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Old 04-27-13, 04:55 AM
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Wasn't supposed to be lower than 51F this AM and so I planned to do 30 or 40 miles. At 0430 it was 47 but I was still determined. My legs were like lead and I had to bail at 24 miles as my hands and feet were getting much too cold(found out it had dipped to 44). I had to do my ride at this time as I have a ton of errands to do today and the early AM is the only time to fit it in. I am so annoyed. Enough already! Warm the H*** up! I have another century coming up.

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Old 04-27-13, 01:00 PM
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OMG! First ride after about a 3 month lay-off! Have gained about 15 lbs and gotten out of condition. Paid a heavy price. Back to discipline and schedule!
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Old 04-27-13, 01:15 PM
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Okay, postponed one errand to tomorrow and finished two other errands quicker than I thought. I managed to get in another 25 mile ride this afternoon--would've liked to have made it 35, but still had things to do today. I'm just glad I was able to fit in another ride.



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OMG! First ride after about a 3 month lay-off! Have gained about 15 lbs and gotten out of condition. Paid a heavy price. Back to discipline and schedule!
It'll come back.
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Old 04-27-13, 01:51 PM
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Another century. 108 miles with 6026 ft of climbing.
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Nice sunny day, clear blue sky, about 70 degrees.. light winds... in other words, perfect. Had time for 13.8 miles today. Hope to ride again tomorrow, then it will be a another week of cardiac rehab. Two more weeks of that and I am DONE and I can replace the rehab with a ride.

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Old 04-27-13, 06:03 PM
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Duathlon this morning 5k run 11mile ride and 5 miles this evening.
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Old 04-27-13, 06:06 PM
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Today we did 52.1 miles on the tandem, Hamilton, MA to Newburyport and back. The ride was great. So was lunch.

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Old 04-27-13, 07:35 PM
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I got in a good random 71 mile ride, belated training for the TDC in two weeks. I made sure to include plenty of hills, a little slow but that doesn't concern me as much as the 7200 feet coming up in the century.
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Old 04-27-13, 08:01 PM
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13 miles today, 7 before it rained
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Old 04-27-13, 09:24 PM
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20 tandem miles this afternoon.
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Old 04-27-13, 10:18 PM
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73 miles today.
75 Wednesday group ride.
Over 70 last Sunday.
Finally getting back to my normal self.
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Old 04-28-13, 03:43 AM
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Got in 68 miles before the 6 Inches of Rain came.

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100 miles, 9.8K of climbing. Ugh. See separate post "Ruffled by Ridges" if you're bored.
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Very nice after breakfast, chit-chat ride with my riding buddy. Perfect weather, with little winds, made the 43 mile ride very enjoyable.
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Old 04-28-13, 02:17 PM
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Got rained out of a club ride this morning - guessing hardier souls showed up and rode but too wet for us.
Instead, later on when things were drier rode 9 tandem miles.
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The weather was so nice today we just had to take the tandem back out. 36.5mi mostly on roads we have not ridden before.
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Old 04-28-13, 03:56 PM
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35 fixie miles, including a fair dose of rolling hills, but that's like over 50 roadie miles due to the fixed gear 50% mileage bonus. ; - )
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Old 04-28-13, 03:57 PM
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15 miles yesterday, hauled some camping gear out to my woods. Got things set up and spent the night. Woke to light rain that lasted till 1:30PM. Rode 17 miles home, will take another load out when the weather permits.


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10 miles today, 85 mo. April always sketchy on weather around here
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58 miles in 3:05
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Did the Wildflower 100 K on the tandem. One tough climb, but otherwise a pretty easy ride. Temperatures never got too high and wind was moderate.
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About 40 miles with vicious headwinds....on the return homeward of course. The ride out was nice.
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103 miles Saturday on the Arizona Bicycle Club Desert Classic, and 28 solo yesterday. Warm rides, temps in the mid-90's when we finished.
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First hot and sweaty ride of the year. 80 S Wind 21 Gusts 28 mph. Well at least it felt hot and sweaty.

20 miles after work on the usual bike paths.
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20 miles today in my recurring role as a Bike Commuter.
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