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

    1. 01-06-2010 09:10 PM #36
      New years day I took out the Scott CR1 and logged 10 miles in 10degF weather and fell down once due to black ice on the roads

    2. 01-06-2010 09:58 PM #37
      Took out my brand new Cannondale CAAD 9. Only did 10 mi, but hey I have to start somewhere. It was sunny and 60 degrees.
      p.s. I just bought it yesterday and yes the wheel reflectors are already gone. New pics tomorrow I promise


      Modified by rferic18 at 7:03 PM 1-6-2010


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      01-06-2010 10:43 PM #38
      Quote, originally posted by rferic18 »
      Took out my brand new Cannondale CAAD 9. Only did 10 mi, but hey I have to start somewhere. It was sunny and 60 degrees.
      p.s. I just bought it yesterday and yes the wheel reflectors are already gone. New pics tomorrow I promise


      Modified by rferic18 at 7:03 PM 1-6-2010


      Modified by rferic18 at 7:05 PM 1-6-2010


      Nice

      1.5 @ tempo on the trainer


    4. 01-06-2010 11:01 PM #39
      Thanks bro I dig it

    5. 01-06-2010 11:17 PM #40
      Went out for the first ride since getting back from Japan... 14 miles on the CX bike, just trying to get myself back after not riding hard for a whole month!


      (Photo: A segment of bike path that I have always thought was super-cool)

      Pics of bikes and riding IN Japan will get their own post, I think...


      Modified by Slonie at 8:20 PM 1-6-2010


    6. 01-07-2010 03:56 AM #41
      Hit the trails for a couple hours this evening, again on the single speed. I swapped the alloy bars out for some carbon risers I had sitting in the closet. It made the rigid fork a bit more friendly. I also powered up a grade that I hadn't yet been able to master on the single speed. I'm sticking almost exclusively to this bike for the winter and the results are starting to show.

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      01-07-2010 09:53 AM #42
      Rode to work this morning, ~23 miles, just below freezing (30/31'), took 1 1/2 hours, first ride in probably two months, first ride on the old Trek in probably 3 years, I put my lights and pedals on it late last night

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    8. 01-07-2010 03:10 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by OriginalGTI »
      Hit the trails for a couple hours this evening, again on the single speed. I swapped the alloy bars out for some carbon risers I had sitting in the closet. It made the rigid fork a bit more friendly. I also powered up a grade that I hadn't yet been able to master on the single speed. I'm sticking almost exclusively to this bike for the winter and the results are starting to show.


      You sir, are a beast. Last night was great, I don't think I will make it out tonight tho. Saturday for sure!


      Modified by markj2k4 at 12:13 PM 1-7-2010


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      01-07-2010 05:05 PM #44
      2 hours in the dark last night on the cross bike. 38 when I left...31 when I rolled in.
      Mid-30s in the sun is waaaay different than in the dark!
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      01-07-2010 05:46 PM #45
      Quote, originally posted by merckx56 »

      Mid-30s in the sun is waaaay different than in the dark!

      agree 100%

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    11. 01-07-2010 09:08 PM #46
      16 mi pretty flat except the occasional overpass. Sunny and 68 degrees

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      01-07-2010 11:22 PM #47
      55 degrees when I left the house today! Almost had to wear arm warmers with my vest. took off vest as we climbed Glendora Mtn, but had to put it back on down the front side. 4500ft climbing, 72 miles, 4 hrs. SoCal riding is hard in Jan.

    13. 01-08-2010 03:00 AM #48
      Quote, originally posted by markj2k4 »


      You sir, are a beast. Last night was great, I don't think I will make it out tonight tho. Saturday for sure!


      Modified by markj2k4 at 12:13 PM 1-7-2010

      Eh, I took the night off from riding tonight and went out for Indian food.

      Matt says he might be too busy to ride on Saturday, which means he definitely won't drag himself out. I'm up for a longer ride, so lets do Tamarancho AND Pine mountain, and of course, down Repack to The Gestalt Haus

      Mike, if you're reading this, you're coming with...


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      01-08-2010 09:55 AM #49
      Went to the local mtb "park" ... 27 deg F and 4 in. of snow.

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    15. 01-08-2010 03:01 PM #50
      My buddy hauled me out early for an "extended commute" into work today. Ended up at 20 miles over a few hills (normal route is under 10 miles). Feeling the effects of being off the pace on the bike for a month, I used up all my juice keeping up with him. That is, until the steepest pitch where I walked away from him. Either I'm a natural climber, or I was just filled with resolve by his unkind words about Avatar moments prior to the climb.


      Foggy start, before the real fun.


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      01-09-2010 02:45 PM #51
      4 hours in the snow in the woods on the single speed. Was part of a harmless 5 person pile up on a sheet of ice

    17. 01-09-2010 04:22 PM #52
      26 miles some good climbs at South Mtn 65 degrees and bluebird skies.

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      01-09-2010 06:16 PM #53
      Did the last 80km of the '08 Tour of Flanders this morning on the turbo. 90 minutes+ of SST with a 5x5s tossed in for a little variety. The puddle of sweat of the floor was pretty deep!
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      01-09-2010 09:02 PM #54
      did 20 miles on new years day.
      will ride again tomorrow. hopefully i can/will stick with riding this year, unlike last year.

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      01-10-2010 12:33 PM #55
      met up with my friend and we did 34 miles on the road, showed him a good hill to climb that both of us were dying on

      temps ranged between 10 and 22 deg Fahrenheit before wind chill


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      01-10-2010 01:11 PM #56
      25 degrees here this morning...to cold for my blood, but it was a balmy 50 in my building for my 60 minute effort @ 90%. last 50km of 08 Fleche di the trick this morning!

      You know you went hard when your sweat makes the dried mud drip off the bottom bracket!

      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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    22. 01-11-2010 03:12 PM #57
      Yesterday I rode out the conclusion of the Surf City Cyclocross series with a modicum of dignity, securing my title as the third-fastest slow guy for the whole series. After being off the bike for a month I had no expectation of being fast, and started in the back of the pack, but managed to move up to 6th before the race was out.

      Afterwards, I stuck around to cheer on my teammate in her race, then watched some guy named "Tim Johnson" show up and blow the field apart in the Elite race.




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      01-11-2010 10:57 PM #58
      Quote, originally posted by merckx56 »

      You know you went hard when your sweat makes the dried mud drip off the bottom bracket!

      badass

      I did 15 miles on the trainer today. I wish I had studded tires.

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    24. 01-11-2010 11:04 PM #59
      1h30 on the trainer. LT and VO2max workout = lots of unpleasantness. Last year I sweated so much on the trainer that I had to replace the bottom bracket on my bike.

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      01-12-2010 01:59 PM #60
      did a quick ride to the gym last night. about 35F but felt nice to ride for the first time in over a month. just gotta push myself to ride through this cold/wind. wish i had gotten a trainer at the beginning of winter though.

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      01-13-2010 10:25 AM #61
      Been 10-15 below freezing here for a few weeks.... trying to keep motivated to be on the trainer every night

    27. 01-15-2010 03:04 AM #62
      Poached some illegal singletrack tonight with Mark and my little brother. It was great fun.

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      01-15-2010 08:38 AM #63
      looking at highs of 35+ this weekend!

      I will have to take the Fuel out for a few miles.

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      01-15-2010 11:41 AM #64
      2 hours on the road bike this morning. First time on it in about 3 weeks...it felt weird...
      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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    30. 01-15-2010 11:44 AM #65
      Quote, originally posted by OriginalGTI »
      Poached some illegal singletrack tonight with Mark and my little brother. It was great fun.

      Ill vouch for that. Great fun especially my face plant after losing the front end over that super muddy, wet, ultra-rooty section.


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      01-15-2010 04:50 PM #66
      2 hours yesterday and 2 hours today. Had to take Mon-Weds off due to a cold

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      01-15-2010 05:34 PM #67
      Finally warmed up a bit, I got my 1st ride of the year in today after work. 25 miles, wish I had more light I would have done more miles. Better start to the year than in 2009
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      01-16-2010 04:51 PM #68
      75km in 2:30 this morning. Decent spin for the legs...
      Then I built furniture for 2 hours...that should count as cross training!
      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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      01-16-2010 06:06 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by merckx56 »
      75km in 2:30 this morning. Decent spin for the legs...
      Then I built furniture for 2 hours...that should count as cross training!

      building furniture has a 50 TSS

      40 mile group ride today. Easy spin (for me) but put the hurt on the holiday slackers


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      01-16-2010 07:17 PM #70
      I spent some time tonight assembling Ikea puzzles as well. The TSS may be reasonable, but the IF is too low for my liking.

      Quote, originally posted by pschmerg »

      building furniture has a 50 TSS

      Thankfully I had a chance to spend a few hours at the velodrome earlier today. It certainly makes for a nice break from the "other" indoor riding.

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