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Old 03-03-16, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
Another cold night ride, 18f. Usual course, 50min. Cold enough to freeze my feets. Brrrrr.
Fifty minutes at that temp deserves some accolades! Hey, are your boots insulated? My Dunhams have just 200g of thinsulate, but are consistently warm. (I just hit them with SnoSeal).
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Just a 1 mile trip to downtown and back, but cold enough (2 degree windchill) to snap my front skewer.
That is the first time that has happened to me. At first, I thought someone had mis-appropriated the end.
I didn't notice this till I got home, and one hub axle end was out of the dropout. See how good my luck is?
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre
Fifty minutes at that temp deserves some accolades! Hey, are your boots insulated? My Dunhams have just 200g of thinsulate, but are consistently warm. (I just hit them with SnoSeal).
These boots are insulated but not really good for this kind of cold. Last night was chiller.
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Originally Posted by 1989Pre
Just a 1 mile trip to downtown and back, but cold enough (2 degree windchill) to snap my front skewer.
That is the first time that has happened to me. At first, I thought someone had mis-appropriated the end.
I didn't notice this till I got home, and one hub axle end was out of the dropout. See how good my luck is?
That could have had a bad ending. Yikes!
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Old 03-03-16, 10:27 AM
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Not sure what happened here; it's around 30 degrees, no breeze, suns out (sort of) and just one mile in my hands were really getting cold. I had my winter layers on with the winter gloves. Even my feet were ok. But I ended my ride at about half of what I wanted to do because my hands were getting numb! I'm hydrated, and eating reasonable, and have ridden with the same equipment in the same temp range before with no issues. Any ideas what happened?
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Was a nice, bright and sunny day. Only drawback is that the temp was at 25F. So had to break out my usual 20-29F gear: four layers on the chest, two on the legs, balaklava, winter cap, booties, two pair socks. Getting tired of the multi layer thing and hoping that this is the last day below freezing. Here's to hoping...
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Another great weather day for a good 46 mile ride with the gang this morning.
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Overcast but warm (53-64). Rode the Roubaix for 22.7 miles.Added 4.5 smooth miles to the normal bike path route down McCarran (from the bridge over the bike path just south of Gregg St.) to Mira Loma Park and back. Could have done without the wind, especially the 18mph gusts (head on) coming back from SenCen. But it was an overall good ride.

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Originally Posted by eatontkd
Not sure what happened here...my hands were getting numb!...Any ideas what happened?
Some days the body just isn't burning as well as other days.
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Old 03-03-16, 04:33 PM
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Just enough nip in the air for some arm warmers. Another huge group of riders showing up. Winter residents from up north and around the globe. Not as fast as Tuesday's ride because the racer guys went north and we went south. I was feeling pretty good again and did a few 26/28mph pulls when moving in a paceline but most of the 80 miles today were on my own. Thinking that Saturday will be a slower recovery day but longer mileage. If I wake up early I'll kit up and head out loaded with lights and going slow but plan on a 60 miler before sun-up. Stop back at home for a quick bite then to the LBS to hang in with the slower bunch and looking to get another 60+ in before making it back home for some more exterior house painting just like today. I figure the house deserves it after 29 years of sun, wind and rain.
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Old 03-03-16, 05:43 PM
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One mile short of a birthday ride today. In training for my birthday when it does come.
55 sunny miles.
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Old 03-03-16, 07:28 PM
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10 degrees colder than yesterday but a lot less wind. I'll take the cold over the wind any day. At any rate 22.3 miles including 2 20 minute threshold intervals.
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Old 03-04-16, 06:17 AM
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GREAT 16 mile - pushing hard kinda ride on path just outside of RV park in Mayo, FL. Next stop Summerdale, AL.

Goal for this year is to see how many states I can ride in.
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Old 03-04-16, 06:45 AM
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First group ride last night, great fun, esp once the sun set!
Have another night time ride today.
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Old 03-04-16, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by ctpres
GREAT 16 mile - pushing hard kinda ride on path just outside of RV park in Mayo, FL. Next stop Summerdale, AL.

Goal for this year is to see how many states I can ride in.
Summerdale isn't far from our place, there is some good riding on the back roads in this area, give me a shout if you need anything while you are in the area, I'll be more than happy to help you out.

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Jeez - you guys and your 60+60 milers. I feel elated when I do 20. Maybe early this spring or summer I'll get up enough gumption to ride to Carson City, but there's gravity in them thar hills.

21.0 miles in 1:48 on the Roubaix in overcast conditions. Gloomy but not windy. Rain this afternoon and tomorrow. Might have to take a day or two off .

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Originally Posted by jimmuller
Some days the body just isn't burning as well as other days.

True. If you sometimes notice some unusual coldness in your extremities, you might want to take your (oral) temperature before you go out. Make sure your body temperature is at least 98 degrees, preferably 99. If it isn't, do some warm-ups, including the hands, feet, ankles and wrists. Even a slight variation in our sleeping arrangement; thermostadt, number of blankets, position can have an effect on our core temperature for the morning.
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Out at 0222 for a slow and chilly 47 miles at 16.6mph average. Showered, ate a bit, clean kit on, popped on the lighter wheels and soon out the door to meet at the LBS for the group ride. Hoping for 65/75 more miles.
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It is finished! No more snowrides or mountain biking! I have been set free, Hallelujah!!!

Took the Cannondale Criterium Series out on my winter course, wearing the same clothing except for riding shoes. Yes, shoes (not boots). It is a sunny 38deg with calm winds and mostly dry pavement. Still feeling encumbered by warm clothes I rode that course 13min faster. Spring conditioning is now in full effect. The 15 day forecast has 45-60F. Yeah, here we go.
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Got back out for Part Deux of today's ride. Totalled out with 133 miles or double my birthday age come July. (plus 1)

Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
It is finished! No more snowrides or mountain biking! I have been set free, Hallelujah!!!

Took the Cannondale Criterium Series out on my winter course, wearing the same clothing except for riding shoes. Yes, shoes (not boots). It is a sunny 38deg with calm winds and mostly dry pavement. Still feeling encumbered by warm clothes I rode that course 13min faster. Spring conditioning is now in full effect. The 15 day forecast has 45-60F. Yeah, here we go.
BUT WAIT!!! THERE'S MORE********** Like on day 16 the possibility that there could be some more winter weather sneaking up around the corner********** Hoping the weather stay good for you.
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
Got back out for Part Deux of today's ride. Totalled out with 133 miles or double my birthday age come July. (plus 1)



BUT WAIT!!! THERE'S MORE********** Like on day 16 the possibility that there could be some more winter weather sneaking up around the corner********** Hoping the weather stay good for you.
Great ride day, man!! I'm sure we will have a setback or two but then, maybe not. Monday, it's hit the open road and hills, gradually upping saddle time. Best part, legs are crazy strong from snowriding though endurance is somewhere at the 1hr mark.
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Got in a nice and easy 54 miles this morning. Did the first 8 with my wife while waiting for my riding buddy to get there. Finished the rest of the ride with him. Another day of great weather with a nice wind to keep things just right.
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No I didn't ride today. But this being the 50+ I can mention that I survived yet another colonoscopy yesterday so I'm about read to ride again.
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No colonoscopy for me today so out for a 14 mile ride on a cool/cold, breezy but dry day. Supposed to be warmer Sunday so likely a tandem ride in my future.
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