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Old 12-24-18, 05:59 AM
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Saturday: 47 mile road ride, mostly solo; I was joined by two friends for miles 3-12
Sunday: 40 mile mixed dirt/pavement group ride with five other people
Today: Apparently it snowed last night? Not riding.
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Old 12-24-18, 07:44 PM
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Ten miles this Christmas Eve afternoon. Low 40's but sunny.
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Old 12-24-18, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
A couple days ago to the library in fairly foul weather, still misting after rain, gusty and cold. The people at the desk gave me the look that said "you must be crazy, riding in this weather." (I was returning The Hobbit, Disk 1 and Disk 2. Disk 1 put me to sleep and I almost sent them both back without watching any more, but Disk 2 was totally worth it. Things picked up greatly with the addition of a dragon. I still have Disk 3 to look forward to.)

Today a hill workout in the neighborhood after dark. I was going to head out later for more but I saw that my seat post was badly bent, with a clear dimple on the back side at the bend. I knew it was already slowly bending but when I climbed on this time I was sliding toward the back of the seat. The good news is I now know how much setback I need for my replacement post, and the answer is two inches, since that's how far back this one is bent, and that feels about right, once I leveled out the seat again. The bad news is no seated riding until I get a replacement. And, that two-inch setback is hard to find.

how does a seat post get bent and still maintain it’s integrity?
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Old 12-24-18, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
how does a seat post get bent and still maintain it’s integrity?
You're right, it totally doesn't. That's a dead seatpost.

If you're asking why I rode on it at all once I saw it was bent at all, fair point, but I wanted to see if it would equilibriate and tell me something about fit. And it was more of a gentle curve at first. But mainly because I've been planning on retiring this bike anyway which is why I didn't want to just get a new seatpost once I saw the problem. I have another bike that I've been working on as my permanent bike, but it's not ready yet, and now I'm out of time so I'll be getting that seatpost now anyway.

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Old 12-25-18, 10:18 AM
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I had a good ride this morning, but it was a light ride. I rode 32 kms, up to Holetown and back. The weather was lovely, and the traffic was light.
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Old 12-25-18, 07:38 PM
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Nice Over the Hills, through the Woods, and Across the River ride to the in-laws house at the lake. Another 50 mile post hip replacement ride, slow and steady. Perfect winter day, temperatures in the 40s. You have to love the stillness and serenity that calm winter days like today bring.

l love cows. They said “Happy MOOIE Christmas” as I pedaled by.
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Old 12-26-18, 06:09 PM
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Rain stopped and it reached 50 degrees today! Only got in 15 K but a quiet ride. Passed only two houses on an 8k stretch (and zero cars). Now that is country riding! Didn't stop long enough to get a parking ticket though.
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Old 12-27-18, 05:07 AM
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Christmas Day: 19 mile road ride with the missus
Christmas Day +1: 39 mile road ride with the missus
Christmas Day +2 (today): no

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Old 12-27-18, 10:39 AM
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18 miles yesterday at 54 degrees in sunny N. GA. Rural roads for the most part and no real traffic until about 4pm. At that point the temps had dropped to 51 and I was glad I had gone back to the car for my arm warmers and lightweight gloves. By the way, tried my second shot of SIS Gels. Horrible swill! I love almost all the other brands but am finding that the blah taste and really thin viscosity of SIS gels don't work for me at all.
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Old 12-27-18, 10:41 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
It was a nice,crisp morning yesterday:

IMG_6393 by 2cam16, on Flickr

Pretty bike. Yes I said it; "pretty".
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Old 12-27-18, 05:24 PM
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Pretty bike. Yes I said it; "pretty".
Lol, all good and thanks!
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Old 12-28-18, 12:28 AM
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17 miles Thursday evening, mostly checking out the re-gearing -- 50/39 chainrings and 13-24 freewheel. Seems okay. I'd rather have a 13-25 or 13-28 but it's getting harder to find good quality freewheels that are compatible with my older bike's Suntour Accushift system. Easier to change chainrings.
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Old 12-28-18, 09:11 PM
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18 miles today on my very last day as a Bike Commuter. Monday is a PTO day and New Year's Day is the start of my retirement. Haven't been much of a cold weather commuter in recent years but have biked to work 4 times this December. Mother Nature cooperated today so that my final day at the hospital could be what my first day was 32+ years ago: a bike commuting day.
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Old 12-28-18, 09:34 PM
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It was a cold morning but the sun was out and so clear that the view of The City and the Bay Bridge was awesome:

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Old 12-29-18, 12:27 AM
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Too hot to ride here

I am managing to get 20Km a day in despite the heat. Down here in Australia we are heading for our hot spell; last couple of days been mid 30s (C) with a hot northerly wind and we had one day at 39.5C.
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Old 12-29-18, 04:51 AM
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42 miles Friday night -- 24 of those to and from the local Critical Mass (really just a casual group ride, only a dozen folks tonight). Chilly, down into the high 30s, but pleasant after I cracked open a chemical toe warmer packet. Took the Univega Via Carisma, which is morphing into a proper city bike. I prefer it for group rides in the city. I save the road bike for faster rides around the rural areas and low traffic access roads.
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Old 12-29-18, 02:50 PM
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Incredible today... The 29th of December, here in Richmond, Virginia and the temp is an amazing 64°F outside!!! EVERYBODY was outside this afternoon!!

Like dozens of other bicyclists, I took full advantage of the day, and got home a while ago from a nice and easy 15½ mile ride out along River Rd into the suburbs and quiet backroads. Just barely over an hour, like, 1:03 or so on my stopwatch.

Here's a layout of the map from MapMyRide...


Here's River Rd & Pagebook (bottom left corner of the loop in the map)...


Here's River Rd & Blair Rd (bottom of the loop, coming back onto River Rd, and back the same way home)...
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Old 12-29-18, 04:02 PM
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Got out for a 7 mile ride this afternoon. Mid-30's and breezy - I'm not a fan of cold weather riding but at least it was above freezing and dry.
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No riding today because I am house sitting and watching two fur babies. I did go on a 22 mi easy ride yesterday. Clear skies but wind picked up making 32F feel like 23. I almost laid the bike down when I rode on a shady part of the road and didn't notice the ice.
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Old 12-29-18, 05:08 PM
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Was out today for the first time in over a month. I did 13 miles on a 50 degree day. I've been doing indoor training though so I blew by the few serious riders I saw. I've had sciatica and that puts a little bit of a dent in the riding but I find that riding is the only time my leg doesn't hurt.
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Old 12-29-18, 07:01 PM
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After a week of 15mph to 25+mph winds and cooler temps. things turned favorable so out again for a Midnight Madness Ride. Had to shorten time out due to heavy fog forming so made it home for a shower, some eats, fresh kit and waited for the sun to rise. Back out and cycled right smack into more fog, PITA. FINALLY cleared and just kept a relaxed pace until quitting time. Segment 1 was 80 miles and segment 2 was 58 miles. Maybe 1 more century before the year ends**********

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Old 12-29-18, 07:11 PM
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61 miles riding over the in-laws. It was my longest ride since my crash and hip replacement. It was encouraging even though I took the hills easier than normal. I actually felt better on the hills the last 20 miles and did a negative split the last half of the ride.

Trying to guess when my first 100 miler might be. Traditionally we rode 100 miles every Saturday in December.
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Finally got out on my new Surly Crosscheck.Bought it for myself for Xmas. Just in time for a week's rain. Off to the beach. Shrimp cocktail for lunch while watching some otters playing. Ride went from bike path to dirt to asphalt and back again. Pretty well what this bike's meant for. Got taller bars with more sweep coming. The mt bikey bars are just too low and straight for me! Old neck fracture that doesn't care for being bent much.....
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Old 12-29-18, 07:22 PM
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Gorgeous!



IR inlet


Rehoboth boards


Bethany boards


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Got in a 40 mile ride today. Absolutely beautiful day for a bike ride. I drive a school bus, southcoastal Delaware, today is the 8th of 11 day holiday break. I have been on a bike everyday. Today was the longest. Seven miles to Bethany Beach boardwalk, 13 miles north, crossed the Indian River Inlet bridge, continued on to Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. Headed back south to Bethany and then back to my house in Clarksville, DE. Had a bite to eat, took my dog out and finished some yard clean up from all the wind and rain we have had. It is 8:15 and I am ready for bed. Another ride tomorrow, I think my titanium Airborne Zeppelin, for a faster paced outing.
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61 degrees in North Georgia today and able to get in 18 nice miles on my LOOK 585. By the time I got back to the car is was 64. Best of all, the non-stop torrential rains from the last week have stopped...until Sunday.
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