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      09-24-2012 08:20 AM #3291
      60-miles with three friends, as a small group. -I pulled 25 miles. Some rollers in the middle.

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      09-25-2012 10:19 PM #3292
      After work, getting dark out there fast. Felt great on a segment, picked up 15 seconds on it and confident I can makeup the additional 4 to claim KOM.

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      09-29-2012 06:36 AM #3293
      Solo ride today. Very windy, before the rain started.
      Still enjoyed it. :thumb up:

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      09-29-2012 11:44 AM #3294
      Nice 5 mile ride on a decent loop; it was nice to get out before the traffic started up. Definitely not getting as winded as I was before and times are coming down from when I first started riding again about 3 weeks ago. Nothing too major yet but already feeling better. Set myself the goal of the 50km (at least, but want to stay realistic) Tour De Cure when it comes to Napa in May. Slowly but surely I'll be creeping up to the level of this forum.
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      09-29-2012 01:56 PM #3295
      Picture this:

      Leave the family early on a picture-perfect South Florida Saturday morning to get in a short ride....

      • on a new trail
      • at a never-been-to park in the middle of no where
      • with no other riders in sight
      • knowing full well that the trail probably has lots of deep standing water
      • having just been told an alligator-sighting story at another trail in South Florida this past week
      • knowing that snakes love standing water in South Florida
      • the center shock on the new Rumblefish needs air and is currently bottoming out


      Not that I'm a vah-jean or anything, but I gotta say that I had a bit of trepidation.... not knowing where the heck I was....where I was going.....what to expect.....vagrants? snakes? alligators?

      Geeeeeeeeeezsch!!! Any good news???

      Well, I survived this morning. The shoes got a bit soaked, but otherwise.... a fun ride.

      Location: West Delray Regional Park.

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      09-30-2012 08:48 PM #3297
      Explored some local roads from my house today. Next ride will be 60ish miles. Working towards a century by the end of the year:


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      10-01-2012 07:09 AM #3298
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      Explored some local roads from my house today. Next ride will be 60ish miles. Working towards a century by the end of the year:
      Here is the route of a century that I have done for the last 5 or 6 years in your area. I am planning on doing it again this year if everything works out. It is a pretty good size group.

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      10-01-2012 07:39 AM #3299
      Quote Originally Posted by climbingcue View Post
      Here is the route of a century that I have done for the last 5 or 6 years in your area. I am planning on doing it again this year if everything works out. It is a pretty good size group.

      Bill

      Looks like a good ride. I have some friends over in Pinellas that ride a ton of stuff over there. Eventually I'll make my way over to check it out.

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      10-06-2012 08:56 PM #3300
      ~70 miles from Brooklyn, to the fabled Runcible Spoon in Nyack and back. Fantastic ride, and beautiful weather.

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      10-07-2012 12:50 AM #3301
      Quote Originally Posted by MrMook View Post
      ~70 miles from Brooklyn, to the fabled Runcible Spoon in Nyack and back. Fantastic ride, and beautiful weather.
      As an ex.resident of Piermont, I agree that that would be an absolutely stunning ride!
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      10-07-2012 09:55 AM #3302
      We took the park-like Henry Hudson Drive once we got over the GW. That stretch was just amazing (with a KILLER climb at the end).

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      10-07-2012 06:47 PM #3303
      Quote Originally Posted by MrMook View Post
      We took the park-like Henry Hudson Drive once we got over the GW. That stretch was just amazing (with a KILLER climb at the end).
      Agreed. Henry Hudson and then 9W are incredibly scenic! Wish I could go back and ride them.
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      10-07-2012 06:57 PM #3304
      On behalf of all wannabe racers, I want to congratulate Bill (climbingcue) for finishing second in a 160km race with 3500m of climbing. Well done, mate!
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      10-07-2012 07:07 PM #3305
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      On behalf of all wannabe racers, I want to congratulate Bill (climbingcue) for finishing second in a 160km race with 3500m of climbing. Well done, mate!
      Thanks Tim. It was a wet cold day today, I just did not have enough to get the win. Had to settle for 2nd place overall. I have done this race 7 different years and have been 2nd over all three years, I did win the overall in 2010.

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      10-08-2012 07:58 AM #3306
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      On behalf of all wannabe racers, I want to congratulate Bill (climbingcue) for finishing second in a 160km race with 3500m of climbing. Well done, mate!
      I second this! Anthony and Bill were flying up the hills!

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      10-08-2012 08:12 AM #3307
      Having not been on the bike in two weeks since the 100k at the top of the page, went out yesterday for another:

      http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/190773137

      Flat as a billiard table, the only climb was about 45 feet for a highway overpass!
      Quote Originally Posted by MisterJJ View Post
      A "jump from a VW to an Audi"?!? I wouldn't call it a jump. It's more like shuffling along the sidewalk, tripping on a crack, bumping into a gorgeous blonde, walking away in a daze, and later finding out that she stole your wallet.

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      10-08-2012 04:29 PM #3308
      So today's ride wasn't 100 miles with major elevation changes (unless you count my driveway ), and it was only a fraction of my normal 5-7 mile rides, but I did complete my first mile in clipless pedals and shoes. Practiced a little bit yesterday and wasn't so sure about the setup, but today went really well for my first actual ride (as long as I reminded myself I was clipped into the pedals ).

      Ride for today: Only a one mile jaunt around the neighborhood, but the start of even more riding.
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      10-13-2012 12:44 PM #3309
      Off a bike for 2 weeks including 1 sitting on the beach and drinking a LOT really made today a struggle.
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      10-14-2012 01:54 PM #3310
      50 miles Marty's ride for WWP... Randolph to high point and back

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      10-14-2012 07:44 PM #3311
      First ride on the new cx bike. Mixed gravel/shell, paved, with mostly singletrack. Took it easy in the rooty parts. Need to readjust my riding style...too much bottoming out on the rim.


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      10-17-2012 12:03 AM #3312
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      A little late. Not today, but three weeks ago in Italy. It was awesome once again.










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      10-18-2012 06:25 AM #3314
      I just finished a ride. My butt is still getting used to riding. I did about 70 miles over two weeks with the original seat and I was still hurting. I plan on touring this winter, so I figured I better get a Brooks B17 and start breaking it in. Tonight was my first ride with it. Hopefully it'll allow me to start doing MUCH longer rides.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      10-18-2012 02:47 PM #3315
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      I just finished a ride. My butt is still getting used to riding. I did about 70 miles over two weeks with the original seat and I was still hurting. I plan on touring this winter, so I figured I better get a Brooks B17 and start breaking it in. Tonight was my first ride with it. Hopefully it'll allow me to start doing MUCH longer rides.
      I was going to suggest maybe changing the angle/cant of the seat/saddle; I was hurting after the first week riding again and realized just by changing the height/angle, I'm comfier than ever. However, I still am looking at newer saddles. Those B17s looks great btw!!
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      10-18-2012 09:39 PM #3316
      Quote Originally Posted by Vee-Dubber-GLI View Post
      I was going to suggest maybe changing the angle/cant of the seat/saddle; I was hurting after the first week riding again and realized just by changing the height/angle, I'm comfier than ever. However, I still am looking at newer saddles. Those B17s looks great btw!!
      The old and new saddles are nearly horizontal. I thought about tilting the old saddle to move me back towards the beefier part of the saddle, or at least make it a little easier to sit where I wanted to sit.

      Even so, the B17 is so highly regarded for touring that I figured I might as well get one now instead of trying to force another seat to work. A foam seat is only going to get worse over time, while the B17 apparently gets better as it ages.

      One thing I noticed on my ride last night was that I wasn't in a rush to finish my ride. I slowed down slightly because I wasn't as concerned about getting home before the pain was unbearable.
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      never thought once to use my lefty for the brake. sorry in my opinion it is dumb.

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      10-19-2012 03:01 PM #3317
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      The old and new saddles are nearly horizontal. I thought about tilting the old saddle to move me back towards the beefier part of the saddle, or at least make it a little easier to sit where I wanted to sit.

      Even so, the B17 is so highly regarded for touring that I figured I might as well get one now instead of trying to force another seat to work. A foam seat is only going to get worse over time, while the B17 apparently gets better as it ages.

      One thing I noticed on my ride last night was that I wasn't in a rush to finish my ride. I slowed down slightly because I wasn't as concerned about getting home before the pain was unbearable.
      I really haven't heard any bad about the Brooks offerings; I'm only doing about 5-7 miles each day, but so far I haven't had too many issues with the stock saddle other than getting the angle/position right. Oddly enough, today was one of the first times I've gotten numbness when riding, but was in same position and same routes as before.

      Did a nice vineyard route today 6.55 miles in 29:04, one of my better times! Trying to get a good cadence going and find the sweet spot for pace and stretch the distance.
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      10-22-2012 06:51 AM #3318
      Properly wild 25km of commute back home today, with winds of 55km/h plus heavy rain.
      Trying to slow down was "interesting" to say the least. Then got swooped by a magpie.

      All that before I saw a tree which fell down right across the path I ride on.

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      10-23-2012 08:23 AM #3319
      I just finished up my longest and fastest ride. Almost 3 miles further and I think over 1 mph faster than my best ride yet. I'm not really sure on the speed because my gps was counting breaks against my moving avg. I still have a long way to go though.
      Quote Originally Posted by apizzaparty View Post
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      10-23-2012 02:29 PM #3320
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      I just finished up my longest and fastest ride. Almost 3 miles further and I think over 1 mph faster than my best ride yet. I'm not really sure on the speed because my gps was counting breaks against my moving avg. I still have a long way to go though.
      Nice!! It's always a great feeling looking down and seeing the distance has increased but the time has decreased.
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      10-24-2012 05:51 AM #3322
      Quote Originally Posted by leaftye View Post
      I just finished up my longest and fastest ride. Almost 3 miles further and I think over 1 mph faster than my best ride yet. I'm not really sure on the speed because my gps was counting breaks against my moving avg. I still have a long way to go though.
      Well done!
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      10-24-2012 09:54 AM #3323
      this thread


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      Going mt biking by Amir Hamdi, on Flickr

      Went to some local trails a day ago and had tons of fun mountain biking. Nothing like spending the day flying through the woods. Been borrowing a friends bike for a while and i think its time i get my own

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      10-24-2012 03:52 PM #3324
      Got out on lunch today:

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      10-24-2012 04:04 PM #3325
      Did the NYC MS ride this past Sunday, riding through the Holland Tunnel was EPIC fun Only drama was a flat tire in Palisades Interstate Park, nothing that a few minutes of tube swappin' couldn't fix:


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