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Old 12-21-14, 09:42 PM
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I did my standard weekly 40 mile ride between Oakdale and Manteca and back. It ain't non-stop but that's not worrying me any.
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Old 12-22-14, 06:23 AM
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35 miles, about 3000 feet of climbing. Of that, 2000 ft was on the very first climb, from the valley up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I rode down off of the parkway on a winding, steep gravel road for about 3 miles before I connected with another paved road, which took me back on down to the river level. That meant about a half hour of mainly descending. It wasn't quite as cold as yesterday, but I went from being comfortably warm on the climb to freezing cold on the descent, especially on my hands. My fingers felt frozen solid.

Bike Ride Profile | 35 miles near Buena Vista | Times and Records | Strava
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Old 12-22-14, 08:01 AM
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I veiw this forum in the morning so I will comment on the previous days ride.
Was a "take it easy" day. 6 miles to church round trip.
Beautiful day here on the treasure coast
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Old 12-22-14, 09:26 AM
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68.4 @ 17.4 rolling ave on the club ride Saturday
31.9 @ 18.1 rolling ave on a solo ride Sunday
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Old 12-22-14, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by JimF22003
35 miles, about 3000 feet of climbing. Of that, 2000 ft was on the very first climb, from the valley up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I rode down off of the parkway on a winding, steep gravel road for about 3 miles before I connected with another paved road, which took me back on down to the river level. That meant about a half hour of mainly descending. It wasn't quite as cold as yesterday, but I went from being comfortably warm on the climb to freezing cold on the descent, especially on my hands. My fingers felt frozen solid.

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I know what you mean about the descents. I sweat on the climbs and really feel it on the descents, even with wind vests. Maybe I need to pack some newspaper as well. I don't know if it's all the extra clothes, getting older, weighing more or colder temps but I'm climbing slower than ever!!!!

I bet your views are spectacular and different with the leaves off the trees. I hope the white stuff stays away long enough for you to continue to get in these great rides.
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Old 12-22-14, 02:37 PM
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25 miles, 12-15mph winds... A struggle into the wind but flying when it was behind me.
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Old 12-22-14, 04:34 PM
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25.1 miles this afternoon, some scattered rain and a gusty southeast wind.

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Old 12-22-14, 05:33 PM
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Outta the wheelchair and onto a cane. Slowly but surely getting closer to riding again. Man, I seriously miss it.
Here's one way to get some exercise...




I'll procrastinate tomorrow.
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Old 12-22-14, 05:42 PM
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About 30 miles, S.S. last 30 min light rain. So light that my body heat evaporated the rain keeping it from coming through the windbreaker.
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Old 12-22-14, 06:48 PM
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Usual 20 mile round trip to work. First outing for my new Neos overshoes.
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Old 12-23-14, 07:16 PM
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Got caught out in the rain, didn't expect more for a while so I took off. Made it to the 11 mile point and it came down, winds picked up as a bonus for my not paying attention. Made it a 22 mile afternoon. I didn't sweat it though, its our son, John's, 27th birthday. After what we went through when he was born 10 weeks premature, and spent 7 weeks in NICU, this didn't even register on the worry scale. Having him grown now, finished with his undergraduate studies, teaching at the local university, and active in his church, is more than we could have ever dreamed of, 27 years ago. I was sitting with my head in my hands outside a NICU waiting to be let in for the 1 hour we got at night to be with him. I am thankful beyond any words could ever express.

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Old 12-23-14, 07:44 PM
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56.6 miles @ 16.1 moving ave on the group ride today
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Old 12-24-14, 12:46 PM
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Stayed with the 5 guys for 32 miles yesterday until we came to a stop. I stopped, they rolled through and I just couldn't bridge the 100' gap that opened up. I don't have 30+mph sprinting legs. Had a 23.1mph average to that point. Slowed down and rode to county swimming pool where I popped off the shoes, socks, gloves, helmet and jersey then did some swimming. Rode back home for a 42 mile total.

Just delivered some food goods to a friend's house for his Christmas eve party. 10 miles north with a 20mph wind pushing then 10 miles south with a 20mph wind in the face on the way back. I liked the ride up better.
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Old 12-24-14, 05:20 PM
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45.4 miles @ 16.0 moving ave today
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Old 12-25-14, 06:30 AM
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30 miles in for the first of my rides today. Only 5 cars encountered between 0315 to 0500. Will be heading out for a group ride now.
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Old 12-25-14, 05:34 PM
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Turkey Day ride - 11 short miles at 34F. Nice to be back on the bike after a couple of weeks off. One of the nicest Christmas day's we've had in the last few years.
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Old 12-25-14, 06:36 PM
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Second part of Christmas Day ride started at 0810 with 5 miles to the Trail Head then 20 more with the group and 15 back home. Total of 70 today.
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Old 12-25-14, 07:11 PM
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4 miles on Christmas morning. Upper 30's but dry. Tomorrow is supposed to be nicer.
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Old 12-25-14, 07:31 PM
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25 miles this afternoon, once the house was cleared from everyone's lunch. Merry Christmas fellow 50+'ers.

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Old 12-25-14, 09:57 PM
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Temps around 50 so I finally took my son's MTB out for a ride in the mud. Only 15 miles but it was fun.
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Old 12-26-14, 10:44 AM
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36 mi. this morning, may have been too cold for my iphone, Strava paused it's self 7 mi. in, I lost/didn't record 16 miles of data.
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Went out again on the MTB and spent 2.5 hours on the trails... what a great day.
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Forgot to post my ride for Tuesday - 35 miles. Today I rode with the newest member of our Italian riding club Ozzie. Got in a nice 44 mile ride in some very warm 70-80 temps with sunny to overcast skies. Not much wind today and made the ride even nicer. Did a lot of talking on the ride so it wasn't a very fast paced ride.
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Old 12-26-14, 06:03 PM
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28.6 miles @ 17.6 rolling ave today
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Old 12-26-14, 06:50 PM
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44.4 miles today with a neighbor and a bunch of BF members who generally hang out in the C&V.

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