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Old 07-23-13, 10:22 AM
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Not today but last Sunday. Loaded up the bike with a touring load (25 pounds) and rode 44 miles by way of training for an upcoming short tour. It is common to see all sorts of wildlife, even in fairly populous areas. Even in rural upstate New York, where I grew up, I'd never seen wild turkey but they are everywhere now. Saw some crossing a parking lot at the supermarket recently. Ducks, geese and swans are underfoot along the bike path and deer graze on peoples lawns. Just recently a mountain lion was killed by a car along a road in Connecticut where one has not been seen in 100 years. Sunday, I had stopped momentarily along a fairly busy state highway and suddenly noticed, ahead about 75 yards, two good sized hogs grazing by the roadside. No idea where they came from as there was no farm near by. They seemed to be completely unconcerned by auto traffic but when I started up again they ran away in a panic. I evidently look bad on my bike.
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Old 07-23-13, 07:06 PM
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50 klm on coastal ride
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Old 07-23-13, 07:53 PM
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26 miles today - I'm feeling the affect of slacking off the last couple of weeks. Must drink more milk.
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Old 07-23-13, 08:04 PM
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12 tandem miles this evening after work. Did the loop that includes the closest nearby approximation of a hill twice.
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Old 07-23-13, 09:10 PM
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26 miles of dodging spotty showers... Also known as.... Wait for it...













Riding the storm out!
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Old 07-24-13, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by look566 rider
26 miles of dodging spotty showers... Also known as.... Wait for it...













Riding the storm out!
*GROAN*

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Old 07-24-13, 09:06 AM
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After being off the bike for two days, I was hoping to get in a nice 44 mile ride today. Checked the weather app on my phone, 0% chance of rain until 2:00 PM. Mother Nature must not be using the same phone app. Got to the northwest parking lot (about 10 miles into the ride) and down comes the wet stuff. Waited it out in one of the bathrooms until the deluge ended and rode back to the van in a drizzle and light rain. 17.5 miles total. Hope it isn't raining this afternoon so I can get the bike cleaned up and the drivetrain re-oiled.
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Old 07-24-13, 12:37 PM
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26 miler this afternoon, 90º(heat index 96º). Wind is a pain, but I was glad there was a wind today.
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Old 07-24-13, 02:08 PM
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10 miles round trip to the library on my new Surly Ogre.
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Old 07-24-13, 02:12 PM
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beautiful morning in the mountains! 39miles, 3700ft climbing
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Old 07-24-13, 08:36 PM
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20 mile round trip to and from work today. 58F this am! 70's this afternoon with minimal humidity and a bit of a tailwind to help me home!
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Old 07-25-13, 04:26 AM
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17 miles yesterday, some of it on Route 66
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Old 07-25-13, 11:33 AM
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62 miles today with good pulls into the 15-20 mph winds.
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Old 07-25-13, 11:55 AM
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Only had time for about 5 km on the 3 speed to do a few errands - Did an hour of jog/run intervals earlier though - so got the cardio in for the day.
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Old 07-25-13, 03:41 PM
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No ride today. Rained most of the day. Hope to have a better day tomorrow as this is looking like a bad week for riding.
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Old 07-25-13, 09:04 PM
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12.5 miles on the Screamer with my favorite stoker after work. Beeeee-u-ti-ful weather.
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Old 07-25-13, 09:50 PM
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28 glorious miles in great mid-summer weather. 76 degrees, not a cloud in the sky and nearly no wind! Plus rode on county roads I have never been on before.
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Old 07-26-13, 12:28 AM
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Fantastic ride in the woods on my Mukluk on the 25th 24th and 23rd.
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Old 07-26-13, 10:06 AM
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2 miles to pool, a 2200 yard swim, 2 miles back home

I have a 100 mile memorial ride tomorrow for a biking buddy who was hit and killed by a semi 1 year ago. He was only a week from finishing a Prudhoe Bay to Key West ride.
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Old 07-26-13, 12:41 PM
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Between the humidity and the sun evaporating all this standing water we have around here, it was MUGGY! Good thing is that the wind was enough to cool you down if you were moving. A good 44 miles today for only the third ride this week; thanks to all the rain we've been getting.
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Old 07-26-13, 02:17 PM
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Managed to fit in a 23 mile ride this afternoon.
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Old 07-26-13, 02:54 PM
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18 miles this afternoon at the Jersey Shore.
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Old 07-26-13, 08:18 PM
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Yet another tandem ride after work this evening: 10 miles. Still with mild weather. Nice.
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Old 07-27-13, 06:57 AM
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35 miles this AM.
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Old 07-27-13, 09:54 AM
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20.481772314596987 miles on the tandem this morning.
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