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What was your ride today?

Old 04-26-08, 01:31 PM
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What was your ride today?

Pretty self explanatory, tell us about your ride
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Old 04-26-08, 01:32 PM
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25 miles with a strong headwind
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Old 04-26-08, 01:38 PM
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A lowly 15 miles into sustained 30mph gusting to 41mph. It was... interesting.
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Old 04-26-08, 01:42 PM
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We had a big charity ride in town today benefiting Meals on Wheels. We had around 300 riders and raised a lot of money (I want to say over $50,000 - which is impressive). They had a 65, 40 & 25 mile loops plus a family ride which was cool also. I rode the 65 mile route; the ride was outstanding. The course had very little traffic & you passed rest areas about every 10 miles. It was not an out & back so there was plenty of cool things to look at. We are about to get some major thunderstorms now, but this morning it was great!
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i rode the couch
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Originally Posted by feethanddooth
i rode the couch
:| how's your recovery / new bike acquiring doing?
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Rode just over 52 miles, and what a difference from last weekend when I did the same. Last time I was in agony for the last 10 miles, this time I felt great at the end. Maybe it had something to do with the weather, because it was ideal today. Sunny, mid 50s with a light wind. I rode with leg warmers and a wind shell, and removed the leg warmers about 2/3 of the way into the ride.

At one point I let out a loud belch and immediately a cute girl on a mountain bike rides into view. I could tell she was smirking.
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Old 04-26-08, 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Idioteque
:| how's your recovery / new bike acquiring doing?
actually very good. starting riding 2 weeks ago and have put in 200-250 miles. also picked up new bike.

wanted to rest today. 3 days in a row hard training + commuting this week to work. want to be fresh for 100k tomorrow with club.


thanks for asking
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Old 04-26-08, 02:36 PM
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A place nearby. There is a decline about 1 mile long, about a one mile straight away, a turn around and I ride back up to the top, till I feel like I could puke. About 20, and naturally going up was into a strong wind. They say "the wind is your friend", yeah sure, today the wind was something I was swearing at !
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Only 21 miles in some rather stiff and unpleasant winds. Had to keep it short to stay out of this storm (as we speak, the sky is getting darker), but since I wasn't planning on getting any ride time in today, it beats nothing. Hoping for some climbing tomorrow.
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39.9 miles. started with a gentle climb for 7 miles, then a ride down the coast and back. Held about 33km/h.
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Dumb name, very nice ride. Did the metric century. Good weather, fairly hilly, but quite scenic, and a pretty good turnout.
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171 km, my monthly century.
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I rode 68 miles with some multi-sport guys and had my highest speed for a ride over 40 miles of 18.3. I was pretty pleased with the effort. Sunny and cool with light winds, it was great riding weather.
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I forgot a wrench and part for equipment I was serviceing on the large forestry foundation lot im contracted to.Took the bike the long way to get them 4 plesant bumpy miles.//only a little snow left./Ken
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25 miles today. 15-20 mph winds with gusts of about 30. It seemed like a headwind the whole time.

I hate wind.
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Fast group ride. 85 miles with nearly 5000 feet of climbing in a little over 4 hours, some of that was solo warmup/cooldown riding to and from the ride. Group started out pretty big but there were only a few left when we rolled back into town.
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100km
3 hours
12 of us
Headwind at every turn
Big fat rain for exactly 1 mile, but enough to get everything wet and dirty
Locked out when I got home
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I'm heading out to do the Lake Washington Loop in a few.
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Well I rode 4 different bikes today around the LBS's.

Specialized 2008 allez elite
giant tcr a1
caad8 and 9.

Was nice, but it was windy. Decided on getting the Giant, cant wait till next week, when I have the money.
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65.6 miles solo, 18.4 mph

From my bikewire.net log:

"47°/51°F, winds from the west at anywhere from 10-30 mph. The remarkable thing about the wind is that it never died down...ever. I knew the inbound portion of this route was going to be a toughy and I was not disappointed. The 20 mile finishing leg was done nearly 2 mph slower than the first 45 miles and it was also where I had my highest HR. The final push up Page Ave, a very light upward slope, was into the teeth of the worst wind of the day and almost caused a complete blowout. I was under 12 mph at 80 rpm and a HR of 177 at the finish. I was so happy to turn and get a cross wind that I just about let it knock me over."
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today was just social ride to cafe and back, 2.5 hrs only.

Estimate about 15mph.

Race tomorrow so took it easy.
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25mi, with 850' total climb (what can I say? I live in Philly), 15mph headwinds with 20mph gusts, chilly, cloudy, but still a good ride- high cadence/big ring- more or less a training ride.
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I rode my modified version of the Austin Dam Loop. My computer says 54.5 miles with an average of 17 mph.

It was hotter than I expected, and when I stopped for water, I mistakenly bought this weird citrus flavored water. I also discovered that they have started resurfacing part of the route, so that ten-ish mile section is like riding on a washboard.

I'm feeling pretty good right now, though.
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Old 04-26-08, 04:42 PM
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Solo 58 miles, 5,300 feet of climbing, temp in the low '80's. 3:38 riding time, 3:43 total time. Nice to ride on a "hot" day here!
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