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11-27-20, 02:34 PM
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Posted By jppe

Well, I’d planned to do a longer ride but kept...

Well, I’d planned to do a longer ride but kept piddling around until it was mid morning. But I got dressed and put on my cycling shoes. When I stood up the dreaded back spasms hit instantly. Geez. I...
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
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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...
11-22-20, 11:13 AM
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Posted By jppe

lugged steel and tubular tires, I bet that is one...

lugged steel and tubular tires, I bet that is one really smooth ride!!
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...
11-16-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By jppe

My entire family is now in the clear!

My entire family is now in the clear!
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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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
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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...
11-08-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,216
Posted By jppe

I found another clock......it’s on the controls...

I found another clock......it’s on the controls for the irrigation system for my yard!
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...
11-04-20, 02:36 PM
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Views: 698
Posted By jppe

It doesn’t sound like this skewer would work as...

It doesn’t sound like this skewer would work as it’s a quick release but note the rounded ends. ...
11-03-20, 03:20 PM
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Posted By jppe

43 miles solo with about 1700' of hills. Gorgeous...

43 miles solo with about 1700' of hills. Gorgeous day. 65 degrees, no clouds and marginal wind. Stopped at a new to me soda shoppe for a hot dog and coke. It's about 10 miles from the house so it...
11-03-20, 10:57 AM
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Posted By jppe

Thanks folks! I suspected it had something to do...

Thanks folks! I suspected it had something to do with the the air brake system and I appreciate you confirming it.

Now if we can just take care of some of the “rolling coal” diesel pickup...
11-02-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
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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...
11-02-20, 06:53 PM
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Posted By jppe

We had similar social media conversations going...

We had similar social media conversations going on last month when one of our towns put up signs which said cyclists could use the full lane. The ordinances hadn’t changed, the signs were just placed...
11-01-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By jppe

OP, are you saying that you’re unclipping with...

OP, are you saying that you’re unclipping with the right foot, but the bike is leaning left with your right foot unclipped? If so, it sounds more like a “balancing issue”. Maybe just unclip the right...
11-01-20, 08:31 PM
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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????...
11-01-20, 08:21 PM
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Posted By jppe

56 miles........32 miles with a group of 13...

56 miles........32 miles with a group of 13 averaging around 20 mph with a number of hills......plus 10 miles to the start and 10 miles back.
10-31-20, 02:00 PM
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Posted By jppe

62 miles...42 with a group plus 20 riding over...

62 miles...42 with a group plus 20 riding over and back to the start.
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...
10-27-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,195
Posted By jppe

I had a really good friend who hiked the AT end...

I had a really good friend who hiked the AT end to end taking a couple weeks of vacation time at a time to do it. Before he completed it he took up cycling and it was an easy transition. He started...
10-27-20, 05:15 AM
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Posted By jppe

As a side, standing to pedal on a bike loaded...

As a side, standing to pedal on a bike loaded with bags can be a LOT different!! It takes getting used to balancing.....but it might also Deleon where the bags are located.
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
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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...
10-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,549
Posted By jppe

I stand more on flatter rides than I do on...

I stand more on flatter rides than I do on hillier rides. On flatter rides I’m not changing the pedaling position as much and my butt needs more breaks. When I was doing the 100 milers on the Natchez...
10-25-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,062
Posted By jppe

I stopped tracking my mileage by hand when I...

I stopped tracking my mileage by hand when I started using the Garmin. I just relied on uploading the information into Garmin Connect. I started riding when I was 50 years old. I passed the 100,000...
10-24-20, 02:08 PM
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Views: 1,810
Posted By jppe

If you’re having those kinds of issues it’s...

If you’re having those kinds of issues it’s either the saddle or fit or both.
10-24-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By jppe

54 miles total. 11 miles over to the start and 32...

54 miles total. 11 miles over to the start and 32 miles with 6 others, then 11 miles back home.
10-22-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,062
Posted By jppe

Out of curiosity I totaled mine up today. I need...

Out of curiosity I totaled mine up today. I need to look to see where it occurred but within the last month I exceeded 100,000 miles. I don’t ride as often as some do. When I last checked my average...
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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10-18-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,419
Posted By jppe

Geez.....that could happen to any of us. Glad...

Geez.....that could happen to any of us. Glad it's no worse but that's a shame about the bike. I've seen where folks have their carbon frames repaired but I don't know of anyone personally who has...
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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10-16-20, 12:49 PM
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Posted By jppe

GAP/CO was on my list for this year but got...

GAP/CO was on my list for this year but got derailed due to CV19. Maybe next year????
10-15-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,280
Posted By jppe

Anyone Tested Positive for COVID19?

My son and one of my daughters just came back with positive results. My son is single and will be out of work for 2 weeks. My daughter has 3 kids....ages 4,2 and 3 months. Ugh. She is quarantining in...
10-15-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,275
Posted By jppe

Mine has noticeably decreased but I'm thinking...

Mine has noticeably decreased but I'm thinking it's more related to effort and not doing the interval work I used to do to really jump it up. All of this occurred after my crash/hip replacement so...
10-10-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,474
Posted By jppe

Just listen and respond to what your body is...

Just listen and respond to what your body is telling you. From what you’ve described it sounds very normal. I normally eat a lot more in the back end or back half of a ride than I do the first half...
10-10-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,478
Posted By jppe

Outstanding! I’d get too bored doing the same...

Outstanding! I’d get too bored doing the same route repeatedly. Well done!
10-10-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By jppe

Super. I just need to figure out how to ride...

Super. I just need to figure out how to ride there from my house in NC!
10-09-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By jppe

Great question. I still need to do the GAP/C&O...

Great question. I still need to do the GAP/C&O Canal on my gravel bike. I thought I might do it this past May but Covid intervened. Katy Trail is still on the list but there have been logistic issues...
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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