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    1. Member Hawk's Avatar
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      03-25-2012 05:06 AM #2836
      Rode 10 miles today. 40 miles so far this week. Need to buy some oil for my chain. Tires pumped to 115psi.
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      03-25-2012 03:51 PM #2837
      Got out for 32.5 miles today. Felt great, actually turned the pedals with some life today, got in 3 nice climbs, good ride.

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      03-25-2012 04:18 PM #2838
      Still riding ... Started from San Angelo State Park in Texas, heading to Big Spring. Temp....90+. Loaded self supported touring, Duh.

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      03-25-2012 04:19 PM #2839
      I went out yesterday. Not sure on the miles but I had fun.



      had to take a picture of this sign. I'll have to hike the trail one of these days to see what it is like.





    5. 03-25-2012 09:11 PM #2840
      50.00km today! Not a bad improvement. The plan was for 20km since I felt fatigued, but I looked down at the computer and it already said 22km... and then I have to go home... so 50km it is.

      I always drop at 20km or 25km... then maybe rest for a few minutes, then the riding after that feels very weak, but I notice I'm hitting higher speeds and dont notice being fatigued - I feel very tired, but can continue, if I don't pay attention to that. Does anyone else respond that way? 45 minutes of whining, bitching, complaining, then no problems for hours after that? What training or recovery methods do you use to get over this strange block?

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      03-27-2012 10:08 AM #2841
      I rode Sunday while in Chicago. Never ridden in march with my shirt off


      Going to get a 35 mile road ride in after work today
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      03-27-2012 12:54 PM #2842
      Computrainer class today.

      HARD class with hard intervals.

      7x5' -- 30" all out, 4' @110% FTP, 30" all out, 3' rest between intervals.

      I popped in the fifth set. Limped in as best I could for the last two.

      I do have an excuse, though: had the 24-hour flu over the weekend, and it killed my appetite for a few days. Looked at the app I'm using to track my weight loss and realized I consumed fewer than 3,500 calories total since Saturday morning. No wonder I popped -- had absolutely no reserves.

      Feeling back to normal today -- time to go eat.

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      03-31-2012 04:31 PM #2843
      No posts since Tuesday -- nobody riding these days?

      Seventy-four miles today through rolling hills of Virginia horse country -- about 3,800 feet of total gain, averaged 16.2 mph.

      Would have been faster, but one of the stronger riders just had a really bad day today and was flirting with the bonk around mile 50, so we eased up.

      Longest ride of the season to date -- legs felt it when I tried to climb the stairs when I got home!
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      04-02-2012 11:17 AM #2844
      Rode to work today.

      Rode BMX all weekend.


      Got a few long road rides planned for this week.
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      04-02-2012 02:10 PM #2845
      I did. 32km of countryside roads in something of a blizzard. Was awesome, made me forgot my worries.

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      04-03-2012 01:05 AM #2846
      Just a note to everyone. If you have the aches, pains, and feel the onset of a cold, don't think riding will make you get over it quicker. Did only 22 miles, felt great, got back, felt like death.

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      04-03-2012 07:25 AM #2847
      40 miles yesterday afterwork. I have been really busy with the new car I bought, and also trying to sell the old car. Was at work for 16 hrs on Saturday and then I have a Hockey game tonight. I am not going to be ready for the spring racing season...
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    13. 04-03-2012 12:19 PM #2848
      Still trying to recover from weekend riding in WV. Way too much climbing for me.

      The last two days commuting ive been trying to recover spinning my legs trying to keep the HR under 130bpm. Plan on racing a short crit Saturday morn.

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      04-04-2012 04:42 PM #2849
      Been training pretty steadily with three hard efforts & usually one tempo ride per week for close to three months. On vacation with my family -- time for a week-long break (except for a couple of spins on the hotel's stationary bike). Fun starts again Saturday with a 70+ mile ride with 4,000+ feet climbing (Mt Weather & Naked Mountain for the locals).

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      04-04-2012 05:26 PM #2850
      been training steady for a Sprint Triathlon in June. Swam on Monday, Ran yesterday, going to ride today. If my legs feel good after my ride, I'm going to try to do a little running, get that "brick" thing in gear.

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      04-07-2012 03:30 PM #2851
      About a 68-mile ride today.

      For the locals, rode both Mt. Weather and Naked Mountain -- thinking the total gain was somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 feet.

      Still getting used to these climbs -- very, very hard!

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      04-07-2012 05:07 PM #2852
      12 miles of my favorite singletrack



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      04-07-2012 06:37 PM #2853
      Got 30 in today. The wind was really kicking my ass. I need to get on the bike more and get my legs back

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      04-07-2012 07:51 PM #2854
      I did part of the rogue flahute today. It is our area's version of a spring classic (only it's a friendly ride instead of a race) this year it was 112 miles 35 of which were on dirt roads (no pave' here). I made it 25 with the group and broke off and did another 20 solo since I didn't want to do anymore dirt. The best part was riding in the group of about 40 people on some of my favorite back roads.

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      04-07-2012 08:06 PM #2855
      Got out for 44.50 miles today. Did about 4 good climbs and fought the good fight with headwinds

    21. 04-08-2012 01:27 AM #2856
      40 today. hopefully another 40-50 tomorrow
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      04-08-2012 01:58 AM #2857
      30 after work. Felt pretty good. Need to have more 2 day weekends to get more time on the road.

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      04-08-2012 02:03 PM #2858
      Got a decent 25.25 mile ride in today. Strong winds and 3 nice climbs

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      04-08-2012 07:21 PM #2859
      Finally got my bike out of layaway this weekend and did my first ride in about 16 years. Did about 10 1/2 miles and I'm sure I won't be able to walk tomorrow morning

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      04-08-2012 08:31 PM #2860
      50 miles on Saturday, 25 today. All in the first 60+ sunny weather of the year in WA
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      04-09-2012 12:18 AM #2861
      I did a 15 mile trail ride tonight after work.

    27. 04-13-2012 06:22 PM #2862
      after work ride....

      37 km, average speed of 24 km/hr (windy out!!)

      90min



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      04-13-2012 09:17 PM #2863
      Pretty easy 30-mile spin today with a few riding friends.

      Tomorrow: 50 miles on Skyline Drive! Gonna do a lot of climbing....

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      04-14-2012 01:12 PM #2864
      34 mile training loop today, 17.2mph average. Leave my house in the city, two circuits of the BWI airport trail and then back home (wind usually at my back on way home). Probably a few hundred feet of gain, not any real climbs. Looking forward to some steeplechase-country rides in the county in April, some good climbing up there.

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      04-14-2012 02:28 PM #2865
      Quote Originally Posted by dts View Post

      Tomorrow: 50 miles on Skyline Drive! Gonna do a lot of climbing....

      As promised, 47.5 miles on Skyline Drive.

      For the locals, we met at Dickey Ridge welcome center, rode down to the entrance and rode back up the four-mile hill to our start point meet some late-comers (not fun to start the day with a four-mile climb first thing with no warm up!). Then we rode to Elk Wallow rest area and back.

      About 5,500 feet of total gain today.

      The hills are long, but not very steep -- lots of two to three mile climbs at five to six percent. I spun up pretty well, generally holding a cadence of 75-85, but by the end I had trouble holding that cadence and chose to drop to 65-75. When I was really tired dropped it down to 62 or so, and just got into a grind mentality. Was uncomfortable, but never in trouble.

      Worst was my lower back tightening up badly at the top of the longer climbs. Need to do some core work.

      No real steeps that made me cry or explode -- just lots of very long climbs that made me wonder when the hell they would end. Of course, that also meant lots of long downhills at 35-40 mph....

      Might do it again next week -- maybe go a bit longer.
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    31. 04-14-2012 06:57 PM #2866
      Couldnt make it to my ALC "day in a ride" 75mile ride today because my car's oil filter housing decided it wouldnt hold the seal and dumped a big load of oil puddle overnight. Issue resolved after a visit to my mechanic (luckily open on sat am.) Went for a 45mile ride instead locally, which gained me some uphill training. Short of 30miles but hey, better than nothing!



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      04-15-2012 03:37 PM #2867
      15 miles. 40 mph wind gusts got the best of me and I called it in early.
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      04-15-2012 06:01 PM #2868
      I did a group ride for just a bit over 45 miles. I felt really strong and was one of the first up the hills which felt great. I may go out for a short mtb ride today since the weather is perfect.

    34. 04-15-2012 08:08 PM #2869
      40km (25 miles) today and same yesterday. It started to rain, so I called off the last 10km.
      After about 20 or 25km I just fall off... how do you guys do these longer ones without running out of gas?

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      04-16-2012 10:56 AM #2870
      yesterday... about 30 miles riding around NYC...

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