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Old 01-01-13, 03:06 PM
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Did the New Years Day Club Ride 28.5 miles 33 F
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Old 01-01-13, 05:52 PM
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Managed to get in a quick ride between the pesky rain showers this afternoon, even the stiff Southeast wind died for a while. Bringing in this New Year the way it should be done, on my bicycle, riding and feeling well.

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Old 01-01-13, 06:55 PM
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After having breakfast and a very nice visit with a childhood friend, I managed to get in a decent 15 mile, afternoon ride. Excellent 74 temp with sunny and clear skies, humidity of 56%, 3-5 mph winds and a MUP filled with every family in Tampa (or so it seemed). Not very many places to get a real workout but I did manage to get up to normal speed a few times. MUP should be empty tomorrow so I should get in a normal ride.
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Old 01-01-13, 07:10 PM
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John,
How is your knee doing? Sounds like you are getting back in to your regular schedule. Hope all is well.

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Old 01-01-13, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
John,
How is your knee doing? Sounds like you are getting back in to your regular schedule. Hope all is well.

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Bill,

It's coming along nicely. I haven't had any pain since I went to the fitter and he readjusted the saddle that had apparently gotten out of wack from my last fall. I still ride with an elastic brace on the knee as a precaution but I'm thinking of taking it off soon and seeing how the knee holds up without it.
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Old 01-02-13, 06:46 AM
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10 miles indoors,just getting on the books for 2013
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New Years Day ride ... 32 miles, 38 degrees, cloudy and a little wind.
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Old 01-02-13, 01:41 PM
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Got in 28 today and after looking at the numbers for last year it looks like a mountain to get going again in 2013.

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I got a 30 mile ride in today. Except for some slightly stronger winds, the weather today was just as fantastic as it was yesterday.
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Took New Year's Day off partly because I had a fall New Year's Eve. Got back on today to check the bike out & see how my hip felt. Wound up with only five miles because the roads are still a sheet of ice. Back and forth on a quarter mile of dry pavement in front of my house....boring! But it still felt better than sitting and looking out the window!
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Old 01-02-13, 03:33 PM
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Wife and I got in 30 miles on the Withiacoochee State Trail with a stop at Ferris Groves in Floral City for a fresh strawberry shake. You have to love the weather in central Fl.
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Slipped in a ride as the temps started to fall this afternoon, radar shows more rain and the front passing tonight, sure is a slow one. Ride was kind of cold but comfortable in my new wind shell jacket this beautiful black haired, dark complected, Hispanic woman gave me for Christmas. She was hot!!!!

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24 miles, 35 degrees, no wind
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35f
Only 7.3 miles but his is only my fourth ride.
Got a late start after a morning of shopping with my darling bride, and then some plumbing repairs. It was getting dusk/dark one the way home. Good thing that one of our shopping stops was the LBS where I bought a tail-light.
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Old 01-02-13, 08:55 PM
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Opened up a can of HTFU and ventured out into the 50 degree temps and afternoon sun. My company has been closed over this last week and a half and this is the only decent ride I was able to get in due to all the rain we had Still, a great way to end a vacation.

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We've got a several day stretch of good weather coming up so I should be able to get 4-5 decent rides in.
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Old 01-03-13, 07:58 AM
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-8F this morning, light wind. I commuted to work in about 1hour 20min. Took me a little longer had to change my route into the city because my short off road section short cut has 2 ft of snow on it now. Traffic was low in town and a nice ride but my fingers were a little cold toward the end. Coldest ride yet since 2010. It looks like 2013 will bring back the usual colder winter temps we haven't had in over a year.
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Old 01-03-13, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by rdtompki
Opened up a can of HTFU and ventured out into the 50 degree temps and afternoon sun.
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-8F this morning, light wind. I commuted to work in about 1hour 20min. Took me a little longer had to change my route into the city because my short off road section short cut has 2 ft of snow on it now. Traffic was low in town and a nice ride but my fingers were a little cold toward the end. Coldest ride yet since 2010.
Repeated for contrast. You, rdtompki, and I have no idea what HTFU means.
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Old 01-03-13, 10:14 AM
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Finally got in a ride for 2013. Did 36 miles this morning. I wanted to do 45 or so but timing wasn't going to work out. Still, I'm pleased I got any ride in.
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Old 01-03-13, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie
Repeated for contrast. You, rdtompki, and I have no idea what HTFU means.
Yeah, that is quite a contrast isn't it. Getting ready to go out and brave the elements again this evening, I'd better get a coffee first.
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Originally Posted by Doohickie
You, rdtompki, and I have no idea what HTFU means.
And you can add me to the list that has no idea what HTFU means but I think I can figure it out if someone will tell me what the H stands for.

Temp: 45f
Miles: 8.1

Now, I hate to sound like a wimp but I think I have found my "work-out" distance. Right at one hour of riding (OK, I'm not just a wimp but I'm slow.....and old too). I think my goal will be to do between 8 and 10 miles as often as possible with a three day a week minimum. But goals are moving targets and as I ride more this may inch up....hopefully.
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Old 01-03-13, 03:49 PM
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Not a good looking day today with all the dark clouds in the sky and a high chance of rain. Since it was noon and it hadn't rained, I took a chance and went to the MUP and managed to get in 15 miles before it started to drizzle. Decided to pack up and go home. Will try again tomorrow.
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The "H" can stand for Harden or Hurry or Hush...depending on context.
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HTFU comes in a bottle or a can, preferably a bottle, and is best applied at ride's end. It provides the necessary calories for the next day's ride.
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25 ks round local beaches view from lookout
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Another cold morning +1F, calm and cloudy. More traffic in the city this morning for some reason and hard to turn into the left hand lanes to turn left. Already anxious for spring.
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