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06-16-18, 12:11 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

10.1 miles (16.3k). The weather turned cool...

10.1 miles (16.3k). The weather turned cool again. I don't think summer likes us anymore.

2018: 1,496m (2,408k) —Total:22,479m (36,177k)
06-15-18, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Greybeard712

9.1 miles (14.6k). The bike(s) are in good shape...

9.1 miles (14.6k). The bike(s) are in good shape but the old engine is tired.

2018: 1,486m (2,391k) —Total:22,469m (36,160k)
06-14-18, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

10.0 miles (16.1k). Days are getting nicer but...

10.0 miles (16.1k). Days are getting nicer but I'm still wearing arm warmers.

2018: 1,477m (2,377k) —Total:22,460m (36,146k)
06-13-18, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

11.4 miles (18.3k), I figured if climbing that...

11.4 miles (18.3k), I figured if climbing that hill over the I-80 was going to preclude my riding, I'll just cut out that section of the ride. 10-12 miles is better than no miles. According to Dr. I...
06-11-18, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

13.7 miles (22.0k). Much warmer today, shorts and...

13.7 miles (22.0k). Much warmer today, shorts and a long sleeved jersey. The spirit was willing but the body ran outta gas. It takes a long time to build up hemoglobin. Too many (legal) drugs in my...
06-10-18, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

16.6 miles (26.7k). The middle of June and I'm...

16.6 miles (26.7k). The middle of June and I'm wearing full winter gear. Where, exactly, is all this "global warming" taking place? It ain't here. Still feeling rather anemic and tired.

2018:...
06-08-18, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

20.2 miles (32.5k). Still cold in the a.m. but...

20.2 miles (32.5k). Still cold in the a.m. but sunny. Looks like high winds tomorrow (damn). Took the Tarmac out for the first time in a month. What a fun bike.

2018: 1,425m (2,294k)...
06-07-18, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

19.5 miles (31.4k). On the cold side again this...

19.5 miles (31.4k). On the cold side again this morning. I'm past "ready" for summer. A deep inspection (yet again) of that rear Continental flat yesterday revealed a tiny piece of glass embedded...
06-06-18, 01:25 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

21.0 miles (33.8k). Long sleeves but sunny, and...

21.0 miles (33.8k). Long sleeves but sunny, and yet another rear flat on the Continental 25C Rear. They are really difficult to get off the rim but I do get good performance and lotza miles (should...
06-05-18, 01:36 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

19.4 miles (31.2k). First week of June and the...

19.4 miles (31.2k). First week of June and the morning air is still cold. I'm wearing long sleeves tomorrow. But it was nice n' sunny and I had a little more energy.

2018: 1,365m (2,196k)...
06-03-18, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

17.1 miles (27.5k). Finally an almost-summer day....

17.1 miles (27.5k). Finally an almost-summer day. The spirit is willing but the blood is tired. Nice ride anyway.

2018: 1,345m (2,165k) —Total:22,32Sm (35,934k)
06-01-18, 01:45 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

19.1 miles (30.7k). Dr. visit Wed revealed that...

19.1 miles (30.7k). Dr. visit Wed revealed that both kidneys are bad, not just the one (I didn't know that) and they will not get any better. However, we can keep them from getting any worse (in...
05-28-18, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

13.6 miles (21.9k). Everyday has been "as health...

13.6 miles (21.9k). Everyday has been "as health permits". The Epogen (one of the ones Lance Armstrong took) to build up red blood cells is playing havoc with my BPM (high) and BP. I hope these VA...
05-24-18, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

20.0 miles (32.2k). At least Ma Nature has been...

20.0 miles (32.2k). At least Ma Nature has been kind enough to give me nice mornings to ride between wind and rain storms.

2018: 1,278m (2,056k) —Total:22,261m (35,826k)
05-22-18, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

18.9 miles (30.4k). Cool to start but mostly...

18.9 miles (30.4k). Cool to start but mostly sunny. Still in long pants, full finger gloves, and jacket. Nice (if tiring) ride.

2018: 1,258m (2,024k) —Total:22,241m (35,793k)
05-20-18, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

16.7miles (26.9k) on another nice morning between...

16.7miles (26.9k) on another nice morning between rain showers. Still cool enough for long pants and sleeves. More rain on the way.

2018: 1,239m (1,993k) — Total: 22,222m (35,763k)
05-19-18, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

13.3 miles (21.4k) . Intermittent sunshine,...

13.3 miles (21.4k) . Intermittent sunshine, questionable weather for the next week (again). Just feeling really tired so I cut the ride short.

2018: 1,222m (1,967k) — Total: 22,205m (35,736k)
05-18-18, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

19.6 miles(31.5k). Nasty weather prevented riding...

19.6 miles(31.5k). Nasty weather prevented riding Tue-Thur. Still a bit cool in the a.m. but I got a slow ride in today in sunshine (still weak from anemia).

2018: 1,209m (1,945k) — Total: 22,192m...
05-14-18, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

19.3 miles (31.1k). Still dressing in heavier...

19.3 miles (31.1k). Still dressing in heavier clothing. At least the rain as been coming at night.

2018: 1,189m (1,914k) — Total: 22,173m (35,683k)
05-13-18, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

17.4 miles (28.0k). Dressed in full winter gear...

17.4 miles (28.0k). Dressed in full winter gear after catching a chill yesterday, dodged a few raindrops. I think summer is on back order.

2018: 1,170m (1,883k) — Total 22,153m (35,652k)
05-12-18, 12:04 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

[/left]Congrats. Wow! That's a lot of rubber on...

[/left]Congrats. Wow! That's a lot of rubber on the road.

14.6 miles (23.5k). Winter is still here. It was cold enough to cut the ride short. Damn!

2018: 1,152m (1,855k) — Total 22,136m (35,624)
05-10-18, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Greybeard712

16.3 miles (26.2k). Went out an hour early...

16.3 miles (26.2k). Went out an hour early because of VA appts, still cold at 8 a.m. Haven't ridden the Tarmac for over a month. Speedy lil' bugger.

2018: 1,139m (1,831k) — Total: 22.121m (35,601k)
05-09-18, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Greybeard712

17.6 miles (28.3k). Went out a little earlier to...

17.6 miles (28.3k). Went out a little earlier to avoid the big wind. Got home just in time.

2018: 1,126m (1,805k) — Total: 22,105m (35,574k)
05-08-18, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

170.6 miles (274.6k) since my last post. Dunno...

170.6 miles (274.6k) since my last post. Dunno why admin screwed up the system—if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
The good news is, the kidney didn't get any worse after the 4 infusion treatments. The...
04-28-18, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Greybeard712

18.6 miles (29.9k). Almost the end of April and...

18.6 miles (29.9k). Almost the end of April and winter is still here, really cold this morning.

2018: 947m (1524k) Total: 21,930m (35,294k)
04-26-18, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

On second thought I'll put up with the occasional...

On second thought I'll put up with the occasional 6mph morning wind in Northern Nevada and quite being such a Wind Wimp.

16.1 miles (25.9k). Came upon an old bike buddy I haven't seen since...
04-25-18, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

20.6 miles (33.2k). First ride this year without...

20.6 miles (33.2k). First ride this year without a jacket, just jersey and windbreaker. Nice sunny day, mostly no wind.
Had a nice visit with two cuties from the VA Pharmacy yesterday. Too much...
04-23-18, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

Sometimes you just have no control over the...

Sometimes you just have no control over the weight gain. It took me 2.5 years, 9,000 miles of riding, and a shoulder surgery to get down below 200 lbs to 196. I was a happy camper. Then a kidney...
04-23-18, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

18.0 miles (29.0k) on a Kiwanis Coffee Riders...

18.0 miles (29.0k) on a Kiwanis Coffee Riders group ride. Got a little windy.
In Feb Drs. put me on 60mg/day of Prednisone (massive dose) as part of the malfunctioning kidney treatment. Gained 22...
04-22-18, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

21.0 miles (33.8k). First ride this year with...

21.0 miles (33.8k). First ride this year with less than 3 layers on. Nice sunny day in the mid 50s.

2018: 874m (1,406k) ♂ Total: 21,857m (35,176k)
04-21-18, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

18.6 miles (29.9k). Finally a warm(ish) day. I...

18.6 miles (29.9k). Finally a warm(ish) day. I was slightly overdressed (3 layers) by the end of the ride.

2018: 853m (1,372k) ♂ Total: 21,836m (35,142k)
04-20-18, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

16.6 miles (26.7k). Still low on red blood cells,...

16.6 miles (26.7k). Still low on red blood cells, tired. It was almost warm today.

2018: 834m (1,342k) ♂ Total: 21,818m (35,112k)
04-17-18, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Greybeard712

10.1 miles (16.3k). Just to darn cold! It snowed...

10.1 miles (16.3k). Just to darn cold! It snowed yesterday in some parts near Reno/Sparks. Winter just won't let go.

2018: 818m (1,316k) ♂ Total: 21,801m (35,085k)
04-14-18, 12:21 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

14.7 miles (23.7k). First ride since last Sunday....

14.7 miles (23.7k). First ride since last Sunday. There have been intermittent days of sunshine and no wind amidst rain and wind (like today), but the health has interfered with riding. Felt really...
04-08-18, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

13.2 miles (21.2k). Two days of wind and rain so...

13.2 miles (21.2k). Two days of wind and rain so it felt good to get out today. Truckee River overflowed in the usual spot so the ride was shorter than usual but I got in a ride nonetheless. Sunny...
04-04-18, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

16.8 miles (27.0k). Low energy, tired old man....

16.8 miles (27.0k). Low energy, tired old man. Don't get sick, it's bad for your health.

2018: 763m (1,228k) ♂ Total: 21,746m (34,997k)
04-03-18, 01:42 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

19.3 miles (31.1k). Old Man Winter is a tenacious...

19.3 miles (31.1k). Old Man Winter is a tenacious ol' fart—he just won't let go. It was really cold again this morning even tho mostly sunny.

2018: 746m (1,201k) ♂ Total: 21,729m (34,970k)
04-02-18, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

You're a better man than I, 75' of a 1.2% grade...

You're a better man than I, 75' of a 1.2% grade up over the I-80 and I'm all in.

13.9 miles (22.4k). Intermittent clouds and windy. I'm such a wind-wimp.

2018: 727m (1,170k) ♂ Total: 21,710m...
04-01-18, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

21.0 miles (33.8k). Nice sunny day but damn, the...

21.0 miles (33.8k). Nice sunny day but damn, the air was still too cold. Since I had the derailleurs tweaked the Roubaix Pro is like driving a Bentley!

2018: 713m (1,147k) ♂ Total: 21,696m...
03-31-18, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

15.3 miles (24.6k). Turned around and went back...

15.3 miles (24.6k). Turned around and went back to put on a windbreaker, overcast and cooler than anticipated. I had new wheel bearings put in the Fulcrum front wheel on the Roubaix Ex. What a...
03-29-18, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

18.9 miles (30.4k). Sunshine and warm(ish - 40s)....

18.9 miles (30.4k). Sunshine and warm(ish - 40s). Still trying to get the high blood pressure (on 2 meds) and foot swelling down. Riding helps some.

2018: 677m (1,089k) ♂ Total: 21,660m (34,858k)
03-28-18, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

18.7 miles (30.1k). First ride in 12 days...

18.7 miles (30.1k). First ride in 12 days (health/weather). Sure felt good to be "back in the saddle". The weather is finally starting to warm up (a little).

2018: 658m (1,058k) ♂ Total: 21,641m...
03-15-18, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Greybeard712

15.5 miles (24.9k). Sun turned to clouds, cold...

15.5 miles (24.9k). Sun turned to clouds, cold wind but not heavy. Yesterday Weather Underground said rain, wind so I didn't ride. It was sunny and no wind, missed a good day to ride. They're...
03-12-18, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

17.7 miles (28.5k). Sunny day, considerably...

17.7 miles (28.5k). Sunny day, considerably warmer. Storm moving in over the next two days.

2018: 623m (1,003k) ♂ Total: 21,607m (34,773k)
03-11-18, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

13.9 miles (22.4k). Gloomy ride following a rain...

13.9 miles (22.4k). Gloomy ride following a rain storm, the mountains were covered in mist. The weather web site originally said "mostly sunny" but the clouds didn't read that.

2018: 608m (975k) ♂...
03-09-18, 03:00 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

18.4 miles (29.6k). Finally a sunny day yesterday...

18.4 miles (29.6k). Finally a sunny day yesterday but high winds, no ride. Mostly sunny today and warmer than the 40° start would seem. I overdressed.

2018: 592m (952k) ♂ Total: 21,575m (34,722k)
03-06-18, 04:40 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

11.8 miles (19.0k). First ride in 8 dayz. Between...

11.8 miles (19.0k). First ride in 8 dayz. Between the cold mornings (mid 20s) and health issues (High BP, kidney malfunction/anemia, terminal cranial-rectal inversion) I haven't been able to ride....
02-25-18, 01:40 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

15.6 miles (25.1k). First ride in a week, It's...

15.6 miles (25.1k). First ride in a week, It's been below freezing or snowing (and dealing with health issues). Really cold this morning (25°) but lotza sunshine. Snow predicted for tomorrow and it...
02-25-18, 01:30 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

POKE 'EM, MAN (They'll notice a poke inna ribs!)

POKE 'EM, MAN (They'll notice a poke inna ribs!)
02-17-18, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Greybeard712

18.4 miles (29.6k). Considerably warmer today by...

18.4 miles (29.6k). Considerably warmer today by about 18° and sunny. Probably the last day to ride for a few days, Wind, rain, more wind on the way. Sure messes up a weekend.

2018: 533m (858k) ♂ ...
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