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dogmahifi 12-25-23 01:54 AM

Early morning short Christmas ride, before the family tripÖ extra bonus the empty roads
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The Chemist 12-25-23 07:03 AM

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65km on a sunny Christmas Day afternoon.

Troul 12-25-23 01:59 PM

88 miles, temps were nearing mid 50s, but the fog wasn't blowing out.

biker128pedal 12-25-23 05:08 PM

Nice 22 mile ride through town to grab a picture of one of the metal horses with the Santa hat. Moved my seat forward so know my sit bones are supported better. Iíve been mostly riding the mountain bike. Get home and reach for a non existent dropper post button on the Domane. :roflmao2:

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Was such a good ride. Only one pickup truck passing with an oncoming SUV. Tires pressure was just right. Temperature 55 to 60 F. Long sleeve jersey, tights and toe covers just right. And not too windy.

rsbob 12-25-23 09:13 PM

Windy day + family most of the day = indoors

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rsbob 12-26-23 09:49 PM

20 miles 27.3 MPH for 2.3 miles -1.4% with a strong tailwind. I do love going fast - even with a push. HOWEVER: it was supposed to be a Z1 Z2 day, so average speed 16.4MPH

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Yan 12-27-23 02:06 AM

Christmas eve: 42 miles 5600 ft gain
Christmas day: 66 miles 6339 ft gain. 36F.
Boxing day: 105 miles 3392 ft gain
Today: 5 mile flat recovery ride.

rsbob 12-27-23 03:53 PM


Originally Posted by Yan (Post 23111672)
Christmas eve: 42 miles 5600 ft gain
Christmas day: 66 miles 6339 ft gain. 36F.
Boxing day: 105 miles 3392 ft gain
Today: 5 mile flat recovery ride.

Quite the underachiever. ;) You must be a monster climber. Well done

The Chemist 12-29-23 05:12 AM

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Completed the Festive 500 challenge a couple of days early. 😊😊

Jay Turberville 12-29-23 07:53 PM

Did a 43 mile up and back from Fountain Hills to the top of "9 Mile Hill" in Scottsdale which is a pretty steady 2.3% grade for about 9 miles. It was a nice clear day and nearly perfect for a ride.

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Troul 12-29-23 09:25 PM

dropped the hammers on the pedals to slide in 24 miles right before the rain picked back up. 39F & rain isnt fun... 42F isnt much better.

jaxgtr 12-29-23 10:25 PM

I finally got in a very short ride today, I had to have a couple of stitches put back in my hand last week as the area in my palm tore a little, and would not stop leaking. Got them pulled yesterday and all seems much better. Holy crap, my legs were very heavy and stiff, could tell I was not spinning them for the last 3 weeks. The weather got cold over night and stupid windy, so I got in 6 miles 1100 feet of climbing to test how the hand felt on the bars. Not great, but doable for a longer ride tomorrow. If the winds are calmer, less than 10-15, I might give it a go outside although the temps will be mid to low 50's and not sure I want to deal with that just yet, so it might just be an open window and fans on low inside.

jaxgtr 12-29-23 10:30 PM


Originally Posted by The Chemist (Post 23113465)
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Completed the Festive 500 challenge a couple of days early. 😊😊

I do love the look of your Ti bike, especially the blue bar tape.

Troul 12-29-23 11:15 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 23114302)
I finally got in a very short ride today, I had to have a couple of stitches put back in my hand last week as the area in my palm tore a little, and would not stop leaking. Got them pulled yesterday and all seems much better. Holy crap, my legs were very heavy and stiff, could tell I was not spinning them for the last 3 weeks. The weather got cold over night and stupid windy, so I got in 6 miles 1100 feet of climbing to test how the hand felt on the bars. Not great, but doable for a longer ride tomorrow. If the winds are calmer, less than 10-15, I might give it a go outside although the temps will be mid to low 50's and not sure I want to deal with that just yet, so it might just be an open window and fans on low inside.

glad that you got it fixed back up. During the winter, I view any cycling effort as a good thing. On the plus side, this year's festive carb overload wasn't so bad.

jaxgtr 12-30-23 12:18 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 23114335)
glad that you got it fixed back up. During the winter, I view any cycling effort as a good thing. On the plus side, this year's festive carb overload wasn't so bad.

Thanks. Yea on anything is better than nothing and I did pretty good on the Christmas dinner diet as well, small group, so really did not have a large menu. It was nice not to have a bunch of leftovers to deal with. I am down about 15 lbs this year and freezing right now, lol. I let my dog out and realized it was colder than I thought it was supposed to get, so I had to put the pipe warmer on my irrigation pump. It was a nice balmy 37 on my back patio. Supposed to be colder Saturday ight so I guess I need to replace the insulation I removed last spring as it was old and coming apart and never got back to it, you know not being cold anymore, I would do it later. Well, today is official later I guess.

diphthong 12-30-23 02:16 AM

happy new year, everyone! may your 2024 be longer and stronger than 2023!

cegerer 12-30-23 05:58 PM

Got in 42 miles solo today. 'Freezing' cold here in south-central Florida today .... 61F. I pretty much had my winter gear on :D Had to re-route mid-ride due to a road closing from a fatal accident :(

jaxgtr 12-30-23 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by cegerer (Post 23114914)
Got in 42 miles solo today. 'Freezing' cold here in south-central Florida today .... 61F. I pretty much had my winter gear on :D Had to re-route mid-ride due to a road closing from a fatal accident :(

I think our high in Jax was 54 day with stupid high winds.

rsbob 12-30-23 07:43 PM

31 flat miles in off and on rain. Winding down the year. Reward was a cafe stop for scone and coffee.

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Sierra_rider 12-30-23 10:12 PM

After a couple weeks off and a week of trainer riding, back out on the road today. A "flat" ride by local standards, 64 miles, 5k' of climbing. I haven't done this loop in a couple years, I forgot how much I enjoy it...it even has the California version of a cobbled climb lol(abysmal pavement.) I even hit 1200 watts sprinting away from a loose, agro dog.

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rsbob 12-31-23 12:20 AM

1200 Watts is more than my wife’s blow dryer. Way to go. Sierra 1, dog 0.

Are you in Bishop? There is a Sierra Rider there on Strava but I don’t think it is you

cegerer 12-31-23 07:01 AM

Was hoping for pics/vid of the dog chase ... that's always fun :rolleyes::D

Troul 12-31-23 09:18 AM

47 miles. Cold [38F] & moiiiist ughhhh

Sierra_rider 12-31-23 09:43 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23115170)
1200 Watts is more than my wifeís blow dryer. Way to go. Sierra 1, dog 0.

Are you in Bishop? There is a Sierra Rider there on Strava but I donít think it is you

He was on the bottom of a short, 2 minute climb too...he kept pace with me most of the way. My pacing strategy was perfect over that climb lol...he started to close in on me near the top, so I sprinted for it once I saw the crest.

Not me, I'm quite a bit north of there. I'm on the west slope of the Sierra...IIRC, you have family or friends in Auburn. In relation to Auburn, I'm about 1.5 hours drive time to the south and east of there. Up about at the 4k' level in elevation, kinda at the top of the "developed area," after that just miles of Forest Service land.


Originally Posted by cegerer (Post 23115252)
Was hoping for pics/vid of the dog chase ... that's always fun :rolleyes::D

Thought about it for a second, before suddenly realizing that wouldn't be very prudent. I swear I went for years without being chased by a dog. This year, I've been legitimately chased about 1/2 dozen times. I could be off base on this assertion, but we have a lot of people that have recently moved up from the cities and I think they kinda have a laissez faire approach to dog handling now that they are out in the country. The long time locals know that there are local ordinances that allow for the shooting of loose dogs, so they are a lot more careful about it.

rsbob 12-31-23 10:49 AM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23115331)
He was on the bottom of a short, 2 minute climb too...he kept pace with me most of the way. My pacing strategy was perfect over that climb lol...he started to close in on me near the top, so I sprinted for it once I saw the crest.

Not me, I'm quite a bit north of there. I'm on the west slope of the Sierra...IIRC, you have family or friends in Auburn. In relation to Auburn, I'm about 1.5 hours drive time to the south and east of there. Up about at the 4k' level in elevation, kinda at the top of the "developed area," after that just miles of Forest Service land.



Thought about it for a second, before suddenly realizing that wouldn't be very prudent. I swear I went for years without being chased by a dog. This year, I've been legitimately chased about 1/2 dozen times. I could be off base on this assertion, but we have a lot of people that have recently moved up from the cities and I think they kinda have a laissez faire approach to dog handling now that they are out in the country. The long time locals know that there are local ordinances that allow for the shooting of loose dogs, so they are a lot more careful about it.

Last guess is Sonora.


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