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01-11-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By jppe

I was in a similar situation. My company decided...

I was in a similar situation. My company decided to downsize again (it happened a LOT) and offered me a very nice opportunity to leave. Both my spouse and I were also assisted with a medical subsidy...
01-09-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By jppe

A legit ride for sure. You must have some hills...

A legit ride for sure. You must have some hills around you like we do.
01-09-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By jppe

Good for you! Best of luck sorting it out. It’s...

Good for you! Best of luck sorting it out. It’s nice to have options!
01-03-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,535
Posted By jppe

Covid test was negative. Just sinus junk.

Covid test was negative. Just sinus junk.
01-01-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By jppe

New York Trail Completed

Who has ridden parts of this trail?

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12-29-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,365
Posted By jppe

I sure hope the prosecutor in this case is a good...

I sure hope the prosecutor in this case is a good one. With the various opinions we’re demonstrating in this post I can only imagine what the defense will do in an attempt to create some doubt, less...
12-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
Posted By jppe

“Over the hills and through the woods to...

“Over the hills and through the woods to grandma’s house we go!”.

At least it eventually warmed up out of the 20’s but fortunately I was dressed perfectly for the cooler temperatures. I hadn’t...
12-24-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,865
Posted By jppe

I have two local cycling friends that have topped...

I have two local cycling friends that have topped 27,000 miles each for the year with 300+ activate riding days. I don’t ride as much as they do but when I do it’s about 50-60 miles per ride. Plus I...
12-22-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
Posted By jppe

A “Cousins Ride”!!! My cousin Vance took me...

A “Cousins Ride”!!!

My cousin Vance took me on some of his old training roads north of Gaffney, SC. A really nice mix of 50+ miles of gravel and asphalt......plus a few creek crossings. We even...
12-20-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,576
Posted By jppe

I flew in and out of Terminal 4 a lot in my...

I flew in and out of Terminal 4 a lot in my working days.
12-19-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By jppe

Crashed the bike in August 2018. I broke the...

Crashed the bike in August 2018. I broke the femoral neck at the base of the ball. The ball was also dislocated from the socket. There wasn’t a way to pin it back together for a permanent repair. The...
12-19-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
Posted By jppe

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12-16-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By jppe

Glad you are getting some relief and are making...

Glad you are getting some relief and are making progress. I’ve had a huge hard knot in front of my right sit bone for years. It’s very deep under the skin, it almost feels like it’s in the tendon...
12-16-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,365
Posted By jppe

I hope this posts continues to focus on the...

I hope this posts continues to focus on the accidents but I have to toss in my personal experience with rumble strips. When I rode across the US I rode on a wide variety of roads from bike paths to...
12-12-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
Posted By jppe

A Mercedes as a film vehicle!

A Mercedes as a film vehicle!
12-11-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
Posted By jppe

Well, the weather was so wonderful today my 32...

Well, the weather was so wonderful today my 32 mile ride became 82 miles. Just a perfect day to be riding around coastal NC. It was the perfect venue to reflect on losing a good cycling friend to...
12-07-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
Posted By jppe

I was never more than 5 miles from the house but...

I was never more than 5 miles from the house but I rode 25 miles exploring some different places on my gravel bike. I even rode about 1/2 mile of dirt!

I rode the new portion of the Hector Henry...
12-04-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,576
Posted By jppe

It is! Lived here almost 30 years.

It is! Lived here almost 30 years.
12-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
Posted By jppe

A whopping 7 miles around the neighborhood on my...

A whopping 7 miles around the neighborhood on my gravel bike......after putting out 55 bales of pine straw around the house.

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12-03-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,576
Posted By jppe

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11-27-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
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
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
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
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
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...
11-21-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
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
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
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...
11-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
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
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,576
Posted By jppe

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11-13-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25,670
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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
Replies: 31
Views: 2,179
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...
11-07-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
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...
11-02-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 851
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...
11-01-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
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????...
10-29-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,535
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...
10-26-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,052
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
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
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...
10-22-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,759
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
Replies: 25,670
Views: 2,570,637
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
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,576
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: 43
Views: 2,535
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
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,576
Posted By jppe

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10-18-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,535
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
Replies: 3,854
Views: 550,576
Posted By jppe

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10-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
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: 954
Posted By jppe

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10-08-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 954
Posted By jppe

Natchez Trace Parkway Done! 160 miles Today

Day 4 Natchez Trace Parkway & 440 Miles Done!! 160 miles from Kosciusko to Natchez today!

It took a monster day of riding but we finished the Natchez Trace Parkway this afternoon which was a day...
10-07-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By jppe

I hear it’s even worse around Jackson. The Park...

I hear it’s even worse around Jackson. The Park Service is suggesting cyclists exit the Parkway and take bike paths to avoid the heavy traffic. I’m still trying to decide what I’ll do tomorrow. I can...
10-07-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By jppe

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10-07-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By jppe

Day 3 Natchez Trace or Racing Hurricane Delta?!?!

Day 3 Natchez Trace Parkway

106 miles from Tupelo to Kosciusko, MS. Another perfect day to ride the Parkway. Leaving Tupelo I was surprised by the heavy traffic on the Parkway. It felt like any...
10-06-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By jppe

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10-06-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By jppe

Day 2 Natchez Trace Parkway

Day 2 Natchez Trace Parkway

93 miles from Collinwood, TN to Tupelo, Mississippi. Perfect riding weather today. Not quite as many hills so made a little better time. My wife added an additional...
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