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diphthong 05-26-21 01:46 AM

16-spot. mid-70's. tacos. perfect.

rsbob 05-26-21 08:23 PM

51 miles, 2000’ climbing, ave speed, 18. Tried two GUs today and I didn’t fold like I usually do at about 40 miles. Had good power all the way to the end. Placebo? All I know is that I cruised.

kahn 05-26-21 09:02 PM

24 loop. 700 gain. A detour here, a road closed there and the occasional garbage truck!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2e865bd016.jpg

rsbob 05-26-21 10:42 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22077494)
24 loop. 700 gain. A detour here, a road closed there and the occasional garbage truck!
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2e865bd016.jpg

Nice loop. You ride out to Golden Gardens, Alki, Edmonds? Used to live in Lake City so road lots of roads up to Everette and down to Tacoma.

kahn 05-26-21 11:11 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22077557)
Nice loop. You ride out to Golden Gardens, Alki, Edmonds? Used to live in Lake City so road lots of roads up to Everette and down to Tacoma.

Yes, no and yes. Golden Gardens is a regular. Don't venture to W. Seattle much. Edmonds both up and back and a loop via Olympic view Drive, Perrinville, Lake Ballinger, Perkins Way (which we did today - great curving downhill). Lately Discovery Park, Smith Cove, Myrtle Edwards, Seattle Center and home. Last week was the two ferry ride. To Downtown Seattle and passenger ferry to Kingston, to Indianola, Poulsbo, Winslow, ferry to downtown and home. Loop - BGT then over to Kirkland, 520, UW and home. Two weeks ago, 520, down to Renton, around south end of lake and home.

Been riding more since I had a strained calf and hiking and cross-country skiing were not working. Finally did a hike a few weeks back - carefully.

It sounds like you get in more than a few good rides weekly over on the eastside.

Troul 05-27-21 04:59 AM

27 Miles O.D. yesterday, 24 Milles O.D. today.

rsbob 05-28-21 10:00 PM

A measly 17 miles at 21 MPH ave speed, including city riding. Pretty flat. A good cardiac workout.

IcySwan1 05-28-21 11:29 PM

rode around my backyard trying clip less pedals for the first time. fell over a few times on the soft lawn. no pictures.

mike

rsbob 05-29-21 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by IcySwan1 (Post 22080045)
rode around my backyard trying clip less pedals for the first time. fell over a few times on the soft lawn. no pictures.

mike

Do it again and take pictures or a video would be better. Good for you for giving them a go. Think you will lean to love them but the flat pedalers will disagree. Everyone learning clipless initially falls, so consider yourself initiated! Next fall will be at a busy intersection with lots watching. Then you will lean to unclip prior to coming to a stop.

kahn 05-29-21 09:23 AM


Originally Posted by IcySwan1 (Post 22080045)
rode around my backyard trying clip less pedals for the first time. fell over a few times on the soft lawn. no pictures.

mike

I'm not sure which type you have but I remember my LOOKS. This slippery plastic blob on the bottom of the shoe which slid nicely on asphalt and was nearly impossible to walk with. Thank god for the recessed cleats of the spd variety.

But I also remember trying to make sure I got the alignment correct so did not tighten the screws. Well, the shoe turns but the cleat stays engaged, and engaged. Finally, pedaled to my retaining wall and stopped and undid the shoe from my foot so I could be released from the trap! Ahhhhhhhhh, memories........

rsbob 05-29-21 09:41 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22080313)
I'm not sure which type you have but I remember my LOOKS. This slippery plastic blob on the bottom of the shoe which slid nicely on asphalt and was nearly impossible to walk with. Thank god for the recessed cleats of the spd variety.

But I also remember trying to make sure I got the alignment correct so did not tighten the screws. Well, the shoe turns but the cleat stays engaged, and engaged. Finally, pedaled to my retaining wall and stopped and undid the shoe from my foot so I could be released from the trap! Ahhhhhhhhh, memories........

You brought back memories of my first year with Look cleats, I didnít adequately tighten my cleats down, so they swiveled a bit on my shoes so learned to crank them down. Then walking down non-carpeted steps and slipping more than once. To this day I am super careful around steps. OP, beware.

CAT7RDR 05-29-21 04:26 PM

41 miles and 5200 feet of climb in the local hills. Will do better Memorial Day.

kahn 05-29-21 05:55 PM

37.3 with a gain of about 1,700 feet. Images taken at the Edmonds, WA, ferry dock with incredibly clear views of Mt Baker up near the Canadian border.approx 100 miles northeast.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bca6284edd.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d6df6d36fa.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bd9e76fcb4.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...abb58fb307.jpg

Troul 05-29-21 06:24 PM

frosty 47 Miles O.D. It's May 29th not MARCH 29th!

rsbob 05-29-21 11:42 PM

Did a 50 miler today with 2,500’ climbing


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4c41e99a88.png

Thanks Oogabooga!

Troul 05-30-21 02:07 AM

55 Miles O.D. [beat the sun coming up]

Skikick 05-31-21 04:36 AM

3 km!

Troul 05-31-21 05:19 PM

117 Miles O.D.

kahn 05-31-21 08:42 PM

23 and about 1,000. Lots of water views.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ae5c91419e.jpg

rsbob 05-31-21 10:53 PM

A leisurely 29 at 17 MPH 1500í climbing. A perfect day.

diphthong 06-01-21 01:27 AM

21-spot.

bampilot06 06-01-21 05:28 AM

92 miles

one4smoke 06-01-21 05:51 PM

33 miles on a beautiful holiday Monday!

diphthong 06-01-21 09:16 PM

23-spot. there may or may not have been a tasting room involved.

kahn 06-02-21 07:35 AM


Originally Posted by ooga-booga (Post 22084475)
23-spot. there may or may not have been a tasting room involved.

How good was or wasn't the tasting room?

Troul 06-02-21 09:27 AM

30 Miles O.D.


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