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Old 09-29-21, 05:45 PM
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25+ miles, sunny, light wind, low 70s.Since I no longer like cold weather, I wore a windbreaker on the 2nd half of the ride (against the light wind) Man, 10 years ago I would have reveled at these temperatures....

I think I've ridden more miles this year than any other year since 2013. Unless I'm very unlucky, I'll hit 1200 miles for 2021 on my next ride, and I expect there will be more than a few days with good weather left this year.
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Old 09-29-21, 08:22 PM
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35K out and back. On the out it was the head wind, on the back it was the real possibility of rain.
First day back on the m-bike* (* only muscle powered) it was a little smidgen slower than usual.
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Old 10-01-21, 06:45 PM
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@Chickenwings - a brisk hour is a big step.

The benefit is in the consistency.

For One hour training =
follow the Lemond Theory:
It never gets easier, you just go faster.
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Old 10-01-21, 06:48 PM
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25+ miles, sunny, high 70s, light winds. I've been taking longer breaks (up to an hour, when my son was visiting), and sometimes I've done low energy rides home. Today, I took 9 minutes to eat a cookie, drink some water, and people-watch. No problem on the way home.

Can't read, can't count. My main metric is miles ridden. As of Wednesday, I read the record as 1177 miles for 202,.so I thought today's ride would push me over 1200. It was actually 1173+ up through Wednesday. After today's ride - somehow it got to 1199.07 miles. Rain is predicted for the next 3 days, but I might just ride a mile.
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Old 10-02-21, 05:21 PM
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I did yesterday, but was too bushed to record it here. Anyway 61.5 km







As I told the two roadies that passed me on the hilly section: "It's a long way to Tipperary"

Usually on the homestretch going North along the lakes I'd be pushing. None of that yesterday, tired and a headwind??

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Old 10-02-21, 08:40 PM
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Thanks wildwood. I’m slowly getting better at this for sure. Appreciate the kind words.
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Old 10-02-21, 10:55 PM
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Merry CXmas!


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Old 10-03-21, 09:06 AM
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Saturday 40 mile ride to the Simply Natural Creamery & back. Always a treat for some really good ice cream before heading back


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Old 10-04-21, 11:06 AM
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120 miles spread over 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Saturday's ride was 50 miles in a misty rain. Yesterday was drop dead gorgeous! Perfect autumn weather in the Twin Cities.
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Old 10-04-21, 03:38 PM
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Another great Bay Area morning,weather wise. Nice sunny and warm.
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Old 10-04-21, 09:11 PM
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I took today off. 😊

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Old 10-04-21, 09:56 PM
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40 miles




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Old 10-06-21, 04:13 PM
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24 miles today - longest ride since the brain hemorrhage. Felt fine!
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Old 10-07-21, 01:54 PM
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63 miles around the city. Getting ready to ride 70 miles on my 70th birthday coming up on November 12th.
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Old 10-07-21, 02:05 PM
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You guys are crazy! WELL DONE, congratulations and keep it up!
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Old 10-10-21, 09:11 PM
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29.7 miles today, sunny and 82 degrees!
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Old 10-11-21, 10:02 PM
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Sunny, crisp ( 10º C), a bit windy and since it was a Holiday Monday a bit slower on some of the Rail Trail sections (dogs, people and lack of attention).
All in all a good 44+ km ride.
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Old 10-14-21, 05:52 PM
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51.9 K with a few extra layers of clothing. Not quite 10º C and a pretty stiff wind. Headwind on the speedy downhill sections is a real bummer.
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Old 10-16-21, 12:29 PM
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10 degrees C and I got off my fat azz for a short ride. Made just over 7 k with my current enthusiasm reserve...grin. I know I'm not in the league of many here but I'm posting a bit to hopefully show others that are newer at this that not all of us here are 20+ mile makers.

Anyway, I haven't rode in a while and as I'm still new and building absolutely EVERYTHING related to this sport I had to tap out with knee pain today. Sigh....Lol....here's to hangin in!

Good luck all!!
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Old 10-17-21, 09:15 AM
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Too nice not to ride yesterday. ~30 miles and about 64*F. Won’t see a daytime high like that until March or April.
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Old 10-17-21, 02:27 PM
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Around a couple of blocks. just got back into cycling after a 20 year pause, because of my doctor's advice. hopefully one day I'll be able to put some impressive miles under my belt.
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Old 10-17-21, 02:31 PM
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You da man funky! My first ride this spring was 3k and I'm up to 18 and a bit now! Even had to learn and experiment with padded shorts!

Congrats!
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Old 10-17-21, 04:50 PM
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Dry again so had to ride.


Past the skating rink and Doofers - thankfully, both fully open.



Just about picked out. Local small businesses seem to be getting customers.

The pumpkin, the pigs, the Merckx. Back close to home.
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61+ km today; whenever the Rail Trail gets busy — aka the Weekend crowds — I have to slow down just a little bit. Kids, dogs and sleep walkers.




Big advantage today: thanks to yesterday's rain no flying dust from the gravel.

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Old 10-18-21, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Chickenwings View Post
You da man funky! My first ride this spring was 3k and I'm up to 18 and a bit now! Even had to learn and experiment with padded shorts!

Congrats!
You must be in better shape than me. after a couple of blocks I'm already breathing a little hard, and that includes coasting a bit. just have to persevere so that I can join the big leagues.
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