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Old 01-01-2012, 10:39 AM   #22471
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Did about an hour and a half (forgot to hit start on my computer) today.
It was good to get out.
Big breakfast and now I'm back at work ready for nap time.
Missed the window for a good ride today.Nice and sunny and low to mid 40's when i got up.I sat around drinking coffee and reading the sunday paper.2hrs later temps dropped clouded up and started raining.I knew it was coming but the forecast was for late afternoon.I'll suit up and do a spin around the neighborhood just to say I rode the first day of the year.That's what I get for being a slow starter.I think this was the last of the 40's temps in central PA.All though we have been lucky this year so far no snow or salt on the roads.I hope I'm in Fla. by the time it does come.12 more days
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:57 AM   #22472
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I only got a short ride in this morning. My plans got changed, I have to go to the beach this afternoon to dog sit. Felt good to be out. hot Santa Ana winds blowing kept my out pace down.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:14 PM   #22473
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23 miles today. Small potatoes for you cycle-naughts, but a good haul for me! Never done over 20.... new bike ran awesome!
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:26 PM   #22474
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I drove back from Sedona this morning. I dropped MrsK7 off at a retreat that she's attending this week. It's one of those spiritual-personal-growth-and-I-don't-wanna-watch-all-those-footballs-games-retreat. After lunch, I did a quick 45 miles.

I'm up to almost 300 miles on the new bike. By next weekend, I'll be well over 400 miles. I'll likely do a century ride next Sunday.

Like most of y'all, I have a few routes that I know like the back of my hand. One is my Reservation Route. It's an out and back over to the Indian Reservation where there's a store that I always visit.

I use a Garmin 500 to accumulate data. If you're more picky than me, you may have other devices such as powertaps, better GPS devices etc but I like this little Garmin and for my informal use, it's perfect.

After today's ride, I was comparing the data to past rides and found a few that items that are very interesting to me.

In terms of time, I've taken more than 15 minutes of moving time off my previous times over the same 45 mile route. My heart rate is essentially the same, my cadence is essentially the same also but my max heart rate is a little lower.

My average speed over this same distance is up 10%. My only conclusion is that I'm more efficient on the new bike. I expected a lot - heck, when you purchase what you consider to be an expensive bike, you expect something, right? But a 10% increase is more than I expected and that makes me a pretty happy camper....err...cyclist.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:57 PM   #22475
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[QUOTE=pierce;17594453]fwiw, these are the plastic Planet Bike fenders. I am mounting the fenders about 6-10mm away from the tires, my concern was mostly with how much stuff comes off the sides of the tires vs off the middle. I guess I'll find out when I try them.


edit: and... turns out, they are 45mm wide fenders and with a bit of finessing fit just fine. phew. my primary motivation for fenders is the spring Strawberry Music Festival, when its often quite muddy and mucky. last year, I found myself having to ride really really slowly to keep the mud from coating me. hopefully with these fenders, I'm good to go.[/QUOTW


with 45 mm fenders you can probably run 32 mm tires with no problems.I've got 50mm SKS fenders and run 37mm tires with zero issuses.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #22476
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I'll likely do a century ride next Sunday.
Let us know how that goes.

I always do my centuries in a circuitous route, usually 15-20 miles out, around the town I live in. That way if I start feeling bad, it's not too far in. If you do an out and back, you could be as many as 50 miles away from home. Trust me, that sucks.

I stop every 13-15 miles and take a break. That allows for the muscles to stretch (a different way) and blood to circulate through the glutes. I eat solid food (2 slices of pizza and a 12oz Mt Dew for me) around 35 miles and 80 miles through. That helps ensure plenty of nutrition. I drink one 20oz bottle of water every hour, in addition to the fluids I consume when eating.

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Old 01-02-2012, 07:13 PM   #22477
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Let us know how that goes.

I always do my centuries in a circuitous route, usually 15-20 miles out, around the town I live in. That way if I start feeling bad, it's not too far in. If you do an out and back, you could be as many as 50 miles away from home. Trust me, that sucks.

I stop every 13-15 miles and take a break. That allows for the muscles to stretch (a different way) and blood to circulate through the glutes. I eat solid food (2 slices of pizza and a 12oz Mt Dew for me) around 35 miles and 80 miles through. That helps ensure plenty of nutrition. I drink one 20oz bottle of water every hour, in addition to the fluids I consume when eating.

Good luck!
Thanks! This will be from Chandler down to Casa Grande and back. We'll down the first half without stopping, unless absolutely necessary, but do a nice lunch in CG. This route is flat and I don't expect any issues.

If that goes well, my riding buddy wants to attempt a 300-km brevet in early Feb. . I'll need to fit my dynohub front wheel to the new bike. Not a big deal.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #22478
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Thanks! This will be from Chandler down to Casa Grande and back. We'll down the first half without stopping, unless absolutely necessary, but do a nice lunch in CG. This route is flat and I don't expect any issues.

If that goes well, my riding buddy wants to attempt a 300-km brevet in early Feb. . I'll need to fit my dynohub front wheel to the new bike. Not a big deal.
Come out and do the Climb to Kaiser here in Fresno, Ger! My dad is doing it again this year.... google C2K, Central Valley.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #22479
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If that goes well, my riding buddy wants to attempt a 300-km brevet in early Feb. .
For sure, that'll be a different level.

I had a goal to do at least one 150 mile day, in 2011. It didn't happen. But, that was going to be my indicator as to whether or not the Dirty Kanza 200 was feasible. I hate to make an attempt and not complete.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:26 AM   #22480
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For sure, that'll be a different level.

I had a goal to do at least one 150 mile day, in 2011. It didn't happen. But, that was going to be my indicator as to whether or not the Dirty Kanza 200 was feasible. I hate to make an attempt and not complete.
Royal 162 registration is open this month.

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:14 AM   #22481
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Holy Jesus Toast it's cold out there.

28 degrees standing still. That gets a lot colder when you're bombing down past the Inner Harbor to the Gwinn Falls trail head and then back up to 30th & Calvert. At least the buses mostly behaved.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:28 PM   #22482
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Royal 162 registration is open this month.

http://www.almanzo.com/
That's a fair distance from me......440 miles.

If you know registration's open, does that mean you're doing it?

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Holy Jesus Toast it's cold out there.

28 degrees standing still.
16 degrees, this AM. Supposed to be 50, come Thursday. Woot!
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #22483
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This is pretty badass. From Raleigh, no less.

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Old 01-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #22484
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #22485
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All told about 100mi for the week. Finally got some pedal time in.

My buddies rode another 13-14mi on Jan 2nd, but I bailed early on that ride to escort a cramping rider back to our start point. Honestly, I'm glad. My legs were cooked at the end of the ride.
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