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Daniel4 08-03-22 08:47 PM

51km. Got a new rear facing action camera. Long battery life and compatible with my other camera. So now I have enough battery and memory for six hours.

rsbob 08-03-22 09:03 PM

Legs were tired today after getting the KOM for seniors yesterday on the 2.4 mile climb. Today was just do a tour, chill and enjoy the scenery.

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Lunch of chumpians
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Lake Wa
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Lake Wa from Kirkland
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Beaver Lake

SpeedyBlueBiker 08-03-22 09:36 PM

Only did 41 miles today but that's pretty much my usual type of ride.

rsbob 08-03-22 10:01 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 22597945)
Only did 41 miles today but that's pretty much my usual type of ride.

No worries, My usual is 30 to 40. Still have a life off the bike to live too.

kahn 08-04-22 08:41 AM

Same old, same old. Greenlake neighborhood to Discovery Park, Smith Cove Park and Myrtle Edwards Park. Lots of views and waterfront riding.

We are in the midst of Seafair week so the ships were in...


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A pan and those clouds might bring first rain since mid-July
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From Smith Cove Park
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The ships and their guns are here
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Our Canadian friends are down for the festivities: The Saskatoon and its Maple Leaf emblem

ooga-booga 08-04-22 10:31 AM

40-spot.

Einzelherz 08-04-22 11:53 AM

The distances you actual cyclists can bike is staggering to me. I put in 4 miles of somewhat wavy paved terrain and I'm exhausted. Is it the love that gets you through it or just constant work? Maybe I need somewhere to enjoy cycling to?

Troul 08-04-22 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by Einzelherz (Post 22598519)
The distances you actual cyclists can bike is staggering to me. I put in 4 miles of somewhat wavy paved terrain and I'm exhausted. Is it the love that gets you through it or just constant work? Maybe I need somewhere to enjoy cycling to?

just treat the bicycle sorta like a line of credit... Leverage it as much as possible now, because someday, that bicycle might become something you cannot overenjoy.

CAT7RDR 08-04-22 01:10 PM


Originally Posted by Einzelherz (Post 22598519)
The distances you actual cyclists can bike is staggering to me. I put in 4 miles of somewhat wavy paved terrain and I'm exhausted. Is it the love that gets you through it or just constant work? Maybe I need somewhere to enjoy cycling to?

Big Bill Walton has it right in my book;"My bike is my gym, my wheelchair and my church all in one. I'd like to ride my bike all day long but I've got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way."

Bill Walton

Just be consistent and get out at least a few days per week and your endurance and enjoyment will grow.

rsbob 08-04-22 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by Einzelherz (Post 22598519)
The distances you actual cyclists can bike is staggering to me. I put in 4 miles of somewhat wavy paved terrain and I'm exhausted. Is it the love that gets you through it or just constant work? Maybe I need somewhere to enjoy cycling to?

I find cycling a unique sport. All of us started with small miles, like you, and slowly kept pushing out the distance. After awhile I found doing new distances something to strive for. So four became 6 and 6 became 10 and so on. Having a destination is always a great idea. A favorite park, view, ice cream, friendís houseÖ. Always good to reward yourself until cycling becomes its own reward through fitness and weight loss for the determined of us. Now it gets weird. Cycling can be painful and punishing when taken to extremes or when one wants to really push the distance and speed. People actually look for hills to climb so they can get stronger and ride in all sorts of terrible weather, but those are the more extreme types (self included). You donít need to go there. Just enjoy the freedom and the feeling of getting more fit and healthy. Throw in an ice cream or a beer as a reward and you should be golden.

Troul 08-04-22 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22598683)
You donít need to go there. Just enjoy the freedom and the feeling of getting more fit and healthy.

It kinda sorta does end up there all by its' natural progression though.

CAT7RDR 08-04-22 03:53 PM

23 miles and 3K of climb on my local hills.
Trying to keep up with the roadies on a 32 lbs 29er is a challenge.

Troul 08-04-22 04:58 PM


Originally Posted by CAT7RDR (Post 22598818)
23 miles and 3K of climb on my local hills.
Trying to keep up with the roadies on a 32 lbs 29er is a challenge.

gotta catch em' on the downhills.

rsbob 08-04-22 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22598718)
It kinda sorta does end up there all by its' natural progression though.

Shhhhhhhhhhh. I was not trying to scare him off and onto an e bike. :D

ooga-booga 08-04-22 08:07 PM

61-spot. muggy by socal standards.

SpeedyBlueBiker 08-04-22 11:02 PM

34 miles today. A cloudy and cool day but the warmer temps will be back tomorrow and for the next week.

Jedneck 08-05-22 10:28 AM

35 miles at just shy of 20mph

Einzelherz 08-05-22 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22598683)
I find cycling a unique sport. All of us started with small miles, like you, and slowly kept pushing out the distance. After awhile I found doing new distances something to strive for. So four became 6 and 6 became 10 and so on. Having a destination is always a great idea. A favorite park, view, ice cream, friendís houseÖ. Always good to reward yourself until cycling becomes its own reward through fitness and weight loss for the determined of us. Now it gets weird. Cycling can be painful and punishing when taken to extremes or when one wants to really push the distance and speed. People actually look for hills to climb so they can get stronger and ride in all sorts of terrible weather, but those are the more extreme types (self included). You donít need to go there. Just enjoy the freedom and the feeling of getting more fit and healthy. Throw in an ice cream or a beer as a reward and you should be golden.

My state is particularly bike unfriendly (imo) so I tend to still to developments and/or corporate parks. We have a lovely bike trail, but the two streets I have to cross to get to it are still daunting. But the bike trail does have multiple ice cream shops that are not far so... :)

Troul 08-05-22 01:58 PM

40 miles in the muck. A lot of trees were overlaying the route.

ooga-booga 08-05-22 07:46 PM

45-spot. most of it in the low 90's. felt good on the old bones...except on that three mile climb...

Gyro 08-06-22 06:05 AM

I broke 50,000 miles this week starting around 05-22-08, on two bikes. A trek FX 7.3 and my 2014 Domane 4.3.

kahn 08-06-22 07:47 AM

Repeated Weds' ride but since I was with a friend who does not standby, pedal by or sit for photos - none but they would have been similar anyway. But Sea Fair had officially started and there were tourists on that gun boat and two cruise ships were back in port that were absent on Weds. So, again about 22 miles with 800 feet. Oh, yeah, a few more crazy drivers than on Weds. One, a nice white Tesla decided to turn into a driveway right in front of me, across a marked bike path where his alert systems failed to tell him about my position or he chose to ignore those alerts. And if that was not enough, he than started to back out to finish his u-turn as I was screaming HEADS UP, HEADS UP, A-HOLE and swerved around him!

And our heat wave is back with warnings for the next two days. Getting old but unfortunately getting usual.

rsbob 08-06-22 08:36 AM

Lost it by a bearís nose
 
46 with 1200í 17 Ave

Doing a 15 mile TT with 100 yards of all out sprint to get PR, a black bear crosses 25 yards in front of me. Had to slow to a crawl. Missed the PR by 3 secs.


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RyderKeepUp 08-06-22 08:40 AM

50KM evening ride through city. Was beautiful and there's not better way to people watch and see your city neighbourhoods.

Troul 08-06-22 10:55 AM

105 miles. Gallons of water was used in the process.


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