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    1. Senior Member J-Tim's Avatar
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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.
      “I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime” - Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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

      http://connect.garmin.com/activity/156062976
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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.

    4. 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

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      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.

    8. 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.

      “I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime” - Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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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.

    12. 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
      Last edited by climbingcue; 03-15-2012 at 06:46 AM.
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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.

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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 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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