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Old 06-15-2013, 02:26 PM   #29341
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Nice one Matt.
I'm going for a short ride today, I'll see how it goes, then try for a little longer tomorrow.
Got sidetracked this morning out to breakfast with the wife, then shopping at the hardware store.
Project planning, has taken the rest of the day so far.
Need to the OK from management to move to the next step.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:55 PM   #29342
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Today, no, Tomorrow, yes.

Spent the morning doing home remodeling selections. We did go to the gym and I did an easy elliptical workout. I'll be up early and do an easy 45 miles or so before it gets too hot.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #29343
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Beautiful here

p.s. Told ya

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #29344
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Fully disclosure - been shit all week though (lots of rain and been a tad chilly)
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:10 PM   #29345
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Perfect here too! Much more respectable ride for me today. I don't feel like a schmuck participating in the thread now.


Yes, I did wuss out and go around most of the hills, but the great tail wind that helped push me further north than I counted on going made me pay for it on the return journey.
Two pb&j's at the halfway point, and I broke down and stopped for a bottle of gatorade 10 miles from home. At one point, I was thinking of seeing if the wife would be willing to pull sag duty and come fetch me if I made another loop to the north, which would have made it a century, but decided even with the tail wind going that way, I didn't feel I had it in me. Longest ride I've ever done.
Good job!

Went out to Platina today with The Usual Gang of Idiots and Ye Olde Phartes. A few did a century loop, but most of us weren't up for that . It was getting hot out towards the end, but Dr. Todd was good enough to hand out complimentary beers once we got back to Igo. It made the last 10 mi. back to the house much less dismal.

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:45 PM   #29346
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Got off the couch and went for a ride.
Headwind of course.

Felt really slow and tired for the first half hour or so, then got warmed up to the task.

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Nothing in particular happened along the way, just put my head down and rode.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:01 AM   #29347
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The younger boy turned 12 yesterday, and has been given the freedom to roll about. Here he's descending in the local city forest (click for vid):

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Old 06-16-2013, 06:36 AM   #29348
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I got out for a quick 33 miles, last night. Managed it in 2:09 for just over 15mph average. And, that includes going completely through my town and two others, each direction.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:36 PM   #29349
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We rode back to back days for the first time in a while, due to work, weather, etc. I'm starting to feel strong... VT trip in August. I'll be ready...
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #29350
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We rode back to back days for the first time in a while, due to work, weather, etc. I'm starting to feel strong... VT trip in August. I'll be ready...


Me too actually - albeit more modest miles than you did. As always, great to get out.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:41 PM   #29351
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Linville Mountain.





North Fork of the Catawba River. A few miles downstream, the water quality is seriously compromised.





I turned around and headed back up the OMVT. Some of it is pushing, but I think it's the easiest way to get to the top.













There is so much water lying in the flat foreground area.

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Old 06-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #29352
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Just to give everybody a break from the more heroic efforts here, I made it out for 33 miles today. That's my record since I did my bicycling merit badge
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #29353
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Awesome fathers day weekend! Took the boy on a 10 mile ride on the trail a bike Saturday and did 20 miles hashing on the single speed today. Good stuff!

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #29354
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Yea, having a job really kills amount of time you can ride,Wait till winter gets here it'll be worse


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edited to add: not that I brought em tonite. Forgot em. Went out ~12-13mi on the W&OD trail, then turned around and rode back. Got in appx 2hrs tonite after work. The trail map woulda looked like Mr Head's: straight out the trail, then straight back. Boring as all get out, but there was a co-worker to ride with and talk cyclocross with, so not all was as bad as it sounded.

I think what's gonna happen is if I work Sun, I'm going to start bringing my mtn bike and riding the trails just down from the shop. If I'm off, I'm gonna ride 4hrs of gravel. I'm hoping to be off 'cause you don't NEED the lead tech there on Sundays. (and that was the schedule we agreed on!)

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:52 PM   #29355
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So here's yesterday: Ebbet's Pass from Markleeville. It's a pretty decent climb with amazing views. Waterfalls, alpine lakes, beautiful forests and amazing alpine meadows. It's a tricky descent at the top, but at the bottom, the pavement is glass smooth, the road just swoops up and down and around the corners. When I ride Death Ride, this will be the second of three passes. Monitor will be first.

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