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Old 10-05-13, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ejapplegate
Just finished my first metric century!
Excellent!

In case you haven't figured this out or read it somewhere, the key to riding easily for long distance/long time is eating! Eat all the time. And drink water. And keep your salt level up too if you're sweating a lot.

Go do more!
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Old 10-05-13, 02:48 PM
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We did 42.3 on the tandem today. Cool temps, originally predicted to be wet but it didn't rain. The sun came out a bit. A lovely day with trees turning red and orange and gold.

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Old 10-05-13, 04:29 PM
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Was planning on a club ride on the far north side of Indy but weather was very iffy.
Looked better starting from home on the south side. Got 9 miles out on Mann Road and it started raining. Turned around and finished with a total of 19 miles - 10 of them very wet. But warmish and no thunder till a block from home. Sunday looks like a rain-out. Oh, well, time to lube the chain.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
We did 42.3 on the tandem today. Cool temps, originally predicted to be wet but it didn't rain. The sun came out a bit. A lovely day with trees turning red and orange and gold.
Yep. Looking like Fall in NE. (Panniers turning a nice shade of red, too, in the spirit of things.)
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Old 10-05-13, 05:35 PM
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I got my mojo back today. On the last two of my standard 60 miler, I had Countdown-itis. That is, for the last 30 miles I just wanted to be done, and was counting down the miles.

But today I felt great on the whole ride, start to finish. Possible reasons:

1. Rode solo, so I could use my optimal-cruise speed.
2. Perfect weather, sunny and warm.
3. Nice big breakfast before leaving.
4. Four days since last big ride -- perfect interval??
5. Just chance.
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Old 10-05-13, 09:00 PM
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Rode 16 miles this morning.
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Rode 40 miles relatively easy. I'm still feeling some effect of last Saturday's 100K; I guess that's to be expected when one lets one's base erode.
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Old 10-05-13, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ejapplegate
Just finished my first metric century! Great day, coupled with a great ride. The last few miles were a bit tough, but I definitely plan to do this ride again (as well as look for a full century to train for).
Nice going, New Jersey!

I did 40 mi yesterday and about 35 today, club rides both days.
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Old 10-06-13, 04:10 AM
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Did the Culpeper Cycling Century in the piedmont area of Virginia. Beeeeauuuutiful day. Actually got a little hot in the afternoon, which is fine by me. 101 miles, 6K of climbing (all rollers), 6:14 hours.
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Old 10-06-13, 05:49 AM
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Yes, but barely. I have no idea why, but my legs had nothing today. I was going to bail out at 11 miles but fussed at myself and pushed on. I did 20 miles--better than just 11.
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Old 10-06-13, 02:29 PM
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30 miles in a steady drizzle.

it was still fun.
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Old 10-06-13, 03:38 PM
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Did the Rails to Trails Charity ride today. 62 miles with some really great weather. The wife did her 25 mile ride. Very proud of her.
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6 miles inside, 10 outside , both Sat and Sun. Cooler, great fall weather.
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Old 10-06-13, 06:01 PM
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...my wife and I just finished a 12 mile ride on a beautiful trail that runs through a lot of trees in full fall colors. 12 miles might not sound like a lot, but she's right in the middle of chemo treatment for breast cancer and fighting the fatigue that the treatment brings with it, so I think she did amazingly well, she's a real trooper as far as I'm concerned...

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Old 10-06-13, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by trainchaser
...my wife and I just finished a 12 mile ride on a beautiful trail that runs through a lot of trees in full fall colors. 12 miles might not sound like a lot, but she's right in the middle of chemo treatment for breast cancer and fighting the fatigue that the treatment brings with it, so I think she did amazingly well, she's a real trooper as far as I'm concerned...

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Give her my compliments for her determination and courage.
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Old 10-06-13, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by trainchaser
...my wife and I just finished a 12 mile ride on a beautiful trail that runs through a lot of trees in full fall colors. 12 miles might not sound like a lot, but she's right in the middle of chemo treatment for breast cancer and fighting the fatigue that the treatment brings with it, so I think she did amazingly well, she's a real trooper as far as I'm concerned...

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Old 10-06-13, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by trainchaser
...my wife and I just finished a 12 mile ride on a beautiful trail that runs through a lot of trees in full fall colors. 12 miles might not sound like a lot, but she's right in the middle of chemo treatment for breast cancer and fighting the fatigue that the treatment brings with it, so I think she did amazingly well, she's a real trooper as far as I'm concerned...

cheers,

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Very impressive! My best to you both.
I rode 30 miles to, from, and including CicLavia today in Los Angeles.
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Old 10-06-13, 09:21 PM
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37 miles, mostly gravel. Got a double flat on one of the paved sections. I was going too fast to see what I hit, maybe I should wear my glasses. I was a little cautious riding home, I had a patch kit, but it was getting dark.
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Old 10-07-13, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by trainchaser
...my wife and I just finished a 12 mile ride on a beautiful trail that runs through a lot of trees in full fall colors. 12 miles might not sound like a lot, but she's right in the middle of chemo treatment for breast cancer and fighting the fatigue that the treatment brings with it, so I think she did amazingly well, she's a real trooper as far as I'm concerned...

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I don't think so!!!! Don't need no stinking rip currents during the 2.4 mile swim for my Ironman.

102 miles today followed my 5K jog at a 9:50mpm pace, 2,500 yards swim yesterday, 2,000 yards swim Thursday, 4.5 mile jog followed by 41 miles on bike Wednesday, 4,500 yards swim Tuesday, 15 mile jog then 1,000yd swim Sunday, 101 miles bike last Saturday, 2,600yds swim Friday, 3,000yds swim Thursday......PLEASE DON'T NEED NO STINKING STORM in the Gulf on Nov. 2nd. Next week is last good effort week then taper begins.

OK! How about until the end of October? BTW, that's some pretty good stuff you are doing there. Keep it up!
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Originally Posted by Gravity Aided
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6 miles inside, big house!!
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Old 10-07-13, 08:51 AM
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62.7 @ 15.1 ave on the club ride Saturday, 43.3 @ 17.4 on a solo ride Sunday. I am pretty sure the effort on Sunday was my best ever for that route.
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Old 10-07-13, 07:35 PM
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6 miles inside, big house!!
Yes, but expensive to heat.
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Nothing today but 10 tandem miles late on Sunday, which we thought was going to be a rain-out.
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20 miles in the AZ sunshine. First "winter" ride.
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