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Old 05-15-20, 08:35 PM
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21 miles, sunny, hig 60s, maybe 70 degrees. Couldn't get a good rhythm going until the last 4 miles.
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Old 05-15-20, 09:19 PM
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21 miles, sunny, hig 60s, maybe 70 degrees. Couldn't get a good rhythm going until the last 4 miles.
hmmm, why is that do you think?
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Old 05-16-20, 07:29 AM
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Managed to get 20 miles in after work last night. Beautiful weather, mid 60's and light winds.
I didn't hydrate like I should have, had some cramping in my right calf. I have to be more proactive about that during the day.
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Old 05-16-20, 02:22 PM
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24 miles in absolutely drop dead gorgeous weather!
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22 miles in Townsend, Tn
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Old 05-16-20, 03:17 PM
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22 miles in Townsend, Tn


14 miles today..
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Old 05-16-20, 03:36 PM
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Just 25 mi today. Beautiful day though - sunny in the 70s, first ride this season in short sleeved jersey. Hooray. Can't wait for it to get a bit warmer for some nite rides.
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Old 05-16-20, 03:47 PM
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Almost did not go out today, but VERY GLAD I did. Had an awesome ride, young lady rode past me, with the best looking calf's I have ever seen. Bet she has MANY MILES on that biike
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Old 05-16-20, 04:23 PM
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From New Jersey?

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Live in New Jersey - guess i dont need to say more. I cant remember the last time I rode. Grrr wanted to go tonight but thunderstorm watch and a tornado.
Hello. I was born, and raised in the Great Garden. Went to Newark State College, and Middlesex County College.
Great place to grow up. I miss the place.
Take care during this pandemic.
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Old 05-16-20, 04:29 PM
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Only 10 miles in the afternoon heat on my Caddilac comfort bike, just tooling around today.
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Old 05-16-20, 07:41 PM
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102.6 miles with 3800í of climbing. I rode with some other riders for the first time in months. After doing a lot of 100+ mile solo rides, it was nice getting the advantages of riding with a group. We had 10 riders so it was a nice sized group. I have done several rides with most of the riders so I was comfortable riding with them. For two of the riders it was their first Century so it was fun helping them get to the finish. There werenít any long or steep hills so I only used the big ring.

The temperatures got warm after noon but it was okay as long as we were moving. A young kid handed us flavored ice pops out the window of a van while passing us which was both a surprise and a nice treat!!


Iím in the bright green jersey on the right.
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9 mile grocery run.
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Old 05-17-20, 09:54 AM
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First ride in a month. I could not handle all the pollen this year, so I just stayed indoors! No HRM today; no cyclometer, no watch even! I think I rode about 1.5 hours, JRA. No goals. No stress. Just turning the cranks. I did take the DeRosa. Man, what a sweet ride.

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Old 05-17-20, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by horatio View Post
First ride in a month. I could not handle all the pollen this year, so I just stayed indoors! No HRM today; no cyclometer, no watch even! I think I rode about 1.5 hours, JRA. No goals. No stress. Just turning the cranks. I did take the DeRosa. Man, what a sweet ride.

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Good for you! It was the worst pollen season ever!! But the spring flowers and foliage has been incredible!
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Old 05-17-20, 01:20 PM
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22 rolling miles today. Temps were perfect in low 70s when I started but they rose quickly and we got the first 80 degree temps this year and worse...first high humidly of the season.

I also didn't eat a proper breakfast (just cereal and coffee) and halfway through the ride had to eat my energy bar AND my Gel. At seventy you would have thought I had learned a thing or two...but I wanted to get out quickly before it got hot. LOOK 585 rode stellar though.
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Old 05-17-20, 02:12 PM
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10 miles on my little cutoff loop this morning, and just finished a 1 mile scout of my usual walking route, which is considerably hillier. Made it just fine, and will probably start doing some laps of that on occasion, to get some hill into these legs.
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Old 05-17-20, 04:23 PM
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Good for you! It was the worst pollen season ever!! But the spring flowers and foliage has been incredible!
But now itís time for the hundred degree heat indexes!
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Old 05-17-20, 05:40 PM
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you guys look pretty close to ea other
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Old 05-19-20, 01:17 PM
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My 14 mile ride again. Had a deer shoot across the path, second later she would have nailed me.
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Old 05-21-20, 10:59 AM
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This is my local MUP, I can see the trail from my porch. I also see a lot of the same people. It's a pleasant ride with associated wildlife

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Old 05-21-20, 11:08 AM
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25 miles Tuesday to the Rio Grande and back
15 on the bike path
20 miles down the river valley and back today
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Old 05-21-20, 06:01 PM
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Stayed indoors on account of this. Roads were very slick.

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In the low 90įF and got in a 63 mile ride today now 25 days out from my being run into by mama pig that left me with the cracked left scapula, ribs number 5 and 6 left side cracked and punctured lung with all healing nicely yet still tender.
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Thanks for the update. I think I may have cracked some ribs too, they are the last thing still bothering me. My road rash is all healed over and hip and shoulder swelling is gone. The last of the scab on my head fell off, I'm good 'cept for the old mc ribs. But they should be OK by the weekend, I'm hoping.
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Old 05-22-20, 07:59 PM
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Check out these two fellas on roller blades that came up behind us on Saturdayís ride for some free drafting. We were going down a gradual hill and probably going 21-22 mph. They were standing in a parking lot when we rode by not too far up the road and they managed to catch us. I was impressed! But no way Iíd be rollerblading shirtless in shorts!!

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