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Old 11-16-13, 01:30 PM
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No ride for me today. Weather is cloudy, a little chilly, lots of moisture in the air, and I just don't feel like dealing with it.
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Old 11-16-13, 02:43 PM
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40 minutes on the trainer this morning.
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Old 11-16-13, 06:06 PM
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14 miles outdoors today, to and from the grocery store.
7 miles back with 20 pounds, about my touring load.
Electra handled it nicely.
59f
29.72 bar, rain, intermittent, becoming general.
93% rel hum
Winds S 24 G 34
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Old 11-16-13, 06:42 PM
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28 miles with just a bit of climbing. Hadn't ridden in a few days and the inadvertent rest translated to a decent average speed without having to really work. Temps were probably around 60 deg.
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Old 11-16-13, 06:50 PM
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10 miles on the tandem late yesterday afternoon with my favorite stoker. Sure gets dark early since the time change!
Rode both my single recumbents today - ten miles on one in the morning and 8 miles this afternoon on the other one.
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Old 11-17-13, 08:14 AM
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98.1 yesterday (Saturday, Nov 16), the Arizona Bicycle Club's McDowell Mtn Century
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Old 11-17-13, 09:00 AM
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Old 11-17-13, 02:00 PM
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I just did a little while ago, before the NFL football games came on... It is 68 and cloudy.

https://www.mapmyride.com/workout/432276317

I did 14.5 miles here in the west end of Richmond, Virginia. I rode along Patterson Ave out to West Creek Pkwy (big business complex), turned around and came back. Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes and I burned 1124 calories.

I looked a little funny riding a Schwinn MTB, following along with the roadies on their Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, road bikes. But, what the heck... At least I was out there riding and getting exercise.

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15.7 miles today. Gray but warm (65 degrees) day.
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Old 11-17-13, 02:28 PM
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30 miles today, about 2K feet climbing. For the Portlanders, we rode up Cornell and Skyline, down and back up Old Germantown Rd, then down Germantown and over the St John's bridge, on which I'm resting below. It was supposed to rain, but didn't.



My buddy and I had all kinds of mechanicals. His (disc) brakes were making worrying chattering and clicking sounds. My front derailleur cage was mis-adjusted giving me constant chain rattle in low gear. My rear fender came loose and clattered like a BSO. After the ride, as I was having a pot of coffee at VeloCult, I saw my rear tubular was flat. But it pumped up fine and stayed hard for the short ride home. WTH, I'm a decent bike mechanic and went through the bike recently. I'll deal with all the maintenance stuff tomorrow; I'm kind of disgusted now.
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36 miles this afternoon.
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Old 11-17-13, 03:50 PM
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Another great Sunday ride with the Sunday Riders Group. Great temps and wind conditions for a very nice 27 mile ride.
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Old 11-17-13, 04:00 PM
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40 miles to Breakfast with my buddies
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Old 11-17-13, 04:09 PM
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27.7 @ 16.9 ave on a solo ride today
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Old 11-17-13, 04:26 PM
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jyl, don't let it get you all worked up, remember, Illigitimi non Carborundum (just leave it at that, Latin Nazis need not jump me, I won't respond)

Had a pretty good, if cool week until today, it was 86F when I rode, right now we are just ahead of a cool front coming through. Felt nice wearing my shorts and a ss jersey again instead of tights and a ls jersey. Ended up with 93+ miles for the week, that is a little low but Ill take it and enjoy the week.

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Old 11-17-13, 04:37 PM
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6 miles indoors, 50+mph winds and 2.75 inch hailstones outdoors. Tornado in Pekin, East Peoria, and Washington, so pretty close.
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Old 11-17-13, 05:48 PM
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6 miles indoors, 50+mph winds and 2.75 inch hailstones outdoors. Tornado in Pekin, East Peoria, and Washington, so pretty close.
I don't think I'd be going outside for a while, either.
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Old 11-17-13, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
remember, Illigitimi non Carborundum
Is that "Carbon Fiber isn't real"? I can accept that.
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Old 11-17-13, 06:03 PM
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Did 44 mi @13.8 mph, mostly on a group ride. We hit light rain most of the way and I got a flat. That's two flats on my last two group rides, not the best luck.
Yesterday, I did 64 mi on my own in Harriman Park, avg 12.3 mph. Weather was great- 60, sunny, no wind. I got a good workout going up and down the hills.
(Speeds are running times, breaks excluded, as that's how the computer does it.)
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Old 11-18-13, 12:26 AM
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Did my 1st 65 mile ride today. My goal is to do a 100 mile ride before the year ends. My 1st pair of cycling shoes is coming next week (got my clipless pedals two days ago). Hopefully, I can go further with the new shoes and pedals
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Old 11-18-13, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Is that "Carbon Fiber isn't real"? I can accept that.
Something like that...............
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Old 11-18-13, 07:29 PM
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I don't think I'd be going outside for a while, either.
Well, a couple of hours, anyway. Trail was too full of leaves and branches and trees to use, and most country roads were flooded.
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Old 11-18-13, 08:27 PM
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25 miles this afternoon finally sporting the 50+ Forum jersey.

Hmm, guess I need to work on that little paunch.



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Old 11-18-13, 08:39 PM
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I did a hard fast 20 minute aerobic workout outside in the cold damp wind.
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Old 11-18-13, 10:47 PM
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Only made it 9 mi today before getting another flat, my 2nd in as many days! (Need to check the inside of that tire really good tomorrow.)
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