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Old 07-28-18, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by canklecat
Sweet honkin' feet... those are nice.

Kicking myself again for selling my 1970s Detto Pietros about 15 years ago when I thought I'd never ride a bike again. Oh, my Scott clipless shoes are just fine. Technically better. But those cleated Dettos were something special.
Thanks! I think these will be a good fall/winter riding shoe, since they have no vents. Add a few pair of smart wool socks and pedal On!


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Old 07-28-18, 10:48 AM
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Did a nice and easy, 13.65 miles from my house down to the James River, along Riverside Dr, here in Richmond, Virginia. Great day for it after the rain stopped yesterday and it cleared up. Sections of the road (especially down by the river) were still a bit wet, but otherwise it was excellent. 56:10 was my time and maybe a 14 mph speed on avg.

Here's the route...



...just came off the Huguenot Bridge, onto Riverside Dr.




Lastly, as a joke, I made a comment asking, "Anyone need anything from Pleasant's Hardware while I'm here?" ha ha ha...

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Old 07-28-18, 10:54 AM
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Hot! Hot! Hot! Worked on spinning intervals for 40 miles this morning. Park was still flooded and too crowded to do fast rides.
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Old 07-28-18, 12:07 PM
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The Joys Of Aging: It feels like I have been on "medical leave" all week.

Last Sunday I got part 1 of 2 of the shingles vaccination. It was one of the most painful shots in the arm I have ever had, followed by a couple days of malaise and no energy.
However, I had a bout of shingles a decade or so ago, and this shot was not nearly as bad as that was.

About the time I felt like getting on a bike we had lots of rain, so no riding then either. Then Thursday I had to go to the optometrist to check on my cataract progression in the past six months. There wasn't very much progression, but dilating my eyes makes them very sensitive to light, and always give me a headache, so again no ride.

Then Friday it was a dermatologist appointment to check this spot that has showed up on my face in the past couple months. Luckily it's not cancerous, but not having it removed can lead to it being precancerous. I told her to get it off my face ASAP. So they sprayed the spot with liquid nitrogen to freeze it off. That left my face with some throbbing and soreness. Again no ride.

So today I finally felt like getting out for a bike ride, and enjoy these lower than normal temperatures we have been experiencing.
I got in a very nice 2 hour and 20 minute ride, and I feel great.

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Old 07-28-18, 02:41 PM
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Cross post from the hybrid forum...

A friend and I took an early morning ride from Lewisville, TX up to Denton for nothing more than to ride and to enjoy a cold brew coffee, then really good breakfast tacos and a beer for breakfast at around 9am. Why not?? The Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA) and the local communities it serves were tasked with putting in a bike trail that follows the light rail system. It's a great little 30 mile round trip ride to and from my house.

My friend is riding a 2018 Fuji Absolute 2.3 (orange bike in the pics below) and I'm on my trusty 2013 Fuji Absolute 2.1 (the blue one). I've been spending a lot of time lately on a '74 Motobecane Grand Touring road bike I resurrected, but I love my hybrid for rides like this. My Camelback Mule was a necessity on this warm, muggy North Texas morning.







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Old 07-28-18, 06:28 PM
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I did a 20+ mile ride this morning and rode really hard, climbing the "hills" and bridges at a much faster speed than usual. It felt good. After attending an 85 year old's birthday party, I decided to go out again and did another 10, this time on my commuter with a stop for supplies for my beach ride tomorrow.
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Old 07-28-18, 07:23 PM
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After spending a couple of hours plus doing overdue maintenance stuff on our tandem, went out for an 11 mile ride on the ti long wheelbase 'bent. I needed that. One modest hill.
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Old 07-29-18, 11:10 AM
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An extremely hot morning that pretty much wore me out. It wasn't as crowded as it was yesterday but there was more areas of flooding in the park. Still able to get in a 40 mile ride, despite the heat.
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Old 07-29-18, 11:51 AM
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Old 07-29-18, 01:34 PM
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I got in a quickie 90 minute ride this morning. I can tell the humidity is building, even though we are experiencing normal temperatures again.
Rain, rain, rain is in the forecast for the next few days.
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Old 07-29-18, 02:40 PM
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First time on the bike since I broke my leg June 1st. Nine miles between this morning and just now. Very nice and easy on the leg/ankle. I am happy. Very enjoyable other than the skunk that made me nervous on the other side of the ditch. He had his fanny turned towards me but I felt he was far enough away.... thankfully, he was. : )
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Old 07-29-18, 04:06 PM
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26 miles just now in 102 weather it was hot
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Old 07-29-18, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by hadassah
First time on the bike since I broke my leg June 1st. Nine miles between this morning and just now. Very nice and easy on the leg/ankle. I am happy. Very enjoyable other than the skunk that made me nervous on the other side of the ditch. He had his fanny turned towards me but I felt he was far enough away.... thankfully, he was. : )
Congrats on first ride post-fracture.
I never see live skunks, just dead ones on the road, sometimes in the middle and sometimes stinkin' to high heaven.
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Old 07-29-18, 04:29 PM
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45 rural Screamer miles starting in Brownsburg, IN for the annual club picnic ride. Ride was great and picnic was great!
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Old 07-29-18, 04:45 PM
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Congrats on first ride post-fracture.
I never see live skunks, just dead ones on the road, sometimes in the middle and sometimes stinkin' to high heaven.
Thanks! We had a skunk family around our house for a while. They started cooping up with our chickens and would wait for my husband to go in the barn to feed them. They only came out at night... teeny little baby skunks with mom, they were kind of cute. I'm glad they are gone though. : )
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Old 07-30-18, 04:51 AM
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After a rainy week and just one short ride to town, a dry day came along and I rode my second metric century this summer. Mostly pavement but some gravel. It incl. a climb up Roxbury Gap - one of the 6 gap roads that run over the mountains. Starting back down I saw a skunk trotting up the road heading right for me. “Rabid?” I wondered. I stopped and at that point he noticed me and veered off into the woods.

Along the the highway I passed an aromatic field of cannabis. As of July 1 it’s now legal to grow a little of your own marijuana in Vermont, but not this much! I assume it was hemp.

I was pretty beat by the end. I’ve been harboring hopes of doing a 100 mile day this summer as I hit the big 7-0 but I have some serious doubts about that.
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Old 07-30-18, 07:05 AM
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Saturday - rode my new 'cross bike to accompany the missus on the maiden shake-down ride of her new custom all-road bike. I got 25 miles in; sadly, she got less than half that, as quite a few problems were revealed in the shake-down.
Sunday - ~40 mile group road ride, a spirited brisk sprint with 4 other Club members.
Today - commuted to work on the new 'cross bike...which is also (out of necessity/process-of-elimination) my new commuter bike: I sold the Bridgestone when I got this CAADX. If today's weather forecast is correct, I hit the trifecta: 0% chance of precipitation all day, and a tailwind in both directions! So far they're correct, will know for sure after tonight's return leg. Will wind up with the usual ~19 miles for the day.
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Old 07-30-18, 11:20 AM
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Hi. Long time no post. February of 2017 fell off bike and broke hip. Don’t try it. Learned have osteoporosis which shouldn’t have been a surprise as age 71 when fell (now 73).

Rode 3,000 Miles in 2017, down from usual 6,000. Just passed 3,000 for 2018.

Yesterday rode 40 Miles with group at 17 MPH pace. Feels good to be riding again if not quite as fast or long.

If you are in your 60s (or older),suggest getting a bone density test. Wish I had done

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Old 07-31-18, 12:54 AM
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26 miles outside after a 40 minute indoor trainer warmup Monday night. Shoulder is killing me, but it was a nice night, just warm, light breeze. My speed is still there, maybe a little faster since I've been using the indoor trainer a lot while recovering.
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Old 07-31-18, 06:49 AM
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22 mile group ride with the usual Tuesday morning crew.
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40 miles this morning. Last ride until Aug 20th, when we return from vacation. I hope the cruise ship has some nice spinning or stationary bikes in it's gym.
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Old 07-31-18, 08:16 PM
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Yep, 110 km. Planned to do a 30-40 km recovery ride but ended up riding for 110 km.
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Old 08-01-18, 10:03 AM
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15 miles early Wednesday morning to take advantage of the rare 70 degree temp. Nice relief after the recent 100+F days. Couldn't sleep anyway, so I did 15 minutes warmup on the indoor trainer, then did some of my fastest times on a familiar route. Pretty good start to the day.
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A cool front came through last night bringing a little rain, and below average temps today.
High temps of low 80'sF in August are unheard of this time of year, but the normal 90'sF will return by this weekend.
Got in 103 minutes today.
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Old 08-01-18, 08:38 PM
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After a couple of rainy days - we needed some rain - was able to bike to work again today. 20 miles.
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