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Thanksgiving Day Ride

Old 11-22-12, 10:26 AM
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Thanksgiving Day Ride

I hope many of you got out for a ride early today after popping the bird or pies into the oven. I have made this a habit for years and it is the best part of the day. No one anywhere and you have the roads to yourself!
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Old 11-22-12, 10:33 AM
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Yup, just got back from a thirty miler, 3 cars the entire trip. Plan to repeat it tonight.
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Old 11-22-12, 10:36 AM
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Quick 12 at 0400 before Turkey went in and preparations for the ensuing hoard.
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too lonely for a long ride... just got home, only did 11.58 miles. it had 1,100 ft of climbing though.

as usual, i always try to take a pic somewhere...

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Maybe I'm a bit daft, but what the hell are you trying to achieve with this photo?
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I did a solo 50 this morning. No plans to ride this evening. The rest of the day is for turkey and football.
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I suck. Opted out of the group ride this AM.
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone View Post
Maybe I'm a bit daft, but what the hell are you trying to achieve with this photo?
nothing. i just like taking a pic when i go on a ride.

not so much on night rides though since my phone camera isn't very good at low light.
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Originally Posted by surgeonstone View Post
Maybe I'm a bit daft, but what the hell are you trying to achieve with this photo?
Maybe I'm a bit daft, but what the hell are you trying to achieve with your comment?

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Got in 50 before 8am.
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Old 11-22-12, 11:49 AM
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I'm trying to be thankful for everything today.

Even surgeonstone.
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I woke up late and was too lazy to do the club ride so i did a solo ride on the coast. Lots of cyclists. One of the local clubs had well over 100 riders going the opposite way.

Now I'm sitting at an outdoor table on Coast Hwy drinking coffee.
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quick 20 miler with a friend
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48mile club ride at 6:30. Good times.
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Old 11-22-12, 01:51 PM
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A 30 mile cruise around the neighborhood, avoiding the big climbs. Only 4400' of elevation gain.
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Old 11-22-12, 02:08 PM
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Rode 21.4 miles this morning. Helps my depression.
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Took the day off eh, rode 60k solo and now watching football all day and night. I like American Thanksgiving better than the real one
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Got in a quick 20 miler on the Spooky, it's maiden voyage. Didn't have time for more as the neighborhood turkey bowl football game is a no-miss event!

Happy Thanksgiving all!!
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
Maybe I'm a bit daft, but what the hell are you trying to achieve with your comment?
Just genuinely curious if you had an idea behind it, i.e. are the white drain pipes to give the image of a road receding into the distance?
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Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
A 30 mile cruise around the neighborhood, avoiding the big climbs. Only 4400' of elevation gain.
Holy crap, a thirty miler around here gets you 700 feet vertical.
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1.5 hr. spin class by our local female TT champ. Hit the weights after. I'll ride with the wife for an hour this afternoon, get some low glycogen pain. Traffic was marvelously low this morning. Could have gone out except I like her classes, fun to suffer with others.
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No one anywhere and you have the roads to yourself!
Yes, if you don't count the few hundred other cyclists:
https://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1892449
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Got 17.35 miles in with my wife this morning. Schedule hasn't allowed us to ride at all for a couple of weeks, so it felt GREAT to get out. Would have gone longer but we're still working through her saddle issues and the turkey had to go in the oven.
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A couple pictures from my ride this morning...

This guy couldn't hold a line to save his can!



Then he had to stop and poke around in the bushes. Sheesh!



Happy Thanksgiving
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Joined the usual weekend group for a ride in the morning. A bit windy but nice ride. Thought we were only gonna do 40 but ended up doing 60 miles. Guess that's a good excuse to eat more turkey tonight.
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