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SpeedyBlueBiker 08-04-22 11:02 PM

34 miles today. A cloudy and cool day but the warmer temps will be back tomorrow and for the next week.

Jedneck 08-05-22 10:28 AM

35 miles at just shy of 20mph

Einzelherz 08-05-22 11:46 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22598683)
I find cycling a unique sport. All of us started with small miles, like you, and slowly kept pushing out the distance. After awhile I found doing new distances something to strive for. So four became 6 and 6 became 10 and so on. Having a destination is always a great idea. A favorite park, view, ice cream, friendís houseÖ. Always good to reward yourself until cycling becomes its own reward through fitness and weight loss for the determined of us. Now it gets weird. Cycling can be painful and punishing when taken to extremes or when one wants to really push the distance and speed. People actually look for hills to climb so they can get stronger and ride in all sorts of terrible weather, but those are the more extreme types (self included). You donít need to go there. Just enjoy the freedom and the feeling of getting more fit and healthy. Throw in an ice cream or a beer as a reward and you should be golden.

My state is particularly bike unfriendly (imo) so I tend to still to developments and/or corporate parks. We have a lovely bike trail, but the two streets I have to cross to get to it are still daunting. But the bike trail does have multiple ice cream shops that are not far so... :)

Troul 08-05-22 01:58 PM

40 miles in the muck. A lot of trees were overlaying the route.

diphthong 08-05-22 07:46 PM

45-spot. most of it in the low 90's. felt good on the old bones...except on that three mile climb...

Gyro 08-06-22 06:05 AM

I broke 50,000 miles this week starting around 05-22-08, on two bikes. A trek FX 7.3 and my 2014 Domane 4.3.

kahn 08-06-22 07:47 AM

Repeated Weds' ride but since I was with a friend who does not standby, pedal by or sit for photos - none but they would have been similar anyway. But Sea Fair had officially started and there were tourists on that gun boat and two cruise ships were back in port that were absent on Weds. So, again about 22 miles with 800 feet. Oh, yeah, a few more crazy drivers than on Weds. One, a nice white Tesla decided to turn into a driveway right in front of me, across a marked bike path where his alert systems failed to tell him about my position or he chose to ignore those alerts. And if that was not enough, he than started to back out to finish his u-turn as I was screaming HEADS UP, HEADS UP, A-HOLE and swerved around him!

And our heat wave is back with warnings for the next two days. Getting old but unfortunately getting usual.

rsbob 08-06-22 08:36 AM

Lost it by a bearís nose
 
46 with 1200í 17 Ave

Doing a 15 mile TT with 100 yards of all out sprint to get PR, a black bear crosses 25 yards in front of me. Had to slow to a crawl. Missed the PR by 3 secs.


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RyderKeepUp 08-06-22 08:40 AM

50KM evening ride through city. Was beautiful and there's not better way to people watch and see your city neighbourhoods.

Troul 08-06-22 10:55 AM

105 miles. Gallons of water was used in the process.

csport 08-06-22 11:47 AM

50 miles, Brewster to Van Cortlandt Park.

kahn 08-06-22 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22600538)
46 with 1200í 17 Ave

Doing a 15 mile TT with 100 yards of all out sprint to get PR, a black bear crosses 25 yards in front of me. Had to slow to a crawl. Missed the PR by 3 secs.


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That why I only pedal in the urban areas around Seattle. No bears (like the attack at Lake Whatcom the other day on a jogger: https://www.cascadiadaily.com/news/2...njures-jogger/ ) but we do have bunny rabbits and coyotes and in the past two separate cougar events at good ol' Discovery Park where I both walked and biked yesterday and walked again this morning.

Actually, kidding, I just have been too lazy to put the bike on a rack and drive out your way.

kahn 08-06-22 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by csport (Post 22600706)
50 miles, Brewster to Van Cortlandt Park.

oh, Da Bronx - born and bred, a long time ago!

rsbob 08-06-22 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22600721)
That why I only pedal in the urban areas around Seattle. No bears (like the attack at Lake Whatcom the other day on a jogger: https://www.cascadiadaily.com/news/2...njures-jogger/ ) but we do have bunny rabbits and coyotes and in the past two separate cougar events at good ol' Discovery Park where I both walked and biked yesterday and walked again this morning.

Actually, kidding, I just have been too lazy to put the bike on a rack and drive out your way.

The last thing I wanted to do was stimulate a pursuit response by looking like prey running away. So slowing down to a crawl where I could quickly stop probably made me look like demented prey. I know a grizzly can hit the low 30s but imagine a black bear could hit somewhere in the 20s. Don’t want to find out. The bear was sighted right next to my usual rest stop for food and drink and relaxing. No relaxing that day. Ate a couple of miles down the road.

Where I live we had a black bear mom and her cubs cross the front lawn and my wife spotted a cougar about 100 yards from our property. Bobcats and deer run and we only hear coyotes at night. Bunny rabbits are high on the local wildlife menu.

Used to live in Lake City and was amazed to see beaver cutting down trees building a lodge about 1/2 mile inland from Lk Wa.in a storm water retention pond with an outflow to the lake.

Paul Barnard 08-06-22 05:54 PM

Did 30 miles this morning, and it was an adventure that was best posted in A&S.

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rsbob 08-06-22 09:14 PM


Originally Posted by Paul Barnard (Post 22601038)
Did 30 miles this morning, and it was an adventure that was best posted in A&S.

https://www.bikeforums.net/advocacy-...mpressive.html

What a day and so glad it wasnít you. Sounds like one of these days Mr Triís number will be up since he chooses not to be observant. next time listen to your gut and stay home.

rsbob 08-06-22 09:19 PM

Quick, actually very slow, recovery ride after yesterdays failed 15 mile TT.
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SpeedyBlueBiker 08-06-22 10:14 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22600538)
46 with 1200í 17 Ave

Doing a 15 mile TT with 100 yards of all out sprint to get PR, a black bear crosses 25 yards in front of me. Had to slow to a crawl. Missed the PR by 3 secs.

What? No pic of the bear?
Heard about the bears in North Bend. They were all put down. Would rather that they had been relocated far away but that's probably expensive. Have had bears in my place in Redmond the last couple of years but none this year. Only a couple of bobcats and one cougar.

SpeedyBlueBiker 08-06-22 10:16 PM

Rode 38 miles along the Sammamish River Trail (SRT) then the Burke Gilman (BG) from Redmond to the Seattle City line.

rsbob 08-06-22 10:30 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 22601231)
What? No pic of the bear?
Heard about the bears in North Bend. They were all put down. Would rather that they had been relocated far away but that's probably expensive. Have had bears in my place in Redmond the last couple of years but none this year. Only a couple of bobcats and one cougar.

dont worry, there are still plenty of bears in North Bend. Miles of uninhabited wild lands surrounding the downtown. Many of the pictures I post, not todays, are of the North Bend area. I bet many of the residents there wish the bears were relocated.

There are plenty in my area/neighborhood as well. We find bear scat on our driveway every once in a while.

diphthong 08-06-22 10:46 PM

50-spot in northern san diego county.

https://www.strava.com/activities/7594946780

kahn 08-06-22 10:52 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 22601233)
Rode 38 miles along the Sammamish River Trail (SRT) then the Burke Gilman (BG) from Redmond to the Seattle City line.

From my house to the climbing rock at Marymoor is exactly 50 miles round trip but I've not done it in a while the Burke Gilman beats the crap out of my butt!!!!

SpeedyBlueBiker 08-06-22 10:56 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22601245)
From my house to the climbing rock at Marymoor is exactly 50 miles round trip but I've not done it in a while the Burke Gilman beats the crap out of my butt!!!!

Yes, the BG is a bit of a bone shaker in many places. The SRT is a much smoother surface.

rsbob 08-06-22 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker (Post 22601247)
Yes, the BG is a bit of a bone shaker in many places. The SRT is a much smoother surface.

I stopped riding around the N end of the lake because the roots are so bad on the BG. I’d rather face the traffic doing the south end route than deal with miles of bumps. Used to commute from Lake City to Kirkland daily using the BG but it was much better before 2000

Paul Barnard 08-07-22 09:09 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22601189)
What a day and so glad it wasnít you. Sounds like one of these days Mr Triís number will be up since he chooses not to be observant. next time listen to your gut and stay home.

I posted this account on a local bicycling Facebook group. One of the members there knows him and had this to say:

"He's exceptionally strong for his age, but a rather famously poor bike handler."

rsbob 08-07-22 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by paul barnard (Post 22601572)
i posted this account on a local bicycling facebook group. One of the members there knows him and had this to say:

"he's exceptionally strong for his age, but a rather famously poor bike handler."

lol!

kahn 08-07-22 01:22 PM

Did my other standard loop relatively early and was home by just around 9:30 so I could beat the heat (it was 81F at 10am) be showered and shaved for the opera this afternoon.

The second standard loop, Golden Gardens. 15 or so and 700 feet or so..

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The stoic Nordic type - Leif
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Instructions for both people and DOGS..

CAT7RDR 08-07-22 01:42 PM

42 miles and 4.4K of climb in the Puente Hills of CA.
Ended ride at 90F, will be near 100F today in the LA valleys.

mschwett 08-07-22 04:05 PM

58.8 miles, with only one big climb. was really low mojo, not totally sure whyÖ maybe travel and a strenuous beach outing yesterday???

KenCT 08-07-22 04:12 PM

30 miles/2,000 feet in a charity ride, the Tour of Litchfield Hills. I usually do the 50 mile route but not up to it today. Temperature near 90 and I'm only 5 weeks from having foot surgery (plate and 5 screws).


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