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packitin 08-16-21 07:26 AM

2.5 miles on a flat greenway about a mile from my house. (I'll be 83 in a week)

ofajen 08-16-21 11:41 AM

Managed to give myself a week or so off the bike by taking a low speed tumble at an intersection on Saturday. But no fractures! 👍

Otto

one4smoke 08-16-21 10:12 PM

21 miles on a nice Nashville evening.

ultrarider7 08-17-21 06:01 AM

50 miles on a hot, windy afternoon.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7520d9284a.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...be99476811.jpg

Troul 08-17-21 06:14 AM

30 Miles O.D. Hit by a sprinklers bad timing.

diphthong 08-17-21 10:29 AM

22-spot. decent views. semi-low traffic this morn. brand new pavé entire stretch.

https://www.strava.com/activities/5807839527

kahn 08-17-21 03:31 PM

My pretty standard 15.5 loop with 600 gain. Gray day. But before the ride I needed to harvest.... Both activities cause too much neck craning.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dd28a82930.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...01e0020a75.jpg

Dinghy 08-17-21 04:51 PM

Just a quick 18.4mi. Checking the shifting on the new chain I put on this morning.

jaxgtr 08-17-21 06:18 PM

27 mile and 2k of climbing on the trainer during a meeting I was forced to attend but had no interest in.

jaxgtr 08-17-21 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22188588)
My pretty standard 15.5 loop with 600 gain. Gray day. But before the ride I needed to harvest.... Both activities cause too much neck craning.

Are those some sort of freaky large blueberries?

Troul 08-17-21 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22188778)
Are those some sort of freaky large blueberries?

looks like SClub Globe Seeded Grapes

Technium92 08-17-21 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 19078057)
I rode 20-30 miles three times this week when I intended to ride only around the block to check some cantilever brake adjustments. Got warmed up, didn't want to stop, kept going.

I'm planning to ride a solo century before the end of the year. Apparently I need to trick myself. So I'm gonna plan on riding 20-30 miles. Then I'll just sorta accidentally stumble into 100 miles.

Just remember to bring a little extra fuel to stumble into when you get hungry and double check for a few fountains or easy stops for bottle fills. Enjoy!

I rode 30 miles today. Glad to be out there.

Troul 08-18-21 03:51 AM

before 5:00, 25 Miles O.D.

kahn 08-18-21 08:09 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22188788)
looks like SClub Globe Seeded Grapes

They are Italian Plums/Prunes. They grow on trees not shrubs or vines or bushes.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6f31e2c763.jpg

diphthong 08-18-21 11:08 PM

out of town 20-spot

https://www.strava.com/activities/5813802290

Troul 08-19-21 03:57 AM

moist 30 Miles O.D.

The Chemist 08-19-21 06:39 AM

47km lunchtime ride.

https://www.strava.com/activities/5816307120

Broctoon 08-19-21 01:29 PM

Yesterday I joined a 22 mile group ride, same as every Wednesday.

Lately I've been working on drafting and also just pushing myself harder so I can hopefully keep up with the faster guys. It worked last week--I was able to come in with the best of them, and our average speed was 21.9 MPH. This is good performance for me, even considering that I was in a group and riding very flat terrain.

Last night didn't work out the same. The crowd that showed up was smaller than usual, and the ones who came were all the strongest riders. They must have been feeling froggy, because they really sent it. 28 MPH. I was able to hang with them for about 30 seconds, and then I might as well have been trying to keep up with a bullet train. It wasn't happening.

Still a fun ride, but I straggled in with one other guy who got dropped the same time as me.

Troul 08-20-21 03:19 PM

77 Miles O.D.

Daniel4 08-20-21 04:34 PM

47.5km, 3hr:22min. Average speed 14.1km/hr
Got home at around 6pm. Got honked and yelled at today. It's been a long time since that has happened. Lots of honking but nobody made any risky moves because I took the lane instead of riding on the edge.

Somebody even told me to ride on the sidewalk. I wish I had kept that video I took a few days ago of a car making a right hook against a cyclist who was riding on the sidewalk. I also wish that these drivers would complain to the city councillor about cyclists like me so that the city can definitely make bike lanes on the road where I ride or build them on the sidewalk. I've been to community meetings where this has been suggested before.

kahn 08-20-21 06:48 PM

6+ miles and terminated by a gashed rear (of course) tire. But even if I might have been able to fix the damn thing, I could not loosen the through bolt at all. A panel truck near me offered some relief when I asked it he had a hammer. Better yet, he had a heavy rubber mallet. It still took three good zetz to move that lever. Friend picked me up and drove me home.

Better days to come.

The Chemist 08-21-21 05:14 AM

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9387dc1a3a.jpg

rsbob 08-21-21 08:52 AM

How fer did I ride? Fer enough. ;)

jaxgtr 08-21-21 12:46 PM

54 on Friday on the trainer after my boss decided that a 4 hour meeting at the end of my work day was needed.
34 miles today, the heat and humidity was absolutely brutal this morning, decided it was not worth killing myself for a few more miles.

Troul 08-21-21 02:21 PM

65 Miles O.D. with a faulty crank. fml.


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