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11-27-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 700 miles (new) 11/10 - 31 mi....

Monthly Goal: 700 miles (new)

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
11-26-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 700 miles (new) 11/10 - 31 mi....

Monthly Goal: 700 miles (new)

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,088
Posted By wthensler

Just north of 8,000 miles for the year. Don’t...

Just north of 8,000 miles for the year. Don’t think I’ll hit 9,000 though.

All road miles on two new endurance bikes. Went tubeless, discs and stayed with Di2.
11-25-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,694
Posted By wthensler

60 miles in gorgeous FL weather. I hope it...

60 miles in gorgeous FL weather. I hope it continues! This ride puts me above 8,000 miles for the year. Iíve broken in two fantastic bikes - Domane and Infinito, both disc and Di2.
...
11-25-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
11-24-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

I don’t ride anymore when winds are that strong. ...

I don’t ride anymore when winds are that strong. And 20 miles can seem like forever into a strong headwind. I’ll take hills any day!
11-24-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
11-23-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

You want real hills? Come ride some of the routes...

You want real hills? Come ride some of the routes in the Blue Ridge Mtns. It's technical riding at its best. Several weeks back my brother-in-law organized a ride with a bunch of his friends (all...
11-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
11-22-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
11-22-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Yes. I travel between FL and VA. Soon enough,...

Yes. I travel between FL and VA. Soon enough, it’ll be too cold to ride in VA. I don’t mind the cold so much as the threat of black ice, which is very hard to spot on those roads.. I’ll be heading up...
11-21-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

That’s just amazing! Big congrats on a huge year!...

That’s just amazing! Big congrats on a huge year!

I didn’t keep meticulous records in the early months, but my guess is I’ll finish close to 9,000 with a strong December 😊. Not too shabby.
11-21-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
11-20-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Yes, it is sometimes better to have the bike shop...

Yes, it is sometimes better to have the bike shop do things. I can do drivetrain cleaning, chain replacement, tires, but I let them do everything else. When you ride as much as I do, things need...
11-20-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
11-20-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11/19 - 41 mi.
11-17-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.
11/17 - 59 mi.
11-16-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

This is my problem too, but itís with my feet. ...

This is my problem too, but itís with my feet. When I get over 1,000 miles per month, my feet really take a beating - and they tell me. Staying off the bike a few weeks really helped. My aging...
11-16-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.
11/16 - 41 mi.

MTD: 238 mi.
11-16-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Guess youíre feeling better, yes? Really hitting...

Guess youíre feeling better, yes? Really hitting it hard, good to see ! Soon all those folks up north will be dropping like flies as temperatures drop, and itíll just be us southerners, LOL!
11-15-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.
11/15 - 41 mi.

MTD: 187 mi.
11-14-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Love it! I paid $55 for white Bontrager stickers...

Love it! I paid $55 for white Bontrager stickers for the Domane wheels. $55!! This to advertise their ****. Dirty dogs got me coming and going, LOL!

Ridden 3 rings before, I think it’d be too hard...
11-14-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.
11/14 - 43 mi.

MTD: 147 mi.

Nice riding weather is back! Sand everywhere, however. Makes a real mess out of the...
11-13-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.
11/11 - 31 mi.
11/13 - 42 mi.

MTD: 104 mi.

Trying to pick it up a bit this weekend......
11-11-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Did you post pics of your new bike? LOL, you'd...

Did you post pics of your new bike? LOL, you'd better practice mounting/dismounting. My first experience on the old Trek, in front of about of abut 20 people, was embarrassing (I'll leave it at...
11-10-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Monthly Goal: 600 miles 11/10 - 31 mi. ...

Monthly Goal: 600 miles

11/10 - 31 mi.

MTD: 31 mi.

At least I'm on the board - gotta start somewhere.....ETA rains cut short a planned longer ride. Feels great being on the bike again!
11-10-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 3,732
Posted By wthensler

Jeez, I’ve been off the bike for almost 2 weeks...

Jeez, I’ve been off the bike for almost 2 weeks due to travel and vacation. Bad news, I’m almost back in the club weight wise. So.....I need to get my butt out there again.

Nov. goal 600 miles. ...
11-01-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

I finished at 611 miles for October, as I was off...

I finished at 611 miles for October, as I was off leaf seeing the last week with the wife. It was great, really, but it caused me to miss more time than I expected. With COVID rearing its ugly...
10-24-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Definitely hurting this morning. All the...

Definitely hurting this morning. All the adrenaline has worn off, and now it’s bruises and scrapes, aches and pains. However, I’ll take a high speed fall on gravel anytime compared to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 13,991
Posted By wthensler

I have four road bikes - all have the Ultegra Di2...

I have four road bikes - all have the Ultegra Di2 groupset. Two are 10 speed, two are 11 speed. I will never by a bike without Di2. Anything you read about batteries dead is wrong. The shifting...
10-23-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 10/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

10/01 - 22 miles
10/02 - 42
10/03 - 58
10/08 - 58
10/09 - 48
10/10 - 58
10/11 - 48
10/12 - 58
10-21-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 10/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

10/01 - 22 miles
10/02 - 42
10/03 - 58
10/08 - 58
10/09 - 48
10/10 - 58
10/11 - 48
10/12 - 58
10-19-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,694
Posted By wthensler

62 miles today in the rugged mountains of VA. I...

62 miles today in the rugged mountains of VA. I set up the Bianchi for the mountains - smaller gearing and slightly shorter 172.5 cranks. It rocks! Check out my new matching bottles.
...
10-19-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

They say every accident is avoidable, but I...

They say every accident is avoidable, but I firmly disagree. My first and hopefully worst one was being attacked by a wild dog. Sucker came from behind and side without making a sound and attacked....
10-19-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 10/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

10/01 - 22 miles
10/02 - 42
10/03 - 58
10/08 - 58
10/09 - 48
10/10 - 58
10/11 - 48
10/12 - 58
10-18-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 10/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

10/01 - 22 miles
10/02 - 42
10/03 - 58
10/08 - 58
10/09 - 48
10/10 - 58
10/11 - 48
10/12 - 58
10-16-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

giffenf, loved reading your tale of another...

giffenf, loved reading your tale of another successful century. One thing that keeps me cycling is that you can never tell when a true adventure is about to begin. I had one earlier this summer...
10-13-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

With all the riding some of you fellas do, how do...

With all the riding some of you fellas do, how do you remain clydesdales? I weighed 194 this AM at the gym, but I'm sticking around here until I get kicked out. Otherwise I'll get lazy and end up...
10-13-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 10/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

10/01 - 22 miles
10/02 - 42
10/03 - 58
10/08 - 58
10/09 - 48
10/10 - 58
10/11 - 48
10/12 - 58
10-12-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 10/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

10/01 - 22 miles
10/02 - 42
10/03 - 58
10/08 - 58
10/09 - 48
10/10 - 58
10/11 - 48
10/12 - 58
10-11-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Jeepers, how much hydration do you bring for that...

Jeepers, how much hydration do you bring for that kind of mileage and what kind of elevation do you tackle? I did 58 and 48 yesterday and today and the total is like 1,000, LOL!

But fear not, the...
10-11-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 9/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

9/01 - 22 miles
9/02 - 42
9/03 - 58
9/08 - 58
9/09 - 48
9/10 - 58
9/11 - 48
10-10-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,694
Posted By wthensler

I did the 58 mile ride today in flat FL. My...

I did the 58 mile ride today in flat FL. My brother in law and nephew are at my place in VA and they attempted 50 in the hills. BIL is my age, and the hills about killed him. Next weekend weíre...
10-10-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 9/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

9/01 - 22 miles
9/02 - 42
9/03 - 58
9/08 - 58
9/09 - 48
9/10 - 58

MTD 286 miles
10-09-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 9/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

9/01 - 22 miles
9/02 - 42
9/03 - 58
9/08 - 58
9/09 - 48

MTD 228 miles
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,952
Posted By wthensler

I’d say 15 is about the max that I’ll go out. ...

I’d say 15 is about the max that I’ll go out. It’s the blustery winds and especially the crosswinds that really make it unpleasant. I’m a bigger guy (192 lbs) and I get blown to bits to the point...
10-08-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 9/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

9/01 - 22 miles
9/02 - 42
9/03 - 58
9/08 - 58

MTD 180 miles

Summer has returned. Rain and chores, and a day off have slowed my progress, but back at it again.
10-03-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25,620
Views: 2,547,694
Posted By wthensler

58 miles today, from home to the end of the...

58 miles today, from home to the end of the Hawthorne Trail and back. Low humidity for the past 3 days and gorgeous sunsets mean fall and winter are not far off. Pics are at trailís end in the Town...
10-03-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 9/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

9/01 - 22 miles
9/02 - 42
9/03 - 58

MTD 122 miles

Very grey, blustery fall day - kind of eerie on the Hawthorne Trail and not a lot whole lot of folks out braving...
10-02-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 7,171
Posted By wthensler

Goal for Oct: 500 miles 9/01 - 22 miles ...

Goal for Oct: 500 miles

9/01 - 22 miles
9/02 - 42

MTD 64 miles

Decent ride, low humidity again, but Di2 acted up. Hoping was just low battery.
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