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Old 06-27-13, 01:27 PM
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Maybe if it gets wet and muddy
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Old 06-27-13, 01:35 PM
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29 surprisingly difficult miles today. It was hot and a bit humid but the wind was pretty nominal. It must have been the bike.
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Old 06-27-13, 02:20 PM
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A very nice 44 mile ride at the MUP with my buddy Frank. It was actually pretty cool with little humidity this morning when we started and didn't get as hot as it was yesterday.
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Old 06-27-13, 04:09 PM
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Rode 17 miles at 13.5 avg. took it easy didn't want to push it with the heat.
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Old 06-27-13, 04:14 PM
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Yes, after skipping two days, I got out again today. For some reason, I still have a little fear of mounting and dismounting the bike, but less after today's ride. I went to the local park, and I did laps. The park is so safe and comfortable, and while laps were a little boring, it was great to watch all the sports enthusiasts training and playing. I did ten laps which was about six miles, average 8.5 mph and spent 44 minutes in the saddle. So this is data that I am going to use to improve my performance. The park is close, and doing laps will be a good plan, so I won't feel so guilty about leaving the hounds when Sis is away. All baby steps, and my knees hurt a little, but I am trying other exercises as well to build up the entire body, lose weight, and be a positive spirit on the planet.

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The knees will let me know if I go out tomorrow, but I want to do more laps again.

No fear.

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Old 06-27-13, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by basset1
Yes, after skipping two days, I got out again today. For some reason, I still have a little fear of mounting and dismounting the bike, but less after today's ride. I went to the local park, and I did laps. The park is so safe and comfortable, and while laps were a little boring, it was great to watch all the sports enthusiasts training and playing. I did ten laps which was about six miles, average 8.5 mph and spent 44 minutes in the saddle. So this is data that I am going to use to improve my performance. The park is close, and doing laps will be a good plan, so I won't feel so guilty about leaving the hounds when Sis is away. All baby steps, and my knees hurt a little, but I am trying other exercises as well to build up the entire body, lose weight, and be a positive spirit on the planet.

Happy riding to all.

The knees will let me know if I go out tomorrow, but I want to do more laps again.

No fear.

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You are using the easier gearing so as not to put excessive pressure on your knees, I hope.

Tuesday was a short 31 miles on the Grocery Grabber. Before the ride I put some 105 SPD-SL pedals on, much help.

Today was another GG bike ride. 5 miles riding to meet the group, 41 interesting miles averaging 20mph then 15 more miles with the detours on the way back home. Weighed the GG before heading out, 33 pounds with 65psi-26 X 1 3/8 tires, shock forks, fat spring seat with spring loaded seat post, 6" rise steel handlebars and 7 speeds. Only cost $99.95 at Target 11 years ago. Such a deal. Tomorrow will be 1 week since Thyroid surgery and no riding.

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Old 06-27-13, 08:36 PM
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11 Screamer miles with my stoker after work today.
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Old 06-27-13, 09:56 PM
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Up here north of the 49, it's light enough to ride til about 9:30pm. Just got back from a short but steep climb, 20 miles out and back. Pleasant temperature, slightly overcast. Perfect for cycling.
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Old 06-28-13, 05:36 AM
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Yesterday was fairly warm here, the humidity is up where we expect it to be this time of year. Had a good ride, save the lady backing out of her driveway that never looked right or left, just straight back in the street and away she went. Luckily I was able to react and get away before she could ruin the ride for me. The heat index was 102-105 while I ride, air temps shown on my computer were between 95F-100F, the regular for here in the summer. Ride was great pace wise, I held a 15.7 mph average on a rolling hills ride that I like a lot. Great day for bicycling.

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Old 06-28-13, 08:47 AM
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Wasn't going to ride today but got on the GG anyway. Went to DMV for motorhome registration, to grocery store, to father-in-law's house and then back home. Very easy 10 miles.
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Old 06-28-13, 09:52 AM
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I hit the halfway mark for my goal this year to bicycle to the St. Louis Arch and back. For a total trip of 28.4 miles, I went to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge and back. I'm kind of bummed because after all that effort, the gates to the bridge are closed. The gravel surface of the East Levee Road/Trail was quite a bit rougher than I'd like, especially near I-270, where they are doing road/bridge construction. wubbadawubbadawubbada... ugh.

At least I got my kicks on Route 66...
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Old 06-28-13, 11:39 AM
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34 miles today. Very hot and humid, but what else is new in Florida?
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Old 06-28-13, 05:34 PM
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Got in a short 4 mile ride with the wife that was cut short due to a nail in her front wheel, after that I was able to get out solo for another 21 miles at a 14 mph avg with some good hills and More than a mile climb really enjoying changing up my ride routes for too long I just rode the same ride.
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Old 06-28-13, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
Yesterday was fairly warm here, the humidity is up where we expect it to be this time of year.

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It gets plenty warm here as well during July and August. But the humidity is an entirely different situation. You can keep it.
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Old 06-28-13, 07:23 PM
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Eleven miles this evening before the rains came.
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Old 06-28-13, 07:23 PM
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No, sad but true, but I am not getting Virgo, me, over this. I will ride when I can, and I want to do it everyday, but life happens. I was super achy this am. I will plan for tomorrow, and post thusly.

Happy Riding to all,

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Old 06-28-13, 08:52 PM
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13 very hot miles. Can't wait for this heat wave to pass late Tuesday.
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Old 06-29-13, 08:13 AM
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Yesterday was the highest heat index I have ridden in so far, I registered 112F on the ride, humidity is up and the AAT was 95 when I started. Actually a very good ride, I took a route with a few more rollers just to get the work in. Things that use to tax me now seem to just roll under the wheels, that feels nice.

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63 hot and sometimes wet miles on the GG. Chain came off 3 miles into our 13 mile long second segment. The guys know not to wait for me so I had a 10 mile individual TT into the wind to second stop. It was a bear holding 17mph while maintaining a 150bpm heart rate. Great workout.
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Old 06-29-13, 02:11 PM
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45 miles in the oakland hills on a nice warm day.
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Starting to get a bit tired of not riding
Been raining here for 5 days
If this keeps up might have to buy a trainer
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Old 06-29-13, 04:59 PM
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We did 49.3 miles on the tandem today to check out some route options for a little mini-tour later in the summer. The day started very humid, dew point around 72, had a few drops of rain, then it got better.
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Old 06-29-13, 05:46 PM
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It's raining on our heat wave.
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Got in a late afternoon ride, heat that they warned us about never has materialized, 91F was the highest I saw. A slight south-southeast headwind going back in but it was more cooling than an aggravation. Riding was fantastic, as usual.

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Old 06-29-13, 09:42 PM
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Ten miles this morning during a dry spell. Poured down rain - twice - later in the day.
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