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04-05-20, 05:01 PM
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Posted By jppe

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#3!! Local Legend.
04-05-20, 04:54 PM
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Posted By jppe

Yesterday, 104 miles with 3500’ of hills. Some...

Yesterday, 104 miles with 3500’ of hills. Some nagging headwind the first 65 miles but not as bad coming back to the house. Weather was spectacular. I felt pretty strong at the finish which was...
03-30-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,686
Posted By jppe

bpcyclist, having followed your posts for quite a...

bpcyclist, having followed your posts for quite a while I know you to be very level headed and patient with a long fuse. You certainly had good reasons for doing what you did. That fella was way "off...
03-28-20, 09:10 PM
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Posted By jppe

96 miles with 3900’ of hills. Headwinds the last...

96 miles with 3900’ of hills. Headwinds the last 30 miles with temperatures 85+ degrees. Tough riding but good training. After I got home I used my push mower for 90 minutes. Ugh.
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03-23-20, 01:21 PM
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Posted By jppe

Terrific!!! There’s so much to explore out there!...

Terrific!!! There’s so much to explore out there! Keep it up.
03-21-20, 06:03 PM
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Posted By jppe

A beautiful day to be anti social. One of my past...

A beautiful day to be anti social. One of my past regular training routes from the house to Morrow Mountain and back. For some reason it look longer than used to??? 106 miles with 6500’ of hills.
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03-18-20, 11:54 AM
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Posted By jppe

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No Vacancy at the Turtle Hotel!! All spots on both...
03-17-20, 08:55 PM
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Posted By jppe

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03-17-20, 06:09 PM
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Posted By jppe

I had the Luck of the Irish with me today. I rode...

I had the Luck of the Irish with me today. I rode 62 miles from our house over to visit my Mother in Law on her Birthday. It was drizzling at the start but the longer I rode the nicer the weather...
03-14-20, 05:16 PM
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Posted By jppe

77 miles with 4300’ of hills. Rode over to the...

77 miles with 4300’ of hills. Rode over to the in-laws to celebrate my mother in laws 88th birthday.



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03-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
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Posted By jppe

If you would have asked me a week or two ago...

If you would have asked me a week or two ago about all the cancellations I would have said everyone is extremely over reacting. I’ve changed my opinion 180 degrees in the last couple of days....
03-09-20, 05:55 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By jppe

Finger Lakes?

Finger Lakes?
03-07-20, 04:53 PM
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Posted By jppe

Nice! A lot of our NC gravel roads have really...

Nice! A lot of our NC gravel roads have really chunky gravel. It can be pretty bumpy.
03-07-20, 04:49 PM
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Posted By jppe

Nice day to ride some gravel. Just enough tree...

Nice day to ride some gravel. Just enough tree lined roads to help keep the wind manageable. I really enjoy this 40 mile loop out of N Iredell Middle School. No long climbs but enough hills to...
03-04-20, 09:13 PM
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Posted By jppe

A nice 50 miles after walking 18 holes this...

A nice 50 miles after walking 18 holes this morning. Spotted these spring flowers alongside the road. Wild purple violets maybe?

Edit: friends indicated the purple flowers are Phlox.

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03-01-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By jppe

I just never made an opportunity to ride it...

I just never made an opportunity to ride it recently. It was carbon replaced my first TT bike which was an aluminum Cervelo PCk. We used to have the time trial series at Charlotte Motor Speedway...
02-29-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By jppe

N-1!!!

Just sold my Cervelo P2C Time Trial bike!! It was a really smooth and aerodynamic ride but it hasn’t been ridden in almost 3 years. It was a size 58 so it needed to be a taller rider.

The fella...
02-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,466
Posted By jppe

I can still remember various times when after...

I can still remember various times when after pulling some younger riders for a ways they’ve asked me “just how old are you anyway” (always cracks me up) .........or “I hope I can ride like you when...
02-24-20, 06:35 AM
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Posted By jppe

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The Southern Uwharrie Bike Route in NC...
02-19-20, 09:20 PM
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Posted By jppe

My other hobby....walking 18 holes with other...

My other hobby....walking 18 holes with other retirees M-F. Made a hole in one on a par 3 today. Actually hit a really good shot straight at the hole. Took one bounce and hopped into the hole. My...
02-17-20, 07:26 PM
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Posted By jppe

My brother took this photo the summer of 1985....

My brother took this photo the summer of 1985. Colors Classic. Boulder, CO. Chris Carmichael pulling Greg LeMond up the “wall”.

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02-15-20, 04:50 PM
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Posted By jppe

77 miles with 4000’ of climbing. A real slog...

77 miles with 4000’ of climbing. A real slog fest. It was 28 degrees at the start but eventually mellowed into the 40s. I basically rode in a northerly direction the entire way and there was a...
02-10-20, 03:44 PM
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Posted By jppe

These are the 4 50+ fellas that rode the 40 mile...

These are the 4 50+ fellas that rode the 40 mile gravel ride with me on Saturday. We were celebrating the fella in the middle 50th Birthday.

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02-10-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,429
Posted By jppe

Only second hand. A local cyclist was riding on...

Only second hand. A local cyclist was riding on the road when he was hit by a 24 year old female driving a pick up truck, and she did not stop. He was injured and unconscious. His wife was alerted...
02-02-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,429
Posted By jppe

I have told folks that don’t feel comfortable to...

I have told folks that don’t feel comfortable to be out riding on the road with vehicles to not ride. It’s tough enough of an activity that if your not comfortable and completely enjoying doing it,...
01-29-20, 09:16 AM
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Views: 6,429
Posted By jppe

if you were to have an accident someone would be...

if you were to have an accident someone would be immediately alerted. I’d also be interested in gps tracking too.

maybe I could use the find my phone app??
01-29-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,429
Posted By jppe

Anyone 50+ Using Incident Detection?

We had yet another rider hit by a car this week. Young Pro Rider with badly damaged leg and brain surgery required. It’s our 4th in about a month.

Apparently Garmin and others might have gadgets...
01-25-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By jppe

RideForEarl

There was a “semi-organized” ride today in honor of Earl Gillon who was hit and killed while riding two weeks ago. The organizer was one of the folks that worked in the local Trek bike shop where...
01-22-20, 07:32 PM
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Views: 988
Posted By jppe

Good stuff! I’ve shortened my stems a hair as...

Good stuff! I’ve shortened my stems a hair as well. I’ve also raised my bars a few mm’s. While the former positions were fine It’s just more comfortable for the longer rides I’m doing. I tried the...
01-22-20, 07:20 PM
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Posted By jppe

Too much frost for golf so rode the gravel bike...

Too much frost for golf so rode the gravel bike for a few hours. REALLY great route for dirt roads. It might become my go to route for gravel riding. Just enough length and climbing and the gravel...
01-20-20, 05:11 PM
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Posted By jppe

Yet Another Hit and Run in NC.....

Man......I hate to keep posting stuff like this but it’s important stuff. I’m not sure what’s going on here locally in NC but it needs to stop right now. A cyclist in his 30s whom lived not too far...
01-18-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By jppe

YouTube has been a tremendous help to me,...

YouTube has been a tremendous help to me, especially with bike stuff. I had zero knowledge of hydraulic disc brakes. However, between reading online instructions and watching YouTube instructional...
01-17-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,785
Posted By jppe

The service for Earl was yesterday. Overflow...

The service for Earl was yesterday. Overflow attendance doesn’t begin to describe it. The chapel where the service was held was completely full. An adjacent even larger room was standing room only. A...
01-17-20, 11:20 AM
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Posted By jppe

2 boys, 1 girl plus another arriving in July....

2 boys, 1 girl plus another arriving in July. Oldest two boys are only 3!!

As a side my daughter was good enough of a runner to run in college. Her husband was a freshman All American runner in...
01-14-20, 08:29 AM
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Posted By jppe

Glad your doing better. I enjoyed riding the...

Glad your doing better. I enjoyed riding the Withlacoochee Trail when I was down there last spring.
01-13-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,785
Posted By jppe

Here is a FB post and photo of Earl riding with...

Here is a FB post and photo of Earl riding with Jens "Shut Up Legs" Voight. Jens was in town visiting a Trek store and who better to show him around other than Earl.


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01-12-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By jppe

I like the way you think. Good going for the...

I like the way you think. Good going for the miles you got in.

BTW my Mom passed away on January 12 three years ago, and my grandson was born on the exact same day. The circle of life!
01-12-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,785
Posted By jppe

RIP Buddy

I just saw where one of my really good cycling friends was hit by a vehicle and killed while out riding today in NC. He was an extraordinary rider. He probably rode more than 20,000 miles a year...
01-12-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,919
Posted By jppe

What Cycling Events or Trips Do You Have Planned for 2020?

I enjoy weeklong supported rides so I usually plan around those. I also enjoy riding in new areas. Plans are being made for this year and here’s the current thinking.

April- Natchez Trace Ride end...
01-12-20, 05:51 PM
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Posted By jppe

Beautiful day in NC.....sunny and blue...

Beautiful day in NC.....sunny and blue skies.....60 degree temperatures. I had to get out and bump up my average miles per ride. It had dropped to 80 miles per ride so got in another 100 miler with...
01-11-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,972
Posted By jppe

I use both types. Look Keo’s are lighter and I...

I use both types. Look Keo’s are lighter and I prefer lighter on road bikes. The gray cleats have plenty of float. They are a little more difficult to clip in but nothing significant after practice....
01-06-20, 06:55 AM
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Posted By jppe

That looks very inviting! The climbs don't appear...

That looks very inviting! The climbs don't appear to be too steep. Even some houses sprinkled in. Did you know that there's a bike leaning against the guardrail??? But it doesn't look like your Scott.
01-04-20, 07:49 PM
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Posted By jppe

We had planned to stop at a coffee shop next door...

We had planned to stop at a coffee shop next door to Bojangles but it was closed for New Years. I didn’t even go inside. But their Bo biscuits might have been okay????

I really dislike cold...
01-01-20, 05:23 PM
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Views: 308
Posted By jppe

Oh, last year I put twice the miles on my bike as...

Oh, last year I put twice the miles on my bike as I did my convertible which is mainly used to drive back and forth to the golf course 5 days a week....
12-31-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By jppe

Annual Ride Stats After Hip Replacement

Many of you recall that I had a nasty crash in August, 2018 while riding with my regular group. The ball on my femur was dislocated from the socket and broken cleanly off the femur. There wasn’t a...
12-29-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By jppe

Article on Strength Training

A decent article in Road Bike Rider on strength training for us wise and mature cyclists.

https://www.roadbikerider.com/ask-the-coach-strength-training-for-older-roadies/
12-27-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,292
Posted By jppe

Do You Ever Check Bolts on Your Bikes?

I was piddling with one of my bikes and noticed the handlebars needed straightening. I thought it was strange that it had gotten out of alignment. As I was loosening the stem bolts on the steerer...
12-25-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,707
Posted By jppe

Climbing this year has been “self limited” post...

Climbing this year has been “self limited” post hip replacement. I felt like getting more and more saddle time and letting the tissues fully recover was more important than straining the joint on...
12-24-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,499
Views: 475,574
Posted By jppe

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12-17-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By jppe

Birthday Ride With Local Legend!!

I had the pleasure of riding with a local legend and a few others from the High Point, NC area this weekend. He turned 82 years old last week and we rode 82 miles in honor of his birthday. He has...
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