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ooga-booga 07-06-22 06:46 PM

30-spot in the localish mountains. nice day.

one4smoke 07-07-22 09:00 PM


Originally Posted by ooga-booga (Post 22566126)
30-spot in the localish mountains. nice day.

Way to go, Scott! I hope to be back on the bike before long...

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-07-22 09:53 PM

Only had time to get in 24 today. Such is life.

kahn 07-07-22 11:06 PM

I did the Edmonds Loop from near Greenlake in Seattle. Up to Edmonds partially (only a few miles) on the Interurban Trail. Hit the coffee shop in Edmonds but only picked up a few nuggets for my sustenance. I don't generally do coffee and when I do it is decaf to avoid losing a night's sleep. Can't do caffeine anymore at all. Waterfront where the ferry was just leaving. A long climb out of Edmonds to an intersection called Perrinville. Around and south and then east downhill on exquisite Perkins Way - along a babbling brook to Lake Washington and the world renown Burke Gilman Trail (BGT) which has more roots than a mangrove swamp! South toward the Univ of Washington and then back home. About 38 miles and 1,700 feet of climbing.


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Edmonds Ferry Dock
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Mt Baker was hidden in the clouds today
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MUP that leads to the Burke Gilman Trail. This stretch is pretty smooth.
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Recuperating in the back yard (yes, those are dandelions) before dragging the bike and me up a few steps into the house.

ooga-booga 07-07-22 11:36 PM

25-spot

Troul 07-08-22 06:31 AM

75 miles with some moiiist miles in the mix.

kahn 07-08-22 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22567779)
75 miles with some moiiist miles in the mix.

Was that the notorious HUMIDITY the midwest and east are known for or just plain old RAIN which we are known for? And I've never quite understood why we don't have much humidity but I'm not complaining. I guess out air is not quite hot enough to hold moisture - it just continually falls out of the sky.

Troul 07-08-22 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22567850)
Was that the notorious HUMIDITY the midwest and east are known for or just plain old RAIN which we are known for? And I've never quite understood why we don't have much humidity but I'm not complaining. I guess out air is not quite hot enough to hold moisture - it just continually falls out of the sky.

it was wrain. The sky went from clear to dark clouds in a matter of seconds it seems. Just enough moiiistness to sog the clothes & it moved on.

ooga-booga 07-08-22 06:29 PM

42-spot

rsbob 07-08-22 11:03 PM

Did a fitty. Nice temps and wonderful clouds. Met a very good boy named Bentley during my iced caffeine break.


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Cloudscape
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Bentley
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This was accidentally taken in the back pocket of my jersey. Kind of artsey.

Troul 07-09-22 12:36 PM

67 miles.

Paul Barnard 07-09-22 01:30 PM

Just spent 2 weeks in AK in 50-60 degree temps. My 35 mile NOLA ride today was more uncomfortable than it should have been.

jaxgtr 07-09-22 05:40 PM

Did 65 in life sucking humidity and heat today in the lovely state of Florida. Heat index by the time I got done was 107. This was by far the worse day of riding outdoors I have had in 3 years. I ended up sweating out 8 lbs today, which was just horrible, but luckily the electrolytes I put in my bottles saved me.

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-09-22 09:47 PM

I did 42 miles today on a nice warm and sunny day.

ooga-booga 07-09-22 10:15 PM

56-spot in über-familiar, coastal climes. did not suck.

https://www.strava.com/activities/7442764647

kahn 07-09-22 10:42 PM

Today's kind of figure eight route through the UW campus, onto the SR-520 Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world which was pleasurably traffic free since they were doing work on one end, across Lake Washington around Medina and Hunts Point and home. About 22 miles and about 600 feet of gain.


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Traffic free SR-520, Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Otherwise the noise is a total assault on the senses!
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University of Washington (UW) Husky Stadium right on Lake Washington
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LED's don't photograph well! Or I had the wrong angle.
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UW Hospital

Troul 07-10-22 03:02 AM

It might be a good thing that I don't have 4 seasons of warm riding & a scenic local area with good roads to ride on. I'd have a hard time refraining from riding!

rsbob 07-10-22 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22569387)
Did 65 in life sucking humidity and heat today in the lovely state of Florida. Heat index by the time I got done was 107. This was by far the worse day of riding outdoors I have had in 3 years. I ended up sweating out 8 lbs today, which was just horrible, but luckily the electrolytes I put in my bottles saved me.

Oof! Good for you but oh so hot. I would have turned into a giant cramp sweating that much. Good you drank so much and drink the right stuff.

rsbob 07-10-22 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22569611)
Today's kind of figure eight route through the UW campus, onto the SR-520 Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world which was pleasurably traffic free since they were doing work on one end, across Lake Washington around Medina and Hunts Point and home. About 22 miles and about 600 feet of gain.




Traffic free SR-520, Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Otherwise the noise is a total assault on the senses!

University of Washington (UW) Husky Stadium right on Lake Washington

LED's don't photograph well! Or I had the wrong angle
UW Hospital

Thanks for posting your pictures. It really highlights the beauty of the area and brings life to your routes.

jaxgtr 07-10-22 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22569840)
Oof! Good for you but oh so hot. I would have turned into a giant cramp sweating that much. Good you drank so much and drink the right stuff.

Yea, living here, you get used to it, but sometimes it goes overboard. I did not want to deal with it today, so I did all the yard work this morning and at 10 am, the heat index was 99 even though the actual temp was only 84. My only saving factor is that there are massive storms coming in the next couple of hours so the wind picked up to help provide some relief. I still mixed up 2 bottles of electrolytes to drink as I took a breaks between front and back yard and when I did the weed eating and edging. 3 hours of yard work, but I feel better today than I did yesterday.

m.c. 07-10-22 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22569611)
Today's kind of figure eight route through the UW campus, onto the SR-520 Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world which was pleasurably traffic free since they were doing work on one end, across Lake Washington around Medina and Hunts Point and home. About 22 miles and about 600 feet of gain.




Traffic free SR-520, Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Otherwise the noise is a total assault on the senses!

University of Washington (UW) Husky Stadium right on Lake Washington

LED's don't photograph well! Or I had the wrong angle.


UW Hospital

Thanks for the pictures. I like seeing Seattle.

808HIcycler 07-10-22 11:57 AM

41.75 miles and ~2000' of climb. Felt a bit chilly as it was in the low 60's to start but was nice and warm at the end. As much as I miss riding in Hawaii, this south Connecticut weather is awesome right now.

kahn 07-10-22 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22569848)
Thanks for posting your pictures. It really highlights the beauty of the area and brings life to your routes.

I'm not sure Lesser Seattle would appreciate our posting pictures of the area tempting more folks to move here. Your pictures keep tempting me to put the bike on the rack and driving to the North Bend area. Of course, that would trigger PTSD since I got hit by a pickup truck there many years ago on an organized ride. Taken to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital where when I dropped my bike shorts gravel spilled out - explaining the burning sensation that I had been feeling. I was black and blue in areas one should never be black and blue. His mirror hit my left shoulder and I did a 180 as my butt dented in the entire side wall of his pickup's bed. My friend thought I was dead but after rolling a number of times (sky and ground, sky and ground, sky/ground), I popped up ALIVE! I had a hole cut in my saddle for a few years after that.

But I digress. I, too, appreciate when folks post pictures of their areas. When I go with a friend there's barely anytime to grab a shot - she keeps on moving, not necessarily fast, just moving.

Average Old Guy 07-10-22 02:05 PM

6.67 miles
 
6.67 miles. At age 77, that's enough for one day.

Paul Barnard 07-10-22 03:50 PM

30 miles on the levee. I felt much better today than I did yesterday.


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