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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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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
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
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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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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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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Originally Posted by DeceptivelySlow
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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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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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
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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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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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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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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Managed to squeeze in an 18 mile road ride with the missus before work. First time I've been on the bike since Saturday. It wasn't so much the single-digit temps these last three days that kept me off the bike; it was the combination of single-digit temps with 40mph wind gusts! Monday I could barely even walk outside!
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Old 01-23-19, 06:14 PM
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It was a sunny but cold roadie ride this morning:

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