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Old 01-16-14, 08:34 PM
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25.6 miles, negligible winds, 53F, 1H 44M 35S, a day to get some kinks worked out and some miles in.
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Old 01-16-14, 09:05 PM
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Still doing most of my cycling inside...
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Old 01-17-14, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by jppe
We still plan to look at property north of Tucson so hopefully I can join in one of those some day. The fastest century I've done was around 4 hr 30 mins with no stops. It was flat and we had a nice nudging wind. I was mostly just riding other people's wheels that day. I recall finishing the century before one of my buddies had finished the 60 miler using the same route that day. I can say that I probably don't have another 4hr 30 min century in me........
There are several rides in the Tucson area, several good (and fast) local clubs, and several brevets. Good luck
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Old 01-17-14, 08:30 AM
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16.1 miles @ 19.3 ave on a morning ride yesterday
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Old 01-17-14, 11:38 AM
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Still cold and wet in Tennessee, doing a lot of spin classes
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Old 01-17-14, 04:24 PM
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No ride yesterday due to feeling a bit under the weather. Got up this morning feeling a lot better but still had the sniffles. I can't afford to catch a cold right now. Waited for it to warm up some and went out this afternoon for a very nice 31 mile ride. I was a little overdressed but that was quickly remedied after the first lap.
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Old 01-17-14, 07:25 PM
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15.15 miles, 1H 03M 19S, winds came up during my ride this afternoon, a strong WSW wind kept things interesting. Temps were mild with blue, clear skies, 59F.

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Old 01-18-14, 01:34 PM
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26 miles yesterday.
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Old 01-18-14, 02:38 PM
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26 chilly miles this morning with a newbie bike forum friend. He was very happy with the ride as he did his personal best in distance today; up from 19 miles.
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Old 01-18-14, 04:30 PM
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61+ miles on a cool and breezy day. Longest ride since being sick and it hurt me pretty good. The 61 miler felt harder than the 100 milers I'd done the month before. I sure hope the poor performance was from the recovery process as opposed to the new norm.
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Old 01-18-14, 06:19 PM
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81 miles doing part of a 110 mile delayed Winter Solstice ride. 45 degrees at the start, 75 degrees at the turnaround. I've got to get a rack (I have a trunk) to store all the layers you have to shed in these conditions. This is a ride to the Pinnacles National Monument. Only 3100 feet of climbing, but it somehow feels like more probably because you're doing almost all the climbing on the way out.
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Old 01-18-14, 08:06 PM
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I did 21 miles on my old 80s 10 speed I got for Christmas. I was very proud of that as I'm a newbie at 59 yrs. and this was my longest yet. Nobody haveing any more fun out there than me!
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Old 01-18-14, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by brobob
I did 21 miles on my old 80s 10 speed I got for Christmas. I was very proud of that as I'm a newbie at 59 yrs. and this was my longest yet. Nobody haveing any more fun out there than me!
Waydago!

Won't be long you'll be running metric centuries.
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Old 01-19-14, 12:28 AM
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40 miles on the C&O Canal, from DC past Great Falls to Swains Lock and back. It was coldish at 25 degrees, but the wind. My god, the wind! Fortunately it was from the NW so I had a tailwind on the way back.
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Old 01-19-14, 03:02 PM
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OK what's that (Metric centuries) ? I told you I was a newbie
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Old 01-19-14, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by brobob
OK what's that (Metric centuries) ? I told you I was a newbie
100km, as opposed to 100mi. 100km is approximately 62.14mi. It's a great fun distance, not so far as to take all day but offering a nice sense of satisfaction.
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Old 01-19-14, 07:16 PM
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OK, that's my new goal. A metric centurey. This is going to take a while to build up to and maybe a new bottle of chain lube. It's only 3 times my best up to date!
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Old 01-19-14, 07:19 PM
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Saturday: 15.16 miles, pleasant temps but a blustery SW wind, 1H 02M 55S,
Sunday: 25.60 miles, all together beautiful day all round, 1H 46M 19S

Closed out a fair mileage week with a nice, sunny day and excellent weather ahead of the next cold snap.

BroBob, welcome aboard 50+, that is a good goal to aim at, hope it goes well for you, please keep us posted on your progress.

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Old 01-19-14, 09:21 PM
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30 miles this morning, out of a scheduled 66, in cool windy weather. Didn't take long to warm up but the winds didn't subside. No rain in the forecast but that didn't stop the rain from coming down.
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Old 01-20-14, 08:16 AM
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67.1 @ 17.8 ave on the club ride on Saturday. 37.1 @ 17.5 ave yesterday on a solo ride
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Old 01-20-14, 03:27 PM
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Did 36 miles with three buddies. Nice sunny and windy day. Temps. in low 50's and wind 10-15 mph. All in all a great day. Low teens moving in tomorrow with a hi of 30, back to spin.
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No ride today....20 friggin degrees. Snow is piling up everywhere. I am jealous of you southern folk who have the weather to get out this time of year.

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Old 01-20-14, 04:29 PM
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What a nice day, 66F, mostly sunny, little wind, it doesn't get much better. 25.58 miles, 1H 43M 24S, after work this afternoon.

Welcome to the 50+ Cyclebabble, its gets warmer and better, eventually, they say. Watch for the next couple of fronts, supposed to be doozys

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Old 01-20-14, 05:04 PM
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40 miles today, 40 windy miles.
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Old 01-20-14, 05:22 PM
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Today was such a nice day, that my errand riding somehow turned into a 14 mile trip to the Clarke Bridge and back. I've felt the need to blow the cobwebs out of my legs from all this cold weather and snow. Seeing the iced-over Mississippi, with only the ice in the barge-lanes broken up, was quite a sight.
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