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Old 06-27-19, 12:00 AM
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9.5 miles Tuesday morning, 9.8 miles yesterday evening. Two different loops of gravel roads, both peaceful and relaxing. Passed only 2 cars on Tuesday, and 3 yesterday leaving the miles of roads almost exclusively to me and my bike. Yesterday's ride was about 8pm to bypass the 90 high humidity daytime temp, about a half hour before sunset, just as the wild animals are starting to appear. Saw numerous deer grazing in roadside fields, and two small fox cubs exploring the sides of the gravel road. They didn't see me at first, being intent upon their exploration. It took a few seconds for them to catch sight and stare at me before they decided it would be best to jump into the underbrush and disappear before my bike reached them. No time for me to grab my phone for a photo. Maybe next time. Had to push a bit faster towards end of the ride to make it home by dusk. Legs are already feeling stronger.

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Old 06-27-19, 04:59 AM
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Those scenes from your Alaska ride look so flat - not what I imagined!
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Old 06-27-19, 08:08 AM
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Back on bike after 2 weeks

Was on a road trip to clear the soul and mostly my brain did some short hikes now back on the bike. The rust has set in I need some oil. Start with a lolly gagging cruise then the mojo will return.
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Old 06-27-19, 03:33 PM
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50 miles with 2200 of hills from noon-3 pm. 93 degrees with 70% humidity. And after walking 18 holes of golf this morning. Headed out to see the new movie Yesterday.
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Old 06-28-19, 04:19 PM
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25 mile ride this morning from home to our south and back. Mix of suburban and rural roads. Several sets of fun rollers. Rode my ti long wheelbase 'bent, and spouse rode her Trek e-assist bike. Average today was 13.5mph, which is faster than our normal tandem rides on similar route, slower by 1-2 mph than my typical averages, and 2-3 mph faster than speeds on her Giant hybrid. She 's still learning to ride the new bike. Our goal is to ride together on single bikes regularly at speeds we both enjoy. Most of our riding together since about 2000 has been on a tandem. We are still riding a tandem but we are mixing it up with her new bike. She is able to catch up without difficulty after I blast down hills. Fun for both of us.
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Old 06-28-19, 06:00 PM
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Began first segment of 41 miles at 12:35AM this morning but not really feeling the MOJO. Got home, showered and took a bit of a nap then back out at 7AM with MOJO found and got another 60 miles done.
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Old 06-29-19, 04:28 PM
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31 miles out and back over Richter Pass. For me the fun starts where the hills begin. First time riding this route this year. Temperatures were perfect with only light winds. Couldn't ask for a better start to the day.



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Old 06-29-19, 07:16 PM
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48 mile ride this morning to Shelbyville and back with 3 other guys who live on Metro Indy's southside. Pretty flat and lots of truly rural roads, some of which are in excellent condition!
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Old 06-30-19, 04:53 PM
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It's pouring rain outside my window right now, which is why I got my retired self up and out before 9:30 AM. 21 miles This AM brought me to 400 for the year, so far.
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Old 06-30-19, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by kenkayak
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
I want to say you'll be ok. Big Hugs. You'll be fine. Hurt when you get home. That's coming from someone who doesn't want to get her bike dirty.
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Old 06-30-19, 05:47 PM
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80 miles with 4800’ of hills. I got a late start so most of the ride was in 90+ degree temperatures. I probably used more water on my head and body than I drank.
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Old 07-01-19, 04:57 AM
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59 miles, 6,000’ Central VT Cycling Tour (gravel ride). Well-organized annual event to raise $ to improve the Cross Vermont Bike Trail. Complimentary meal and maple creemee (soft serve) at ride’s end.
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Old 07-01-19, 08:32 PM
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24 mile tandem ride this morning. One of our usual routes with nice rollers.
16 mile solo ride to downtown Indy and back to meet for discussion of club bike rides in support of the IndyCrit on July 13. No hills, rollers, etc.
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Old 07-01-19, 09:18 PM
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On my usual morning ride this morning I decided to take a pic of a couple of my favorite sports all in one. The local football club wasn't practicing today so it was my chance. lol

IMG_8952 by 2cam16, on Flickr
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Old 07-01-19, 09:42 PM
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Finally back on the bike just now after nine days of being down for maintenance. (Had to replace the chain, the rear cluster, the rear cones and balls.) I felt pretty good on this first ride back after time off, but as they say "the first one is free". 80F, 85% humidity.
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Old 07-01-19, 11:27 PM
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Sorta busy weekend, at least for cycling:
Friday: 35 miles, including casual group ride.
Saturday: Napped, tuckered out.
Sunday: 55 miles (hard pace for me); nap; another 35 mile casual group ride.
Monday: Napped. Really tuckered out.
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Old 07-02-19, 09:09 AM
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Just got home about a 1/2 hour ago... I am totally soaked in sweat so bad, I look like I jumped in a lake!!

Virginia has "infamous" weather where it appears to be relatively nice and around 82 around 9:30am. But then all of the sudden by about 10:00am, the temp soars to 92 out of nowhere!

Dummy me should have ridden my C&V '85 Fuji at 6:30 or 7:00am like most normal riders. *sigh* live and learn....


14.95 miles total in 1 hr, 1 min, in the morning heatwave.




I stopped along Blair Rd near Patterson, guzzled my water bottle, and took this quick photo before heading back home.

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Old 07-02-19, 10:30 AM
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Love that blue sky and ( mostly) empty roads


Be sure to wear a helmet. You might be a target.


Nice to ride with experienced cyclists


Nice empty river canyon road


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Old 07-02-19, 07:52 PM
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A disappointing TOO day tooday -----

too late heading out for the start

too hot too begin the ride

too much wind too pedal intoo

too tired after sixty too point too miles.
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Old 07-02-19, 10:17 PM
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Short ride up the hill today. Perfect weather for it, and the views seldom disappoint.

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Old 07-03-19, 03:22 AM
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Not today. Picked up my newest bike this morning from the bike shop (went in yesterday for shifter adjustments plus an overall checkup) but it sat in the garage for the rest of the day while I worked elsewhere on the final of 3 days weeding and mulching gardens for an open house scheduled tomorrow. It was brutal outside - mid 90s. Virginia heat and humidity at its worst. Half the time the water from the garden hose was directed onto my head and body rather than the plants. I'll ride 10 miles on the gravel tomorrow morning when it is still cool enough not to die and the breeze doesn't feel like a blast furnace.
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Old 07-04-19, 01:25 PM
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Tuesday and today I took my first rides after a two year break. During that time, there was a slow downhill trend in my health and in particular my breathing was getting worse and worse as time went by. Eight months ago I had open heart surgery to repair an internal heart valve that was leaking enough to seriously affect my ability to oxygenate the blood. A little worse every week. Not fun at all.

The surgery worked and finally I've been able to get back on the bike. Five miles Tuesday and six today. Both were good workouts. Lots of sweat even though they were moderate rides in terms of speed on a relatively flat creek side trail. trail. Both rides were wonderful. I'd forgotten how good a ride can be.

I am going to spend the rest of this years riding season getting back to my normal riding program.

Real happy about it at 71. bk
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Old 07-04-19, 07:03 PM
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29 miles this morning on our tandem club's annual 4th of July ride. Midway stop at Dairy Queen in Sheridan IN and then lunch at an Italian diner in Westfield IN at the end. A large chunk of the return trip on the Monon rail trail. About 25 teams.
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Yeah, 6.2 miles on a nearby spur. While it's a short ride, it's perfect for where I am now. Hilly enough to work on my legs and short enough for now... and not too far from home.
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Old 07-04-19, 10:44 PM
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Went on this Today. 52 Miles

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