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Old 01-01-2011, 07:51 AM   #18526
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Happy 2011

To all the advrider bicyclists - I hope that 2011 is full of safe miles for everyone here. With the wind always at our backs. With many trip reports and pictures shared here. With lots of helpful comments and suggestions also.

Happy New Year!
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #18527
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I've decided that I'm gonna ride the # of years I've been on the planet every Jan 1. 'Beat' myself by 2.5mi today. Was out 45.5mi with 3 other nut cases. Hillier ride than I'm used to. Legs = tired.

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:05 PM   #18528
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I've decided that I'm gonna ride the # of years I've been on the planet every Jan 1. 'Beat' myself by 2.5mi today. Was out 45.5mi with 3 other nut cases. Hillier ride than I'm used to. Legs = tired.

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That's a pretty cool idea.
I had to shovel my driveway just to get my Speed Triple out and I took my daughter to work with me so it's not gonna happen with all the snow we got this week.
But maybe I'll bang out 40 miles as soon as the snow on the roads is all gone.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #18529
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I've decided that I'm gonna watch football today. Legs = rested.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:06 PM   #18530
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That's a pretty cool idea.
I had to shovel my driveway just to get my Speed Triple out and I took my daughter to work with me so it's not gonna happen with all the snow we got this week.
But maybe I'll bang out 40 miles as soon as the snow on the roads is all gone.
I'm seeing in a few years it *may* get tough. 70mi (or more) on 1Jan?

Till then, I think I'm OK

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:08 PM   #18531
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I wonder if Specialized is gonna have a cow over Robbie Gordon's livery?

...or is this old news?

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Old 01-01-2011, 12:14 PM   #18532
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I would have to say Ascent fluid trainers are nice. I got mine for $169 online. It is a silicone fluid trainer, so it is relatively quiet. I have ridden LOTS on mine with no problems. I will say to get a cheap/durable tire for the trainer. You may already know, but the trainer will eat your tires quickly.
Is it this one by chance ?



Nashbar has them for 129 bucks so it's surely not going to break the bank.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:17 PM   #18533
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I didn't know Nottingham still existed.
Of course it does, where do you think the Sheriff lives....

I am from that area so Raleigh is pretty big (or was) around there.
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Old 01-01-2011, 03:36 PM   #18534
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I've decided that I'm gonna ride the # of years I've been on the planet every Jan 1. 'Beat' myself by 2.5mi today. Was out 45.5mi with 3 other nut cases. Hillier ride than I'm used to. Legs = tired.

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I feel so inadequate. I only did 8mi and really suffered.

I don't know what speed the wind was blowing at, but, it was 28 degrees.


Going single speed and heading into the open countryside didn't help matters.



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I wonder if Specialized is gonna have a cow over Robbie Gordon's livery?

...or is this old news?
He's not listed as one of their sponsored cyclists. IDK.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:17 PM   #18535
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Got Out For the First Ride of the New Year Today

Paul and I rode 23 miles out from Corona this time. A cool trail that would take us all the way to Riverside if I had that much in me. I didn't have anything for the hills. But, Paul did.

Once we got off the roads onto the trail we even got to ride some dirt.
Mud even.
Paul got off and walked that bit, but I figured I had one shot in me, and took the chance. I made it through without taking a dab, so good deal. Though I did not go back for a second try. No need to tempt fate.

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The start of the dirt part, level:


By the time the day had warmed enough to be sort of pleasant riding the clouds were blowing in from the North. But, we stayed warm, I was working very hard to keep pace. I'd drop way way off the back at any hint of a hill.

As we topped a rise on the trail, Paul pointed to some wildlife, I a saw gray something cross the path and run into the weeds. I figured this to be Wile E. Coyote, but instead found it to be Roadrunner and a friend. I stopped and grabbed some snaps,



These two were helpfully crossing and re-crossing the path so I could zoom in and grab shots.



This is the first time I've encountered these birds out in the wild other than my backyard.
I didn't take any more pictures I was in survival mode. just keeping up with Paul back to his house and dinner with friends. My legs hurt to climb the stairs here at home.
Another ride tomorrow. Then they tell me we're looking at a few days of rain to start the work week. Back to wet weather testing the worn out motorcycle gear.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:46 PM   #18536
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Is it this one by chance ?



Nashbar has them for 129 bucks so it's surely not going to break the bank.
That is the one! That is much cheaper than I paid two years ago. Awesome deal! I posted a photo of my racing bike just a few pages back, you can see it on the trainer, if you want. $129 is a steal.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:03 AM   #18537
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That is the one! That is much cheaper than I paid two years ago. Awesome deal! I posted a photo of my racing bike just a few pages back, you can see it on the trainer, if you want. $129 is a steal.
Great, thanks. I'll order one.

Edit: Performance had a coupon for an additional 11% off and that just about paid for the shipping so I got it for 135 bucks shipped.
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:34 PM   #18538
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Went for an hour easy this AM thinkin I was going to play UW Hockey tonite. Got a call from my college roommate askin if I was comin over for the birfday dinner they'd planned for me.

Guess I'm not playing UW Hockey tonite.



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Old 01-02-2011, 01:53 PM   #18539
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I've decided that I'm gonna ride the # of years I've been on the planet every Jan 1. 'Beat' myself by 2.5mi today. Was out 45.5mi with 3 other nut cases. Hillier ride than I'm used to. Legs = tired.

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I've been doing that for a few years, with my riding buddy. We did 61 for his 59th in November. We're going to do 55 or so on my birthday in April, but might have to break it up into 2 rides, due to it being early in the season.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:27 PM   #18540
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I haven't spent much time on this thread and with work thast lst three months havent spent much time on the bike either.
Anyway, new year, some goals this year so training started yesterday, 48miles with about 800m of climbing and today,

60miles but mostly flat, temperature was 35oC and humidity high.

will try to be more active in this community - if you will have me! might even get a camera and post some pics

cheers, Happy New Year

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