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Old 08-08-14, 04:41 PM
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Yes I rode today. 32 mile (round trip) commute. Monday and Tuesday and Wednesday. But not yesterday.
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Old 08-08-14, 05:34 PM
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Twenty-nine miles on the Ox road and side path; elevation 1509. Whew! Tomorrow is 31....maybe...

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Old 08-08-14, 09:18 PM
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33 mi commute on the unpaved paths. Perfect low 80F weather.
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Old 08-09-14, 07:16 AM
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recovering from TKR and 3 weeks ago started to ride the bike 3 miles at first til the knee blew up like a baloon but yesterday I did 10.5 miles in 2 sessions. 7 in the mid day and 3 with the wife last night .I am uphoric.
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I did 30 miles and upped my average mph to 16.
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Old 08-09-14, 12:29 PM
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20 miler. Only did 120 this week down from 140 the week before. Need of my tenth week of riding. Down 20 lbs and feel great.
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Old 08-09-14, 02:14 PM
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26 miles from home to the country and back on the Screamer with my Favorite Stoker.
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Old 08-09-14, 04:28 PM
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49.5 on the tandem, avg spd 13.3, max spd 30.0. Not a bad day but I was hoping we'd hit 50.

End of the ride farmstand stop for blueberries
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Old 08-09-14, 05:13 PM
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71 miles with 5400' of climbing to Asheville NC. My wife dumped me out of the car under threatening skies and off I went. Rode through some of the hardest rain I've ever been in.
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Old 08-09-14, 05:29 PM
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Rode 34 miles today on new bike. Just the second ride on this bike as it was purchased
just 3 days ago. Beautiful weather, beautiful day, beautiful bike. Life is Good!
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Old 08-09-14, 10:02 PM
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53 miles in group (except when got separated for few miles and went past same streets a few times before finding my bearings). Averaged 18.4. No hills so no climbing except on and off bike!

billy k let us know how your recovery is going. Only on stationary bike after my TKR. Now 9 years later and 18,000 in past six years on real bike. Wishing you well.
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Old 08-10-14, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Miami Biker
53 miles in group (except when got separated for few miles and went past same streets a few times before finding my bearings). Averaged 18.4. No hills so no climbing except on and off bike!

billy k let us know how your recovery is going. Only on stationary bike after my TKR. Now 9 years later and 18,000 in past six years on real bike. Wishing you well.
Thanks for the well wishes I started on the Hybrid and it is going good.I get swollen a lot but I guess that is to be expected for the first year. Tearing my Quad one month after TKR put me behind in recovery.It was March 20th that I had my last operation so to be biking now is great I am happy to have found this site
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22 miles mostly on Olympic Discovery Trail. Knocked about 30 seconds off my 1+ mi. segment. Feeling great.
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Old 08-10-14, 11:17 AM
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23 miles this morning on the long wheelbase 'bent, which has been feeling neglected lately, as this season I've mostly ridden the Screamer - with my Favorite Stoker - or the short wheelbase 'bent riding to work (and back).
Spotted a dead skunk in the middle of the road, but he didn't pass the LW III test, as it hardly smelled at all.

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Old 08-10-14, 03:53 PM
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A very nice 24 mile family ride yesterday with the wife, daughter and son-in-law. One of my riding buddies also rode with us.

Overslept this morning then it started to rain. No ride for today.
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Old 08-10-14, 04:01 PM
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Did another 41.3 miles on the tandem today, started early (for us) and went straight through downtown Waltham Main St to the more wooded 'burbs. It was a nice day. Had a near collision with a gent starting up in front of us whose steere tube decided not to track in the same direction as his handlebar and stem. Fortunately no one was hurt, but he should either learn to do his own bike work or take it back to the shop and complain loudly.
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Old 08-10-14, 04:15 PM
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Did 52 mi. with 3700 ft. of climbing this morning to finish the week with 202 mi. and 11,000 feet of climbing. My fitness seems to be improving but only averaged 15.5mph for the week. Looking for another 2 mph. where did it go? 72 isn't old.
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23.3 miles today puts me at 106 miles in August with a goal of 250 miles this month.
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51 miles today on the paths. First day this year UI felt I could do this. I changed the schedule of the meds I am on now so I take the beta blocker and blood pressure at dinner. I was taking them in the morning and my legs just felt dead and tired. Felt really good today.
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17 miles thru some beautiful Lavender farm land.
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Originally Posted by JanMM
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Passed 15+ Turkey Vultures, with 3 bigger ones munching out on ???? a short distance from my house after a 31 mile ride this morning. Wasn't going to ride after a 5K with grandsons today and 122 miles on the bike yesterday.
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92.9 @ 17.9 ave Saturday, a combination of the club ride and an additional loop after I got home (to work toward the Ultramarathon cycling Year Rounder challenge)
53.1 @ 16.1 yesterday
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Old 08-11-14, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by JanMM
Spotted a dead skunk in the middle of the road, but he didn't pass the LW III test, as it hardly smelled at all.
One nice thing about the over 50 group ... you know some of us are gonna catch the reference ... lol

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Not so far today--waiting on Santa Claus in Brown to bring the new bike!
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20 miles this afternoon. I have much faster rides early before I drive for work. I'm a sales rep and four hour in the car hurts my mph. Note to self, ride early !!
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