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Troul 12-02-21 07:36 AM

55 Miles Spun I.D.

Flip Flop Rider 12-02-21 07:48 AM

0 miles

one4smoke 12-02-21 08:26 AM

Nice ride of 40 miles yesterday.

kahn 12-02-21 09:36 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22325764)
Birthday ride today, so goal was 57 , but I started having some pain in the tendon behind my right knee , so versus causing further issues, I just did 30. I will give it a rest for a day and try again on Friday or Saturday, based on how I feel.

Happy Birthday. I recently reversed those numbers. No, not the 30!!!

kahn 12-02-21 09:41 AM

Yesterday: 20.1 and about 900 feet. A cut down version of one of my urban adventures as the headwind was more than I wanted to deal with. So I cut out about a mile of waterfront trail that ran straight into the winds. But the surf was up (g) and there were the usual Planes, trains and automobiles.


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Smith Cove. I've not seen waves, small as they were, crashing on the shore before. Driven by south wind.
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Major train yard/switching station.
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Hope it is not a MAX!

Troul 12-02-21 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22326562)
Yesterday: 20.1 and about 900 feet. A cut down version of one of my urban adventures as the headwind was more than I wanted to deal with. So I cut out about a mile of waterfront trail that ran straight into the winds. But the surf was up (g) and there were the usual Planes, trains and automobiles.
Smith Cove. I've not seen waves, small as they were, crashing on the shore before. Driven by south wind.
Major train yard/switching station.
Hope it is not a MAX!


I test my endurance with the thought that *IF* I could easily have a trouble free route with the scenery that you happen to have, then high headwinds would have to break into the +30 MPH range before I consider backpedaling the outdoor ride.
Seeing how that isn't the case, I have to really justify a ride if the conditions contain the following: +20 MPH headwinds, winter temps, & slick leaves covering moon-like surfaces.

kahn 12-02-21 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22326585)
I test my endurance with the thought that *IF* I could easily have a trouble free route with the scenery that you happen to have, then high headwinds would have to break into the +30 MPH range before I consider backpedaling the outdoor ride.
Seeing how that isn't the case, I have to really justify a ride if the conditions contain the following: +20 MPH headwinds, winter temps, & slick leaves covering moon-like surfaces.

Color me lazy!

Actually, my planned route through Discovery Park entailed thinking about pushing the bike up the leaf slime covered road but thankfully, I believe the city (not the winds) cleared much of that slime and I pedaled up it. That same road sometimes has an iridescent green glow from the surface moss - no sudden moves. But, yup, at this time of year there is weaving and bobbing to avoid some really messy "slush" of the leaf, not snow kind.

The piggy back planes were an additional visual, although, not completely unusual in the home of Boeing. I use to work in Renton (not for Boeing) and there's a road and railroad track that share the same surface. Occasionally, you'd have to pull over to allow a fuselage to pass :p

jaxgtr 12-02-21 01:51 PM

Tendon felt better today, but it was too nice a day to just mow the grass, so I went and did a nice easy 30 miles at the rail trail. I typically do not ride the rail trail during the week day as I am generally working, but I noticed that everyone out there had a gray\grey beard which includes me. :lol:

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Troul 12-03-21 05:08 PM

Threaded myself in between some lite flakes & chill atmosphere, netting 47 Miles O.D. Just as I concluded the ride the clouds brought in a heavier flurry, & I then yelled at the clouds.

Troul 12-04-21 09:10 PM

33 Miles O.D. brrrrrrr

Troul 12-05-21 08:39 AM

22 Miles O.D. with extra brrrrrrrr

beechnutC23 12-05-21 07:12 PM

25 cold km with a light dusting of fresh snow, temp. -4C, light winds. Some icy patches as it rained last week and then it froze the next day. I walked 9 km on Friday in what turned out to be defective boots and gave myself two big blisters just above the heel. I should have ridden but the 40 km/h winds and cold temperatures dissuaded me. I managed to ride today by using my very rigid hiking boots (I ride flat pedals in winter), which kept the feet immobile. I rode a similar distance yesterday on a different route but it was an overcast and very gloomy day. Today's effort:


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mschwett 12-05-21 07:19 PM

50.76 miles, a flattish 2,947 feet. 51 degrees, partly sunny, not much wind. nice day.

CAT7RDR 12-05-21 09:36 PM

44 miles and 5K of Climb in SoCal hills. Cool and heavy fog then the sun finally broke through around Noon.
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letank 12-06-21 12:35 AM


Originally Posted by mschwett (Post 22329970)
50.76 miles, a flattish 2,947 feet. 51 degrees, partly sunny, not much wind. nice day.

Yep, it was coldish this am... waited until noon and more sun, 55F.

Mid peninsula 25 miles, rather flat... I could smell jet fuel going thru Millbrae and Boringame

Edit: ride repeat with SIL who has all the tech gizmo, the elevation gain is 1387feet

Troul 12-06-21 01:29 PM

20 Miles I.D.

rsbob 12-06-21 09:58 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22330818)
20 Miles I.D.

Ditto. 42* and misting all day.

Troul 12-06-21 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22331458)
Ditto. 42* and misting all day.

the stationary head winds, mid Spring likes temps & ultra low humidity was the better choice compared to 22F, 27 MPH winds, & random flurries.

diphthong 12-06-21 11:42 PM

36-spot. mid-60's and breezy. miss my set it and forget it 70 degree days...

rsbob 12-08-21 11:25 PM

44* and raining so decided to do my first FTP test on ZWIFT. Will be 67 in 3 days - so early happy b-day to me. The result was a FTP of 226 and W/Kg of 3.06 (I weigh 165 lbs). Using an on line calculator, I had an age related adjustment of a 35 year old Category 2 at the lower end of Cat 2. A pretty good early birthday present since I have been recently doubting my ability.

The age adjustment calculator for those interested:

.https://agpowertritraining.blogspot....unctional.html

Troul 12-09-21 11:08 AM

73 Miles I.D.

Troul 12-10-21 04:07 PM

48 Miles O.D. Looking like a wind storm is headed in overnight.

ofajen 12-10-21 07:50 PM

17 miles. It was getting dark and I had the light on, then noticed these occasional flashes. Turns out a thunderstorm came up and I managed to get home a little while before things got wild and crazy. Actually I felt really strong on the MTB and those Black Chili tires really fly on the trail stones. So much smoother than getting beaten up on 700x32s. 👍

Otto

biker128pedal 12-10-21 09:09 PM

Coming back from Tennessee I intended to take a short 1 hour out and back on the New River Vally Trail from Pulaski Va. I kept going and turned into a 3 hour 31.5 mile ride. Rail trail so it is flat. Took the mountain bike but could have road the Domane with 32mm tires it was so smooth. It started out 37 F and warmed up to 45 F. Good ride than 5 hours home. Would like to bike pack it on and out and back this spring but need to figure out where to park the car for a few days. No overnight parking at the State Park lots.

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burnthesheep 12-10-21 09:24 PM

27.5mi in an hour and ten. Warmup and cooldown with two hard 15min efforts. Beat the drizzle and 60 deg in December. A good time.


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