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Old 06-30-13, 04:04 AM
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As is often the case, I woke up at 0349, one minute before alarm went off. By 0415 I was on my GG and off for a relaxing 1 hour-15 mile ride. Had a beautiful show off to the south. Towering clouds with amazing bolts of lightning illuminating the sky. Having some breakfast right now then off for a 30 miler with a couple of friends as long as the rain stays away.
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Old 06-30-13, 05:31 AM
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Did my longest ride ever, at 139 miles. Rode out the door, out to Harpers Ferry on the VA side of the Potomac, and back through Maryland. I got an early start, so I had lights on, but still managed to run into a tree that had blown down in yesterday's storm. Fortunately the bike wasn't damaged, but I did bung up my knee a little.

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Old 06-30-13, 06:09 AM
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Morning-23 miles with my wife, the last 10 or so with our daughter's Special Olympics training group. Afternoon-34 miles of high altitude climbing (9500 to over 12,000, twice) with youngest son who was on a 25lb steel framed bike, wearing tennis shoes, and proving once again that there are some major advantages to having 20 year old legs.
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Old 06-30-13, 08:21 AM
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15 miles
73f
winds calm
78%rel hum
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Literally between storms
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Old 06-30-13, 08:40 AM
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Just got back from adding another 27 miles today but rained on twice. The liquid sunshine sure does make a mess of things.
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Old 06-30-13, 08:55 AM
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534 total miles for June.
5.8# total weight loss for the month.
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Old 06-30-13, 10:26 AM
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18.5 miles at 14.5 avg made sure I got out on the road early this morning to beat the heat that's coming.
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Old 06-30-13, 10:33 AM
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37 miles this morning, just beating the rain to the parking lot. Today's ride got me over my goal of 4,000 YTD miles in a six month period. I have to update the Pedal My Ride stats as it only takes whole miles and that throws off the total after several entries. My spreadsheet shows 4,026.4 miles YTD.
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Old 06-30-13, 12:56 PM
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46 miles with just a bit of climbing, 'bout 2200'. Finished at 10:30 before things got too warm, probably 80degF when I got off the bike.
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Old 06-30-13, 02:14 PM
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20 miles in 90 minutes this morning before 8:30 AM.
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Old 06-30-13, 03:54 PM
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1757 miles, 1hr 56min. Okay, would you believe 25.5? The upper clouds showed us a rainbow while we ate lunch. Not a raindrop in sight. I'd call this a sunbow.
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Old 06-30-13, 05:11 PM
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10 miles, out to the ball field and return
77f
Winds NE14
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Old 06-30-13, 05:12 PM
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15 Miles, 1300 ft - with my lovely wife! She's a trooper.

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Old 06-30-13, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
1757 miles, 1hr 56min. Okay, would you believe 25.5? The upper clouds showed us a rainbow while we ate lunch. Not a raindrop in sight. I'd call this a sunbow.
I'd call that a Sun Dog.
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Old 06-30-13, 06:55 PM
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100 km today. Mostly trails, some MUP and some road. The wind was a bear at times, gusts up to around 30 mph. At least it was fairly cool!
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Old 06-30-13, 07:31 PM
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Ten miles this evening. Wanted to ride more today - and yesterday - but rain kept getting in the way.
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Old 06-30-13, 07:40 PM
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Had a quick 15 mile ride in the early afternoon, looked like a shower was coming in. None ever came and the ride was first class, 95F out on the road and the usual humidity for the Central Gulf Coast.

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Old 06-30-13, 07:51 PM
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did you ride today

50 miles this early morning. My "standard" 25 mile loop x 2. Started at 5:30...gorgeous morning on the coast, a lot of salmon boats over the bar in ocean. 1800 feet of climb. Pretty flat here. Wind came up by 8:30 @ 12-15 out of NW.
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Old 06-30-13, 08:17 PM
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50/5000 yesterday and 40/4000 today ... both along the coast.
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Old 06-30-13, 08:30 PM
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About 60 miles from Otis Orchards east of Spokane through the "Bowl and Pitcher" park, with some hills, west of Spokane and back in the 90 deg. F. heat. I did stop at Riverfront park for rice cakes and cold water on the way out and again for raisins and cold water on the way back. I'm not doing it as froggy as I did at 50 but I'm still doing it.
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Old 07-01-13, 05:13 AM
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As of right now, rain, rain and more rain to start the second half of 2013. Four inches overnight and more coming. Seeing surgeon in 1 hour for post operation visit and will find out if triathlon training can resume. Hoping to get back on the road bikes.
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OTG,
Best of luck with the surgeon's release to ride, that is always a good feeling when they say to go ahead and ride to your heart's content.

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Had a beautiful ride up to Mt Baker on my 51st birthday. 70 miles and 5900' of climbing..
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Old 07-01-13, 07:58 AM
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I rode 17.8 miles yesterday, my personal best so far. It felt cool starting out but got better as I went.
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Originally Posted by ESchmitt
Had a beautiful ride up to Mt Baker on my 51st birthday. 70 miles and 5900' of climbing..
Happy birthday!

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I rode 17.8 miles yesterday, my personal best so far. It felt cool starting out but got better as I went.
Of course, sometimes cool is good. Be thankful. When it starts hot it can't get any cooler!
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