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Old 04-06-19, 07:45 PM
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85 miles on my new carbon disc wheels. Great weather and ride.
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Old 04-06-19, 08:16 PM
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Old 04-07-19, 04:03 AM
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NOT YET !!! Getting ready to head out to ride today's One Day Cross Florida.

https://spacecoastfreewheelers.com/xfl/

Weather seems like it will be favorable, southeast winds with the rain hopefully holding off until finished. Temps approaching 90F with humidity up there so plenty of water and no crazy pace. Our LBS has a GREAT CONTINGENT of riders so unlike previous 3 rides I'll have company until they drop me. GREAT GREEK FOOD awaits at the end and the SAG STOPS are also great.
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Old 04-07-19, 10:30 AM
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Got home a while ago from a beautiful 18.45 mile ride (with Strava enabled on my phone) to try it out. Excellent smartphone app!!!


Here's the proof from Strava:



Here's my old LG smartphone from Verizon clipped into a holder that I fastened down onto the steering stem:



Lastly, my wife just took this photo of me in the backyard, as I just was going to park the bike by our outdoor patio:
(Sorry... No "kit" for me. I'm proud to be "old school" and/or viewed as a Fred. I just wear what I wear... Black surfer shorts,
lightweight sports shirt (from Richmond's 8K (5 mile) section of the Marathon that I ran a few years ago), and of course,
a yellow safety vest, as I don't want to end up as another statistic in the news!)

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Old 04-07-19, 08:26 PM
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Last night, a great timed speed run to the greenway then a long loop up north to return. There's one hill that's just too steep (some day, maybe, but not yet) and I carried up that. 70F, evening into dusk, shorts and t-shirt, super nice.

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NOT YET !!! Getting ready to head out to ride today's One Day Cross Florida.
I hope that was as awesome as it sounds. You can see your route from space!
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Old 04-07-19, 08:53 PM
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I got out Saturday morning as the sun came up, 48*, 20.5 miles, and I about died. Not literally, but I massively bonked. Last year due to a couple of nagging medical issues, I only logged less than 700 miles in comparison to a seasonal average of near 2500 miles. The last of those rides before yesterday, were back in December @ 18 mi., and October @ 38 mi.
The last 3 miles were tough to keep moving and when I got back to my vehicle, I nearly passed out. Lucky for me I had a Clif Bar in the truck, it and 10 minutes later, I was able to drive away.

Moral to the story, don't push so hard until I get some base miles behind me.
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Old 04-07-19, 09:14 PM
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29 mile club ride this afternoon on the tandem with my stoker. Day7 of #30daysofbiking . Warmish and a bit windy but dry.
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Old 04-07-19, 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy NOT YET !!! Getting ready to head out to ride today's One Day Cross Florida.
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..................I hope that was as awesome as it sounds. You can see your route from space!
DNF !! First hundred non stop just under 5 hours and it pert near killed me. After stop things started going down hill. Temps went up and so did humidity while power delivery from legs went down. 167+ was actual ride with me turning in at 164 miles.
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Old 04-08-19, 05:19 AM
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35 mile/2,400’ Rt 100 out and back from Rochester to Warren VT, past all the weekend skiers taking the long way to the Interstate because of Mud Season. Made a couple of new biking buddies who shared the return leg. 50 degrees seemed like the perfect temperature.
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Old 04-08-19, 02:53 PM
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Very nice 23 mile solo ride from home and back this afternoon on Day 8 of #30daysofbiking .
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Old 04-08-19, 04:32 PM
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Beautiful weather for once this morning. mid to upper 60's. No wind. Sun was out.

IMG_7480 by 2cam16, on Flickr
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Old 04-09-19, 01:22 PM
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I got in 65 minutes on a 80 degree, but very windy day. What is strange is the wind is out of the north and warm. Usually the northerly winds are cold.
My tires are still turning green from all the pollen in the air.
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Old 04-09-19, 08:07 PM
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23 mile tandem ride today on Day9 of #30daysofbiking . Beautiful spring day.
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Old 04-10-19, 07:34 AM
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Back in the land of MANY cars and few safe cycling roads. Going to be a real challenge find safe roads for serious long distance rides. 37 mi yesterday and ended up 10 mile from home with no safe way to get there. Had to call the Mrs.
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Old 04-10-19, 02:09 PM
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Old 04-10-19, 04:03 PM
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Up in the hills this morning sessioning some dh segments on my mtb.
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Had hardly ridden my RANS V-Rex, which had been primary commuter bike, since last day of work 12/28/18 so spent some time today cleaning, lubing, pumping, etc., then out for a thirteen mile ride with one hill. Day10 of #30daysofbiking .
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Old 04-10-19, 04:23 PM
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62 miles with 3000’ of hills. I bet my lungs are yellow from the pollen!!! Getting a little speed back.
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Old 04-10-19, 11:19 PM
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85 miles on my new carbon disc wheels. Great weather and ride.
Nice !! Especially the wheels !!!!
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Old 04-11-19, 12:26 AM
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Couple of rides so far this week on new-to-me late 1990s Trek 5900. 25 casual miles with friend for dinner Monday, 33 hard workout miles Wednesday with 20+ mph head and tail winds. I'm liking this bike. Doesn't really feel much different from my Centurion Ironman until climbs, then the lighter weight makes a difference. Just needs a few more adjustments to make my knees happy.
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Old 04-11-19, 06:00 AM
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Finally back on training schedule. Long ride one day trainer next day. 15 mi @ 14 mph on trainer.
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Got in 60 minutes on an extremely windy day. Looks like storms are in the near future forecast.
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Old 04-11-19, 03:45 PM
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Just cold and way too windy morning ride. There are just some rides that aren't that fun and this was one of them.
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Three rides in three straight days. Got in another 60 minutes today before the rain is supposed to arrive.
It was the maiden voyage of my shiny new Trek FX3 in Viper Red. Love it!.
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Old 04-12-19, 04:31 PM
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I would have but my bike broke
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