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Old 07-31-22, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Fredo76 View Post

Rest stop near Black Mesa

Out past Black Mesa to San Ildelfonso Pueblo - 22.8 miles
That's a huge frame. You must be about 6'8"-7'0" tall!!
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Old 07-31-22, 06:09 PM
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32 mile ride today. Put the gravel wheels on the Domane. Hauled it closer to the limited gravel roads. Only 7 miles but the 35mm GR1 tires set up tubeless do roll smooth. Slower than the GP5000s but smooth.






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Old 07-31-22, 06:58 PM
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75 miles cutting through some fog before the clouds blew out. Temps were favorable even though it was mid 50s in the beginning. 72°F at the end.
fired up the grill for some meat sweats at dinner time.
I want that 72F. 6pm and it is 93F and the air quality is a moderate 60. Costco roto chicken for dinner.
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24 miles yesterday on the Wabi Thunder 69 gear inches.
24 miles today (same route) on the Wabi Classic 66 gear inches.

Through beautiful Valley Forge park on the Schuylkill River Trail.
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Old 08-01-22, 03:10 PM
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15.7 and 700 feet. Finally, the air quality was below 30 and the temperature below 90 - actually, below 80F. With a brief stop at Ballard Trader Joes as my friend said she needed Swiss cheese!
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Old 08-01-22, 03:21 PM
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15.7 and 700 feet. Finally, the air quality was below 30 and the temperature below 90 - actually, below 80F. With a brief stop at Ballard Trader Joes as my friend said she needed Swiss cheese!
zwift cheese?
Hopefully she didn't cut it on you!
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Old 08-01-22, 06:32 PM
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36 miles with 1500’ with 2 firsts and 1 third on Strava segments for age group 65-70. One PR I have been hunting for a year and finally got it. Have several more local segments in my sights to get to the top of the old folks leaderboard. One dude is/was seriously strong on several segments and he is tough to take down, but got him one on today pushing HR to 187. Only had about 3 BPM left!
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Old 08-01-22, 07:54 PM
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Old 08-02-22, 09:01 AM
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mashed 41 Miles before the heat turned up. Expecting 90F today & near 100F on humpday.
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44 miles and 3000 ft. Beat the heat
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https://www.strava.com/activities/7573106926
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Epic Fail and Redemption

Went out to beat a 1.04 mile Strava segment for 65-70 YOs. Had to better an average speed of 24.5. After doing .25 mile with a headwind, could only muster 21-22 MPH and after the mid-point I knew there was no way. The legs don’t have it and probably never will unless there is a very strong tail wind.

BUT! I also had planned a 2.4 mile training climb with most grades ranging from 8 to 15%. So I moseyed over and decided to attack to see how I would do. I was not planning on doing anything special but got inspired at the base of the climb. Heart rate ranged from 165 to 180 but still had a surprising amount of energy over the entire climb. Caveat: this was probably my 10th attempt on this climb. So I hammered it and myself and after summiting I headed over to Rattlesnake lake to cool down and spin before the descent. The cool thing about the descent is that it is easy to hit well over forty except they throw in a stop sign, a 90 degree corner and center of the road guard shelters to dodge around. So the average speed in actuality is 35. Anywho, when I reviewed Strava, not only did I get two PRs but also managed the fastest time by 1:05 (minutes, not hours ) over the next 65-70 YO. To keep my ego humbled, I am/was the 74th fastest male, but I will celebrate being the fastest in my age group anyway. Got a second on another segment on the flip side of the climb which I wasn’t really trying. So now I will have to go back and see if I can take that one too. It’s a sickness. Hello, my name is RSbob and I have a addiction problem. Mileage for the day? Meh. Climb was 1200’.



Mt Si and Snoqualmie River

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20 miles out in a nasty headwind, 25 miles back, with most assistance from that gnarly wind. It really made my average mph look awesome!
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Over 4K’ of climbing. Well done sir. Well done - yes I am breaking (braking) the the tradition of just hitting one button for a like.
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51km. Got a new rear facing action camera. Long battery life and compatible with my other camera. So now I have enough battery and memory for six hours.
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Legs were tired today after getting the KOM for seniors yesterday on the 2.4 mile climb. Today was just do a tour, chill and enjoy the scenery.



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Lake Wa from Kirkland

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Only did 41 miles today but that's pretty much my usual type of ride.
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Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker View Post
Only did 41 miles today but that's pretty much my usual type of ride.
No worries, My usual is 30 to 40. Still have a life off the bike to live too.
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Same old, same old. Greenlake neighborhood to Discovery Park, Smith Cove Park and Myrtle Edwards Park. Lots of views and waterfront riding.

We are in the midst of Seafair week so the ships were in...



A pan and those clouds might bring first rain since mid-July

From Smith Cove Park

The ships and their guns are here



Our Canadian friends are down for the festivities: The Saskatoon and its Maple Leaf emblem
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The distances you actual cyclists can bike is staggering to me. I put in 4 miles of somewhat wavy paved terrain and I'm exhausted. Is it the love that gets you through it or just constant work? Maybe I need somewhere to enjoy cycling to?
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The distances you actual cyclists can bike is staggering to me. I put in 4 miles of somewhat wavy paved terrain and I'm exhausted. Is it the love that gets you through it or just constant work? Maybe I need somewhere to enjoy cycling to?
just treat the bicycle sorta like a line of credit... Leverage it as much as possible now, because someday, that bicycle might become something you cannot overenjoy.
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The distances you actual cyclists can bike is staggering to me. I put in 4 miles of somewhat wavy paved terrain and I'm exhausted. Is it the love that gets you through it or just constant work? Maybe I need somewhere to enjoy cycling to?
Big Bill Walton has it right in my book;"My bike is my gym, my wheelchair and my church all in one. I'd like to ride my bike all day long but I've got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way."

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Just be consistent and get out at least a few days per week and your endurance and enjoyment will grow.
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The distances you actual cyclists can bike is staggering to me. I put in 4 miles of somewhat wavy paved terrain and I'm exhausted. Is it the love that gets you through it or just constant work? Maybe I need somewhere to enjoy cycling to?
I find cycling a unique sport. All of us started with small miles, like you, and slowly kept pushing out the distance. After awhile I found doing new distances something to strive for. So four became 6 and 6 became 10 and so on. Having a destination is always a great idea. A favorite park, view, ice cream, friend’s house…. Always good to reward yourself until cycling becomes its own reward through fitness and weight loss for the determined of us. Now it gets weird. Cycling can be painful and punishing when taken to extremes or when one wants to really push the distance and speed. People actually look for hills to climb so they can get stronger and ride in all sorts of terrible weather, but those are the more extreme types (self included). You don’t need to go there. Just enjoy the freedom and the feeling of getting more fit and healthy. Throw in an ice cream or a beer as a reward and you should be golden.
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You don’t need to go there. Just enjoy the freedom and the feeling of getting more fit and healthy.
It kinda sorta does end up there all by its' natural progression though.
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