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Old 03-09-15, 03:18 AM
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Nice sunny weekend. Since I got the trike I decided to put the Roubaix (that I just finished paying for) up for sale on ebay and freeclassifidads.com. Got a couple of nibbles. But after a 16mi ride on Wed and 22mi ride today I cancelled the sale. Such a sweet ride, it's a keeper. After all, one can never have too many bikes (or trikes).

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2015 (Mar 8): 616 Miles—48 Days—61 hrs Weekly Avg: 95
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Old 03-09-15, 03:57 AM
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46 more miles on the gravel bike in the bright sunshine. Ended up with a pretty good sunburn on my nose and cheeks.

I seriously overextended myself on this ride, which seems crazy to me for such a short ride. But there was some nutso steep stuff, and this bike is a lot more work on hills than my road bike.

Plus I'm fat as hell, and have only done three rides in the last month.

I actually had a hard time making it back home, leg cramps, and no power at all. Still a great early spring day though. I just need to be in better shape to take advantage of it.
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Old 03-09-15, 10:20 AM
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Catching up from the weekend
Saturday 82.0 miles @ 14.2 rolling ave (and 5069 ft of climbing.. a Solvang Double training ride)
Sunday 28.7 miles @ 18.1 rolling ave
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Old 03-09-15, 05:05 PM
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26.15 miles this afternoon, wet and cold after getting caught in a passing shower.

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Old 03-09-15, 05:45 PM
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Rode 15.6 miles with elevation change of 1800'.
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Old 03-09-15, 06:41 PM
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Commuted seven miles to, ten miles from work.

Second time since the winter fattening. Avg speed 17.3 mph

Felt good!
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Old 03-10-15, 11:51 AM
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Nice warm, 35 mile ride today. Ending temperature was 84. Way too hot for this time of year.
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Old 03-10-15, 07:40 PM
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3rd day in a row, did 37 miles on a sunny spring afternoon.
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Old 03-10-15, 07:43 PM
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Gotta love the time change. 37 solo miles at 18 mph in 75 degree temps after work.
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Old 03-10-15, 09:09 PM
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I am guessing about 15 miles as I don't have anything set up yet to keep track of my miles. Just got my first road bike yesterday and took advantage of the nice weather.
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Old 03-11-15, 05:27 AM
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Tuesday: 26.3 miles, nice warm weather here, for a change. At least I didn't get rained on while out.

textatt, welcome to cycling and to the 50+ gang, enjoy the new bicycle.

Edit: No ride for Wednesday, once in a week for wet rides is my new rule.

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Old 03-11-15, 09:06 AM
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22.3 mi. @ 18.3 mph includes portage time crossing a massive ice/water covered section of the trail 2x.
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Old 03-11-15, 04:38 PM
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18 miles this morning in beautiful southwest Florida.
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Old 03-12-15, 04:38 AM
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33 miles, back on the bike path.
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Old 03-12-15, 06:39 AM
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25 mile - best of season ride. I must be getting somewhere IT FELT GOOD! On second thought - maybe it was the DQ blizzard I had before the ride.

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Old 03-12-15, 01:44 PM
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45 hot and windy miles today. I love this weather but I wish mother nature could have given us some time to transition to it. Currently 88. It hit 91 at the beaches yesterday and may do it again today.
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Old 03-12-15, 02:52 PM
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17.2 miles @ 18.4 rolling ave. My lower back felt the best since last Saturday
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Old 03-12-15, 06:19 PM
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25 miles in the showers, decided that riding in the wet wasn't so bad after all. Took some extra time for braking and cornering and enjoyed the ride.

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Old 03-12-15, 06:44 PM
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Yes, I did! First 2015 bike commute: 20 miles total. Barely above freezing on the way in but sunny and upper 50's on the ride home.
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Old 03-12-15, 08:14 PM
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40 miles at 18 mph after work. about 1800" of climbing.
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Old 03-13-15, 04:51 AM
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31 warm-enough miles on the bike path again, this time down to visit Abe and Thomas along the Potomac.

Glad to hit actual ROADS again this weekend, at least on Sunday if the weather holds out.
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Old 03-13-15, 01:52 PM
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Still feeling groggy waking up in the dark again. When fall comes and we go back to standard time, I'm not shifting my wake/sleep hours around.
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Old 03-13-15, 03:26 PM
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Still feeling groggy waking up in the dark again.
Me too. I've been riding my keyboard at work all day every day. Not much biking though. Not yet anyway. I wanted to commute a day or two ago but got pressure out of it because the snow banks are still pretty high and the melt runoff turns the roads into mud tracks.
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Old 03-13-15, 05:37 PM
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Left work early this afternoon rode 25.3 mi. @ 19.4 mph avg. There was a stout head wind on the return loop. Temps were 21 above average today!
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Old 03-14-15, 01:17 PM
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31 warm miles at the Ride 4 the Animals charity ride. The route went along the Gulf Beaches so there was lots of wind and we had two killer bridges to climb going in both directions.
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