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Old 04-12-13, 01:36 PM
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80 with overcast skies, 79% humidity and 10-12 mph winds made for a nice 35 mile MUP ride just before the rains started. Also, I finally broke the 10,000 mile mark on my road bike. Never thought I would ever ride that much when I started back into cycling three years ago. There's also 2,500 miles on the hybrid, which I hardly ride anymore.

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Old 04-12-13, 07:54 PM
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29 miles rural miles this afternoon under sunny skies. 56 W Wind 6 mph. The pace was good but I am getting the feeling that as my distance increases again this spring I am needing to carry a few more snacks to get my energy levels back up after about an hour or hour and a half.

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Great job on the 10K in three years! Every time I see your mileage totals I envy you your riding season down there in Florida.
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29 miles rural miles this afternoon under sunny skies. 56 W Wind 6 mph. The pace was good but I am getting the feeling that as my distance increases again this spring I am needing to carry a few more snacks to get my energy levels back up after about an hour or hour and a half.

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Great job on the 10K in three years! Every time I see your mileage totals I envy you your riding season down there in Florida
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Thanks Mort, I'm not sure I would say that after today's ride. It was very hot this morning with not much wind when I started out. Temps at 9:00 AM were already in the mid 80's and rising. I got my 35 miles in but it wasn't pretty. The heat really slowed me down on the last part of my last lap.
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10 miles home from the church book sale,
44f, winds w 14, rel hum 54%
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Old 04-13-13, 05:03 PM
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That is quite an accomplishment John, well done, sir. Maybe we can ride together someday, you and Mikey always keep me encouraged in my riding.

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Old 04-13-13, 05:44 PM
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Thursday night group ride: 39 miles at 19.5 mph which includes 6 slower solo miles to and from the start.

Today-65+ miles with 5600 ft of climbing.
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51 mostly solo miles today. The rest of the group wanted to go to breakfast 10 miles in and I had already eaten so I headed off on the planned route. 56 SE Wind 14 mph and sunny. I managed the first sunburn of the season on my nose.

I am working up to either a imperial or metric century by the middle of May. Not sure what I'll be ready for by then. Could probably do the metric already with a little paceline help.
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Wife and I did the Tierra Bella (100K) on the tandem. Weather was absolutely gorgeous, temperatures probably peaked in the mid to high 60's. The last 3-4 months we have barely been riding; I'm really proud of my wife for sticking it out since she's been having saddle problems. She's taking a nap as I type this.
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About 30 miles in western Delaware County, PA. Nice day here, a little breezy, in the high 50's. Loving my Domane, a very comfortable ride!

Congrats on that 10k miles! Quite an accomplishment......
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16 miles this morning then took my 4yo grandaughter for her first 5k. She walked or ran almost the whole way.
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36 miles this morning on a club ride. Mostly flat but a few hills. Grey skies, windy, 40's but dry. Supposed to be sunny and 70's Sunday afternoon.
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Did the Tierra Bella Century . Climbing 6500 feet of elevation really puts a harsh in the average speed. Usually I have bad luck with the wind and seem to ride when it is real bad. I lucked out today and got most of the northbound portion done before the winds picked up and got some tail winds on the way back down. I pity folks that came along later because the wind really picked up! Congrats on the tandem ride, rd! That was a tough course. I took some photos that I'll put up in the pic of the week forum.
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Old 04-13-13, 08:23 PM
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A bunch of us from the C&V forum rode the CCRT end to end and back, plus a side trip over to the Atlantic. About 45 miles total. Sharon and I were on the tandem, of course.

At the start:


Facing the Atlantic:


Return trip, a stop at the Harwich Bike Rotary, 3 miles to go and the sun is out!
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Old 04-14-13, 02:11 AM
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I did a 100.28 mile ride known as the "Lost River Classic" that takes in some of the back-roadiest roads I've ridden in awhile. The ride started near Woodstock, VA, and went over into the hollers and gaps of West Virginia. Seems like every road I was on had a name that contained either Hollow, Gap, Run, Creek, or Mill as part of the name. It's been about 4 or 5 years since I did this ride. I don't know why I haven't done it recently. It's close and it has two nice climbs as well as some very beautiful backwoods scenery. Beautiful and a little scary too, frankly. I never heard any banjos, but I did get called out to by Cletus and his girlfriend sitting out in front of the trailer as I rode past:

Cletus: "This one here, she LOVES you"!
GF: "No ah don't!"
Cletus: "Yes, she LOVES you"
GF: "Ah don't either"

I only rode a couple of hours without the arm warmers on, but I still ended up with a nice sunburn. I'll take it.

The ride was 90 miles, but I wandered around some dead-end roads near the start to add up to a hair over 100. I'm stupid that way. 7.3K of climbing:

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/297438681

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Old 04-14-13, 05:59 AM
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Got in 40 miles with one crash. Helmets good....Car Stops bad.
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55 miles this AM, began around 0500.


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10 Wheels! You Okay!?! If so, how's the bike, but more importantly, are you okay?
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Yesterday I rode a century. Today I rode 3 miles with my wife on her brand new bike. Both rides were equally rewarding, for entirely different reasons.

It was her first time on a bike in years. I am hopeful by this time next year, she will be ready to do some shorter organized rides, and eventually be up for getting a tandem. In the meantime, we need to start shopping for proper clothes.

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44 miles on the Pigeon Loop this morning with NealH. About 3900' of climbing on a beautiful route through Pisgah National Forest. Neal took it easy on me today after his 65 miles yesterday. Perfect weather for a ride though a very cool brisk wind stared us in the face as we made the climb back up to the car. Temps were great though I could have done without the headwind.

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14 miles today on my 14th day of 30 Days of Biking.
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33 tandem miles today. What happened to the predicted "partly sunny"?
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10 Wheels, like Mikey said above, are you alright after the sudden stop and helmet test? Don't leave us hanging about this one.

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10 miles today in the big wind.
74f
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rel hum 44%
10 wheels, hope you all are okay...
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60 miles today but only 3000 ft of climbing. Felt the hills from yesterday the last 20 miles.
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Yes. It was fun riding with friends & teammates I don't see often enough.
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I took a 2 hour nap today.
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