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Paul Barnard 07-09-22 01:30 PM

Just spent 2 weeks in AK in 50-60 degree temps. My 35 mile NOLA ride today was more uncomfortable than it should have been.

jaxgtr 07-09-22 05:40 PM

Did 65 in life sucking humidity and heat today in the lovely state of Florida. Heat index by the time I got done was 107. This was by far the worse day of riding outdoors I have had in 3 years. I ended up sweating out 8 lbs today, which was just horrible, but luckily the electrolytes I put in my bottles saved me.

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-09-22 09:47 PM

I did 42 miles today on a nice warm and sunny day.

diphthong 07-09-22 10:15 PM

56-spot in über-familiar, coastal climes. did not suck.

https://www.strava.com/activities/7442764647

kahn 07-09-22 10:42 PM

Today's kind of figure eight route through the UW campus, onto the SR-520 Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world which was pleasurably traffic free since they were doing work on one end, across Lake Washington around Medina and Hunts Point and home. About 22 miles and about 600 feet of gain.


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Traffic free SR-520, Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Otherwise the noise is a total assault on the senses!
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University of Washington (UW) Husky Stadium right on Lake Washington
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LED's don't photograph well! Or I had the wrong angle.
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UW Hospital

Troul 07-10-22 03:02 AM

It might be a good thing that I don't have 4 seasons of warm riding & a scenic local area with good roads to ride on. I'd have a hard time refraining from riding!

rsbob 07-10-22 09:21 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22569387)
Did 65 in life sucking humidity and heat today in the lovely state of Florida. Heat index by the time I got done was 107. This was by far the worse day of riding outdoors I have had in 3 years. I ended up sweating out 8 lbs today, which was just horrible, but luckily the electrolytes I put in my bottles saved me.

Oof! Good for you but oh so hot. I would have turned into a giant cramp sweating that much. Good you drank so much and drink the right stuff.

rsbob 07-10-22 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22569611)
Today's kind of figure eight route through the UW campus, onto the SR-520 Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world which was pleasurably traffic free since they were doing work on one end, across Lake Washington around Medina and Hunts Point and home. About 22 miles and about 600 feet of gain.




Traffic free SR-520, Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Otherwise the noise is a total assault on the senses!

University of Washington (UW) Husky Stadium right on Lake Washington

LED's don't photograph well! Or I had the wrong angle
UW Hospital

Thanks for posting your pictures. It really highlights the beauty of the area and brings life to your routes.

jaxgtr 07-10-22 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22569840)
Oof! Good for you but oh so hot. I would have turned into a giant cramp sweating that much. Good you drank so much and drink the right stuff.

Yea, living here, you get used to it, but sometimes it goes overboard. I did not want to deal with it today, so I did all the yard work this morning and at 10 am, the heat index was 99 even though the actual temp was only 84. My only saving factor is that there are massive storms coming in the next couple of hours so the wind picked up to help provide some relief. I still mixed up 2 bottles of electrolytes to drink as I took a breaks between front and back yard and when I did the weed eating and edging. 3 hours of yard work, but I feel better today than I did yesterday.

m.c. 07-10-22 11:01 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22569611)
Today's kind of figure eight route through the UW campus, onto the SR-520 Floating Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world which was pleasurably traffic free since they were doing work on one end, across Lake Washington around Medina and Hunts Point and home. About 22 miles and about 600 feet of gain.




Traffic free SR-520, Evergreen Point Floating Bridge. Otherwise the noise is a total assault on the senses!

University of Washington (UW) Husky Stadium right on Lake Washington

LED's don't photograph well! Or I had the wrong angle.


UW Hospital

Thanks for the pictures. I like seeing Seattle.

808HIcycler 07-10-22 11:57 AM

41.75 miles and ~2000' of climb. Felt a bit chilly as it was in the low 60's to start but was nice and warm at the end. As much as I miss riding in Hawaii, this south Connecticut weather is awesome right now.

kahn 07-10-22 12:41 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22569848)
Thanks for posting your pictures. It really highlights the beauty of the area and brings life to your routes.

I'm not sure Lesser Seattle would appreciate our posting pictures of the area tempting more folks to move here. Your pictures keep tempting me to put the bike on the rack and driving to the North Bend area. Of course, that would trigger PTSD since I got hit by a pickup truck there many years ago on an organized ride. Taken to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital where when I dropped my bike shorts gravel spilled out - explaining the burning sensation that I had been feeling. I was black and blue in areas one should never be black and blue. His mirror hit my left shoulder and I did a 180 as my butt dented in the entire side wall of his pickup's bed. My friend thought I was dead but after rolling a number of times (sky and ground, sky and ground, sky/ground), I popped up ALIVE! I had a hole cut in my saddle for a few years after that.

But I digress. I, too, appreciate when folks post pictures of their areas. When I go with a friend there's barely anytime to grab a shot - she keeps on moving, not necessarily fast, just moving.

Average Old Guy 07-10-22 02:05 PM

6.67 miles
 
6.67 miles. At age 77, that's enough for one day.

Paul Barnard 07-10-22 03:50 PM

30 miles on the levee. I felt much better today than I did yesterday.

Kabuki12 07-10-22 03:59 PM

41 miles in 83 degrees and even a tailwind home from a nice onshore wind. Days like this are just the best!

biker128pedal 07-10-22 05:07 PM

I spent the morning changing motorcycle tires and looking at kitchen designs. Could buy some nice two wheelers with the later. Then road. It was freaken cold this afternoon. But the rain stopped and a few sprinkles. 64 F after acclimating to 90 F. But road 34.8 miles on the road.

mschwett 07-10-22 06:39 PM

70.3, 4,100 feet. 16.5mph average. really nice day.


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rsbob 07-10-22 07:02 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22570030)
I'm not sure Lesser Seattle would appreciate our posting pictures of the area tempting more folks to move here. Your pictures keep tempting me to put the bike on the rack and driving to the North Bend area. Of course, that would trigger PTSD since I got hit by a pickup truck there many years ago on an organized ride. Taken to Snoqualmie Valley Hospital where when I dropped my bike shorts gravel spilled out - explaining the burning sensation that I had been feeling. I was black and blue in areas one should never be black and blue. His mirror hit my left shoulder and I did a 180 as my butt dented in the entire side wall of his pickup's bed. My friend thought I was dead but after rolling a number of times (sky and ground, sky and ground, sky/ground), I popped up ALIVE! I had a hole cut in my saddle for a few years after that.

But I digress. I, too, appreciate when folks post pictures of their areas. When I go with a friend there's barely anytime to grab a shot - she keeps on moving, not necessarily fast, just moving.

Don’t worry, I go my truck fixed. :D

Injuries with vehicles are never good. Glad you survived and lived to ride again.

Did 5000 miles in the area last year with zero close calls and none so far this year. Think you just had an unlucky day. Try riding the Middle Fork road out to the end and back. Start in N. Bend. It has very light traffic and the scenery is unsurpassed except in the alps.

rsbob 07-10-22 07:49 PM

Did the Tualco to Snohomish, Monroe loop with Mrs Bob. Wonderful temp but some of the drivers up in Snohomish County - yeesh


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diphthong 07-10-22 11:41 PM

metro san diego c-note.

kahn 07-11-22 07:34 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22570416)
Did the Tualco to Snohomish, Monroe loop with Mrs Bob. Wonderful temp but some of the drivers up in Snohomish County - yeesh


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Hope you did not stop for hitchhikers near the prison!!! :p

Jedneck 07-11-22 02:24 PM

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Just a short lil spin

kahn 07-11-22 03:41 PM

My 22 miler with a detour into the Seattle Art Museum's Olympic Sculpture Park


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Mt Rainier through the Madrone Trees
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Cruise Ship, probably leaving???
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Colorful glass shadows
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Space Needle in the center
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Calder and Space Needle
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Hey, when THE MOUNTAIN shows itself, take plenty of pictures

kahn 07-11-22 03:47 PM

I over-reached and posted too many pictures!


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Richard Serra
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Did Paul play chess?
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Mt Rainier with Upon, Adjacent and whatever....

diphthong 07-11-22 07:44 PM

79-spot.

rsbob 07-11-22 10:35 PM

Did a quick quarter on my designated trainer bike. Super strange being out on 25c tires with tall gears, but still managed a couple of PRs and a 1st for my age group on one segment. Will ride it off and on, mostly on flatter rides.


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Ubie 07-12-22 05:33 PM

15.85mi, ~850' of elevation gain. First road ride in a while. On vacation in an area with rolling hills instead of 'kill you to death, totally like dead' hills is a nice change, even if this total climb is only about 400' less over the same distance.

diphthong 07-12-22 06:54 PM

48-spot

Troul 07-13-22 05:51 AM

55 miles. Just in time for the dark weather.

SpeedyBlueBiker 07-13-22 09:40 PM

I went out for a ride and did 36 miles. Beautiful day and very nice weather.


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