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Doctor Morbius 08-27-17 04:22 PM

25 miles today. Feel great! Still have some gas left in the tank too.

jefnvk 08-27-17 04:54 PM

Haven't finished yet, but somewhere in the 25-30 mile range. Tour shakedown of a new bike and bag setup turned into bar hopping afternoon!

beechnutC23 08-27-17 07:12 PM

Rode 35 km yesterday on gravel roads on the mountain bike with my wife. Lots of hills; 16 m vertical for every km horizontal (my road bike average is 11 to 1).

I'm having a bad season. Bad weather in the spring and most of the summer meant that good days to ride were when I was committed for other activities, so I'm only at 2200 km. I finished last season at 4270. Never really built up a good base this season, so each ride feels like the first ride of the season. Very discouraging. Almost makes me wish for winter and the hiking/snowshoeing season. Weather was so bad this summer, even finding enough dry hours to mow the lawn was a challenge, and I got soaked twice on the road.

Haven't even done my annual full century (imperial, not metric) though I did get a couple of metric centuries in.

I entered my 60th year this past June, and I'm feeling every minute of those years this season.

Slightspeed 08-27-17 07:41 PM

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Took the Culprit out for 30 miles this morning out thru Somis, CA foothills. Mid 60s at the start, 77 at the finish, 102 when I got home to San Fernando Valley. That's why I ride in Ventura county. Great ride!

beechnutC23 08-29-17 07:48 PM

Got 81.5 km in yesterday. Detoured over a gravel road due to road works. Relatively flat ride, only 400 m. Got more elevation on today's hike in the mountains (482 m). On the ride, I got my 6th flat of the season. A record of sorts. And it was not on a gravel road. Grrr. Time to put on a set of Gatorskins. I have a set on my old steel road bike ('93 Marinoni), never had issues. I had been trying to keep my carbon bike light to go faster, but having to stop to change a flat defeats the purpose. In two cases the tires were too severely damaged and had to be changed.

Sangetsu 08-29-17 08:18 PM

40km today. Not much, as I am still getting into shape again. Now in my fourth week, average speeds are higher, climbs are easier, and I dropped another pound in weight.

Next week will be 50km per ride, at as fair a pace as I can maintain. My big tour begins in just over a month, 3000km in 30 days. I need to drop another 7 pounds between now and then.

Maelochs 08-30-17 02:36 PM

I managed 28 miles ... . first ride in a week. I have been gaining weight and losing fitness ... I have lost over a mile per hour off my average. I need to drop about ... fifty pounds would be helpful.

At least I enjoyed the ride.

DrIsotope 08-30-17 02:42 PM

45.7 miles w/ 1,286ft @ 18.2mph

Temperature leaving hime: 90
Weight leaving home: 198.6lbs
Water consumed during ride: 100oz
Temperature returning home: 106
Weight returning home: 196.4lbs

So I lost 2.2lbs of water weight during the ride, after taking in about 6.25lbs of water, meaning I sweat out somewhere around a gallon. I consider this excellent on my part, as I have returned after rides similar to this one 5-7lbs lighter, and been semi-useless for the rest of the day.

rachel120 08-30-17 07:50 PM

13.3 miles. I know that's a baby amount to you guys, but I'm feeling pretty proud since before today I've only gone 3 miles in one trip.

Doctor Morbius 08-30-17 07:53 PM

25 miles today. Didn't have enough oomph to go any further. Between 15 to 25 seems about right for me anyway.

prq9218 08-31-17 08:22 AM

20.2 on the local MUP, only saw 2 walkers and 5 other bikers the entire time, was nice.

55murray 08-31-17 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by rachel120 (Post 19830232)
13.3 miles. I know that's a baby amount to you guys, but I'm feeling pretty proud since before today I've only gone 3 miles in one trip.

Nobody else topped their best mileage by 340%. Well done!

My last decent ride was 42 miles a week and a half ago :(

rachel120 08-31-17 10:19 AM


Originally Posted by 55murray (Post 19831212)
Nobody else topped their best mileage by 340%. Well done!

Thank you. :)

My only possible explanation for me managing to pull it off is the 8 miles a day average that I walk at my work.

OldTryGuy 08-31-17 07:01 PM

112.3 miles today. Had a good time listening to the tunes.

Sangetsu 08-31-17 11:53 PM

Another 40km today, at a harder pace. My ride on Wednesday was tough, because of the heat and humidity. Today was cold and dry, summer has spent only a ten days or so in Tokyo this year. A great summer for riding. On the other hand, Hokkaido looks to be cold on the start of my big ride next month. I can handle just about any amount of heat, but cold is another matter.

jefnvk 09-01-17 07:54 PM

69 miles on the dot. Yes, I have a childish mind!

DrIsotope 09-01-17 08:24 PM


Originally Posted by jefnvk (Post 19834939)
69 miles on the dot. Yes, I have a childish mind!

I can beat that.

https://i.imgur.com/ouP1Btp.jpg

<fit of juvenile giggling>

jefnvk 09-01-17 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by DrIsotope (Post 19834994)
I can beat that.

I was actually quite pissed I couldn't do that, but I figured doing a few laps of downtown was cheating :thumb:

Doctor Morbius 09-02-17 02:12 PM

16 quality miles today. Great workout! Lungs feel clean. :thumb:

alias5000 09-02-17 02:31 PM

133km into the wind. I wish the forecast would be promising tailwind for the cycle back tomorrow.

one4smoke 09-02-17 02:37 PM


Originally Posted by jefnvk (Post 19834939)
69 miles on the dot. Yes, I have a childish mind!

Isn't that similar to 88? ;)

Ghazmh 09-02-17 04:36 PM

112 miles

awesomeame 09-02-17 05:24 PM

A pathetic 32kms today. But the wind was brutal! Weather info says wind was 35kmh + gusts! I def earned that mileage today...

Matt

Slightspeed 09-02-17 07:18 PM

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42 miles today, Camarillo, CA to Hueneme Lighthouse. Too hot, 106 in the valley. 70's over there, but 90 at the end. Good times, nice art deco lighthouse, looks like an old film noir prop.

Milton Keynes 09-02-17 07:29 PM

I rode 102 miles today to claim my first century.

Doctor Morbius 09-02-17 07:39 PM


Originally Posted by Milton Keynes (Post 19836655)
I rode 102 miles today to claim my first century.

Congrats! :thumb:

one4smoke 09-03-17 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by Milton Keynes (Post 19836655)
I rode 102 miles today to claim my first century.

Way to go! :thumb:

It's definitely a satisfying feeling. Congrats!

Milton Keynes 09-03-17 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by one4smoke (Post 19837275)
Way to go! :thumb:

It's definitely a satisfying feeling. Congrats!

It is. It's something I've been working up to all year.

jefnvk 09-03-17 07:02 PM

Did 39 miles today before noon, after 63 yesterday and 69 the previous day, to finish out 171 miles in two and a half days on a supported tour. First time I've ever done back to back metrics, and easily the most I have ridden in a three day span.


Originally Posted by Milton Keynes (Post 19836655)
I rode 102 miles today to claim my first century.

:thumb:

Still working up to that myself, maybe next season!

TimothyH 09-08-17 03:02 PM

30.4 miles last night under the light of the nearly full moon.


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