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Old 07-27-23, 11:55 AM
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Chill day today 'cause I rode twice yesterday for Pete's 100 mile Memorial Ride, 11 years since he was hit by a semi and killed.

1st time out --- 12:28 AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2023
-- Distance 55.55 mi Moving Time 3:38:33

2nd time out --- 8:37 AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2023 -- Distance 45.54 mi Moving Time 3:22:56

ALSO was 1 year anniversary since I was hit for a 2nd time by a WILD HOG
@ mile 30.4 @ 3:04am riding last year's Pete's Memorial Ride

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Old 07-27-23, 12:23 PM
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Did not feel 100% today, but made myself go out! Ha ha see my signature
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Old 07-27-23, 06:16 PM
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Tuesday was an air quality warning due to the fires in Canada. I rode anyway, but I was forced to ride at a much easier pace. Yesterday saw thunderstorms. Tonight the group took off without me and I 'had' to play catch-up.

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Old 07-27-23, 07:22 PM
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No. Boo. I've had gout for the last week.
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Old 07-28-23, 01:53 PM
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I was able to ride my bike to work this morning. And because I planned well I wore my water shoes for the ride. I stopped at the local swimming hole and dipped my feet in the water on my ride home.
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Old 07-28-23, 09:58 PM
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45 miles on old railroad grade with 2,200’ gain up through a mountain pass with a 1 mile tunnel. Headlight and jacket required.






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Old 07-29-23, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
45 miles on old railroad grade with 2,200’ gain up through a mountain pass with a 1 mile tunnel. Headlight and jacket required.






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Old 07-30-23, 06:44 AM
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I did get a 16 mile ride in yesterday with my sister this morning on our bike path. Thank-goodness it was very early before the path got too crowded with others and before the real heat of the day!
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Due to a change in the weather and mindset, I am out biking more. I got out yesterday to ride to the assisted living where I work pt. On the ride home I added in extra miles. It feels good to be out so often.
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Old 08-02-23, 01:10 PM
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Indoor for now

Due to my health situation, I have to ride my rides indoor know. It is a bummer, but I can visit some new places and didn´t have to fly across any country. I ride ROUVY so today I rode Cape Point in South Africa. It was fun and really nice. But have to say, can´t wait to retutn for the real routes.
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Old 08-02-23, 01:19 PM
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It was time to stretch the legs of this 29 year old. It's been awhile. Took it on some blues and greens this morning. Tough and bone jarring at some points but nevertheless a fun ride as always!
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Old 08-05-23, 03:44 PM
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I awoke this morning late(7am) but by 8 am I was out for a bike ride, and got 21 miles in. It was a nice way to start out my weekend.
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Old 08-05-23, 06:06 PM
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Easy going on shady rail trails.


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Old 08-06-23, 08:10 AM
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I am at work now, but rode my bike to get here. I stopped by the farm stand to get some fresh corn, but it wasn't in at that hour this morning. I intend to extend the ride home. The weather is nice and it is a great day to be out riding!
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Old 08-07-23, 09:08 AM
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24 miles on Saturday to raise money for cancer research at the Pelotonia in Columbus, Ohio. This is their 15th year! As a 2 time survivor I appreciate all they have done!

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I was planning on riding to work today, but I got worried that I would be riding in the rain. So at 6:45 this morning, I got on my bike and rode for 16 miles so I was able to get some riding in today.
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Old 08-07-23, 09:50 PM
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10 minutes left in Today and got out for double my Sunday Ride. 26.62 miles and just a bit faster than Sunday's 13.31 miles.

Getting bike ready to head out after MIDNIGHT to ride our Daughter's Birthday Age. Might just take all night for 48 miles

update Biked 48 miles plus 2.05 extra for good measure = 50.05 miles today


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24 miles on Saturday to raise money for cancer research at the Pelotonia in Columbus, Ohio. This is their 15th year! As a 2 time survivor I appreciate all they have done! ................................
Great ride and Great being a Survivor.

Flip Side for me is I'm 8 years surviving with my cancer and expect it will be with me to death or be the cause of my death.

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Old 08-10-23, 11:16 AM
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Did a 12 mile ride today as that is all the time I had for riding. There is so much road construction in my town. It seemed to me that every other road I took was under construction. May the construction in town be finished soon.
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Old 08-10-23, 10:58 PM
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Old 08-11-23, 10:36 AM
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good ride today, still base miles, but today was a good ride. Set much straighter


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Old 08-12-23, 05:29 AM
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Another Midnight Madness Ride -- 12:13M start rode 35.53 miles and saw one healthy bobcat plus opossums and rabbits. Slow ride but at least I rode.
Avg Speed 15.2 mi/h, Max Speed 18.0 mi/h, Elapsed Time 2:28:26
Temperature - 85℉, Humidity 80%, Feels like 94 ℉
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A bad wrist injury from a fall in June has kept me off the bikes all summer. A test ride last month was a miserable experience. I had pain from every bump in the road, an inability to get into the drops using the front brake was difficult, and it was impossible to use the STI to change the front derailleur. But today I took a vibration absorbing steel bike with downtime shifters off the wall and rode the MUP to get coffee. It was good to get back in the saddle.

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My cat knew I wanted to go for a ride today, so he woke me at 5am. I layed quietly till 5:30 am then hopped out of bed and by 6 am I was out riding. I needed to be back to the house by 7:30. So the cat did a good job. I can say I rode today.
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27 flat easy miles



Mosquito assembly area

Typical country road

Corn is getting tall

Boeing Classic Golf flyover
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Old 08-17-23, 04:32 PM
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44 miles, 5900’ climbing.

my 12 year old managed 30 miles, 3900’



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