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SpeedyBlueBiker 10-19-22 10:07 PM

27 slow smoky miles in Seattle. All the forest fires are pushing the air quality to unhealthy levels. Friday the rains are coming.

Troul 10-20-22 06:05 PM

37 miles, pretty much avoided the direct head shot winds. Was 28F brrrrr The leaves were crunchy....

Troul 10-21-22 03:19 PM

30 miles. was a hot 29F...

biker128pedal 10-21-22 04:32 PM

Fantastic afternoon. 65 F and sunny. Not a cloud in the sky. Very slight breeze. I swear I had the wind at my back the whole ride. :D 33.5 miles on the road. Latex tubes do smooth the ride.


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Troul 10-22-22 08:43 AM

89 miles. Was kinda surprised at the volume of riders that were out. 48°F with 18-25 MPH gusts winds....

rsbob 10-22-22 11:12 AM

A very short rainy ride (15 miles) since my vintage bike’s seat post bolt or something I need to figure out today had a malfunction. Seat kept tilting back about 35 degrees even after retightening the seat post bolt with all my might 3X. A picture of the perp:

Figured out the problem. The design of the clam which holds the seat to the post was ill-designed back in the 70s or early 80s.. The teeth between the upper and lower clam only meshed on the outer edges with a big gap in the middle and the outer edges had worn smooth. I took my bike theft device - angle grinder ;) - and reduced the end heights so that the teeth mesh all the way around. Also used lock-tite and a lock washer on the bolt since that was loosening when the seat slipped. Fingers crossed.

Amazed it hung in there as long as it did before the outer teeth wore down and off permitting the seat to slip back.


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mschwett 10-22-22 03:14 PM

got out before the peak wind warnings for a (still windy) 56 miles, 4,600 feet of climbing. tried to stay in the hills and trees where it was sheltered, mostly succeeded.


Bitterly cold northwest winds are set to steadily creep into Point Reyes early before they come crashing into San Francisco this afternoon....Gale-force winds in excess of 40 mph with gusts near 50 mph will howl over the open waters Saturday morning, making for bitterly cold and dangerous seas over the Farallon Islands — just 28 miles off the coast of San Francisco. Some of these strong winds will wrap around to Point Reyes and most of the Pacific-facing side of Sonoma and Marin counties’ coastline, blowing sand and dust all along Highway 1 for most of Saturday.

Once the “inside-slider” dips into Nevada this afternoon, strong 35-45 mph gusts will be possible in San Francisco — especially west of Sunset Boulevard, in the Presidio and along the north coast. These winds will peak by 4-7 p.m. on Saturday before finally dropping off overnight.

But blowing dust won’t be the only thing coming ashore.
why do all weather phenomena have to have names these days!??!

The Chemist 10-23-22 07:56 AM

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Beautiful warm (22 degrees) autumn day for a ride today.

Troul 10-23-22 10:33 AM

55 miles. Started off in the low 60°F's, dropped to mid 40°F's, ended it in the upper 50°F's. Mild head winds majority of the ride.

rsbob 10-23-22 07:48 PM

A hair short of 30 and a grand climbing. Cloudy, calm with a couple patches of sun - temps in the mid-50s. Was dressed very comfortably which made the ride muy bueno (been watching too much Narcos on Netflix)

ooga-booga 10-24-22 08:09 PM

26-spot.

Troul 10-28-22 12:10 PM

33 miles. Didn't feel like 27°F, more like 40°F...

rsbob 10-28-22 01:07 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22693712)
33 miles. Didn't feel like 27°F, more like 40°F...

27!? Good dog that is cold. You are seriously dedicated. I am more humorously dedicated and draw the line at 40. Unless she is really pretty, then maybe 38.

rsbob 10-28-22 01:10 PM

Day before yesterday I did 30 with 2000’ at a balmy 50*. Yesterday a 15 flat recovery ride.


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Troul 10-28-22 03:14 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22693772)
27!? Good dog that is cold. You are seriously dedicated. I am more humorously dedicated and draw the line at 40. Unless she is really pretty, then maybe 38.

the other day it was just as cold, & it felt cold. Today, it must've been more humid, making it feel warmer. I'll be going out tomorrow, supposed to be around 40°F... I hope the wind stays in the single digits.

NomarsGirl 10-28-22 03:25 PM

0. I think my season is over. Not enough daylight.

rsbob 10-28-22 03:41 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22693906)
the other day it was just as cold, & it felt cold. Today, it must've been more humid, making it feel warmer. I'll be going out tomorrow, supposed to be around 40°F... I hope the wind stays in the single digits.

Like mom used to say, “Don’t forget your sweater!” :D

rsbob 10-28-22 03:43 PM


Originally Posted by NomarsGirl (Post 22693917)
0. I think my season is over. Not enough daylight.

Boooo (seasonally appropriate). Hisss. Very sad indeed. Indoor trainer? Tell Santa

SpeedyBlueBiker 10-28-22 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by NomarsGirl (Post 22693917)
0. I think my season is over. Not enough daylight.

In another week even less light when we go back to standard time. In addition, not enough heat!

Troul 10-28-22 07:30 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22693932)
Like mom used to say, “Don’t forget your sweater!” :D

i was always told that if I'm outside & am cold, I'm not active enough. Pretty sure it was there way of copping out in buying clothes.

Troul 10-28-22 07:32 PM


Originally Posted by NomarsGirl (Post 22693917)
0. I think my season is over. Not enough daylight.

I start to dread the outdoorsy rides when that white stuff starts to stick & the salt trucks are blasting debris everywhere.

rsbob 10-28-22 08:01 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22694135)
i was always told that if I'm outside & am cold, I'm not active enough. Pretty sure it was there way of copping out in buying clothes.

With that thought in mind, if you head out only wearing your cycling shoes and socks, you should get one helluva workout. Oh and wear a helmet just in case you slip on some ice.

biker128pedal 10-29-22 06:16 PM

65 mile ride on the Capital Trail from Charles City County Courthouse to Richmond. A balmy 55 F. Ok after getting vaccinated Friday. Cotton picking time.


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SpeedyBlueBiker 10-29-22 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by biker128pedal (Post 22694862)
65 mile ride on the Capital Trail from Charles City County Courthouse to Richmond. A balmy 55 F. Ok after getting vaccinated Friday. Cotton picking time.

Nice looking bike!

Troul 10-29-22 06:41 PM

75 miles. foggy, cold [25F] , damp start. Fog lifted halfway in, heatwave of 49F. Thankfully the wind was very calm.


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