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      02-20-2012 07:55 PM #2766
      Did 11000 ft of climbing over the last 3 days.

      Day one was the UCLA Road Race that had 6000 ft of climbing. Was windy, hard, at altitude and FUN!! I really dug it. Hit 56.6 mph on the downhill... road away from the group to chase the break and ended up in no mans land for 30 miles and stayed to the end.

      Day two was the Sunday group ride up Nichols in L.A. I think I was pinned the whole damn ride. attacking, chasing...attacking...working in a 2 man group to the end. Then got 2nd in pack sprint.

      Today, did a nice spin up Altadena in the dirt and set fastest time down single track one (sunset) and single track two (el prieto) on Stava.

      Fuggin beat now.

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      02-22-2012 06:51 AM #2767
      35 miles yesterday, 1st ride in two weeks... Weather is supose to be good today, so I will try to get out again after work.

      http://connect.garmin.com/activity/151783971

      Then 36.7 miles after work...

      http://connect.garmin.com/activity/151783967

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    3. 02-25-2012 06:02 PM #2768
      52 miles/1500ft gain - Simi Valley to PCH/Pt Heuneme. I bogged at mile35> and cramping at inner thighs. Im training for AiDsLifecycle for June (545 miles/6days)
      Lately ive been doing 35-40 mile stints and I always cramp at 30+ Any suggestions from the pros out there? Intake/supplement while riding? Stretching tips? Thanks

      http://app.strava.com/rides/4505870

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      02-26-2012 04:01 PM #2769
      Headed out to Virginia horse/wine country for my regular weekend ride, and did 52 miles along with 2,900 feet of total gain.

      Legs didn't feel great today so spent much of my time watching others disappear up hill, but still had a good time. Right quad was on the verge of cramping the last 10 miles or so -- at one point I got out of the saddle for a steep grade and it immediately clenched. Spun up seated as best I could from there on in....

    5. 02-26-2012 09:31 PM #2770
      60 miles, 2000ft, 3.5 hours

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      03-03-2012 04:08 PM #2771
      34 miles, just under 2 hours. Along the breezy coast to Pebble Beach...sore taint.

    7. 03-04-2012 06:00 AM #2772
      60~mi in 3:15ish. I've been having all sorts of fit problems these days. Pretty annoying... 6 days until the 2nd bike comes in though!

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      03-04-2012 10:20 PM #2773
      Raced a short 22km early season crit today with teammate BenjaminObscene. Joint Cat 1/2/3/4 field which is weird, but it's a training series so is less formal. Maybe 60 riders at a guess? 48'F, 8.8'C.

      Averaged 25.3mph, finished about 10th in the final sprint. Team mate who I was looking to for a leadout broke a spoke after making contact on the penultimate lap so I found my own way to the finish. Pretty happy with the end considering I'm not fast and the higher caliber of riders.

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      03-04-2012 10:42 PM #2774
      Had very little time available this weekend, so did just an easy hour-long spin yesterday and today trying to keep my speed and effort down. Wasn't as easy a ride as I would have liked today -- there were almost whitecaps on the nearby lake this afternoon....

    10. 03-04-2012 10:55 PM #2775
      great video!

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      03-04-2012 11:04 PM #2776
      Back to my usual work commute after a week of absence due to heavy rains. Amazing what not riding for 7 days do to you.... not in a good way.
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      03-08-2012 07:01 AM #2777
      41.4 miles yesterday, 19.4 mph avg speed. Weather was 60 F

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      03-08-2012 10:17 AM #2778
      Commute to work and ill be riding back home later. Hopefully it wont rain. It was in the 50's this morning.

    14. 03-08-2012 12:30 PM #2779
      Quote Originally Posted by climbingcue View Post
      41.4 miles yesterday, 19.4 mph avg speed. Weather was 60 F
      yah this weather is nuts. cant wait for 70F today!

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      03-08-2012 12:43 PM #2780
      Rode last night.
      42.26 mi
      2hr12m
      19.2 mph avg
      876 ft elevation gain
      58.4 °F avg temp.

      Strange that Garmin and Strava have different max speeds and average speeds, but the same time. I guess it's rounding the numbers differently.

      Garmin : http://connect.garmin.com/activity/155977101
      Strava: http://app.strava.com/activities/4938511

      Quote Originally Posted by rferic18 View Post
      great video!
      Thanks. I wasn't sure if it was lame or not..
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      03-11-2012 12:45 PM #2781
      Got out for 42 miles today. Weather was nice, in the low 50's but windy so I didn't know what to wear. Regardless, I felt like DEATH Actually, I feel like death's version of death. I can't believe how much I lost over winter. Oh well, time to get back to where I was

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      03-11-2012 02:20 PM #2782
      Are all your back east rides 42 miles? all three or so of you in a row.

      Finally broke my last years time up Latigo. Had a 44 min climb time and now, this year holding a 165-170 hr but adding 2 10min 180hp intervals had me crush it at 40:50! Was quite siked about it. but now, 3 days later i'm enjoying my sore throat my kids gave me and trying to lick it before San Dimas Stage race starts in 5 days.

    18. 03-11-2012 03:10 PM #2783


      44 km, average speed 25 km/hr, 105 min

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      03-11-2012 07:08 PM #2784
      60km yesterday, climbed 727m, including a 21.5% hill which almost killed me.

      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      03-11-2012 07:09 PM #2785
      70.5 miles, Longest ride of the year so far. Felt slow on the ride, but now the clocks have changed I will be able to get 40-50 miles in everyday I ride after work.
      http://connect.garmin.com/activity/157117999

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      03-11-2012 08:40 PM #2786
      About 48 miles today out in the rolling hills of Virginia west of the District.

      Climbed one of the easier hard climbs around here (if that makes any sense) past the Naked Mountain vineyard. Spun up without too much trouble enjoying my new 12-27 cassette until I hit the final pitch which was about 18 percent (at least that's what the ride leader's Garmin was telling her). That part sucked! First steep hill of the season -- I have a lot of work to do.

    22. 03-11-2012 09:22 PM #2787
      1st ride of the year, only 40km
      Average speed: ask your girlfriend what my average speed was

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      03-12-2012 02:26 PM #2788
      Got out for a 22 mile ride just to spin the legs. I felt better then yesterday but my taint was SCORCHING

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      03-12-2012 03:42 PM #2789
      Quote Originally Posted by dts View Post
      About 48 miles today out in the rolling hills of Virginia west of the District.

      Climbed one of the easier hard climbs around here (if that makes any sense) past the Naked Mountain vineyard. Spun up without too much trouble enjoying my new 12-27 cassette until I hit the final pitch which was about 18 percent (at least that's what the ride leader's Garmin was telling her). That part sucked! First steep hill of the season -- I have a lot of work to do.
      No Mt. Weather? That downhill is a blast.

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      03-12-2012 04:56 PM #2790
      Quote Originally Posted by pschmerg View Post
      No Mt. Weather? That downhill is a blast.
      That's next week.

      Skyline Drive, starting in Front Royal to 211 and back, is also in my future.

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      03-12-2012 07:42 PM #2791
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      03-13-2012 09:59 AM #2792
      It's finally outdoor riding season for me here in Northern Ohio. I did my first outdoor ride on Sunday, just 12 miles, and my first bike commute of the season this morning. It feels good to be outside again, I don't think I could've done the rollers anymore!

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      03-13-2012 12:21 PM #2793
      Rode to work this morning A whooping 5 miles

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      Well, then, I'm here to "ruin" the vortex for you. I'm sorry you hate fun.
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      03-14-2012 07:48 AM #2794
      Nice Cannondale

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      03-14-2012 07:55 AM #2795
      Short ride yesterday, my third ride overall. 16.5 miles. Turns out the park near my house is HUGE. Great hills, the roads are very cyclist-friendly because the park is so crowded all the time.

      Almost light enough in the morning to start commuting to work

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      03-14-2012 11:59 AM #2796
      Quote Originally Posted by Quattro Krant View Post
      Nice Cannondale
      Thanks! LOVE my CAAD9. Got to tour their factory while they were still being made in PA and I always love the simple graphics, despite the fact it says Cannondale on nearly every tube, lol. Rides incredible too.

      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      Well, then, I'm here to "ruin" the vortex for you. I'm sorry you hate fun.
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      03-14-2012 01:02 PM #2797
      Did a 9 mile mountain ride on my new bike... Picked up a trek superfly Al elite. Pretty bad ass bike

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      03-14-2012 10:03 PM #2799
      Quote Originally Posted by B3passatBMX View Post
      Thanks! LOVE my CAAD9. Got to tour their factory while they were still being made in PA and I always love the simple graphics, despite the fact it says Cannondale on nearly every tube, lol. Rides incredible too.
      I hear ya. I bought a practically brand new CAAD9 and loved it so much I bought another frame to build.

      Got out for 25 miles today-starting to feel much much better

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      03-15-2012 06:48 AM #2800
      51 miles yesterday, 71 F can not believe that it is still March...

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