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GhostRider62 01-19-22 04:49 PM

29.4 miles today, it was 44F with 15 mph winds. I'm pooped.

I had a surgery 9 days ago to remove a lag bolt out of my ulna bone in my forearm, also some wires and screws. My elbow hurts like hell but the Doc says to use it, no limitations (excepting pain).

kahn 01-19-22 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by GhostRider62 (Post 22380170)
29.4 miles today, it was 44F with 15 mph winds. I'm pooped.

I had a surgery 9 days ago to remove a lag bolt out of my ulna bone in my forearm, also some wires and screws. My elbow hurts like hell but the Doc says to use it, no limitations (excepting pain).

Good luck with full and speedy recovery.

My titanium hip remains unless they have to replace it a third time!

Troul 01-19-22 08:39 PM

25 Miles I.D.

rsbob 01-20-22 11:10 PM

20 minute FTP test today. Raised it a whopping 2 points since early December. Was surprised to see my max heart rate at 189, 3 more than in past efforts. Could it be the HMB? (I’m 67 with an FTP of 228). Just a recreational rider.

Did a 4 mile warm up prior and another 4 cool down.

mine is still smaller than yours.

Troul 01-21-22 02:50 AM

45 Miles I.D.

HumbleBiker 01-21-22 04:00 PM

40 km on a trainer at home while itís -18 C outside.

OldTryGuy 01-21-22 09:23 PM

It's 2:09AM and can't sleep so what does one do ??? Go for a 36 mile bike ride of course >>>

https://www.strava.com/activities/6557506349

rsbob 01-21-22 11:13 PM

Easy 20 mile recovery ride ID

kahn 01-22-22 11:12 AM


Originally Posted by OldTryGuy (Post 22382907)
It's 2:09AM and can't sleep so what does one do ??? Go for a 36 mile bike ride of course >>>

https://www.strava.com/activities/6557506349

Wow. Elaborate crop circles!

kahn 01-22-22 11:15 AM

With a slight variation on a theme, the same approx 15-16 mile ride with 700 feet of gain. In mixed cloudy, less cloudy conditions. Felt chilly. I need to stop being lazy and claw on the electric socks to make riding more comfortable.

jhonny45 01-22-22 02:51 PM

12 miles from south to north and then back to home

ofajen 01-22-22 03:21 PM

First ride in a week. Total distance of 23 miles but about a half mile ended up being a walk over treacherous ice in a shady stretch that had softened up, been ridden on by a couple of bikes and walked by a few others and then all refrozen for the last few days. The other ice patches I managed to ride through. A great workout with plenty of wind and some soft mud in the sunny spots! 😊

Otto

UniChris 01-22-22 07:33 PM

23 miles with quite a bit of climb, never got above freezing, and pretty sure I didn't see another person on a bike though lots out walking and hiking.

Mid-week I had pulled in at the base of a climb by a reservoir dam north of town, and noticed that what I thought was just a parking area was actually a road that appeared to go somewhere. Came home and researched and it seemed like it might connect over the hill to the next town, or might not - google maps didn't want to route all the way through, but it was pretty bright on the strava heatmap.

So set off up the main road to the town at the downhill end, which turned out to be a less than comfortable road ride compared to the rail trail and back rounds route out to that area that bypasses most of the main road. First idea for a side road towards my goal had a bridge out sign, so continued on to the second. Definitely a lot climb, but stayed well plowed dry pavement with occasional cars and some rather nice houses much further than I expected. Crested the hill in full sun and momentarily was warm so removed my jacket, but put it back on again after the first bit of descent. Eventually the paving turned to dirt, still well plowed, much of which was frozen over as dirty ice. Tried to stay in the least frozen part, but never really had any slipping issues, and the direction I did it all the real climbing was paved with the dirt relatively flat and net descent, though the ice made me really glad I'd gone exploring on the bike and not the unicycle that I was up there with mid-week. Came back out at the base of the dam climb where I was Wednesday, almost started up it for laughs but decided it was late and getting cold so turned for home.

Temperatures continued to drop and riding slightly downhill wasn't helping the warmth - at first I figured I'd tough it out, then stopped and switched my leather work gloves (that have worked amazingly well) for some ski gloves, but was still getting cold thumbs and little fingers, so finally pulled out the heavy rag wool mittens and their crudely improvised wind covers. The covers made those quite awkward and by then my fingers were so cold I had to pull my right thumb in and make a fist - fortunately by then I was on the last miles of gentle rail trail downgrade, so resting my palm on the bars and just being able to lightly squeeze the brake was all that was needed. Very glad I had the mittens, but going to need to make more fitting wind covers for them, or as likely improvise some bar mitts!

diphthong 01-24-22 07:15 PM

39-spot. temps didn't register higher than 69 degrees but it felt like low-70's for most of the ride.
felt good on the old bones.

https://www.strava.com/activities/6576966914

GhostRider62 01-25-22 05:01 PM

A balmy 35F. 11 miles and 1250 feet of climbing. I rode out to a ridge and did some hill repeats on salt covered roads.

delbiker1 01-25-22 05:38 PM

I was down for the count for 10 days, covid negative, I guess the flu. I am not sure how long it has been since I went 10 consecutive days without a ride, guessing 2013 or 2014. Yesterday, I I did a slow and easy 10 miles, today was 12 at a bit of a faster pace. I am definitely feeling sort of weak, and tire easily. It felt great just to get outside, and the miles were a bonus.

diphthong 01-25-22 09:01 PM

out of town 64-spot on the heavy '85 steel pinarello. upper 60's except at the start for the first 45 mins. nice outing.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fae0e1b37.jpeg

rsbob 01-25-22 09:41 PM

70 degrees, 32 pretty flat miles at 23 MPH ID. 35 outside and fog with less than a quarter mile visibility, No way

AlgarveCycling 01-26-22 11:17 AM

We've got a fair number of World Tour and Continental Pro's here in my region at the moment preparing for the Volta ao Algarve and Spanish races in February. I rode with one of the ladies from Human Powered Health and a chap from the Abloc Team today. Got dropped, obviously, but was nice; 110km and 1100m today. We rode yesterday together too but I stayed with them because it was flatter. Tomorrow, who knows, legs are beginning to complain!

Saw the Quick-Step Team; Remco was doing efforts on the climbs.

Troul 01-28-22 11:03 AM

102 Miles I.D.

The Chemist 01-28-22 08:02 PM

Only 1 degree last night, but still rode 50km in light rain / sleet. Not the best of conditions, but still a good ride.

rsbob 01-28-22 09:20 PM

Scott Rose, I took the day as a rest day.

Utcdave 01-28-22 10:22 PM

Lol
 

Originally Posted by rekmeyata (Post 19078068)
i rode 0 miles, man that was difficult.

😹😹😹

diphthong 01-29-22 03:19 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22390352)
102 Miles I.D.

u cray...

Troul 01-29-22 04:13 AM


Originally Posted by ooga-booga (Post 22391162)
u cray...



No nice weather, no riding on roads; makes me go.....

kahn 01-29-22 08:45 AM


Originally Posted by jerrymor (Post 22387062)
8 miles only. I still didn't recover after covid so try to take it easy these days. I am planning to make 10 tomorrow.

Here's wishing you a full recovery and hope you made that 10 miles.

kahn 01-29-22 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by delbiker1 (Post 22387137)
I was down for the count for 10 days, covid negative, I guess the flu. I am not sure how long it has been since I went 10 consecutive days without a ride, guessing 2013 or 2014. Yesterday, I I did a slow and easy 10 miles, today was 12 at a bit of a faster pace. I am definitely feeling sort of weak, and tire easily. It felt great just to get outside, and the miles were a bonus.

Another wish for a full recovery.

kahn 01-29-22 08:48 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22387338)
70 degrees, 32 pretty flat miles at 23 MPH ID. 35 outside and fog with less than a quarter mile visibility, No way

I was trying to figure out where you were - 70 degrees had me stymied! :p

kahn 01-29-22 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by troul (Post 22390352)
102 miles i.d.

b o r i n g

kahn 01-29-22 09:01 AM

The usual with a slight odd variation to avoid the endless construction of a new storm sewer vault where the pavement (???) is potholed, heaved rutted, and detours over railroad tracks and a 5 foot, if that, sidewalk with a telephone pole in the middle (they did put padding around it like you'd see around ski-lift towers). Only to be about a mile and a half from home: Is that a flat I ask me fellow rider. "Yes, but only the front! Maybe you can give it a temp inflate and make it home" Inflate got me another five blocks. Oh, let's try another temp inflate. Speed up the last of the climb, run a red light carefully and make it home with mushy tire to spare. Okay, time to ditch these flat prone tires and let the bike shop do it for me. A little, tiny thorn.

Okay, 16.6 and 670 feet of climbing. Chilly and the right toes did not enjoy the last half of the ride.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f2dc2b031e.jpg


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