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kahn 12-11-21 06:23 PM

An awful ride with more than half of the 14 miles in driving 44F degree rain. Finally, we decided to turn around and dealt with the ferocious headwind and driving rain. Gear is spread about drying off. Wonderful pacific northWET day! Yech.

Troul 12-12-21 01:41 PM

33 Miles O.D.

kahn 12-12-21 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22337693)
33 Miles O.D.

Outside? OUTside? :p

Troul 12-12-21 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22337774)
Outside? OUTside? :p

Not opening that door for conversation. :p

rsbob 12-12-21 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22337975)
Not opening that door for conversation. :p

I believe he rode 33 miles and then Over Dosed. RIP Dear Mr Troul

ofajen 12-12-21 09:32 PM

Yesterday 23 miles. Hills on the way out, and 20-25 mph headwind on the way back. 45F. Very tiring.

Today I went the other way, mostly gentle slopes and headwind on the way out with tailwind on the way home. Maybe 52F and sunny. I was going to take it easy but the wind had other ideas.

Otto

rsbob 12-12-21 10:02 PM

Eggzactly 30 miles with a wind chill of 37* and to make it more special, rain. How I love riding in winter - or very late fall.

Troul 12-14-21 06:26 AM

52 Miles O.D.

Troul 12-16-21 08:53 AM

another 52 Miles O.D.

rsbob 12-16-21 10:26 PM

26 ID. Tried riding with a bot, but was too slow (and the next level up was too fast - sounds like the Three Bears) but saw a guy breaking off the front and joined him. We ended up riding 20 miles cheek by jowl. It was great to have someone with similar power, who attacked the hills and did the sprints just for fun. It is so rare to find someone on the same level it was a joy.

Troul 12-17-21 06:24 AM

29 Miles O.D. Way colder today. 24F

OldTryGuy 12-17-21 10:58 AM

22.22 on Tuesday
33.33 on Wednesday
44.44 on Thursday

Yes today was 55.55 miles. Titled my STRAVA as "I can't ride 55"



kahn 12-18-21 11:37 AM

15.48/660 gain on Thurs. It was spitting a bit (Doppler misled me) and raw.

19.9 (yes, that's what it read as I carried it inside) and 1,025 gain on Friday. Weak sun for the first five minutes of the ride and then raw for the rest. A pedestrian/bike bridge eastbound across I-5 at 195th and then an awful construction zone westbound across I-5 at 185th.

Oh, and if Greenlake is a reservoir, it is a reservoir for swimmer's itch! Never-mind dog, goose and duck droppings!


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fa9a6d9475.jpg

ofajen 12-18-21 02:07 PM

23 miles today. Sunny, upper 30s and the usual 10-15 mph winter wind. My hands were a bit cold, so tomorrow Iíll try out my new mittens.

Otto

jaxgtr 12-18-21 02:59 PM

took a couple of weeks off, still having knee issues, but went out today for 30. Knee felt good.

biker128pedal 12-18-21 06:00 PM

Road 25 miles today. Dropped of some cards at the post office and took a couple of pictures in front of the TC Walker mural. The got caught in the rain and cooled off. Found out if I take my glasses of in the rain the sweat does not sting my eyes. Still enjoyed the wet ride. The fenders sure do help.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ce244bd6e.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d1a23c0ca.jpeg

kahn 12-19-21 09:03 AM


Originally Posted by biker128pedal (Post 22344466)
Road 25 miles today. Dropped of some cards at the post office and took a couple of pictures in front of the TC Walker mural. The got caught in the rain and cooled off. Found out if I take my glasses of in the rain the sweat does not sting my eyes. Still enjoyed the wet ride. The fenders sure do help.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ce244bd6e.jpeg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d1a23c0ca.jpeg

That is quite the mural. Thanks for sharing.

ofajen 12-20-21 09:07 AM

Only had time for 15 miles yesterday. Windy and 34 F but my fingers were actually a bit hot in the mittens I got earlier this year. Thatís a good sign for even colder temps, as long as I can keep my toes warm too.

Otto

Troul 12-20-21 11:42 AM

70 LONG miles I.D.

ofajen 12-20-21 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22346220)
70 LONG miles I.D.

Aren't they all? They would be for me. 😊

Otto

Troul 12-20-21 12:11 PM

Being it's Monday, it' has that extra special experience.

kahn 12-20-21 03:49 PM

A quite truncated 9.6 miles. The chain jumped the tracks. The chain jumped the tracks. The chain.... You get the idea. Apparently a bent derailleur hanger lead to a misalignment leading to "the chain jumped the tracks" REPEATEDLY

And don't count on the AAA to bail you out on a chilly day with sunset closing in. Two hour predicted wait. A friend was quicker.

But I guess there are less picturesque places to breakdown although I was quite frozen when the bailout arrived.

The Fremont Bridge which has a bicycle counter, the reason said bridge was open and the breakdown location. If I recall the counter was at 416 (non-commute Sunday). Oh, also note Repunzal letting down her hair from the "tower" window.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ad359c175.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...bb95fa7aee.jpg
Bike counter
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c29d14ddac.jpg
Fremont Bridge
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9a3a9801d6.jpg
Needed to open the bridge to allow passage
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aad2bd1d79.jpg
A pan of the breakdown location

Chickenwings 12-20-21 03:59 PM

Well I've just got settled down here in Arizona from frozen Alberta. Took two months from my last ride to my first down here - bikes that I want are hard to find and covid pricing is real.....so it's been two months! First ride today - 6 miles and I ran out of ass.....

The Arizona ride:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1f74aab9da.jpg

kahn 12-20-21 04:16 PM


Originally Posted by Chickenwings (Post 22346554)
Well I've just got settled down here in Arizona from frozen Alberta. Took two months from my last ride to my first down here - bikes that I want are hard to find and covid pricing is real.....so it's been two months! First ride today - 6 miles and I ran out of ass.....

The Arizona ride:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1f74aab9da.jpg

If only my sister had remained in Tucson - it was a lovely place to visit and I purchased a used bike that I stored down there.

Enjoy the climate and terrain.

Chickenwings 12-20-21 04:26 PM

Thanks Kahn. I appreciate your enthusiasm. We're just a little over an hour to Tucson....love that place!


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