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MelvinBass 08-23-23 01:37 AM

I ride 20 miles, I broke my previous 18 miles record. hehe

rsbob 08-23-23 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by MelvinBass (Post 22992871)
I ride 20 miles, I broke my previous 18 miles record. hehe

New records are new records! Keep it up.

MelvinBass 08-24-23 04:19 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22993172)
New records are new records! Keep it up.

Thank you.

Airwolf641 08-24-23 12:11 PM

I'm trying to average 20 miles every bikeride and hope to increase that soon.

rsbob 08-24-23 06:12 PM

47 miles with 2500’. Special guest was Harper. She is a real sweetheart.

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jaxgtr 08-25-23 08:18 PM

So my work\life balance took a crappy turn this week, so I decided to take the day off and get a ride in. I was forced to stop at 65.37 when my chain broke. Well, it was a quick link failure, which reviewing the link, realized it was completely my fault. I did a re-wax of my chain the other day as it had been about 1500 miles since it took a swim in the hot wax bath. So when I put my quick link back on, I am guessing I did not get the inside part of the link on completely. As I was crossing a bridge, I came out of the saddle to put some more power in, I was lucky to maintain control of the bike as I almost put it on the ground. I initially thought I broke my pedal, then I realized my chain was on the ground. Chain looked ok as the hole did not look stretch out, but the quick link plate was bent. I thought I had a spare link in my bag, and I did, but it was for Shimano, and I am running SRAM now, so had to call my wife to come get me. So that was a day eh! After I got home, I realized I did not scrape all the wax off the inside outer plate, so it did not get a good lock.

Troul 08-26-23 12:58 AM

65.37 is great, sucks that it was interrupted by a mechanical issue. IMO, toss that chain for a new one.

Paul Barnard 08-26-23 08:36 AM

Flat, hot and humid 41 this morning.

Troul 08-26-23 11:49 AM

73 miles thru flooded counties.

jaxgtr 08-26-23 01:25 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22995924)
65.37 is great, sucks that it was interrupted by a mechanical issue. IMO, toss that chain for a new one.

Took the same bike out today for a hot and humid 40, rode fine, no noise or issues, but I have a chain on order to replace it. I thought about just removing the 2 links on both side, should be ok, but not sure if it would be too short for the 33 tooth cog I run, but I feel like it might be a little tight. Once the new chain comes in, I will put that on and then remove those links and keep it for spare links or I can use it with or sell it with a 28 tooth cog I have.

Troul 08-26-23 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22996322)
Took the same bike out today for a hot and humid 40, rode fine, no noise or issues, but I have a chain on order to replace it. I thought about just removing the 2 links on both side, should be ok, but not sure if it would be too short for the 33 tooth cog I run, but I feel like it might be a little tight. Once the new chain comes in, I will put that on and then remove those links and keep it for spare links or I can use it with or sell it with a 28 tooth cog I have.

I've had a relatively new chain that busted a roller & another chain that the QL came off. Shortly after each one was put back together, it either came apart again or caused some noise that wouldn't go away. I've not let a 3rd mishap occur, as it might not end well for me next time. So now I stockpile new chains... downside is if technology changes & brings out a 1x15, chances are I'll have useless stock on hand if I make the switch. Lol

jaxgtr 08-26-23 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22996333)
I've had a relatively new chain that busted a roller & another chain that the QL came off. Shortly after each one was put back together, it either came apart again or caused some noise that wouldn't go away. I've not let a 3rd mishap occur, as it might not end well for me next time. So now I stockpile new chains... downside is if technology changes & brings out a 1x15, chances are I'll have useless stock on hand if I make the switch. Lol

So I took the chain off, removed all the wax and looking at every by eye looked ok, however once I brought out the calipers, it showed that the distance between the rollers for the first four links were off from one another. The first gap was .0015 and then it steadily reduced until the remaining links I checked were pretty much the same distance. Chucked the chain in the recycle bin. That was an interesting experiment I hope never to repeat.

rsbob 08-26-23 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22996225)
73 miles thru flooded counties.

That doesn’t sound like much fun at all but you got the miles in.

We are hitting the 90s where the seasonal average is the 70s. We aren’t well acclimated for 90+ so got in a short morning hill climb workout. Did a piddling 20 miles with 1,600’ gain. With one long climb at 14 to 16% which kicked my @$$. Ran into the wife of a friend, whom I never met, while she was walking her golden doodle. Then ran into a fellow Stravaite doing his workout. Then encountered a guy doing his first bike packing trip and was heading home. He had a good time even though he encountered rain in the desert. Then saw a guy bombing the 2 mile steep hill I came up who looked, hair and all, like SAFA. Very social ride.

Troul 08-27-23 12:21 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22996652)
That doesnít sound like much fun at all but you got the miles in.

We are hitting the 90s where the seasonal average is the 70s. We arenít well acclimated for 90+ so got in a short morning hill climb workout. Did a piddling 20 miles with 1,600í gain. With one long climb at 14 to 16% which kicked my @$$. Ran into the wife of a friend, whom I never met, while she was walking her golden doodle. Then ran into a fellow Stravaite doing his workout. Then encountered a guy doing his first bike packing trip and was heading home. He had a good time even though he encountered rain in the desert. Then saw a guy bombing the 2 mile steep hill I came up who looked, hair and all, like SAFA. Very social ride.

was less standing moiiist today, but a lack of time dampened the ride.

41 miles.

Jedneck 08-27-23 02:38 PM

80 mile mix of road, gravel and ďtrailĒ. 6000+ft gain. Sure beat sitting on couch being lazy

pelirary 08-27-23 02:48 PM

Twenty miles this morning. Twenty five last Thursday and twenty three days earlier. I'd like to do a fifty miler before the end of the fall but at the age of seventy five I find it more and more difficult to do long distances without being totally wiped out.

Jughed 08-27-23 03:02 PM

42 yesterday, 64 today.

Been doing a bunch of 20-40 mile rides all year, building up now for a century in a month or so.

biker128pedal 08-27-23 04:48 PM

Easy 23 mile road ride this afternoon. Need more time to ride. Cooler today. Yesterday road 28 miles of mostly single track.


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Troul 08-27-23 05:34 PM


Originally Posted by biker128pedal (Post 22997304)
Need more time to ride.

With the never ending construction projects cropping up & "school" coming back in session, it'll be a bit more cumbersome to net the time for such longer rides.

SpeedyBlueBiker 08-27-23 06:43 PM


Originally Posted by Jughed (Post 22997183)
42 yesterday, 64 today.

Been doing a bunch of 20-40 mile rides all year, building up now for a century in a month or so.

You are more than ready to do a century ride!

biker128pedal 08-27-23 06:58 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22997352)
With the never ending construction projects cropping up & "school" coming back in session, it'll be a bit more cumbersome to net the time for such longer rides.

This fall will be it will be a mess. Iím not sure of their schedule. From the Yorktown NP to the Victory Center it was closed for construction. I had to the turn around at Queens Lake today but there is a sign about Jamestown. Iíll just stick to Cap Trail, upper Gloucester and seek some more Gravel up in King & Queen area. And mountain bike.

rsbob 08-27-23 08:10 PM

Another warm one in Seattleville. Did 3/4 road 1/4 gravel. 28 flat ones staying in the shade for 1/2 of the ride. Saw Yaks - below and an interesting would carving on the river side where native Americans used to inhabit.


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diphthong 08-28-23 08:26 PM

coastal, 38-spot.

Troul 08-29-23 05:25 AM

Mashed the gears thru 52 miles.

biker128pedal 08-29-23 07:26 PM

After work ride today. It was a cool 80 F but the humidity so high my Garmin 1030 was going crazy. I had to lock the screen. As I road I watched to swap data cells on the main screen. Eyes were getting torn up by the sweat. Was 90% humidity. oh road 23 miles on the road.


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