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Your Ride Reports - October 2021

Old 09-30-21, 10:12 PM
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Your Ride Reports - October 2021

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a bicycle ... or unicycle, tricycle, tandem, etc.

Are you an experienced road cyclist? Do you bike to work? Do you pull your children to the park? Do you ride weekends? Do you spin at home or in the gym? Is Zwift your thing? Do you race crits, ironman, or centuries? Touring? Audax/Randonneuring?
Or are you just starting out and remembering how much fun you had biking when you were a kid?

There are no set challenges - this is a mixed-ability / mixed-experience / everyone welcome group.

Just pick the target that you would like to achieve this month and post updates throughout the month as you work toward your target. We love seeing photos of your rides and hearing all about them.

Given the current situation many of us will be cycling solo or indoors. Don't feel alone! Share your accomplishments with us.


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Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
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Jan-21 ... 208.2 km (129.4 miles) = 24 hours 39 minutes
Feb-21 ... 229.6 km (142.7 miles) = 29 hours 01 minutes
Mar-21 ... 259.8 km (161.4 miles) = 30 hours 48 minutes
Apr-21 ... 282.1 km (175.3 miles = 28 hours 42 minutes
May-21 ... 197.9 km (123 miles) = 25 hours 3 minutes
Jun-21 ... 188.2 km (116.9 miles) = 28 hours 5 minutes
Jul-21 ... 244 km (151.6 miles) = 32 hours 33 minutes
Aug-21 ... 234.4 km (145.6 miles) = 27 hours 53 minutes
Sep-21 ... 216.3 km (134.4 miles) = 33 hours 04 minutes
All set for October ... as I sit in my house watching the rain ...

2021 Monthly October


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25 gravel and asphalt miles yesterday on my Rock Combo with new Schwalbe Land Cruiser tires. I wanted something more aggressive than the 1.25s that were on it when it came home with me. These do exactly what I wanted: more purchase and control on loose stuff, smooth and quiet on pavement. Saw a coyote, several antelope, half a dozen mule deer does, four Red Tail Hawks. And this fine old building going to ruin. I figured it was a school, wrong configuration for a dwelling. Chimney on both ends so big kids over there and little kids over here, everyone keeping warm by the stove. Too bad it's falling apart, a piece of local history. Local guy on a four wheeler stopped and confirmed it had been a school but didn't know the name. Said all the old guys had died or moved away. This is about 15 miles north of Cheyenne and a mile east of I25.
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The weather is slightly nicer in Tampa. A few degrees cooler in the morning and not quite as humid. Saturday I started out, but then realized I forgot my water bottles after 1 1/2 miles. Went back home, got the bottles and set off again. I did my Picnic to Davis Is ride with the extra bottle trip for 43 miles. Sunday I did the regular Picnic to Davis Is route for 40 miles.
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Old 10-14-21, 08:45 AM
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I was in the Ocala Nat Forest last weekend. Saturday did a 40 mile ride on the paved roads. Sunday I did another 40 miles, but 20 were unpaved.
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Still warm on California's Central Coast.

I completed my first organized 100km last Sunday. My wife, who has already completed a normal century, encouraged me to do it. We trained for the last 3 months and rode a 62 and 64 miler in the two weeks before the event.

This weekend, we're going to do my first century. Just my wife and I. Wish me luck! -Joel
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So far, we've done one ride of about 10.5 km after work on Wednesday. We were greeted by 14 little peepers and their guardian . 🙂



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Cycling
Distance: 11.05km
Elevation: 61m
Moving Time: 34:16
Elapsed Time: 34:16

........................ Avg ............. Max
Speed ............ 19.3km/h ..... 43.6km/h
Heart Rate ..... 131bpm ....... 162bpm
Cadence ........ 76 ................ 109
Power ............ 64W ............. 120W
Calories ......... 125


Plus:

Rowing
Distance: 2,028m
Elapsed Time 13:37

........................ Avg ............... Max
Speed ............ 3:21/500m ..... 2:58/500m
Cadence ........ 28 .................. 41
Power ............ 43W ............... 57W
Calories ......... 101


Plus:

Some weights.
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Snap three-day lockdown here in Tasmania (hopefully ending tonight). We're allowed out for a two hour exercise period as long as we stick within a 5km radius of home...

Decided to see just how far I could push myself while sticking in those parameters.

Distance: 63.9 km (39.7 miles)
Elevation: 595 metres (1950 feet)
Av Speed: 33.0 kph (20.5 mph)

Total elapsed time: 1 hr 56 min 4 seconds

I even got home with a couple of minutes to spare! 😅
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Saturday I rode to Weedon Is. for 40 miles. It was hot and humid. Sunday I went to Thonotosassa for 40 miles and the weather has finally changed to fall mode. Nice and cool, but breezy.
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Snap three-day lockdown here in Tasmania (hopefully ending tonight). We're allowed out for a two hour exercise period as long as we stick within a 5km radius of home...

Decided to see just how far I could push myself while sticking in those parameters.

Distance: 63.9 km (39.7 miles)
Elevation: 595 metres (1950 feet)
Av Speed: 33.0 kph (20.5 mph)

Total elapsed time: 1 hr 56 min 4 seconds

I even got home with a couple of minutes to spare! 😅

We just stayed in and Zwifted.

Where did you ride? Up and down the cycleway?
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Wednesday ... gorgeous day! Light wind. Temp around 15C. We've had a lot of rain lately so everything is green and blooming.

So we went for a 50 km bicycle ride.



Distance: 53.59km
Elevation: 381m
Moving Time: 2:54:35
Elapsed Time: 3:04:41
Speed: 18.4km/h average & 45.5km/h max
Calories: 905
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First we went for a bicycle ride ... and no, I did not touch up that photo at all. It's just a snap from my phone and it really is very bright green out here!




And then I went for a walk.

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Where did you ride? Up and down the cycleway?
I'm over on the Eastern side, so had enough quiet roads to ride. I did have to chuck a few u-turns to stick within the 5km limit though!



Starting to warm up here in Tasmania. Ducked out for a couple of hours on the classic Trek 5200.

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Another beautiful weather day in the Ocala Nat Forest. Saturday's ride was 40 miles mix of paved and non paved. Saw a deer and some wild turkey. Sunday I had to cut some piles of tree branches so no riding.
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Rainy and cool day on Saturday. Normally, I would probably skip the bike ride, but went anyways. A wet and messy 40 mile ride to Upper Tampa Bay trail. Sunday legs felt like crap, but kept going to the next landmark until I got my 40 miles around S. Tampa.
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Got my monthly metric century ride in (Half Dirty Metric).
Detailed write-up here: NJgreyheadBikes

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I do about 300-350 miles a month as a recreational rider. Been like that for a couple decades. Riding in cold weather more due to Covid to stay out of the gym.
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