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Old 09-18-17, 01:59 PM
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20.2 miles (32.5k). Actually two flats yesterday, same tire (front) after I got home. I must have pinched the tube. All is well now (except that I'm keeping the tube and CO2 companies in business).
At least 10 warmer this morning. Just two of us for the Kiwanis Coffee Riders, but didn't stop for coffee.


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Old 09-18-17, 03:11 PM
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21.3 miles today after probably 20 miles yesterday from three rides. In need of rest, tomorrow I'll do... archery! (retired - have a whole list of things...)
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Old 09-18-17, 05:56 PM
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41 miles on a beautiful afternoon. Cool (for FL), low 80's, maintained a nice pace throughout.

Not looking forward to the upcoming time change, as I've really come to savor my after work biking expeditions.
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Old 09-18-17, 07:59 PM
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249 miles for last week.
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Old 09-18-17, 08:43 PM
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Got rained out of a bike commute this morning. Got out after work and got rained out again after 1.3 miles. Drove to Lowe's and got some mulch. Rain stopped by then, so got in 5 more miles in almost-dark conditions. Impressed by how bright my Cateye Volt 200 is for being so small and inexpensive. Brighter than my Volt 100. Both used mostly flashing in daylight riding. Or daybreak.
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Old 09-18-17, 11:51 PM
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A cold front has dropped the temps a good bit and brought in rain on and off. Good time to work inside and on bike building.
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Old 09-19-17, 11:24 AM
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We had some beautiful weather this morning for a bike ride. Rode 35 miles with a friend from my Coast 2 Coast group. It turned out to be a very nice chit chat ride for most of the distance. I don't think I've ever talked so much on a bike ride as I did today.
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Old 09-19-17, 02:56 PM
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12.5 miles followed with a 19 minute tractor tire workout
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Old 09-19-17, 05:08 PM
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22.6 miles (36.4k). Getting colder and buncha wind for the next couplea days (ugh).

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Old 09-19-17, 05:48 PM
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Nice wee 16 miles tonight....just before it got dark.

Lovely evening, no wind. Warm. Bliss. Out alone on the road. Love it!
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Old 09-19-17, 06:20 PM
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42 miles, nice pace. I have two events left this year - Santa Fe Century in Oct. and Horrible Hundred in November. If work doesn't get too crazy, I could still log 6k miles for the year....we'll see!
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Old 09-19-17, 08:41 PM
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7 miles this evening after some lawn-mowing. Enjoyed the bike ride more than the mowing.
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Old 09-20-17, 01:42 PM
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23.8 miles (38.3k) in a moderate wind. The weather is starting to be a factor. I was shooting for 6,000 miles this year, I'm currently 831 miles ahead of this point last year (5,365 total for 2016) but wind, rain, and a November shoulder replacement surgery might put the kabosh on that. I should be able to resume riding in March of 2018 (weather permitting).

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Old 09-20-17, 01:43 PM
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Rode 56 miles with my buddy Frankie. A late start and a slow ride really made for a tiring ride. Gotta get Frankie to pick up the speed. This isn't like him to ride this slow for several rides in a row.
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A 13 mile ride tonight with my buddy, Hazel. Lots of hills. Working on fitness. Wet and windy....we also had a laugh.
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Old 09-20-17, 06:19 PM
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41 miles in good, calm weather. The last six miles of the return route head due north with horizon to horizon views, so it's always neat to watch the sun set as I'm nearing the end of the ride ��
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Old 09-20-17, 08:06 PM
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Great day for biking to work. And back. 21 miles.
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Old 09-21-17, 11:05 AM
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My buddy Steve had to leave early so I rode 20 miles with him, 5 miles solo and ended up lapping my wife on her ride. I decided to finish the ride with her so we would get to the parking lot at the same time and no one would have to wait on the other. Ended up doing 10 miles with her for a total of 35 miles.
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Old 09-21-17, 12:12 PM
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14.54 miles today
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Old 09-21-17, 01:39 PM
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22 tandem miles late this morning. Nice series of rollers on Mullinix Road after the turnaround halfway out.
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Old 09-21-17, 02:46 PM
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25 miles Thursday mid-day. First ride since Sunday, taking it a little easier. First half felt great. Second half, temp shot up, not so great. Still beats the alternatives.
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Old 09-21-17, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JanMM
7 miles this evening after some lawn-mowing. Enjoyed the bike ride more than the mowing.
I would too. I have allergies.
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Old 09-21-17, 07:43 PM
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Did a couple of laps in my new neighborhood on the Trek Fixie. . .
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Old 09-21-17, 07:59 PM
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49 Miles. It's been in the high 80s to low 90s for the last 5 months. Today it was 51 with a threat of rain that never happened. Had to get my cold weather gear out. There's snow up in the hill tops. I'm not ready for winter. Supposed to be 70 Monday and 80 Thursday. I feel much better riding in hot weather.
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Old 09-22-17, 07:26 AM
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Got out for a quick 15 miles before work this morning. Mostly in the dark. Invigorating.
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