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rsbob 11-22-22 08:01 PM

Proved how pathetic I really am by doing a ramp test. Only lasted about 23 minutes. FTP at least didn’t slip but remained at 227. Rather discouraging to only get through half the test and have the heart rate red-lining ( 188 ) while gasping for breath. But am still able to do it. Will start a structured training program this winter (for the very first time) and will see if I can improve it.

Troul 11-24-22 05:51 PM

kicked off the ride with calm winds @ 35F, then the temps took a dive @ 17F. So, all I could chatter was 45 miles. was not an accurate forecast.

drsmoooth 11-24-22 08:34 PM

24 Miles.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ae434808.jpeg

Troul 11-25-22 11:44 AM

Much warmer day. 59 miles.

Troul 11-26-22 04:35 AM

38 miles... back to the cold mashing of cogs.

jaxgtr 11-26-22 09:46 PM


Originally Posted by drsmoooth (Post 22720504)

Sweet bike.

jaxgtr 11-26-22 10:00 PM

So first ride on my Emonda since I replaced my 11 speed Shimano Ultegra with SRAM eTap AXS. Weather was sketchy, heavy clouds, but not nearly as humid as it was Friday. I did not see rain on the radar, so I decided to chance it as the temps, while not low; all the same, I just assume not get rained on. What started out to be a nice ride with the new drive train, about mile 40 miles as I turned into a nasty headwind, my knee started to really bother me. I could not understand why, this bike has been setup since 2015 and I have not touched it, and it has been gloriously comfortable. Then it dawned on me, I got shorter crank arms on the SRAM than I had with the Shimano and I did not adjust my seat post to account for it. So I started reducing the miles back to the house although I did have to crawl over a bridge that is usually a non issue, but I hobbled back into the garage 58.1 miles. Knee is really painful tonight, so I'm having some additional ice cream to go with my Tylenol. Based on how things go this week, this might end up my birthday age ride as I turn 58 on Thursday. Weather is suppose to suck all week except for a couple of day, so will probably rest it for a day and hit the trainer to see how things are.

jaxgtr 11-26-22 10:10 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22714268)
Can’t go wrong riding with the “Royal We”. But at 1:20AM? We need to talk. ;)

When my wife worked at the hospital and had to be at work at 6, and my kids were really young and in bed by 8 or 9, the only time I had to ride during the week was at night. I would generally leave once my wife hit the bed which was about 10 pm, so I might be out for a couple of hours or sometimes more. One night I was about 10 miles from home, it was well after midnight, and I got a flat, no big deal, break out the kit, oh jebus...I left it on my work bench when I was working on the bike. I walked home versus deal with the rath of my wife. About 5 miles into my walk, a cop that I would see a lot rolled by, he gave me a ride home.

Later in life, when I was commuting into the office, my hours were typically 2 to generally 2...it was a suck job, but you do what you have to do. My commutes in was at 2 am took about 25 mins.

rsbob 11-26-22 10:11 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22722157)
So first ride on my Emonda since I replaced my 11 speed Shimano Ultegra with SRAM eTap AXS. Weather was sketchy, heavy clouds, but not nearly as humid as it was Friday. I did not see rain on the radar, so I decided to chance it as the temps, while not low; all the same, I just assume not get rained on. What started out to be a nice ride with the new drive train, about mile 40 miles as I turned into a nasty headwind, my knee started to really bother me. I could not understand why, this bike has been setup since 2015 and I have not touched it, and it has been gloriously comfortable. Then it dawned on me, I got shorter crank arms on the SRAM than I had with the Shimano and I did not adjust my seat post to account for it. So I started reducing the miles back to the house although I did have to crawl over a bridge that is usually a non issue, but I hobbled back into the garage 58.1 miles. Knee is really painful tonight, so I'm having some additional ice cream to go with my Tylenol. Based on how things go this week, this might end up my birthday age ride as I turn 58 on Thursday. Weather is suppose to suck all week except for a couple of day, so will probably rest it for a day and hit the trainer to see how things are.

Bummer. Heal before you go out again.

rsbob 11-26-22 10:27 PM

What are you looking at? Just keep riding you Lycra/spandex primadonna.


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SpeedyBlueBiker 11-28-22 12:46 AM

I went out this morning (Monday) and rode 40 kilometers at Nong Bon park in eastern Bangkok. A warm morning at 27C (80F) with 90% humidity.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...559511371.jpeg

rsbob 11-28-22 11:30 PM

The ride started at a cool 39* F but by the end, warmed up to a balmy 40*. Considering the multi-layers, I had to unzip to keep from overheating.


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jaxgtr 11-28-22 11:30 PM

Took the knee for a test drive today after I adjust my seat post and seat a little. Test was good and no knee pain. Did 30 today in some heavy west winds which sucked eggs, but it was at my back on the way back.

Beautiful day at the rail trail today.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ffe0b4063.jpeg

Jedneck 11-29-22 08:21 PM

32 commuting miles to give me 10000 miles and 500000 ft of gain for year

OldTryGuy 11-29-22 08:58 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22723977)
The ride started at a cool 39* F but by the end, warmed up to a balmy 40*. Considering the multi-layers, I had to unzip to keep from overheating...................................

Temperature 67℉ (cold) @ 12:55AM start today with leg warmers + jacket + gloves on and cooled down a couple more degrees by the time I was done at 30 miles.


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22723978)
Took the knee for a test drive today after I adjust my seat post and seat a little. Test was good and no knee pain. Did 30 today in some heavy west winds which sucked eggs, but it was at my back on the way back.

Beautiful day at the rail trail today.............................................

The DARK - STAR FILLED SKY was awesome this AM (see above beginning time) and even got to see a shooting STAR ;0) during my 30 miler.

jaxgtr 11-29-22 10:02 PM


Originally Posted by OldTryGuy (Post 22724896)
Temperature 67℉ (cold) @ 12:55AM start today with leg warmers + jacket + gloves on and cooled down a couple more degrees by the time I was done at 30 miles.



The DARK - STAR FILLED SKY was awesome this AM (see above beginning time) and even got to see a shooting STAR ;0) during my 30 miler.

This was my sky tonight while out for a quick 30....

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0b505717f.jpeg

rsbob 11-29-22 10:59 PM

I rode an hour and 20 in my office and got exactly nowhere. Zero miles. What a waste of effort.

SpeedyBlueBiker 11-30-22 12:32 AM

Was out early on Wednesday morning and rode 47 kilometers. Weather was very humid due to yesterday's late afternoon thunderstorm.

m.c. 11-30-22 05:53 PM

We rode the cruisers around town to run errands, and then to see the sunset tonight.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f4dc6313a.jpeg
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jaxgtr 11-30-22 10:46 PM

So I went out this morning, notice some clouds building but no rain is expected. Wind is really picking up, becoming really annoying. I stop about 25 miles in, and decide to check the radar on my phone and what do I see to the west of me, but lots of heavy storms and rain coming my way. Luckily, I was doing loops near my house, so did not take that long to get home. So I decided to ride the trainer and some climbing in Italy for a change of pace. The wind killed my legs, that is for sure.

I had 33 miles and lots of wind outside, and 27 miles and 1800 ft of dry climbing inside while it is pouring outside.

mschwett 11-30-22 10:50 PM

squeezed in 32 at lunch, 1,800 feet. improved my outlook on life quite a bit!

rsbob 11-30-22 11:06 PM


Originally Posted by mschwett (Post 22725997)
squeezed in 32 at lunch, 1,800 feet. improved my outlook on life quite a bit!

A three martini lunch? Three might get you as high as 1800’

mschwett 11-30-22 11:29 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22726002)
A three martini lunch? Three might get you as high as 1800’

i wondered for a moment if there was anything one could do/eat/drink 32 of at lunch 🤣

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-01-22 02:41 AM

Only rode 37 kilometers Thursday morning but it was a lot nicer. Temperature at 6:30am was 74F but 93% humidity as usual. Had a bit of wind out of the NE as they predict the temps to drop a bit over the coming days.

boludo 12-02-22 05:22 PM

Rode five miles around the neighborhood on a new bike. Felt great.


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