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Old 05-17-14, 06:13 PM
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32.3 on the W&OD today with several thousand (it seems) other cyclists.

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Old 05-17-14, 06:14 PM
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47 miles, moderate wind, 1300 feet elevation gained @ 14.7 mph average
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Old 05-17-14, 06:58 PM
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9 miles today. I'm just glad it was dry for once!
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Old 05-17-14, 07:44 PM
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Backroads Challenge Century ride. 99 miles,( I was so tired I didn't bother to go around the block for that last mile 9,000+ feet of climbing.
Bike Ride Profile | Backroads Challenge Century near Rohnert Park | Times and Records | Strava
9,000 feet is the most climbing have done on a century. I often just ride my own ride and stick to my own pace on these rides, but this time I partnered up at the first rest stop and ended up riding together the rest of the ride. It made for a much more enjoyable effort and better timing on my part than if I had ridden alone.
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Old 05-17-14, 09:24 PM
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34 mi. today, 4 min. slower each way for some reason??
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Old 05-18-14, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by John_V
22 miles before some pedestrian on his cell phone walked in front of causing a crash. Got a large laceration on the right ankle from the chain requiring some stitches. Not one of my best rides.
That stinks. Get well soon.
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Old 05-18-14, 02:59 AM
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I rode on Ride-to-Work Friday and got caught in a downpour around 6 pm. Went flat, too, but was only a block from home.
Saturday, did back-to-back climbs of Bear Mt in Harriman on my Schwinn (8 mi up, 2400').
Today, I hope to do a group ride if I can get back to sleep.
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Old 05-18-14, 09:58 AM
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^ Some amazing rides everyone!

For me it was an easy 20 miles yesterday in the south valley.


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Old 05-18-14, 11:37 AM
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11.8 miles with the wife.
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Old 05-18-14, 03:07 PM
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My longest ride to date, 19.7 miles. When I starting cycling close to two years ago I thought I might be able to get up to ten miles.
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Originally Posted by jskash
My longest ride to date, 19.7 miles. When I starting cycling close to two years ago I thought I might be able to get up to ten miles.
Keep riding and you'll really amaze yourself.
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Old 05-18-14, 03:16 PM
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21 mile tandem ride this afternoon in perfect sunny weather. Hillier than yesterday's ride.
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Old 05-18-14, 03:19 PM
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Nasty out and back from my house: 24.6 miles, 2600' of climbing (and a terrible dead end ranch road descent to boot). The weather was, however, perfect. I'm shocked at how strong I felt given how little riding I've done in the last 4-5 weeks - go figure.
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Old 05-18-14, 04:23 PM
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My sweetie and I did 40.1 on the tandem today. She's 5 weeks from having breaken her arm and feel pretty darn good. I added some T-handles on the end her handlebar and she's liking them.

Lots of bikes out today in MetroBostonWest. The bike racks at the ever-popular Fern's General Store in Carlisle were full:

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Old 05-18-14, 06:16 PM
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Did the same identical group ride twice. The second time was with just one other guy as a consolation to him because he came out to the club picnic expecting a late ride which was cancelled. We followed the cue sheet and the second ride was way better than the first! Did a few miles on my own when I got home, too. (Total 75 mi for the day.)
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Old 05-18-14, 06:19 PM
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47 miles, wind, wind, wind (put a beat down on me), 1400 feet elevation gained @ 14.2mph average..

Did I mention the wind today? It sucked!
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Old 05-18-14, 06:28 PM
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48.4 miles @ 17.4 ave.
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Old 05-18-14, 06:55 PM
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Unexpectedly nice weather today for the weekly Sunday ride. 56 miles and 2156' on the tandem at 15.5. 247 hrTSS. I was the Tandem Captain From Hell. Our first mountain pass assault of the year is next weekend. Good training.
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37.36 miles, 15.7 mph, Elevation Gain: 1,067 ft
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Old 05-19-14, 03:43 AM
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100 miles on the Storming of Thunder Ridge ride in Lynchburg, VA (had to ride up the road and back to make it 100 miles even )

See JPPE's excellent ride report below for details.
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Old 05-19-14, 05:33 AM
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Metric century @ 17.4 w/ 4000 feet of climbing. Getting ready for my first "real" century this Saturday!
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Day two without a ride because of the lacerated ankle. Felt really strange taking the wife to the MUP and watching her take off while I stood there and couldn't ride. I would have stayed home if she was able to get the trike out of the van on her own.
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60 mile day with headwind out and tail back.
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I did but I should have stayed at home.. More wind, wind, wind today.. Because of the wind I shortened my ride and only went 32 miles with 1000 feet of elevation gained and 14.1 mph average..

Boo wind, please go away!
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I started riding again May 2 after a 20+ years of not getting on a bike. I did ride #7 today. Averaging 14 miles/ride, 1 to 2.5 hours per ride. I wanted to my first 20+ today and did 23.5 miles at 9.8 mph/hr. I will be 66 next month. I want to increase my average speed so I can go further in less time. And ride over to the beach where the scenery is better.
And after reading some of the weather posts here a hate to say it was sunny and about 70 when I started at 7 and about 84 when I finished about 930. Oh I live in Florida so the elevation change might have been about 20’.
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