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Old 08-12-14, 04:45 AM
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The weekend was pretty much a wash-out -- or at least the weatherman said it would be. Turns out it was dry enough I could have gotten several good, short rides in. I've gotten into this dumb thing on the weekends, where if I can't do a century, I don't even ride. Stupid. I did buy a new car last week though, so I had fun scouting out some wonderful rides in the highlands area of VA, west and north of Lexington. I WILL do the 118-miler I scoped out next weekend.

But did I ride today (meaning yesterday.) Yes, the usual 25 mile after work ride in D.C. Ugh. I want my mountains back!
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Old 08-12-14, 11:30 AM
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Did my 20 miler. Windy. The last 2 Saturday's my usual ride with my buddy was rained put. I biked on my own later in day but he is faster then me and I've missed those rides. I can tell I'm a bit slower. Hopefully we ride this Saturday.

30 minute run. I'm getting there. Felt fine running 8 minute miles.

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Rained out yesterday so today's blue skies and bright sun made for a nice and muggy 44 mile ride.
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17 mi. @ 20.3 mph avg. this morning.
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Old 08-13-14, 08:54 AM
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12.4 muggy and soggy miles @ 19.3 ave this morning before work
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32 "beat the rain back to the parking lot" miles.
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20 miler. Leaving for a quick overnight business trip, don't know if I'll be back early enough to ride tomorrow or not. Keep pedaling !!
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Old 08-13-14, 08:29 PM
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21 miles today as a Bike Commuter. Beautiful, very comfortable weather.
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Old 08-13-14, 08:50 PM
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We had our 5th of 6 Time Trials at Charlotte Motor Speedway tonight. Wind made the riding more difficult than normal. My time might have been my highest this year. Hopefully I retained 2nd or third in my category.

We also held our Team Time Trial Event after the individual event which had a really nice turnout. We had 27 4-person teams.

All our events are 7 laps or 10 miles.
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17 mi. @ 21.3 mph, PR out and back. Heart rate avg. 145, max 155

The deer were thick this morning, the young ones stand and stare, the older, dart off into the woods.
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12.4 miles @ 19.8 ave this morning before work
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A nice 44 mile ride this morning. Got my ride in before the rains started.
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Old 08-14-14, 04:54 PM
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Rode to where I work and back (another weigh-in). Hot, humid and windy. . . .
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Old 08-14-14, 05:17 PM
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My ride was a nice 26+ miler in our area. Made some crit laps for 9 miles then rode the balance as a high effort workout. Felt good after a frustrating day at work. Glad to be back posting here after getting my health problems sorted out.

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Originally Posted by JanMM
21 miles today as a Bike Commuter. Beautiful, very comfortable weather.
Today was just like yesterday.
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Old 08-15-14, 02:34 PM
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20 miler today. After missing yesterday I was ready to ride. Love having temps below 90 here in North Carolina.
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Old 08-15-14, 05:33 PM
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12 miles off road on a levee on the San Francisco Bay. Novato to San Rafael and back. 3 rd week riding after TKR
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Old 08-15-14, 07:19 PM
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25.55 miles this afternoon, nice riding weather with low humidity, for a nice break. Isn't supposed to last, the winds switch to the SSE and the humid air comes back up from the Gulf.

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20 miler with my riding buddy. 73 minutes.
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33.7 mi. @ 20.0 mph avg. Heart rate avg 141, max. of 155

Windy morning after the rain passed through.
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46 mile club ride at 19.6, new speed record for me and feel it. Nice to cruise even for a bit at 24 MPH, now how to sustain it...
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Originally Posted by qcpmsame
25.55 miles this afternoon, nice riding weather with low humidity, for a nice break. Isn't supposed to last, the winds switch to the SSE and the humid air comes back up from the Gulf.
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68 miles yesterday, 18 mph ave, 75F with 80% humidity, sprinkles of rain and light winds. All in all nice weather for riding, minus the wind.
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Awesome ride, took advantage of the cool temps and got out early.

Most distance - 76.2 miles
Most calories - 2178c
Most climbing - 2357ft
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Drove to Morgan Monroe State Forest for a 20 mile ride in and around the park, including a nice climb up Bean Blossom Road, one of the memorable Hilly Hundred hills.

Main Forest Road.


Stoker on tandem teeter totter in stoker position.


Fixer-upper farm on nearby Anderson Road.
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Old 08-16-14, 03:27 PM
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Rained out yesterday. This morning, I did a really nice 29 mile family ride with the wife, daughter and son-in-law. Made it home just before the rains started.
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