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rsbob 12-01-23 08:12 PM

Soft pedaling day indoors watching The Cure concert. Went 15 miles in one hour at a whopping 100 Watts. Almost didnt need a shower. Plus Santa brought a new fan for the trainer riding - which was fantastic. Total Z1 Call me Mr Slackerpants.

jaxgtr 12-01-23 09:06 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23088111)
Soft pedaling day indoors watching The Cure concert. Went 15 miles in one hour at a whopping 100 Watts. Almost didnt need a shower. Plus Santa brought a new fan for the trainer riding - which was fantastic. Total Z1 Call me Mr Slackerpants.


Moving the legs is moving the legs, no matter what zone your in

biker128pedal 12-02-23 06:06 PM

No long ride for me. Did my first cyclocross race. I have not raced in 27 years. Did the Cat 5 beginner. 5 miles 3 laps over 40 minutes. I slipped and almost fell once. Bunny hopped the logs. Road my Domane stripped of all accessories and the burrito. Easier to carry when needed than the mountain bike but the stock gears a little tall. Put the stock wheels with GR1 tires. Grip was good but this was the first race of the day. May do again after I retire next year. Did learn how out of shape Im on. Set a heart rate record of 164 bpm. That was my max for Garmin zone estimates. Guess Ill have to up it and never see zone 5 again. :roflmao2:

Best part was the kids course and little Belgiums race. My four year old granddaughter had fun on the course bombing down the his on her 12 inch pedal bike. For the race she was upset she was not in first.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bd4dd5893.jpeg
Muddy Domane
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9edfa661d.jpeg
Little Belgiums Start
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...32be4281b.jpeg

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-03-23 02:21 AM

Went out at 6:45am this morning and rode 31 miles. Nice day but very humid.

The Chemist 12-03-23 07:01 AM

Only 46.5km, but it was at an average of 246W / 32.1km/h, so still a pretty strong effort.

beechnutC23 12-03-23 07:17 PM

A mere 25 km. But, it was only 3C and raining and any December ride in Qubec is a bonus ride. On Friday I picked up my new gravel/bikepacking bike. The frame was designed by my son (Bassi Bikes, Montreal), and it was built up by him (Bassi Hog's Back). So I couldn't resist the urge to do a test ride. The weather radar said I had an hour and a half window of rain-free opportunity. The radar was wrong, it rained pretty much from the start but we pushed on regardless. The bike was awesome, my previous gravel bike, a 2018 Bombtrack Hook 2 was starting to give lots of grief after 31,773.6 km in just over 5 years. The rear hub is shot with lots of free play, the headset is crunchy, and the frame has a lot of rust on it from all-weather riding. My son will give it some TLC over the winter with a new powder coat, new rear wheel and hub, new headset, and then it will go into semi-retirement at our secondary residence on the Wet Coast. Big difference in performance with the new bike; I hadn't realized how badly the Bombtrack had deteriorated. Now I can keep up with my wife who also has a Hog's Back from 3 years ago, spec'd a bit differently. Mine is SRAM Rival 1 (hydraulic brakes), 650b wheels with 48 mm tires, Salsa Cowchipper handlebar, racks, SON dynamo and dynamo lights.

Out with the old:


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1caee11e7.jpeg

and in with the new:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6d7bebe4b.jpeg
At the shop, ready to roll out the door
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5468c07ca.jpeg
Finishing touches

rsbob 12-04-23 12:19 AM

32 fake miles taking 2 very real hours. Am so tired of riding around and over Central Park. Thank the almighty Netflix for providing a distraction for the first half.

Edit: AND 6000 meters climbing. (2000’ for the unwashed :D)

Sierra_rider 12-04-23 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by biker128pedal (Post 23088959)
No long ride for me. Did my first cyclocross race. I have not raced in 27 years. Did the Cat 5 beginner. 5 miles 3 laps over 40 minutes. I slipped and almost fell once. Bunny hopped the logs. Road my Domane stripped of all accessories and the burrito. Easier to carry when needed than the mountain bike but the stock gears a little tall. Put the stock wheels with GR1 tires. Grip was good but this was the first race of the day. May do again after I retire next year. Did learn how out of shape Im on. Set a heart rate record of 164 bpm. That was my max for Garmin zone estimates. Guess Ill have to up it and never see zone 5 again. :roflmao2:

Best part was the kids course and little Belgiums race. My four year old granddaughter had fun on the course bombing down the his on her 12 inch pedal bike. For the race she was upset she was not in first.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bd4dd5893.jpeg
Muddy Domane
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9edfa661d.jpeg
Little Belgiums Start
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...32be4281b.jpeg

Nice. I've been dabbling in CX this year a bit myself. I've been using non-ideal bikes, my 2x gravel bike and an endurance road bike that I put a 1x drivetrain on. I'm seriously thinking about building a dedicated 'cross bike for next season.

CX racing is no joke. I'm fairly competitive in XC mtb racing, but I get my butt handed to me at the CX races.

Sierra_rider 12-04-23 05:47 PM

A bit of a hammerfest today(by December standards)...averaged 200 watts with a 240 watt "normalized" power for over 4 hours. Grand total of 58 miles and 7,000' of climbing.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2474fa4e36.jpg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...dceebd51fe.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f53915047c.jpg

john m flores 12-04-23 07:30 PM

Rode to the Italian deli for some coffee beans, mozzarella balls, Italian sausage, and a prosciutto, mozzarella, and roasted pepper sandwich on focaccia bread.

about 4 miles

WaveyGravey 12-05-23 09:07 AM

I rode twenty miles into a strong head wind.

Gyro 12-05-23 07:02 PM

Broke my yearly 5000 miles last month. Should hit 5300 if the weather holds out.

Troul 12-06-23 12:13 AM

23 miles in 18*F temps with a constant windspeed of 11mph (headwind otw back) ...

however, there were no flurries, reindeer, or ho ho hos!

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-06-23 12:21 AM

I only rode 22 miles yesterday but today did 31 miles. Still waiting for "winter" to arrive. Out the door at 6:45am both days with temps already at 77F and even higher humidity.

Troul 12-06-23 12:33 AM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 23092189)
I only rode 22 miles yesterday but today did 31 miles. Still waiting for "winter" to arrive. Out the door at 6:45am both days with temps already at 77F and even higher humidity.


I'm waiting for late Spring to get here. I'm done with late fall {Sat 23rd Sept -Thurs 21st Dec} & don't want to experience ole Winter {Thu 21st Dec - Tue 19th Mar].

rsbob 12-06-23 10:59 PM

23 fake miles, climbing 4,000 fake feet (La Reine, France) in two real hours. And yes, Phyllis, its still raining.

biker128pedal 12-07-23 06:49 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23090716)
Nice. I've been dabbling in CX this year a bit myself. I've been using non-ideal bikes, my 2x gravel bike and an endurance road bike that I put a 1x drivetrain on. I'm seriously thinking about building a dedicated 'cross bike for next season.

CX racing is no joke. I'm fairly competitive in XC mtb racing, but I get my butt handed to me at the CX races.

Same here. 35 minute sprint. I did no warm up so the first lap was painful. I'll do it again with the stripped down Domane. Staying on the pedals smooths it out. It handles well for me. A guy fell on a off camber sharp left up a short steep hill. I was able to cut inside. A few more teeth on the rear would help. May get a cassette just for this and stay out of he big ring. Self imposed 1X.

Troul 12-08-23 01:57 PM

81 miles in the 45F heatwave.

jaxgtr 12-08-23 03:49 PM

no miles this week. Had hand surgery today, nothing major, but did a lot of OT as I will be out all next week for recovery, so did 2 miles a day walking the dog. I think he is over it.

Troul 12-09-23 10:48 AM

1/4 the time out, the headwinds went from ugh to wtf & brought in the moiiistness. The wet got even worserz all the way thru to the return. Was glad that the former headwinds was still active, just that it slowed down to about half the mph.... figures it'd turn out like that. At least the temps stayed within 41F & 49F the whole time. A dry 41F with no winds would have been perceptively warmer.
62 miles.

rsbob 12-09-23 11:21 AM

30 fake miles with 3,000 climbing. 🧗‍♂️. <- Not that type. Thank you Netflix

jaxgtr 12-10-23 12:16 AM

I had forgotten I had a set of aerobar not being used in the garage, so I rigged the things up on my smart bike and adjusted the buttons to have all the shifting control from my right hand. Man I love this thing. I got in 30 easy flat miles. Aerobars worked pretty good and no pain on my left hand. :thumb:. I also replaced the bar tape on the smart bike and moved the buttons on the drops to a better position to make it a little easier for my wife to use them. Wrapping bar tape with a heavily bandage hand was a little awkward, but it came out pretty good.

Troul 12-12-23 05:14 PM

51 breezy miles

Sierra_rider 12-12-23 07:40 PM

58 miles w/7200' of gain. The kid I rode with turned it into a total hammerfest. At the risk of sounding like bragging DB, I set a bunch of Strava segment PRs, several top 10s, and my best 10 second power ever(1200 watts.) I was totally cooked by the end of the ride and now hurt all over.

Bleu 12-12-23 11:19 PM

31 miles ,Evansville Indiana, traffic was awful and Meijer did not have what I needed. At least it was above freezing.


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