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Old 07-29-17, 12:14 AM
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40 miles including an evening group ride and the ride to and from. Hot, even after dark, so I loaf-cycled.
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Old 07-29-17, 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Greybeard712
24.4 miles (39.3k). Waited 8 months for nice weather to get here. I'm averaging 25.7 miles/day and 180 miles/week for July. Not bad for an ol' duffer (over 70).

2017: 3,451m (5,554k) ♂ Total: 18,440m (29,676k)
Nice weekly miles, even for a young duffer. Being retired and riding every day sure beats sitting on the porch watching the grass grow.
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Old 07-29-17, 11:53 AM
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Nice blue skies and warm temps this morning and I was all set for my normal, Saturday, 60 mile ride with my buddy Frankie. Ride was going nicely until it started to rain around mile 38. Didn't know what to expect because it was pouring and the sun was still out with blue skies. Since we were already soaked, we opted to finish the 60 mile ride but then it started to thunder, so I decided that was the end of the ride and headed back to the van. Got back to the van, dripping wet with a 45 mile ride under my belt.
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Old 07-29-17, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by John_V
Nice weekly miles, even for a young duffer. Being retired and riding every day sure beats sitting on the porch watching the grass grow.
Amen to that, brother. I'd probably be a 300 lb toad in bad health if it weren't for bicycles (I have 5).

25.0 miles (40.2k). WU (Weather Underground) sez cooler today but still the predicted high is 95. 101 by next Wed. 85.5 n' sunny by the time I finished the ride at 11AM. Decided against a long solo ride out to Mayberry Park so I extended my regular ride on the Sparks bike path. Some @22mph. Wheee. Absolutely loving this Roubaix Pro. Started riding it July 6, almost 400 miles on it already. 745 miles this month (and another 2 days to go).


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43 tandem miles today on our clubs Picnic Ride. Picnic in a local park at the end of the ride.
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Old 07-29-17, 07:08 PM
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I rode in the Glenwood canyon, Colorado.
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Old 07-29-17, 07:40 PM
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28.8 miles. First time in weeks that I had the wind at my back on the way home.
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Old 07-29-17, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by John_V
Nice blue skies and warm temps this morning and I was all set for my normal, Saturday, 60 mile ride with my buddy Frankie. Ride was going nicely until it started to rain around mile 38. Didn't know what to expect because it was pouring and the sun was still out with blue skies. Since we were already soaked, we opted to finish the 60 mile ride but then it started to thunder, so I decided that was the end of the ride and headed back to the van. Got back to the van, dripping wet with a 45 mile ride under my belt.
WOW!!! How similar it was some 90 miles south of you. Despite my observation of suspicious blobs out in the Gulf on WINK Radar heading my way, I headed out to the LBS for our Sat. AM ride. All started well but 2.5 miles in, the drips began then followed by pelting rain with puddles galore. It seemed like the downpour was preceding us on the roads we were taking. The 39 miles went quickly and ended with sunshine back at the shop. Some quick bike cleaning and off for a round about way home finishing with 71 miles.
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Old 07-29-17, 08:01 PM
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embarrassed to post with you guys but

I have a a little route near the house I like to ride often for a work out . 14.75 miles with some hills . Its an out and back thing on a county road . Time today was 1hr 38 seconds . I'm not in the same league as most of you guys but I'm having fun .
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Old 07-29-17, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by mtn_cyclist
I rode in the Glenwood canyon, Colorado.
Yeah go ahead and rub it in I'll be up there in your mountains in about 3 weeks. Not on the bike this time though, this trip is pure jeeping and I can't wait!
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Originally Posted by atitagain
I have a a little route near the house I like to ride often.................. I'm having fun .

IMO, that's all that matters.
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Old 07-29-17, 08:50 PM
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I forgot to say that I did my long ride today, 13 miles! Pretty good if you consider I was riding 2-3 miles a couple months ago. That's the farthest I've ridden in 15 years. I will end this week with about 50 miles.
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Old 07-29-17, 09:42 PM
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9 mile easy cruise around the neighborhood to stretch the sore legs and fetch some coffee for the morning. Even my loaf-cycling on the hybrid is getting faster. Doesn't feel like I'm riding fast, but my average is pushing closer to 14 mph just loafing around the neighborhood. I guess the interval training pain sessions on the road bike is working.
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Old 07-29-17, 10:48 PM
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52 Miles today, broke 3,000 for the year. Exact same hours as all last year, but since I moved to an area with few big hills it took 240 miles more to match last years hours. another hot day 92, going to be in the 100s next week.
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Old 07-30-17, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeOK
I forgot to say that I did my long ride today, 13 miles! Pretty good if you consider I was riding 2-3 miles a couple months ago. That's the farthest I've ridden in 15 years. I will end this week with about 50 miles.
Good for you. The most important part is that you're out there riding-period. It adds up.

27.2 miles (43.8k). Slightly cool in the AM, muchly hot in the PM. Doubled most of my regular ride again today (safe, decent surface).


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30-mile turnaround point: In the woods off of Rt. 119 in Minot.
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Old 07-30-17, 03:05 PM
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10 miles with the wife on our comfort bikes, it's "Mansoon Season" here in So. CO. so it rains a LOT, we finally got a couple of hours to ride in the DRY so we took a short area ride, stopped at Sonic and then rode home before it again started to rain!
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41 miles, 2300 ft of climbing on an almost 40 year old bike, a 1978 Trek TX 900

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21 miles on Saturday, some of it on trails with no wind, some on the road, where the wind was occasionally strong:
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Old 07-30-17, 05:57 PM
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12 miles this afternoon on the ti 'bent after finishing replacing the ceiling fan with a new one in our bedroom. (Fan and light work!)
This bike has been a bit twitchy on steep climbs (it's a long wheelbase bike with a pronounced rear weight bias) but felt better today on a couple of short, steepish hills after recent adjustments of seatback angle and riser/handlebar positioning so that I am now a bit less reclined and closer to the bars.
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Torrential downpours awaited me when I rolled into town from my extended Jersey weekend trip, but I waited it out and was rewarded with clearing skies. Roads were a bit damp in spots, bit not slick wet. 41 miles total....

If the weather cooperates, this is a good week to put on some heavy miles in my quest to get 6k for the year.....
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65.3 miles in today. Weather was beautiful for eastern NC. Low humidity and 82 degrees out made it feel really nice compared to what we have been getting.
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After starting last week climbing up and down Skyline Drive and canoeing down the south fork of the Shenandoah River took a couple of days off and did my usual 26 miles on a rain soaked Saturday.

This morning bumped my daily ride up to 30 miles in the morning and did another 17 in the afternoon for a total of 47 miles on a virtually cloudless 75 degree brilliant day.
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Old 07-30-17, 10:26 PM
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Finally nudged past my 16 mph overall goal on 17 miles of the neighborhood interval training route. The hills are still my yellow Kryptonite -- they keep fooling my lungs into thinking we can't breathe.
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