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Old 09-19-19, 07:44 PM
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The past two times I rode the new bike I had good results. I've ridden this same section of the trail more than 100 times over the past few years. Today I averaged .4 mph higher than I ever have at the same effort level as measured by heart rate. 75% is 137 bpm for me. I am baffled because it isn't me. I guess the new bike has me in a more aero position despite my dislike of the compact bars. Also the 52 chain ring vs the 50 on the old bike helps my top end. Whatever the reason I am excited and like the bike.


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Despite the new bike I can't average 30 mph for 1 mile.
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Old 09-19-19, 07:49 PM
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Party pooper.
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Is that a tire on the rear wheel, or just an extra layer of rim tape?!
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Nope
A cold PBR tall boy after a cross race with a fat bike? Missing out.
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But I must say, at least the potty training is in a good place, she’s on a predictable schedule and no longes voids wherever the hell she feels like it.
That's great !!
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Old 09-19-19, 08:23 PM
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Kudos.

Our rides are not really races but we sometimes get competitve on long climbs. On yesterday's ride we had a really long, tough climb early on. I know the climb well and paced myself and did not worry that the rabbits were out in front. Toward the end I put on the afterburners and cruised past the guys who went hard too early. That didn't suck.
Agreed. On the rare occasion when I can do that, it does not suck.
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Old 09-20-19, 06:56 AM
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Purty. Needs more air in the tubs though.
What the point? They won’t hold it for more than s few hours.
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Old 09-20-19, 07:01 AM
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A cold PBR tall boy after a cross race with a fat bike? Missing out.
Prolly
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Old 09-20-19, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by DougRNS View Post
Despite the new bike I can't average 30 mph for 1 mile.
I like to think I'm reasonable quick for someone in their mid 50's, but I'm not sure I could 30 mph for 10 sec. without a hill or very nice tail wind.
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Old 09-20-19, 08:27 AM
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Had a fun group ride last night, but was hit with the realization that my Wed night group rides are almost done for the year. Bummer as I feel like I'm finally rounding in to decent shape. Last night, I was feeling particularly cheeky and decided to ride off the front a mile out from a hotly contested city sign. Covered the mile in under 2 min, which is probably my fastest flat mile, but was still picked off by a guy who had a great leadout. One of these days I'll hold 'em off.
Here a bit east and a bit south of you, my solo week day rides are almost done for the year too. It's beat the clock to get a ride in before full darkness. Don't mind, actually prefer riding at twilight, but not a fan of riding at full darkness.

"Rounding in to decent shape" seems to be a northern biker thing. We tend to spend 8 months getting into shape only to loose it in 4 months, rinse and repeat. I did some limited interval training on an indoor bike last year that kept some of the edge, but there is nothing like actually seat time.
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After beautiful days and pleasantly cool nights, most of the week it's supposed to get hot this weekend. 90 by Sunday. AccuWeather is forecasting an unseasonably warm October. Hoping to get in a couple of long weekend tours if that comes true. Maybe as soon as next weekend.
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Old 09-20-19, 10:08 AM
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I wonder if Velo Vol still follows us. If so, check this out:

https://vista.today/2019/09/wcus-gol...395e-274989037

I am trying to paste the actual picture from the link but not working. That's Hannah on the right. Her Marching Band won some important trophy.

See below for picture.
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Old 09-20-19, 10:11 AM
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West Chester University’s “Incomparable” Golden Rams Marching Band is the first Division II school band ever to be presented with the prestigious Sudler Trophy by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.


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Old 09-20-19, 10:53 AM
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That’s Hannah on the right. Her Marching Band won some important trophy.
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Congeniality award?
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West Chester University’s “Incomparable” Golden Rams Marching Band is the first Division II school band ever to be presented with the prestigious Sudler Trophy by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

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Old 09-20-19, 10:56 AM
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Congeniality award?
She could win for crankiest daughter, but not this time.
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West Chester University’s “Incomparable” Golden Rams Marching Band is the first Division II school band ever to be presented with the prestigious Sudler Trophy by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.


The amount of time and commitment that even non-award winning marching bands put in is astonishing based upon my son's involvement last year. Multiple weeks of 20-40 hours of practicing during the summer and then after school. I suspect your (assumed) daughter's was even greater.
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I wonder if Velo Vol still follows us. If so, check this out:

https://vista.today/2019/09/wcus-gol...395e-274989037

I am trying to paste the actual picture from the link but not working. That's Hannah on the right. Her Marching Band won some important trophy.

See below for picture.
Very nice! Congrats!
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She could win for crankiest daughter, but not this time.
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Define sad: 9 y.o. girl killed when she crashes her bike and a brake handle severs an artery in her neck--on her birthday:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...151513990.html
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Define sad: 9 y.o. girl killed when she crashes her bike and a brake handle severs an artery in her neck--on her birthday:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...151513990.html
Ugh. Not even going to click the link. If that happened to one of my children, I don't know what I'd do.
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Despite the new bike I can't average 30 mph for 1 mile.
Psssh. That guy prolly conveniently forgot a 25mph tailwind or something.
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Old 09-20-19, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SwtBadger View Post
Here a bit east and a bit south of you, my solo week day rides are almost done for the year too. It's beat the clock to get a ride in before full darkness. Don't mind, actually prefer riding at twilight, but not a fan of riding at full darkness.

"Rounding in to decent shape" seems to be a northern biker thing. We tend to spend 8 months getting into shape only to loose it in 4 months, rinse and repeat. I did some limited interval training on an indoor bike last year that kept some of the edge, but there is nothing like actually seat time.
This year felt like it was a learning experience. #1 takeaway for me: don't let the batteries in the bathroom scale die over the winter. I like food and having that accountability helps. I'll definitely see some trainer time this winter, but it'll be more about managing the weight, rather than the power.
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Ugh. Not even going to click the link. If that happened to one of my children, I don't know what I'd do.
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