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Old 09-29-13, 03:12 PM
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85 miles just tooling around the Piedmont Carolinas. Very nice day to ride
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Old 09-29-13, 04:30 PM
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Great day in CT today, got in a little over 40 miles. 85 or so for the weekend.
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21 miles today, 6 indoors, 15 outdoors, 182 this month
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Catching up for the weekend yesterday 15 miles at 13.9 avg, today 14 miles at 15.1 avg.
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Old 09-29-13, 06:57 PM
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Had planned on riding the tandem on a club ride this AM but it RAINED! We needed the rain. Did some overdue bike maintenance stuff and kept waiting for things to dry out - misting most of the day. Finally let up so we got out for a five mile token tandem ride this evening before dark.
Note: It's getting dark way too damn early!
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Old 09-29-13, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rdtompki
Rode the 100K at the Lighthouse Century (Morro Bay, CA). Relatively flat ride (1800'), headwinds and tailwinds. The tale of the tape: 64 miles @16.3 mph which isn't bad considering I've only ridden 8 times all month. This sort of pathetic dedication to cycling will cease and desist on October 31, 2013 after which I'm officially retired
Congrats on the soon to be official retirement! I'm envious!

No ride today, but cleaned up the bikes from yesterday's ride through the monsoon.
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Old 09-29-13, 07:15 PM
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Another 50 miler on the r2t paths. Getting cool and the angle of the sun quite blinding if going south in the afternoon.
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Old 09-29-13, 07:44 PM
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We did 36.6 tandem miles today. That counts as 73.2, right? We got dive-bombed by three rafts of geese in migrating-V formation. One lucky goose hit both of us with direct hits. Had to stop briefly to clean up.
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Yes! It was a glorious day. I rode alone to Fort Tryon Park. There was the annual Medieval Faire. Then on the way back, I took a slow route and explored Manhattan a bit. I grew up here and live here until I was 26. Back, after being away for 26 years, coincidentally. So the terrain was new and old for me. I concentrated on good posture, which was good for my nerve pain in my feet and for my shoulder muscle fatigue. That was a bit of a breakthrough, so yay!
I was really fast in Central Park. No one could keep up with me. I got home and weighed my bike: 48 pounds!
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Hi all, we don't get much better weather than last weekend here in western PA. Sunny, mild temps, it was a great day for the Northeast wine ride and my wife's favorite way to celebrate her birthday. I rode 52 miles and enjoyed every revolution.
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Old 09-30-13, 08:41 AM
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catching up for the weekend. 64.5 @ 15.4 ave no the Saturday club ride. 46.7 @ 17.2 on the Sunday club ride
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rode 15 miles this morning at 14.2 avg just a few hills.
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Rode a few miles with the wife this morning and the rest solo. 36 miles total.
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Old 09-30-13, 04:49 PM
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28 miles this afternoon.
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Old 09-30-13, 06:29 PM
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22 miles in my recurring role as a Bike Commuter. Grey and damp this morning but warm and just a few sprinkles. Dry on the way home.
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Old 09-30-13, 09:52 PM
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Last night- pub crawl ride plus bonus miles for a total of 37


Tonight- solo fixie ride, 27 miles, brought the monthly total to 503, my best month in two years and just a bit short of my all time best.
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Old 10-01-13, 01:55 PM
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Easy 25 miles today. Still recovering from last Saturday's 100K.
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43 miles this evening. The weather and riding doesn't get much better.
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Only had time for 23 miles.
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20 miles this evening on the tandem.
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18 miles with the onset of stomach flu. Made it home without leaking from either end!
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Did a long fitness ride of 95 mi, 4800' in Harriman Park. Nothing special, same thing I always do, just longer, took 8 hrs.
It was peculiar that all day I watched caterpillars, fuzzy orange and black ones, crawling across the road in both directions. I wondered why they weren't up a tree in a cacoon instead.
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Originally Posted by hiller
It was peculiar that all day I watched caterpillars, fuzzy orange and black ones, crawling across the road in both directions.
Wooly bear caterpillars. Great harbingers of the coming winter! Supposedly you can tell how severe the upcoming winter will be by how thick their fur is. But I wonder how they know?
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Old 10-02-13, 02:43 PM
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10 miles, indoors. A little unwell. BTW, it is the number of reddish-brown segments that tell you about the winter, I am told. Really, just tells you how old the caterpillar is, which tells you when it hatched, and is probably more informative about last winter. A Dr. Curran, from the American Museum of Natural History in NYC, first started trying to predict winters using this method. So says Farmers Almanac.
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34 miles this afternoon.
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