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03-10-19, 03:13 PM
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Posted By wthensler

After a long hiatus off the bike, I'm back at it...

After a long hiatus off the bike, I'm back at it (don't ask). 25 yesterday and 25 today, felt decent even though it was quite warm, humid and windy here in FL. Feeling good now, we'll see what...
07-04-18, 10:34 AM
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Posted By wthensler

Still nursing a stress fracture in my left foot,...

Still nursing a stress fracture in my left foot, got some larger, better bike shoes and tried them out on a 25 mile trek to Archer. Feels ok, but not going to push it too much until it is completely...
06-17-18, 02:27 PM
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Posted By wthensler

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Will post pics tomorrow. As far as places to Hyde, Iíd say plenty on the south...
06-16-18, 09:23 AM
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Posted By wthensler

Early morning ride twice around Jekyll Island (40...

Early morning ride twice around Jekyll Island (40 miles), almost no one out at 7:00, so I pretty much had the entire island to myself. There’s a small historic district where JP Morgan and his...
06-15-18, 02:12 PM
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Posted By wthensler

And to think I was getting a good 200-250 per...

And to think I was getting a good 200-250 per week consistently for a good stretch last year.......
06-15-18, 02:09 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Cycling Jekyll Island

My wife and I headed north to Jekyll Island from north central FL, less then 3 hours by car. The island is only about 7 miles long, but nice biking along the loop that runs around the perimeter. ...
06-03-18, 02:43 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Some of our club members are in their mid-70s,...

Some of our club members are in their mid-70s, and itís impressive how (and what) they ride. Lots of endurance bikes offer light weight, comfort through improved dynamic shock absorption, and wider...
06-03-18, 12:29 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Plan A was to get out early and beat the heat,...

Plan A was to get out early and beat the heat, but it poured as I was getting ready to leave. Plan B, out at 10:00, exposed me to the heat and humidity of the day. In 53 miles I experienced blazing...
06-02-18, 06:47 PM
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Posted By wthensler

45 miles with the club this morning. Very humid,...

45 miles with the club this morning. Very humid, we finished up before noon. Tomorrow going for the Hawthorne Trail and adding miles on the Hawthorne end......
05-27-18, 02:51 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Just under 40 miles heading north of Cleveland,...

Just under 40 miles heading north of Cleveland, NC on nice back roads. Cool Springs Road runs all the way to Interstate 40,where I turned around and headed SE into the town of Woodleaf, then back to...
05-26-18, 06:21 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Haven’t posted in a while....Last week in VA was...

Haven’t posted in a while....Last week in VA was a total rainout. It poured Sat AM, causing me to bail on the Tour de Madison. This week, back in FL, got in a few decent rides, dodging a few...
05-13-18, 02:10 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Got out early today, 41 miles to Williston and...

Got out early today, 41 miles to Williston and back. Getting more summerlike, with humidity creeping up. Saw a mother Turkey with her 4 or 5 little pullets on the side of SR-41. I came up so...
05-13-18, 12:38 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Hey, thanks John. Turns out the Trek dealer was...

Hey, thanks John. Turns out the Trek dealer was open today, so I stopped in and he looked the bike over. Coincidentally, it was one year ago to the day they replaced the bearings. He agreed the non...
05-13-18, 08:38 AM
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Posted By wthensler

Cranks, chains and sprockets

I wonder if any folks here do their own maintenance other than simple tire changes. Admittedly, I’m a little rough on my road bike; I probably get less than 3,000 miles on a chain. I didn’t know this...
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05-12-18, 04:15 PM
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Posted By wthensler

42 miles through eastern Alachua Co. and into...

42 miles through eastern Alachua Co. and into Putnam Co. with the Gainesville Cycling Club. There were six of us, and we got out early to beat the heat in mid-late May Florida weather. It’s in the...
05-12-18, 11:32 AM
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Posted By wthensler

Out early with the club this morning to do a nice...

Out early with the club this morning to do a nice 42 mike ride in eastern Alachua County, into Putnam, ending up in the small town of Windsor, where they were hosting their annual zucchini festival. ...
05-10-18, 06:37 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Thirty eight miles to Raleigh and back, with a...

Thirty eight miles to Raleigh and back, with a small detour. It’s starting to heat up after an unbelievable stretch of gorgeous, unseasonably cool spring weather. Three strong rides in a row, and I...
05-09-18, 05:16 PM
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Posted By wthensler

38 miles, no wind, but very dusty. It’s been...

38 miles, no wind, but very dusty. It’s been very dry here and the bike trail parallels a dirt road, which was in heavy use as I was passing through. I’m covered in sweat and dust - not a good...
05-08-18, 06:02 PM
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Posted By wthensler

After a late start, I also managed 40 miles,...

After a late start, I also managed 40 miles, pulling in just as the sun set. A bit more humid than it’s been, not too windy, and not a lot of traffic or cyclists. I had a good hard ride, but no way...
05-07-18, 05:44 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Hot and dry, winds from the north knocked a few...

Hot and dry, winds from the north knocked a few mph off the return from a 32 mile jaunt. Amazing how strong the sun is even at 7:30.
05-04-18, 08:35 AM
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Posted By wthensler

OldTryGuy, Your words mean so much to me,...

OldTryGuy,

Your words mean so much to me, thank you. Hey, you’ve already got rock star status (and I have the proof!). Best wishes.
05-04-18, 06:22 AM
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Posted By wthensler

After all these wonderful posts, a bit more...

After all these wonderful posts, a bit more detail. First, I would have been long retired, but my wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer four years ago. I had been preparing for Mom and Dad’s...
05-02-18, 05:38 PM
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Posted By wthensler

36 miles, swirling winds again, but otherwise...

36 miles, swirling winds again, but otherwise gorgeous afternoon. Tri-biker blew past me on the final stretch into strong headwinds. I thought 18 was respectable in these conditions, but then again...
05-02-18, 02:38 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Retirement!

Finally, this week is my last as a FTE working for a company. After 35 years, it’s time to move on and do other things. The recent passing of my father (he was almost 88) has taught me there are too...
05-01-18, 06:09 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Yes, it was very windy here, too. I managed...

Yes, it was very windy here, too. I managed almost 40, but it started getting late, and admittedly I’m not in the best of biking shape. We have the annual Tour de Madison on May 19th. I signed up...
04-30-18, 05:38 PM
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Posted By wthensler

32 miles on a sunny but slightly windy afternoon....

32 miles on a sunny but slightly windy afternoon. Winds coming from the NE meant the hard work came last.
04-28-18, 02:41 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Nice 36 miles, steadily gaining back biking...

Nice 36 miles, steadily gaining back biking strength after a long hiatus off the bike.
04-28-18, 02:27 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Nice 36 miles, steadily gaining back biking...

Nice 36 miles, steadily gaining back biking strength after a long hiatus off the bike.
04-26-18, 11:02 AM
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Posted By wthensler

C’mon John, Floridians love the fun and adventure...

C’mon John, Floridians love the fun and adventure of getting blown around to bits in the invisible hills. As long as we keep the rubber side down......

I’m home early from work for a follow up GI...
04-25-18, 06:39 PM
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Posted By wthensler

25 miles after work on another beautiful...

25 miles after work on another beautiful afternoon. Flowers blooming everywhere and I forgot my phone, so no pic....sorry.
04-24-18, 04:30 PM
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Posted By wthensler

25 miles on a bright, sunny, low humidity but...

25 miles on a bright, sunny, low humidity but very blustery afternoon. Ya’ gotta love FL weather -we have had a gorgeous spring thus far.
04-22-18, 06:12 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Nice Sunday AM ride, very quiet, a bit breezy and...

Nice Sunday AM ride, very quiet, a bit breezy and humid. Peaceful 30 miles. Iím going to build up slowly as Iíve lost a lot of ground the past months.
04-21-18, 05:03 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Same here, best wishes from this corner......

Same here, best wishes from this corner......
04-21-18, 03:54 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Well, I’ve been largely absent from this site,...

Well, I’ve been largely absent from this site, lots of things going on and my dad passed away (he was almost 88, so he had a great run, sadness but no regrets).

Wife and I are spending the weekend...
03-25-18, 09:51 AM
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Posted By wthensler

25 miles in very windy conditions. Both hands on...

25 miles in very windy conditions. Both hands on the bars at all times....
03-25-18, 09:50 AM
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Posted By wthensler

Looks like a nice job. Good luck !

Looks like a nice job. Good luck !
03-17-18, 02:43 PM
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Posted By wthensler

RVwriter, I agree with all the comments...

RVwriter,

I agree with all the comments above regarding FL. Only been to the panhandle once in January, and St. George is everthing that was stated, but it was cold when we were there. Even here...
03-17-18, 02:33 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Missed the club ride this AM, but managed 30...

Missed the club ride this AM, but managed 30 miles in slightly windy weather in nice afternoon sunshine. Nice tailwind on the return and met a nice fellow on a Madone and we chatted most of the way...
03-16-18, 05:34 PM
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Posted By wthensler

OLDTRYGUY rules the roost and can pretty much do...

OLDTRYGUY rules the roost and can pretty much do what he wants. My wife and I were in SW FL in Jan and I happened to open up the local magazine to look for nightly entertainment. Lo and behold he’s...
03-16-18, 05:30 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Out for 25 miles on the Domane on a gorgeous FL...

Out for 25 miles on the Domane on a gorgeous FL afternoon. Doing 40 with the club tomorrow AM. I’m WAY behind and have a lot of catching up to do.
03-16-18, 05:26 PM
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Posted By wthensler

I went over 5000 miles last year and was well on...

I went over 5000 miles last year and was well on the way to 6k, but too many family issues with my elderly parents killed the last two and a half months for me in 2017, and my mileage so far in 2018...
02-01-18, 05:23 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Summers here in Northern FL, itís in the mid 90ís...

Summers here in Northern FL, itís in the mid 90ís and very humid when I start out (6PM ish). I can ride in it, but I definitely notice an increase in HR. Usually once the sun gets low it cools off...
11-25-17, 06:11 PM
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Posted By wthensler

No gators on the club ride today. It was a...

No gators on the club ride today. It was a 'balmy' 50 degrees at the start, which is downright cold for us Floridians. Beautiful 40+ mile ride through the nicely paved roads of Gilcrest County, a...
11-24-17, 11:06 AM
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Posted By wthensler

Rained all day yesterday, but got in 36 good...

Rained all day yesterday, but got in 36 good miles this AM after it dried up a bit. Planning on a club ride tomorrow.
11-18-17, 02:29 PM
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Posted By wthensler

OldTryGuy, Unfortunately my Mom is not doing...

OldTryGuy,

Unfortunately my Mom is not doing well at all, and I am headed to NJ. So I will miss this yearís event😥
11-05-17, 03:26 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Small 25 mile ride just to get out and move the...

Small 25 mile ride just to get out and move the biking muscles after a long weekend in NJ. Wonderful weather, lots of bikers waving and smiling. Good to see. Now that darkness is coming earlier,...
11-02-17, 03:16 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Haven't ridden Sugarloaf. I still believe...

Haven't ridden Sugarloaf. I still believe Weakley Hollow Road in VA is worse...1.1 miles straight up. It's almost not rideable! But I've been up a bunch of times and can survive it. My only...
11-01-17, 05:48 PM
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Posted By wthensler

40 miles in beautiful weather, almost too nice! ...

40 miles in beautiful weather, almost too nice! Today I downloaded two maps for the upcoming Horrible Hundred in Clermont, which is just two weeks away. I think it's about 4,500 feet of climbing on...
10-31-17, 05:40 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Lucky you! The night skies in FL have been...

Lucky you! The night skies in FL have been unusually clear, dry and calm. If you enjoy astronomy, go to ClearDarkSky.com and see how good it's been! You have the brilliant blue-star studded winter...
10-31-17, 05:27 PM
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Posted By wthensler

Me too. Things were looking so good a month ago,...

Me too. Things were looking so good a month ago, but two long trips to deal with my elderly parents have curtailed my riding significantly, and the time change might just be the death knell for 6k. ...
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