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rsbob 12-17-23 10:32 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23103284)
No riding, I too am dealing with a cold. I probably could ride, but there is no upside to pushing it. Besides, it gets me a chance to get some projects down around the house. Finished installing laminate flooring and baseboard in the master bedroom. Next on the agenda is to do the guest bedroom, aka the "trainer pain cave." The nasty 30 year old carpet has black grease spots all over it from excessively lubricated bike chain:lol:. I also need to do the flooring to get rid of the stack of it that is sitting in my sun room...I need that space back to establish my home gym.

Such a drag. And why push it outside when you can do the same inside? :D Get well sooner than later.

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-18-23 01:21 AM


Originally Posted by dogmahifi (Post 23102599)

Like rsrob stated earlier, that is a nice looking ride! Got the deets on that one?

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-18-23 01:25 AM


Originally Posted by fruitappel (Post 23102580)
I did 55km (about 24 miles) this morning. Weather was nice but a lot of wind. Filled up my bottle of water, but forgot to put it on my bike when I left home so made a stop at a gas station to buy some water.

Hey, you're shorting yourself a bit much on the ride you did. I also rode 55km this morning which works out to about 34.17 miles. Like you, I also forgot my frozen water bottle when I left this morning. Was sitting right where I left it when I got back.

fruitappel 12-18-23 10:54 AM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 23103362)
Hey, you're shorting yourself a bit much on the ride you did. I also rode 55km this morning which works out to about 34.17 miles. Like you, I also forgot my frozen water bottle when I left this morning. Was sitting right where I left it when I got back.

Haha thanks yes, 34.17 miles it was yes! :lol:

rsbob 12-18-23 08:58 PM

43 fakers 2,300’ up. Watched a series on Netflix to keep my sanity

jaxgtr 12-20-23 09:47 PM

So finally feel human again, got my stitches removed from my hand today and did a short 5 mile inside ride with 800 ft of climbing to see how things feel. Discovered I needed to put some additional cushion under my hand as it is still really tender on the palm where I was cut into. The wrist actually feels pretty good and did not have much pain on it. Figure it will take another 2 or 3 weeks to heal fully.

rsbob 12-21-23 12:59 AM

23 fakers with 1K climb, 15.5 @ 200 Watts and cool down 7.5 @ 150 Watts. Fun stuff

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-21-23 01:01 AM

Set off Thursday morning at a little before 7:00am for a 35 mile ride. Had a very good ride. It was a bit windy and the morning felt cool at 72F. It looks like "winter" is about to arrive.

rsbob 12-21-23 09:11 AM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 23106314)
Set off Thursday morning at a little before 7:00am for a 35 mile ride. Had a very good ride. It was a bit windy and the morning felt cool at 72F. It looks like "winter" is about to arrive.

Where in Thailand? And if you want to experience ‘cool’ come back to Redmond. But it was VERY unseasonably warm yesterday here at 52*F

cegerer 12-21-23 11:23 AM

Anybody ever fly like Superman? I did - minus the cape - on this morning's trail ride. It was a short flight .... over the handlebars :D ... but 9.7 points for style from the Latvian judges I'm sure. Pedal strike on a small hidden tree stump midway thru a fast righthander. Abrupt stop for the bike. Not so much for me. Landed on my left knee. Had ridden about 10 miles of singletrack up until that point. 2 more miles back to the parking lot. I think I'm going to be limping tomorrow. Crap. :rolleyes:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...07434481c7.jpg

rsbob 12-21-23 06:24 PM

35 miles with 1600’. Beautiful day, in low 50s.

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rsbob 12-21-23 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by cegerer (Post 23106656)
Anybody ever fly like Superman? I did - minus the cape - on this morning's trail ride. It was a short flight .... over the handlebars :D ... but 9.7 points for style from the Latvian judges I'm sure. Pedal strike on a small hidden tree stump midway thru a fast righthander. Abrupt stop for the bike. Not so much for me. Landed on my left knee. Had ridden about 10 miles of singletrack up until that point. 2 more miles back to the parking lot. I think I'm going to be limping tomorrow. Crap. :rolleyes:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...07434481c7.jpg

bummer. Heal fast

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-21-23 11:47 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23106498)
Where in Thailand? And if you want to experience ‘cool’ come back to Redmond. But it was VERY unseasonably warm yesterday here at 52*F

The eastern part of Bangkok near Rama IX park and Nong Bon.
I'll pass on the unseasonably warm Redmond weather.
Today I put in 31 miles in very chilly and windy weather. Was 67F when I left at 7:00am and was up to 74F when I got back. Only supposed to get up to 83F today. Tomorrow will be quite cold at 63F and yes, the government does issue alerts when the temperatures dip like this.

cegerer 12-22-23 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23107183)
bummer. Heal fast

Surprisingly, back in the saddle this morning for 10 miles of gravel riding! Figured it would be better to take a short, easy ride than sit around. Felt good, knees and elbow bruised up but it's all part of the game. :)

ofajen 12-22-23 06:17 PM

17 miles and the first ride in over five weeks. Overcast, misty, 50F. The trail was a slightly soggy mess. Just about perfect!

Otto

rsbob 12-22-23 06:23 PM

15 fakers. Walked the dog 2 miles in an absolute downpour and decided I had enough.

Troul 12-22-23 06:59 PM

77 miles, most of it was dry (as it was predicted) .... but the few miles back it poured rain & started to sleet... so much for the predicted accuracy & staying dry in the 39*F~.

ofajen 12-22-23 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23107051)
35 miles with 1600’. Beautiful day, in low 50s.

Beautiful! It was overcast and dreary here. If I had taken pictures today, I could have done black and white and you’d scarcely know the difference. Very thoughtful, introspective weather, I suppose.

Otto

rsbob 12-22-23 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by ofajen (Post 23108359)
Beautiful! It was overcast and dreary here. If I had taken pictures today, I could have done black and white and you’d scarcely know the difference. Very thoughtful, introspective weather, I suppose.

Otto

since you don’t ID where you live under your avatar, where is here?

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-22-23 11:52 PM

A little longer than usual ride today as I did 44 miles but being a Saturday morning there was less traffic. Coldest start to the day at 63F since I have been here. It felt nice though. I also did a lap around the airport on the cycle track that is there. Very nice facility and the track is 23.5km around. Only bad thing was the strong headwinds when going either east or north.

Cycling – HHBL (hhblbikelane.com)

dogmahifi 12-23-23 06:25 AM

103 km today, felt nice

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ofajen 12-23-23 08:49 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23108390)
since you don’t ID where you live under your avatar, where is here?

Missouri. My most common ride is out the MKT spur to where it joins the Katy Trail (and back). I actually like the MKT better because it is not so straight and flat as the Katy.

Otto

rsbob 12-23-23 07:15 PM

32 and 1200’. Beautiful day and 42*. Almost hit 700 Watts on one climb. Thought I was only good for 650. Maybe improving?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8e6a07f4e.jpeg
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Jay Turberville 12-24-23 06:54 PM

Did 25 on the '84 Trek 770 I've been resurrecting. Downtube friction shifting wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. I think the modern ramped sprockets make it smoother - though harder to feel. The skinnier tires (700c x25) weren't horrible (I'm spoiled the ride of 26x1.5 slicks at 60-65 psi. on my usual ride.) I was really impressed with how fast the bike felt. Is it the bladed spokes in the radial laced wheels I wondered? Nope. It was the tailwind on the out section.

Anyway, nice to get outside, see some sunshine and maybe shake the last bit of the Covid out of me.

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-25-23 12:13 AM

Ho-Ho-Ho and Merry Christmas! I went out earlier this morning on Christmas Day and rode 36 miles. Great way to start the day.


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