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Troul 08-16-23 02:04 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22985999)
20 virtual (fake) miles with 1200í . Some how managed to get the polka dot jersey on the UCI course.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5fb6c5848.jpeg

that's one way to keep the bicycle clean.

Eyes Roll 08-16-23 09:42 PM

66 miles round trip. 33 miles one way. In total, it took about 5 hours leisurely ride on a fixie. The ride was mostly flat.

Inspired by this thread 👇, but I don't think I can do it five days a week. Nevertheless, great workout.

https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting...ute-crazy.html

Broctoon 08-16-23 10:19 PM

22 mile group ride. Weather was hot, about 93 degrees. But our route is flat, and of course itís a bit easier riding in a pace line. It was nice!

Troul 08-17-23 07:01 AM

19 miles, before priorities needed to get done.

Broctoon 08-17-23 10:31 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22986020)
that's one way to keep the bicycle clean.

Also, I don't know of anyone ever getting hit by a car in Zwift.

Broctoon 08-17-23 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 22985818)
42 miles today. Left around 10:30am so that I could be back before it got to warm in the afternoon.

Around here, it's been getting quite warm starting about 10 AM. I have pretty good heat tolerance, I just have to remind myself to hydrate. My wife hates the heat. She usually won't ride if temps are above ~82 degrees. Therefore, if I want her to go with me, I have to agree to leave by 6 or 7 AM.

Troul 08-17-23 10:45 AM


Originally Posted by Broctoon (Post 22987344)
Also, I don't know of anyone ever getting hit by a car in Zwift.

my luck, a car would come blasting thru the wall, with the way traffic has been lately.

rsbob 08-17-23 12:42 PM

Not all the scenery is beautiful as with this 26 miler yesterday. But I did meet two very friendly mutts during a coffee break.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...fa75fe172.jpeg
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Troul 08-18-23 12:21 PM

104 miles, pre Woodward dream cruise.

Jedneck 08-18-23 05:39 PM

55miles averaged 100ft/mile climbing

jaxgtr 08-18-23 07:27 PM

33 miles 2.4K of incline

jaxgtr 08-18-23 07:29 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22987091)
19 miles, before priorities needed to get done.

This is like your warm up period for you isn't it?

Troul 08-18-23 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 22988999)
This is like your warm up period for you isn't it?

lol it was enough to get my 'fix'. You know you're from a snow burden state when you squeeze in a quickie in between life's priorities. :D

rsbob 08-18-23 08:17 PM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...86a029789.jpeg
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b23684922.jpeg
Boeing Field
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ae33a4fe.jpeg
Lk Washington
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2a2366ef2.jpeg
Mupitude
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...83a337bc1.jpeg
More Lk Wa

jaxgtr 08-19-23 02:02 PM

Got in a hot and humid 51 miles. However the St. John's River was very calm today.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c9d8782b5.jpeg

Troul 08-20-23 12:52 PM

75 miles. Went thru more hydration than expected.

lex further 08-20-23 04:15 PM

I didn't ride today. That was way too hot. Planning to wake up at 6 am tomorrow when the temperature is still ok for riding. I am proud to say that i found a service which will write my paper for me https://paperfellows.com/write-my-paper, so i can spend more time riding these days. Late August - September is my favorite time of the year when the temperatures are still warm, but it is getting a little cooler than in the summer days. That's the time when i do long couple of days cycling trips.

macattack71 08-20-23 08:18 PM

21.2 miles this morning with two 6% short climbs. Felt like a swamp out there. A new high visibility tech shirt I tried out would not even dry during the ride and stuck to my body. Maybe too heavy of material.

808HIcycler 08-20-23 08:48 PM

49 miles for my first ride after moving back to Hawai'i and I definitely was not up on my hydration.

rsbob 08-20-23 10:50 PM

We are having severe smoke conditions today, so took a leisurely Zone 1 ride so as to not breathe too deeply. Covered 22 miles of total flat lands, but saw a couple of interesting sights.


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...155147d49.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...39f47dc7e.jpeg

Troul 08-22-23 06:13 AM

Breezy 38 miles.

Sierra_rider 08-22-23 06:34 PM

69 miles and 6k' gain this morning. Unseasonably nice weather right now. It was drizzly and in the 50s when I left the house...I was up in the cloud layer, it dried out about a mile down the hill and was perfect riding weather the rest of the day.

rsbob 08-22-23 10:30 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 22992685)
69 miles and 6k' gain this morning. Unseasonably nice weather right now. It was drizzly and in the 50s when I left the house...I was up in the cloud layer, it dried out about a mile down the hill and was perfect riding weather the rest of the day.

Nice climbing! Now I have climbers envy.

We had 3 days of wildfire smoke from British Columbia and E Washington. Got some ocean air in today and the smoke cleared and temps were in the low 70s. After a day off, felt energized and decided to climb the local hills. The gradients range from 5 to 14% so I went after the steeper ones trying to get a few PRs on some of the faves. Managed 4 and one 3rd fastest on a half miler. Distance was 42 with 3200’ on 2-3 mile climbs. Went to an Irish themed restaurant for dinner. It was a good day,


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ba2573532.jpeg
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Sierra_rider 08-22-23 10:48 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22992840)
Nice climbing! Now I have climbers envy.

We had 3 days of wildfire smoke from British Columbia and E Washington. Got some ocean air in today and the smoke cleared and temps were in the low 70s. After a day off, felt energized and decided to climb the local hills. The gradients range from 5 to 14% so I went after the steeper ones trying to get a few PRs on some of the faves. Managed 4 and one 3rd fastest on a half miler. Went to an Irish themed restaurant for dinner. It was a good day,


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ba2573532.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e84b72760.jpeg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...45ecc96fe.jpeg

Today's ride was actually a pretty "flat" ride for me, usually my rides are on the other side of the golden ratio. I've learned to love climbing, as there aren't many flat roads around here.

Nice pics, the mountains in the PNW are just more "dramatic" looking than the west slope of the Sierra. We've got high mountains and plenty of climbing, but it's a very gradual buildup from the valley floor. Most of the really gnarly road climbs around here involve climbing out of river drainages and up a ridge line...or just mountain passes from the east slope.

rsbob 08-22-23 11:48 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 22992847)
Today's ride was actually a pretty "flat" ride for me, usually my rides are on the other side of the golden ratio. I've learned to love climbing, as there aren't many flat roads around here.

Nice pics, the mountains in the PNW are just more "dramatic" looking than the west slope of the Sierra. We've got high mountains and plenty of climbing, but it's a very gradual buildup from the valley floor. Most of the really gnarly road climbs around here involve climbing out of river drainages and up a ridge line...or just mountain passes from the east slope.

My mother lives in Auburn, CA and I have driven the roads all over the Sierras in a 200 mile radius on road trips with her. In my teens and 20s I skied Heavenly and Alpine and Squaw, but would go as far south to ski Dodge Ridge. The rides around Auburn are rather punchy with short steep climbs but as you know, there are plenty of grades which go up and up at 3-5% for miles (Folsom to Auburn). I should have left one of my bikes with her the last time I was down. Next time I fly, I will take one and leave it.

and the 3200’ I did today was in about 9 miles. Legs still feel fine.


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