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Troul 07-21-23 03:16 PM

105 miles. Was a nice semi cool ride. Dirty from the previous days rain..

jaxgtr 07-21-23 08:30 PM

Got in 30 miles and 1500ft today and 125 miles and 5400 ft of climbing so far for the week. The heat over the last 2 days has been brutal, so all miles indoors. It was triple digits today and the heat index was between 115 and 120. Has been a long time since we have had heat like this. Stay safe people, supposed to be like this on Saturday as well, so will be riding indoors again.

rsbob 07-21-23 09:00 PM

Today was a compact hill climbing day. 23 miles with 1800’. Most of the climbs were at 6% but the evil ones were 12% and one 0.70 climb started at 10 topping out at 15%. Ugg - but got PRs on all climbs and one fastest for age group.


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jaxgtr 07-22-23 01:43 PM

So I finally got around doing the Col du Tourmalet east side route on Rouvy..... My legs are pretty much cooked for the day. I did a warm up route first, so ended up with a total of 20.2 miles and 5065 ft of climbing. For a flat lander, I am pretty happy with my just under 2 hr Tourmalet ride. I felt pretty good until it jacked up to 9% to 12%, then it got stupid hard and very slow.

Broctoon 07-22-23 04:04 PM

Got up early this morning to beat the heat and rode a 40 mile loop, with 3000 feet of elevation gain. It was a combination of city streets and beautiful canyons. Really nice ride!

Jedneck 07-22-23 05:15 PM

44 miles w 4400 ft climbing 1/2 gravel

Guff 07-22-23 06:55 PM

10 days after breaking some toes kicking a bed, I managed to ride 16km in oversized running shoes on platform pedals.

JochenRindt 07-22-23 08:47 PM

40 miles on a new loop mapped out a new route starting in Jamestown, Indiana. It was a great ride for the most part. But because I hadnt reconnoitered the route by driving it beforehand, I was surprised by a stretch of gravel road about 1.5 miles long. I don't find gravel to be a problem as long as it's packed down well enough, but this was certainly not the case today. The front wheel kept wanting to dig in and shovel, but I was able to control it and keep going. The next time I do this loop I will take the next road 1 mile further north.

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-22-23 09:41 PM

On Friday I got in 44 miles and today I did 36 miles. Great riding on both days!

Troul 07-23-23 09:59 AM

Self propelled 89 miles against the wind & some moiiistness.

rsbob 07-23-23 03:38 PM

32 ‘recovery miles” at a leisurely pace which put my real recovery back a day.


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808HIcycler 07-23-23 06:41 PM

Completed my first century today. 104 miles and 4,000ft of climbing starting on the southeast Connecticut and southern Rhode Island coasts back into the hills od \fRI and CT. Super fun ride even with the heat and lack of wind for the last half of the ride.

Broctoon 07-24-23 12:37 PM

17 miles with my wife early this morning, on our favorite urban river parkway path.

rsbob 07-24-23 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by 808HIcycler (Post 22962042)
Completed my first century today. 104 miles and 4,000ft of climbing starting on the southeast Connecticut and southern Rhode Island coasts back into the hills od \fRI and CT. Super fun ride even with the heat and lack of wind for the last half of the ride.

Congrats! One heck of an accomplishment. Well done

rsbob 07-24-23 12:49 PM


Originally Posted by Broctoon (Post 22962771)
17 miles with my wife early this morning, on our favorite urban river parkway path.

With my wife, that would be one heck of an accomplishment! Congrats and well done

Broctoon 07-24-23 02:26 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22962784)
With my wife, that would be one heck of an accomplishment! Congrats and well done

It was somewhat of a feat for my wife. She's recently recovered from cancer and doesn't have her full stamina back yet. We got her an e-bike to ride while she was recovering, and that's been really fun for her, but now she's trying to transition back to the regular bike. I think this morning's ride was her longest one in two years, not counting e-bike rides. :)

Broctoon 07-24-23 09:46 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22960569)
Today was a compact hill climbing day. 23 miles with 1800’. Most of the climbs were at 6% but the evil ones were 12% and one 0.70 climb started at 10 topping out at 15%. Ugg - but got PRs on all climbs and one fastest for age group.

That sounds like fun. I like routes with short, steep climbs (okay, maybe not 15%), or rolling hills. Long, gradual uphill slogs are not as fun.

rsbob 07-24-23 09:55 PM

50 miles with 1800’ at 17 MPH average. Intermittent sprinkles, 72*. The periodic rain kept my nicely cool. Got a wind assisted PR on a 3.5 mile climb beating my previous by a whopping 31 secs.

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rsbob 07-24-23 10:00 PM


Originally Posted by Broctoon (Post 22963347)
That sounds like fun. I like routes with short, steep climbs (okay, maybe not 15%), or rolling hills. Long, gradual uphill slogs are not as fun.

It was a good time but legs were shot after and had to take the next day off. Climbed well today between 5 and 8% on one 3 miler. Was far more fun coming back down at 35.

Cheers to your wife for getting back her strength and back on a bike. Best wishes

Troul 07-25-23 06:12 AM

75 miles, & could have went longer if I didn't have prior commitments to attend.

Broctoon 07-25-23 08:02 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22963472)
75 miles, & could have went longer if I didn't have prior commitments to attend.

Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of important things, like biking?

Sierra_rider 07-25-23 08:50 AM

My first kinda difficult ride back after the 13k' of climbing Death Ride last week. My legs were actually good after that, but have been doing easier rides because of knee pain that developed after that. Only 32 miles on this ride, but with 4.5k' of climbing...with a 9 mile long climb, done at threshold effort.

3D map says it all:
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Gyro 07-25-23 09:22 AM

500 for the month so far. Mostly flat land compared to a lot of you.

Paul Barnard 07-25-23 09:27 AM

Did a 30+ mile loop both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday's forecast called for scattered thunderstoms. The radar was clear when I took off. I made it home right as this hit. I was racing it for about 5 miles.

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rsbob 07-25-23 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by Paul Barnard (Post 22963635)
Did a 30+ mile loop both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday's forecast called for scattered thunderstoms. The radar was clear when I took off. I made it home right as this hit. I was racing it for about 5 miles.

https://i.postimg.cc/HWbRwdBh/thumbn...091531-382.jpg

Yikes! Glad you had the legs.

rsbob 07-25-23 09:40 AM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 22963603)
My first kinda difficult ride back after the 13k' of climbing Death Ride last week. My legs were actually good after that, but have been doing easier rides because of knee pain that developed after that. Only 32 miles on this ride, but with 4.5k' of climbing...with a 9 mile long climb, done at threshold effort.

3D map says it all:



Super pics you animal and congrats on the big ride. I visit Auburn a couple of times a year. I should have left a bike there to explore the local ups and downs.

Broctoon 07-25-23 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22963362)
Climbed well today between 5 and 8% on one 3 miler. Was far more fun coming back down at 35.

On my ride last Saturday, I took a route I was vaguely familiar with, having driven parts of it in my car and ridden most of it on a motorcycle years ago. I thought I was facing a steep climb for 3-4 miles at one point, but it turned out to be only a mile or so, followed by a really fun descent. The road was wide and smooth, good visibility, no gravel or debris, very little traffic... I was able to tuck in and just cruise effortlessly. I coasted at 40-42 MPH for about two miles. Then I turned onto another highway where I expected more descent and was not disappointed, although this one was not quite as steep. Of course, this whole time I was only withdrawing energy I had deposited in the bank while climbing for the first half of my loop route. I want to go back and ride this one again soon.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...baee19c756.jpg

Sierra_rider 07-25-23 10:38 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22963655)
Super pics you animal and congrats on the big ride. I visit Auburn a couple of times a year. I should have left a bike there to explore the local ups and downs.

Thanks, photo opportunities abound in my local area. I ran a 11-40t cassette for the Death Ride...I was able to keep power levels down to a very manageable amount, but excessive heat made the ride more difficult than the climbing. I'm fairly well heat acclimated, but you can only do so much riding for 9 hours in 90/100s temps.

I'm a bit southeast of Auburn, so don't know all the local secrets of that area, but Mosquito ridge is one of the roads I do want to try one of these days. It's just outside of Foresthill and is an 18 mile climb with about 4500' of gain.

rsbob 07-25-23 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 22963738)
Thanks, photo opportunities abound in my local area. I ran a 11-40t cassette for the Death Ride...I was able to keep power levels down to a very manageable amount, but excessive heat made the ride more difficult than the climbing. I'm fairly well heat acclimated, but you can only do so much riding for 9 hours in 90/100s temps.

I'm a bit southeast of Auburn, so don't know all the local secrets of that area, but Mosquito ridge is one of the roads I do want to try one of these days. It's just outside of Foresthill and is an 18 mile climb with about 4500' of gain.

Last year there was quite the fire near Foresthill. Used to go up there to a restaurant for brunch with some mining motif. Have driven most of the roads in the area heading north, south and east toward Tahoe. There is a popular loop starting at Folsom and going up the south side of the Folsom river, crossing at 49 with that wonderful climb up down through Auburn and back. Mosquito Ridge sounds like a real challenge. Pick a cooler day and best of luck. PM me your Strava handle.

rsbob 07-25-23 01:33 PM


Originally Posted by Broctoon (Post 22963672)
On my ride last Saturday, I took a route I was vaguely familiar with, having driven parts of it in my car and ridden most of it on a motorcycle years ago. I thought I was facing a steep climb for 3-4 miles at one point, but it turned out to be only a mile or so, followed by a really fun descent. The road was wide and smooth, good visibility, no gravel or debris, very little traffic... I was able to tuck in and just cruise effortlessly. I coasted at 40-42 MPH for about two miles. Then I turned onto another highway where I expected more descent and was not disappointed, although this one was not quite as steep. Of course, this whole time I was only withdrawing energy I had deposited in the bank while climbing for the first half of my loop route. I want to go back and ride this one again soon.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...baee19c756.jpg

Sounds awesome and one I would like to do if Ogden was a bit closer. Working going up and cruising back downhill is my ideal of a really good time.


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