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07-16-16, 11:21 AM
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Posted By guybierhaus

Water

I haven't posted for a couple years. Trapped inside due to too hot and humid weather for me. If you are traveling over 10 miles, surprised nobody mentioned need for a water bottle. I can usually...
09-18-15, 10:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By guybierhaus

Ride in the morning then the kids are coming by...

Ride in the morning then the kids are coming by for steak and fries. One of the daughters will be bringing apple crisp. Figure that's pie, just pre broken up. A la mode of course.
01-03-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,812
Posted By guybierhaus

Haven't rode since Dec 4th. Became too cold for...

Haven't rode since Dec 4th. Became too cold for me. But I managed 3309 miles last year, a personal best. Don't log climbing cause I don't like to climb and the Oley Valley in PA is pretty flat. Or...
11-02-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 5,958
Posted By guybierhaus

No goals for me this time of year, weather too...

No goals for me this time of year, weather too much of a factor. Although I got in 14 miles today before the cold front arrives.
10-31-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,981
Posted By guybierhaus

Well as expected, having hit my annual goal in...

Well as expected, having hit my annual goal in the first couple days of the month, I shut down. Wrapped up the month with 6 year old grandson this morning with a 4.87 mile ride. Total for month at...
10-20-13, 10:45 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,981
Posted By guybierhaus

Well having met my annual goal I've pretty much...

Well having met my annual goal I've pretty much shut down. Just 130 miles for the month. Don't believe I'll make 250. Cut my usual ride from 24 miles to 12. Heck I'm even stopping and picking up...
10-04-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By guybierhaus

I need 13 miles for my goal. I borrowed from our...

I need 13 miles for my goal. I borrowed from our metric friends and decided to go for 5000 km. Nice big round number. Sounds better then 3107 miles. I expect to add a few bonus miles as well. This...
10-01-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,981
Posted By guybierhaus

I'm tired from last month and the weather will...

I'm tired from last month and the weather will turn cold sometime. Have no illusions of riding 500 miles this month. I will shoot for 250 miles but don't expect to bust my hump getting there.
09-29-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,980
Posted By guybierhaus

Weather continues to be great. 23 miles today,...

Weather continues to be great. 23 miles today, I've reached my revised goal and new personal record of 611 miles for the month. Also in record numbers with my annual miles, now at 3054. Will try...
09-25-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,980
Posted By guybierhaus

27 miles riding today put me at 518 miles for the...

27 miles riding today put me at 518 miles for the month, my 5th 500 mile month in a row. Added another .7 miles to bike odo, but that was walking bike back home. Picked up a piece of glass and...
09-22-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By guybierhaus

Too late, wife ate the other half.

Too late, wife ate the other half.
09-22-13, 07:51 PM
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Views: 708
Posted By guybierhaus

I did a split ride for pie on Saturday. My biking...

I did a split ride for pie on Saturday. My biking area has restaurants with no pie and a road side farmers stand that sells good pies but no tables. So between the morning ride of 17 miles and the...
09-22-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,980
Posted By guybierhaus

Quite a cool ride today at mid day. Think it's...

Quite a cool ride today at mid day. Think it's time to break out the long sleeve shirt. Actually rode my normal route for a change, 25 miles. Now at 467 miles for the month, should have my original...
09-15-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,980
Posted By guybierhaus

Finished the week and half way thru the month at...

Finished the week and half way thru the month at 305 miles. Certainly on track for my original goal of 500 miles; but really shooting for 600. Actually now wondering what is going to come up in next...
09-08-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By guybierhaus

Ouch Ouch. I fear a face plant the most and...

Ouch Ouch. I fear a face plant the most and have never understood why bicycle helmets were not designed to incorporate some face protection. I suspect lite weight and ventilation over rides greater...
09-08-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,980
Posted By guybierhaus

If August was a slow start then September is a...

If August was a slow start then September is a fast start. At 166 miles already. May consider increasing my goal to 600 miles. Who am I kidding, never rode 600 miles in a month, of course I gonna...
09-08-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By guybierhaus

Too much $ for me. And if it goes thru Oley...

Too much $ for me. And if it goes thru Oley again I'd be paying to ride roads I ride every day for free, since I live in Oley. Had thought about it earlier in the year, but I have something else on...
09-01-13, 09:05 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 8,980
Posted By guybierhaus

Well I started September with a ride with the...

Well I started September with a ride with the three grandsons. Youngest one at age 6 just got the hang of balancing but seemed to forget how to stop. Managed to square that away today. Not a lot of...
08-30-13, 08:32 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,629
Posted By guybierhaus

Nothing special today. Got in 18 miles in morning...

Nothing special today. Got in 18 miles in morning and another 11 miles in evening. Monthly total at 505 miles, goal was 500 miles. Will add some more miles tomorrow then gear up for September. ...
08-25-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,629
Posted By guybierhaus

Put together a string of 25 mile days and pushed...

Put together a string of 25 mile days and pushed my monthly total to 432 miles. Reaching my goal of 500 miles should be easy now. Although I can't figure why these rides are getting harder to do....
08-18-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,816
Posted By guybierhaus

I was some place private getting friskie with a...

I was some place private getting friskie with a young lady I would later marry.
08-18-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,629
Posted By guybierhaus

Well got some of my mojo back. Ending the week at...

Well got some of my mojo back. Ending the week at 306 miles for the month. Believe I can achieve my 500 mile goal. Wasn't so sure at start of week.
08-18-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,943
Posted By guybierhaus

Neither have I. The concept does not appeal to...

Neither have I. The concept does not appeal to me. Actually I stopped riding any organized rides. Have better roads where I live. It costs me nothing and food at end of ride is better.
08-11-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,629
Posted By guybierhaus

Well I'm running behind this month. Got 35 1/2...

Well I'm running behind this month. Got 35 1/2 miles today, as well as two flats. Now at 140 miles for the month, not looking good for my goal of 500 miles. I did manage to pass 2000 miles year to...
08-11-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,750
Posted By guybierhaus

Very few early photos of me, as I was the one...

Very few early photos of me, as I was the one taking the pictures. Here is one from 1967 on the flight line, New River air base, USMC.

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08-07-13, 11:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,155
Posted By guybierhaus

Been riding the same roads for 5 years, I really...

Been riding the same roads for 5 years, I really don't need to hear nature. Not a lot of natural noises anyway. So have loaded the mp3 player with music that kind of matches my 12 mph pace. I have...
08-04-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 9,629
Posted By guybierhaus

Well I will again shoot for 500 miles; but...

Well I will again shoot for 500 miles; but haven't started yet. Still getting over my summer cold and feel my mojo slipping away.
08-04-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,653
Posted By guybierhaus

Well I just got back from a vacation in...

Well I just got back from a vacation in Williamsburg, VA. I took my bike to get those final miles in to reach my 500 mile goal. Unfortunately I didn't count on getting a summer cold shortly after...
07-21-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,653
Posted By guybierhaus

Hot and humid here in PA, and apparently the heat...

Hot and humid here in PA, and apparently the heat fried my brain as I realized I've been riding 12 consecutive days in this soup. At least I got on the road by 8am. I did log 18 1/2 miles today to...
07-18-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 940
Posted By guybierhaus

Welcome back DG. I see Reno is to be 99 degrees...

Welcome back DG. I see Reno is to be 99 degrees tomorrow. I'd say the riding in Reno is Hot. But as they say "no problem, it's a dry heat." Unlike South East PA. To be 98 tomorrow, and nothing...
07-14-13, 08:38 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,653
Posted By guybierhaus

Another split ride today, 17 in the AM and 11 in...

Another split ride today, 17 in the AM and 11 in the PM. At 256 miles for the month, on track for my 500 mile goal. However, with even more heat and humidity forecast for the coming week, quite...
07-08-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,653
Posted By guybierhaus

As of today I have 120 miles for the month, 1538...

As of today I have 120 miles for the month, 1538 miles for the year. Heat and humidity taking it's toll. Riding half my daily ride in morning, shower off the humidity. Do second half after 7:30 in...
06-30-13, 08:10 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 9,653
Posted By guybierhaus

Well I'm setting the bar at 500 miles again. Not...

Well I'm setting the bar at 500 miles again. Not feeling so warm and fuzzy that will happen. Heat and humidity, family issues and vacation end of month will do their best to hold down my riding. Not...
06-28-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By guybierhaus

A bit delayed this morning, had to fix a flat on...

A bit delayed this morning, had to fix a flat on front tyre. Rode 25 miles to put me at 507 for the month, over my goal of 500 miles. Hopefully I'll get to add to it this weekend.
06-23-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By guybierhaus

Wrapping up the week with a family reunion, day...

Wrapping up the week with a family reunion, day of rest and have achieved 422 miles toward my 500 mile goal. Hot and humid weather is here, time to shift to early morning rides.
06-16-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By guybierhaus

Turned out to be a great weekend for riding. Did...

Turned out to be a great weekend for riding. Did 40 miles on the Schuylkill River Trail on Saturday and 26 miles on my usual route today, which puts me at 300.8 miles for the month. Resting on...
06-12-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By guybierhaus

Took the trail bike out for a change to explore a...

Took the trail bike out for a change to explore a section of the D&L Trail in Allentown. After going to a trail head that was a boat ramp only, I finally stumbled into Lehigh Canal Park. I...
06-05-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By guybierhaus

26.3 miles today put me over 1000 miles for the...

26.3 miles today put me over 1000 miles for the year, and at 102 for the month. 400 miles to go.
05-31-13, 11:12 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 6,974
Posted By guybierhaus

Well I'm riding for 500 miles again. But I'm...

Well I'm riding for 500 miles again. But I'm resting tomorrow and there is only 30 days in June, so the plan looks like 20 rides of 25 miles in 29 days. Should be a piece of cake; but life never...
05-30-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By guybierhaus

Completed my birthday ride today with a few extra...

Completed my birthday ride today with a few extra miles. 70.24 miles, my longest ride. Puts monthly total at 565 miles, exceeds my goal and is the highest monthly total I've ever done. Year to date...
05-26-13, 11:37 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By guybierhaus

Didn't want to break my streak on consecutive...

Didn't want to break my streak on consecutive days riding, so waited till late evening to ride on Saturday. Winds were probably abt 20 mph instead of 25. I struggled to get in 20 miles. Believe I...
05-26-13, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By guybierhaus

I would think it's more likely you broke some...

I would think it's more likely you broke some spokes, which puts the wheel out of true and thus the wobbling. Seems hard to believe you actually bent the axle. In either case I don't see how a hybrid...
05-24-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By guybierhaus

Weather has turned cold, wet and windy. Thought...

Weather has turned cold, wet and windy. Thought my streak of riding daily was gonna be rained out. But the rain stopped long enough to get 10 1/2 miles in, my streak continues at 12 days. At 414...
05-19-13, 07:20 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By guybierhaus

Cloudy, Damp and mist in the air; but put on the...

Cloudy, Damp and mist in the air; but put on the rain jacket and gave it a go. Don't believe I every rode the bike 7 days in a row, now I can't stop. Just 15 miles tonight, bringing my month to 310...
05-13-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By guybierhaus

Friday I got my longest ride in to date, just 25...

Friday I got my longest ride in to date, just 25 miles, temp 82 degrees. Saturday was cooler but chance of rain. Thought I'd try for 20 plus again; but at 15 miles found myself under a pavilion,...
05-08-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,699
Posted By guybierhaus

I also am riding in a rural setting. Although the...

I also am riding in a rural setting. Although the first smell to hit me is the local pizza shop. That's followed by a herd of steer, which right now are not smelling. About 4 miles into the ride its...
05-07-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By guybierhaus

First 7 days of May has me at 118 miles, still...

First 7 days of May has me at 118 miles, still have 500 in site. Got rained on today so cut short. Rain forecast for Wednesday, so that will be a day to rest legs, then back at it on Thursday. Got...
05-02-13, 01:59 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 9,422
Posted By guybierhaus

Well I need 500 miles to get back on pace for a...

Well I need 500 miles to get back on pace for a 3000 mile year. But, with yesterdays ride I wrote off one 6 mile road as just too bumpy. And another loop is closed for a bridge replacement. Damn...
05-02-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 8,561
Posted By guybierhaus

Well I've been in hibernation, so not posting...

Well I've been in hibernation, so not posting here. Under 100 miles for January to March. April hasn't quite shrugged off winter; but managed 235 miles in April. So I'm back and will start posting...
03-23-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,644
Posted By guybierhaus

I'm using the Wellgo M-20 platforms. Or M-21. ...

I'm using the Wellgo M-20 platforms. Or M-21. 248 grams per pair, should be able to find under $25. The platform is not as big as the Nashbar; but my size 12 wide shoe has no problem.
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