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rsbob 08-05-23 09:54 AM

42 with 1200í. Weather was perfect in the mid-70s. Today we are getting much needed rain - hurrah!


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Broctoon 08-05-23 10:29 AM

Just 9 miles early this morning on some pretty paths.

I was able to talk not only my wife into going, but also my son, my oldest daughter, and my grandson (in a trailer). Some of these people hardly ever ride with me. It was a fun family ride this morning.

Troul 08-05-23 11:24 AM

97 miles. Great temps, poor air quality.

jaxgtr 08-05-23 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22974689)
97 miles. Great temps, poor air quality.


I got in 63.5 with a bunch of bridge repeats to get 1500 ft of elevation gain. The humidity was heavy today.

Still have the smoke from Canada coming down?

Troul 08-05-23 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22974808)
I got in 63.5 with a bunch of bridge repeats to get 1500 ft of elevation gain. The humidity was heavy today.

Still have the smoke from Canada coming down?

I haven't kept up with the Canadian wildfires but its probably the cause.

Broctoon 08-05-23 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22974808)
I got in 63.5 with a bunch of bridge repeats to get 1500 ft of elevation gain.

Tell me you live in Florida without telling me you live in Florida. :lol:

biker128pedal 08-05-23 04:47 PM

Cool 88 F today but still humid. 23 mile trail ride. Took an extra Headsweats du rag and needed it. I need a helmet with better ventilation. Still that may not help keep the sweat off my glasses. More people out riding. No pictures but passed four box turtles on the trail.

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jaxgtr 08-05-23 09:21 PM


Originally Posted by Broctoon (Post 22974951)
Tell me you live in Florida without telling me you live in Florida. :lol:

LMAO.... yep, and here is the kicker. It was really 2 different bridges. I left from the house and rode to downtown, was planning to do some down there, but that bridge is very narrow distance wise, so the incline is 6 to 8% for the front half on both sides, and then 5% to the top, and I wanted to do some longer drags, so I rode out toward the beach and finished up doing the repeats on that bridge. Much longer and about 4.5% plus it does not have the swirling wind effect like the downtown bridge gets with the wind weaving around the buildings. Can't get anymore Florida than that.

Troul 08-06-23 10:06 AM

Rolled 27, right into an atmospheric river. It was kinda expected & the rewax was about due. Pure Michigan.

Paul Barnard 08-06-23 12:11 PM

I brought the sun up both days this weekend. I did a 35 mile ride yesterday and today. Yesterday I felt incredible. Today was a completely different story. I just didn't have any gas. Conditions were a mirror image. Who the heck knows why this happens?

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SpeedyBlueBiker 08-06-23 09:19 PM

I rode 44 miles today. Weather was great!

Gyro 08-06-23 09:25 PM

Mid-year update. 700 miles for July and 2700 so far mid-year. Shooting for 5000+ by year's end.

rsbob 08-06-23 09:46 PM

42 miles, 2500í climbed and a handful of PRs on climbs


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rsbob 08-07-23 10:20 PM

Hill climb late afternoon. 1200’ in 3 miles with 7 miles warmup + downhill. Max HR 192. Max grade 18%. Stopped and caught my breath here:


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Troul 08-08-23 04:18 AM

25 miles

packitin 08-08-23 05:21 PM

4 miles yesterday. (I'm almost 85)

Smaug1 08-08-23 07:36 PM

27 miles yesterday
 
Another 25 or so tomorrow. Maybe 40 or so Friday night, but I
if not then 40-60 Saturday morning.

diphthong 08-08-23 09:51 PM

34-spot yday. 30-spot today. both coastal and in semi-muggy weather in the same area. rained on three separate times today but consisted of big, summertime raindrops vs a cloudburst/thunderstorm. the rain unlocked the native flora and the smells were amazing. cruised very slowly for approx 15 miles taking those smells in.

arupaka 08-09-23 03:02 AM

about 50 miles yesterday, most of it at full throttle. need to get me a cycle computer eh

Sierra_rider 08-09-23 03:10 PM

Nailed the golden ratio on this morning's ride...51 miles and 5100' elevation gain. So far for the week...16 miles of hike-a-bike on the gravel bike yesterday evening and a 38 mile road ride the day before. Even briefly recaptured a Strava KOM on Monday's ride...but lost it again on Tuesday. I'm battling with a local kid over supremacy on a short, not very popular climb lol.

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Average Old Guy 08-09-23 08:08 PM

How far did I ride WHAT??
 
Does riding my lawn mower over my 2 acres and my little old lady neighbors' 1.5 acres count??

rsbob 08-09-23 10:03 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 22979449)
Nailed the golden ratio on this morning's ride...51 miles and 5100' elevation gain. So far for the week...16 miles of hike-a-bike on the gravel bike yesterday evening and a 38 mile road ride the day before. Even briefly recaptured a Strava KOM on Monday's ride...but lost it again on Tuesday. I'm battling with a local kid over supremacy on a short, not very popular climb lol.

Congrats on the ratio and win and loss. Very nice ride. Are those 50s or 60s?

rsbob 08-09-23 10:08 PM

Quick day. 20 miles with 1500’. Was surprised by a 16% pitch, which made the 12% and < easy(er). No pic day - had to hustle to dinner date.

Hey Sierra, are those 50s or 60s?

Sierra_rider 08-09-23 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22979779)
Congrats on the ratio and win and loss. Very nice ride. Are those 50s or 60s?

Thanks...I try to not take the Strava thing too seriously, but we've turned this into a friendly competition. He's only got a second on me and I know I've got a bit more in the tank. We're actually planning on meeting up for a ride next week, it's always cool to make new local riding friends. I live in a pretty popular cycling area, but very few of the cyclists are actually locals...there are only a handful of us that are riding these roads on a daily basis.

These are 50s, I think the frame makes them look deeper than they actually are. As deep as they are, they were noticeably lighter than the alloy DT Swiss wheels that came stock on this bike. I mostly like them, but they can be a bit of a handful on some of the higher-speed descents when the winds pick up.

rsbob 08-09-23 10:19 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 22979787)
Thanks...I try to not take the Strava thing too seriously, but we've turned this into a friendly competition. He's only got a second on me and I know I've got a bit more in the tank. We're actually planning on meeting up for a ride next week, it's always cool to make new local riding friends. I live in a pretty popular cycling area, but very few of the cyclists are actually locals...there are only a handful of us that are riding these roads on a daily basis.

These are 50s, I think the frame makes them look deeper than they actually are. As deep as they are, they were noticeably lighter than the alloy DT Swiss wheels that came stock on this bike. I mostly like them, but they can be a bit of a handful on some of the higher-speed descents when the winds pick up.

I have the same in 60s and regret going so deep. When the wind is gusty I will swap out my front for a 30 and that helps. Wish they offered single wheels rather than sets. If I had it to do over again, probably would have gone with 45s, but on calm days I can really feel the 60 difference.

Itís cool about your friendly rivalry. I have met some good people on Strava and ride with them occasionally Smack talk is great fun. As an older guy, I am trying to get as many fastest segment times for the 65-70 group. Luckily I have a couple of years before I age-out.

Your climbs are epic. Keep it up.


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