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Old 05-30-16, 03:57 PM
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After 11 days out of the loop, the return to training felt great. I hope to have a less eventful summer than what this spring has been.
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The guys called for a 8AM start today riding a route that we haven't done in ages. It was a speed governed ride so everybody held their turn out front at 19mph to 21mph. Great stop at the 30 mile mark and by the time I got home I had 75 miles in. BUT WAIT, there's more ;0). Scotty showed up at my house at 3:15AM for a wonderful early AM ride. He pushed me, as a 44yo will do, and by the time I got back had an even 50 miles. 125 total for the day.

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After 11 days out of the loop, the return to training felt great. I hope to have a less eventful summer than what this spring has been.
Nice and easy gets the job done, good luck!
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Old 05-30-16, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
The guys called for a 8AM start today riding a route that we haven't done in ages. It was a speed governed ride so everybody held their turn out front at 19mph to 21mph. Great stop at the 30 mile mark and by the time I got home I had 75 miles in. BUT WAIT, there's more ;0). Scotty showed up at my house at 3:15AM for a wonderful early AM ride. He pushed me, as a 44yo will do, and by the time I got back had an even 50 miles. 125 total for the day.



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I ride with a 44yr old. I cant believe he finishes everything I throw at him and comes back for more. This is his 4th season.
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I'm pretty wimpy compared to most of you. I rode probably 10 miles round trip, heading East along the lakeshore, for a change of pace. There's a small boat launch, hidden in a residential neighborhood, with maybe half a dozen park benches. I claimed one bench, for a picnic, and found out that the brig Niagara, which is a large sailing ship, was on the water today, and even fired a cannon. That thing was LOUD, even from a pretty good distance.
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I did some hill repeats https://www.strava.com/activities/593351260 actually just riding up the hill to test some aerodynamics on the way down, but close enough right?
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Nice early ride along the river today. After a few days off the bike, it felt good. Have a great short week.

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Some of you guys make me feel old. I consider 20 miles a good (long) day. 24.2 today on the Allez. A little cool at the start but summer's coming.

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Old 05-31-16, 06:24 PM
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19 miles as bike commuter today.
Pretty warm on the ride home but not complaining
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Old 06-01-16, 08:39 AM
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Rode along the Route 390 path from Ridge Road to the Lake Ontario State Parkway trail, returned up Greenleaf and Hampton Blvd. Good ride, a little cool but I warmed up nicely. Have a great day from Rochester NY!
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After taking yesterday off to give the legs a break, I met the gang this morning for a very hot and humid 45 mile ride. They opened up the north loop on Friday, after repaving it, and shut down the south loop yesterday morning. Temps here are already in the 90's so you can imagine the heat coming off of that newly paved blacktop. I have to admit, it is super smooth riding on that newly paved section of the loop.
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Old 06-01-16, 02:05 PM
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17.4 miles on the Roubaix on the third front tube. This was one of those days when the Tube & Tire Gods were feeling mischievous.
I replaced a flat on the road a couple of days ago. Patched tube, now in underseat pack as spare. Replaced the CO2 with air when I got home, but the next morning it was flat. Patched a pin hole leak.
This morning it was soft (meaning losing air). Replaced the tube with a NEW tube, and subsequently BLEW it up. Rode today on the third tube. These skinny tires (25C) are a bear to get on the rim.

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Old 06-01-16, 02:31 PM
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Twelve miles Wednesday morning after a couple of days off. A little faster than usual on this hilly route, but that's as much due to lack of head wind as engine improvements.
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Old 06-01-16, 06:17 PM
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Been riding Metro Boston, Downeast Division. We rode the tandem around Acadia's Park Loop Road and then a bunch on the carriage roads. 35.5 miles total. A delightful day even if it did involve some really really really steep hills.





Today I rode the Grandis up Cadillac and Sharon hiked the south ridge trail.



We met at the top for lunch. Sharon said the blue and blue was, ah, bluetiful.



After descending Cadillac (which didn't take long ) I rode the Park Loop Road.



Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.



Lunch yesterday:
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Man, I love Maine. I wish I lived closer to it.
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Old 06-01-16, 08:10 PM
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I rode today but aborted what was going to be a longer ride. As I set out I could see the weather rolling in, so after only 3 miles I turned around and headed home.

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Old 06-01-16, 08:21 PM
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I didn't let the rain stop me last night though; I needed 33 miles to achieve an 800 mile month. I got 35 in. It was raining all afternoon but as it stopped I jumped on the bike and went.

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Old 06-01-16, 08:52 PM
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I hadn't been tallying my mileage until I began using Cyclemeter in mid-March, but I've added 100 miles per month since February, finishing May with just over 300 miles (probably closer to 350, but I forgot to set Cyclemeter properly on a couple of rides). That surprised me. Didn't seem like I was riding that much.

Main trend I've noticed is my average rides have gone from 10-15 miles per ride, to 20-40 miles per ride (with several shorter errands). Still only riding every other day or so, but it adds up.

I'm not sure whether that translates to better conditioning. Up 'til April I was mostly riding a shorter but much hillier rural route that was a real challenge for several months. By April I was using the local MUP more often, which is flatter and easier to ride, so the longer rides were less exhausting. I suppose each works different types of conditioning.
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A very long and very hot ride with my buddy Frankie this morning. Getting a late start didn't help with the heat situation since it was in the upper 80s at 9:00 am when we finally got started. The ride time wasn't bad but the overall time really sucked. The heat just got to both of us and we spend a lot time stopping to cool down. 54 miles for the day but it seemed as if we did a century.
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Ma Nature is being fickle. Yesterday it was summer, this morning it was early spring (cool) weather. Long sleeves and the hands were a little chilly. Well, you can't have everything—where would you put it?

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20 on the CX and my legs are all scratched up from the brush.
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Old 06-02-16, 01:58 PM
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Didn't ride,,, again. Must, must finish this damn house. It's so close now. Then nothing but freedom and riding. Maybe one more week.
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It was payday yesterday so I was out for most of the day and on Tempest as the rear wheel of my Schwinn keeps bending and took six spokes this time...time to Mutt and Jeff and just find a rear wheel with more guts.
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22 miles with the gang this morning. The guys only had time for on lap so I did the parking lot to parking lot portion of the second lap solo for a total of 36 miles. Not as hot or humid as yesterday, which was nice.
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Did my usual Suncoast trail ride SR54 to SR52 then back with a detour through Starkey Park before heading back to trailhead at SR54 putting me in at 33 miles total. Saw several turkey on the SC trail and had a river otter dart out right in front of me on the Starkey Park extension!!! All in all a great mornings ride!!! John, one of these days will have to catch up and do a ride together. My group does a Wed evening ride in Flatwoods every week but I'm usually on the SC trail for a group ride there.
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Old 06-03-16, 03:00 PM
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Twelve miles on the hilly rural route on a sticky Friday afternoon. And now that I'm cooled off I may go out again later, weather permitting.
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