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

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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

    6. 04-08-2012 01:27 AM #2856
      40 today. hopefully another 40-50 tomorrow
      http://app.strava.com/rides/6366501

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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.

    12. 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.
      Last edited by dts; 04-14-2012 at 02:44 PM.

    16. 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.
      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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      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.

    19. 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...

      too bad... my cleat tip broke... so...had to head over to REI SOHO to get replacement cleat
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    21. 04-17-2012 01:26 AM #2871
      Short quick ride before sundown- 18miles. 1400ft ascent.

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      04-17-2012 06:55 AM #2872
      45 miles, was very nice to be back on the bike after a week off. I really need to get back moving, today's ride will get me over the 1,000 YTD.

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      04-17-2012 12:40 PM #2873
      16.5 miles on a single speed with platform pedals on somewhat hilly terrain. I am itching to get another road bike. I sold mine last year, and haven't replaced it yet. I will have to make due with the mountain bike and single speed for now.

    24. 04-17-2012 01:02 PM #2874
      No, didn't ride today, even though it was "only" -14C outside

      I did to work yesterday. It was snowing like crazy and a few degrees below freezing. I was worried about getting soaked with all the spray and slush, and even remembered to put some plastic bags (yes, MILK bags!) under my shoe covers for extra water proofing. I needn't have worried, as all that spray quickly turned into a thick layer of ice armour. Both on my clothing and the bike. The rear derailleur was one of the most comical sights I have seen: A grapefruit sized chunk of solid ice, with the chain entering one side and exiting the other. Unsurprisingly it was "unshiftable" in this configuration. To my amazement it still allowed the chain to move over the cogs!

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      04-17-2012 09:25 PM #2875
      Almost 68 miles, I am really behind in my training. Today's ride really killed me.

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