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bobwysiwyg 07-01-19 05:10 PM

I too must be in the wrong thread. It's a given all here are faster than I am, but even so, how do you find the time for these ride lengths. I must be living wrong, I have chores that need doing. :)

one4smoke 07-01-19 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg (Post 21006575)
I too must be in the wrong thread. It's a given all here are faster than I am, but even so, how do you find the time for these ride lengths. I must be living wrong, I have chores that need doing. :)

72 miles yesterday. Started at 7am and finished up in plenty of time to catch the start of the Cup race.

Where there's a will ...there's a way. :thumb:

ooga-booga 07-01-19 11:06 PM

an unmotivated 35 miles. highlight, besides it being a nice day, was chatting with a couple visiting from dallas
while at a fave watering hole on san diego bay.

gnappi 07-02-19 07:11 AM

I'm not in it for the race / group ride or speed and my daily route takes me 12-15 miles per day. I try to average 12mph on my mtn bike which does double duty as a mobile fishing transport.

NoWhammies 07-02-19 08:45 AM

152k for Canada's 152nd birthday.
Weather was warm and sunny. Pretty much a perfect day for a ride.

PGHNeil 07-02-19 09:16 AM


Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg (Post 21006575)
I too must be in the wrong thread. It's a given all here are faster than I am, but even so, how do you find the time for these ride lengths. I must be living wrong, I have chores that need doing. :)

Truly. I am a caregiver with school aged children. I have hard enough time getting them out of bed and fed, much less off their devices and outdoors. I'm to the point where I'm tempted to tie a donut to a stick and duct tape it to my tween's head!

PGHNeil 07-02-19 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by gnappi (Post 21007351)
I'm not in it for the race / group ride or speed and my daily route takes me 12-15 miles per day. I try to average 12mph on my mtn bike which does double duty as a mobile fishing transport.

Exactly. I'm in it for the open air and the elusive feeling of freedom. My mindset is not too different from when I got my first single speed with a coaster brake in 1974. Next you guys will be telling me you don't have a big orange flag taped your rear fender and there aren't any playing cards in your spokes.

C'mon now, those rear hubs are just as noisy and those fancy jerseys are just as bright! ;o)

Besides, mountain biking can be just like spin class - but with a bit of risk involved.

bobwysiwyg 07-02-19 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by one4smoke (Post 21006706)
72 miles yesterday. Started at 7am and finished up in plenty of time to catch the start of the Cup race.

Where there's a will ...there's a way. :thumb:

Well, after forgetting more coffee, took your advice to get out earlier today. What did I get for my effort, drenched! It wasn't supposed to storm until the P.M. :(
Last time I take your advice. ;):)

bobwysiwyg 07-02-19 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by NoWhammies (Post 21007496)
152k for Canada's 152nd birthday.
Weather was warm and sunny. Pretty much a perfect day for a ride.

Happy Canada Day! :beer:

BobKl 07-02-19 02:31 PM

A 3 hour ride
 
easy pace covering about 60 Km.

ooga-booga 07-02-19 08:19 PM

113 miles from san diego into the backcountry/mountains and back. it's riding season.
most interesting part? rear blowout flat due to deteriorating tire/cut (looked good at the start )at mile 47. all i had
was a $20 to boot it. usually have a few $1's in the saddlebag for such a problem. that plus my crappy
small pump only gets the psi up to 40. so 66 miles on a deteriorating (with visible wire threads on the outer)
rear tire with 3,600 miles on it at 40 psi. good x's and no other flats. baby needs new shoes. currently
drinking a sierra nevada summerfest lager and rescuing my $20.

https://www.strava.com/activities/2499589307

one4smoke 07-03-19 12:39 PM

A quick 22 mile ride before opening the office this morning...

NoWhammies 07-03-19 03:08 PM

67k. And man, was it very freaking COLD! Some hill climbing to keep the legs strong.

one4smoke 07-05-19 09:45 AM

81 miles yesterday. T-Storms put an end to my century notion. :notamused:

NoWhammies 07-05-19 10:15 AM

50k. Just enough to get out on the bike after work and make the most of the nice evening weather.

Lrdchaos 07-05-19 04:04 PM

Knocked out a 53 mile group ride, averaged 20.8. My highest average to date, super pumped right now. There was a 25 mile stretch where we averaged 22.5.

The_Joe 07-05-19 07:22 PM

15 miles. First ride in 2 months. All of the medical professionals I've seen think I've got pinched nerve in my hips. Physical the****** finally gave me the ok to test it out. Boy did it feel good to be back in a bike.

PGHNeil 07-07-19 12:11 PM

I made it a point to get out the door as early as I could and got a 2-1/2 hour ride in on the local MUP system. According to Strava I went 29.14 mi (44.67km.) Iím not completely sold on the app but I joined the Trek centurion challenge for July and am about 1/3 there on just one ride. I would have gone further but the weather has been crappy and I have places to be even on a Sunday.

NoWhammies 07-07-19 12:16 PM

102k. I tried to get out and back before the rain hit but I failed. So the bike and I all got wet. And of course the grime of the road changed in to a nice paste that just ground the gears. Good times.

NoWhammies 07-08-19 10:32 PM

60k of rollers after work with Mrs. NoWhammies. We took our time and just enjoyed the ride. So while it wasn't a very quick ride, it was nice all the same.

one4smoke 07-09-19 06:52 AM

101 total miles over the weekend on my little bike riding trip to Anniston, Alabama. Saturday, we Rode the Chief Ladiga trail from Anniston to about 4 miles past the Georgia line ...then back. 74 miles.

Then an early morning ride of 27 miles in Oxford before leaving Sunday.

one4smoke 07-09-19 07:06 AM

The Chief Ladiga trail was my first "Rails to Trails" ride, and I must say it was almost too flat. Just miles of straight ahead flatness with absolutely no hills or turns can be rather onerous. Meeting new people, other cyclists, and good music made it a lot more fun.

I plan to ride the entire distance from Anniston (Chief Ladiga Trail) to the Georgia line, onto the Silver Comet Trail and all the way to near Atlanta. Spend the night, and ride it back the next day.

NoWhammies 07-09-19 10:10 PM

66k. Did some hill interval workouts. Then the rain came and I had zero energy left to drag my butt home. I made it home before the downpour started, but I still got wet. Boo.

Grotug 07-09-19 10:49 PM

53 miles on the spicey club ride. Was hard fun. Got dropped multiple times but always had someone else with me who dropped as well. 'Multiple times', because the main front group stopped a couple times. Had one other rider I rode the last leg with who was very closely matched to me and it was great sharing pulls and he reminded me to stay calm and focus, which I really needed to hear at that time. I didn't have great strava segments overall but did win the final sprint against the other guy I was riding with (and the B group we picked up on the hill down to the sprint) so that was fun (and I'm a super light guy). Won the sprint segment on strava, too (means I was fastest on the day: faster than all the strong men who finished the ride several minutes before me, and second fastest for the year, so that was a nice consolation for a ride that was otherwise a little disappointing for me since I wasn't able to hang with the strong men as long as I'd like. I never win sprints, so this was a small achievement for me. I guess the 15" sprints I've been doing every Monday night as prep for the club ride are paying off!

Joel Coffman 07-11-19 02:00 AM

Completed a 7 mile ride today in the pouring Washington rain.


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