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Your Sunday Ride 5/13

Old 05-13-07, 12:03 PM
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Gator....thanks for the Porsche tip. We'll see....heading out to see it in a bit.

Got a nice tempo 26 miles in today despite the chilly wind off the lake....18.3 ave.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Thunderstorm possible....weather iffy....we'll see if I can get a tempo 26 or 35 in before I go look at a 1978 Porsche 911SC Targa. The guy is willing to talk trade with my '66 Mustang. Always wanted a Porsche, and this one is supposed to be real nice.

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Went on a longish ride with both my boys in a trailer behind my wife's steel bianchi as our trailer clamps to the chainstay, and I do not wish to see what it would do to my Orbea's carbon stay. Stopped off at a park for the boys to play before the ride home. I realized that I really wished the compact crank from my bike was on my wife's. Nonetheless, it was a nice ride, and it had me thinking again that the old bianchi meets most of my needs, and I may not really need that carbon Orbea... Turning thought process off now, repeating in my mind, "expensive bike is better, expensive bike is better."
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I drank a frisbee full of beer last night, in addition to glasses full of beer.

and now I ride

and it's 95° with a high of 102, which I will encounter whilst I'm riding.

god help me.
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Did a little climbing today...

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40 degrees this morning, screw that. Mid 70's tomorrow, I'll wait.
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Did the "A" Sunday morning ride at my LBS this morning in Southern Connecticut. We did 44+ miles with 4000 ft of climbing and averaged 20 mph. I guess I'm pretty close to being back in racing shape.....Now I'm hanging out at my Sister-in-law's w/ my wife and kids drinking margaritas, eating shrimp cocktail, lobster, king crab, and steamed clams.......Life is GOOD!!!!
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Originally Posted by brianallan
I drank a frisbee full of beer last night, in addition to glasses full of beer.

and now I ride

and it's 95° with a high of 102, which I will encounter whilst I'm riding.

god help me.
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Old 05-13-07, 01:31 PM
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Got a good climbing ride in this morning, up Mt Baldy. Set a new personal best for this route of 2:13 to the Ski Lifts 51 miles, ~7300' of climbing
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I did a nice 30 miler today - of course I was hit by a nice old lady in a Mustang GT 2 miles into it - but other than that the ride was really nice. No damage to the bike - just a little to my left shin from her quarter panel.
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Rest miles today so off to Sportrock for a couple of hours of bouldering and back. ~17 miles so nothing major. Weather was nice! Cool and a bit windy in Alexandria.
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I did 20 easy miles today.
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Originally Posted by Dewbert
Sent the wife and daughter out for brunch a movie and a shopping spree. I'm going to do 40-50 miles and visit both of my grandmothers while on my ride.
just visited your website, nice going with the weightloss

an easy 20 miles today, going for my 1st 50 2moro

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Old 05-13-07, 03:25 PM
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Somewhat cold here in Montreal but sunny: 13C.

Did my usual training routine by going to Ile Notre-Dame on the F1 racing track. Lots of riders and skaters.

Pretented doing intervals with some serious sprints reaching from 43 up to 52 km/h on several attempts.

Rode a total of 56 km. Feel better now. Beer is good. Recovery on the way.
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I headed out early this morning on a 20 mile easy ride (Raleigh, NC) to avoid the wind that was predicted later. Other than drizzle and fog, it was a nice say to start a Sunday - or just about every Sunday for that matter. I don't think the wind ever reached the predicted velocity today but, the morning drizzle was a bit irritating. Made me realize how much the thin long sleeve wool jerseys (or "T"s) are beneficial for cycling. They do such an excellent job of keeping the cool moist air off while letting the heat out when things warm up.

Hope everyone had a happy mother's day today and, best wishes for the coming week. For me, I'm off to Mexico bright and early tomorrow on business. Wish I could take the bike cause it's going to be hot and dry - the way I like it.
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No ride today, late night last night. See "Drunk Thread" for more details.
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52 miles. Georgetown, DC to Rockville, MD and then some.
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38 miles on Madison County IL trails. Weather absolutely beautiful, 70s and sunny. Except for the little kid that pulled in front of me as I was passing the day was flawless!
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28 miles, with a run part way up Mix Canyon. So that's what Hors Categorie feels like. UGH.

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took the fast long way to mom's house for lunch 25km... flew down. flew back up 20k home... great ride, great weather in Toronto.
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25 easy miles on the flats today, average speeds of 16mph into the wind and 20 with the wind behind me. Feeling a little full from brunch, but otherwise a good ride.
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1. A 70 mile road race, we did this 5 times: https://www.routeslip.com/routes/39486

2. After I got back home, I decided I wanted to ride a bit more and did this: https://www.routeslip.com/routes/39489

Total mileage today: 106mi, with 8430ft of climbing.
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Well I just went for a short 40 minute ride. I woke up late and I didn't want to stay out too long. Had to get back and spend some time with my wife. And we had some party planning to do. So it was a short but sweet ride.
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Went out with one last attempt at repositioning my new speedplay cleats, which have been giving me horrible hotspots this past week... I even had some look keo's ready to go on ebay in case today's final attempt at repositioning after 2 weeks of trying failed... 36 enjoyable miles later, no more hotspots!.. and I checked out part of the last day of the Dad Vail Regatta here in philly.
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We did Mother's day Saturday, so after church I got in 81 miles (my long for the year) scouting the RAIN ride. The 160 miles will be much more difficult.
Time to Ride...
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