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09-22-13, 03:26 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Another bike with a history of chasing stationary...

Another bike with a history of chasing stationary objects! :rolleyes:

http://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_dCEDCM9X0qC_600x450.jpg

http://wichita.craigslist.org/bik/4084310879.html
09-22-13, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By Mort Canard

I know those roads well. One of my favorite...

I know those roads well. One of my favorite training routes back when I was at Bethel College. Okay, it's been more than a few years! :lol:

Have fun at the Walnut Valley Metric.
09-21-13, 08:05 PM
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Views: 427
Posted By Mort Canard

Planemaker, I did the Flatlander last year and...

Planemaker,
I did the Flatlander last year and had a great time. Ya gotta love all the home made granola & energy bars and home made cookies that they hand out at the sag stations. :thumb: Did...
09-02-13, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Thanks Lester! I got in another 7 miles of...

Thanks Lester! I got in another 7 miles of single track this afternoon. I am thinking that a mile of singletrack is probably equal to at least several miles of my regular road riding. Pretty good...
09-01-13, 06:35 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Newly acquired Specialized Rockhopper Comp. I am...

Newly acquired Specialized Rockhopper Comp. I am guessing it's a 1991. Most of the bike is Deore LX groupo.

http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/First_ride.jpg

Back from it's first...
07-01-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mort Canard

Yes I would more often ride into a headwind that...

Yes I would more often ride into a headwind that a strong cross wind, especially if there are a lot of gusts. Fortunately here in Kansas the winds are fairly predictable and can be planned for. ...
07-01-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mort Canard

At mid-year how are you doing on your goals for the year?

June 30 has come and gone so we are half way through the year. How are you doing on getting to your goals for the year.

I set the goal of upping mileage for the year by about 400 miles and...
06-23-13, 05:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By Mort Canard

Gotta love those thrift stores! I am a welder...

Gotta love those thrift stores! I am a welder and buy most of my work clothes at thrift stores since they wear out very quickly. It's amazing the bargains that I find when I am there looking for...
06-22-13, 04:17 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

32 miles Friday. 78 S Wind 18 mph gusts 24 mph....

32 miles Friday. 78 S Wind 18 mph gusts 24 mph. Solo ride on a rural route that I don't get to ride much.

41 miles today with the Early Risers Group from the LBS. 81 S Wind 16 mph gusting 26...
06-22-13, 03:04 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Congrats BD!

Congrats BD!
06-18-13, 07:58 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Monday: Nice 18 mile high speed jaunt up and down...

Monday: Nice 18 mile high speed jaunt up and down the local urban bike paths. Temps in the low 80s with light SE breeze. Legs just kept wanting to go faster.

Tuesday: See report for Monday....
06-16-13, 08:13 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

29 rural miles this AM. 71 with only a mild...

29 rural miles this AM. 71 with only a mild breeze. Nicely overcast so it was very comfortable. Hit my goal for the first six months of the year today. Will pad the cushion for the next few...
06-14-13, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Another hot ride this morning. 32 miles on a...

Another hot ride this morning. 32 miles on a favorite rural route. 88 S Wind 15 mph. I should have started an hour or so earlier.

385 ft of climbing! :D (Ich bin Ubermensch!) :lol:
06-10-13, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Can't argue with success like that. :thumb:

Can't argue with success like that. :thumb:
06-10-13, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

The hot weather riding has arrived! 90 S Wind...

The hot weather riding has arrived!
90 S Wind 10 mph. Supposed to be near 100 tomorrow with high winds. :notamused: Still I got in 17 miles this evening on the local bike paths.
06-09-13, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

24 mile rampage with the new cateye cadence...

24 mile rampage with the new cateye cadence computer. Interesting feedback that the cadence figures give a rider.
06-08-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 590
Posted By Mort Canard

I have a spread sheet I have used for a number of...

I have a spread sheet I have used for a number of years with columns for: Date, Elapse time, Mileage, Avg Speed, brief description of temperature and wind, brief description of the route, Bike ridden...
06-08-13, 08:55 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Put in 41 miles this morning with the Early...

Put in 41 miles this morning with the Early Risers from the LBS. Yesterday I rode 32 miles on my own.
06-01-13, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

47 miles this morning with the early risers from...

47 miles this morning with the early risers from the local bike shop. That includes the ride to and from the LBS. Northwest wind and almost a bit chilly when we started out.
05-31-13, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

18 miles on the local bike paths to finish out...

18 miles on the local bike paths to finish out the month of May. Had a gentle 12 mph wind from the north and nice partly cloudy skies.

471 miles for the month of May and 1268 miles YTD.
05-31-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By Mort Canard

Great job! May was a pretty good month for...

Great job! May was a pretty good month for riding around here. Hopefully June won't be too hot yet.
05-29-13, 08:00 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Bill, Given what NOAA is predicting for the...

Bill,
Given what NOAA is predicting for the upcoming hurricane season I hope those Strong SE winds are the worst you have to put up with for the rest of the year.
05-29-13, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Great ride! I could have probably done more but...

Great ride! I could have probably done more but my heart just wasn't in it.
05-29-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mort Canard

Looks like this is the place where everyone will...

Looks like this is the place where everyone will be posting their 50+ jersey pics. This is just after I got back from a shortish shakedown jaunt around the local bike paths near the house to test...
05-28-13, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

If you don't like wind stay out of the Great...

If you don't like wind stay out of the Great Plains!
79 S Wind 32 mph gusting to 39 mph.:notamused: I managed 17 miles on the local bike paths. As usual there was less than 200 ft. of climbing....
05-27-13, 06:06 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

27 local bike path miles this afternoon. 79 S...

27 local bike path miles this afternoon. 79 S Wind 23 mph gusts to 29 mph. For some reason that south wind was taking it right out of me. Even the down wind leg on the way home was a struggle.
05-27-13, 11:32 AM
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Views: 496
Posted By Mort Canard

Thank you Miss K!

Thank you Miss K!
05-27-13, 09:25 AM
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Views: 391
Posted By Mort Canard

Spud, Great ride! I try to ride my age at...

Spud,
Great ride! I try to ride my age at least several times per year. I don't always get to do it on my birthday but usually do it sometime close to the date. A metric century should be well...
05-27-13, 09:08 AM
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Views: 496
Posted By Mort Canard

The Official 50+ Jersey Picture Thread

Well, Curtis asked all of us to post pictures of ourselves in our 50+ jerseys and other kit. So here goes. This is just after I got back from a shortish shakedown jaunt around the local bike paths...
05-27-13, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Mort Canard

Planemaker, You can never get a tombay just...

Planemaker,
You can never get a tombay just right, so I would quit practicing. Seriously though, a few hand signals do help. A left arm extended downward at about a 45 degree angle with the palm...
05-26-13, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Since it's Memorial day weekend there is racing...

Since it's Memorial day weekend there is racing on TV. I started out watching the Monaco Gran Prix and then the Indy 500. After that I decided that I should get on the bicycle before parking my...
05-26-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By Mort Canard

Road bike cyclists have somewhat the same problem...

Road bike cyclists have somewhat the same problem that clay target shotgunners have with prescription glasses and sunglasses. You spend most of the time looking out of the top third of your lenses. ...
05-25-13, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Did 24 rural miles Friday and had a very nice...

Did 24 rural miles Friday and had a very nice ride. Temperature about right and the wind only slightly over the top.

Joined the "Early risers" group from the LBS this morning and put in another...
05-21-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,796
Posted By Mort Canard

Curtis, Thanks for the comeback and for putting...

Curtis,
Thanks for the comeback and for putting together the order! This is the first full zip jersey I have ever had so I had not seen this before.

I will see if I can get a picture of myself...
05-21-13, 08:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,796
Posted By Mort Canard

Thanks Denver and Billydonn! Probably take a...

Thanks Denver and Billydonn!

Probably take a little while to get used to it. Still it's a great looking jersey and lost nothing in translation from the pictures to reality.
05-21-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,796
Posted By Mort Canard

Hey Curtis, I got the Jersey last night and it...

Hey Curtis,
I got the Jersey last night and it looks good, but I have a question. The zipper pull tab is on the left side like a women's garment. Is this standard on these jerseys or is it possible...
05-19-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,904
Posted By Mort Canard

Yep! This! ^ They want to be associated with...

Yep! This! ^
They want to be associated with healthy dynamic people. Fortunately I have never seen alcoholic beverages being offered as recovery drinks.
05-19-13, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Mort Canard

Thank You Bill! So far they are only reporting...

Thank You Bill! So far they are only reporting three houses around town that have significant damage. I saw quarter size hail during the storm but the truck and the garden still look as good as...
05-19-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By Mort Canard

Don, Atta boy! I did a metric century today...

Don,
Atta boy! I did a metric century today (actually 66 miles) and my legs are currently shredded. Unfortunately the first 30 or so miles were all down wind. At the far point a lot of folks...
05-19-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24,658
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Posted By Mort Canard

Got in an event ride before the tornadoes hit...

Got in an event ride before the tornadoes hit today. :eek: We did 66 miles on what was supposed to be a Metric Century. Yah, Kansans aren't that good with the metric system. The weather was good...
05-10-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By Mort Canard

I have been visited by the flat fairy twice so...

I have been visited by the flat fairy twice so far this year. Both times I was on the local MUP and there was debris on the paths from where the grounds crew had been mowing and hadn't cleaned up...
05-10-13, 08:14 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,895
Posted By Mort Canard

I was ignored today by a bunch of Walmart snobs...

I was ignored today by a bunch of Walmart snobs riding NEXT bicycles and wearing cheap street clothes. Does that count? I even waved at them as I blew by. :50:
05-10-13, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24,658
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Posted By Mort Canard

44 rural miles yesterday on a new route for me. ...

44 rural miles yesterday on a new route for me. Partly cloudy skies, 74 NW Wind 13 gusting to 17 mph. Just under 350 ft. of climbing. :D

This afternoon I put in an adiditonal 21 miles on the...
05-10-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mort Canard

In short, if you find a reason to post your...

In short, if you find a reason to post your average speed on the forum, clearly state whether it is a moving average or a total distance/elapse time calculation and your @$$ is covered.
05-08-13, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,472
Posted By Mort Canard

21 urban bike path miles this afternoon. 16 mph...

21 urban bike path miles this afternoon. 16 mph south wind and partly cloudy skies. Will try to head for the country and get some rural miles in tomorrow.
05-06-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 10,895
Posted By Mort Canard

Apparently Dos Equis beer doesn't make you the...

Apparently Dos Equis beer doesn't make you the most interesting man in the world Ernesto Colnago does! Stay cycling my friend! :lol:
05-06-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mort Canard

Bill, Good to hear that you are making progress...

Bill,
Good to hear that you are making progress on both the health and fitness fronts. It's a great feeling when you see your moving averages bump up to new levels every now and then.

John,...
05-06-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 24,658
Views: 2,331,472
Posted By Mort Canard

18 miles today after work with no wind! (Are we...

18 miles today after work with no wind! (Are we still in Kansas Toto?) Was going to put in more but was visited by the flat fairy for the second time this year. Still all in all a good ride. :D
05-05-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,795
Posted By Mort Canard

I have a spreadsheet log for my rides where I...

I have a spreadsheet log for my rides where I record avg speed along with a lot of other things about the ride. I very seldom post avg speeds on the forum because of all the B.S. about them on the...
05-05-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,661
Posted By Mort Canard

Yep! This! Out here on the prairie waiting...

Yep! This!
Out here on the prairie waiting for the winds to die down would mean a lot of missed riding opportunities. You gotta ride in wind. We do have a lot of fields with hedge rows along the...
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