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Leamdav 07-11-23 10:09 AM

10 Miles this morning. That is about my limit at the moment.

jaxgtr 07-11-23 08:26 PM

A very long 15 hr day of programming, needed to decompress, so I did 25 miles with 1.5k of climbing inside while watching the Tour coverage. Going to have another long day tomorrow so already picked out a route to do, might hurt\kill me, but going to give Col du Tourmalet on Rouvy a go. 7% avg and 4400 ft of incline. :injured:. Figured since it was Tour de France time, I would ride some of the Tour climbs. Col d'Izoard, and Col du Chaussy also on the calendar this week.

jaxgtr 07-11-23 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by Leamdav (Post 22950042)
10 Miles this morning. That is about my limit at the moment.

Great job, keep at it, and distance and time will come along naturally

diphthong 07-11-23 08:56 PM

27-spot.

rsbob 07-11-23 10:04 PM

42 miles at 17.9 MPH with 1,500’ gain. Legs felt tired.


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SpeedyBlueBiker 07-12-23 12:16 AM

Went out on a very nice day and rode 83 miles.
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delbiker1 07-12-23 02:35 AM

On Monday I was 90 mile short of my 10 year goal of 50000 miles, ages 61-71. I rode 3 of me bikes 18 miles each. Tuesday, I rode my other 2 bikes 18 miles each to hit that goal. I rode my Soma Smoothie the last 18 miles, hit it as I was pulling into my driveway. It was important to me to actually get there, no excuse for having not.

Troul 07-12-23 07:56 AM

A simp 47 miles.

rsbob 07-13-23 08:53 PM

A leisurely 25 mile recovery ride through the valley (one cider too many?)


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Troul 07-14-23 06:56 AM

21 miles, averaged 19mph. Rain might dampen the weekend miles.

rsbob 07-14-23 09:29 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22952839)
21 miles, averaged 19mph. Rain might dampen the weekend miles.

Troul are you alright? 21 miles?! Two flat tires? But good average speed for riding on your rims. :thumb:

rsbob 07-14-23 09:32 PM

Top speed: 39.5

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Troul 07-14-23 10:33 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22953664)
Troul are you alright? 21 miles?! Two flat tires? But good average speed for riding on your rims. :thumb:

a small window of time lend me the quick opportunity to rip up the pavement. Seeing the weather forecasted, it might dry up for one more ride during the weekend. Otherwise, I'll have to live vicariously through your miles.
Are they calling the authorities on them those dang speed racers pedalin fast around the area? Ya bettuh slow ett down bub!

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-14-23 11:14 PM

I went out on STP Eve (Seattle to Portland bicycle ride) for 41 miles. The STP is a classic ride in the PNW and has been held annually since 1979 except for a couple of Covid-19 years. In its biggest years it would sell out and be limited to 10,000 riders. Now it’s hovering right around 6,000 riders. Most people ride the 206 mile route in 2 days and a few people do it in one day. Here’s a few pics from the starting point in Seattle at the University of Washington.
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Troul 07-14-23 11:18 PM

that looks like it could be fun. Any road bicycles attend & complete the long ride?

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-14-23 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22953717)
that looks like it could be fun. Any road bicycles attend & complete the long ride?

Oh yes, it is primarily a fully supported road bike event as in they have mid-point bag drop offs at several locations. You're on your own to figure out your sleeping accommodations though. I've only done it once, back in 2012 and I camped in a tent at the mid-point. I did it in two days riding about 100 miles the first day and 106 the second day.

Troul 07-14-23 11:44 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 22953719)
Oh yes, it is primarily a fully supported road bike event as in they have mid-point bag drop offs at several locations. You're on your own to figure out your sleeping accommodations though. I've only done it once, back in 2012 and I camped in a tent at the mid-point. I did it in two days riding about 100 miles the first day and 106 the second day.

hrmmm... there's got to be a catch that'd throw in an offset wrench. Seems too good of an event...

retswerb 07-15-23 12:50 AM

19.9 for me this morning with views of the Thunderbirds practicing for an airshow tomorrow. I don't have a phone mount on the bike I was riding so I didn't know what my mileage was until I pulled into the driveway and grabbed my phone out of my jersey pocket. Thought about going back out around the block to get above 20 just for the sake of it but I had to get to work.

Sierra_rider 07-15-23 09:06 PM

Did a few miles up in the mountains today. Not the time I was shooting for, I started to fall apart at the midpoint of the ride(nausea.) I'm still happy with myself, as I was ready to pull the plug early, but I felt compelled to grit it out. Average temp doesn't tell the whole story either. I started at 5am when it was in the 50's, it was in the 100's by the finish.

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jaxgtr 07-15-23 10:05 PM

So I was a work-a-holic this week, only got in 24 miles, but I had planned for some miles today, then my son went an needed emergency surgery for an appendix yesterday, and as it has been raining every afternoon, I went and took care of his yard work, then did mine, all the while I was probably getting heat stroke. The humidity was off the chart, and heat was really bad. So after 5 hours in that loveliness, I took a cold shower and got some food, put my shorts on and rode about quarter mile and noped-out. Even the dog noped-out on his nightly walk and went and laid down under my wife's craft room desk while she was working on some stuff.

So 24.25 miles for the week.

Troul 07-16-23 08:38 AM

111 miles. Was easy from the breezy on the return.

jaxgtr 07-16-23 05:52 PM

It's day like today that I am glad I have an indoor bike setup. The heat index at my place was about 110F, but was a nice comfy 75 inside. Did 45 with 1400 ft of climbing.

Ttom 07-16-23 08:09 PM

23 miles at 95 degrees for me, and I did not find the heat to be a problem, but then I am a native Mississippian.

rsbob 07-16-23 09:44 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22953717)
that looks like it could be fun. Any road bicycles attend & complete the long ride?

See those semi-trailers. All bikes easily finish the ‘ride’.

Had a female friend do the one day 200 miler. I have done it on single and tandem bikes - both the one day double and the single day centuries. Like a big party on wheels. You should do it.

Did an easy 20+ yesterday on the flats and a hard 21 today with 1200’ climb in 3 miles. The view from the top of the climb:


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Sierra_rider 07-16-23 09:50 PM

I deal with the heat pretty well, it's just that there's only so much I can take when riding extended climbs at 100ish degree temps.


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