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Old 09-06-09, 02:52 PM
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Pcad takes a rest day.

On a perfect weather Sunday no less. That never happens.

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Old 09-06-09, 02:53 PM
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Whew, I was tired...
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hope you washed your bike. that's all i did with mine today.
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I did nothing. Nothing I say.

Well, me and Mrs. Pcad did walk Sam in Goosepond Park this AM (about a 3 mile walk). It was excellent. This time of year Goosepond looks like the Shire (no Hobbits however).

I rode the TT bike for three hours Friday (two of them hard) and I was utter toast Saturday. Lying low today. I'll ride 50 in the little ring tomorrow if at all. I really should take a second day off the bike, but this weather is too damn nice.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
On a perfect weather Sunday no less. That never happens.

Discuss.
Most guys would not ride on a perfect weather Sunday either because they are wussy or because they intend to spend the whole day drinking while watching football. We can eliminate the latter.

The weather is always perfect for cycling. We had some fine Oregon sunshine (i.e. the liquid variety) today which led to pathetic traction despite the fact that I dropped my pressures to 95 and 105 psi for front and rear respectively. Also much breezier than normal -- my HR was at 156 as I moved along at 13-14mph on a section of flat road. I would have been depressed except when I changed direction, I was able to hold 28mph while barely breathing.
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Originally Posted by botero.
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I blame myself.
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No bj, you don't understand, after 8 months of persistently crappy weather, it has turned sublime here in NY, 70-85º and sunny/dry every day, 50-65º and clear every night. And not too windy.

We earned it. Cripes what a lameass year for weather until now.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
I rode the TT bike for three hours Friday (two of them hard) and I was utter toast Saturday. Lying low today. I'll ride 50 in the little ring tomorrow if at all. I really should take a second day off the bike, but this weather is too damn nice.
You sound like a good candidate for getting bent...
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Of course one day off the bike and I have my eye on some way cool new top secret bike schwag.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
No bj, you don't understand, after 8 months of persistently crappy weather, it has turned sublime here in NY, 70-85º and sunny/dry every day, 50-65º and clear every night. And not too windy.

We earned it. Cripes what a lameass year for weather until now.
I'll give you that. But the only way to appreciate the good stuff is to ride in the crap. Otherwise, you become one of those SoCal wussies that melts in the rain and freezes when the temps drop below 50 or so.
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meh, it's good to take time out. You should do a few more of these 'rest days'.
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meh, it's good to take time out. You should do a few more of these 'rest days'.
I am aware of this. But it's like going cold turkey for me.

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Originally Posted by banerjek
one of those SoCal wussies that melts in the rain and freezes when the temps drop below 50 or so.
Hey! I may be a SoCal wussy but I ride in the rain and I like it when it's around 50, or even 40.
It's been over 100 every day for weeks here and we have this damned fire filling the area with smoke. I didn't ride all week but my job takes a lot out of me in this weather.
Yesterday I drove 60 miles to ride 80 with some people who are faster than me. It was good to get out of the smoke and heat and have my ass handed to me again.
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Originally Posted by patentcad

Discuss.
Rest days suck.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Of course one day off the bike and I have my eye on some way cool new top secret bike schwag.
That's why I went out for a recovery ride today. The checkout at PBK was getting a little big and thought it best to restart after some fresh air.
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There is no growth without rest. Pcad is my poster child.
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Originally Posted by mollusk
There is no growth without rest. Pcad is my poster child.
Wait for it.

Some day he's going to have to skip the ride for 2-3 days and he's going to come back and post about how much faster he is and how much rest days rock.
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Originally Posted by big john
Hey! I may be a SoCal wussy but I ride in the rain and I like it when it's around 50, or even 40.
It's been over 100 every day for weeks here and we have this damned fire filling the area with smoke. I didn't ride all week but my job takes a lot out of me in this weather.
Yesterday I drove 60 miles to ride 80 with some people who are faster than me. It was good to get out of the smoke and heat and have my ass handed to me again.
Riding in smoke sucks. Aside from forest fires, our area has historically been blanketed by field burning smoke. It totally blew me away when I moved here -- all this environmental consciousness, yet people accepted it as normal that the entire population should be sick so a few farmers could clear their fields the easy way. Happily, they just passed a law banning the practice, so our air will be significantly cleaner next year and I don't have to ride in smoke that's sometimes so thick you can't see a damn thing.

Frankly, what passes for "air" in some urban areas is so bad I can't see how the cyclists stand it.
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Hey! I may be a SoCal wussy but I ride in the rain and I like it when it's around 50, or even 40.
The Hard Men of Simi Valley have spoken.
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Originally Posted by banerjek
Frankly, what passes for "air" in some urban areas is so bad I can't see how the cyclists stand it.
It wasn't bad this year until this giant fire.https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/580911-fire-sucks.html

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The Hard Men of Simi Valley have spoken.
Simi is about 30 miles from here, but how do you know about it? Was it the Rodney King trial?
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
Wait for it.

Some day he's going to have to skip the ride for 2-3 days and he's going to come back and post about how much faster he is and how much rest days rock.
I wouldn't count on it.
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i think i rode too much this weekend. my legs are like jelly now.
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Well, let's see... Today I did a perfectly fine and fun 25 mile ride up one of the tougher climbs near me. Some 2100 feet of 8-10% up. I did it in record time (for me) too. I didn't think I would have it in me after yesterday's 30 miler (15 of that in a stiff headwind) left me with a sore knee. But, once the road tilted up, I just went for it. Curiously enough, the knee wasn't and isn't an issue. Walking around last night and this morning, yes. On today's ride and walking around now? No. I don't get it.
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Originally Posted by big john
Simi is about 30 miles from here, but how do you know about it? Was it the Rodney King trial?
He probably read about the famous Simi rides during the winter months, then created his own convoluted SoCal link to you.
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