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Your Sunday Ride (October 28, 2007)

Old 10-28-07, 05:20 PM
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Your Sunday Ride (October 28, 2007)

Okay, today was a special day. Got to ride again with my daughter on our tandem, video cam on tandem. Only did about 20 miles, but the most important part ...

My wife got on her bike for the first time in so many years I can't even remember, she went with the beginners group and managed 10 miles for about an hour ride. Both of us are so proud of her.

So, how was your Sunday ride?
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My wife goes around the block and is DONE! But hey, we are making progress! Good deal, good fam time.
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28ish miles on the new ride. Dura Ace is so much better than sora.
That is all.
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Old 10-28-07, 05:54 PM
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Took my bike out for the first ride since swapping out my Allez comp frame for a Tarmac pro frame.
We rode the Paradise loop (ccw) for a total of about 40 miles from the GG bridge and back.
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Originally Posted by WheresWaldo View Post
Okay, today was a special day. Got to ride again with my daughter on our tandem, video cam on tandem. Only did about 20 miles, but the most important part ...

My wife got on her bike for the first time in so many years I can't even remember, she went with the beginners group and managed 10 miles for about an hour ride. Both of us are so proud of her.

So, how was your Sunday ride?
Pcad was shelled like a cheap oyster. Now I can beat myself up over that until next Sunday.

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Old 10-28-07, 06:15 PM
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86 km, rolling hills and one of the big local climbs - Mt. Kongo (~11 km uphill). Perfect weather, great ride, but utterly demoralizing because no less than 10 people dropped me like I wasn't moving going up the big climb. Must... climb... more...
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Old 10-28-07, 06:33 PM
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55 miles around Lake Jordan in Cary, NC. Flat'ish terrain, with perfect weather (except for the nagging headwind). Today struck me as one of those "lazy" Fall days, just great for riding.
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31 solo miles. A little chilly (about 50 deg), but sunny. Leaves are just about at peak.







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had to break out the leg warmers, wished i was wearing the booties. no matter, it will probably be 80* again by november first.
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Old 10-28-07, 06:51 PM
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32 miles. Rode with my neighbor who has only ridden about 250 miles this year. I pulled about 30 of them, but it was fun. We still managed a little over 20 mph even with the wind.
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20 miles on the new MTB...trying to see if it'll make a decent cold weather/snowy ride this winter. I think it'll do...besides, it's HEAVY....good hurt <grin>
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nice, easy 16 mile spin, but it wasn't until 3/4ths through the ride that I realized my phone became one with the earth

the FSA SL-K cranks feel super nice, though
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Originally Posted by kls1891 View Post
31 solo miles. A little chilly (about 50 deg), but sunny. Leaves are just about at peak.


<<<snip>>>
Very pretty! While I was riding today (central Indiana) I had some similar views. Made me remember why I love riding this time of year!
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My Sunday ride has not been pleasant for about two weeks. Tons of flats. Less mileage than never. Not sure why.

So after nearly completing my Trek 1000 upgrade overhaul by installing some Mavic Aksiums, I go out to Bay Parkway to get a nice view of the coastline. It was beautiful, but incredibly windy.

As I'm doing my training at a nice 30 mph, I get a flat. Thanks to two great helps, I got back up and running (big setbacks without a pump). Afterwards, I have a chat with another fellow cyclist for a while about his project, and by the time I try to get back on the road, the cold had caught up. Took the D train back home.

Ride was about 10 or 12 miles total. Hopefully, I can do better next Sunday.

To add, my computers thought DST savings was today so I set all of my clocks back an hour, only to find that it was not and I missed a very important event. Meh.

At least my Trek looks awesome with Aksiums. Will post pictures soon.
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Led a ride on Saturday with my wife and 3 friends. 46 miles on a urban loop around the Willamette river in Portland.

Today (Sunday) is my birthday and everyone else was busy so I had marvelous 32 mile ride solo going on some of my favorite routes into the city and back.

The weather both days was incredible, sunny and around 60. Couldn't ask for better weather in Portland in late October nor could I ask for two better rides on my birthday weekend.

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I went out for a pretty nice 30 mile ride today. I went out a few minutes after waking up, and skipping breakfast. Since I've been gaining some weight lately, I figured this would be a good option; I'd do a hard 30-40 miles on an empty stomach and burn fat instead of energy. I felt pretty energized as I did a lot of sprints, chased a few cars and climbed really well, and I sprinted some of the medium sized hills. In the last few miles I was beginning to feel a little sick and could taste bile, the taste of success.
I almost forgot: the ride was so good that I forgot quickly that I got a flat 3 miles from home and was riding with no spare tube.
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Did 33 miles at about 18 in a group ride. Great cool temperature, but about 10 mph wind and some new loose gravel on chip seal patches.
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Originally Posted by WheresWaldo View Post
Okay, today was a special day. Got to ride again with my daughter on our tandem, video cam on tandem. Only did about 20 miles, but the most important part ...
Got my 22 year old daughter out on the tandem for the first time today! Almost 18 miles, but the important thing is that I think she enjoyed it enough to want to do it again. She was pretty nervous and almost fearful at the beginning, but by the time we got done, I was noticing some smiles in my mirror!
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only had about an hour to get a ride in (hard to wake up the day after footballgames- no matter how dreadful they are to watch) before work, so did some hill intervals. cold but nice, found a nice new set of hills taking a side road.

nice way to energize my tired body for the day. getting excited about working on the beater for the halloween costumed alleycat!
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38 mile ride with part of the NorCal BikeForums contingent. Three tandems for wheelsuckers to draft off of. This group photo thanks to cccorlew:
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45 minute Vo2 max test.
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Picked up some much-needed supplies at the asian grocery store and rode down to Seward Park with the lady friend. The fall colors were really incredible today!
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30 miles through SW Portland hills on the fixed gear.
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Been off the bike for 2 weeks now and it's killing me...

I had to fly to NY (boy are my arms tired) for family reasons and then the fires as soon as I returned (air quality has been horrible here since). I'm hoping that I can get back on the bike this week but the winds and my health are going to determine that more than anything. I've been sick as a dog and breathing all the smoke in the air hasn't helped.
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45 minute Vo2 max test.
That sounds like my ride today, but mine wasn't voluntary. And by the way, Pcad failed the test.
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