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Old 01-01-20, 09:39 AM
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Happy New Year! Make it a good one both on and off your bikes.

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Happy New Year to all.

I got a not so nice surprise when I went to use my glucose meter to test my blood sugar... damn thing wouldn't turn on. Turns out it was a battery issue so thank goodness our local grocery had the batteries.

My youngest son who is nine helped make my coffee this morning, and did well.

This year I plan to put more miles on the bike.
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Strava Challenge: 2019 Rapha Festive 500 (500km between 12/24 -12/31)

My fifth year of doing the Festive. For whatever reason, I had done it in 6 rides the past two years, meaning each ride averaged over 52 miles (and was actually closer to 60, as I would have at least one short "recovery" in there) and I would be just demolished after the week was over. So this year, I thought, "I'll just do doubles." I did four days of two rides, with singles on Xmas Day and New Year's Eve. It worked out remarkably well. I had just a single ride over 32 miles long, so I was in the saddle for more than 2 hours just once. Kept elevation to a minimum, which is just how I like it.

316.1 miles (508.7km) 9,151ft^ (2,789m) 18h30m

Which works out to a wondrous average of 31.6 miles with 915ft per ride, just a hair over a 17mph average. A whole lot more manageable than the 80-100 milers I was stuffing in in past years. Never had to be too far from the house, didn't have to engage in any day-long wind battles. Only had one ride where I questioned my own existence and my purpose in the universe. So overall, pretty good!
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Strava Challenge: 2019 Rapha Festive 500 (500km between 12/24 -12/31)
. Only had one ride where I questioned my own existence and my purpose in the universe. So overall, pretty good!
ROFL. If you arenít questioning youíre existence, whatís the point of doing the Festive?

Well done just the same. Between 12/24 and 12/31 I did all of 20.5 miles in just one ride yesterday. Too cold to ride in Idaho and I donít have a bike up there (yet).
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I mean, Happy 2020
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I have yet to ride my bike this year.....
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finally got in some miles today https://www.strava.com/activities/30...DwSSTArnXWsGUI Dang am I out of shape.

Good news no soreness in the buttock or nether region so the new saddle was the correct choice.
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Just had reflexology done to my feet. Man do they ever feel better.
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Borked another rear wheel on my Ritchey some weeks back-- ran over something big enough that-- and follow me here-- it dented the rim bed, and hit hard enough to crack the wheel around two of the spoke holes, but didn't damage the tire in any way.

Finally got around to ordering a replacement hoop (backup wheelset makes for laziness) and took it in to my wheel guy to get it re-laced. As it had around 19,000 miles on it and had been re-laced once before, I ended up with new bearings, spokes, nipples, and of course the hoop.

The freehub was switched from Shimano to SRAM xD around 12,000 miles ago and is still completely smooth, much to my amazement. My rear wheel is a bonafide Ship of Theseus by this point.

I went ahead and retired the wheel in my Strava gear and put in a new entry. It's pretty much a whole new thing.
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DrIsotope so how long are you on the panda machine for?
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She just had her second birthday at the end of last year, I'm knocking on the door of 12,000 miles, and stuff is starting to wear out. I've got near enough to 10k miles on my shifter cables, and recognize that I'm flirting with disaster. Headset bearings probably this year as well. Back tire is crossing 3k miles.

I'm not saying that internal cabling is a sure promoter of laziness, but I'm gonna blame it nonetheless.
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you seem to have way better luck at tire life than I do. My roads must be made of sand paper!!
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Well, luck is conditional-- for me, tires only come in two varieties: those that last until threads are showing, or those that catastrophically fail within the first handful of rides. I lost five tires in 2019. One was a Pirelli Cinturato Velo with ninety miles on it. Lost a Giant Gavia with around 900, and a Hutchinson Overide with less than 600. OH, and a Vittoria Terreno Zero that I think I got 5 or 6 rides before it got cut.

Other side of the coin, I had another Gavia, mounted on the front, go something like 6,800 miles. It still looked okay, mostly.
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