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11-27-20, 09:36 AM
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Posted By jppe

Too Much Turkey????

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I thought this was a funny story. Blame it on too...
11-26-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,694
Posted By jppe

Nice 55 mile Thanksgiving day ride from the house...

Nice 55 mile Thanksgiving day ride from the house to the in-laws on High Rock Lake. Very light traffic today. Thankful for another safe ride and having the health to still pedal along.

I just...
11-22-20, 11:18 AM
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Posted By jppe

nice paceline! That house had to be a nice...

nice paceline!

That house had to be a nice “mansion” not that long ago. The picture doesn’t really capture it but it’s a big brick house with small wings on each side partially hidden by the...
11-21-20, 05:33 PM
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Posted By jppe

A few photos from today’s 82 mile ride from my...

A few photos from today’s 82 mile ride from my house.

Kannapolis Trolley.....mask up!!

Zebras were out today!

A golf hole from Foxwood Golf Course which has been closed for several years....
11-16-20, 07:41 PM
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Posted By jppe

incredile amount of water in a short period of...

incredile amount of water in a short period of time! I had a long ride planned for Friday that was going to take me through Alexander County and over the Brushy Mountains. They wound up getting more...
11-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 790
Posted By jppe

I think that whatever feels challenging and...

I think that whatever feels challenging and enjoyable to the rider is reasonable. The mileage standard still works for me but at some point that could change.
11-13-20, 08:30 PM
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Views: 538,118
Posted By jppe

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11-13-20, 08:26 PM
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Posted By jppe

A really nice day for a shortish spin around...

A really nice day for a shortish spin around Blowing Rock, NC with most of the miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Some very nice views even without any foliage. A tad breezy today on unprotected...
11-11-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,037
Posted By jppe

I’m NOT a trainer.......but if you feel like...

I’m NOT a trainer.......but if you feel like you’re tired a lot (or too much), common sense says some adjustments might be helpful. Personally, I think rest and recovery might be the least...
11-07-20, 05:02 PM
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Posted By jppe

Great day to be out on the bike! 110 miles with...

Great day to be out on the bike! 110 miles with 5500’ of hills. Concord-Harrisburg-Unionville-Burnsville-Cottonville-Aquadale—Oakboro-Stanfield-Locust then back home.

Enjoyed seeing our Charlotte...
11-02-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By jppe

What Noise Are Trucks Making?

Those of you who are familiar with larger trucks might know this. There are a lot of “heavier” trucks on the roads around my house.......dump trucks, tractor trailers, garbage trucks etc. We have a...
11-01-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 574
Posted By jppe

I had to look to see where Honolulu, NC was!...

I had to look to see where Honolulu, NC was! Looks to be pretty isolated but in a Mennonite area? I wonder if we rode near there riding into New Bern from Greenville. Have you been to Tick Bite????...
10-29-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By jppe

Update---My daughter with the 3 young kids is now...

Update---My daughter with the 3 young kids is now testing negative, thankfully. Took two weeks of isolation from the husband and 3 kids..........except for breastfeeding the 3 month old.

My son is...
10-26-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,354
Posted By jppe

Great to see you pedaling and hopefully you're...

Great to see you pedaling and hopefully you're now pain free at least with the right leg!
10-26-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 834
Posted By jppe

I like where you've positioned the different...

I like where you've positioned the different frames with various background colors. I know that must have taken a lot of thought!

The blocks with letters Giro D Italia......Where those left over...
10-22-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,617
Posted By jppe

I tried tonic water and it just sit on my stomach...

I tried tonic water and it just sit on my stomach well.......especially without gin!
10-22-20, 03:04 PM
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Posted By jppe

Another incredibly beautiful day to be outside!...

Another incredibly beautiful day to be outside! Our golf course wasn’t open for members today so opted for a bike ride. The intention was to look for early fall colors and eat a BBQ lunch at Stameys...
10-20-20, 05:14 AM
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Posted By jppe

beautuful......some of the cranberries were...

beautuful......some of the cranberries were escaping past the boom!!!
10-18-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By jppe

My wife’s test results were negative as well!...

My wife’s test results were negative as well! Whew!
10-18-20, 04:34 PM
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Posted By jppe

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10-18-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By jppe

Got my test results back pretty quickly and they...

Got my test results back pretty quickly and they are NEGATIVE! Just waiting on the wife’s results. Mine resumed back before 48 hours.
10-16-20, 05:08 PM
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Posted By jppe

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10-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By jppe

More details I “rode myself into form” on...

More details

I “rode myself into form” on this ride. I had an unhealthy couple weeks leading up to the ride. Bad nutrition and lots of alcohol. But I was hoping my base miles would kick in at...
10-09-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By jppe

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10-08-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By jppe

Natchez Trace Parkway Done! 160 miles Today

Day 4 Natchez Trace Parkway & 440 Miles Done!! 160 miles from Kosciusko to Natchez today!

It took a monster day of riding but we finished the Natchez Trace Parkway this afternoon which was a day...
10-07-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By jppe

I hear it’s even worse around Jackson. The Park...

I hear it’s even worse around Jackson. The Park Service is suggesting cyclists exit the Parkway and take bike paths to avoid the heavy traffic. I’m still trying to decide what I’ll do tomorrow. I can...
10-07-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By jppe

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10-07-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By jppe

Day 3 Natchez Trace or Racing Hurricane Delta?!?!

Day 3 Natchez Trace Parkway

106 miles from Tupelo to Kosciusko, MS. Another perfect day to ride the Parkway. Leaving Tupelo I was surprised by the heavy traffic on the Parkway. It felt like any...
10-06-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jppe

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10-06-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jppe

Day 2 Natchez Trace Parkway

Day 2 Natchez Trace Parkway

93 miles from Collinwood, TN to Tupelo, Mississippi. Perfect riding weather today. Not quite as many hills so made a little better time. My wife added an additional...
10-06-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By jppe

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10-05-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By jppe

Day 1 Natchez Trace Parkway with Pics

Day 1 of Natchez Trace Parkway ride with my wife sagging, of course!

91 miles and 5000’ of hills from Nashville south to Collinwood, TN. Terrific pavement, low traffic and a little tailwind today....
09-29-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,778
Posted By jppe

You’ll do super! A lot folks that haven’t ridden...

You’ll do super! A lot folks that haven’t ridden many struggle after about 80 miles......after 75 miles just set targets of riding the next 5 miles and then repeat that after each 5 miles. Hopefully...
09-28-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By jppe

That's a phenomenal idea. Is the road along the...

That's a phenomenal idea. Is the road along the coast safe enough to ride on? I might have to plant that seed with my wife sagging for me.......
09-27-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,694
Posted By jppe

It was such a nice day my 50+ mile ride over to...

It was such a nice day my 50+ mile ride over to High Rock Lake turned into 73 miles. I took Bringle Ferry Rd end to end from Salisbury to Healing Springs and then straight on into Denton......about...
09-26-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 538,118
Posted By jppe

It’s always a great day when you get a chance to...

It’s always a great day when you get a chance to ride with Jerry Adams. Jerry has figured out how to ride all around the City of Charlotte on bike friendly roads and trails. I thought riding a route...
09-25-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,868
Posted By jppe

From photos others have taken of me riding I’ve...

From photos others have taken of me riding I’ve noticed I lean forward a lot more than most riders. My bars are generally about 4” lower than the saddle. I guess that’s position 2? I intentionally...
09-23-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,803
Views: 538,118
Posted By jppe

How I recover after yesterday’s 68 miler ...

How I recover after yesterday’s 68 miler
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09-22-20, 03:57 PM
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Views: 2,547,694
Posted By jppe

Summer has always been my season of choice but no...

Summer has always been my season of choice but no complaints about Fall days like today!!! It was sunny, light breeze and around 70 degrees.

Nice round of golf with the fellas this morning and a...
09-19-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By jppe

Post ride cool down!!! It didn’t take long for a...

Post ride cool down!!! It didn’t take long for a couple of our guys to start recovery....
09-18-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 895
Posted By jppe

3 Day Ride to the Coast Done!!

Day 3 Ride to the Coast in the books!

Another 96 miles today from Washington to Beaufort. Great weather the first 50 miles but lots of rain for the rest of the ride. But the wind was kind to us...
09-17-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By jppe

Day 2 of 3 Ride to the NC Coast

Day 2 Bike Ride to the beach. Today was 90 miles with not many hills from Smithfield to Washington.

While it was a wet day it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. We started in very light rain but...
09-16-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By jppe

Day 1 of 3 Bike Tour

Another great day on the bike with the High Point, NC gang. Today was Day 1 of 3 days of riding 300 miles from High Point to Morehead City which is on the NC coast. We are carrying our essentials but...
09-15-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By jppe

Darn Bike Electronics!

I’m headed out for a 3 day 300 mile credit card tour tomorrow to the NC coast with 6 others. On top of Sally going to dump several inches of rain on us, my Garmin 1000 bike computer just crapped out....
09-11-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By jppe

Birthday Ride

Birthday ride today. “68” miles with 8500’ of climbing. The route was from Altapass, NC (East of Spruce Pine) to Mt Mitchell and back on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Good weather. Always a crap shoot...
09-07-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,694
Posted By jppe

88 mile Labor Day Ride. Perfect weather. I rode...

88 mile Labor Day Ride. Perfect weather. I rode 10 miles over and back to the start of a 67 mile group ride. Good sized group, 37 riders. Nice rolling hills, about 3700’ of hills. We basically rode...
08-21-20, 09:18 AM
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Views: 538,118
Posted By jppe

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08-21-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,111
Posted By jppe

Good for you for reporting it. If I ever have a...

Good for you for reporting it. If I ever have a similar issue I’m hoping my camera footage will be helpful.
08-21-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,694
Posted By jppe

A shortish 40 miler around the beach where we’re...

A shortish 40 miler around the beach where we’re staying this week. The only climb is the bridge to the island over the intercoastal waterway. A couple weeks ago we stayed oceanfront during the...
08-13-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By jppe

Great start! I rode in Vermont July 2019 and it's...

Great start! I rode in Vermont July 2019 and it's really beautiful. Just getting out in the countryside and exploring should be plenty of motivation for you to keep it going. Enjoy the journey!
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