23 miles, just enjoying a really nice Nov. day, 60F+, bit of a heavy breeze. Too bad I had other things I NEEDED to get done today, I would have like to have ridden further!
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Old 11-24-12, 04:14 PM
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28 miles, 44 temp., 20-25 m.p.h wind. Great Ride, Can't wait for Sunday!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-24-12, 04:35 PM
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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?

He reminds me of me.

Yesterday I rode 22 miles to do my Black Friday shopping. The first part of the ride was into 25-30 mph headwinds, but that made the rest of the ride just grand. And I somehow got this big ol' box home.



Today I did my club's breakfast ride. Including bonus miles I ended up with 44 miles. The weather was gorgeous (if a teeny bit cool).

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Old 11-24-12, 06:01 PM
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Another ride with Dr. J today - 35 somewhat suprisingly chilly miles. Not too bad, but I'm glad it was no cooler, given my lack of winter kit. Beautiful blue sky, sunshine day. Ticked over 1000 miles for the year today, a first for me.
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Old 11-24-12, 09:00 PM
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10 miles today. Didn't get above freezing here. Fingertips were cold.
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Old 11-24-12, 10:36 PM
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c_gallagh and I broke out the tandem this afternoon, after the temps got over 50*, and did this as a casual ride. Sure was fun, and seeing the trees peaking was great! Color that fun!
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Old 11-25-12, 12:55 AM
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It was indeed a beautiful day here (south bay) - did 32 miles of portola valley, survived the road work, heard that must maybe they'll be done by end of December (not putting any money on that). Somehow the hills where just easier today than recently. Plus everyone out was in great spirits.
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Old 11-25-12, 06:19 AM
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14 miles, indoor trainer . May be warm enough to get outdoors today, if not too windy .
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Old 11-25-12, 07:27 AM
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35 miles in a balmy 28F(-2.2C).


OT: Kind of amusing that this is page 404.

For those non-geeky types or who don't get the joke, on the web, Error 404 is what you encounter when you get a "Page not found."

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Old 11-25-12, 01:53 PM
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Another 40 miles of gravel along the Des Plaines River on Sunday morning. A large group of 20+ broke up into smaller groups soon after the start. I chatted with a nice group during a stop for a flat (not mine).

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Originally Posted by plodderslusk
30 miles gravelgrinding, and I tried my new to me DSLR. Heavier than my hybrid but so much better to work with. I am no big fan of november,(wet, dark and cold) but it can be quite beautiful.


Very nice!
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