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Troul 12-20-22 03:03 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22743118)
Next time either try turning aroun d half way and getting a tailwind or even better, just ride downwind the whole time. 22? You mental? Or a mentalist?

teleportation would be a convenient thing to circumvent such conditions! Mentally, It's just a certain kind of special.

DangerousDanR 12-20-22 04:10 PM

6.5 "trainer miles" (25 minutes at 100 watts) at the gym. First ride since surgery. About a week ahead of schedule!

rsbob 12-20-22 04:16 PM

Mrs RSbob gave me an early ‘gift’ for Xmas, a whopping head cold. Miles these last 3 days are zero. Maybe in a couple more I will be on the trainer. Have snow now and a projected high in a couple of days of 21F

Am 80 miles short of 5000 for the year - I will get there…..

OldTryGuy 12-20-22 05:19 PM

Got out at 4AM this morning for 12.21 miles. Then 4 hours and 9 minutes later under cloudy skies was out again for 32.23 miles.

biker128pedal 12-20-22 05:21 PM

Cool in the low 40 F today so a mountain bike ride. 7.1 mile loop. Isn't that equal to 20 miles on the road. But did confirm running low pressure in the fork is not the way to go for plushness. 225 psi in my Tora set up for 60 mm travel keep the filling in place. 3rd ride with the PNW Coastal dropper suspension post. Fantastic at eliminating getting slammed going over hidden roots while sitting and cranking. If your not from a BMX background and stand a lot this is the way to go for a hard tail. Maybe I don't need a full suspension mountain bike. OR maybe I need one for smoother pedaling on the rough.

Cool and not bugs. poison ivy or sweat in the eyes.

Troul 12-20-22 05:53 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22744798)
Mrs RSbob gave me an early Ďgiftí for Xmas, a whopping head cold. Miles these last 3 days are zero. Maybe in a couple more I will be on the trainer. Have snow now and a projected high in a couple of days of 21F

it's all in your head, you'll be back at it shortly.

Hoping to slide in a ride before the snow drop happens. It'll be a warm 19F in the next few mornings, but I am determined to freeze my jewels off!

rsbob 12-20-22 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22744901)
it's all in your head, you'll be back at it shortly.

Hoping to slide in a ride before the snow drop happens. It'll be a warm 19F in the next few mornings, but I am determined to freeze my jewels off!

Reminds me of the time I went XCO skiing up a mountain with my girlfriend. Took three hours of tough climbing and was really sweaty at lunch. We had an hour ski down and wasnít evidently wearing sufficient underroos for the low temps and lack of exertion on the way down. When I got to the car, I couldnít feel my gentleman part until it started to thaw out and OMG, if you ever thought thawing out frozen fingers was painful, you donít know what real pain is.

For Xmas that year she gave me a pair of thermally insulated briefs. What a gal.

Troul 12-21-22 04:34 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22745008)
Reminds me of the time I went XCO skiing up a mountain with my girlfriend. Took three hours of tough climbing and was really sweaty at lunch. We had an hour ski down and wasnít evidently wearing sufficient underroos for the low temps and lack of exertion on the way down. When I got to the car, I couldnít feel my gentleman part until it started to thaw out and OMG, if you ever thought thawing out frozen fingers was painful, you donít know what real pain is.

For Xmas that year she gave me a pair of thermally insulated briefs. What a gal.

thats nuts. It's tough to maintain that warmth balance in such event.

Troul 12-22-22 07:24 AM

22 miles right before the wind kicked up. Supposed to dump some cold precip later, so I'll finish off the day on the trainer....

jadmt 12-22-22 08:53 AM

Not many miles today...kind of feeling like a wuss.

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Jedneck 12-23-22 05:41 PM

15.5 mile commute 40* n rain to work
15.5 mile return trip 2* n 20mph winds.
was warm for both trips. Found perfect base layer in mommaís dresser. Insulated nylons. They are warm and cheap

rsbob 12-24-22 03:07 PM

15 on Zwift. 30 to go to hit the magic 5000 for the year. Then i will take the rest of the year off.

SpeedyBlueBiker 12-24-22 09:11 PM

Today was my Christmas Day ride at Sky Lane just outside of Bangkok. Sky Lane is a 23.5 kilometer bike only cycling path that goes around the perimeter of Suvarnabhumi International airport. Itís a very nice set up with lots of cycling related shops and places to eat at the entry/exit point to the track. The track is free to use but you do have to register which gives you a wrist band to enter and exit. There were literally hundreds of people out riding today as it is busy on the weekends. I took a few photos of some of the big groups of riders that came by. This was at about 8:00am this morning on Christmas Day. I rode three laps today for just over 70 kilometers total.
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biker128pedal 12-29-22 07:13 PM

Been riding the trainer and mountain biking but today was a warm 60 F. So after I dropped and cleaned up a rotted tree I got to go for a road ride on the Domane. Extended my back road out and back for a 29.6 mile round trip. Temperature did drop to 48 F by the time I got home. Still sunny.


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rsbob 12-29-22 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22748229)
15 on Zwift. 30 to go to hit the magic 5000 for the year. Then i will take the rest of the year off.

I lied. Did another 17 today as part of Gran Fondo training.

Troul 12-30-22 06:51 PM

51 miles just in time for the monsoon.

biker128pedal 01-01-23 07:23 PM

Stayed off the wet mountain bike trails today. For the New Year road 47 miles on the road. Almost the same route as last year on the 1st. The roads were still a little wet in the shade.

Road through town. Pretty empty.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...01497bd82.jpeg
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Then down along the York River. Cooled off close to the water.

bampilot06 01-01-23 07:28 PM


Originally Posted by biker128pedal (Post 22755272)
Stayed off the wet mountain bike trails today. For the New Year road 47 miles on the road. Almost the same route as last year on the 1st. The roads were still a little wet in the shade.

Road through town. Pretty empty.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...01497bd82.jpeg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cefbd47fd.jpeg
Then down along the York River. Cooled off close to the water.


How are the drivers towards cyclist on that side of the river? Iíve been thinking about riding Willyburg, Westpoint, down to Gloucester, yorktown back to Williamsburg.
The roads in Gloucester seem a little sketch.

bampilot06 01-01-23 07:28 PM

75 miles today. 2 flat tires.

biker128pedal 01-01-23 07:54 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22755282)
How are the drivers towards cyclist on that side of the river? Iíve been thinking about riding Willyburg, Westpoint, down to Gloucester, yorktown back to Williamsburg.
The roads in Gloucester seem a little sketch.

Iíve done the loop from home in Gloucester years ago. I donít have the time these days. Want to ride to Willyburg Trek and home one day. Some of the local riders did the loop a couple years ago.

These days in Gloucester since the state added the drunk bumps on the right hand white lines I mountain bike more. As for your plan there are ways. Most drivers are courteous. There are a few dummies that pass in the curves.

Coming from West Point Iíd avoid the Rt 14 cut over and keep on Rt 198 to Rt 17. These have shoulders. Rt 14 not so much. The back roads on the eastern side of Rt 17 arenít bad above the court house. But straight down Rt 17 is the shortest.

Below the Court house there are some sections without shoulders. East side side roads take longer but less traveled. If I recall correctly South on Rt 17 is less scary. Closer to the point the shoulder is better and the Coleman Bridge Iíd call bike friendly. I crossed the old bridge twice riding to work one day.

Use Google maps road view or drive it to see first hand. There are some loops from Kilmarnock I want to ride but want to avoid most of the two lane main roads.

bampilot06 01-01-23 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by biker128pedal (Post 22755304)
Iíve done the loop from home in Gloucester years ago. I donít have the time these days. Want to ride to Willyburg Trek and home one day. Some of the local riders did the loop a couple years ago.

These days in Gloucester since the state added the drunk bumps on the right hand white lines I mountain bike more. As for your plan there are ways. Most drivers are courteous. There are a few dummies that pass in the curves.

Coming from West Point Iíd avoid the Rt 14 cut over and keep on Rt 198 to Rt 17. These have shoulders. Rt 14 not so much. The back roads on the eastern side of Rt 17 arenít bad above the court house. But straight down Rt 17 is the shortest.

Below the Court house there are some sections without shoulders. East side side roads take longer but less traveled. If I recall correctly South on Rt 17 is less scary. Closer to the point the shoulder is better and the Coleman Bridge Iíd call bike friendly. I crossed the old bridge twice riding to work one day.

Use Google maps road view or drive it to see first hand. There are some loops from Kilmarnock I want to ride but want to avoid most of the two lane main roads.

Awesome. Thanks! Other than Richmond via Cap trail, Barhamsville is the farthest North West I have ridden.

I ride from Williamsburg to Newport New often, and I have gone all the way to Hampton, Ft Monroe then making my way back to Williamsburg through Phoebus, Yorktown and such.

Drivers in Williamsburg are pretty friendly, however, the two worst experiences happened here.

If you ever make the ride to trek in Williamsburg, my only suggestion. Stay off News road.


Cheers

biker128pedal 01-02-23 07:28 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22755316)
Awesome. Thanks! Other than Richmond via Cap trail, Barhamsville is the farthest North West I have ridden.

I ride from Williamsburg to Newport New often, and I have gone all the way to Hampton, Ft Monroe then making my way back to Williamsburg through Phoebus, Yorktown and such.

Drivers in Williamsburg are pretty friendly, however, the two worst experiences happened here.

If you ever make the ride to trek in Williamsburg, my only suggestion. Stay off News road.


Cheers

From your experience you can handle it. You may not mind the Rt 14 cutover. I do have Garmin radar and computer along with a bar end mirror. Provides a warning and I can glance at the mirror.

bampilot06 01-02-23 08:16 AM


Originally Posted by biker128pedal (Post 22755569)
From your experience you can handle it. You may not mind the Rt 14 cutover. I do have Garmin radar and computer along with a bar end mirror. Provides a warning and I can glance at the mirror.

I have the varia with the claims collector. Atleast my wife will get paid when I get hit.

ofajen 01-02-23 08:38 AM

I did a hilly 23 mile ride yesterday. 42/16 the whole time, partly for strength training and partly to see where I stand.

Otto

csport 01-02-23 12:55 PM

50 miles, Brewster to Van Cortlandt Park, North to South.
It was almost freezing in the beginning, in the very end the temperature rose up to 50 as I approached the city.


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