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diphthong 10-05-21 09:03 PM

49-spot or so between two rides. combined scenery was 9+/10. pavement quality the best i’ve even ridden (on the red rock scenic loop 11/10…not a single hair out of place) and a 8.5/9 (at valley of fire sp). it was worth waking up at 5:15am…

https://www.strava.com/activities/6068999790

https://www.strava.com/activities/6067967031

kahn 10-05-21 09:20 PM


Originally Posted by ooga-booga (Post 22258930)
49-spot or so between two rides. combined scenery was 9+/10. pavement quality the best i’ve even ridden (on the red rock scenic loop 11/10…not a single hair out of place) and a 8.5/9 (at valley of fire sp). it was worth waking up at 5:15am…

https://www.strava.com/activities/6068999790

https://www.strava.com/activities/6067967031

Nice pictures. I've been told they can jump and I don't mean the antelope or sheep - the TARANTULA!!!

rsbob 10-05-21 09:37 PM

Road a whopping 16.75 miles, half of which in the rain. Trying out the fenders I mounted today on my classic. Success!


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d4b43bfa7.jpeg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f6bd3a1a3.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aac4b2ddf.jpeg

Troul 10-06-21 09:48 AM

41 Miles O.D.

kahn 10-06-21 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22258978)
Road a whopping 16.75 miles, half of which in the rain. Trying out the fenders I mounted today on my classic. Success!


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d4b43bfa7.jpeg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f6bd3a1a3.jpeg
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...aac4b2ddf.jpeg

You have conceded - the rain will come!!!

diphthong 10-06-21 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22258963)
Nice pictures. I've been told they can jump and I don't mean the antelope or sheep - the TARANTULA!!!

they can supposedly jump about three feet to subdue prey…or you.

kahn 10-06-21 05:33 PM


Originally Posted by ooga-booga (Post 22259983)
they can supposedly jump about three feet to subdue prey…or you.

We were driving in West section of Zion National Park and my friend suddenly hit the brake. This humongous TARANTULA was out on the road and large enough to be a visible obstacle. We stopped and having never seen on in the wild walked toward it and were approaching it. Another driver warned "They can jump!" And we did - back to the car, quick! :eek:

Although I just looked and apparently they don't jump that far or high and only certain sub-species.

Troul 10-07-21 03:56 AM

55 Miles O.D. Wind gusts 18+ MPH might be cool, but they're not cool with me.

mschwett 10-08-21 12:20 PM

47 miles on thurs. got my ass absolutely kicked by a 1,300' climb at 10-15%. apparently there's a HUGE difference between 8-10% and 10-15% :foo:

kahn 10-08-21 10:14 PM

20.4 and 780 yesterday.

23.2 and 1020 today.

Troul 10-09-21 03:46 PM

41 Miles O.D. Leaves + rain = ughhhh

jaxgtr 10-09-21 05:54 PM

63 miles in some solid humidity and moderate winds.... in a word.......sucked

jaxgtr 10-09-21 08:07 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22263877)
41 Miles O.D. Leaves + rain = ughhhh

I feel your pain, 15 of my 63 was on a tree covered MUP which is super nice during the very hot summers we have, and we had nasty storms come through yesterday and they did not send the trucks out to blow the path off as I believe they gave everyone the weekend off for Columbus day. There was lots of leaves an unbelievable amount of small dead tree limbs on the path, it was a mine field of crap waiting to run up and get jammed into my wheels. I caught one on the edge that I did not see and it nearly did that, but broke and put a nice hole in my calf. The only saving factor is that it was not raining.

Troul 10-09-21 08:52 PM

It got to a point that I was plucking organic material from my drivetrain about every 5-7 miles as it would impact the stability of the chain on the cassette.

jaxgtr 10-09-21 09:46 PM

yea that sucks...had that issue with pine tree needles before.

Troul 10-10-21 08:11 AM

49 Miles O.D. Another VERY moiiiiist ride, less leaves, but a lot more wind resistance.

Troul 10-11-21 11:23 AM

105 Miles & no moiiist weather.

diphthong 10-11-21 07:17 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22265988)
105 Miles & no moiiist weather.

same, i think. garmin died after 101 miles but should have been 4-6 more miles to the train station destination. will try to resurrect once i get home.

rsbob 10-11-21 09:47 PM

Being a complete and total wimp, since it was raining like crazy, I rode 20 fake miles (Zwift) and climbed 1000 fake feet. I almost felt fake tired when done.

csport 10-11-21 09:58 PM

85 miles, Poughkeepsie to van Cortlandt Park. No rain, perfect weather.

kahn 10-12-21 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22266759)
Being a complete and total wimp, since it was raining like crazy, I rode 20 fake miles (Zwift) and climbed 1000 fake feet. I almost felt fake tired when done.

Rain? What rain? Although, my tiredness was due to the damn flat tire just outside of Google-Seattle in Fremont. Not stranded but I almost reached out to the AAA. What's with those ten minute flat fixes. This was more like an hour!!! Okay, I admit it was raining nicely in the morning.

15.7 and 700 feet and....


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a66dbc544.jpg
Shilshole Bay Marina
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b141d028d4.jpg
Leif Erickson
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...871c06550c.jpg
Ballard Locks
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...25a63450ed.jpg
Golden Gardens
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4be1f27499.jpg
Fresh water pond empties into salty Puget Sound
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b34c1af636.jpg
Golden Gardens

rumrunn6 10-12-21 12:34 PM

zero miles but I put my bike rack back on my car, so ...

kahn 10-12-21 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 22267489)
zero miles but I put my bike rack back on my car, so ...

I recently acquired and installed a Kuat dock to hang my rack on the garage wall more out of the way.

rumrunn6 10-12-21 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22267513)
I recently acquired and installed a Kuat dock to hang my rack on the garage wall more out of the way.

oh jealous! I tend to keep mine on my patio or in my basement. we're getting our condo patios steam cleaned this week, so I figured back on the car it goes!

rsbob 10-12-21 09:06 PM


Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 22267489)
zero miles but I put my bike rack back on my car, so ...

So you can drive your bike around? ;) My bike rack lives on the hitch full time.

diphthong 10-12-21 09:44 PM

30-spot. legs were dogmeat after yday. hello beer ride!

rumrunn6 10-13-21 03:38 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22268081)
So you can drive your bike around? ;) My bike rack lives on the hitch full time.

hehe no that would putting the bike on the rack. they are steam cleaning our condo patios so I had to move the rack. figured on the car was better than in the basement. with hopes of putting the bike on it, then of course riding it

The Chemist 10-13-21 06:28 AM

A bit drizzly today, so I didn't feel like riding too far. Rode 25km at lunch.

Troul 10-13-21 07:06 AM

45 Miles O.D. Thunder With Heavy Rain Predicted For The Rest Of The Week.

kahn 10-13-21 02:18 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22268081)
So you can drive your bike around? ;) My bike rack lives on the hitch full time.

I don't have enough garage depth to allow the car AND rack inside when mounted. Also, the constant beeping/warning when the rack interferes with both the backup camera and warning sensor would drive me further crazy!


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