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Old 07-25-21, 01:36 PM
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25 mile ride today on the local trails. There were 4 decent climbs on the ride and one spot on a longish road where I can pick up the pace. Plus the ride has a gravel detour because of construction. I took the 1979 Trek 510 which I've been riding a lot lately. It was a good workout.
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Old 07-25-21, 07:00 PM
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14 miles on Jupiter Island, my favorite time seems to be just before the sunset when temperature drops and gentle breeze kicks in and roads are strangely void of cars and people. Lost my keys when taking the pictures, had to backtrack and eventually found them in the middle of the road flattened by the passing cars. Lessons learned: don't put your keys half way into the pocket.




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Old 07-25-21, 07:32 PM
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Old 07-26-21, 03:26 PM
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I need to replace my tires on my Trek Domane, the first set that came with the bike was good for about 2200 miles. I am looking for a moderate($35-$45)priced puncture resistant tire. All my riding is on roads or MUPs. Being I am in my late 60s dependability is more important than rolling resistance. I have looked at quite a few reviews on line,but getting some real world guidance would be appreciated Thank you
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Old 07-26-21, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by kenkayak View Post
Ive worked hard and with bad weather ect ect I should be happy with my progress.//;Even at 69 yrs.old im not. I stayed on the bike and pushed when I could for 20 hilly miles and I cant say that when finnished fatigue was a problem. I want to be strong when I go to Canada but im afraid with only two or three weeks before I go I doubt it. Ill keep you informed on my progress///I enjoy reading you bikers training regimens so pease tell me what yer doing.Kenneth
It will be easier in Canada, we measure distances in Kilometres. That makes for bigger numbers.

Nope didn't ride today, the smoke from the wildfires comes and goes. Today was too much of it!
Tomorrow will have more smoke, it may clear by Wednesday.

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Old 07-26-21, 07:41 PM
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9th 100 miler Anniversary Ride today for a friend killed when hit by a semi. Getting harder as age goes up.
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Old 07-26-21, 10:20 PM
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Quick evening ride.

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50km this morning along the river. Pleasant and I am looking forward to more of the same tomorrow morning.
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Old 07-27-21, 04:59 AM
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First ride with any of my grandkids and this one was really special. One of my granddaughters is special needs but loves doing active things. We went on a pretty long ride on the beach with me carrying her in a back harness. She loved it. She was positioned high enough to where she could see over my shoulders so she could easily see what we were doing.

I also took her fairly far into the ocean (not on the bike) and we jumped waves. She laughed longer and harder than she ever had…..especially when the waves would break on us. The rougher the better!!!




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Old 07-27-21, 05:13 AM
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Originally Posted by justtrying View Post
I need to replace my tires on my Trek Domane, the first set that came with the bike was good for about 2200 miles. I am looking for a moderate($35-$45)priced puncture resistant tire. All my riding is on roads or MUPs. Being I am in my late 60s dependability is more important than rolling resistance. I have looked at quite a few reviews on line,but getting some real world guidance would be appreciated Thank you
You might look at Vittoria’s line of tires. They have some models that are good all around tires but priced really well. I’ve gotten some at bargain prices and they perform super.

Merlin has some 28’s at a great price right now
https://www.merlincycles.com/vittori...0c-142944.html


Continental Gator Skins are a very popular tire and offer a little more puncture resistance as well. You can usually find them within your price range, too.
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Originally Posted by jppe View Post
First ride with any of my grandkids and this one was really special. One of my granddaughters is special needs but loves doing active things. We went on a pretty long ride on the beach with me carrying her in a back harness. She loved it. She was positioned high enough to where she could see over my shoulders so she could easily see what we were doing.

I also took her fairly far into the ocean (not on the bike) and we jumped waves. She laughed longer and harder than she ever had…..especially when the waves would break on us. The rougher the better!!!




Glad you had a beautiful day with your granddaughter. As good of a time she had, I bet it was a better time for you
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Old 07-27-21, 12:45 PM
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Getting my ride in

30 mile ride in 98 degree heat.


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Old 07-28-21, 05:24 PM
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Longest ride yet today, 40 miles, on the towpath through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Obligatory bridge & bike photo:
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Old 07-28-21, 05:27 PM
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Planned to.go on a 30 mile ride but the back of my head hurt. I went to the hospital and they determined l had bleeding on my brain - so now I am in a much larger hospital with lots of tests going on. It does not appear to be a aneurism so far. Ride 1 extra mile for me.
Hope you're doing all right.
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Old 07-29-21, 02:46 AM
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I did 50k this morning. Looking forward to another 50k tomorrow. Or 51k for 05 fuji. I hope everything is working out.
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Old 07-29-21, 03:19 PM
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I appreciate it. 8 days of tests and today they told me they were releasing me saying it must be a one time thing that some people experience. 40 minutes later they said they want to repeat a test and are keeping me in.
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Old 07-29-21, 07:31 PM
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Old 07-30-21, 09:31 AM
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NOOOO!!!!!!!

We have so much smoke from the wildfires that it is simply out of the question, the whole week will be a write-off.


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Old 07-30-21, 11:49 AM
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26.62 - no energy to be had - almost as slow as reverse - miles. Maybe better tomorrow - or not???
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55 miles today, 54 yesterday and 48 on Wednesday.

Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, MN
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33.33 miles today so a bit better than yesterday's 26.62 miles. Once the sun makes an appearance the enjoyment declines rapidly due to heat and humidity so I'm figuring on a 4AM start tomorrow.
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Got released from the hospital after 10 days with a brain hemorrhage. Can't drive for 30 days otherwise can do normal routines but no lifting. However I believe my pelvis got out of position and so only laying down removes the pain. Will tackle that on Monday! Thanks to those that rode an extra mile when I couldn't!
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Old 08-01-21, 12:33 AM
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Got released from the hospital after 10 days with a brain hemorrhage. Can't drive for 30 days otherwise can do normal routines but no lifting. However I believe my pelvis got out of position and so only laying down removes the pain. Will tackle that on Monday! Thanks to those that rode an extra mile when I couldn't!
Glad to hear that you have been released. That is some rough stuff, to be sure.

I did 67km this morning, plus one more for you, for a total of 68!
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63 miles. Pretty typical dog days ride in NC. Probably one of my last few rides up to the in-laws house before they move.



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Old 08-04-21, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rowerek View Post
14 miles on Jupiter Island, my favorite time seems to be just before the sunset when temperature drops and gentle breeze kicks in and roads are strangely void of cars and people. Lost my keys when taking the pictures, had to backtrack and eventually found them in the middle of the road flattened by the passing cars. Lessons learned: don't put your keys half way into the pocket.




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