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11-08-21, 10:40 PM
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Posted By donm1967

Saturday ride ...

Saturday ride
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10-31-21, 06:09 PM
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Posted By donm1967

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10-25-21, 04:25 PM
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Posted By donm1967

No fall colors, but Saturday was nice sunny fall...

No fall colors, but Saturday was nice sunny fall day at Glencoe Beach...
10-17-21, 09:04 PM
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Posted By donm1967

From a PA road trip I took last year to ride rail...

From a PA road trip I took last year to ride rail trails

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10-04-21, 08:15 PM
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Posted By donm1967

Hah yeah right. My feet and ass are still mad at...

Hah yeah right. My feet and ass are still mad at me.
10-04-21, 12:32 PM
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Posted By donm1967

Most likely this same time next year I'll have...

Most likely this same time next year I'll have moved to San Diego, so if I do another one it will be out there.
10-04-21, 07:20 AM
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Posted By donm1967

Ride done ! The weather forecast called for...

Ride done !
The weather forecast called for rain in the morning, thunderstorms in the afternoon. It was raining on the drive there, but the on ride we didn't get a single drop.
First 75 was good,...
09-19-21, 07:39 AM
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Posted By donm1967

Thanks all for the advice and encouragement. ...

Thanks all for the advice and encouragement.

Yesterday we planned on riding 60 miles. My friend mapped a route that was actually 65. We took our time, drank and ate frequently, made a few short...
09-17-21, 09:32 AM
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Posted By donm1967

Yes it's a personal goal. I'm not an athlete, ...

Yes it's a personal goal. I'm not an athlete, Had bad asthma as a kid, back problems as an adult. At age 54 feeling the best I have in a long time after my 2nd lumbar surgery in 2020. So for me...
09-16-21, 08:52 PM
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Posted By donm1967

I figured I'd get mixed responses :) The ride is...

I figured I'd get mixed responses :) The ride is Oct 3 so not much more time to train. They say at the 48 mi rest stop is when you need to decide 68 or 100.
I did think about hills too and asked...
09-16-21, 08:40 PM
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Posted By donm1967

I practiced a bit on my trainer in the garage...

I practiced a bit on my trainer in the garage first. I got Shimano ED500 which are supposed to be easy to out of and good for beginners. I actually found it trickier to get in them.
09-16-21, 07:46 PM
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Posted By donm1967

Installed SPD pedals and cleats on my new shoes. ...

Installed SPD pedals and cleats on my new shoes. I've been using toe clips/straps forever, finally going clipless. Rode 16 at lunch to test them out. So far OK.
09-14-21, 07:00 PM
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Posted By donm1967

Lunchtime 16 mi. Felt great, then the last 4 I...

Lunchtime 16 mi. Felt great, then the last 4 I was swearing at the wind :)
09-11-21, 09:47 PM
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Posted By donm1967

50.6 miles, my longest so far. Much easier when...

50.6 miles, my longest so far. Much easier when it's not so humid. I tried for a 50 2 weeks ago and could only make 43.
08-15-21, 07:53 PM
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Posted By donm1967

End of week 1 with my first road bike, did 26...

End of week 1 with my first road bike, did 26 miles, mostly flat, avg 16.5 mph. Not breaking any records (besides my own) but getting faster and used to the bike/position. After today's ride I'm...
08-12-21, 02:49 PM
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Posted By donm1967

At 54, just bought my first road bike - Giant...

At 54, just bought my first road bike - Giant Defy. I've been riding a hybrid forever. Long time back problems, feeling the best I have in many years since my 2nd lumbar discectomy in Jan 2020.
08-08-21, 02:45 PM
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Posted By donm1967

I finally found a bike - Giant Defy Advanced 2. A...

I finally found a bike - Giant Defy Advanced 2. A little more than I wanted to spend, but it's a nice bike - CF and Shimano 105. I only had to drive 50 min to get it. I also tried a Giant Revolt in...
08-02-21, 06:52 PM
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Posted By donm1967

41 miles on my hybrid yesterday, my longest ride....

41 miles on my hybrid yesterday, my longest ride. Decent pace (for me) and I felt good afterwards. Looking forward to getting a new bike to keep it going.
07-23-21, 02:55 PM
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Posted By donm1967

Upgrading from hybrid to road bike

Hey all,
I've been riding my 2009 Cannondale quick 4 for a long time. I ride a mix of street and limestone trail, hence why I chose the hybrid back then. I added inner bar ends for diff hand...
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