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SpeedyBlueBiker 07-01-23 09:16 PM

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42 miles doing a northern loop of Lake Washington and crossing the 520 bridge.

rsbob 07-01-23 09:28 PM

Those were my views yesterday along with Medina, the arboretum, around Mercer Island and back to Bellevue. The weather was perfect, just like today.

jadmt 07-02-23 01:18 PM

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jaxgtr 07-02-23 02:56 PM

Got in 16.2 today, but that was walking..... behind a mower, weed eater, edger, hedge trimming, blowing off the clippings, raking up the leaves and bagging. It was miserably hot. I mixed up some of my Tailwind endurance mix into 3 24 oz bottles and consumed those as I worked so my wife would not find me passed out for lack of hydration and electrolytes. Going to make some fish taco's for dinner. My eldest son caught caught a 45 lb cobia today, and dropped off about 8 lbs of the meat. Not normal for them to be off Florida in July, they are typically up around New York this time of year, but whatever, will make great Taco's.

mschwett 07-02-23 03:41 PM

74mi with 3,600í

started off cool, by the 1/2 point it was 83-85, no shade, uphill into a bit of a headwind. made for a rough second half!

mschwett 07-02-23 04:38 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22941229)
65 miles before the heat and humidity really started to take it's toll. Was shooting for 80, but had to call it early. I started at 6:30 and by 8:30 once the sun got higher in the sky, the heat index was almost 100... just oppressive.

i am honestly very impressed that you even attempt it! there must be some acclimation going on but i doubt I could ride at all in those conditions, let alone ride hard/far. impressive.

jaxgtr 07-02-23 05:22 PM


Originally Posted by mschwett (Post 22942157)
i am honestly very impressed that you even attempt it! there must be some acclimation going on but i doubt I could ride at all in those conditions, let alone ride hard/far. impressive.

Yea lived in Florida for 54 of my almost 59 years with a few visits to foreign countries when I was in the service. My wife thinks I am nuts when I do this stuff, but it is what it is, so you have to learn to live with what you have. When I was stationed in Sigonella, Sicily for 18 months, the summer time was brutally hot, not uncommon to be over 100, and we had a nasty 3 week run where it was in the 110's during the day, with low's in the upper 90's. I was a runner then, and I would run marathon distance run's a couple times a week, so I grew accustomed to it. It was a drier climate than Florida, but you also had the added benefit of Mt. Etna dropping ash on you 24/7. I would borrow a friends bike and would put bottles of water next to trees at given points so I would have liquid. This was all before I learned about adding electrolytes and such, so some runs were extra brutal on me. You could run the perimeter road around the runway on the base, but you had to be carful once the sun went down when you did that as the base was jointly run by the US Navy and Italian Air Force, but main perimeter security was controlled by the Italian's and they had a nasty habit of firing first and asking questions later.

rsbob 07-02-23 09:12 PM


Originally Posted by mschwett (Post 22942109)
74mi with 3,600í

started off cool, by the 1/2 point it was 83-85, no shade, uphill into a bit of a headwind. made for a rough second half!

Way to go!

rsbob 07-02-23 09:20 PM

Circumnavigated Lake Washington after 18 years since the last outing with my wife on out tandem. 51 miles with 2000í gain.


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Lk Wa Seward Park

mschwett 07-02-23 09:28 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22942189)
Ö main perimeter security was controlled by the Italian's and they had a nasty habit of firing first and asking questions later.

so very italian. my momís family was sicilian, apparently the heat tolerant genes didnít make it past my fatherís northern european ones 😂

jaxgtr 07-03-23 04:18 AM


Originally Posted by mschwett (Post 22942381)
so very italian. my momís family was sicilian, apparently the heat tolerant genes didnít make it last my fatherís northern european ones 😂

:lol:

Smaug1 07-03-23 08:10 PM

66.1 miles
 
My longest ride to date. Second ride on the new Domane.

It was about 16 miles too long.

diphthong 07-03-23 08:23 PM

inland/coastal, 55-spot foray.

rsbob 07-03-23 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by Smaug1 (Post 22943342)
My longest ride to date. Second ride on the new Domane.

It was about 16 miles too long.

Congrats!

Jedneck 07-04-23 04:03 PM

46.77miles
4998 ft
mix of gravel n road with a beast of a 20% gravel bastard climb

diphthong 07-04-23 04:13 PM

21-spot.

Troul 07-04-23 04:22 PM

102 Miles. Some tasty tacos may or may not have been had...

jaxgtr 07-04-23 05:15 PM

Took the dog for a walk at 6:30 am, the heat index was 93 and humidity was 97%, :wtf:and that made my decision to just ride inside today. Heat Index was 109 at 1 pm.....just horrible outside today. Did 45 and 2600 ft of climbing.

Troul 07-04-23 05:26 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22944213)
Took the dog for a walk at 6:30 am, the heat index was 93 and humidity was 97%, :wtf:and that made my decision to just ride inside today. Heat Index was 109 at 1 pm.....just horrible outside today. Did 45 and 2600 ft of climbing.

that's dedication. I struggle with in-door rides.

JochenRindt 07-04-23 06:21 PM

39 miles on the Pumpkin Vine Trail in Elkhart County, Indiana. And then another 8 on the spinning bike.

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-04-23 07:10 PM

Rode 72.5 miles this afternoon in 86F temperatures. My longest ride this year so far. Lots of people out on bikes today as well as runners and walkers.

VegasJen 07-04-23 07:43 PM

About 16 miles before my first tube failure, then about six more before the second tube failure, then walked three miles home. Fun day.:bang:

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-04-23 08:15 PM


Originally Posted by VegasJen (Post 22944332)
About 16 miles before my first tube failure, then about six more before the second tube failure, then walked three miles home. Fun day.:bang:

Ouch! That just literally blows (pun intended). I hate those type of days.

jaxgtr 07-04-23 08:27 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22944221)
that's dedication. I struggle with in-door rides.

Yea, it can suck that is for sure. That is the only way I can get any real climbing in other wise it is in 100 ft clips, which is worse. I did that one day where I did 12 loops over a bridge downtown, outside of it being a beautiful day, it was worse than being inside.

The real benefit on my Stages SB20 is being able to change the drive change at will so I can play around to find how certain gearing works on various routes Today, I did 2 different routes and set the drive train to a 1x setup as I have been considering changing one of my bikes over to 1x. Since I am using SRAM AXS, it would be a pretty simple switch, just change the ring and a new chain. I can also check to see if it would be better to adjust from the 46\33 that came on the bike to maybe the 48\35 or the 50\37 and how that would feel with the 10-33 cassette that came on it, or if it would be better with a 10/28. One of the routes I rode today had 15% max incline for about a mile, and found I liked the 1x with a 42 tooth up front and 10-33 in back gave me plenty of range up to about 11%. Once if got over that, I was seriously struggling. So I go into the app, change the cassette to a 10-36 and boom, no more struggle. The 40 tooth probably could have worked, but the route was mostly flat, and I found my cadence getting too high on it, so the 42 worked better. I think for my local roads outside, I could go with a 46 or the 48 and the 10-33 be fine, if I went with a 10-28, I would probably use a 42 upfront for the occasional bridge loops and when the wind kicks up.

jaxgtr 07-04-23 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by VegasJen (Post 22944332)
About 16 miles before my first tube failure, then about six more before the second tube failure, then walked three miles home. Fun day.:bang:

Yea that is not fun, I have been there.


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