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Old 05-26-19, 10:39 AM
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Memorial Day Weekend Rides

I did some longish rides through the city yesterday and today. The motorists were exceptionally courteous. Many I encountered on the paths greeted me enthusiastically.

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Nothing memorable, just the regular 20 mile loop. What is memorable is that this was the first couple days that strung two rides together all year. I am way way off yearly miles this year. However, in my defense, I have been doing strength and cardio training on a daily basis all year. Time is a pleasant surprisingly really good for me.

Hopefully, tomorrow I might do a bit longer ride.
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I did some longish rides through the city yesterday and today. The motorists were exceptionally courteous. Many I encountered on the paths greeted me enthusiastically.

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Nothing memorable, just the regular 20 mile loop. What is memorable is that this was the first couple days that strung two rides together all year. I am way way off yearly miles this year. However, in my defense, I have been doing strength and cardio training on a daily basis all year. Time is a pleasant surprisingly really good for me.

Hopefully, tomorrow I might do a bit longer ride.
I think this was the first time I have done 30 plus miles on back to back days all year. My bum shoulder is complaining more than anything else.
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My sinuses are all plugged up, which makes it difficult. I tried going out yesterday morning to see if the increased physiological activity would loosen up the accumulation so I could blow it out as 'snot rockets' while riding. That didn't work and I just felt worse, so only about 8 miles. Nothing today, but its off-and-on light rainshowers today anyway here in Southern California.

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70 mile (2506 elevation gain) loop today. Pretty brutal on the last 8-10 miles, as it's only my second ride of the Spring after a Winter of getting fat.

But I'll get in biking shape quickly.
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Old 05-26-19, 06:14 PM
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I did some longish rides through the city yesterday and today. The motorists were exceptionally courteous. Many I encountered on the paths greeted me enthusiastically.


Nice gear man! Stay Safe
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My Memorial Day weekend started with a half day Friday and a tad under 4 1/2 hours on the trails with the 29+ bike. Saturday was a quick 15 miles on the Zipp2001 Single Speed. Today (Sunday) was a

Trek Stache 5 29 Plus bike


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tad over 25 miles on the Zipp2001 TT bike. Memorial day will start on the trails with a wife on her first ride on her new bike, then off on the road bike for undecided miles.
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Old 05-26-19, 08:08 PM
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Well aren't you the festive thing.

And are those blue and red cables too? Oh, my goodness.
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30.6 miles with my gf yesterday (https://www.strava.com/activities/2399671335) and a ride around 25 mi. today with gf and a small group of friends. Then a cookout.
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