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Old 07-01-24, 11:22 PM
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A zone 2 Zwift session for tonight...1 hour block @260 watts, for a total of 25 fake miles. I'm still feeling fatigued, not sick or at least I don't feel sick, just "off" from my normal. Hopefully it all pans out in a couple days.
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Old 07-02-24, 09:15 AM
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12.5 miles on a hill practise ride. Chain will no longer go onto the small ring so the climbs had to be done in higher than normal gears.
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Old 07-02-24, 11:03 AM
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Began today's ride at 12:21AM with the intension of increasing yesterday's distance and also increasing the average MPH plus I had to make one small change in the route requested by the BOSS LADY. (51 years married) Had a great ride and fulfilled my goals.

https://www.strava.com/activities/11787770756


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Began the 2nd half of 2024 with a 26.62 mile ride starting at 12:55AM and never farther than 5,026' away from my house as the crow fly's

.https://www.strava.com/activities/11780076463
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Old 07-02-24, 01:43 PM
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First day back on the bike after my trip to the Alps, and a complete week off the bike following those rides.

I was full of energy and ready to go, and surprisingly my legs were ready to go as well.

Rode 29 miles on the local MUP and nailed my fastest 40k to date.
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Old 07-02-24, 06:54 PM
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Road the CAP trail from mile zero at Jamestown to Richmond and back. Took it easy. Cool this week. First century ride in a long time.







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Old 07-02-24, 09:37 PM
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out of town 39-spot.


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Old 07-02-24, 10:01 PM
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Got out for a long ride today, well for me anyway. The weather was very nice and I got in 73 miles. Climbed some hills at the end.
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Old 07-03-24, 07:35 AM
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. ~10mph head wind the entire way. did a point to point, lots of moose out today.

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Old 07-03-24, 09:51 AM
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Monday: 22 mile local ride. Trying to get a "Moderate Monday" ride going with the club; no one showed this time. They mostly stuck to the usual drop-fest ride. Two people crashed at 22 mph, one broke bones. Glad I did this one instead!
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Tuesday: 4 miles worth of eBike commuting, then a 20 mile club ride:
https://www.strava.com/activities/11795167135
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Old 07-03-24, 09:36 PM
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33 miles, 2000’ climbing, 820 of which one straight shot ranging from 8 to 10%. One grade hit 17.5%. Almost stopped on the ascent because it was so brutal but my legs still had it even though the lungs and heart were maxing out. The head said, “You can do it no matter how much you suffer”


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Old 07-04-24, 08:26 AM
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After couple of weeks traveling and vacation, I finally had a long ride. New trail and new record, broke the 40 mile barrier.



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Originally Posted by XxHaimBondxX
After couple of weeks traveling and vacation, I finally had a long ride. New trail and new record, broke the 40 mile barrier.

Congratualations!
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Old 07-04-24, 11:06 AM
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A pleasant but windy flat 20.2 miles on the Trans Pennine Trail today. Hard to get "aero" on this sort of bike so the winds caused quite some slow downs on the way out.

Distance: 20.2 miles
Time: 1:28:46
Avg Speed: 13.7mph
Max Speed: 30.5mph
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Old 07-04-24, 11:58 AM
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5 km back and forth for taking back my local bike shop after tires change and tube installation. I love my old Merida Al Bon Mountain Bike, very responsive and smooth shifting ride with the xt 780t drive train. Very happy with the larger tires. Will try them on the local trail soon
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Old 07-04-24, 08:45 PM
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Hot and humid 12 mile mtb ride. Soaking with sweat when done. Mostly single track. I should stick to the road where the speed evaporates the sweat better. No spider webs too. At least it was an out and back so I knocked down the webs on the way out.
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Old 07-04-24, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by biker128pedal
Hot and humid 12 mile mtb ride. Soaking with sweat when done. Mostly single track. I should stick to the road where the speed evaporates the sweat better. No spider webs too. At least it was an out and back so I knocked down the webs on the way out.
I hate the cobb webs. It's amazing how far a spider can shoot its web across a path!
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19 miles on Wednesday, leading the club's beginner-friendly ride. No beginners showed up, so we were able to do a moderate pace. Strava is careful to remind me that this paltry 14.9 mph average is a "Massive Relative Effort" for me, based on heart rate.
https://www.strava.com/activities/11803113494

Yesterday (Independence Day) one of our club officers put together a nice last-minute group ride of 37 miles. It was mostly around town and was a lot easier than the Wednesday ride. I feel like we got lucky with the wind. It was a tailwind going south along the frontage road next to the interstate, and then it just seemed to die. Same speed but a lot less effort as Wednesday's ride. We ran into the beginning of the parade route and detoured, but all was well.
https://www.strava.com/activities/11807815894

Today, we're heading downstate IL for two days' worth of partying with my wife's theatre group from her college days. One of them has a big piece of rural property and went all out with activities and such. Probably no more cycling until Monday. Garmin says I need that long to recover from riding 4 days in a row, so I guess that's OK as long as I don't eat like a pig.
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Today I rode 28 miles.
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Old 07-05-24, 03:36 PM
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32 miles and 4400' of climbing today...Garmin says an average of 100F, but I'm guessing more like 95F if not counting the heat from the road surface. Just paced myself and managed to log a respectable time up the 8 mile/2500' climb that wraps up the loop.




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Old 07-05-24, 07:31 PM
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25 miles, 2000' of climbing. Was too busy on the phone in the morning so didn't get out til 2:30pm. Only 86°-90°F, could have been worse for July.
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26 miles 1700’ climbing at a leisurely 15.7 MPH. Max speed 36.4. Have to get up super early to start beating the heat.
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26 miles 1700’ climbing at a leisurely 15.7 MPH. Max speed 36.4. Have to get up super early to start beating the heat.
that's been the on going thing lately. Not really for the heat, but for outriding the atmospheric rivering events. Seems as if mother nature is getting hip to it though, the moiiiistness has moved in ahead of schedule by a few hours. FML
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Today’s ride was shortened by flood damage to our trail during the week. Major washout about five miles out. A few folks were walking bikes through it but I turned around and called it a day. That damage will take some time. They have to start with rip rap, then move to 1”-2” rock and then the crushed stone. It’s a process.

The trail in the other direction across town to the east may be better off, much is paved, but it may take a while to clear the debris and mud that usually accumulates with massive rains. Probably will be a week that I mostly run.

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20 km on my usual local trail testing my good old 1992 Merida Al Bon MTB with its new 26*2.2 Continental Cross King Tires. Not only the grip was better than the Hutchinson Toro tires in 26*1.8 but the faster acceleration and overcoming obstacles such as roots or potholes are easier and much faster. The quality of rims I had on this bike has a lot to do with the handling and ability of this MTB to ride while on any terrain. The XT 780T 30 speeds never disappoints whether in heavy rain, mud or snow. Despite a fully rigid bike and not my lightest MTB, it is a very pleasant and very nervy machine, it is also very solidly build. Did the distance in 1h15 min. Met a mountain biker at bike stop when it rained lightly with whom we talked bikes and who told me about his accident back then on the road. He like me doesn't ride much on the road due to the numerous accidents with road bike . We also taked about biking in Paris , he told me this "Riding bikes in Paris, is being insane knowing the lack of awareness of automobilists and truck drivers when there are cyclists."
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