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Old 01-17-2012, 02:18 PM   #22651
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Rest week is over back on the bike.

3x9 over/unders and some endurance miles. The intervals hurt a lot less than the last time I did over/unders. Rest week must have allowed me to fully recover from the 1st four weeks.

12800ish calories burned so far of my goal of 100000 for the year. Down 7 pounds so far...

I'm actually enjoying my time on the trainer now. I think it is easier to do intervals when you don't have to focus on anything but the pain. Can't wait to get back outside for the long endurance days though.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:43 PM   #22652
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:21 AM   #22653
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Miles ridden in 2011: Eighty five.
Miles skied in 2011: zero.
Weeks of chemo in 2011: eighteen.

Bimble's going riding in 2012.

Congrats! I bought an '11 Anthem 29er x3 last August (couldn't afford the good one...) and absolutely love it. It instills so much confidence in the rough stuff. Climbs great and pops over obstacles with ease.....

Getting ready for a few endurance races this year .....been winter trail riding for training down into the teens some mornings. As Gummee says - it only gets chilly when you're sweating. Hopefully all is well with you so you can pedal off some mileage this year. You will love that bike.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:04 AM   #22654
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Just about a week to go before the Arrowhead 135 kicks off.

Looks like there's another guy I know in it this year as well. I hope he gets to keep all his toes.

-7 F in International Falls, MN. Windchill between -35 and -45.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:42 AM   #22655
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Just about a week to go before the Arrowhead 135 kicks off.

Looks like there's another guy I know in it this year as well. I hope he gets to keep all his toes.

-7 F in International Falls, MN. Windchill between -35 and -45.
Are you registered for this.....? Snowbike?

Holy smokes - sure would like to know how you pack gear.

I sweat a lot - especially my hands - that would be my demise on something like this. (And I thought 18 degrees was a cold start for a ride)

Best wishes if you are doing this.

I would be on a dogsled - at least if I got stranded and ran out of food - I would have something to eat....
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:25 AM   #22656
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So I was JRA (Just Riding Along) yesterday minding my own bidness... Coming up on a stoplight that intersects a major thru-fare (rt 28 south of Manassas)

As I'm riding down to the (red) light I notice a white Nissan pickup inching next to me.

Next thing I see is a right turn signal!

WTF?!

So he starts to right hook me and I pound on his passenger door.

...and he's pissed at me!

Evidently I'm supposed to signal (somehow) that I'm going straight thru the light.

1. HowTF do you signal 'I'm going straight' other than do nothing?
2. WhyTF would you move next to someone that you don't know what they're gonna do?
3. WhyTF would you then try and turn thru em?!
4. WhyTF is it MY fault that you're not obeying the rules of the road?
5. I wish I'da had my MC boots on. Woulda left him a reminder.

So I'm afraid I wasn't a very good ambassador for the sport, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna let someone run me over (again!)

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:19 AM   #22657
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Glad to hear you caught it and not got hooked.

The prevailing attitude across the motoring public I think is, that the only things that belong on the street are cars and trucks. And trucks not so much. Or other cars for that matter. Only their cars.

Very odd logic. Sort of the same thing that drives people to get angry at lane splitting or sharing or filter to the front of a pack at of vehicles at lights. Something I heard describe as being similar to sugar in coffee. Pour it in and it's gone.

A group of us were once screamed at when riding on the shoulder in single file in the mountains of Colorado. The guy yelling was driving a pick up truck and yelled that "we weren't in Boulder". We of course were aware of this fact, but could not understand the connection between that statement and our riding or position on the roadway/shoulder, (wide by the way), outside of Evergreen, Colorado.

Now, I have also had people take exception upon finding me and my motorcycle in the right lane just even with their door. As if I'd suddenly appeared there out of some Star Trek transporter malfunction.
And they flip me off! ??

Usually a Saab 900 Turbo driver if in Colorado, out here could be anybody.

BTW, every useless waste of time, yuppie jerk we had to deal with during a bicycle race in Colorado was driving a Saab 900 Turbo. Of course there was the one golfer in the BMW 3-series who got to be just a little more tardy for his tee time, but got an award form the local sheriff after deciding to ignore the signs and drive onto a live race course.
... and go off on the poor volunteer while said volunteer is talking to the deputy on the radio.


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So I was JRA (Just Riding Along) yesterday minding my own bidness... Coming up on a stoplight that intersects a major thru-fare (rt 28 south of Manassas)

As I'm riding down to the (red) light I notice a white Nissan pickup inching next to me.

Next thing I see is a right turn signal!

WTF?!

So he starts to right hook me and I pound on his passenger door.

...and he's pissed at me!

Evidently I'm supposed to signal (somehow) that I'm going straight thru the light.

1. HowTF do you signal 'I'm going straight' other than do nothing?
2. WhyTF would you move next to someone that you don't know what they're gonna do?
3. WhyTF would you then try and turn thru em?!
4. WhyTF is it MY fault that you're not obeying the rules of the road?
5. I wish I'da had my MC boots on. Woulda left him a reminder.

So I'm afraid I wasn't a very good ambassador for the sport, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna let someone run me over (again!)

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:47 AM   #22658
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Are you registered for this.....?
Hell no!

As much as I'd like to, I've kind of cooled my jets on the Arrowhead after one of our local boys ultimately lost a toe due to complications from frostbite he sustained in last year's event.

Never say never though....

But I think I'd start with something slightly more mild like the Tuscobia.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #22659
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So I'm afraid I wasn't a very good ambassador for the sport, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna let someone run me over (again!)

M

Stuff happens. Here it is the same. Everyone wants to show larger vehicle wins/belongs on the road. Popular past time is for diesel idiots to spool up and hit cyclist with large clouds of black smog.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:30 AM   #22660
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...But I think I'd start with something slightly more mild like the Tuscobia.
That seems a little more... reasonable.

I am just itching to get out on the bike. The Minnesota River Valley trail is supposed to be in good shape, but it is going to be pretty cold this weekend. Saturday's high is going to be only 15F... I wonder where my balaclavas have gotten off to.

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Old 01-19-2012, 11:01 AM   #22661
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Hell no!

As much as I'd like to, I've kind of cooled my jets on the Arrowhead after one of our local boys ultimately lost a toe due to complications from frostbite he sustained in last year's event.

Never say never though....

But I think I'd start with something slightly more mild like the Tuscobia.
Here is my next adventure.....

http://www.syllamosrevenge.com/

Been training with the "Team".....I am looking forward to this but need some 50 mile single track rides to see how it goes. Tops is 30 miles right now and riding lots of 25 mile loops for practice. This year we have freeze / thaw on the trails most days so it gets challenging to actually trail ride every weekend.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:49 PM   #22662
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That seems a little more... reasonable.

I am just itching to get out on the bike. The Minnesota River Valley trail is supposed to be in good shape, but it is going to be pretty cold this weekend. Saturday's high is going to be only 15F... I wonder where my balaclavas have gotten off to.




That would be great!

PS: the balaclavas are in the hall closet, dear
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:43 PM   #22663
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That would be great!

PS: the balaclavas are in the hall closet, dear
Wool is your friend.

Was out 2:00 on the bike today. No real idiots to speak of. Lots of polite people. I was further out in the sticks tho too.

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Old 01-19-2012, 05:40 PM   #22664
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Wool is your friend.

Was out 2:00 on the bike today. No real idiots to speak of. Lots of polite people. I was further out in the sticks tho too.

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You are aware that we live in Minnesota, ride motorcycles, bicycles and Nordic ski? We have enough tech and appropriate gear to clothe everyone in this thread. Oh, and we are rei members too.
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:49 PM   #22665
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But I think I'd start with something slightly more mild like the Tuscobia.
How's that any easier? It's still northern WI, in the freezing cold, and still a crapload of miles.

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Here is my next adventure.....

http://www.syllamosrevenge.com/

Been training with the "Team".....I am looking forward to this but need some 50 mile single track rides to see how it goes. Tops is 30 miles right now and riding lots of 25 mile loops for practice. This year we have freeze / thaw on the trails most days so it gets challenging to actually trail ride every weekend.
You may not win it, but, will be able to handle that. It looks like something I'd be interested in. I saved the link, so I'll revisit the idea, when it gets closer.
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