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Old 06-11-24, 04:36 PM
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Today I rode 26 miles.
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Old 06-11-24, 08:33 PM
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13 flat lazy miles with the better half. Garmin still is disapproving and says I need a day or two off. Damn computers.
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Old 06-11-24, 08:40 PM
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55 miles, 7200' today, average speed 14.4mph, and average power of 207 watts...in the form of an out-n-back route on 2 very difficult climbs at high elevation...first time doing this pass in a few years, PR's across the board and even some fairly competitive times on a few segments. The first climb is the harder one, 9 miles at a 7% average grade, the 2nd climb is 9.5 miles at 5.5%. The average grade doesn't tell the whole story of either climb...the first one is the more steady of the 2, but both have a profile of an elevated saw blade. Plenty of times that I was looking down at my Garmin's elevation profile and seeing 10-15% grades.

I ended up getting rained on the final descent...amazingly enough, I set a PR on the downhill, in the rain and despite stopping for a mudslide that had occurred sometime in the gap of me going past it. If it wasn't for stopping, I may have been able to snag a top 10 Strava time on it. If I was on my rim brake bike, there was definitely 1 turn that I would've overshot...but I didn't really feel like I was taking too many risks on the descent. I was just freezing cold and not wasting any time getting off the mountain.







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Old 06-11-24, 09:30 PM
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47-spot in the out of town, coastal/semi-coastal, overcast. pch is still a thrill ride southbound to and through laguna beach during summer or on the weekends. some things don't change.

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Old 06-11-24, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
looks more impressive than actuality. I have only ridden those roads twice, but will take the meager win. Now if I can get a KOM for age group or overall, then it will be something.

BUT, I did hit the climbs hard - no PRs on those - and my Garmin suggested taking a whopping 50 hours off. No way, Jose.
I don't put a lot of faith in the Garmin info...basically I track my heart rate variability and resting HR overnight on the connect app, but that's it. This is what mine said this morning, before I rode 2 HC climbs...if I trained to what the Garmin Connect app says, I'd be rolling around in zone 1 all the time and take 2 days off for every 1 day ridden. It even contradicts itself on some stuff..."poor training readiness" yet "optimal acute load."

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Old 06-12-24, 04:02 AM
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32 miles on the MUP with some friends.

Just a fun free ride - some slow bits, some fast bits, some messing around on the short steep climbs up the levee. No power meter, out on my old steel Lemond - just a fun free ride.

Just before the end of the trail we were passed by the local bike club paceline (it was the B+ group) going the other direction. My buddy challenged me to catch them so we could suck the draft back to our parking lot...

That lit my afterburners a bit - they had about 3/4 mile lead... I cranked it up to 24-25 mph and bridged the gap, dropped my buddy - then I figured I would just keep on going and dropped the paceline...

Finally - for the first time this year, I can actually feel the positive effects of my winter/spring training blocks.

Oh, and that old Lemond - it's a proper fast bike.
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Old 06-12-24, 09:04 AM
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Hauled my old beater to out of town business trip and put in a few miles before day started.

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Went to Bolsover and back, another ride with some steep climbs. This was a re-run of last Sunday, when I did the exact ride but totally bonked out on it, with an appallingly low average speed. I made the mistake of doing squats the day before, and my legs weren't recovered enough.
Today was much better given I ride a big heavy hybrid.

Distance: 20.63 miles
Moving Time: 1hr 31min 46 sec
Avg Speed: 13.5mph (better than the HORRIFIC number three days ago).
Max speed: 39.6mph

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Old 06-12-24, 03:17 PM
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76 Miles. temp swing from 49F start to 78F end. Mosquitoes were waiting with baited breath at any given stop. Damn those flying redcross workers!
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28 miles on the MUP - easy pace.
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Old 06-12-24, 09:59 PM
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Not a ton of motivation today, but I did manage to get 12 miles and 1500' around my neighborhood today. Which is actually the perfect amount for the week, as I'm planning a hard ride with a friend on Friday...so I don't want the stress score to get too high too early. He can drop me on a lot of climbs, so I gotta be somewhat fresh for that ride.
I also managed to get a weight lifting session in this evening, so I feel like today was somewhat productive.

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The hamb bb started to draw some attention so I had to put on hold today's ride... going to do some indepth cleaning & relube... Hopefully it's not terminal.
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Old 06-13-24, 06:10 AM
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Tour continues, 200 exhausting hwy miles later and now I'm in NYC. Not counting bike miles to conserve phone battery...



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An annoying 35 miles with the BB.
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My regular summer easy loop, 43 miles and 4100' climbing.
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40 miles... waiting on the new BB to arrive. Going to keep on letting it make its noise... unless it starts getting louder/starts grinding.
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102 miles with 12,600' of elevation gain...my friend was struggling hard on the last 1/2 of the ride, so the average speed dropped down to 13.3mph. He's a fast junior racer kid, he normally beats me up pretty well on climbs on shorter routes. Today was my chance for payback...I've gotten fairly competent at these long, climbing routes, so I was able to drop him on the climbs for a change. I was a nice guy though and would hang back and pace him on the flatter sections. The final mileage/elevation ratio doesn't tell the whole story...at one point the mileage was 65 with a tick over 10,000 gain.






Got my pockets loaded with snacks and even a spare bottle:

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25 miles. It was supposed to running intervals night, but I finally had my new tire and new wheels set up on the drop bar bike today, so I was more interested in getting out on the bike. Still did at least a half dozen one-mile intervals, so I guess it was intervals night.

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Originally Posted by Sierra_rider
102 miles with 12,600' of elevation gain...my friend was struggling hard on the last 1/2 of the ride, so the average speed dropped down to 13.3mph. He's a fast junior racer kid, he normally beats me up pretty well on climbs on shorter routes. Today was my chance for payback...I've gotten fairly competent at these long, climbing routes, so I was able to drop him on the climbs for a change. I was a nice guy though and would hang back and pace him on the flatter sections. The final mileage/elevation ratio doesn't tell the whole story...at one point the mileage was 65 with a tick over 10,000 gain.






Got my pockets loaded with snacks and even a spare bottle:
Took him to school. Nice ride and nice guy. Awesome climbing
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This morning, I rode 33 miles.
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First miles this week, work is killing me lately. 21 miles in oppressive heat and humidity with a strong hot wind. It was miserable. Now I get to do some more work.....
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100.9 miles. not looking forward to the high humidity next week, but i just cant let a new part go unused!
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