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kahn 06-09-23 07:33 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22917519)
Thanks for posting. Have been interested in doing that ride for a couple of years - your post is enough to get me going. Thanks.

You are welcome

Read my response above about the wind. They have plans to chip seal sections of the roadways, if I recall, both north and south of I-90 which would make is a less desirable jaunt. But enjoy it if you do it.

jadmt 06-09-23 07:55 PM

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Troul 06-10-23 11:09 AM

86.9 miles.
was going for 80, but the orange barrel monsters redirected path, thru some sketch areas.
Think I experienced a record distance residential sprinkler head. Had to have an assisted pump to go at least 50'. Nailed me right in the leg & crank. %$#@*@ #&%@#%!

rsbob 06-10-23 02:06 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22919162)
86.9 miles.
was going for 80, but the orange barrel monsters redirected path, thru some sketch areas.
Think I experienced a record distance residential sprinkler head. Had to have an assisted pump to go at least 50'. Nailed me right in the leg & crank. %$#@*@ #&%@#%!

Was going to say something tasteless about if a certain body part mentioned above was not damp at the end of a ride, I didnít ride hard enough. But I wonít, or almost wonít.

biker128pedal 06-10-23 07:31 PM

Good mountain bike ride. Isnít the off road miles equal to twice road miles. :D Anyway 3 laps for 21 miles. The first two set personal records. The third played with my $40 cheapie action camera. Stabilization is not very good but made a few videos for my 85 year old dad who does not ride anymore.

And body is much less sore on a FS bike.

rsbob 06-10-23 08:34 PM

Short but sweat-y. Since I rode up and down the hill 2X, all the climbing was done in about 5.75 miles.

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Troul 06-11-23 08:58 AM

23 unexpected moiiist miles. Weather forecast is all a hoax.

biker128pedal 06-11-23 05:25 PM

Warm, dry and sunny 40 mile road ride. That must equal 20 miles of single track. A little wind to push through from the start.

Work and thunderstorms tomorrow so a rest day.

jaxgtr 06-12-23 09:01 PM

Feels good to get back on a bike, got in 18 today on the trainer. 10 days ago I decided I was going to go for a jog, decided to take the dog with me, oh look squirrel. I trip over him, fall and hit my head on the sidewalk. Ended up having a slight concussion, was dizzy, felt like I was going to puke. Neighbor of the house I was in front of, saw it, ran out to help, luckily I had not gotten that far, she ran down to my house and got my wife who is a nurse. They both help me up and get me home, and my wife runs me to the mini ER down the road. Said everything looks ok, no bleeding, no swelling, just need to take it easy for a few days. I got on the trainer last Thursday to see how things are going and after 5 mins, really light effort and I got really dizzy. Felt pretty good today, no dizziness or weirdness, so I figure I will continue with the trainer for a few more days and make sure everything continues in a positive way.

diphthong 06-12-23 11:26 PM

31-spot.

jadmt 06-13-23 05:46 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22919987)
23 unexpected moiiist miles. Weather forecast is all a hoax.

I got soaked yesterday but weather did say thunderstorms all day. they were mostly correct unfortunately. I did set out to do at least 80 miles but I bailed early as winds were picking up and miles of puddles were loosing their fun factor.

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jaxgtr 06-13-23 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by jadmt (Post 22921746)
I got soaked yesterday but weather did say thunderstorms all day. they were mostly correct unfortunately. I did set out to do at least 80 miles but I bailed early as winds were picking up and miles of puddles were loosing their fun factor.

You Montana folks have been hammered by rain this year.

Sierra_rider 06-13-23 11:56 PM

More riding on the gravel bike. I actually wanted to get the road bike out for a long ride on the passes, but the Ultegra crank has finally bit the dust on that bike.


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SpeedyBlueBiker 06-14-23 09:44 PM

I did 41 miles on an overcast day. Was about 65F the whole ride.

Troul 06-15-23 07:10 AM

55 miles, before the T Storms.

rsbob 06-15-23 10:54 AM

Off the bike while I heal from surgery removing a cyst. Gawd am I bored.
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Troul 06-17-23 11:30 AM

55 miles.

jaxgtr 06-17-23 06:07 PM

Very crappy weather here today. I wanted to go out and try the new stem length, but I hate leaving in the rain, I don't care if I get caught in it, but hate being wet immediately. When the sun did come out, the humidity was oppressive, so I decided to stay inside in the AC. Got in 27 and 1800 ft of climbing. Going to try and get out tomorrow, supposed to be fairly dry tomorrow.

Happy fathers day to all the dads.

OldTryGuy 06-17-23 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22926744)
Very crappy weather here today. I wanted to go out and try the new stem length, but I hate leaving in the rain, I don't care if I get caught in it, but hate being wet immediately. When the sun did come out, the humidity was oppressive, so I decided to stay inside in the AC. Got in 27 and 1800 ft of climbing. Going to try and get out tomorrow, supposed to be fairly dry tomorrow.

Happy fathers day to all the dads.

" Very crappy weather ... " this morning here in SW FL. At 12:51AM Temperature 83℉, Humidity 83%, Felt like 91℉ and after a slow 25.52 miles I had to jump in the pool to get dry.

jaxgtr 06-17-23 06:50 PM


Originally Posted by OldTryGuy (Post 22926765)
" Very crappy weather ... " this morning here in SW FL. At 12:51AM Temperature 83℉, Humidity 83%, Felt like 91℉ and after a slow 25.52 miles I had to jump in the pool to get dry.

Very similar here is North Florida. I just took the dog for a walk before it starts raining again and I need a shower.

Troul 06-17-23 07:52 PM

i agree; I'll deal with moiiistness if it happens, but not put my self in it front the start.

Todays ride had very thiccc fog.

rsbob 06-17-23 08:04 PM

Did my first post op ride of a whopping 26 miles with 1500’ of climbing. The doc told me to back off if my finger started throbbing, but it was fine. The temperature was a whopping 59* with a bit of sprinkles. When done had a Smore cookie and petted a puppy. Life was good. (Yesterday was spent at the ER with my wife who had severe back problems. Always amazing what a time suck a trip to the hospital takes. By the time we had her meds it was 4.5 hours, but the place was slammed. She is much better today but has a way to go.). And yes, a cycling glove was sacrificed for the ride.


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Troul 06-17-23 08:15 PM

no kidding about the time suck & medical facilities. Many years ago I had a severe back pain event crop up. Went to the ER, sat for a few hours in pain since as long as I could evidently be mobile under my own power & "talk" in between the cold sweats, I was deemed not urgent. After the long night, some pokes with jabs, a scan the result was that I was giving birth to stones.

Now when that pain crops up, I wait it out in the discomfort of my own home. Costs less, I can check in or out when ever, & the coffee is much better. Staff could be better at times..... :D

wishing her a speedy recovery!

rsbob 06-17-23 08:31 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22926830)
no kidding about the time suck & medical facilities. Many years ago I had a severe back pain event crop up. Went to the ER, sat for a few hours in pain since as long as I could evidently be mobile under my own power & "talk" in between the cold sweats, I was deemed not urgent. After the long night, some pokes with jabs, a scan the result was that I was giving birth to stones.

Now when that pain crops up, I wait it out in the discomfort of my own home. Costs less, I can check in or out when ever, & the coffee is much better. Staff could be better at times..... :D

wishing her a speedy recovery!

Kidney stones are the worst. I was slugging down smoothies with beat powder and spinach with blueberries and banana for a few weeks and then climbing on the indoor trainer and dehydrating no matter how much I drank. Within two weeks I had my first two bouts of kidney stones out of nowhere with zero warning. I didnít go to the ER but got shocky with a cold sweat, unreal pain and felt like hurling. Didnít quite know what was happening except it hurt like f. The first episode passed in an hour and I hurt a bit for the next 24. The second passed in about fifteen minutes. After reading the interwebs, I found out the spinach and beet root extract are both high in oxalates which can cause stones. Have cut way back on both with no recurrence

Saw my PCP and he order blood tests, an X-ray and later a MRI and all were good.

Troul 06-18-23 08:34 AM

Passing one while out riding is not ever pleasant.

59 miles.

Troul 06-19-23 09:49 AM

71 miles.

jadmt 06-19-23 01:53 PM

81.9 miles windy and cool and a few sprinkles. One flat at 33 miles so had a soft rear tire for 49 miles..funny thing while fixing the flat on the side of the road several bikes passed by all kitted out and not one of them even slowed down. Only person to stop was an old guy in a beat up truck stopped and asked me if I was ok and if I had tools. Told him I was good but thanked him for checking.

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rsbob 06-19-23 08:01 PM

Saw the surgeon today and no more bandages, so am good to go, so got going. Since had limited today along with rain, climbed the back hill 2X.

11 miles and 1800í climbing. Max grade 17% making the 10% ones feel easy. Got 4th fastest overall on the climb (out of 5 people total :lol:). Now I will have to get 3rd.

Sierra_rider 06-21-23 10:11 PM

My week so far... I don't get to ride outdoors for a few days because of work, so I tried to get the most out my time at home. The KOM isn't on a highly contested segment, so not ultra excited about that one.

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rsbob 06-21-23 10:31 PM

A quick flat 18 @ 18 MPH.

I don’t have a Watt meter on the bike, but two days ago, Strava has been showing watts on segments and average watts. Anyone else noticed this?


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