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Your Sunday Ride (October 21, 2007)

Old 10-21-07, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
'Dang it'?
yes, dang it...
this is bf now harden the f up.

( oh and ty for your inspiration today )
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Old 10-21-07, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl View Post
yes, dang it...
this is bf now harden the f up.
Yes mommy.

I was very bad today by the way. I yelled at my chase group. I was imploring them to work together and not ride like the triathlete hammer drones some of them are. Right before I sling shotted them and closed the gap myself. F 'em. Yelling on fast rides is fun. I do it at least once a year.
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Originally Posted by ridzwitsizzors View Post
With 80 mph gust shooting through the valley along with sustained 40 mph winds, I canx my sunday ride and decided to watch the Patriots roll over yet another team...they are so good it is scary.

The winds are the same ones pushing the fire in Malibu canyon.
LA was quite a weird place to ride today. I live in the South Bay, rode up the coast as far as Santa Monica. It was dead still up until you got to the SM pier, then you suddenly ran into heavy winds. Bizarre. Anyway, as I had flatted already for my second Sunday ride in a row, the police were blocking off roads, and the suddenly breezy air smelled of burning wood, I decided that the cycling gods were trying to tell me something, so headed for home prematurely. Did some intervals around the airport to make up for the lost mileage. I forgot to check the overall mileage, but probably around 35 miles.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Yes mommy.
Boston is winning.
go back to your room
that is all.
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Old 10-21-07, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl View Post
Boston is winning.
Correction.

Cleveland is choking. But don't they always?
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Old 10-21-07, 08:03 PM
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Here's a few pictures I took from our weekend ride.




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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Correction.

Cleveland is choking. But don't they always?
Thanks for the low blow...just what I wanted to hear right now. Why do I have to live in Cleveland?

btw...Lofton was safe...and when did Ramirez decide to start playing defense?
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Old 10-21-07, 08:21 PM
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Why do I have to live in Cleveland?
You were probably a war criminal in a previous incarnation. This is your karma penance. Yes Lofton was safe. I say bring video replay challenges to baseball. I'm sick of entire games hinging on blatantly blown calls. It works in football.

Go Indians. Sacrifice a live chicken before the 8th Inning and your team may have a prayer.
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Old 10-21-07, 08:37 PM
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Retraced part of last Sunday's Hilly Hundred route as I rode home from Bloomington, IN after breakfast and shopping in B-town with the wife. Bright, sunny day although a tad windy, but the wind mostly pushed me toward home so it was welcome. Trees are beginning to turn in southern Indiana but they're not at peak just yet; still some beautiful colors along Old 37. Went north through Paragon and discovered a new (to me) and very steep hill on Letterman Road between Paragon and Lewisville--loads of fun! Once I got to Eminence I was back in familiar territory and the rest of the way home was pleasantly uneventful--all in all, a very relaxing 68.5 mile ride at an average speed of 19.7 mph. One of my ten-best rides of all time!
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Manny has always had a good arm and is one of the leaders in outfield assists. he's got that big ass backboard dialed and you gotta figure snagging a wall ball then throwing someone out doesn't involve alot of running so he's a fan

Go Sox
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Go Indians. Sacrifice a live chicken before the 8th Inning and your team may have a prayer.
...commencing search for live chicken...I actually saw a few on my ride today, but don't think I can make it nack out there in time.
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Old 10-21-07, 09:31 PM
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Tour de Bronx for me, with the ride up from Brooklyn, to bring it up to 60 miles. I took the subway home as I was done once I sat at the end. I could have rode home faster. I didn't realize how slow it was up in the Bronx. A 75-80 mile day would've been pretty good.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day, 75 degrees and sunny in late October. Tomorrow they say 80, but I'll be stuck in the office. Damn.
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Old 10-21-07, 10:09 PM
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Great day!

did a 40 mile loop out to the horse farms, golden foliage and rolling hills of Concord, MA came back and did a little 12 miler into Cambridge and home with my wife and now the Red Sox just won the playoffs!
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Originally Posted by Hocam View Post
Rode 15 very hilly miles to an apple orchard with some friends, filled my carradice bag with a dozen or so and biked the 15 miles back for coffee and wraps.

A great day.
Sweet. Can I come over to your house.
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Old 10-21-07, 10:24 PM
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Rode 25 miles in the rain with 1100 ft of ascent. Gotta love Seattle
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I went 37 miles of a planned 46 mile ride. Got a flat and it got dark so I called the girlfriend and got a ride home (you don't want to be riding at night where I ride even WITH lights!). I averaged 19.8 mph my first 15miles out, and ended up at 18.03 mph average for the day. Pretty stiff southerly wind and over 1000 feet of climbing.
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Old 10-21-07, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by KyleKranz View Post
you're eating an apple while you're going 22mph?
I cant even drink withought choking at that speed
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Old 10-22-07, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Hocam View Post
Rode 15 very hilly miles to an apple orchard with some friends, filled my carradice bag with a dozen or so and biked the 15 miles back for coffee and wraps.

A great day.
On Saturday, I went out with a friend and did 30 miles to an apple orchard to meet up with another pack of folks to go apple picking. Filled the Carradice with a peck (about one and a half grocery bags) then rode 30 miles home. Picked up a couple out on their weekend foliage ride out of Acton, MA. Pulled them for a bit then split off when we got into Concord.

Bonked somewhere between Lincoln and Lexington, MA because my friend and I got cocky and thought that we could do 60 miles on just water, a pulled pork sandwich and a bag of chips. But, hey, we got these bags of apples ... didn't do much for the electrolyte deficit, though.

Staggered home still feeling a little wobbly and was devouring some toast with heavily salted butter when my girlfriend arrived with dinner and was all, "hey, I want to go clubbing tonight." Briefly thought about wimping out and taking the car, but the nightclub's on the back end of Fenway Park and it's Game 6 of the ALCS ...

So, yeah, dinner, get dressed, then back on the bike. 5 miles and chained up in front of the club, then laughed at friends paying $35 to park their car nearby. 5 miles home at 2 in the morning then shared bubble bath with some Lush bath bomb that's supposed to be good for sore muscles, and collapse into bed. Wake up to the smell of an apple pie being baked.

Life is so hard, sometimes.
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl View Post
you're eating an apple while you're going 22mph?
I cant even drink withought choking at that speed
eating at 22mph is ok, in my book.

it's the eating and taking a photo at 22mph that gets me boggled or makes me wonder if the poster has a second pair of hands.
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Originally Posted by spokenword View Post
eating at 22mph is ok, in my book.

it's the eating and taking a photo at 22mph that gets me boggled or makes me wonder if the poster has a second pair of hands.
Tailwinds are a wonderful thing
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Old 10-22-07, 09:03 AM
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45 minutes on the trainer. Yay.
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl View Post
yes, dang it...
this is bf now harden the f up.
)
Exactly.

"Dang it" was just my version of "HTFU," anyway. Either one of those was basically what I told myself in order to make it through that first leg yesterday -- sounds a lot like what you were thinking yesterday, too, Blond. I loved that quote from Greg LeMond in the "quote" thread: "It doesn't get easier. You just go faster."
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Old 10-22-07, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerseysbest View Post
Tailwinds are a wonderful thing
Whatever, I was riding into a 25mph headwind



It was a 75 mile ride. I hit a dog about 7 miles into the ride. I didn't go down but nearly wet myself. Later on I injured my left leg on a climbing sprint so rode the last 10 miles doing about 80% of the work with my right leg. It was a pretty decent ride

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