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Old 03-23-13, 03:24 PM
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Finally back on the bike, my first ride since Feb 16th.

Just a 19 mile ride in 1:15. Sunny mild weather with a 5-10 mph breeze and 35 to 42F temperatures. Best weather in more than a month.

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49 miles on the Withlacoochee Trail while participating in the Clean Air Ride today. Great day for an organized charity ride. The trail was a little crowded (about 500 riders) but it was a great ride until my knee started bothering me around mile 40.
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Old 03-23-13, 05:00 PM
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Rode 2hrs 15 minutes. 40*, sun and the wind showed up to help me steer the bike.Battery in bike computer is dead. Not looking forward to re-programing it.Used my new Cannondale gel gloves this afternoon.I was getting a little numbness in my palms now I don't feel anything
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I got in 10 miles before the snow forecast for to-morrow.
42F
winds NE 8 g 12
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44% rel hum.
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Old 03-23-13, 06:57 PM
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Dead calm right now thinking of slapping on the lights and going for a quick spin b4 the front headed our way tomorrow.

From today's ride(diggin' this pic for some reason ) even with a new rack slapped on and in need of proper adjustment

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Old 03-23-13, 09:00 PM
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Beautiful Spring day today! 23 mile club ride starting/ending at the Bike Hub/YMCA in downtown Indy. Rode on the Cultural Trail, Monon Trail, Canal Trail and even on some streets and roads. Quite unlike the typical weekend club ride.
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Old 03-23-13, 10:23 PM
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Upped the ante to 7.59 miles.. and one of my regular loops (although I used to ride it at least twice). Sunny, about 52F with only an occasional wind gust.. otherwise calm. Rain/snow mix on tap for tomorrow, although might be able to do another short ride before it
gets here. Unsettled weather at least for the first part of the week.. but I always have cardiac rehab to fill in on at least Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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<img src="https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8520/8...fc57d29c_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="IMG-20130323"></img>

It was a beautiful spring day by all appearences. Just a little chilly. Still it was nice to get out for a ride. The photo is taken from the first look out. Looking forward to warmer spring and summer temperatures here in the Okanagan.

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Old 03-24-13, 01:14 AM
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60 miles in the Fog with a newbie training for The MS150.
Rode to grandson's baseball game.

Newbies first 50 mile ride.





Heavy week, finished with 383 miles.
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32 miles this AM fighting a pain in the a#$ head/cross wind. I felt like bailing at 20 mile mark but pushed on.





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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
Heavy week, finished with 383 miles.
Color me impressed.
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Originally Posted by 10 Wheels
60 miles in the Fog with a newbie training for The MS150.
Rode to grandson's baseball game.

Newbies first 50 mile ride.





Heavy week, finished with 383 miles.
I'm always impressed, but no longer surprised.
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Old 03-24-13, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey
32 miles this AM fighting a pain in the a#$ head/cross wind. I felt like bailing at 20 mile mark but pushed on.





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Color me impressed.
Yeah, me too.
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Old 03-24-13, 09:01 AM
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I haven't gotten out much lately, but managed to ride 35 miles last night. Nice to see the longer days coming.











For the Record, this is what it looked like out the living room window on Friday.

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Nope! Off and on rain since last night with 25-30 mph winds today. Decided this would be a good day to rest the knee after yesterday's ride.
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Old 03-24-13, 04:53 PM
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10 Miles indoors today, 4-6 inches snow outdoors.
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Originally Posted by Gravity Aided
10 Miles indoors today, 4-6 inches snow outdoors.
...and how are you measuring distance?
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Computer still broke,only had 35 minutes to ride. 40* sunny and windy.Went to the park ,its a 1 mile course.rode 1/2 mile as fast as I could,the other 1/2 mile slower caught my breath and did it again for 35 mins.I feel it in my legs now hours after the work out.Snow tomarrow Yuck!
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Old 03-24-13, 11:09 PM
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Slowly but surely rebuilding the long-dormant motor. Feeling a little stronger every ride. Maybe I'll be ready for that late season century but I'm probably going to finish just in front of the sag wagons. Hope I can save that piece of cheesecake for the last 10 miles, lol.
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Old 03-25-13, 06:45 AM
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31degF, calm, in the pre dawn glow just coming up over the horizon. Beautiful commute this morning and my average speed is up some since it finally warmed up a little. First time out in lighter tights today and I think its time to re install the clipless pedals and pull out the shoes. Next week, studded tires are coming off. Yee Ha.
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168 @ 15.6 Saturday, on the Solvang Double. unfortunately the ride is 197. I ran out of energy between the 140 and 168 mile sags, and could not force myself to eat.
It is a great ride. Next year I will finish
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168 @ 15.6 Saturday, on the Solvang Double. unfortunately the ride is 197. I ran out of energy between the 140 and 168 mile sags, and could not force myself to eat.
It is a great ride. Next year I will finish
That is impressive, regardless of of your finish point. Nice work
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That is impressive, regardless of of your finish point. Nice work
Thanks Roger. It is a beautiful ride. I have also heard the fall Solvang double is more difficult than the spring ride.
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17.5 very windy miles on a ride with the wife today. Gusts were frequent and were up to 30 mph. Not a pretty ride but the wife did add plenty of stops along the route.
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30 miles today, part MUP and part road. It was nice to finally wear short sleeves(about 60 degrees).



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Woke up late, 0500, so I did an hour on the trainer.
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