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Old 11-01-09, 06:57 PM
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Did some riding around the neighborhood this afternoon. Had my wife take a few pictures of me on the new bike so I could study how it fits. The pictures confirm what I felt - I need just a slightly shorter stem.
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Old 11-01-09, 07:31 PM
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101.58 miles today: 3 riders: Temps 48* to 74 * Sunny, winds 11 mph.
Dave flats on a tire with 5800 miles.
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Did the Lorain Wheelmen Red Flannel metric 100. After a mud fest cyclocross race yesterday my legs were next to dead. Great ride, weather, riding partners, and really great and abundant food and treats. Anyone within driving distance should mark this ride for next years calendar.
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Old 11-01-09, 08:10 PM
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62 miles on our Tandem at the Giro d'Vino in Acampo, CA. Absolutely perfect weather including a total absence of wind. Pretty flat course, but didn't quite make an 18 mph hour - nevertheless, not bad for old folk.
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Old 11-01-09, 08:46 PM
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Only 46 miles today due to leaf raking duty. Asked my neighbor when he was going to get his oak leaves out of my yard? His reply: After I get my Christmas lights up(he was doing this today) and he said he had a 2pm tee time so he might not get the leaves today!

48f when I returned to my house. Saw not one other roadie the entire ride.
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Old 11-02-09, 01:28 PM
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Shortened my ride with Rhodes trailer and dog.I did no pushing and shoveing like on SundAY BUT i felt good and now wish Id done a bit more./Kenneth
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Old 11-02-09, 02:40 PM
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Sunday 11/01/09...No
Monday 11/02/09 Yes, things are getting back to normal 30+ miles today. The legs are starting to recover and the speed picked up some more. The weather was perfect, overcast and in the mid 70s. Looking forward to this month to get the mileage back to normal.
0 Gopher tortoise today

30.66 (s)miles today
30.66 (s)miles this month
5697.46 (s)miles this year
1 ride days this month (Nov.)
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Old 11-02-09, 06:50 PM
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no ride today with the time change, I may be able to get a 60 minute ride but that might be cutting it close without any blinking lights on my bike so I blew more leaves. Fall ,you gotta love it.
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Old 11-03-09, 06:52 AM
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11-02-09
2 riders Nice out 52* TO 76*
Got sunburned 83 miles.
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Old 11-03-09, 11:15 AM
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28 miles this morning with temp at the start at 34 and 36 after I call it quit for the day. Nice sunny day with little wind. Despite the arm warmers, I still felt cold on the arms. Maybe I should have a base layer next time with the arm warmers.
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Old 11-03-09, 03:00 PM
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I got the woods buggy to the wood lot in Newcastle Maine where I keep a Mtn bike I rode the perimiter rode with a blaze orange vest.Hunting season now .A nice late fall ride in the cool.This is a White and red oak lot with some maple.The leaves were still very pretty./Kenneth
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Old 11-03-09, 05:32 PM
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22 miles today, temps in the low 50's........good for Nov., bright and sunny, very little wind......nice ride
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Old 11-03-09, 06:14 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous today. Got on the bike for a very easy ride to see how my back did - ok.
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Old 11-03-09, 07:16 PM
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I rode to the polls to vote and then rode for about an hour before it got dark. Riding the Casseroll as a single-speed is more fun than I expected. I still may install a track cog to ride fixed. It will be about a week before my new wheels arrive so I can make the conversion to multi-geared.
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Old 11-03-09, 07:28 PM
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Sure, had to get a Birthday ride! Had a late start, only got 26 miles (not enough time for FIFTY SIX!!!), but it was cold!

Was 61F when I started & went ahead & put on the long pants & sleeves, but I was wishing I had one more layer by the time I got back to the house! Good ride, saw about 8 deer & a field full of turkeys. New country...
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Old 11-03-09, 07:45 PM
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Rode to work today. And home. 19 miles total. Upper 30's this morning and upper 40's this afternoon but sunny. Minimal wind today. Saw a couple of raccoons 'resting' on the roadway. The motorists were well-behaved.
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Old 11-03-09, 07:48 PM
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11/01: 12.3 miles to the post office and back with a little extra loop thrown in for fun. My turn to pull Pepper in the trailer.

11/02: 20.8 miles with DH in the late morning. I ended up with a cut on my arm from a suicidal bug that splattered on me during a downhill. I don't know what it was, but it HURT! We stopped at the park so Pepper could stretch his legs and get a snack for being such a good traveler. He loves that trailer!

11/03: 12.3 miles to the post office and back again. Lovely weather and little traffic. DH pulled his Border Collie mix, Lucky, today...training him how to ride safely in the trailer.
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Originally Posted by kennyc
Sure, had to get a Birthday ride! Had a late start, only got 26 miles (not enough time for FIFTY SIX!!!), but it was cold!

Was 61F when I started & went ahead & put on the long pants & sleeves, but I was wishing I had one more layer by the time I got back to the house! Good ride, saw about 8 deer & a field full of turkeys. New country...
61F

For me, 61 F is perfection, and short sleeve and shorts weather. How different we all are!!
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Old 11-03-09, 08:33 PM
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34 brisk-paced miles this afternoon. The weather's been beyond gorgeous, highs in the mid-70s, the skies blue and the sun warm enough to add to my tan.
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Old 11-03-09, 09:06 PM
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Rode for about an hour on the paved path at the park. They also have a primitive trail (dirt, mud, gravel and sand) that I tried for the first time, liked it.

Sunny, 52 degrees, a little breezy
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Old 11-04-09, 01:51 PM
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Ive had trouble with my right wrist for a while so the heavy work with the big chain saws has been light but the work was pressing me and the past two days ive done firewood. It surprized me how tired the handleing the wood made me //Ive biked a lot and felt it would keep me fit for the wood work but it seems the two vigorous exersises are birds of a different color.///I had another enjoyable ride through the woods,sometimes walking the bike to look for trees to be harvested./Kenneth
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Old 11-04-09, 01:57 PM
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Tuesday 11/03/09...No
Wednesday 11/04/09 Yes, Had a Dr. appointment at 1 pm today so just did a short ride 22+ miles. Weather was just great. Mid 80s when I got back home. My daughter will be spending next week with us here in Altamonte so I will log many miles with her. She is a beast when it comes to riding.
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52.69 (s)miles this month
5719.49 (s)miles this year
2 ride days this month (Nov.)
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Old 11-04-09, 04:42 PM
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Tuesday afternoon ride: 40 miles along the Chicago Lakefront bikepath. Two hours and twenty minutes of fresh air on a mild November day.
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Old 11-05-09, 04:59 AM
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I have not ridden all week! Huge bummer, hopefully this weekend I can put a lot of miles on my bike.
Been working late and it is dark when I leave work much less get home.
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Old 11-05-09, 07:54 AM
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No riding yet this week. I've had a sick kid in the house and then other things have also occupied my time when I was free. I have a metric in N. Ga. this Sat. that should be nice. I'm now in cruise mode this time of year.
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