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Old 07-11-22, 10:35 PM
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Did a quick quarter on my designated trainer bike. Super strange being out on 25c tires with tall gears, but still managed a couple of PRs and a 1st for my age group on one segment. Will ride it off and on, mostly on flatter rides.


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15.85mi, ~850' of elevation gain. First road ride in a while. On vacation in an area with rolling hills instead of 'kill you to death, totally like dead' hills is a nice change, even if this total climb is only about 400' less over the same distance.
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55 miles. Just in time for the dark weather.
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I went out for a ride and did 36 miles. Beautiful day and very nice weather.
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58 Miles, blasted by only one commercial sprinkler.
As soon as the psi of the head made it's "hiss", the prepurged liquid got me/my chain/the whole one side of me. I need to look into the local code for those sprinkler systems. Seems as if majority of them are spraying more at people/cars, making murky puddles, more than it's hydrating the landscaping itself.
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20mi today with ~800' of climb. Meant to do 16mi but missed a turn and decided to change my route on the fly.
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Old 07-14-22, 07:11 PM
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[QUOTE=mschwett;22570351]70.3, 4,100 feet. 16.5mph average. really nice day.QUOTE]

What a great route. So scenic.
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50 miles, super weather, 1400’

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4 miles and about 800 feet yesterday. 15.7 miles and about 800 feet today.



Mts Index and Persis and Bridal Veil Falls from Heybrook Ridge

Mt Baring and Skykomish River

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0, but 48.5 on Sunday
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another coastal c-note.
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48 miles today on a nice warm day. Cycled by the University of Washington where they are preparing for tomorrows Seattle to Portland bicycle ride. Most riders cover the 206 miles in two days but a few do the whole ride in one day. 5500 riders will take part. At its peak they used to have 10,000 riders.
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53 miles 3K feet. Up to Mt Tom in Western Mass. Beautiful morning ride….
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48 miles today on a nice warm day. Cycled by the University of Washington where they are preparing for tomorrows Seattle to Portland bicycle ride. Most riders cover the 206 miles in two days but a few do the whole ride in one day. 5500 riders will take part. At its peak they used to have 10,000 riders.
I did STP ONCE!! Two days. Seattle to Castle Rock on Day One and to Portland on Day Two. I had three requests. No heat, no headwind and no rain! Lost on all three. First day it was in the 90's. Woke up the second day and announced to my crowded motel mates, "you won't believe this" It was pouring. Rained most of the way into Portland and there was a headwind. And someone had strewn tacks on the roadway outside of Portland. Lots of folks sitting in the wet grass fixing flats. Yup, ONCE was more than enough! Oh, and I think we were close to that 10,000 riders - "On your left, on your left!!!!" And damn support vehicles always along the road looking for their folks. Then we took Amtrak back to Seattle. Off the train and a super truck rally was just getting out of the King Dome. Topped it off!!
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25 miles. Nice rolling ride along a beautiful Alaska river, and didn’t get a flat until back in town.

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I did STP ONCE!! Two days. Seattle to Castle Rock on Day One and to Portland on Day Two. I had three requests. No heat, no headwind and no rain! Lost on all three. First day it was in the 90's. Woke up the second day and announced to my crowded motel mates, "you won't believe this" It was pouring. Rained most of the way into Portland and there was a headwind. And someone had strewn tacks on the roadway outside of Portland. Lots of folks sitting in the wet grass fixing flats. Yup, ONCE was more than enough! Oh, and I think we were close to that 10,000 riders - "On your left, on your left!!!!" And damn support vehicles always along the road looking for their folks. Then we took Amtrak back to Seattle. Off the train and a super truck rally was just getting out of the King Dome. Topped it off!!
Absolutely rotten luck. You certainly hit a confluence of the worst. I rode it 3X, 1 two day and 2 one days. On the second one day, it rained from Vader all the way to Portland. That was my last STP. This year the riders might face rain on day 2. I hope not.
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I seriously feel my regime of HMB, beta alanine and Beet Root powder are paying off for this late sexagenarian. Good endurance while keeping the speed over 17 MPH ave.. After doing this kind of ride last year, I would have been whipped but today I felt fine with explosive power when I needed it.

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I did STP ONCE!! Two days. Seattle to Castle Rock on Day One and to Portland on Day Two. I had three requests. No heat, no headwind and no rain! Lost on all three. First day it was in the 90's. Woke up the second day and announced to my crowded motel mates, "you won't believe this" It was pouring. Rained most of the way into Portland and there was a headwind. And someone had strewn tacks on the roadway outside of Portland. Lots of folks sitting in the wet grass fixing flats. Yup, ONCE was more than enough! Oh, and I think we were close to that 10,000 riders - "On your left, on your left!!!!" And damn support vehicles always along the road looking for their folks. Then we took Amtrak back to Seattle. Off the train and a super truck rally was just getting out of the King Dome. Topped it off!!
I also did the STP but only once back in 2012. I did the two day and used it as a training ride for the RAMROD later that month. I had three flats before getting to the first rest stop in Kent. The tire was shot so I bought a new tire from the mechanic at an extremely generous discount. He also threw in three tubes for free. When I left Kent there was hardly anyone around. I rode hard to catch up to people and was continuously calling out "on your left".
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I also did the STP but only once back in 2012. I did the two day and used it as a training ride for the RAMROD later that month. I had three flats before getting to the first rest stop in Kent. The tire was shot so I bought a new tire from the mechanic at an extremely generous discount. He also threw in three tubes for free. When I left Kent there was hardly anyone around. I rode hard to catch up to people and was continuously calling out "on your left".
A fellow RAMRODer! Very cool. Rode it twice, once on my Bianchi and the second on a tandem with a guy friend. We were the first tandem into the park and probably the last one out after getting to Paradise. We did clock 62.5 going down Cayuse which was scary as hell, especially when we passed an RV in our way. Bet they had a tale to tell of being passed by a bicycle.
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A fellow RAMRODer! Very cool. Rode it twice, once on my Bianchi and the second on a tandem with a guy friend. We were the first tandem into the park and probably the last one out after getting to Paradise. We did clock 62.5 going down Cayuse which was scary as hell, especially when we passed an RV in our way. Bet they had a tale to tell of being passed by a bicycle.
Yes, a six time RAMRODer! Would have been #7 this year but I wasn't so lucky in the lottery. First time was in 2002 when you just signed up for it. I think I signed up at the Bike Expo but not sure. I didn't even own a road bike at the time only mtn bikes.
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