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Your Weekend Cycling Ride Reports - July 29/30

Old 07-29-17, 05:09 AM
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Your Weekend Cycling Ride Reports - July 29/30

Tell us about your cycling adventures this weekend ... and other sports as well. What kind of weekend are you having??
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Saturday -- Windy day with threatening rain. It was relatively warm (15C) but the wind and gloom didn't inspire us to ride outside.

So we stopped off at Anaconda: https://www.anacondastores.com/ where we picked up some long-sleeved cycling tops to keep us warm as winter continues. It's always interesting looking around at all the stuff.

Then we went to the gym where I rowed for 20 min, rode a spin bike for 40 min, and then ran for 18 minutes. Decent workout.

Rowan is feeling a little under the weather so he rowed for about half an hour and then walked.
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No riding for me this weekend - I'm resting from Thursday when I rode RAMROD (Ride Around Mt. Rainier in One Day), about 154 miles and 10,000' climbing. This 30+ y.o. event has been put on for many years by RCC (Redmond Cycling Club). It's limited to 800 riders by Rainier National Park, so RCC uses a lottery system to limit registrations. A very fun thing about this ride is that bib numbers are assigned by RCC in order of rider age, with the oldest rider having bib #1. This year I think #1 was 79 y.o.

I rode this year on my single, bib #15. No photo yet but here's a photo from the 2015 RAMROD which my wife and I rode on our tandem. I was #19 that year, my child bride #46:
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Old 07-29-17, 12:41 PM
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Sat: 65mi.. 45 of it was the shop ride on a BMC Team Machine demo. holy crap what a nice frame. felt so good. anyone have a few grand i can "borrow" ? did another 20mi after on my own bike with a few people who wanted to go longer. perfect weather except for the wind.. cloudy and cool

Color has something to be desired but it rode niiiiice

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Old 07-29-17, 08:59 PM
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I put in 100km around the Drumheller badlands country.. temps hit 35C, so a warm one, but relatively calm and a very flat route with only 2 climbs (but they were decent ones). Shower, beer, food... good for the next one...
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Old 07-30-17, 04:22 AM
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Sunday -- out for another gear test ride. We were checking some new clothing we purchased yesterday, as well as a jacket I'm borrowing from Rowan ... and wrist bands which will hopefully keep hands warm.

Temperature: 10C
Distance: 38.0 km
Elevation: 322 m
Moving Time: 1:56:12
Elapsed Time: 2:03:34

Speed: Avg: 19.7 km/h | Max: 37.8 km/h
Heart Rate: Avg: 126 bpm | Max: 150 bpm
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Old 07-30-17, 10:17 AM
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Been sick all weekend. First weekend all year with 0 miles. It's killing me! Watching the London Prudential races is holding me over to some degree at least. Women's race yesterday had a great finish, props to local hero Coryn Rivera!
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Saturday 58 miles on newly discovered roads, Sunday 10 miles for recovery/testing a new saddle.
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I did 30 miles with the bike club on Saturday. Very hot and humid. Today out for breakfast with my bride.
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The standard 60+ loop Saturday, but since it should have been long miles this weekend, rode hard

& got suitably worked. Chicken, blackbirds, large beetle, & road-kill fox.

Then rode down to watch the annual crit race. Exciting & humbling.

Sunday a casual ride- part of a birthday celebration, but did get a PR on a climb (a bit of showing off).
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Old 07-30-17, 11:04 PM
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My second metric century for July! 67 miles riding Portola Valley Loop and Canada up to 92. It wasn't overly hot and no "lane changing wind gusts" today. https://www.relive.cc/view/1109854795
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On Saturday, the kid and I signed up for the 75 mile Santa Cruz Mountain Challenge bike ride at the last minute, and then 20 miles into it decided to do the 100 mile version that involved some extra climbing. His longest ride previously was 40 miles, so between our late start and that, we wound up cutting it short at 92 miles and about 9400 ft of climbing, including two fairly brutal hills with 18% grades in stretches. Today, my ankle (which I busted a few years ago) hurt for the first time in awhile this morning. I did a 20 mile recovery ride and actually yelled out loud in pain a couple of times, but by the end of the ride it resolved completely. Ninety-two was my longest ride since before the kid was born (he just turned 20). He is a much stronger cyclist than me, but I have more endurance. He thrashed himself on the second climb (Alba Rd), whereas I tooled up it in my 30-36 at a leisurely pace. Sometimes it is nice to have stupidly low gearing.

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Old 07-31-17, 05:43 AM
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30 miles on Saturday and then 153 on Sunday.
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Weird weekend. Earlier weather reports had me believe it was going to be a fairly dry weekend. Nope. Rained off and on Saturday and Sunday all day. Brought the right bike this time with disk brakes and wide tires. Saturday went to Weedon Is. for 40 miles. Got caught in a downpour which was actually refreshing. Sunday I picked the wrong place to go for a ride, Courtney Campbell trail, which is really exposed to wind etc. It was the first day in about 3 months I had to deal with a really strong headwind. Struggled to go west, but flew back heading east. Got soaked in a squall too. 40 miles of pain and pleasure. Didn't really feel all that great this weekend. However, I did find a new trail in Clearwater that had some hills. There were even some 10% grade warning signs. Ohhhh.
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2017 Monthly July
Walking Distance (km): 82.4
Walking Time (min): 1030.0
Cycling Distance (km): 620.2
Cycling Time (min): 1914.3
Stairs Climbed Number: 155.0
Stairs Climbed Time (min): 124.0
Rowing Distance: 11.4
Rowing Time: 75.0

Totals
Total Distance (km): 714.0
Total Distance (miles): 443.7
Total Time (min): 3143.3
Total Time (hr): 52:23:19

So that's that for July!!
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Did a 65 mile ride down to Pinnacles National Park and back. Set out to ride my age (61) and figured I should do enough for a metric century so took a detour around town before heading home.

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Sat - rode 43 miles at ST MTN park
Sun - was going to mtn bike later but something came up
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Saturday: 58 miles, 2,300 ft., moderate pace. It was supposed to be the weekend ladies' ride, but there were only two of us! We had a nice chat with a gentleman from the Minnesota Randonneurs out doing back to back 200K rides; our water stop was one of their controls.

Sunday: 28.3 miles, 1,102 ft. I usually prefer rides with more climbing, but decided to pound it out on the flats this time. I am still feeling very shaky on the descents, but it will just take time to gain confidence again.

The weather has been fairly pleasant for late July: lots of sunshine, highs in the high 80s, and humidity around 50%. Still a bit too sticky for my taste, but I'm a desert creature.
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Did a 102 km ride from Kingston ON, to Napanee and back. I swear the wind was in my face no matter which direction I was heading. I over compensated and felt spent by km 85.
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I did my first-ever 40+ mile ride yesterday on my new-to-me 2011 Bianchi Sempre. Windy and hard at times, but it was still fun and it feels good to have a 40 under my belt!

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Not exactly a weekend ride, but today I went out for a couple of hours after getting home from the hospital this afternoon. Mostly to take advantage of the heat in working out stiffness and aches that had developed from spending way too much time in bed. Yesterday morning I had a weird chest pain, and started to get nervous, so went and had it checked out. Turns out it had nothing to do with my heart, which is fine, but it took more than a day to determine that - seems they don't do stress tests on Sundays, and they put you on a monitor and admit you in the meantime.
I checked work emails before I went out and answered a couple of them, but while normally I would be concerned, I really didn't care that I wasn't going to the office this afternoon. Getting in a ride was way more important. I took it very easy at first - mostly because of the stiffness and achy-ness, then made a run down River Road in the park, and by the end I was in the mood to push it a bit, so I managed to get some good times in. I saw a handful of other riders, but generally speaking, it was just warm, quiet, simple and solitary - and with that, being late in the day, sort of the antithesis of my normal weekend rides.
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Had the last 2 weeks off, and biked 1004 KM. That is a ton for me.

I did my first 100 mile ride, in strong winds and rain, wasn't very fun, plus 3 more metric centuries.

Overall I averaged 72km a day for 2 weeks, and am very proud of myself.

https://www.strava.com/athletes/1252234/training/log
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Originally Posted by rbk_3 View Post
Had the last 2 weeks off, and biked 1004 KM. That is a ton for me.

I did my first 100 mile ride, in strong winds and rain, wasn't very fun, plus 3 more metric centuries.

Overall I averaged 72km a day for 2 weeks, and am very proud of myself.

https://www.strava.com/athletes/1252234/training/log

Originally Posted by a1penguin View Post
My second metric century for July! 67 miles riding Portola Valley Loop and Canada up to 92. It wasn't overly hot and no "lane changing wind gusts" today. https://www.relive.cc/view/1109854795
Congrats to both of you!
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54 Miles Sunday on a very warm day. A bit of hill climbing on some steep hills near the end.
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Originally Posted by BrazAd View Post
I did my first-ever 40+ mile ride yesterday on my new-to-me 2011 Bianchi Sempre. Windy and hard at times, but it was still fun and it feels good to have a 40 under my belt!

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Excellent! Onward and upward!
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