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Old 08-16-18, 09:13 PM
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Air looked much cleaner today. Headed up into the mountains. I don't mind climbing for 15-20 minutes, but when it turns into hours, I would really rather not. 40 miles.
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Old 08-17-18, 07:03 AM
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Rode 44 miles on the MRT along the Mississippi River yesterday, I just turned 60.


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Old 08-17-18, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by avidbiker14
Only 14 today, but yesterday was 60 with 2700 feet of ascent... Very hilly out here in southern Indiana. I try to do 15 a day, with on 40+ ride once a week.
No mountains, but lots and lots of hills in the southern part of our state.

Rainy the last couple of days in central Indiana but had a window of opportunity after work yesterday evening. Was able to ride 9 miles with a few sprinkles. Poured down less than an hour later.
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Old 08-17-18, 07:39 PM
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Definitley!

Only 10 due to heavy rain.
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Old 08-19-18, 10:47 AM
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Just got home from a nice 29.5 mile ride out to Capital One's big business complex, West Creek Pkwy (2 laps) horseshoe shaped roadway, etc... and eventually back home. 1 hr and 57 min for a nice easy 15 mph speed. Man, I tell you... There were some crazy people inside the quiet business road of West Creek Pkwy - some dudes had those time-trial aerodynamic style bikes and were zooming along at like 40-45 mph! No matter what chainring you were one, those guys would blow by you like you were standing still!


Here is Hockett Rd & Tuckahoe Creek Pkwy (which leads into Capital One huge area, and also down into West Creek Pkwy).




Here is a shot of Virginia Farm Bureau's big building by the twin duck ponds inside West Creek Pkwy. I stopped to sip by other water bottle (thank God I brought two of them!).




Lastly, here is the route from Map My Ride...

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I got out early this morning on a cloudy, warm and very humid day to beat the rain. Got in 100 minutes.
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Old 08-19-18, 06:21 PM
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Did my usual 50 mile ride, it was 90į but I didn't feel it.




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Old 08-19-18, 06:50 PM
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I've been riding my '54 Schwinn Hornet Darla for the last three days...I don't know or care how far, the ride is just so sweet.

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39.5 miles this morning in southern md. Nice weather 75 and mostly cloudy. It was an out and back route and i got lucky with a breeze helping on the return
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Old 08-19-18, 10:13 PM
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No. Was planning on it being my long ride day this week. We had a raccoon party at 2 . After being up the rest of the night, called it off for the day! Just didnít have it in me...
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Old 08-19-18, 11:51 PM
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22 miles Sunday afternoon/evening. First outdoor ride in two weeks, although I've used the indoor trainer. No energy, one of my slowest rides of the year on this familiar route, but it was good to get outside.
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I took Saturday off to hang around the house with Mrs. Mag. She had a little medical procedure done and the only way I was going to get to take it easy was to stay home. Went out and got 85 miles in before the weather turned sour once again.
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Old 08-20-18, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by gorillimo
No. Was planning on it being my long ride day this week. We had a raccoon party at 2 . After being up the rest of the night, called it off for the day! Just didnít have it in me...
UGH! I'm not a fan of Racoons. They've been killing our chickens.
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Originally Posted by gorillimo

No. Was planning on it being my long ride day this week. We had a raccoon party at 2 . After being up the rest of the night, called it off for the day! Just didnít have it in me...
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Old 08-20-18, 10:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj
UGH! I'm not a fan of Racoons. They've been killing our chickens.
no chickens, but they cleaned my pond of goldfish!!
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Old 08-20-18, 03:35 PM
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Sunday - 20 miles with rollers on my ti long wheelbase 'bent.
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Old 08-20-18, 04:31 PM
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28 miles yesterday and 20 miles today.
Intended to go farther today but had to cut it short due to the jet stream blowing the smoke in from Colorado.
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Old 08-20-18, 07:54 PM
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Today: took the afternoon off from work. Able to get out for a ten mile ride late in the day.
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Old 08-21-18, 03:18 PM
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Stopped for a few days in Santa FE NM and decided to ride. Very hard & hot 15 miles! Can't wait to ride in CO with 70 degree days.
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A cold front blew through yesterday evening bringing storms, tornado warnings and lower than normal temps and humidity for the next few days.
Got in 100 minutes around Noon, trying to beat the afternoon showers.
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14.5 miles in 1hr 14min down the Talkeetna Spur Hwy in Alaska. This new fat-tired bike is great off road, but it dont coast for beans on pavement!
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Great 52 mile ride with my buddy. Round Strathaven 50, be doing it again next year.
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Busy week, all of this on the 'cross bike:
- Friday, 65 mile mostly-dirt ride with the missus
- Saturday, 35 mile mostly-pavement ride (with a ~1 mile stretch of the most gnarly, hellaciously rocky & muddy off-road I think I will ever attempt on a 'cross bike) with the missus
- Sunday, 25 mile solo ride
- Monday, didn't ride
- Tuesday, 22 mile 6-man group ride...fast!
- Today, 13 mile ride just tagging along with the missus while she did her proscribed interval workout
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20 miles this morning 60 degrees and windy
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Old 08-22-18, 07:47 PM
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22 miles as a bike commuter today.
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