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Old 03-12-07, 07:54 PM
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DST is HERE!

DST is here and after-work daylight riding is back. This is so good. Got home, changed clothes, and hopped on the bike for a ride to Torrey Pines. Once up on the inside and once up on the outside and back home in 50 minutes. Beautiful skies, climbing in the shade -ahhhhh this is why I love living in California

The only sour note was a scrawny poseur twit who was trying to pretend he was Lance on an epic descent on the inside road in Torrey Pines State Park. This is a mixed use road shared by pedestrians, bikes and cars and is no place to descend even moderately fast. A group of college-age girls were walking abreast of each other and interfered with the perfect line the twit was trying to carve on his heroic descent. When he had to slow and steer wide he shrieked in frustration "MOVE you f****g b****es!!!

Idiots like that give roadies a bad rep The twit was followed by a female rider who seemed to be with him. She appeared to be suitably appalled at his behavior. I prefer to imagine that this was their first and last ride together
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i did a quick 20 mile recovery ride after work.
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Same here, today was a good day to breakin the DST in, got home about 5:30 and was on the road quarter til. Rode from my house down 395 to Gopher Canyon and back, that 3 mile hill coming back is BRUTAL on my SS. Wasn't steep just long, took about 15 minutes to climb it at 9mph or so. Route was only 17 miles and 1130 ft of climbing. I think that will be my new post work training route. I made a route link about it too yeppie!
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I rode to work today, 14.7 miles each way. I think I managed a 15.5 mph average because of the exertions over the weekend. Tomorrow I drive so that I can bring home a bunch of my stuff... while the company has not folded yet, I am being prepared.
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I rode to work today, 14.7 miles each way. I think I managed a 15.5 mph average because of the exertions over the weekend. Tomorrow I drive so that I can bring home a bunch of my stuff... while the company has not folded yet, I am being prepared.
Phil, I am so sorry. I think the principals are crooks.
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I went for a hard 30 mile ride to the beach and back. We has our lights on our bikes, but for the first time since October we didn't need them. It was like a hard after work ride in the middle of the summer.


It was glorious!
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Originally Posted by 1955
I went for a hard 30 mile ride to the beach and back. We has our lights on our bikes, but for the first time since October we didn't need them. It was like a hard after work ride in the middle of the summer.


It was glorious!
Ralph I hope to join you kids soon I still get your emails.
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Originally Posted by Extort
I rode to work today, 14.7 miles each way. I think I managed a 15.5 mph average because of the exertions over the weekend. Tomorrow I drive so that I can bring home a bunch of my stuff... while the company has not folded yet, I am being prepared.
Buck up, camper. The world always needs BS analysts.
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Originally Posted by octico
Ralph I hope to join you kids soon I still get your emails.
You're still welcome to join us at anytime!
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The first 30-40 minutes of my morning rides are in the dark, which is fun as my usual routes feel so different in the dark. Then I get to enjoy the sun rise. Once the commute starts up I'm better off walking the bike to the trolley station which is only 8-10 minutes waking distance to avoid having to put on enough lighting to see, then packing them away into my panniers for the day when I get on the bus. Once there's enough light in the morning again I may ride to where I catch the bus 3 miles away.
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Sucks for us early morning riders
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waking up in the morning are still killing me, I feel like I'm getting up at 4:30.....my cats aren't even knocking on my door in the mornings so they aren't adjusted to the time, I hope it stays that way for a few days longer.
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Originally Posted by OC Roadie
Sucks for us early morning riders
It also sucks for us night riders, now I have to go out later.
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Stop complaining. Darkness is your punishment for getting up too early.
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Lmao!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Indolent58
DST is here and after-work daylight riding is back. This is so good. Got home, changed clothes, and hopped on the bike for a ride to Torrey Pines. Once up on the inside and once up on the outside and back home in 50 minutes. Beautiful skies, climbing in the shade -ahhhhh this is why I love living in California

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Idiots like that give roadies a bad rep The twit was followed by a female rider who seemed to be with him. She appeared to be suitably appalled at his behavior. I prefer to imagine that this was their first and last ride together
There are new park rules being proposed, one of which would close the inner road to cyclists in the downhill direction, just for the reason you describe. Yes, the pedestrians tend to walk all over the road, however the posted speed limit IS 15 mph!
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Originally Posted by Indolent58


Stop complaining. Darkness is your punishment for getting up too early.

LOL
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YAY!!!!!! i got to ride after work today! YAY!!!!

annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd..... even better..... it was NICE! the car said it as 89 as i was driving home from work.... WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i didn't need a jacket..... i didn't need leg warmers..... i wore a workout tanktop...... no toe warmers...... no ear warmers..... OMG! it was GREAT!
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Originally Posted by Indolent58


Stop complaining. Darkness is your punishment for getting up too early.
Dealing with my wife is punishment for riding too late I'll take the darkness.
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Yippie I got to ride after work and drag my daughter up a few hills......she is sprawled across her bed now cursing DST
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Originally Posted by Indolent58


Stop complaining. Darkness is your punishment for getting up too early.
But if I got up late I'd miss things like this:











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