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kahn 08-02-21 09:28 PM


Originally Posted by The Chemist (Post 22167448)

On the three day Yangtze River trip the animated lighting on the bridges was absolutely phenomenal. We did the "harbor" tour in Shanghai and it was also quite fantastic. It must be fun pedaling around there.

Troul 08-04-21 03:45 AM

22 Miles O.D.

kahn 08-04-21 09:00 AM

Yesterday, the 15.4/600 gain loop and home by 8:30am.

Joe.Slow 08-04-21 06:34 PM

18 miles outside today

The Chemist 08-05-21 12:01 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22168682)
I would've thought it was more deeper into the night than that.

One of the vagaries of China's unified time zone - most countries this size would have at least 3 time zones, but China only has one. As a result, cities in the east of China have sunrise very early, and sunset very early as well. Here in Shanghai in the summer the sun rises by 5am but it's fully set by just after 7pm, so it's fully dark by 8pm. As someone originally from Calgary where the sun doesn't set in the summer until well after 9pm, that took a lot of getting used to.

The Chemist 08-05-21 12:02 AM

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Troul 08-05-21 12:42 AM


Originally Posted by The Chemist (Post 22171470)
One of the vagaries of China's unified time zone - most countries this size would have at least 3 time zones, but China only has one. As a result, cities in the east of China have sunrise very early, and sunset very early as well. Here in Shanghai in the summer the sun rises by 5am but it's fully set by just after 7pm, so it's fully dark by 8pm. As someone originally from Calgary where the sun doesn't set in the summer until well after 9pm, that took a lot of getting used to.

i know what you mean, being in Mich. The early morning is where my biological clock is registering being most active.

I was thinking the time was around between 23:30 & 01:00.


65 Miles O.D. Beautiful open sky.

jaxgtr 08-05-21 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22171488)
i know what you mean, being in Mich. The early morning is where my biological clock is registering being most active.

I was thinking the time was around between 23:30 & 01:00.
65 Miles O.D. Beautiful open sky.

I spent some time in Keflavik Iceland when I was in the Navy....the 24 hr clock was mandatory item you needed to have if you planned to be anywhere at the correct time.

jaxgtr 08-05-21 07:43 PM

Because the the rain just wont stop........37.3 miles on the trainer.

kahn 08-05-21 08:13 PM

23 even, 1,100 gain. Home my 10am.

rsbob 08-05-21 09:25 PM

As a PSA I took out my venerable can of white marking paint and marked pot holes on some heavily bike traveled routes. Got a nice thank you from a rider who stopped to chat. Mileage today? Who cares. ;)

The Chemist 08-06-21 06:40 AM

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kahn 08-06-21 10:37 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 22172924)
As a PSA I took out my venerable can of white marking paint and marked pot holes on some heavily bike traveled routes. Got a nice thank you from a rider who stopped to chat. Mileage today? Who cares. ;)

In Seattle, I would need one of those Dept of transportation line painting trucks for the amount of paint I'd need! Actually, reporting potholes to the city site does sometimes work quickly. But if there's a series, they sometimes only get one or two leaving more north/south or east/west of where I reported.

Troul 08-06-21 06:47 PM

104 Miles O.D.

kahn 08-06-21 08:26 PM

It is hard posting after Troll, ahem, Troul!

15 and 800 feet.

ofajen 08-06-21 08:35 PM

17 miles. And I was reminded why absolutely no one else was out on the trail near the river at dusk. If you donít really bring it, bumpy gravel notwithstanding, you will suffer death by horsefly. They move pretty fast! I ended up doing a pretty fast ride (for that route). I suppose it helps to have the place to yourself.

Otto

kahn 08-06-21 10:20 PM


Originally Posted by erferf1 (Post 22174360)
only 6 miles, i'm a newbie

Welcome.

That's a start.

rsbob 08-07-21 12:09 AM

Did the backroads and a bit of climbing. OD for Troul ;)


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Troul 08-07-21 02:13 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22174346)
It is hard posting after Troll, ahem, Troul!

15 and 800 feet.

I must out pace the flies & mosquitoes, I just get lost in the distance in doing so.

diphthong 08-07-21 02:56 AM

a little 12-spot to/from lunch. hit the #14 combo.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a6ef352a7.jpeg

kahn 08-07-21 09:00 AM


Originally Posted by ooga-booga (Post 22174508)
a little 12-spot to/from lunch. hit the #14 combo.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a6ef352a7.jpeg

And you can pedal after that meal? :backpedal:

joesch 08-07-21 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22174698)
And you can pedal after that meal? :backpedal:

The coke is key as cerveza would be more relaxing

joesch 08-07-21 10:12 AM

I broke from my solo routine and joined a short and slow (15) meetup group ride with the goal to enjoy texmex and beverages. Was a nice change of pace

Troul 08-07-21 12:36 PM

100 Miles O.D. as dark clouds tried to out pace me. A Shift cable replacement is due.

The Chemist 08-07-21 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22174909)
100 Miles O.D. as dark clouds tried to out pace me. A Shift cable replacement is due.

I think I might need one too. My shifter felt really mushy last night, so I need to at least inspect it as I know from past experience that's a sign of impending failure.

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jaxgtr 08-07-21 05:43 PM

68 miles with some bridge loops equaling 2k ft of climbing. Weather was absolutely lovely this morning, cloudy, actually very mile temps, high 70's, low 80's, mild humidity, and NO WIND.....let me repeat that NO WIND.....

mschwett 08-07-21 11:36 PM

80.2 miles, but only 3,900 feet of elevation. no massive climbs. 5.8% average assistance from the creo, used 17.8% of the battery. didn't have much mojo for the last 1.5 hours, first hour was actually among my strongest.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5fdba3d4b3.jpg

diphthong 08-08-21 03:27 AM


Originally Posted by mschwett (Post 22175445)
80.2 miles, but only 3,900 feet of elevation. no massive climbs. 5.8% average assistance from the creo, used 17.8% of the battery. didn't have much mojo for the last 1.5 hours, first hour was actually among my strongest.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5fdba3d4b3.jpg

gorgeous area. it's been too long for me. time to get back there.

diphthong 08-08-21 03:31 AM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22174698)
And you can pedal after that meal? :backpedal:

not quickly but it was the one meal that day just before work.

The Chemist 08-08-21 05:40 AM

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First metric century on a folding bike today. Still hot (34 degrees) but at least the humidity was a bit lower than it has been recently.


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