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Old 07-21-23, 09:00 PM
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Today was a compact hill climbing day. 23 miles with 1800’. Most of the climbs were at 6% but the evil ones were 12% and one 0.70 climb started at 10 topping out at 15%. Ugg - but got PRs on all climbs and one fastest for age group.


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So I finally got around doing the Col du Tourmalet east side route on Rouvy..... My legs are pretty much cooked for the day. I did a warm up route first, so ended up with a total of 20.2 miles and 5065 ft of climbing. For a flat lander, I am pretty happy with my just under 2 hr Tourmalet ride. I felt pretty good until it jacked up to 9% to 12%, then it got stupid hard and very slow.
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Got up early this morning to beat the heat and rode a 40 mile loop, with 3000 feet of elevation gain. It was a combination of city streets and beautiful canyons. Really nice ride!
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44 miles w 4400 ft climbing 1/2 gravel
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10 days after breaking some toes kicking a bed, I managed to ride 16km in oversized running shoes on platform pedals.
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40 miles on a new loop mapped out a new route starting in Jamestown, Indiana. It was a great ride for the most part. But because I hadnt reconnoitered the route by driving it beforehand, I was surprised by a stretch of gravel road about 1.5 miles long. I don't find gravel to be a problem as long as it's packed down well enough, but this was certainly not the case today. The front wheel kept wanting to dig in and shovel, but I was able to control it and keep going. The next time I do this loop I will take the next road 1 mile further north.
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Old 07-22-23, 09:41 PM
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On Friday I got in 44 miles and today I did 36 miles. Great riding on both days!
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Self propelled 89 miles against the wind & some moiiistness.
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32 ‘recovery miles” at a leisurely pace which put my real recovery back a day.




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Completed my first century today. 104 miles and 4,000ft of climbing starting on the southeast Connecticut and southern Rhode Island coasts back into the hills od \fRI and CT. Super fun ride even with the heat and lack of wind for the last half of the ride.
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17 miles with my wife early this morning, on our favorite urban river parkway path.
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Old 07-24-23, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by 808HIcycler
Completed my first century today. 104 miles and 4,000ft of climbing starting on the southeast Connecticut and southern Rhode Island coasts back into the hills od \fRI and CT. Super fun ride even with the heat and lack of wind for the last half of the ride.
Congrats! One heck of an accomplishment. Well done
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Originally Posted by Broctoon
17 miles with my wife early this morning, on our favorite urban river parkway path.
With my wife, that would be one heck of an accomplishment! Congrats and well done
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With my wife, that would be one heck of an accomplishment! Congrats and well done
It was somewhat of a feat for my wife. She's recently recovered from cancer and doesn't have her full stamina back yet. We got her an e-bike to ride while she was recovering, and that's been really fun for her, but now she's trying to transition back to the regular bike. I think this morning's ride was her longest one in two years, not counting e-bike rides.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Today was a compact hill climbing day. 23 miles with 1800’. Most of the climbs were at 6% but the evil ones were 12% and one 0.70 climb started at 10 topping out at 15%. Ugg - but got PRs on all climbs and one fastest for age group.
That sounds like fun. I like routes with short, steep climbs (okay, maybe not 15%), or rolling hills. Long, gradual uphill slogs are not as fun.
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50 miles with 1800’ at 17 MPH average. Intermittent sprinkles, 72*. The periodic rain kept my nicely cool. Got a wind assisted PR on a 3.5 mile climb beating my previous by a whopping 31 secs.

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Originally Posted by Broctoon
That sounds like fun. I like routes with short, steep climbs (okay, maybe not 15%), or rolling hills. Long, gradual uphill slogs are not as fun.
It was a good time but legs were shot after and had to take the next day off. Climbed well today between 5 and 8% on one 3 miler. Was far more fun coming back down at 35.

Cheers to your wife for getting back her strength and back on a bike. Best wishes
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75 miles, & could have went longer if I didn't have prior commitments to attend.
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Originally Posted by Troul
75 miles, & could have went longer if I didn't have prior commitments to attend.
Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of important things, like biking?
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My first kinda difficult ride back after the 13k' of climbing Death Ride last week. My legs were actually good after that, but have been doing easier rides because of knee pain that developed after that. Only 32 miles on this ride, but with 4.5k' of climbing...with a 9 mile long climb, done at threshold effort.

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Old 07-25-23, 09:22 AM
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500 for the month so far. Mostly flat land compared to a lot of you.
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Old 07-25-23, 09:27 AM
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Did a 30+ mile loop both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday's forecast called for scattered thunderstoms. The radar was clear when I took off. I made it home right as this hit. I was racing it for about 5 miles.

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Old 07-25-23, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
Did a 30+ mile loop both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday's forecast called for scattered thunderstoms. The radar was clear when I took off. I made it home right as this hit. I was racing it for about 5 miles.

Yikes! Glad you had the legs.
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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
My first kinda difficult ride back after the 13k' of climbing Death Ride last week. My legs were actually good after that, but have been doing easier rides because of knee pain that developed after that. Only 32 miles on this ride, but with 4.5k' of climbing...with a 9 mile long climb, done at threshold effort.

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Super pics you animal and congrats on the big ride. I visit Auburn a couple of times a year. I should have left a bike there to explore the local ups and downs.
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Climbed well today between 5 and 8% on one 3 miler. Was far more fun coming back down at 35.
On my ride last Saturday, I took a route I was vaguely familiar with, having driven parts of it in my car and ridden most of it on a motorcycle years ago. I thought I was facing a steep climb for 3-4 miles at one point, but it turned out to be only a mile or so, followed by a really fun descent. The road was wide and smooth, good visibility, no gravel or debris, very little traffic... I was able to tuck in and just cruise effortlessly. I coasted at 40-42 MPH for about two miles. Then I turned onto another highway where I expected more descent and was not disappointed, although this one was not quite as steep. Of course, this whole time I was only withdrawing energy I had deposited in the bank while climbing for the first half of my loop route. I want to go back and ride this one again soon.

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