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Old 01-15-18, 07:59 PM
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Does anybody else transport multiple bikes for comparison laps on a familiar route.
Not talking about how fast each bike may be, rather how unique and enjoyable each can be.
10mi each on these 3 bikes. The most recent additions.

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Old 01-16-18, 10:31 AM
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Cold As Balls

It is so cold here I can not do extended rides too uncounterable. I did ride to school tho so lucky enough it is 2.6 miles so I can get 5.2 miles a day
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Old 01-16-18, 05:07 PM
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13.7 miles (22.0k) afternoon ride, cold and overcast. A little spritz of rain on the way home but at least I got a ride in.

2018: 127.3m (205k) ♂ Total: 21,111m (33,974k)
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Old 01-16-18, 09:59 PM
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50 Miles, a comfortable and welcome 50 today. It's going to be wet for the rest of the week.
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Old 01-17-18, 02:43 PM
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17.6 miles (28.3k). Gradually getting back in shape. Looks like cold and Big Wind the next couple of days so no ride. Slight chance of rain.

2018: 145m (233k) ♂ Total: 21,128m (34,003k)
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Old 01-17-18, 04:04 PM
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5' intervals plus form sprints.
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Old 01-18-18, 12:15 AM
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My usual 22-or-so mile fitness route Wednesday. Temp was right at freezing but I was mostly comfortable for most of the ride. Dressed more appropriately than when I rode that same route Monday when the temp was a bit warmer. This time I wore a paper surgical mask (much neater than balaclavas -- disposable and replacements are cheap). Keeping the breath warm and moist helps a lot.

Fingers and toes began to tingle a bit the last few miles, even with ski gloves and two layers of comfy thick microfiber socks. But not uncomfortable, just a bit tingly. It would have become painful within another 10 miles, but I quit just before dark.
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Old 01-18-18, 08:09 AM
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27* this morning! In Central Florida! No way in hell. Moving south - maybe Belize. 😄
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Old 01-18-18, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by John_V
27* this morning! In Central Florida! No way in hell. Moving south - maybe Belize. 😄
How's that global warming working out? You mean it's not helping?
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Old 01-18-18, 03:49 PM
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I got out at 1:24AM today for a nippy 30 miles. Back inside for a warm-up and then out for some food shopping. Back again then out for a ride to visit LBS. Managed to make it a 57 mile day.
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Old 01-18-18, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
NOT bringing the Paramount to Bike Sebring 12/24 Hours in 4 weeks.
I was quite disappointed to see that "Bike Sebring" was not just laps of the track.

I used to shoot sports car racing there, and I have dreamed of doing an endurance event there (of course, right now a metric century is probably enough to kill me, so maybe "endurance" isn't the right title---particularly when talking so someone like OldTryGuy someone who considers a daily century barely sufficient.) I don't recall the roads around the track as being especially cycling-friendly---not bad, but 70 mph traffic.

27 laps of the track, though .... that would be a decent century.
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Old 01-18-18, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
I was quite disappointed to see that "Bike Sebring" was not just laps of the track.

I used to shoot sports car racing there, and I have dreamed of doing an endurance event there (of course, right now a metric century is probably enough to kill me, so maybe "endurance" isn't the right title---particularly when talking so someone like OldTryGuy someone who considers a daily century barely sufficient.) I don't recall the roads around the track as being especially cycling-friendly---not bad, but 70 mph traffic.

27 laps of the track, though .... that would be a decent century.
3 laps around track to begin then on road to Frost Proof with not that much traffic but some not too pleasant surfacing. The 11 mile road loop isn't that bad at all, both traffic and surface AND THEN 12 HOURS AROUND THE TRACK!!!!

Kind of zoned out a bit last year entering the S turns and hit the rumble strips......ONLY ONCE thank you very much. Last year it was just a FUN THING but this year ......I'm On A Mission.......
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Old 01-18-18, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
3 laps around track to begin then on road to Frost Proof with not that much traffic but some not too pleasant surfacing. The 11 mile road loop isn't that bad at all, both traffic and surface AND THEN 12 HOURS AROUND THE TRACK!!!!

Kind of zoned out a bit last year entering the S turns and hit the rumble strips......ONLY ONCE thank you very much. Last year it was just a FUN THING but this year ......I'm On A Mission.......
Hope you mission is fulfilled exactly as it should be ... too late this year and no vacation days .... but I need to look into this for next year .... seriously would fulfill a dream.

Thanks for the clarification ... i was in too much of a hurry to read the rules .... if helmets aren't required I might wear the cap given my by Tom Kristensen after his last victory there ... get it all sweaty in his honor.
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Old 01-18-18, 09:09 PM
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19 degrees........................3 hours*.......................Fat Bike in the snow






*albeit i did stop on the path for a snack halfway
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Old 01-19-18, 12:50 PM
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I was hoping to get out during this sunny period, but after taking the dog for her walk I see it is a damp cold outside with the wind coming across the slowly melting snow fields. I am 15 lbs. lighter than my last outdoor ride and I will miss that extra fat for keeping warm. It will be a whole lot easier going uphill though.

No outdoor rides yet in 2018, but I am saved by the KickR.
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Originally Posted by PaddleFoot
I am 15 lbs. lighter than my last outdoor ride and I will miss that extra fat for keeping warm. .
Those of us suffering and struggling to lose weight feel deep sympathy for you, when you have to wear and extra two layers and then blow by us ion the hills chatting while we can barely breathe.

We feel your pain. Believe me.
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Old 01-20-18, 01:56 PM
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18.2 miles (29.3k). 26 to start but sunny. 36 when I finished the ride 2 hours later. I definitely prefer summer.

2018: 163m (262k) ♂ Total: 21,147m (34,032k)
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Old 01-20-18, 02:25 PM
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Pothole City!

Finally after 2 weeks of Arctic Blasts, Alberta Clippers, and other assorted snow and ice storms the weather is more conducive to bike riding. With the temperature rising to 50F I got in 94 minutes today.

I stuck to the main roads, because some of the shady neighborhood streets still have icy and wet spots. I also noticed a proliferation of potholes. The holes themselves aren't the only problem, but also the large chunks of asphalt surrounding the potholes. Also, some of the hilly areas had a lot a fine gravel in the roads, obviously from the city's salting and sanding.

Because of all these unexpected new road obstacles, I believe it's time to retire the skinny tire, expensive carbon frame bike for the rest of the Winter, and switch to my wider tire, cheaper hybrid. So, if I end up doing a multi-point landing in the middle of the road it may not be as expensive.
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Old 01-20-18, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
Those of us suffering and struggling to lose weight feel deep sympathy for you, when you have to wear and extra two layers and then blow by us ion the hills chatting while we can barely breathe.

We feel your pain. Believe me.
Looking forward to it.
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Old 01-20-18, 04:55 PM
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In the 40's today and most but not all of the ice and slush are gone. Was able to ride 6 miles!
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67.6 miles which is a lifetime record for a ride in January (western suburbs of Chicago). 33 degrees at the start, mid 40's by the midpoint. Full sun. Light winds. 96% of the pavement was clear. The 4% (a mile of unplowed/closed road in Fermi Lab and a 1/2 mile section of the Virgil Gilman trail) made me very glad I invested in studded tires this year. I fishtailed as I was trying to figure out the best way through the 2 inches of snow and some ice due to foot traffic. But I stayed upright so that was a win!
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67.6 mile ride in January 33 - mid 40's studded tires through the 2 inches of snow and some ice
you get the award today. outstanding endurance on studded tires!
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Old 01-20-18, 10:54 PM
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40 miles Saturday, mostly chasing personal best times on some Strava segments. The wind was steady 15-20 mph with 30 mph gusts. Not fun for long meandering cruises, but perfect for some northbound segments taking advantage of that tailwind.

Five new PRs and regained 4th overall on a fast roller coaster that's trickier than it looks. It seems mostly downhill but plateaus and climbs just enough to make it difficult to sustain momentum. My fastest of three attempts didn't record properly, otherwise I might have nudged up to 3rd overall. Darned GPS always seems to lose sync in that particular spot, one reason I usually take three attempts at new PRs on that segment. Usually the three are within 1/2 mph of each other, so no big deal if one doesn't record properly.

And I'm still a slug on steady climbs, even with a tailwind.
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how many "Did You Ride Today" threads are scattered around the bikeforum website?

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Haven't posted any rides in a few days. On the 16th, I waited a bit too long for it to warm up and didn't get started until noon. Had a dinner engagement with some friends so I only had time for a quick, 25 mile ride.

Yesterday, I rode with my friend, Mary, who's a RUSA member and I wanted to know more about the group as I'm thinking of joining. After the info she gave me and the 47 mile ride, I'm still on the fence about joining. The cold snap we've been having finally went away and Mother Nature is giving us back our winter.

This morning, I met some of my riding buddies and we had a nice 50 mile ride in some awesome weather. Temps are back in the mid and upper 70s and the forecast looks good for it to stay that way for the next week or two.
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