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Old 12-30-18, 08:35 PM
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Last ride of 2018 -18 Celsius = Chilly 10 Km after 8 cm of new snow


Coffee stop in the park


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Here's the sign, where's the trail?
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Old 12-30-18, 10:16 PM
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Mid-30's but dry today so out for a modest 6 mile ride this afternoon.
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Old 12-30-18, 11:01 PM
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I created a nice 38 mile ride our of our house with 2100' of climbing 4 years ago, but never rode it because it has some quite steep climbs and I just never thought we were up to riding it on the tandem. It happened that it didn't rain today, amazingly enough, and it was Sunday so low traffic, so we went out and finally rode it. We did fine, but can hardly walk this evening. There's a winter group ride with about the same stats next weekend which was the prompter. I wanted to be sure we'd be OK on that. So that's on then. A day's rest, a few more workouts this week and we'll be ready for it.
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Old 12-31-18, 12:25 AM
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As perfect as Sat was, today was damp and dreary...but still pretty warm.

Gas pipe pic needed for the Varsity thread
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Old 01-01-19, 12:30 AM
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28 miles on the 31st, just to get that last ride of the year out of the way. Pleasant loafcycle around to see the holiday decorations before the HOA deadlines and Easter.
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Old 01-01-19, 02:00 PM
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The wife and I took our RoadLites out on the Withlacoochee today. It was a perfect start to the new year, 70's and sunny. Guess we made the correct choice in moving from Maine to North Central Florida 8 years ago.
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Old 01-01-19, 03:26 PM
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Saturday: 40 mile group dirt/gravel ride ...which, given the previous day's rain, was really a 40 mile mud/gravel ride
Sunday: 30 mile road ride with the missus
Monday: 30 mile road ride with a friend (this got my final 2018 mileage total to 6,908)
Tuesday: 40 mile group road ride on New Year's Day
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Old 01-01-19, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by DowneasTTer
The wife and I took our RoadLites out on the Withlacoochee today. It was a perfect start to the new year, 70's and sunny. Guess we made the correct choice in moving from Maine to North Central Florida 8 years ago.
I'm looking forward to riding the Withlacoochie during the Clean Air Ride in late March. May have to sneak up there to do some recon prior to the event.

Down here on the central Fla. coast (Brevard County) it was a bit warmer but still a nice day and good for a pleasant 30 mile ride. My route follows the Indian River the entire way, a wonderfully scenic ride, and glassy water in the River means a rare day with "light and variable" breezes. This ride is so popular that today I must have seen 50-75 riders, folks of all sizes and shapes and bikes and speeds. And oh yeah, throw in several dozen runners sharing the road and there was practically no room for cars!!!!
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Old 01-02-19, 02:29 AM
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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.
Congratulations! So, that's a stage completed and an achievement unlocked.
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Old 01-02-19, 02:33 AM
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Tuesday evening a pretty good hill workout in the hood. Four miles as a warm up, then dinner, then hill intervals. Start at the house, up to the back, down to the side and continue around and up to the house, and then repeat until exhaustion, all standing because I don't have a replacement seat post yet. I'll be sore. 40F.
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Old 01-02-19, 05:10 PM
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Central Indiana has been lucky to avoid winter storms thus far (knock on wood). January 1st was around 40F and dry. Rode west over the White River to Southwestway Park, which has nice MTB trails. No, I didn't ride on them. 14 miles.
Today got out for a short five miles in upper 30's.

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Old 01-02-19, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by rseeker
Congratulations! So, that's a stage completed and an achievement unlocked.
Thanks. Feel fortunate to have been able to stop working on my own terms. Now gotta work on making up the 1500 bike commuting miles I rode last year!
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Old 01-02-19, 05:47 PM
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First ride of 2019 this morning on probably my coldest ever ride.
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Old 01-02-19, 07:41 PM
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A nice 40 miler after lunch after walking 18 holes first thing this morning. Then walked my sonís dog for a coumikes. I feel my legs coming back a little.
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Old 01-02-19, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by rseeker
Tuesday evening a pretty good hill workout in the hood. Four miles as a warm up, then dinner, then hill intervals. Start at the house, up to the back, down to the side and continue around and up to the house, and then repeat until exhaustion, all standing because I don't have a replacement seat post yet. I'll be sore. 40F.
Overlooked that on first reading - all standing would make for quite a workout.
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Old 01-02-19, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by JanMM
Overlooked that on first reading - all standing would make for quite a workout.
Yes, but not as hard as a standing workout on a recumbent! So I had that going for me.

(I was able to rest while rolling by straight-legging one side and clamping the top bar between that and the other leg.)
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Old 01-03-19, 05:21 PM
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I've ridden every day this year.........10 miles this afternoon. Sunny and right about 40F. Did not stand up on the pedals.
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Old 01-03-19, 07:03 PM
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Looking at the pictures of the bikes in the snow makes me feel like a wimp. I ride 19 miles early this morning in 34 degree weather and shivered for two hours afterwards. I don't know how you folks in the colder climates do it.
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Old 01-04-19, 09:40 PM
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19 miles today in very unwintry weather.

Couldn't see the spectacular view because the danged hill was in the way!

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I got a very late start, but I ventured out on my roadbike as most of the snow and ice has melted. I might have gone further but 1/2 way out I realized I'd left my rear taillight on the MTB with studded tires. Just 23 miles on a 40*į+ day. I might go out tomorrow on a longer ride.
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Old 01-04-19, 11:26 PM
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17 miles Friday night, first ride of 2019 (not counting indoor trainer spins). Chilly 39F but I wanted a last look at the holiday decorations. Good to see some folks still observing the tradition of waiting for Twelfth Night before deleting the Christmas spirit. In some neighborhoods they were taking down decorations by December 26.
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We finally got a decent day without all the cold and rainy weather.
Got in 80 minutes on a nice, sunny 55F day.
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Old 01-05-19, 07:07 PM
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Ten miles this afternoon on another mild winter day.
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Old 01-06-19, 12:04 AM
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30 miles Saturday evening, cool, clear and pleasant. Tackled more hills than usual because... I can't think of a good reason.
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A rare event for us lately: two nice bike riding days in a row.

I cleaned up the road bike for the rest of the Winter, and dusted off the old hybrid bike. I plan to ride it for the next three months.

And, what a difference going from light carbon to heavy steel. The ride was smoother, but my legs felt the weight difference. Putting on a few extra pounds lately hasn't helped.

Got in 70 minutes on a mostly sunny, 65F day.
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