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Old 05-08-18, 06:46 PM
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33.22 miles a mix of every surface!
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Old 05-08-18, 07:32 PM
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Another bike to work day today. 19 miles. Stopped at local election site and voted, then rode on to work. Then, after riding home from work, went down to election site and helped close it down. (Wife/stoker was an election worker today.)
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Old 05-08-18, 10:18 PM
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A great ride starting in colorful Buckley. About 25 miles.
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Old 05-09-18, 11:52 AM
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17.6 miles (28.3k). Went out a little earlier to avoid the big wind. Got home just in time.

2018: 1,126m (1,805k) Total: 22,105m (35,574k)
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Old 05-09-18, 02:02 PM
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I rode twice today.

I rode twice today; once at dawn; (about 12 miles); and again about an hour ago; (about 16 miles). I'm retired. I need a nap now.
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Old 05-09-18, 02:55 PM
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Did 50 miles of hills in beautiful Mongomery Tx through Sam Houston National Park. I couldn't have ordered better weather and the roads have just been resurfaced. Now I'm ready for a ribeye and a glass of red.
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Old 05-09-18, 05:16 PM
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38 miles, no wind, but very dusty. It’s been very dry here and the bike trail parallels a dirt road, which was in heavy use as I was passing through. I’m covered in sweat and dust - not a good combination.
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Old 05-09-18, 06:22 PM
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Took a PTO day today and was able to ride on a club M-W-F morning training ride that I hope to be able to regularly attend as a retired guy next year. 45 flat miles in farmland to the south of Indy in Johnson County mostly.
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Old 05-09-18, 08:44 PM
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60 miles on one of the best rides I've ever had. Beautiful day, strong headwind coming from the North where the US Forest Service is doing some burning, which made it smoky for a half hour or so. Even with the head wind I was doing 24+ mph, felt young and very strong. Never felt tired all day, maybe I don't belong in the over 50 sub any more. When will we have a 60 and over for people who feel 30 sub?
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Old 05-10-18, 11:22 AM
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16.3 miles (26.2k). Went out an hour early because of VA appts, still cold at 8 a.m. Haven't ridden the Tarmac for over a month. Speedy lil' bugger.

2018: 1,139m (1,831k) Total: 22.121m (35,601k)
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Old 05-10-18, 11:25 AM
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When will we have a 60 and over for people who feel 30 sub?
When the blessed Angel of SelfDeception defeats the King of CruelReality.
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Old 05-10-18, 11:28 AM
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Got in 95 minutes on another warm but windy day.
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Old 05-10-18, 02:15 PM
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Got in a nice and easy, 60 mile ride today with my buddy Frankie. 19 miles of the ride was solo while waiting on Frankie to arrive.
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Old 05-10-18, 06:37 PM
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Thirty eight miles to Raleigh and back, with a small detour. It’s starting to heat up after an unbelievable stretch of gorgeous, unseasonably cool spring weather. Three strong rides in a row, and I hope to get out tomorrow and attend the club ride on Saturday. Still won’t be anywhere near the shape I was in last year for the Tour de Madison next weekend, but at least I know I won’t totally embarrass myself.

Enjoying a diet ginger beer mixed with cold water right now.....
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Old 05-10-18, 06:59 PM
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Tried to go for an overnight ride but failed at 2:41AM this morning. Started 6:37PM yesterday and due to a lack of relaxation throughout the day and horrendous winds blowing at 15mph I only got 125 miles in. Finally able to chill after a HOT shower I was back out at 8:00AM and feeling better managed another 100 miles. 2 months from today I'm 68 and my double age ride for my birthday ride should be a snap.
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Old 05-11-18, 04:17 PM
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Got a few miles in up in the hills:

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Old 05-11-18, 06:01 PM
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Did a 47 (46.7) mile ride this morning with my friend Frank C. The ride put me at 60,001 miles since 01/01/11. I guess I'm officially out of warranty. 😄




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Old 05-11-18, 08:24 PM
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Another bike to work day today - 21 miles. 87F on the ride home.
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Out early with the club this morning to do a nice 42 mike ride in eastern Alachua County, into Putnam, ending up in the small town of Windsor, where they were hosting their annual zucchini festival. I’m not a huge zucchini fan, but the ice cream tasted excellent! Good, strong ride, some of it on the Hawthorne Trail, which is always a great ride.
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Old 05-12-18, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by John_V
Did a 47 (46.7) mile ride this morning with my friend Frank C. The ride put me at 60,001 miles since 01/01/11. I guess I'm officially out of warranty. 😄
Congrats. Wow! That's a lot of rubber on the road.

14.6 miles (23.5k). Winter is still here. It was cold enough to cut the ride short. Damn!

2018: 1,152m (1,855k) Total 22,136m (35,624)
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Old 05-12-18, 12:09 PM
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16 miles on a very fun, very scenic rural route for a charity bike ride benefiting a local animal shelter - this being their 17th year to host a charity ride. Perfect day, perfect weather, barely a hint of traffic but those vehicles that shared the road with the bikes were exceptionally polite, many drivers smiling and waving hello. Chose just to do 16 miles as I'm still getting back into biking, and my posterior needs time to adjust to a bicycle seat (even a nice one) yet again. Lot of really nice folks my age (and greater) chose this route, probably due to the projected temp rise into the 90's this afternoon. Next year I'd like to try the longer distance, especially as the countryside is simply lovely and very peaceful.
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We went from the 4th coldest April to breaking and tying daily record highs of around lower 90'sF in May.
Got in 101 minutes today after taking a break yesterday to run errands and do some grocery shopping.
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21 miles. I was going to take my usual 60 mile route but it heads straight North where 30 mph gusts were blowing from. So I decided I'll do that tomorrow and headed West up into the mountains. One hour climbing to the top then half an hour back down. It's a good workout I might start doing some shorter rides occasionally. Next month when it is warmer up high in the mountains I'm going to add a trip to the ski resort once a week.
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31 rained out miles yesterday and a nice 40 mile solo ride this morning. Overcast and humid but at least the temps weren't in the 90s like they have been lately.
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started May 12, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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ride time 2:36:48
stopped time 19:48
distance 51.10 miles
average speed 19.55 mph
fastest speed 32.34 mph
ascent 441
descent 472
calories 2947
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temperature 75F
humidity 75%
wind 18 mph S

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