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Old 01-13-19, 08:45 AM
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Hill workout in the hood Friday morning early. Made sure to warm up (pre-dawn walk, about 5 miles) first so I could wear just a shell for the workout itself. I found a nice headband light out by the highway while I was walking, fired right up with new batteries. 23F, the coldest I've ridden this season. (I don't know why, but it's interesting to see other people around the region having the same weather.)

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Rode for first time yesterday in about 4 years. Only about 30 minutes or so, took me longer than that to find and put together my riding gear. Just around the neighborhood to see if I remembered how to ride. Yep, can still spin. Exhilaration may be the closest word to describe how it felt.
I know the feeling, way to go. My first ride back after decades felt like being shot off an aircraft carrier.
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Old 01-13-19, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by nishin91 View Post
Rode for first time yesterday in about 4 years. Only about 30 minutes or so, took me longer than that to find and put together my riding gear. Just around the neighborhood to see if I remembered how to ride. Yep, can still spin. Exhilaration may be the closest word to describe how it felt. Yeah, it's winter here (Japan), but fortunately we get lots of sunny days this time of year. Hope to go again today and a few times this week. Sorry, just had to blog this somewhere.
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Old 01-14-19, 02:11 AM
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I was watching a few cyclocross videos on YouTube that got me all worked up. I looked outside and the wind was down so I got changed and headed to the state park 6 miles down the road. There is a combo walking/horse trail that circles the park and it wasn't too muddy so I took 2 laps. 32F, partly sunny and the trail mostly to myself. I saw a young lady trying to run in the hoof rutted mud and she didn't look too happy. Total miles, hmmm, 15 miles?
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Old 01-14-19, 07:18 AM
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Saturday: 35 mile road ride with the missus
Sunday: 37 mile solo road ride
Today: no
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Old 01-14-19, 09:08 AM
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First post on bike forums in months, perhaps more than a year. I was a commuter for over 2 years, 15 miles round trip. December of 2017 the company closed its doors and my riding dropped off significantly. I am now working part time and hope to use the forum to motivate me to get out more. Today I dropped off newspapers at the local recycling facility, less than 5 miles round trip, 26F outside. Typically I use my bike as my primary vehicle for errands around town.
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Old 01-14-19, 09:25 AM
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Does 4 short laps on 4 bikes count as a ride? Only 8 miles, about 1200ft of climbing. Tough neighborhood.


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Old 01-14-19, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Does 4 short laps on 4 bikes count as a ride? Only 8 miles, about 1200ft of climbing. Tough neighborhood.


Nice group of classic bikes there.
First post to this thread.
Sat-Solo 65 mile ride
Sun. No
Monday 5.7 mile commute
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Old 01-14-19, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Does 4 short laps on 4 bikes count as a ride? Only 8 miles, about 1200ft of climbing. Tough neighborhood.
That's a lot of uphill in 8 miles.

My ride today was very flat: 5 miles with temp in the mid-30's. But sunny!
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Old 01-14-19, 06:25 PM
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Saw these dudes on a short hop on the bike because we are expecting rain and possibly snow in the valley. 32F with no wind. Blue skies!!
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Old 01-15-19, 07:43 AM
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Commuted to work today, will wind up with The Usual ~19 Miles™
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Old 01-15-19, 05:44 PM
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Took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway today; been closed awhile due to the shut down. Temps ranged from near 40 F down to near 32 F depending on elevation and riding on the north face. A bit chilly on the downhill but so peaceful with no traffic sans a few hikers and a couple of other bikers. Sun was out and peaks covered with rime ice; beautiful ride.
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Old 01-16-19, 10:58 AM
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22 mile solo road ride this morning, the first half hour of which was before sunrise. Wonderfully peaceful. Also brutally chilly.
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Old 01-16-19, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by DeceptivelySlow View Post
so peaceful with no traffic
That really sounds ideal.

We had a highway project around here stalled for years because a farm owner and the state couldn't agree on compensation. Bike Highway! (I was walking at the time, but same idea.)
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Old 01-16-19, 02:25 PM
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Today it was supposed to be sunny in the mid 50'sF.
Instead we got an overcast sky, and barely 50 with a cold wind, making it feel even worse.
Nevertheless, I cranked out 60 min. on my old, heavy steel Hybrid.
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Old 01-17-19, 01:36 AM
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44 windy miles Wednesday evening. Whew. Felt like all headwind but it wasn't.
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Old 01-17-19, 07:49 AM
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Commuted to work today, will wind up with The Usual ~19 Miles™
Same today.
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Old 01-18-19, 07:14 PM
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29 miles on a ridiculously windy Friday afternoon -- 20 mph with 35 mph gusts. All hills, all the way. Invisible hills one direction, actual physical hills the other direction.
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Old 01-18-19, 08:10 PM
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50 miles

I got in my first 50 mile ride of 2019 today. I was actually out with the bike for close to 5 hours, starting at 11 am. Stopped and got a few groceries, stopped at the library to return items, back home for eats and fluids, back to library to pick up a book and a couple of dvd's. At this point I was 3 hours out and sitting at 25 miles. Took a round about way to get home and arrived there at 4 pm and right on 50 miles. My old legs started to really feel tired at 43 miles and heading into the wind for the last 7 miles. Had a snack, a cup of coffee and water and took my dog out for her afternoon stroll. The hot shower felt great! I ate a big plate of spaghetti and meatballs with mixed veggies in the sauce, I made it 2 nights ago, topped with 6 cheese Italian blend. We have an Arctic Clipper coming in Sunday night, calling for a 45 degree drop in temp over night, 55 F to 10 F, with winds in the mid 20 mph. I am looking to maybe do another 50 tomorrow, Saturday.
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Old 01-19-19, 07:16 PM
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55 mile solo before next storm arrives

Got out for a lovely 55 mile ride this morning. Just what the Dr. ordered fresh air and exercise.
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Old 01-19-19, 09:13 PM
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Coldest Ride this Winter

Biking Winter at -29 Celsius in the Great White North at YPA, SK, Canada

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Old 01-21-19, 02:33 PM
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GTryder...wowie -29C. Impressive.

Today's ride will be 11.4 mi. once I commute home in a few more hours.
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Old 01-21-19, 05:40 PM
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Cycled to Ballyadams Castle and was fortunate enough the landowner let me in to get some snaps, chilly enough day.....Not sure if I'm uploading correctly....





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Old 01-21-19, 05:54 PM
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The government is shut down and so is my job. However, half price oysters at Hank's Oyster Bar gave me a reason to make a 10 mile round trip at 17 F/-8 C in 40 knot/74 kmh winds. The ride was easy and comfortable and the oysters were great.
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Old 01-21-19, 11:00 PM
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25 miles on another windy Monday. Grueling on the climbs into headwinds, but fun on the flip side. Pleasantly cool otherwise, although Texas has been allergy hell recently.
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Old 01-22-19, 09:35 PM
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An easy 7 mi commute home from work, 40F almost no wind. Just the usual ride until I got a mile for the house. Some dude in a beat up old Toyota pickup was parked on the shoulder facing oncoming traffic. As I approached the truck, the driver decided to pull onto the road with only about 100-150' clearance. I had to get on the brakes hard because I didn't know if that fool would clear the oncoming cars. I didn't want to get involved in his reckless ways. I caught him looking in the rear view mirror and he had a normal look on his face like he drove like that all the time.
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