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Old 10-21-09, 03:56 AM
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10/20
28 miles yet once again! Took a different route than yesterday and ended up with a half mile shorter but a tenth mile per hour faster.
So all in all the same as the day before, a great ride. All though a little short but I am worried about the sun running aout and I have no lights so...
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Nope. The rain that wasn't supposed to show up until this afternoon was already pouring down when I got up at 4:25 am, so I wussed out and went back to bed for an hour, got back up, and drove my truck to work.

I really wanted to try out my new Conti Ultra Gatorskin commuting tires today, but not that badly.
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Old 10-21-09, 10:44 AM
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Beautiful ride from the woodlot[where I left the woods jeep] to the truck 25 to 30 miles of pretty flat for Maine going.Im grumpy for not bikeing today;It was another beautiful late fall day.The weather is to sour tomorrow with rain and the onset of cold again./Kenneth
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Originally Posted by kjc9640
Tuesday 10/20/09... Been off the bike since Tuesday 10/13 due to an unplanned trip to the hospital. Got released at 7 PM yesterday so I did a slow 20.5 mile flat, ride with my daughter today. Weather was just outstanding. After being in isolation for 5 days getting outside felt great. Hope to get back to my 30 mile per ride tomorrow. Mileage and ride days will be a little low this month... Oh well it is what it is.......

All is well in Slo Spoke Jim's world.


20.51 (s)miles tonight
295.44 (s)miles this month
5495.07 (s)miles this year
8 ride days this month (Oct.)

Take care Slo Spoke //Kenneth
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Old 10-21-09, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo Slim
We left this morning in a light rain, which became heavier. We shortened the planned 50 to 30. I had a brand new REI waterproof rain jacket to try out. It worked great. Here we are holed up at a fire station while Bob fixes a flat (on the right) and it rains real hard. Yes, I cleaned my bike when I got home, so GET OFF MY BACK!!!

Good to see you tar Babies with a little shower while cruisin down the polished road on those skinny tires/I did pick up a nice Univaga SKINNY tire bike at the dump;dont know if I can bring myself to ride it/Kenneth
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Old 10-21-09, 12:16 PM
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Yes 32 miles this morning with the weather's cooperation. Weather conditions for tomorrow is not looking good for a ride with rain in the forecast.
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Old 10-21-09, 12:27 PM
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Got out for a short hill climb on the BRP but there was just too much traffic to be enjoyable. The leaves are brown people! Go home! Anyway, I plan to get out on another ride this afternoon while my daughter has her gymnastics practice. Beautiful sunny day in the low 70s today.
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Old 10-21-09, 01:22 PM
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Wednesday 10/21/09... I did a slow 21.38 mile flat, ride with my daughter again today. The legs are still not up to speed. Weather was just outstanding but very windy. Hope to get back to my 30 mile per ride tomorrow. Mileage and ride days will be a little low this month... Oh well it is what it is.......

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Old 10-21-09, 05:26 PM
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Pretty slow 17 miles today. Taking it very easy this week in anticipation of a century ride scheduled for Saturday.
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Old 10-21-09, 05:35 PM
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I did, 42miles in the wine country. Little traffic. First ride since my crash on Sat. These scabs itch. I'll do it again tomorrow.
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Old 10-21-09, 05:36 PM
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Today I got all ready to ride and went to check tires for correct pressure and rear was cool then went to the front and it was flat! Put in a repaired tube and off I went. About 6 miles down the road I noticed, or perceived the bike was not rolling like it should and that the bumps were not bumps but a little mushy. Yep front tire was going down! I put in a new tube and finished my 28 mike ride. I saw a guy who was standing along the railtrail I use part way and he had broken a spoke and was waiting for his wife to pick him up. I stayed and talked with him till his sag came.
Weather was so nice and tomorrow is going to just as good if not better, I taking off!
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64 mi. and 4700' ascent with friends on a spectacular fall day here in NJ. I was in MS the last two weeks and it rained every day. Only got in one road ride and one mtn bike ride.
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Old 10-21-09, 09:05 PM
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0 miles today; rode to work and back yesterday and the day before. (18mi round trip).
Supposed to rain tomorrow. Saving my legs, anyway, for the Hilly Hundred this weekend. Small chance of rain Saturday but not Sunday.
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Now that the weather is spending some time in the 40's and occasionally the 30's, and my work schedule has become insane, I'm doing a very pretty little 18 mile loop a few times a week. Tomorrow's supposed to be in the 70's so I'll do about 35 with some hills.
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Old 10-22-09, 07:57 AM
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Yesterday I rode my age + a few bonus miles: 64.4 miles in 4 hrs. with 3800' of climbing. The weather was superb.

This was typical scenery:
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Old 10-22-09, 09:40 AM
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Kudo's to ya 10 Wheels;That is some kind of going down the road ,I hope you rest and eat well to match that kind of phisical effort./Kenneth////The weather here is 38*drizzle of rain with a bit of wet snow.North there to get 6"of white///Time to polish the C.C ski's///
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Old 10-22-09, 09:56 AM
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10/22 - Did a nice 4 man ride today, 38.2 mi, around the Coral Springs - Parkland burbs. Weather was great, upper 70's, 80% humidity. 6 mph ENE wind. Scattered showers in the area, but all south of us. Clear and dry all ride. Glad the nice weather is finally here.

See it here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12007
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Old 10-22-09, 02:34 PM
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I took off today and did 62 miles riding to my old highschool and the house I was born in.
Here is a picture of me crossing Interstate 95 on a bikepath that crosses it at the Maryland side of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. You can see the bikepath on the right side of the picture that takes you to Virginia.


Here I am in front of my old High School



It was a very nice day and brought back a lot of memories too.
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Old 10-22-09, 06:03 PM
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I rode the MTB pretty hard for about 2 hours on rolling doubletrack (mostly). I'm tired now.
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Old 10-22-09, 08:43 PM
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It was still pouring rain when I got up this morning, so I drove my truck to work, but did 25 miles after I got home. There's lots of standing water everywhere and flood warnings for a local river. Rain, rain, rain...
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Just got back from a 8 mile loop,??, on one of the local Single Tracks here, Rosayville State Park in Maryland. https://www.singletracks.com/bike-tra...tate-park.html
Site says 8 miles but I believe it is a few more than that to be honest.
About a mile or two into it I went down a compression and did something to my back. It hurts a lot now. It was not that big a compression or anything but when I came out ot it I was feeling it. I finished the ride with not too many problems though. Now is another story, really sore.
Would have taken more pictures but batteries went dead after one shot, I am a goof for not checking and or taking spare ones.

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No wonder you fell Kr32 if you were rideing that beautiful Cannondale on kind of a mountain bike trail!//hope its not serious.///Well Mo Jo Slim and your gang;I took the skinny tire Univaga 12speed for a ride,but had a flat a mile from home,first flat in 10 years!But I had fun flying down the tar.I cant believe someone threw this beautiful new fire engine red bicycle on the dump./Kenneth
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Friday 10/23/09... I did a slow 30.54 mile flat, solo ride today. The legs are still not up to speed(I thought it would come back a little faster than this). Weather was just outstanding today but very windy. Lots of gopher turtles out sunning themselves along the trail. Mileage and ride days will be a little low this month... Oh well it is what it is.......

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30.54 (s)miles today
347.36 (s)miles this month
5546.99 (s)miles this year
10 ride days this month (Oct.)

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After sitting on the sidelines for over 5 weeks with sinus and ear infections I rode from the Auto detailing place to my office. It was half my normal 8 mile one way commute. It still kicked my sorry butt. Even so, it was nice to ride again.
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Kenkayak,
No I didn't ride the cannondale on the trail I rode this..

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