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Old 07-07-07, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
07/07/07 - Lucky solo century. I'll post more later.

EDIT: Wasn't feeling good about my prep work, and missing the Plainfield metric on the 4th had me feeling kind of down. I have a wedding to go to today (imagine that...it seems everyone is getting married on 777), but no major plans for the morning. I got up at 5 and decided to whip out a century.

I based the route on an unsupported century CyLowe and I did last year. I got attacked by the exact same bird that CyLowe did earlier this week. Creepy. It was right on Highland about 1/4 mile from the tracks. The bird attacked my helmet 8-9 times. I was hauling butt too and the bird followed for quite a way.

Stopped in Hampshire twice, and once in Morris (?) I think. Good ride. I had a lot of deep power. Rode the entire thing in the large ring (on a compact crank ). Came in around 5:45 riding, and 6:20 total time. Not bad to pull a sub-6 century solo..... Good day.

Bird attacked me in exactly the same place on the way back. That bird has issues. This time he found a vent in the helmet and pecked my head.

Feel great for the RAIN ride now. Recovery ride tomorrow.
that bird stuff is just crazy funny. nice ride. i thought you may be more ready for RAIN then you believed.

no ride for me today. to much drinkie last night with the neighbors. i did run 4 miles tonight after it cooled down. hope to put in 40 tomorrow morning. later.
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Old 07-07-07, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
07/07/07 - Lucky solo century. I'll post more later.

EDIT: Wasn't feeling good about my prep work, and missing the Plainfield metric on the 4th had me feeling kind of down. I have a wedding to go to today (imagine that...it seems everyone is getting married on 777), but no major plans for the morning. I got up at 5 and decided to whip out a century.

I based the route on an unsupported century CyLowe and I did last year. I got attacked by the exact same bird that CyLowe did earlier this week. Creepy. It was right on Highland about 1/4 mile from the tracks. The bird attacked my helmet 8-9 times. I was hauling butt too and the bird followed for quite a way.

Stopped in Hampshire twice, and once in Morris (?) I think. Good ride. I had a lot of deep power. Rode the entire thing in the large ring (on a compact crank ). Came in around 5:45 riding, and 6:20 total time. Not bad to pull a sub-6 century solo..... Good day.

Bird attacked me in exactly the same place on the way back. That bird has issues. This time he found a vent in the helmet and pecked my head.

Feel great for the RAIN ride now. Recovery ride tomorrow.
That is bizarre about that bird. I have a deer that follows me regularly when I'm running trails by Fermilab. He runs alongside in the woods. If I stop, he stops. Too funny. Bird pecking helmet....not funny. Maybe your helmets attract him. Do you two both have the same color helmets?

Hampshire to Morris....dude, you got around. Great ride. Crystal
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Old 07-07-07, 08:55 PM
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Attacking birds in one spot = nest with eggs and a mother on edge.
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Old 07-08-07, 10:07 AM
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7/8 - 56 miles. Glad I started early. It is just hot out there with frequent stop to hydrate and cool off by pouring water all over me. The wind helped fan the heat so it wasn't that bad.
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07.08.07 - 45 miles in Barrington Hills/North Barrington. Legs felt really good, too bad it was so windy today and loved the climbing. Almost didn't wake up early but made myself wake up. glad i did.

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Too hot for me. I rode a slow 38 miles, took me 2 1/2 hours, twice on the way back I had to stop for some shade. The last time only a mile from the car! It was either stop and sit down, or my body was going to do it on it's own. I lost track of how many bottles I went through. I think it was 4 for drinking and two over my head.

Air temp. right now is 88F and I've got a remote sensing thermometer sitting one inch off the concrete sidewalk next to the house ... it's currently reading 128.8F.

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Old 07-08-07, 12:41 PM
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7/8 = Yes

a nice and easy 38 miles. went out early (6am) to beat the heat. after two hard rides and yesterdays run i needed to keep the effort light. my average HR was 118 bpm, so i acheived my goal. spotted plenty of other riders out beating the heat too. later.
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I logged 35 hot miles. The ride home into the hot wind was tough but it sure felt good when I got home.
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60miles with the Bombay Club ride out of Madison. The heat took its toll on everyone in our group by the end and we cut off about 4-5 hilly miles, all the same it was a great ride. I need to get out to more rides with this group, I got better today!
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7/7 Commuted!
I live in Pleasant Prairie, WI and work on the Great Lakes, IL Naval Station.
When I left home it was about 69 degrees, didn't know the kind of heat I was in store for in the afternoon!
About 44 miles RT
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Old 07-09-07, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001
I based the route on an unsupported century CyLowe and I did last year. I got attacked by the exact same bird that CyLowe did earlier this week. Creepy. It was right on Highland about 1/4 mile from the tracks. The bird attacked my helmet 8-9 times. I was hauling butt too and the bird followed for quite a way.
Yep. That's the same place. Why can't that bird be like a killdeer and just fake being injured and fly away from its nest and from the rider?

Well done on the 100.
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Old 07-09-07, 01:31 PM
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Spent the week in the northwoods, Rhinelander area, and got in 300 miles in 7 days. Lots of hills , lots of open roads , lots of deer and lot of beer after the rides . Felt great, hope that I road enough to offset the eating and drinking.
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Old 07-10-07, 10:41 AM
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7/10 - 54 miles and started early again before the heat becomes unbearable.
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Rode again from Cudahy to Racine this morning, this time all the way to the harbor and yacht club, 45 miles. Started earlier than the other day, but on the way home, it still was a little too hot for my liking, especially when stopped for a light with the wind from behind.

It sure was nice and cool down by the Racine Yacht club though, nice lake breeze with temps probably in mid 70's. Just beautiful.

45 miles was my limit today though, pretty gassed at the end. Time to just sit in front of the fan and see what happened in the Tour today.

Vive le France !
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7/12 = Yes

finally back on the bike for my pre RAIN ride. a nice and easy 30 miles was made a bit difficult by a nasty headwind on the way out and some tight legs. got the miles in and i should be ready for this weekend. later.
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7/15 = Yes First ride with my new Garmin Edge. 32 miles at 17.3 avg.
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^^^^ nice ride. the edge kicks arse!!

7/14 = Yes = RAIN = 160 miles

7/15 = Yes = Recovery = 25 miles = PAIN

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7/14 & 7/16

Saturday left the Art Fair in Madison and rode 45 miles back home. Great tail wind, not in a hurry though

Monday 7/16 did 14 miles.

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7/17 Yes. 52.6 miles at 16.8 pace. Very humid. Stopped at a Subway for lunch, drank 2 bottles of water and was 5 pounds lighter at the end. Cool!
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Just bought muy new bike today and it was raining most of the day and i just wanted to test it out.
Only went 6.8 miles but it was fun trying out my new bike

Plan to do 25+ tomorrow
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7/17 Did not. Planned to do hill repeats today, but the 20% chance of rain turned into a day-long thunderstorm. Unfortunately, the hills will still be there tomorrow...
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7/14 RAIN 160 miles

7/17 After work 20 miles...my achey knees from Saturday started flaring up again. I had to cut my ride short. In addition to slight swelling, they now have a nice click on the upstroke. Think I'll take a little break off the bike this week. Yeah I'm a sissy
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
^^^^ nice ride. the edge kicks arse!!

7/14 = Yes = RAIN = 160 miles
did you ever look into the extended battery pack for the edge? it obviously lasted long enough for your RAIN ride.

i'm doing the dairyland dare and would hate for my battery to run out...
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7/13, 7/16, 7/17

It's 45.02 miles from my house to McHenry County line to Psimet's house (even when he's not there, on three different occasions, when I cruised over there to get my seat bag I forgot there) and back to St. Charles. I know everybody was wondering about that. So I guess that would be 45.02,45.02,45.02
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Originally Posted by nietsmas View Post
did you ever look into the extended battery pack for the edge? it obviously lasted long enough for your RAIN ride.

i'm doing the dairyland dare and would hate for my battery to run out...
nope. my total time with was around 8:30. at the end of this time and the ride i still had two bars showing. however, once it gets to two or one bar the battery life goes fast. based on this ride and a couple other long ones, i think the battery life is around 9 to 10 hours with all functions running (HR, CAD, and Sats).

so, if you are doing the double at the dairyland you have two options. work on the engine and finish well under 10 hours total time or get a battery back up and strap it to your top tube. later.
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