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Your Last Ride of 2013

Old 12-31-13, 02:50 AM
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Your Last Ride of 2013

Tell us about your Last Ride of 2013 ...


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Tuesday 31 December -- 16.5 km exploring and checking out potential "after work" routes. Plus a workout mid-ride at the local outdoor fitness equipment. It was a decent day out there, with a bit of wind.
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Old 12-31-13, 02:52 AM
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Tomorrow. 33 miles.

I need to burn some holiday calories.
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I am going to ride 15 miles today and will stop at 6600 for the year. That's 1700 less than last year but more than I thought I would ride, my priorities changed a little, I don't force myself to ride just to get mileage. I ride because I enjoy it.
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Just finished an easy 24 mile ride. Finishing the year at just over 4700. First year of cycling.
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Did 32mi sunday to finish up at 3250mi for the year. 650 more than last year. might start 14 off with a cold 22mi group ride in the morning.
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You guys are way farther along than I am. It's currently 10 outside and has been unseasonably cold for the past month or so...so no outside riding for me. I draw the line at 32 and it has been well below that for weeks now.

I wrapped up my 2013 with a 15mi Sufferfest session in my basement last night, I'm off tonight. 1700 miles on the year...but truth be told, thanks to a surgery early this year, I was off the bike until late June. So...late June-Oct was honestly my main riding season, I can live with that.
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I rode to work today...quiet, still, gray morning, very cold (22F), went super-slow just taking it easy. About 9.5 miles.

Oh, wait, I'll have to ride home from work this afternoon too; that will be my last ride of 2013!
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Originally Posted by Smokehouse
You guys are way farther along than I am. It's currently 10 outside and has been unseasonably cold for the past month or so...so no outside riding for me. I draw the line at 32 and it has been well below that for weeks now.
By "decent day" I mean that it was sunny and +20C today.
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Today I'll say goodbye to the year with a painful but grateful 1.5hr base interval session. Close the year with pretty strong results and in the best shape of my life. Happy new years to everybody
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Fun down by a car, like a *****, surgery, half a year of recovery, several thousand in debt.
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Old 12-31-13, 10:00 AM
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Haven't decided yet, but it's absolutely beautiful here today. Sun, no wind, 70F.

Maybe 40 miles at tempo around Griffith park. I'll definitely avoid the Rose Bowl route today!
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Originally Posted by Machka
Tell us about your Last Ride of 2013 ...
On the trainer, in the pain cave...
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Did it yesterday, solo. Temp around 52. Did 55 miles.

Strava:

https://www.strava.com/activities/102864033

Doing a group ride New Year's Day, going to be 65 miles.
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My last outdoor ride of 2013 was back in October. It was a nice 40+ mile ride that included a climb I had wanted to try. Next year I'll do the same ride and tack on another 15-20 miles that include two more good climbs.
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Originally Posted by Clipped_in
On the trainer, in the pain cave...

Same.
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
I rode to work today...quiet, still, gray morning, very cold (22F), went super-slow just taking it easy. About 9.5 miles.

Oh, wait, I'll have to ride home from work this afternoon too; that will be my last ride of 2013!
How do you type the degrees symbol?

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44 miles on the 29th. I had planned to ride today, but I finally caught my son's cold. I'm amazed I lasted this long considering the number of times he sneezed and coughed on me...got to love 5 year olds.
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Originally Posted by Slackerprince
How do you type the degrees symbol?

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Alt-0 (zero) that'll cost 2
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Originally Posted by Jakedatc
Alt-0 (zero) that'll cost 2
I appreciate it, but that didn't work for me.
I had to do this:

For Microsoft Windows XP, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.

Yes, XP.

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8 miles on gravel with wind chill at 7 degrees. 12 miles tomorrow with 5 inches of snow predicted,but a temp.at 24.yay..
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Originally Posted by Slackerprince
I appreciate it, but that didn't work for me.
I had to do this:

For Microsoft Windows XP, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Character Map.

Yes, XP.

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your own fault for not having a Mac
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Originally Posted by Jakedatc
your own fault for not having a Mac
Har, har to the nth.

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for Windows OS, hold down the Alt key and type 0176 on the numeric keypad
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
for Windows OS, hold down the Alt key and type 0176 on the numeric keypad
Oh, good to know, thanks. Now why didn't I already know that? Oh, yeah because it is so obvious...

My last ride of the year was Saturday. 20 or so mile shop ride. Not sure what my mileage was for the year. Guess I should check. I do know for a fact that regardless of what it was, I want to do more next year.
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Originally Posted by Jakedatc
your own fault for not having a Mac
+1
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