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Old 03-22-10, 01:52 PM
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Whoops 300 miler on the Sea Way Trail ....
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Old 03-22-10, 03:37 PM
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Got in 24 miles, went by the Garden of the Gods, sunny but very blustry day, mean headwind going south or east, "how does that happen"? Stopped by the shop, bought new CatEye Velo 8 computer, upgrade for some wanted functions from my old Velo 5 unit. Weather's supposed to start turning bad for a couple of days RATS!
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Old 03-22-10, 04:00 PM
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March 21, yes, did a 20 miler in the rain with the daughter.
March 22, yes 30+ miles with a 18/27 mph WSW wind and partly cloudy, rode with my daughter.
Tomorrow is supposed to be 72* and sunny so it should be another good day to ride in central FL.


31.30 miles today
558.10 miles this month
1622 miles this year
53 ride days TY vs 48 ride days LY
5877 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
369 miles ahead of this date last year

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Old 03-22-10, 07:34 PM
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Rio Hondo Riverbed, LA Riverbed 24 miles. Started late, 5 mph head wind, mostly sunny, 70 degrees.
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Old 03-22-10, 07:46 PM
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Decided not to do my intervals in the misty rain and wimped out and went to trainer class tonight. During the class a thunderstorm passed over even though the outside temps were in the high 30's.
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Old 03-23-10, 01:20 PM
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50.3 miles. A very sunny day but temp was 32* when I started and 55* after I pulled on the driveway. The next few days will be ideal riding conditions, sunny to partly cloudy in the forecast for the next 4 days.

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Old 03-23-10, 05:18 PM
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37 miles, chilly when you listen to the weatherman and don't dress correctly.
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Old 03-24-10, 01:52 PM
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March 24, yes 30+ solo miles today. Weather was outstanding sunshine and light wind.

30.30 miles today
589.0 miles this month
1653 miles this year
54 ride days TY vs 49 ride days LY
5846 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
379 miles ahead of this date last year

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Old 03-24-10, 03:27 PM
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40 miles this morning.
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Old 03-24-10, 03:39 PM
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Easy 31 flat miles yesterday on the tandem. Temps 65-70. Will ride 20 today on my single.
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Old 03-24-10, 04:31 PM
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after work 31 miler, nice.
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Old 03-24-10, 04:36 PM
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Rode to work for the first time this year. (Not kidding when I say 3-season commuter). 9+ miles each way. Mild weather. Dry. Only got honked at a couple of times.
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Old 03-24-10, 06:52 PM
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Yesterday I rode a hilly 30 mile loop with some of the hardcore roadies. There were a few other riders who weren't really up to keeping up with the soulcrushers, so we formed a B group and rode at a hard but sensible pace. The wind was just enough of a crosswind to make drafting less helpful than usual, so we were pretty beat by the end.
Today I did a 10 mile fairly mild MTB ride. About half doubletrack and half singletrack. One of my riding partners from work bought a new Stumpjumper FSR and wanted to try it out on some easy trails before hitting the crazy stuff later.
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Old 03-24-10, 07:41 PM
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After my whining about the snow a couple of days ago, the weather changed and it all melted and the roads are dry. Got home from work called Skipper and said that I needed a ride. (How the h--l can working only 2 days a week irritate me so badly!) So we got together and knocked off about 10 miles riding around town at which time I felt much better thank you very much.
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Old 03-24-10, 08:06 PM
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Only 9 miles today. Felt like a lot more, given the headwind. Looking forward to the weekend for a longer ride.
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Old 03-24-10, 08:46 PM
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2 hours in the hot and sweaty trainer class. I've finally caught up to the A group by doing 190 rpm for 30 seconds at the top of the high cadence ladder. We had an abundance of Z5 intervals tonight, yikes!
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Old 03-25-10, 01:43 PM
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March 25, yes only 20+ solo miles today. Weather was outstanding sunshine and light wind. Kept running into friends and stopped to talk so had to cut the ride short.

21.20 miles today
612.90 miles this month
1676 miles this year
55 ride days TY vs 50 ride days LY
5823 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
382 miles ahead of this date last year

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Old 03-25-10, 06:02 PM
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A day late but: Club ride last night, 30 miles, flat (through the Grosse Pointes) 17.3mph average.

Cold and rain today.
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Old 03-25-10, 06:22 PM
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[QUOTE=bjjoondo;10561983]Got in 24 miles, went by the Garden of the Gods,

When my son was at USAFA, we visited Garden of the Gods. That would be a cool ride!
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Old 03-25-10, 06:24 PM
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Got in a short 12+ miles today. It's great to be back on a real bike and off the trainer! This weekend is supposed to turn to cr*p, but should be able to resume after work rides next week.
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Old 03-25-10, 08:05 PM
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I rode the same MTB trails as yesterday, but a little farther and a little faster. 13 miles of mixed singletrack and doubletrack and I felt tired but not exhausted. I saw several deer, some turkeys and an owl.
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Old 03-25-10, 08:14 PM
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We got 2" of snow this evening! I planned to ride outside for two hours but instead did one hour on the rollers, crashed getting a drink from my bottle, then finished up with one hour on the trainer. We planned to do this ride, but was snowed out, so with the Queens permission it will be rescheduled: https://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6305053/
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Old 03-26-10, 12:02 PM
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March 25, yes only 20+ solo miles in the morning and then 19 more after dinner.
March 26, yes 34 +miles, it was a beautiful cool morning with P. cloudy skies and light wind. With a little luck I should hit 800 miles this month. A record for me.

34.20 miles today
666.40 miles this month
1730 miles this year
56 ride days TY vs 51 ride days LY
5769 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
405 miles ahead of this date last year

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45.7 miles. 27* when I started and 37* at the end of the ride. Sunny but windy coming from the NNE. Tomorrow hopefully will be less windy and warmer.
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Old 03-26-10, 04:27 PM
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45 minutes on the rollers. Race tomorrow.
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