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

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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.
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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

    5. 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 ...

    6. 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..
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    7. 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

    11. 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

    12. 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


      Modified by rferic18 at 7:05 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 [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      1.5 @ tempo on the trainer

    14. 01-06-2010 11:01 PM #39
      Thanks bro I dig it

    15. 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

    16. 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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    18. 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!
      ... you're not a hipster. But you definitely have hipster tendencies. Stay vigilant... like diabetes, you can manage this.
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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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    21. 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.

    23. 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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    25. 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.


      Modified by Slonie at 12:05 PM 1-8-2010

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