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Old 08-04-22, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
23 miles and 3K of climb on my local hills.
Trying to keep up with the roadies on a 32 lbs 29er is a challenge.
gotta catch em' on the downhills.
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It kinda sorta does end up there all by its' natural progression though.
Shhhhhhhhhhh. I was not trying to scare him off and onto an e bike.
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61-spot. muggy by socal standards.
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34 miles today. A cloudy and cool day but the warmer temps will be back tomorrow and for the next week.
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35 miles at just shy of 20mph
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I find cycling a unique sport. All of us started with small miles, like you, and slowly kept pushing out the distance. After awhile I found doing new distances something to strive for. So four became 6 and 6 became 10 and so on. Having a destination is always a great idea. A favorite park, view, ice cream, friend’s house…. Always good to reward yourself until cycling becomes its own reward through fitness and weight loss for the determined of us. Now it gets weird. Cycling can be painful and punishing when taken to extremes or when one wants to really push the distance and speed. People actually look for hills to climb so they can get stronger and ride in all sorts of terrible weather, but those are the more extreme types (self included). You don’t need to go there. Just enjoy the freedom and the feeling of getting more fit and healthy. Throw in an ice cream or a beer as a reward and you should be golden.
My state is particularly bike unfriendly (imo) so I tend to still to developments and/or corporate parks. We have a lovely bike trail, but the two streets I have to cross to get to it are still daunting. But the bike trail does have multiple ice cream shops that are not far so...
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Old 08-05-22, 01:58 PM
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40 miles in the muck. A lot of trees were overlaying the route.
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45-spot. most of it in the low 90's. felt good on the old bones...except on that three mile climb...
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I broke 50,000 miles this week starting around 05-22-08, on two bikes. A trek FX 7.3 and my 2014 Domane 4.3.
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Repeated Weds' ride but since I was with a friend who does not standby, pedal by or sit for photos - none but they would have been similar anyway. But Sea Fair had officially started and there were tourists on that gun boat and two cruise ships were back in port that were absent on Weds. So, again about 22 miles with 800 feet. Oh, yeah, a few more crazy drivers than on Weds. One, a nice white Tesla decided to turn into a driveway right in front of me, across a marked bike path where his alert systems failed to tell him about my position or he chose to ignore those alerts. And if that was not enough, he than started to back out to finish his u-turn as I was screaming HEADS UP, HEADS UP, A-HOLE and swerved around him!

And our heat wave is back with warnings for the next two days. Getting old but unfortunately getting usual.
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Lost it by a bear’s nose

46 with 1200’ 17 Ave

Doing a 15 mile TT with 100 yards of all out sprint to get PR, a black bear crosses 25 yards in front of me. Had to slow to a crawl. Missed the PR by 3 secs.





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50KM evening ride through city. Was beautiful and there's not better way to people watch and see your city neighbourhoods.
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105 miles. Gallons of water was used in the process.
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50 miles, Brewster to Van Cortlandt Park.
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46 with 1200’ 17 Ave

Doing a 15 mile TT with 100 yards of all out sprint to get PR, a black bear crosses 25 yards in front of me. Had to slow to a crawl. Missed the PR by 3 secs.





That why I only pedal in the urban areas around Seattle. No bears (like the attack at Lake Whatcom the other day on a jogger: https://www.cascadiadaily.com/news/2...njures-jogger/ ) but we do have bunny rabbits and coyotes and in the past two separate cougar events at good ol' Discovery Park where I both walked and biked yesterday and walked again this morning.

Actually, kidding, I just have been too lazy to put the bike on a rack and drive out your way.
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50 miles, Brewster to Van Cortlandt Park.
oh, Da Bronx - born and bred, a long time ago!
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That why I only pedal in the urban areas around Seattle. No bears (like the attack at Lake Whatcom the other day on a jogger: https://www.cascadiadaily.com/news/2...njures-jogger/ ) but we do have bunny rabbits and coyotes and in the past two separate cougar events at good ol' Discovery Park where I both walked and biked yesterday and walked again this morning.

Actually, kidding, I just have been too lazy to put the bike on a rack and drive out your way.
The last thing I wanted to do was stimulate a pursuit response by looking like prey running away. So slowing down to a crawl where I could quickly stop probably made me look like demented prey. I know a grizzly can hit the low 30s but imagine a black bear could hit somewhere in the 20s. Don’t want to find out. The bear was sighted right next to my usual rest stop for food and drink and relaxing. No relaxing that day. Ate a couple of miles down the road.

Where I live we had a black bear mom and her cubs cross the front lawn and my wife spotted a cougar about 100 yards from our property. Bobcats and deer run and we only hear coyotes at night. Bunny rabbits are high on the local wildlife menu.

Used to live in Lake City and was amazed to see beaver cutting down trees building a lodge about 1/2 mile inland from Lk Wa.in a storm water retention pond with an outflow to the lake.
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Did 30 miles this morning, and it was an adventure that was best posted in A&S.

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Did 30 miles this morning, and it was an adventure that was best posted in A&S.

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What a day and so glad it wasn’t you. Sounds like one of these days Mr Tri’s number will be up since he chooses not to be observant. next time listen to your gut and stay home.
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Quick, actually very slow, recovery ride after yesterdays failed 15 mile TT.



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46 with 1200’ 17 Ave

Doing a 15 mile TT with 100 yards of all out sprint to get PR, a black bear crosses 25 yards in front of me. Had to slow to a crawl. Missed the PR by 3 secs.
What? No pic of the bear?
Heard about the bears in North Bend. They were all put down. Would rather that they had been relocated far away but that's probably expensive. Have had bears in my place in Redmond the last couple of years but none this year. Only a couple of bobcats and one cougar.
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Rode 38 miles along the Sammamish River Trail (SRT) then the Burke Gilman (BG) from Redmond to the Seattle City line.
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Originally Posted by SpeedyBlueBiker View Post
What? No pic of the bear?
Heard about the bears in North Bend. They were all put down. Would rather that they had been relocated far away but that's probably expensive. Have had bears in my place in Redmond the last couple of years but none this year. Only a couple of bobcats and one cougar.
dont worry, there are still plenty of bears in North Bend. Miles of uninhabited wild lands surrounding the downtown. Many of the pictures I post, not todays, are of the North Bend area. I bet many of the residents there wish the bears were relocated.

There are plenty in my area/neighborhood as well. We find bear scat on our driveway every once in a while.
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50-spot in northern san diego county.

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Rode 38 miles along the Sammamish River Trail (SRT) then the Burke Gilman (BG) from Redmond to the Seattle City line.
From my house to the climbing rock at Marymoor is exactly 50 miles round trip but I've not done it in a while the Burke Gilman beats the crap out of my butt!!!!
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