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Weekend Cycling Reports - June 21/22

Old 06-21-14, 05:33 AM
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Weekend Cycling Reports - June 21/22

Happy Solstice Weekend!! Were you able to get out for a ride this weekend to celebrate?



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Saturday -- No cycling ... we're both under the weather. Me still, although I'm getting better ... Rowan just started.

But we went to the Salamanca Market today.

We did drive part of the way to get a bit closer, but then we parked and walked from there ... along the waterfront, from one end of the market to the other and back again (it's a big market), and on the way back we stopped and checked out some cruises we might like to do one weekend soon. All up 3 km.


And then we went off and looked at houses in the suburbs.
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Sat: 42mi with the shop ride group. good times.. perfect weather.

Sun: volunteering at a triathalon that a few of my friends are racing in.

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Old 06-21-14, 06:29 PM
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Went out on our Saturday morning club ride. We did 48.3 mi. with 3800 ft. of climbing. I was feeling pretty good, although tired, until about 4 mi. from home. Then I hit some sort of twig or branch or something in the road. At that point my bike started jumping from one rear cog to another. Not sure what actually happened but I did get back by just soft pedaling. I was last in but still managed 14.3 mph. Took a toll on me though. I was exhausted for hours.
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47 miles yesterday and 4500 ft climbing. I'm at 100 mi/7000 ft for the week after doing that huge ride last weekend, so I was a little tired yesterday. But I rode out to this campground with a friend.



It was really hot yesterday, 102F by the time I got home at 11am. Today, I had a fitting, so I just rode an 8mi warm up & a few miles on the trainer. Otherwise, a mellow day, baked some cookies for Mr. H for his birthday.

Tomorrow I'm riding with some friends at my new favorite altitude climb. The idea is that we're doing hill repeats. But if I'm too tired, I'll just do the one climb and call it a day. This is supposed to be a light week anyway, next week full training week and then a break.
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And then we went off and looked at houses in the suburbs.
As in "we are shopping for a house"?
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As in "we are shopping for a house"?
... to rent.
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Got in 55.7 mile ride; saw a deer and the world's smallest mountain range.
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... to rent.
Oh, that's exciting too.
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Went out on our Saturday morning club ride. We did 48.3 mi. with 3800 ft. of climbing. I was feeling pretty good, although tired, until about 4 mi. from home. Then I hit some sort of twig or branch or something in the road. At that point my bike started jumping from one rear cog to another. Not sure what actually happened but I did get back by just soft pedaling. I was last in but still managed 14.3 mph. Took a toll on me though. I was exhausted for hours.
have your LBS check your rear derailler hanger. there is a tool that checks to see if it is bent. that would cause the ghost shifting.
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Old 06-21-14, 07:23 PM
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Oh, that's exciting too.
We have entertained the idea of buying here, but decided against it for now. Meanwhile, we need to find a place that suits us both. We work about 40 km apart, and want to find a place that is somewhere in between. Right now we're close to where I work, but it is a long commute for Rowan. And importantly, we want to find a place with some good cycling in the surrounding area.
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have your LBS check your rear derailler hanger. there is a tool that checks to see if it is bent. that would cause the ghost shifting.
Exactly what I was thinking. My plan is to be at the LBS when they open on Monday. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
Exactly what I was thinking. My plan is to be at the LBS when they open on Monday. Thanks.
This was the Guru?
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And importantly, we want to find a place with some good cycling in the surrounding area.
This is key, of course. And a gas stove.
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This was the Guru?
It was. SRAM Rival rear derailleur.
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Old 06-21-14, 07:56 PM
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This is key, of course. And a gas stove.
Unfortunately, the stove will be whatever is in the house. But hopefully it will be better than what we've got now. I recently acquired a book about candy-making, and would like to start experimenting.
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Unfortunately, the stove will be whatever is in the house. But hopefully it will be better than what we've got now. I recently acquired a book about candy-making, and would like to start experimenting.
I have good recipes for Cashew Brittle, Toffee, and Marshmallows. The brittle is actually made in the microwave and is very easy and delicious. A bullet proof recipe. PM me if you want any of these recipes.



Now to bring this back to cycling, I will change my story a bit: I rode an eight mile warm up today before my fitting, fueled by homemade marshmallows so that I did not bonk.
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I have good recipes for Cashew Brittle, Toffee, and Marshmallows. The brittle is actually made in the microwave and is very easy and delicious. A bullet proof recipe. PM me if you want any of these recipes.

Now to bring this back to cycling, I will change my story a bit: I rode an eight mile warm up today before my fitting, fueled by homemade marshmallows so that I did not bonk.
I'll keep all that in mind.

And yes, of course the candy etc. is for cycling fuel.


One other cycling related aspect of looking for a new place to live is storage, specifically, bicycle storage. Gotta have room for them all!!

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Today, we looked for suitcases ... for the folding bikes we're considering. We've got 2 suitcases. No folding bikes yet, but 2 suitcases.
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Garrett County Gran Fondo Savage Century route. 102mi/12700'. Started after some overnight showers, some more rain along the way, torrential downpour around mile 80 for about 10 miles. I can honestly say that I think I would have rather climbed more than navigate the wet steep descends! Definitely the hardest and most memorable ride I have done!

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Mackha I think it's to cold for you down in Tassie, maybe Darwin would suit you..

I rode from the city up to the eagle on the hill mtb park slogging for 3 hours riding the boundary loop then rode back to the city.

Lots of pix here> https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bic...l#post16872095




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Mackha I think it's to cold for you down in Tassie, maybe Darwin would suit you..
Personally, I would like the Queensland or Western Australia climate. But Rowan likes it cooler.

However, it is the middle of winter here and this weekend our highs were 16C ... which is really not bad at all. It was a gorgeous weekend!!

If I weren't recovering from bronchitis and a penicillin allergy, and if Rowan hadn't come down with the same flu/cold that triggered my bronchitis ... we would have definitely been cycling. As it was, slowly wandering around outside, enjoying the warmth, sunshine, and blue sky was all we could manage.
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Our club had a ride down the coast to Carlsbad. 55 miles out on Saturday, spent the night and then 54 miles back today. Most mileage in one weekend for me, feeling pretty good but had some knee pain the last 25 miles today that I need to sort. Great weather in the mid mid to upper 70s, good company, only one flat. A successful weekend!
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Two climbs up Mt Pinos, which I have previously struggled with but today I rocked it. 34 miles/4300 ft climbing today. Bringing me up to 145 mi/11600ft this week. But heck it's an "easy" week. Next week I will put up some real numbers, I promise,
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Saturday I rode from Campbell/West San Jose up to San Francisco via a northern detour to the summit of Mt. Tamalpais for 121 miles, 10,000'. Per usual a 30 degree range of temps. Upper 50's along the Skyline Blvd just south of SF to lower 90's in Marin County. The second half of the ride was quite windy, a curse and a blessing.

During my long day rides I always see a vast array of different bicycles. The first hour I rode along with an older gentleman on a lovely white with chrome lugs bike with 6 speed Dura Ace. I think he said the frame was a Bill Hamilton from the mid 80's. I pulled for the duration of Foothill Expressway and Junipero Serra and he returned the favor later on Cañada road (I loathe that section). Later in the day on the return trip in Sausalito I would see another bike with vintage Dura Ace ridden by a fast Mission cyclist. Looked like a 42x21 low as he hammered up Alexander ave to the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Mile 51 at Ocean Beach near the SF Zoo, Mt. Tam in the distance



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