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Old 08-12-20, 10:49 AM
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August Goal 125 miles
8-01 6.5
8-02 6.5
8-03 7.1
8-04 6.5
8-05 6.0
8-06 6.2
8-07 9.0
8-08 7.3
8-09 8.3
8-10 8.2
8-11 10.2
8-12 6.6

mtd 88.4
ytd 1143.2
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Goal for August - 700 miles

Note: these are August dates and should have started with 8 instead of 7. I’m still learning my months, peeps, so bear with me.

7/01 - 18
7/02 - 62
7/03 - 43
7/04 - 51
7/05 - 51
7/06 - 38
7/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
8/09 - 43
8/12 - 58

MTD - 464


Back in the FL heat. The miles come easier if you get out early.
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Coming in late...

Goal: 100 miles

08/01 - 0 miles
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08/09 - 3
08/10 - 5
08/11 - 6
08/12 - 6
08/13 - 5 (split morning and afternoon)
08/14 - 6 (biking with a 20lb backpack is draining - but the groceries were needed!)
08/18 - 6 (Took three days off for back pain and weather. Today's ride felt good. Shaved 5 minutes off my route - getting better at attacking hills)
08/19 - 10 (first 10 mile ride, first 1+ hour ride)
08/20 - 4 (quick zip around town)
08/23 - 12
08/24 - 9 (nice and easy ride - just trying to get decent miles to hit my goal)
08/25 - 8 (finally feeling confident I'll hit my goal)
08/26 - 7
08/28 - 7
08/30 - 12
08/31 - 8

MTD: 114
Time: 11:53
Elevation: 4534 ft

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08/10
Just got my bike this weekend so I'm coming in late but I'm setting a 100 mile goal for the remainder of the month. I'm averaging about 5 miles a day this week so it seems reasonable even accounting for a few days off.

I'm looking forward to longer rides as I get more comfortable with hills and shifting gears. My first ride I just kind of winged it and hoped for the best. Only took about 15 minutes to have my chain fall off. But a few youtube videos and a couple more rides later, and this morning's ride was so much easier getting into a proper gear for the hills. I think I should be able to start extending the morning rides to ~10 miles pretty quickly.

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Old 08-12-20, 02:20 PM
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8/3 - 12.2 miles
8/4 - 13.2
8/5 - 14.2
8/6 - 15.2
8/7 - 16.1
8/9 - 18.9
8/10 - 20.4
8/11 - 22.4
8/12 - 24.2

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MTD: 146.8 miles
GOAL: 400 miles


I may need a break tomorrow. It's hotter and humid-er.
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8/1 - 14.4 mi
8/5 - 20.1 mi
8/6 - 20 mi
8/8 - 24.7 mi
8/9- 12 mi
8/11- 31.2 mi
8/12- 23.3 mi

MTD- 146 mi
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8/6 - 2.55
8/7 - 17.36
8/8 - 2.86
8/10 - 3.38
8/12 - 20.22
mtd: 46.37
ytd: 758.32
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2 1/2 hr mtb night ride with a dope sunset


MTD
  • 166.7mi
  • 11h 21m
  • 9,495ft
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Old 08-13-20, 06:16 AM
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Aug Goal: 350

Aug 2: 20
Aug 4: 15
Aug 5: 15
Aug 6: 15
Aug 7: 15
Aug 8: 20
Aug 9: 19
Aug 11: 17
Aug 13: 17

MTD: 155
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August Goal 125 miles(now is 200)

8-01 6.5
8-02 6.5
8-03 7.1
8-04 6.5
8-05 6.0
8-06 6.2
8-07 9.0
8-08 7.3
8-09 8.3
8-10 8.2
8-11 10.2
8-12 6.6
8-13 12.1

mtd 100.5
ytd 1155.3

Mini Goals

I started out this morning knowing what I needed to break 100 for the month before the 15th .
The weatherman is predicting rain the next two days , so I if I was going to meet my mini goal , today was the day .
I started an hour earlier than I usually do.
And I rode my Schwinn Crisscross that I made some changes to yesterday, primarily gearing and smaller tires .
I think it made the difference.


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Old 08-13-20, 08:00 AM
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August goal: 300 miles

August 1 - 10.6 miles
August 4 - 26.2 miles
August 5- 12.8 miles

August 7 - 15.6 miles
August 8 - 15.9 miles
August 9 - 15.4 miles
August 10 - 14.5 miles
August 11 - 14.1 miles
August 12 - 16.6 miles

August to date: 141.8 miles

2020 to date: 1688.7 miles

2020 goal: 2100 miles

All my miles are outdoor miles, on a 2011 Fuji Absolute 3.0 unless otherwise noted.
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Old 08-13-20, 08:25 AM
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8/1 - 42 miles
8/2 - 44
8/3 - 50
8/4 - 45
8/5 - 44
8/6 - 42
8/7 - 33
8/8 - 43
8/9 - 40
8/10 - 43
8/11 - 40
8/12 - 36

MTD: 502
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Old 08-13-20, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by cyclist2000 View Post
Goal: 1000 miles

8/1 - 42 miles
8/2 - 44
8/3 - 50
8/4 - 45
8/5 - 44
8/6 - 42
8/7 - 33
8/8 - 43
8/9 - 40
8/10 - 43
8/11 - 40
8/12 - 36

MTD: 502
I checked out your bike pictures . Nice collection of bikes !
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Old 08-13-20, 10:08 AM
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I checked out your bike pictures . Nice collection of bikes !
Thanks. I've been adding to them for a long time.
The red Waterford died recently (cracked frame)
But I just got a used replacement frame yesterday


This a a carbon and Titanium Serotta. I am building it up with the gear from one of my other bikes but I haven't decided which yet. It needs a new fork, there was a hairline crack on the fork tip. I think it looks nice so far.
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Old 08-13-20, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by jsigone View Post
2 1/2 hr mtb night ride with a dope sunset


MTD
  • 166.7mi
  • 11h 21m
  • 9,495ft
And your rear tire is on fiya!
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08/01 - 14.1 miles
08/02 - 30.2 miles
08/03 - 30.1 miles
08/04 - 28.1 miles
08/05 - 25.0 miles
08/06 - 15.2 miles
08/07 - 16.8 miles
08/08 - 15.4 miles
08/09 - 30.8 miles
08/10 - 17.0 miles
08/11 - 16.9 miles
08/12 - 16.9 miles

MTD: 256.7 miles
GOAL: 750 miles

I need to step it up if I'm going to make my goal. Not enjoying the heat.
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Goal for August - 700 miles

8/01 - 18
8/02 - 62
8/03 - 43
8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
8/09 - 43
8/12 - 58
8/13 - 43

MTD - 507


Today's ride was in memory of my Dad, who would have turned 90 today. Love you Dad.
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I need to step it up if I'm going to make my goal. Not enjoying the heat.
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8/3 - 12.2 miles
8/4 - 13.2
8/5 - 14.2
8/6 - 15.2
8/7 - 16.1
8/9 - 18.9
8/10 - 20.4
8/11 - 22.4
8/12 - 24.2
8/13 - 27.6

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MTD: 184.4 miles
GOAL: 400 miles

Wasn't feeling up to another hill-climb today, so I took PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) and added a few miles as penance. Yesterday I broke a spoke on the Tarmac's rear wheel (which explains why I couldn't get over 25 mph on the way down; I was dragging a brake pad and didn't know it), so that bike will be off the road for a while, bike shops around here are either closed or not taking in new work because they're swamped. Considered fixing it myself, I found a guy on ebay who will sell me the right spoke for $10, but wants $65 to ship it from Italy, and a guy on ebay who has a whole Ultegra wheel for $69 with free shipping, trouble is, he said it's a front wheel, which would do me no good, but the pictures show a rear wheel, which would be fine. I asked for clarification. Oh, while typing this, he responded and said it's a rear wheel, so if I can't find a shop to do it today, I may invest in a spare wheel.
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8-1. 16.50 miles
8-4. 16.53 miles
8-6. 11.50 miles
8-8. 31.20 miles
8-11. 20.41 miles
8-13. 18.25 miles

goal. 170.01 miles
mdt. 114.39 miles
ytd. 944.38 miles

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08/02 - 29.8 miles
08/04 - 34.4
08/05 - 14.9
08/07 - 71.9
08/08 - 37.0
08/10 - 16.4
08/11 - 37.8
08/13 - 68.5 Hard day. Had difficulty drinking and short on energy although I did almost meet my hydration quota by the end. Thought I would feel better with it being the second week at around seventy miles but not at all. I guess I will exercise patience and see next week or just wait for cooler weather.


MTD - 310.7 miles
GOAL: 500 miles
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August 1 - 10.6 miles
August 4 - 26.2 miles
August 5- 12.8 miles

August 7 - 15.6 miles
August 8 - 15.9 miles
August 9 - 15.4 miles
August 10 - 14.5 miles
August 11 - 14.1 miles
August 12 - 16.6 miles
August 13 - 12.4 miles

August to date: 154.2 miles

2020 to date: 1701.1 miles

2020 goal: 2100 miles

All my miles are outdoor miles, on a 2011 Fuji Absolute 3.0 unless otherwise noted.
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8/6 - 42
8/7 - 33
8/8 - 43
8/9 - 40
8/10 - 43
8/11 - 40
8/12 - 36
8/13 - 41

MTD: 543
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Aug Goal: 350

Aug 2: 20
Aug 4: 15
Aug 5: 15
Aug 6: 15
Aug 7: 15
Aug 8: 20
Aug 9: 19
Aug 11: 17
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8-01 6.5
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8-03 7.1
8-04 6.5
8-05 6.0
8-06 6.2
8-07 9.0
8-08 7.3
8-09 8.3
8-10 8.2
8-11 10.2
8-12 6.6
8-13 12.1
8-14 6.5

mtd 107.0
ytd 1161.8

A sprinkle this morning then it cleared enough to get in a ride . T-storms starting up after lunchtime.
Got to fit them in when you can , at least it was cloudy.

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8/04 - 51
8/05 - 51
8/06 - 38
8/07 - 47
8/08 - 53
8/09 - 43
8/12 - 58
8/13 - 43
8/14 - 57

MTD - 564
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