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Old 09-01-15, 02:25 PM
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Walmart* is only about 1/4 mile from the bike path so I made a stop there for Salonpas Analgesic Patches (they work). 21.2 miles on the @13mph. Cool morning weather makes for a nice ride.

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Good ride today, dialed in my seat angle, and no more knee pain. Yeah.
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Tuesday is a club ride day and since I was riding the Giant it means 65 miles of riding. 67yo Tall Tom started out into the wind at 20mph so I knew I was in for some nice speeds. Other than stopping for 2 traffic lights, it was non stop for 42.5 miles. Jimmy was a little spent at the rest stop, I told him I'd pull him home and 17 miles later we arrived at his house. Called the boss lady, told her I would be a little late and 20 miles later I got home. Proceeded to empty pockets then jump in the pool. Including the bike ride to the start, got 87 miles total and a bit tired right now.

BTW, Tall Tom got in 2,017 miles for the month of August. He's a diesel man for sure.

Originally Posted by FBOATSB
Experienced my first pedal strike on pavement today. Felt like my knee was hit with a bat! Made a mental note not to do that again. 13 miles only.
Glad you got that out of the way without going down.
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Old 09-01-15, 03:18 PM
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23.75 miles Zone 5 Intervals. Hard workout but I'm just grateful I can still do it.
It took two ablations but it seems as if my arrhythmia is under control.

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Old 09-01-15, 06:36 PM
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21 miles riding to and from work today. The Large Healthcare System I work for today began a September-long cycling challenge as part of the National Bike Challenge, so I'll be aiming to bike to work as much as possible. Plus weekend rides, of course.
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Old 09-02-15, 10:48 AM
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A very hot and humid 38 miles this morning. Last nights rain added more flooding to the park and made some places non passable.
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Old 09-02-15, 10:54 AM
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14.0 miles @ 18.6 rolling ave this morning before work
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Old 09-02-15, 11:31 AM
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15.5 cool miles this morning on the Roubaix. Averaged about 18mph going but slowed down coming back.
According to my stats on the
National Bike Challenge (People For Bikes) I've burned up 114,000 calories but when I look at my stomach I can see them still sitting there. But I feel healthy.

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Old 09-02-15, 04:51 PM
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Took the long way home from work this afternoon for 27 miles total.
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36.25 miles @ 17mph with 965 ft. 86 deg and humid but not a bad day for a ride.
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Old 09-02-15, 07:13 PM
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No riding today. Bummer. Things got in the way. But this note is an excuse to post this link!

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...-ride-5-a.html

Come out to lovely Cape Cod and ride! Oct 10, departing around 10AM (we always intend to gather at 9:39 and we never do). There may be some part-swapping goin' on too.

The CCRT is 22 miles long from Dennis to Wellfleet so the round trip is 44 miles. Most of it is flat but with two bridges over Rt 6 to test your gearing. Plus we'll throw in a short spin over to the Atlantic. Plus there is a great coffee/chocolate shop in Orleans about half way.

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Some pics from previous CCRT rides.

October 2014, the start


Lunch at the Wellfleet trailhead


April 2015, arriving at the Atlantic
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Old 09-02-15, 07:18 PM
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Nice 21 mile ride for me today.
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Old 09-03-15, 10:30 AM
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Did my 13.7 this AM.
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Old 09-03-15, 10:44 AM
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Pretty much did the same ride as yesterday. 37 hot and humid miles with some nice wind during lap two to cool things down some.
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Old 09-03-15, 11:15 AM
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The daily river bike path for 15.8 miles @15mph on the Allez. Partly sunny and cool makes for a nice ride.

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24 miles today riding to and from work.
Hoping lots of folks take off Friday for a long holiday weekend resulting in less-crowded rush hour roads.
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Old 09-04-15, 05:19 AM
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Thursday afternoon's ride was a 26 miler on the faster of the routes I have laid out.

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I set a personal best today on the Allez. 15.5 miles in 1:06:16. Not bad for an old fat coot. Total of 18.5 miles. The weather is in the 70s this week but supposed to climb back up to the 90s next week. Enjoying it while I can.

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51 miles with Team Geritol. First 50 mile ride for one of the guys. We're planning a repeat for tomorrow.
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Old 09-04-15, 12:31 PM
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To the LBS </3
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Bike commuted 26 miles today. Hot and humid.
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Same old commute, different old bike. My first derailleur bike, 1972 UO-8.

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Old 09-05-15, 02:32 AM
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Bought a good used bike last week. First week of riding in more than 30 years when I used to commute 20 miles daily. Off to a slow start, but satisfied. After a car wreck busted up my back and neck 14 years ago, I'm happy just to be able to ride again at all.
8/29/15: Made it a mere 1.05 miles before bonking. The 100F heat and all-uphill trip home might have been factors. Took bus home. Not an encouraging start.
8/31/15: Just over 3 miles around neighborhood in cooler evening. Felt good. Might get the hang of this again.
9/3/15: Rode 1.5 miles to bike shop for tuneup, walked home. Exhausting.
9/4/15: Walked 1.5 miles to shop for freshly tuned bike, rode a slow, meandering 3+ miles home. Felt good again.

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Old 09-05-15, 05:50 AM
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NO bicycle riding today since wife and I are at Disney World celebrating her 65th birthday today and retirement last Friday. Will be back home Monday for a 70 to 100 mile ride. Did get out today at 0435 for a walk/jog combo of 4.74 miles though.

Originally Posted by canklecat
Bought a good used bike last week. First week of riding in more than 30 years when I used to commute 20 miles daily. Off to a slow start, but satisfied. After a car wreck busted up my back and neck 14 years ago, I'm happy just to be able to ride again at all.
8/29/15: Made it a mere 1.05 miles before bonking. The 100F heat and all-uphill trip home might have been factors. Took bus home. Not an encouraging start.
8/31/15: Just over 3 miles around neighborhood in cooler evening. Felt good. Might get the hang of this again.
9/3/15: Rode 1.5 miles to bike shop for tuneup, walked home. Exhausting.
9/4/15: Walked 1.5 miles to shop for freshly tuned bike, rode a slow, meandering 3+ miles home. Felt good again.

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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
NO bicycle riding today since wife and I are at Disney World celebrating her 65th birthday today and retirement last Friday. Will be back home Monday for a 70 to 100 mile ride. Did get out today at 0435 for a walk/jog combo of 4.74 miles though.



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