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Old 01-19-22, 08:39 PM
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Old 01-20-22, 11:10 PM
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20 minute FTP test today. Raised it a whopping 2 points since early December. Was surprised to see my max heart rate at 189, 3 more than in past efforts. Could it be the HMB? (I’m 67 with an FTP of 228). Just a recreational rider.

Did a 4 mile warm up prior and another 4 cool down.

mine is still smaller than yours.
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Old 01-21-22, 02:50 AM
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40 km on a trainer at home while itís -18 C outside.
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It's 2:09AM and can't sleep so what does one do ??? Go for a 36 mile bike ride of course >>>

https://www.strava.com/activities/6557506349
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Old 01-21-22, 11:13 PM
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Easy 20 mile recovery ride ID
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Old 01-22-22, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
It's 2:09AM and can't sleep so what does one do ??? Go for a 36 mile bike ride of course >>>

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Wow. Elaborate crop circles!
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Old 01-22-22, 11:15 AM
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With a slight variation on a theme, the same approx 15-16 mile ride with 700 feet of gain. In mixed cloudy, less cloudy conditions. Felt chilly. I need to stop being lazy and claw on the electric socks to make riding more comfortable.
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Old 01-22-22, 02:51 PM
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12 miles from south to north and then back to home
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Old 01-22-22, 03:21 PM
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First ride in a week. Total distance of 23 miles but about a half mile ended up being a walk over treacherous ice in a shady stretch that had softened up, been ridden on by a couple of bikes and walked by a few others and then all refrozen for the last few days. The other ice patches I managed to ride through. A great workout with plenty of wind and some soft mud in the sunny spots! 😊

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Old 01-22-22, 07:33 PM
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23 miles with quite a bit of climb, never got above freezing, and pretty sure I didn't see another person on a bike though lots out walking and hiking.

Mid-week I had pulled in at the base of a climb by a reservoir dam north of town, and noticed that what I thought was just a parking area was actually a road that appeared to go somewhere. Came home and researched and it seemed like it might connect over the hill to the next town, or might not - google maps didn't want to route all the way through, but it was pretty bright on the strava heatmap.

So set off up the main road to the town at the downhill end, which turned out to be a less than comfortable road ride compared to the rail trail and back rounds route out to that area that bypasses most of the main road. First idea for a side road towards my goal had a bridge out sign, so continued on to the second. Definitely a lot climb, but stayed well plowed dry pavement with occasional cars and some rather nice houses much further than I expected. Crested the hill in full sun and momentarily was warm so removed my jacket, but put it back on again after the first bit of descent. Eventually the paving turned to dirt, still well plowed, much of which was frozen over as dirty ice. Tried to stay in the least frozen part, but never really had any slipping issues, and the direction I did it all the real climbing was paved with the dirt relatively flat and net descent, though the ice made me really glad I'd gone exploring on the bike and not the unicycle that I was up there with mid-week. Came back out at the base of the dam climb where I was Wednesday, almost started up it for laughs but decided it was late and getting cold so turned for home.

Temperatures continued to drop and riding slightly downhill wasn't helping the warmth - at first I figured I'd tough it out, then stopped and switched my leather work gloves (that have worked amazingly well) for some ski gloves, but was still getting cold thumbs and little fingers, so finally pulled out the heavy rag wool mittens and their crudely improvised wind covers. The covers made those quite awkward and by then my fingers were so cold I had to pull my right thumb in and make a fist - fortunately by then I was on the last miles of gentle rail trail downgrade, so resting my palm on the bars and just being able to lightly squeeze the brake was all that was needed. Very glad I had the mittens, but going to need to make more fitting wind covers for them, or as likely improvise some bar mitts!

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Old 01-24-22, 07:15 PM
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39-spot. temps didn't register higher than 69 degrees but it felt like low-70's for most of the ride.
felt good on the old bones.

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Old 01-25-22, 05:01 PM
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A balmy 35F. 11 miles and 1250 feet of climbing. I rode out to a ridge and did some hill repeats on salt covered roads.
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Old 01-25-22, 05:38 PM
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I was down for the count for 10 days, covid negative, I guess the flu. I am not sure how long it has been since I went 10 consecutive days without a ride, guessing 2013 or 2014. Yesterday, I I did a slow and easy 10 miles, today was 12 at a bit of a faster pace. I am definitely feeling sort of weak, and tire easily. It felt great just to get outside, and the miles were a bonus.
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Old 01-25-22, 09:01 PM
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out of town 64-spot on the heavy '85 steel pinarello. upper 60's except at the start for the first 45 mins. nice outing.



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Old 01-25-22, 09:41 PM
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70 degrees, 32 pretty flat miles at 23 MPH ID. 35 outside and fog with less than a quarter mile visibility, No way
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We've got a fair number of World Tour and Continental Pro's here in my region at the moment preparing for the Volta ao Algarve and Spanish races in February. I rode with one of the ladies from Human Powered Health and a chap from the Abloc Team today. Got dropped, obviously, but was nice; 110km and 1100m today. We rode yesterday together too but I stayed with them because it was flatter. Tomorrow, who knows, legs are beginning to complain!

Saw the Quick-Step Team; Remco was doing efforts on the climbs.
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Old 01-28-22, 11:03 AM
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Only 1 degree last night, but still rode 50km in light rain / sleet. Not the best of conditions, but still a good ride.
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Scott Rose, I took the day as a rest day.
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Lol

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i rode 0 miles, man that was difficult.
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Originally Posted by Troul
102 Miles I.D.
u cray...
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga
u cray...


No nice weather, no riding on roads; makes me go.....
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Originally Posted by jerrymor
8 miles only. I still didn't recover after covid so try to take it easy these days. I am planning to make 10 tomorrow.
Here's wishing you a full recovery and hope you made that 10 miles.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1
I was down for the count for 10 days, covid negative, I guess the flu. I am not sure how long it has been since I went 10 consecutive days without a ride, guessing 2013 or 2014. Yesterday, I I did a slow and easy 10 miles, today was 12 at a bit of a faster pace. I am definitely feeling sort of weak, and tire easily. It felt great just to get outside, and the miles were a bonus.
Another wish for a full recovery.
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