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Old 09-12-18, 08:32 AM
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20 mi - big plans at start and lost motivation early.
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Old 09-12-18, 09:43 AM
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20 mile easy ride...albeit in the rain

Also, got my first flat on the 'cross bike. Jeebus, I had no idea what a PIA these "tubeless-ready" rims were gonna be! Seriously took me 20 minutes just to be able to peel the tire bead away from the rim enough to cram a tire lever in there. fts
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Nothing special this last week.
Riding the modern bikes and had a 150 miles in 7 days - 5 rides at an almost consistent 30miles.

Ti got the most miles.

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Old 09-13-18, 12:33 PM
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Took the 1989 Cannondale I recently bought for a lunchtime ride at work. About 4 miles out I got a flat tire.
Patched the tube and it then started leaking at the valve core.
So I put a different tube in that fortunately I had brought along.

lesson for the day: don’t use 29 year old innertubes even if they look good when replacing the tires. I had two inexpensive Kenda tires in the garage but was out of skinny tubes. Live and learn. The bike rode nice until the tire got squishy.
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Old 09-13-18, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ctpres
20 mi - big plans at start and lost motivation early.

Sorry the mo-jo went by-by.


I was hoping to get out at midnight but wicked lightning/thunder and frog choking rains delayed until after 3AM. Roads were still moist and some puddles around so I rode the Paramount and just plodded along for 50 miles. Returned home soaking wet due to warm temps and high humidity I showered, ate a bit, aired up the Roubaix and off to join the Thursday group. Finally able to suck wheels I stayed at the back and enjoyed the higher speed with less effort. They pushed it at a couple of spots and despite my extra miles I was pleasantly surprised that I could hang on. I eventually left them at 94 miles and continued on for a total of 110 miles today.
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Old 09-13-18, 01:48 PM
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After a few days of inclimate and super humid weather we finally got a somewhat mostly sunny day.
My only exercise was to get the lawn mowed. I hope to have at most 1 or 2 more mows this season.
But, I got in a 100 minute ride today.
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Old 09-13-18, 04:29 PM
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35 miles Wednesday night, including a group ride with friends. Very pleasant, 12 mph loafing pace. I'm really liking this albatross bar on the Univega hybrid. Much more comfortable on my shoulder and neck than the flat and riser bars I'd been using.
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Old 09-13-18, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrexeo
80 kilometers for Deliveroo in Ghent and got hit by a car...
You got hit by a car? I hope you're OK?
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Old 09-13-18, 08:53 PM
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12 miles after work this evening. Three hills.
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Old 09-14-18, 06:55 AM
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Commuted to work today. There's construction on the MUP I use 3 out of 4 seasons, so I had to take my winter route, which cuts ~1 mile off the total round trip but adds an infuriating 10-15 minutes to each leg. Should wind up w/ >18 total for the day
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Old 09-14-18, 04:13 PM
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Wore new shoes on trainer today. Stop adjust, ride adjust on on for 18 mi finally think I can do a road test next. BTW don't buy Shimano ME2 shoes absolutely no ventilation. About like wearing rubber boots. May be good for cold wet weather rides but for sure not in summer.
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Old 09-14-18, 04:39 PM
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33 miles this morning on a repeating M-W-F club training ride. Hope to participate regularly next year as a retired guy - happened to take a day off today. Flat farmlands - ignored the little ring.
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Old 09-14-18, 04:51 PM
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22 miles in beautiful weather and light wind. Flat land. Testing out a Selle SMP Glider - part of the ride it disappeared, part of the ride it was excruciating.
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Old 09-15-18, 05:48 AM
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Mid-September ...

There was more walking and running in August ... hoping for a bit more cycling in September!!

Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
Saturday, 1 September 2018 ... 21 km cycling inside with Zwift
Sunday, 2 September 2018 ... 2 km running + 12 km cycling outside!!
Monday, 3 September 2018 ... 1.4 km walking + 14 flights of 20 stairs
Tuesday, 4 September 2018 ... 1.9 km walking + 5.3 km running + 4 flights of 20 stairs
Wednesday, 5 September 2018 ... 1.8 km walking + 10.18 km cycling inside with Zwift + 10 flights of 20 stairs
Thursday, 6 September 2018 ... 7 km walking + 8 flights of 20 stairs
Friday, 7 September 2018 ... 2 km walking + 1.1 km running + 8 km cycling outside!!

Saturday, 8 September 2018 ... 1.5 km walking + 15.12 km cycling outside
Sunday, 9 September 2018 ... 1.5 km walking + 10.63 km cycling outside
Monday, 10 September 2018 ... 3.7 km walking
Tuesday, 11 September 2018 ... 1.8 km walking + 6 km running + 4 flights of 20 stairs
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 ... 4.5 km walking + 6 flights of 20 stairs
Thursday, 13 September 2018 ... 1.8 km walking + 10 flights of 20 stairs
Friday, 14 September 2018 ... 1.8 km walking + 4 flights of 20 stairs

Saturday, 15 September 2018 ... 21 km cycling inside with Zwift


2018 Monthly September
Walking Distance (km): 44.0
Walking Time (min): 451.5
Cycling Distance (km): 97.9
Cycling Time (min): 292.5
Stairs Climbed Number: 60.0
Stairs Climbed Time (min): 48.0

Totals
Total Distance (km): 141.9
Total Distance (miles): 88.2
Total Time (min): 792.0
Total Time (hr): 13:11:59
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Old 09-15-18, 11:55 AM
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An old cycling buddy of mine texted me the other day and wanted to know if I wanted go do a ride with him today. He's been off the bike for almost two years so I said, "sure." We had a very nice 25 mile ride together while catching up on missed time. Finished off the morning with a 5 mile solo ride while waiting for the wife to get done with her ride. A great morning all around, even though it was miserably hot and humid.
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Old 09-15-18, 05:24 PM
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25 mi fall color ride. Awesome!
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I completed the Leelanua Harvest Tour century yesterday.
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Old 09-16-18, 03:25 PM
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I rode 62 miles yesterday, I live about 2/3 of the way up the Arkansas Razorback Greenway in nW Arkansas and I rode to the southern end of it, past the 0 marker and on to the Town Branch trail to the Cato Springs trail all the way out to the Kessler mountain regional park, and then rode back again. I tried this two weeks ago and got 6 miles from home and had to call for a pickup, it got so hot and humid I just gave out.
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Yorktown



Yorktown Monument
Road down to the Yorktown battlefield today. Took a look at the monument then home. No rain from Flo yea. 48 miles round trip.
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Old 09-16-18, 05:53 PM
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10 miles Saturday night, first ride since Wednesday. Between rain, medical appointments and feeling blah I haven't done much exercising at all the past couple of weeks.

Just a test ride after swapping wheels to compare a wheel with older cassette with another wheel with a newer freewheel. The older cassette definitely feels worn although it doesn't look completely worn out -- it runs noisily and shifts roughly compared with the new freewheel.

Definitely enjoying the new albatross bar in place of the riser and flat bars I'd tried on the hybrid. The albatross bar is much easier on my injured shoulder. I'm staying off the road bike for awhile since the drops aggravate my injured shoulder and neck. I'll continue using the road bike on the indoor trainer.
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Old 09-16-18, 07:07 PM
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Yesterday - 24 tandem miles on our usual route from home in the suburbs out to rural areas in Johnson county. And back again. Several areas with rollers.
Today - A 46 mile club ride starting in Greencastle, IN with about a dozen others. Some hills but none terrible. Lots of flat and also rolling roads. Not much traffic.
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Old 09-16-18, 07:30 PM
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35 miles today on the Rockhopper. Rocks, mud, water, paved, gravel. You know you’re having a great time on your bike when a snake floats past in the other direction on the trail.
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Old 09-16-18, 08:15 PM
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Well now that the hurricane is just about gone, it will be a long time before I can get a long ride in. Most of the roads around me have been washed out or still covered with water.
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Just over 20 today. Little pain from the Glider, but I got numb. This may not be the saddle for me. 903 miles for the year so far.
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Old 09-16-18, 10:58 PM
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Blow out cuts ride short

1.5 miles in, a tire hit a #10 self tapping screw, which went in to the hilt. I replaced the tube and inserted the section of tire I take along for blowouts that leave big holes. I rode home to get another tube to keep riding, but saw that I'd only have another 10 minutes riding time. Better days to come, for sure.

FYI, I like this 2006(?) Giant OCR TOURING bike. A really solid responsive ride without the bone shaking of the 1990 Cannondale fat tube frame.

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