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Your Weekend Ride Reports -- July 13/14

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Your Weekend Ride Reports -- July 13/14

Old 07-13-19, 09:03 PM
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Your Weekend Ride Reports -- July 13/14

Wintery weekend here ... how's your weather? Tell us all about your cycling inside or out. Or your cross-training endeavours.
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Old 07-13-19, 09:22 PM
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Awesome ride today, for the most part anyway. 135k. Mostly flat. Weather started out cloudy, then some light rain that managed to get everything wet and create a nice paste of dirt to grind the drive train. Then sun came out and it was a brilliant day. All in all no complaints.
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Review ... (Distances include cycling + walking + a bit of rowing)
Mar-15 … 489.8 km (304.3 miles) = 38 hours 4 min
Apr-15 … 491.94 km (305.6 miles) = 43 hours 6 min
May-15 … 361.81 km (224.8 miles) = 35 hours 50 min
Jun-15 … 569.53 km (353.9 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
Jul-15 … 230.7 km (143.35 miles) = 32 hours 45 min
Aug-15 … 211.3 km (131.3 miles) = 28 hours 8 min
Sep-15 … 306.7 km (190.6 miles) = 35 hour 2 min
Oct-15 … 441.82 km (274.5 miles) = 47 hours 43 min
Nov-15 … 660.21 km (410.23 miles) = 60 hours 41 min
Dec-15 … 499.91 km (282.8 miles) = 54 hours 56 min
Jan-16 … 864.79 km (537.35 miles) = 65 hours 36 min
Feb-16 … 470.53 km (292.4 miles) = 40 hours 39 min
Mar-16 … 917.73 km (570.2 miles) = 66 hours 13 min
Apr-16 … 417.83 km (259.6 miles) = 40 hours 23 min
May-16 … 267.09 km (165.9 miles) = 36 hours 10 min
Jun-16 … 552.1 km (343 miles) = 54 hours 48 min
Jul-16 … 709 km (440.5 miles) = 60 hours 41 minutes
Aug-16 … 775.9 km (482.1 miles) = 54 hours 52 minutes
Sep-16 … 371.3 km (230.7 miles) = 32 hours 20 min
Oct-16 … 649 km (403.3 miles) = 49 hours 46 min
Nov-16 … 403 km (250.4 miles) = 52 hours 16 min
Dec-16 … 511.05 km (317.55 miles) = 52 hours 2 min
Jan-17 … 741.9 km (461.0 miles) = 70 hours 3 min
Feb-17 … 600.5 km (373.1 miles) = 57 hours 30 min
Mar-17 … 1113.2 km (691.7 miles) = 78 hours 25 min
Apr-17 … 1181.9 km (734.4 miles) = 76 hours 45 min
May-17 … 426.6 km (265.1 miles) = 39 hours 21 min
Jun-17 … 575.7 km (357.7 miles) = 41 hours 53 min
Jul-17 … 714 km (443.7 miles) = 52 hours 23 min
Aug-17 … 475.8 km (295.6 miles) = 38 hours 41 min
Sep-17 … 455.5 km (283 miles) = 41 hours 25 min
Oct-17 … 647.1 km (402.1 miles) = 57 hours 19 min
Nov-17 … 427.0 km (265.3 miles) = 50 hours 4 min
Dec-17 … 553.5 km (343.9 miles) = 52 hours 12 min
Jan-18 … 590.2 km (366.7 miles) = 57 hours 49 min
Feb-18 … 826.9 km (513.8 miles) = 57 hours 35 min
Mar-18 … 582.01 km (361.6 miles) = 50 hours 11 min
Apr-18 … 176.23 km (109.5 miles) = 29 hours 47 min
May -18 … 167.6 km (104.1 miles) = 29 hours 08 min
June-18 … 349.9 km (217.4 miles) = 36 hours 58 minutes
July-18 ... 324.2 km (201.5 miles) = 24 hours 26 minutes
Aug-18 ... 210.1 km (130.6 miles) = 25 hours 59 minutes
Sep-18 ... 261.7 km (162.6 miles) = 25 hours 11 minutes
Oct-18 ... 230.8 km (143.4 miles) = 30 hours 15 minutes
Nov-18 ... 216.8 km (134.7 miles) = 30 hours 3 minutes
Dec-18 ... 285.2 km (177.2 miles) = 37 hours 49 minutes
Jan-19 ... 241.6 km (150.1 miles) = 27 hours 2 minutes
Feb-19 ... 175.5 km (109 miles) = 19 hours 8 minutes
Mar-19 ... 170.3 km (105.8 miles) = 28 hours 21 minutes
Apr-19 ... 160.3 km (99.6 miles) = 25 hours 4 minutes
May-19 ... 164.0 km (101.9 miles) = 29 hours 10 minutes
Jun-19 ... 246.2 km (153 miles) = 25 hours 40 minutes

Goal: More than June!!
Monday, 1 July 2019 … 2.2 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 16 flights of stairs
Tuesday, 2 July 2019 … 4.3 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 8 flights of stairs
Wednesday, 3 July 2019 … 6.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 6 flights of stairs
Thursday, 4 July 2019 … 6.2 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 6 flights of stairs
Friday, 5 July 2019 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Saturday, 6 July 2019 … 0.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Sunday, 7 July 2019 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs

Monday, 8 July 2019 … 3.1 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 2.5 km rowing + 6 flights of stairs
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 … 1.8 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 2.8 km rowing + 5 flights of stairs
Thursday, 11 July 2019 … 3.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 3.2 km rowing + 4 flights of stairs
Friday, 12 July 2019 … 2.5 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 4 flights of stairs
Saturday, 13 July 2019 … 2.6 km walking + 1.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Sunday, 14 July 2019 … 3.6 km walking + 9.0 km cycling + 3.3 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs


2019 Monthly July
Walking Distance (km): 38.3
Walking Time (min): 474.0
Cycling Distance (km): 10.0
Cycling Time (min): 34.2
Flights Stairs Climbed Number: 55.0
Flights Stairs Climbed Time (min): 44.0
Rowing Distance (km): 11.8
Rowing Time (min): 77.0


Totals
Total Distance (km): 60.1
Total Distance (miles): 37.4
Total Time (min): 629.2
Total Time (hr): 10:29:09


It's winter here in Tasmania, AU so there hasn't been much cycling. But we're enjoying watching the Tour de France. We rode our trainers for 30 minutes while watching the end of Saturday's stage!!
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Saturday - 50 miles on the wonderful Davidson. Did several pseudo-sprints during the ride with one go for broke one that was too slow, sigh. Good pace for the distance considering everything. I always enjoy my time on this bike.



Sunday - Another 50 miler but with the legs still a bit tired I decided to punish them more and headed up one mountain for a short climb. Stopped a few times to take pictures. This was the first ride on the Paletti since putting on a new set of Zonda wheels. The wheels made it feel much more responsive despite my tired legs.









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Big whoop-de-doo club ride from the sports store sponsor.

Pre & post ride food & even beer!

Managed to hang with the fast group (of three) so maybe the price for my slacking is not too high.

55, 3,100' hot, no water stops.

The guy in the front is over 70.

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Old 07-14-19, 09:28 PM
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The Upper Midwest is heatin' up, and I'm recovering from a little injury...so no big miles this weekend. I did get to test out my new aero road bars, which are pretty awesome!

Friday: Easy ride to see how everything was feeling...30.5 miles, 1,289'.

Saturday: Tried to hammer a bit on a favorite short loop around southeastern Minnesota. The climb was sluggish and I wimped out a bit on the descent; it was nowhere near my best solo time on the course, but I was happy with the very reasonable 18.2 MPH average. 25.3 miles, 1,010'. I stopped for pictures...


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67 miles with approx 1200 ft climbing. Haven't been riding much for the last few weeks due to other commitments so felt it pretty good when I got home. Nice to get in a decent length ride.
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Saturday did my usual Picnic to Davis Is. ride for 42 miles. Sunday I rode to Weedon Is. and back with a few extra miles for another 42 miles. Brutally hot right now.
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18 miles Friday (well, 24 if I count 6 mile commute to and from physical therapy), mostly testing out new Wahoo sensors on one road bike. Seemed to work.

And nearly an unintentional metric century Sunday, 60+ miles total. I set out only to ride to a friend's home to deliver a birthday card (I got the date wrong, again!, and didn't have time to mail it). It would have been a leisurely 14 mile round trip.

But I stopped by the trailhead to refill my water bottles, bumped into some friends I hadn't seen for awhile, and we did another 50 miles. Fun, but I'm pooped today. Those guys are stronger than I am, and we were on their home roller coaster turf, a route with lots of short, steep, punchy climbs.

It's interesting watching how differently people tackle climbs. One friend is a somewhat big guy, 6' and around 185 lbs and in good shape. The other is around my weight, 150 lbs and a little shorter. The bigger guy climbs out of the saddle a lot, mashes instead of spinning, alternately doing a ragged cadence around 40 rpm and coasting, and doesn't seem to get tired. He's done a zillion century rides, including in 100+F summer heat, so his style works for him. He also owns or owned a lot of local KOMs from 6-8 years ago when he was actively chasing Strava stuff. If I had his engine I'd be doing masters racing.

The smaller guy mostly spins but also climbs out of the saddle some. His cadence is unlike anything else I've seen, other, perhaps, than Jacques Anquetil. He prefers full leg extension, almost straight, and has a smooth pedaling style. He has a ton of KOMs and top tens everywhere he rides, and seems to get stronger all the time despite being in his 50s.

I prefer to sit and spin, and keep up pretty well although it's more aerobically demanding. I practice standing to climb on my own, but it always wears me down quicker. I've been dropped on some group rides when I made the mistake of cooking my thighs too quickly by standing to climb. If I sit and spin even if I get out of breath I can recover quicker and catch up.
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Yesterday (7-14) 67 miles 106f in places. 7.25 large bottles in, only sweat out.

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