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Old 10-21-13, 09:28 PM
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Just the usual commute.
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Old 10-22-13, 01:52 AM
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I went down cellar and looked at my bikes.
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Old 10-22-13, 05:32 AM
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31 miles this AM starting at 0500.
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Old 10-22-13, 12:53 PM
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A very cool and foggy morning. A great 35 mile ride with overcast skies and not much wind.
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Old 10-22-13, 02:42 PM
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Thinking about riding tomorrow. Got tired anyway.
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Old 10-22-13, 08:34 PM
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Only 14.7 today. Time ran short, cold temps caught up.
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Old 10-23-13, 01:44 PM
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Another nice and cool and very windy morning. I actually had to put on my arm warmers for the ride this morning. Got in a good 44 miles but the wind kicked my butt today.
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Old 10-23-13, 05:43 PM
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31 miles this AM. Got a late start, 0500.
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Old 10-23-13, 07:00 PM
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Got 12 gravel/dirt track/road miles in after work just as it was getting dark. 2nd ride on the new cross bike
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Old 10-24-13, 04:40 AM
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Only 26 miles this AM starting at around 0440. Wanted to do more, but my sub job today is an early schedule.
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Old 10-24-13, 04:45 AM
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12 miles indoors yesterday.
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Old 10-24-13, 04:17 PM
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Spent the day taking the wife to three doctor's appointments. Tried to find some time to do a neighborhood ride but that didn't happen.
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Old 10-24-13, 06:39 PM
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Yes, I did. I took the Trek around the block a couple times this morning. Then I zipped into the parking lot, rode right up to the door of the shop, applied both brakes and tried for a graceful but dramatic dismount. Instead, I nearly went down sideways, did lurch into the idle but not stored barbecue grill, and sloshed coffee onto my arm and hand but, luckily, not my sleeve. Probably serves me right for trying to be all show-offy my second week on a bike, huh?
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Old 10-24-13, 08:35 PM
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Good fitness ride today, 47 mi, 3600 elev. It was 50 F with a cold wind that nearly sent me home.
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Old 10-25-13, 04:37 AM
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First real chilly ride, 39F and my legs felt like lead. Avg was awful--only did 23 miles this AM.
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Old 10-25-13, 08:25 AM
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42.1 @ 16.3 yesterday on the Thursday group ride.
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Old 10-25-13, 01:48 PM
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Rice Lake Wildlife Refuge in northern Minnesota. Twenty five degree and windy. Did a couple of miles and then wimped out.

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Old 10-25-13, 02:29 PM
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To work from the train station this morning. It was freezing when I left the house. Prob'ly got up to 50 by now. Just getting the bod prep'ed for ski season!
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Old 10-25-13, 04:54 PM
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Got up this morning to 53 degree temps. Decided to wait till it warmed up and started my ride in the early afternoon. A very nice but very windy 35 mile ride. Had strong crosswinds pretty much the entire ride. Legs are a little tired today.
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Old 10-25-13, 09:41 PM
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74 miles today. About 50 F in the afternoon and 40 F. Windy.
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Old 10-25-13, 09:51 PM
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24 miles today. Along the way, I left my bike for a while at the bike shop and they replaced the headset. Wow, I didn't realize how bad the old one was until I got nice smooth-running bearings.


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Old 10-26-13, 05:15 PM
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Got in a really nice 38 mile ride this morning with temps in the 70's.
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Old 10-26-13, 06:10 PM
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Hadn't ridden since last weekend's Hilly Hundred - today we rode the tandem around our neighborhood, on every street and cul-de-sac. 6 miles altogether.
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Old 10-26-13, 07:00 PM
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33 miles from Wawa, PA to Malvern and back. Was only 36 degrees at 9:30, and I was a little underdressed. The winds didn't help, either. But it was great being on the Domane and riding in hillier terrain in PA compared to Gainesville, FL where I'm spending most of my time due to work. The cold made me appreciate the warmer climate of FL and I'm looking forward to riding all winter.
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Old 10-26-13, 07:05 PM
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I took a little ride in the rain this afternoon. It did not start out in the rain or even finish in the ran; just the middle part was in the rain. The weather gurus all said 30% chance of rain. They were right. It rained on about 30% of my bike ride. Dang they are good. I started out in mostly clouds but they looked friendly. At about the half way point, I got a few sprinkles but no big deal, it was just a few drops and then it quit. Hey, this is cool! About a mile later it opened up. This was an out and back and I had just passed a closed business with an overhanging porch (sadly, a LBS) so I turned around and headed for it. Would it stop? It did not look like it so I moved my cell from my pocket to my under seat bag and headed out to go home. Two miles later.....dry as a bone. I was already headed home so I went on to the house. At least the wind was at my back for the return. Jersey and shorts dried out just about the time I got there. Socks? Well, not so much. Good ride? Absolutely. Today, it was enough
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