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Old 04-18-15, 10:33 PM
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83 miles. Windiest ride I can remember. 30 mph out huge tailwind. Barely 13 coming back. I really had to lean into the gusts when going sideways to the wind. Strong sideways gusts were interesting when I was next to a car.
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70 miles, 7.1K of climbing. Rode up to the BRP, on it for awhile, down off it, and then up over it again... plus the usual valley roads. Finally getting a little bit of endurance back, but I'd have a hard time doing a century today. Good thing I'm not scheduled to do my first one until next weekend
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Old 04-19-15, 12:05 PM
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^ @JimF22003, amazed as always of your rides, in particular the climbing. The century is easy, just eliminate half the climbing.

46 miles yesterday, 3800 ft. Amazing weather.


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Heading out with my wife for a leisurely ride along the lake today.
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Old 04-19-15, 01:36 PM
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36 miles this morning with two of my riding buddies. My legs are requesting a day off.
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Old 04-19-15, 05:02 PM
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You guys amaze me. I may have done a century back in my youth (it's so long ago I can't remember) but to do one now...
I would like to do a short cross country, half a century of so on the Roubaix or with a group of trikers.

Such a beautiful day, sunny, not hot yet (but warm), lite wind. 12.5 miles on three wheels and just had to fill the afternoon outside with a ride on the Sirrus for a total of 18. Maybe this summer I'll get a little bolder and take the trike out on the road. Drivers have trouble seeing bikes let alone a trike that's only 3 ft off the ground, even with a bright orange flag 6ft off the ground and blinking lights.


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Old 04-19-15, 07:57 PM
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Rode 2 miles in our neighborhood in between showers this evening. Lots of rain today and recently. If I were a farmer, I'd be behind in getting the crops in the ground.
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Old 04-20-15, 09:06 AM
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Catching up for the weekend
Sat 65.9 miles @ 15.9 rolling ave on the club ride
Sun 37.6 miles @ 17.5 rolling ave on a solo ride
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Old 04-20-15, 02:50 PM
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Perfect riding day, sunny and cool (60ish)-shorts and bike shirt. 20.5 mile group ride @12mph. Mostly old f*rts (like me), age 62-72. I've done 153 miles the past 7 days. Feels good.

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Old 04-20-15, 04:40 PM
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20 miles today. 80 plus and humid. Glad to be riding again.
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Old 04-21-15, 06:03 AM
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Had a trip over Grange and Cartmell fells yday. . . a good few years since I done that. I forgot how hard it was. . . but it makes sausage and egg butties taste real nice. . . . Ż
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A great 35 mile solo ride this morning. Had a nice break from the wind today.
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Old 04-21-15, 05:18 PM
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Commuted'ed again. 32-mile round trip on my '72 Peugeot UO-8.
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Old 04-21-15, 08:20 PM
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A warm and windy 13.1 this evening. Almost not enough feet elevation to make it worth counting. None the less - always nice to be out on the bike! Woo-hoo!
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Another 20 miler today. Wife couldn't ride so my ride was much faster. Love this weather.
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Old 04-22-15, 12:30 PM
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Hope your missus doesn't read that. . . . she might surprise you next time out. . . .
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Rain in the forecast (I think they import it from Seattle) so I took a cool and mostly overcast 8AM 16 mile ride on the Yellow bike (Sirrus). Haven't been on the trike for 3 days. Unusual considering I have 700 miles on it since mid Jan.

Cleaned and DRY lubed all the chains. Easy on a bike on a repair stand, not so easy on the trike. 11ft long chain, the pedals are 66" from the rear wheel, and no stand. American ingenuity to the rescue. I propped the back of the frame up on an inverted front wheel parking stand I use for the bikes. Problem solved, chain cleaned and lubed.


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Old 04-22-15, 02:27 PM
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18 miles with my wife. She is just starting but is picking it up pretty quick. Love this weather. Warm but not hot. Heavy 16 mph wind coming off Kitty Hawk Bay.

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Couldn't commute today, had to stay home to calm my sweetie regarding "men with toolboxes". Got out for 18.9 miles late this afternoon.
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25.5 mild but windy miles at 16.1 mph.
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Utility company was replacing the power pole in front of our house this morning and wouldn't have it done until early afternoon. With no reason to hurry up, I did a very comfortable and moderately paced, 45 mile ride.
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After work this evening: Ten miles with two modest hills.
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17.2 miles @ 19.5 rolling ave on a lunchtime ride yesterday
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Rode to work this morning. Plan on riding home later. (to be continued)
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16 miles today. Had to hustle to make it happen but snuck a ride in.
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I rode the Raleigh to work and also back home. Tomorrow I plan to ride the Gazelle.
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