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Old 03-02-20, 03:50 PM
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Second (outdoor) ride of 2020



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Old 03-02-20, 04:02 PM
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With limited time, but sunny - I decided 1200’ of climbing was a good goal. 3 reps on the hill. The Falcon is a better climber, 17 years younger than Bottecchia! What 69yo cyclist WASN’T a better climber 17 yrs ago? Tubing differences, too.



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Old 03-04-20, 05:57 PM
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Sunny in Seattle? Must be a mistake.

Still ‘hill testing’ the fleet with short rides after winter maintenance performed by me.
What is hill testing?, (you ask). Well it’s making sure the brakes get you down safely and returning up to base, that your small/big can be mashed OOS (out of saddle) without going into the spokes.

I especially appreciated the well worn Madi Gras beads around the neighbor’s piggy statues. Missed that party.
Maybe leftover from Lunar NY.




Something about Italians and vineyards

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Old 03-04-20, 07:28 PM
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I went out in the shop for my day's intervals on my resistance rollers, only to be totally shocked. I went out to check the mail first, and it was sunny! Back inside, changed into my outdoor togs and did my FTP intervals on the road. So much more fun, though just as hard. Only 18 miles and 500' but I did what I had to do. Temperatures were in the upper 40s and didn't even need a jacket. Only 5s off my 2016 PR for the Lowell Hill, too. Not bad for March.
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Old 03-04-20, 09:13 PM
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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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Old 03-06-20, 03:29 AM
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100 miles this week thus far, and still have a few days left. New ebike has been a complete joy to ride, and still really, really motivating even after a year. Now riding mostly on the gravel roads, with the exception of a group 20 mile ride on city/suburban roads yesterday. As long as the days are nice, I'm out on my bike. Now just waiting for the trees to start budding out for Spring.


Midway through a midweek gravel road ride.

Been getting a lotta rain this winter. This is a low water bridge crossed on a recent 40 mile ride.


Wonder what Kenkayak would think of his thread now being 1000 pages. Anyone know how he's doing?

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Old 03-06-20, 04:55 PM
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Took out the new beater/gravel grinder for a shakedown this morning. That was nice riding on 700c wheels over gravel.
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Old 03-07-20, 04:49 PM
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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 accumulate 3000’ of climbing. Plus it’s always a treat to grab lunch at Shiloh General Store.



A favorite stretch

Nice woody section along a creek

Alright!!!

Homemade Amish bread!

Today’s ride

Spring!

A nice long dirt section along a ridge
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Old 03-07-20, 04:53 PM
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Took out the new beater/gravel grinder for a shakedown this morning. That was nice riding on 700c wheels over gravel.
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Nice! A lot of our NC gravel roads have really chunky gravel. It can be pretty bumpy.
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Old 03-07-20, 05:04 PM
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No, but I did put together my 4 yr old grandson’s first bike so I can start teaching him to ride tomorrow!

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Old 03-08-20, 03:22 PM
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Woke up to this. v v v v Spent the next hour shoveling snow and that's when the skies cleared. Sunny but a frigid -29 C (-20 F). Took the 970 out for a spin and also tested out a pair of recently acquired Sturmfist gloves.



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Old 03-08-20, 07:02 PM
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I managed to get in almost 36 miles on the C&O today, my longest ride since getting back on a bike this Dec after a 23 year hiatus. I rode from Brunswick just past Shepherdstown and back. Looks like I should be able to make it to about Snyder's Landing next sunday. Between running and cycling I managed over 7 hours of aerobic exercise this week. I'm very pleased with that and plan to build up more and more.

Earlier this week I swapped out the stock 90mm/7deg rise stem for a 90mm/35deg stem and from the stock 40cm regular drop bars to some 42cm specialized hover road bars. The bars are a compact drop and elevate the tops 15mm. When I first bought the bike I knew I couldn't ride with the stem low like I had back in the 80s/90s so I got a smaller frame than I would've bought back then so it'd have a shorter top tube. Also, the thing has a bunch of spacers so it was much, much higher than I used to use. All the arthritis in my neck is probably partly due to my old bike setups. With the new setup riding on the brake hoods felt pretty good and I spent most of today's ride there. The shallow drop feels pretty weird and may not have a lot of utility but the jury is still out. I was able to lift my head up and down after today's ride so that's a huge improvement over my previous 2 longest rides. It sure looks like an "old man" setup now.
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After yesterday’s 40 mile gravel ride I rode 61 miles on the road bike today. Another great day to be out riding.
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No pretty pictures, but yes I did ride today, thank you very much.

Took a Killer V I picked up a couple weeks ago through tune-up and adjustments and took it out for a quick shakedown.
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Another gravel of a morning. Fun as always.
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Old 03-13-20, 06:35 AM
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Forgive me Father for I have sinned. It's been 8 days since my last ride and three weeks since my last confession.

But I did get a ride in last night at dusk, 19.7 miles, some of my favorite hills.

I felt something crawling down my forehead and I was like what the heck is that? A single rolling bead of sweat, which I haven't felt since last fall. I get a cloud of vapor around me in winter but not sweat. I guess winter's over.
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Friday the 13th ride this morning:
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77 miles with 4300’ of hills. Rode over to the in-laws to celebrate my mother in laws 88th birthday.





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Old 03-14-20, 05:40 PM
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Are you sure you're 50+? If you're 49 identifying as an old guy....we will out you!
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This evening, to the greenway, then carry the bike up the trail a ways, then reverse course, carry it back down and head for home. Lovely, trees showing hints of budding, 68F.

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Old 03-16-20, 06:57 AM
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Yesterday's quick ride.

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They cleaned out the local market..... well I use the word ‘clean’ loosely.

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Great looking bike Wildwood!
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Yippee for jppe. Looks like your back strong than ever after your fall.

Congratulations. What did it for you?
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Yeah..... in my garage. lol
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