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Your Weekend Ride Reports -- May 11/12

Old 05-12-19, 04:05 AM
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Your Weekend Ride Reports -- May 11/12

Happy Mother's Day!

Tell us all about your cycling this weekend!!
Did you cycle to your mother's place?
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Old 05-12-19, 06:04 AM
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Probably won't get a ride in today, going out of town for Mother's Day with the in-laws and will be gone all day. My mother passed when I was 22, but I had a great one.

From yesterday's 20 mile ride on my local loop on my new favorite bike, the old Conti. Surprised to see hay bales being rolled up this early, that's usually a fall thing.


Edit: Got home from the Mothers Day gathering to get another 25 miles in before sunset, which is my favorite time of day to ride.

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31 mile ride. Stopped at Peasley Middle School but was late for the Group Ride. Hoped to miss the rain. Buuut got rained on. The last 5 miles was a downpour. Hard to see the cars coming from behind if they don’t have there lights on. Supposed too in the rain.


Peasley. Just busses.


A little wet.
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Friday: Epic plan failed.
- Ride 1: Planned out a nice 65-70 mile loop, got a late start, computer died, FD was being snarky, got a flat, and discovered one of my two tubes was bad. Meh. I went back home. 19.7 miles, 394'.
- Ride 2: Found some tubes, straightened out the FD, and got a decent little ride in before sunset! 26.8 miles, 1,594'.

Saturday: Another early evening ride: hit a couple of hills and stopped by the pretty overlook to get a new picture of my bike. 26.5 miles, 1,867'.

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Sat - 45 miles on the Trek Y-Foil. It's a pretty good ol' ride for not being steel. Ran hard for about 2/3rds of the ride and then chilled for the rest as the winds came in.



Then later a did a couple of miles (unintentional) on the old AMF Hercules 3 speed.





Sunday - An easy 30 miles on my "Giro d'Italia" bike. Stopped to shoot lots of pics.











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Minor medical issue limited riding for 2 weeks, fouling my training plan.

Now a bit of restart.

33 miles 3,400' Power OK, but stamina would be not good if it was longer.
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A nice 35k ride before dinner with the wife. Great way to build up an appetite before the BBQ.
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Took my new CAAD 12 out for it's maiden voyage with my club. The ride was a 33 mi. affair but I ended up doing 25 mi. All was going well until mile 20. Clipping in and out with my right foot was feeling sketchy. I had a feeling it was a loose screw in the cleat. So, I broke off and took the fast way back, which thanks to 15 mph headwinds was not at all fast. Sure enough...one screw loose and one missing. OTOH, I love this bike.
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It is full on hot and muggy already. Saturday and Sunday did a basic repeat ride to Picnic and Davis Is. 41 miles each day. The good news...I finally got my steel road bike put back together Saturday evening and got to ride it on Sunday. It has new tires, bar tape, shifters, chain, chain rings, cables and rear sprocket. It was like a new bike.
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I cycled for three hours on the stationary bike at the gym on Sunday because, apparently, I hate myself.
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Shortly after 12AM Sunday I gave the BOSS LADY a Good Morning kiss and said Happy Mother's Day then filled the water bottles and out the door to begin my Sunday AM ride. Managed to FINALLY complete a long time desired 100 mile bike ride .....

https://www.relive.cc/view/2361559275

That's one good looking Conti D4F ------

Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
Just a FYI ..... the rear brake cable hanger should be IN DIRECT LINE with the center of the caliper and NOT ANGLED UP as seen in the picture. Dang, you must have long legs to ride a 26" frame Continental and the 68cm(?) Raleigh. AND then with the positioning of the seats would suggest too large for frame sizing.

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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
Shortly after 12AM Sunday I gave the BOSS LADY a Good Morning kiss and said Happy Mother's Day then filled the water bottles and out the door to begin my Sunday AM ride. Managed to FINALLY complete a long time desired 100 mile bike ride .....

https://www.relive.cc/view/2361559275

That's one good looking Conti D4F ------



Just a FYI ..... the rear brake cable hanger should be IN DIRECT LINE with the center of the caliper and NOT ANGLED UP as seen in the picture. Dang, you must have long legs to ride a 26" frame Continental and the 68cm(?) Raleigh. AND then with the positioning of the seats would suggest too large for frame sizing.
Thanks OTG, On frame sizing I'm 6'5" and the bike shop fitting when I got my 1st real bike was for a 27" frame, and these feel comfortable. The Raleigh's a 66cm. I have some perineum sensitivity that has me tilting the saddles down. Thanks also for the tip on the rear brake. Law (3speedslow) also made that observation and I haven't adjusted it yet.

Congrats on the most symmetrical & artistic century I've ever seem Do you dabble in crop circles

Where & what is that rotunda ? Obviously close to your house.

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About 25 miles Sunday morning on my new best friend. Needs a wider saddle and Look pedals.
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Originally Posted by Deal4Fuji View Post
Thanks OTG, On frame sizing I'm 6'5" and the bike shop fitting when I got my 1st real bike was for a 27" frame, and these feel comfortable. The Raleigh's a 66cm. I have some perineum sensitivity that has me tilting the saddles down. Thanks also for the tip on the rear brake. Law (3speedslow) also made that observation and I haven't adjusted it yet.

Congrats on the most symmetrical & artistic century I've ever seem Do you dabble in crop circles

Where & what is that rotunda ? Obviously close to your house.
Understand about the seat tilt. Crop Circles no but when I was a kid we had a round above ground pool and I would endlessly do the "whirlpool 'round N 'round" before siphoning out the debris with a garden hose.

Ed McMahon and Rotunda West

https://www.rotondawest.org/history/ed.mcmahon.html

AND can't forget the "SUPERSTARS" competing against each other

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstars
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