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Old 08-02-15, 06:21 AM
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Mountain Mama century out of Monterey, VA. 100 miles, 10K of climbing. Nice and cool, no humidity, just about perfect conditions.

Took almost 8 hours of riding time, about 20 minutes slower than last year. Is that good?
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36 tandem miles this morning on a club ride in Morgan county, including our first-this-year walk up a hill (the second half of Hacker Creek Road going up to the Main Forest Road in Morgan Monroe Forest).
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Late start again today. Something about sleep and getting old. Easy 15.5 mile ride on the Roubaix (again with a re-adjusted seat - tinker-tweak-tinker). I went out under the threat of rain, but sometimes that all it does - threat.

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29 miles at 16.3 avg. Beautiful day, about 82 degrees, sunny and not very humid. There's a 3/4 mile steep uphill starting at almost the 27 mile mark, and I almost started to question whether I had left enough in the tank, did not want to bonk! Ground it out though, and the last mile is all downhill so it was all good.
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40.2 miles @ 17.1 with 1071' of rollers. Another hot one, 89 deg, but reasonable humidity. Hooked up with my bud for the last half hour. He was just starting out so I had to work to keep pace with a fresh pair of legs.
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Kiwanis Coffee Riders group ride this morning. A reasonable 68° at the start for 22.5 easy miles on the Allez. Beautiful day.

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Old 08-03-15, 12:25 PM
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Yesterday "Ride the Hurricane" rec ride Port Angeles, WA. Going up - fee station to top 11.9 miles 3,362 foot climb avg. speed 4.0mph. I think not bad for a old man on a road bike with flatland gearing. Going down - avg. speed 29.7mph and max. 47 mph. Now that part was a blast.
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21 mile bike commute day. Hot enough but not so humid as it could be.
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Did you ride today

NOT YET, but, with the sun shining, no rain until this afternoon, going to try for 65+ miles. Anybody else going to be so lucky????
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Out and back this morning before work, calm and cool. 25.2 mi. @ 20.8 mph avg. 1:12:54
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12.7 miles @ 19.2 rolling ave this morning before work
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Originally Posted by 02Giant
...25.2 mi. @ 20.8 mph...
Yeah, you're movin'. There's no moss growing under your tires

7:45 start, nice n' cool, 17.2 miles between 12 & 20 mph.


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Only 4 of us showed up for our ride. 35 miles with the other boys and 39.5 miles by myself. At least it was dry.
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Old 08-04-15, 02:17 PM
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8/3 - 25.75 miles @ 17.6 avg hot & windy but hey it's the summer.

8/4 - 23.3 miles Zone 5 intervals
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Old 08-04-15, 06:27 PM
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40.3 miles in 2:00:03 with (guessing) 1500' of climbing. It's cool and humid this evening, not a whisper of wind, felt absolutely wonderful.
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Nope. Not today. Donated blood and letting legs rest.
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Originally Posted by Greybeard712
Yeah, you're movin'. There's no moss growing under your tires

7:45 start, nice n' cool, 17.2 miles between 12 & 20 mph.


2015: 3043 Miles Monthly Avgs: Day 20 - Wk 137
2013-2015: 7717 Miles–Total Avgs: Day 16 - Wk 112
Allez 719.1 - Roubaix 741.1 - Sirrus 393.1 - Trike 1189.3


I have a need for speed...
https://www.strava.com/activities/360943287/overview
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No. If I don't get out early this time of year I miss out and it had rained just before I got up. Swapped out my pedals and lubed the chain and went to the air conditioned gym.
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37 miles on the bike path starting at about 4:45am. Surprisingly large number of other riders out at that hour. Love the cool morning air!
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35.25 miles @ 17 mph 948 ft of climbing (if you want to call it that) Getting out early is relative. I rolled out around 9 and thought I was getting an early start. When I was working I was up every day at 4 to work out but since I retired 6 is more like it.
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I took a nice pleasant 25 mile morning ride today.
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Another 21 mile commuting day.
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Having a good year for PR's. This one was not flat:

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Yes!
My first shorter distance (+20 mi) ride averaging above 21 mph. Got out again this morning before work calm, cool but humid 25.0 mi. @ 21.1 mph 1:11:17
The extra effort required to go from 19's to 21's over 25 miles is a bit surprising.
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Just my daily ride, well, when I can!
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