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    Thread: So, did you ride today? (Details!)

    1. Member merckx56's Avatar
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      01-01-2010 06:00 PM #1
      Happy New Years folks! Let's see who rolled out of bed and hit it this morning...

      Me?
      2.5 hours and the cross bike w/700x30 tires
      46 degrees and rain
      70km
      70% paved/30%dirt and gravel

      Nothing like a little HTFU to start the year!

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      01-01-2010 06:07 PM #2
      1.5 hours on the trainer. Group ride tomorrow morning ice permitting.

    3. 01-01-2010 06:37 PM #3
      Nope, but I did 2 1/2 hours cross-country skiing .

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      01-01-2010 06:46 PM #4
      1.5 hours mountain biking
      22 degrees and snowing pretty good

      happy new years!


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      01-01-2010 07:58 PM #5
      2 hour road ride
      66 degrees, partly cloudy
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      01-01-2010 09:35 PM #6
      1 1/2 hours on the trails by my house with an old friend....

      50 degrees, raining hard and wind bustling....

      POKE IS DUMB

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      01-01-2010 09:44 PM #7
      Only the snowboard. We got 7" of snow over the past few days. Props to you guys who got out on the bikes.

    8. 01-01-2010 09:48 PM #8
      down the street and back to make sure the girlfriend's bike was in top shape before we sold it this evening

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      01-01-2010 11:49 PM #9
      We did our shop New Years ride today. Up lookout mountain on the road and then down Apex Trail in the snow.

      Time = not enough
      Vertical = just enough
      Distance = probably not much
      Fun = Tons!

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      01-02-2010 10:42 AM #10
      40 mile road ride
      low 40's, mostly cloudy
      needed to wear thicker socks

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      01-02-2010 12:04 PM #11
      10 miles on the trainer.

      it was -2 and windy outside.

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      01-02-2010 03:20 PM #12
      Rode yesterday at the trail we just built this last year. Current loop is 2.5 miles but will have an additional 7-12 mile trail in the park this next year.

      12 people - 1st Annual Hangover Ride
      13F outside with a little snow/ice on the trail.
      Did 4 laps and went home to warm up.


      did it all on about 3 hours of sleep.


    13. 01-02-2010 04:37 PM #13
      rode the trainer for about30 minutes.
      Today.. spin class
      tonight more trainer
      Just say NO to tinted tails.

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      01-02-2010 05:01 PM #14
      Today (Saturday)

      3 hours on the cross bike
      90% dirt roads
      30 degrees and 20 mph winds
      One pretty good crash (not me)


      8 of us showed for a Memorial Ride for a friend who was murdered (Literally!) about 8 weeks ago. Great/Epic ride with a bunch a buddies in honor of a guy who was one of a kind!

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    15. 01-02-2010 05:10 PM #15
      wow sorry to hear about your friend. hope the memorial ride was nice

    16. 01-02-2010 05:11 PM #16
      Had a whole lot of fun in the mud today. Did the White's Hill to Pine Mountain loop and came down Repack. I took my single speed rigid 29er. I ended the ride with beers and brats at the Gestalthaus. All in all, a very rewarding day.

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      01-02-2010 05:20 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by OriginalGTI »
      Had a whole lot of fun in the mud today. Did the White's Hill to Pine Mountain loop and came down Repack. I took my single speed rigid 29er. I ended the ride with beers and brats at the Gestalthaus. All in all, a very rewarding day.

      Sounds awesome, Repak looks pretty wild. I forget the name of the movie but it's basically a documentary on mountain bikings roots around that area and the Repak race. Very cool stuff.

      I rode about 2 miles to the gas station in the morning on my SS rigid 29's cause it was crappy and snowy out. I'm not that hardcore to road ride when it's cold.

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      01-02-2010 06:14 PM #18
      I know I'm late to the party here but we have 3.5 feet of snow on the ground and enough rock salt on the roads to grind my frame into dust in approximately 5 miles.

      Biding my time....slowly...painfully....damnit I need to get a trainer!!!

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      01-02-2010 06:58 PM #19
      I wanted to ride a 100 on the 1st but it was raining in FL so I did not want to clean up the bike for the ride home. I finished up the year with 921.9 miles for december, and we did a 4 hr and 55 min century in 12/31/09.

      It is crazy cold here in NJ, just got back a noon time today...

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    20. 01-02-2010 07:17 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by B3passatBMX »

      Sounds awesome, Repak looks pretty wild. I forget the name of the movie but it's basically a documentary on mountain bikings roots around that area and the Repak race. Very cool stuff.

      Klunkerz is the movie. It's awsome being able to ride those trails whenever I feel like it.


    21. 01-02-2010 11:38 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by whooteeknee »
      rode the trainer for about30 minutes.
      Today.. spin class
      tonight more trainer

      Road the trainer tonight for about 45 mintutes... holy crap i need a fan.

      Just say NO to tinted tails.

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      01-03-2010 06:31 AM #22
      Saturday = snowboard again. first tracks until noon. There's just no ****in place to ride in NE PA when the plows don't push the snow off the white lines. I should get a trainer.

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      01-03-2010 09:31 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by Scott53 »
      Saturday = snowboard again. first tracks until noon. There's just no ****in place to ride in NE PA when the plows don't push the snow off the white lines. I should get a trainer.

      I feel your pain. Even when the snow gone / off the road, the 12" next to the kerb is sparkling with all the salt / sand / glass they've put down. I don't think i'd make it beyond my street without double puncturing.

      i think I'm going to go ice skating today, just to get some exercise.

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    24. 01-03-2010 12:38 PM #24
      Just spent 1h30 on the trainer and discovered how clearly my new Powertap shows just how much I suck. Training started back up today ...

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      01-03-2010 12:48 PM #25
      just got my new wheel set all built up and trued.
      But it is -36 without windchill.
      damn.
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      01-03-2010 05:22 PM #26
      New Years day: 8 mile run and 25 Degrees

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      01-03-2010 06:52 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by andycooper »
      Just spent 1h30 on the trainer and discovered how clearly my new Powertap shows just how much I suck. Training started back up today ...

      PT numbers are always lower on the trainer.

      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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      01-03-2010 07:00 PM #28
      Yesterday 3 hours, 20 degrees, wind gusts of up to 50 mph OUCH

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      01-03-2010 11:41 PM #29
      Training is in full swing, so tonight was another exciting adventure in the basement. Some people relax on their Sunday nights beside a good book or a bottle of wine, this is what I do... http://tpks.ws/CHaL
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    30. 01-04-2010 07:57 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by merckx56 »

      PT numbers are always lower on the trainer.

      It seems that way - my fiance has a PT as well, and she finds it much easier to hit the numbers on the road than on the trainer. I also discovered that my rear tire was only inflated to 75psi instead of it's customary 110psi, so that may have made some difference. Another workout scheduled for tomorrow, so we'll see if I can hit the right LT numbers this time around ...


    31. 01-04-2010 08:14 PM #31
      Spent 45min on the trainer this morning. Watched some of 300 and did 30sec sprints every time they said "Persian". Heart-rate held around 160 and peaked at 177. It was the first time I've felt good on the bike in a while..

    32. 01-05-2010 02:02 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by laynehip1 »
      just got my new wheel set all built up and trued.
      But it is -36 without windchill.
      damn.

      eh, that's not so bad.


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      01-05-2010 08:53 AM #33
      2 hours at the gym doing leg and core work last night. All the people flexing their new years resolutions really slowed me down.

      Gonna do 2.5 hours on the bike tonight after work


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      01-05-2010 10:00 PM #34
      Got 1hr in before partying on the 31st

      Got 3.5 hrs on the 1st w/ 4500ft climbing and a lovely flat w/ the discovery of a bad, new replacement tube. so 10 stops later of pumping/riding i found a guy w/ a speed patch on him!!

      Did 2.5 group ride the 2nd. won the hill sprint and gave a great lead out for my friend to take the flats sprint. good day, great legs!


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      01-05-2010 10:47 PM #35
      2.5 hours on the trainer

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