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Troul 11-12-23 10:27 AM

The display showed a real-time temp of 23F during today's 55 mile ride. Winds weren't blowing hard like the previous ride.

XxHaimBondxX 11-12-23 02:42 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 23070006)
The display showed a real-time temp of 23F during today's 55 mile ride. Winds weren't blowing hard like the previous ride.

I bailed today when I saw Temps were mid 30s, what do you wear at 20s??

Troul 11-12-23 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by XxHaimBondxX (Post 23070250)
I bailed today when I saw Temps were mid 30s, what do you wear at 20s??

thickish baselayer with a winter insulated shell jacket/jersey, full length bibs, generic thinsulate gloves, wool socks.

Sierra_rider 11-12-23 05:31 PM

Wind was pretty gusty here as well, but I actually liked the wind for a change. Only because all the gnats/tsetse fly things are out in force right now and the wind keeps up out of my face when I'm climbing.

As far as today's ride...gravel ride of 4ish hours, 49 miles, 7100' of elevation gain, and 1 aspirated gnat.

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GamblerGORD53 11-12-23 08:10 PM

Got a heat wave going here in Nov. It was a whole 8C and sunny today. So about 2:30 I went along and over the river.
11.12 miles on 11.12. 2023. LOL.
Lots of others out as well.
After a snow and cold and week the end of Oct., the grass is actually growing again. Once every 30 years we get a green Christmas. Maybe now.

jadmt 11-12-23 08:51 PM

got in 40 miles which is pretty good for November in Montana.

rsbob 11-12-23 10:38 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 23070006)
The display showed a real-time temp of 23F during today's 55 mile ride. Winds weren't blowing hard like the previous ride.

One word for you, Manimal

rsbob 11-12-23 11:00 PM

Totally non-humble brag:
 
Yesterday, 21 fake miles at 190 Watts, climbing 995’ fake feet in Scotland. (Great course though)

Today, 20 real miles at unknown wattage, but that will be fixed next week, climbing a pathetic 560’ but managed a 5th place overall crown on a 5.89 mile segment where I managed to somehow maintain 28.5 MPH for 2 miles (on the flats, thank you very much). Being aged and decrepit, winning any kind of Strava crown (except by forgetting to turn it off and driving my car) is remarkable. Think I will have it engraved on my headstone, but I have my sights set on a short sprint….

Did I mention I had a tail-wind?

Troul 11-13-23 12:30 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23070559)
One word for you, Manimal

those that can spin up the miles on an indoor trainer are more dedicated to the exercise than I. That dedication tells me that they have the ability to do 20 years in solitary confinement without phase. :p

Troul 11-13-23 12:32 AM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23070378)
As far as today's ride...gravel ride of 4ish hours, 49 miles, 7100' of elevation gain, and 1 aspirated gnat.

free protein :D

jaxgtr 11-13-23 05:11 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 23070582)
those that can spin up the miles on an indoor trainer are more dedicated to the exercise than I. That dedication tells me that they have the ability to do 20 years in solitary confinement without phase. :p


LOL... I did 9 months off the Lebanese coast on the USS Kennedy in 1982 with only 1 liberty port call, does that count?

jadmt 11-13-23 04:24 PM

43 miles 40F and windy but I will take this kind of weather in November in Montana any day.
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SpeedyBlueBiker 11-13-23 06:20 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23070566)
Yesterday, 21 fake miles at 190 Watts, climbing 995 fake feet in Scotland. (Great course though)

I hope that the fake weather was great too!! :) lol

Sierra_rider 11-13-23 07:28 PM

Just a measly little 14 miles and 2500' of singletrack on the XC bike.

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rsbob 11-13-23 09:45 PM

More faking it today. 20 miles worth. Yawn. About 68* with a prevailing headwind. Need to open more windows

For something different, am picking off the individual routes in Zwifts worlds. Will be interesting when I get down to the big climbing routes.

jaxgtr 11-14-23 05:01 AM

I had 23 miles and 2800 ft on Rouvy yesterday. Temps were nice, and had the wind sort of cross tailwind and cross headwind but it did not seem to impact my performance.

Sierra_rider 11-14-23 03:14 PM

I did the flattest 2 hour route, that I can do from my house, this morning. Only 36 miles and 3000' of gain.

jadmt 11-14-23 03:30 PM

32F this morning so a bit chilly...but still getting 40 miles in in November is pretty awesome altho my feet going to take a while to warm up. I have good neighbor who does not mind the cold either.
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CookieCycler19 11-15-23 03:28 AM

Two days ago started riding indoor with Zwift, such a nice experience! Covered 40 km for two days in a row easily, this fake riding is very entertaining. Previously I was riding on indoor trainer with only some podcasts or TV series, but the time would go very slowly. Now with this interactive game time flies :)

Highly recommend for everybody riding indoor!

Troul 11-15-23 10:29 AM

30 miles as temps varied from 34 to 26F... lake is struggling to hold the heat...

Troul 11-16-23 07:59 AM

37 miles with a nice tailwind on the way back. 43F.

jaxgtr 11-16-23 07:18 PM

Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day, just not Saturday. Weather has been miserable for the last 4 days. I did 74 inside today, 800 ft of climbing.

rsbob 11-16-23 08:51 PM

32 Real miles with 1500 climbing in 2 real hours. Was going to go farther but dusk was coming fast so had to cut it short.

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Troul 11-17-23 01:02 AM

First attempt... 31.7 miles, then the boa decided to set be 'unique' for a riding failure.
back-up shoes are on duty for second attempt.
miles are tbc...

jadmt 11-17-23 06:13 PM

32F but sunny and no wind. Not usual for Montana in November so ride when you can.
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