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Old 05-12-2013, 01:25 PM   #28666
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3hrs of mostly head- and/or side-winds.

Ran across a line of cops riding from Charlotte to DC for something. Didn't ask what. They're ~3ish hours out based on where I re-passed them on the way home.

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Old 05-12-2013, 02:13 PM   #28667
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We did a hard 56 miles today, with a ton of hills. It has to be good for you, right?
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #28668
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We did a hard 56 miles today, with a ton of hills. It has to be good for you, right?
It better bloody be

Just back from a bit of exploring and I ended up doing 34 miles including this fuck off hill I was not expecting at all

All in all, great day - fuck me though, the goddam wind was against me all the way

Disclaimer: No, I am not posting this as substitute for getting my dick out, no I did not post it to Strava, No I will not post the MapMyRide workout that I made and No I will not tell you where I went so you can try and beat my time because, well, I could give a shit. So there.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:34 PM   #28669
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We did a hard 56 miles today, with a ton of hills. It has to be good for you, right?
If it doesn't kill you.....yes.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:29 PM   #28670
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If it doesn't kill you.....yes.

Sometimes I feel like I died, but then I recover! The improvement gains over time are like a drug, I love how strong i feel after 2-3,000 miles ridden. Pedal Pedal Pedal!!!
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:53 PM   #28671
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1200 postmortem

There are *always* issues after a 1200 ride for most people. For me, last time it was severe numbness in both feet and I experienced severe tendinitis in my right ankle.

This time, I have numbness in my left hand from allowing it to press too hard against the left handlebar. I'll rotate the bars slightly lower to make it a little more comfortable.

Late last year, I switched shoes and obtained a pair of Shimano carbon-soled shoes that you bake-fit onto your feet. I still have a little numbness but it isn't nearly as bad as last time.

Best news, no tendinitis in either foot! That's huge for me! The difference is that I moved my seat forward ever so slightly and I think the shoes helped also.

Not too bad for a mid-50 year old!
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:38 PM   #28672
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Got out Sunday for a ride with my dogs in Vermont. Climbed the hill for 45 mins or so, and just as I crested the hill a black animal caught my eye, I could see its back 'galloping' from right peripheral to left, across the trail about 100 yes up. Caught me by surprise, and thinking it was a bear I stood next to my bike, arms in the air and called for my two labs trying to make as much noise as I could. Dead silence for 2-3 minutes, and just as I was about to continue I heard some pissed off man-ape type groan from where I saw the animal a few minutes prior. Good enough for me!! Turned back down the hill and cut the ride short. Never a peep out of either lab, but they've been known to ignore deer 50' off the trail so no real surprise.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:14 PM   #28673
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Big like, Gerry. Numbness is tough for me, particularly my left hand.

What a day of riding yesterday. 108 miles and 9986 feet. It was in the mid 90s for much of the day. We climbed Mt. Hamilton and after the descent, my Garmin croaked when the battery ran out. This didn't record the joy that is Sierra Road. Here's a picture, not mine, not us. It does this for 3.7 miles. FML.



Hamilton wasn't much fun near the top, but I made it up and my head didn't explode.

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:42 AM   #28674
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Best week riding I've had in a long time. Six rides for 163 miles. Not much compared to alot of folks posting but made me feel good . Yeah and enough with the double digit winds already.......
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:41 AM   #28675
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What a day of riding yesterday. 108 miles and 9986 feet. It was in the mid 90s for much of the day. We climbed Mt. Hamilton and after the descent, my Garmin croaked when the battery ran out. This didn't record the joy that is Sierra Road. Here's a picture, not mine, not us. It does this for 3.7 miles. FML.

Hamilton wasn't much fun near the top, but I made it up and my head didn't explode.
Only 14 more feet and it could've been epic. Good on ya for getting it done. That sounds like a helluva ride. Isn't it a bit early in the year for those temps? I hope you got to enjoy a nice cooling breeze on the descent.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:30 AM   #28676
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Ibadan to Ilesha

Last weekend was visiting time at my daughter's boarding school.

Loaded up the bikes and 110km away, left the mother ship to cycle behind



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Old 05-13-2013, 07:33 AM   #28677
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For those thinking about discs on the road. (Read the last bit)



Except for those discs:

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:47 AM   #28678
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For those thinking about discs on the road. (Read the last bit)
Except for those discs:

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"...we did not note any marked increase in braking power as compared to dual pivot rim calipers."

That says it all. Besides, how much braking force can those skinny tires road bikes are equipped with handle? Pumped up to 120 psi, there's not much of a contact patch there.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:49 AM   #28679
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"...we did not note any marked increase in braking power as compared to dual pivot rim calipers."

That says it all. Besides, how much braking force can those skinny tires road bikes are equipped with handle? Pumped up to 120 psi, there's not much of a contact patch there.
That applies to discs on cross bikes too. There's more brake than tire...

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:06 AM   #28680
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The Gaulzetti has road calipers on it. No 'long throw' there.

I think part of their problem is an out of true disc as well as inexperience with setting em up.

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