Bicycle thread

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Another Saturday, another ride with the Phoenix Metro Bicycle Club. 43 miles, little bit of climbing at around 1,000 ft. My powermeter says I briefly touched 695 watts and goldencheetah indicates xpower of 148 watts. I didn't try to blow by everyone as in the past - this was a fairly complicated route and twice, while ahead, I missed turns and had to backtrack. I held back until the last few miles and me and another guy pretty much dropped the rest.

    Last week there were 90+ riders. I think the heat, which was near 100 towards the end of the ride, kept the count below 60.
  2. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    woke up this morning with time to kill .... and a rocket in my ass

    went to my ride with my fuji roubaix with a "make it hurt for an hour plan" and swam into the pain head first. i havent done that since 2009. next time i wll leave at 0700 instead ... the group riders hogging the path got testy and gave chase after i wedged myself between them in order to pass them. about 30 of them ... someone yelled something at me but i could not hear because my headphones. the largest of them kinda blocked me and i rocketed forward. a couple minutes later the whole gang of middle age bandits was in clear pursuit. i took the east diversion path to washington street and so did they crested over the bridge crossing i40 and looked again and 4 or 5 were chasing hard; but lost sight of the rest. then a big rolling hill comes and made my legs scream down and up. looked back and those few were on the drops coming down the hill. i turned west on indian school and bombed down towards old town ... all the way to the staarbux on central and i 40.

    it was just like any other motorcycle ride and coming into a pack of slow rolling middle age harley riders.

    :hide
  3. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    so a hair under 20 miles in an hour.
  4. Weirdo

    Weirdo Welcome to you're "DOOM"

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    100 mile race tomorrow, as stated earlier.

    In prep I'm heading to my neighbours for a barbecue with wine and beer.

    I'm super smart.
  5. NikonsAndVStroms

    NikonsAndVStroms Beastly Photographer

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    Don't kill yourself man.....Monday morning we're going back out there :deal
  6. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Sounds like good fun!!!:lol3
  7. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    yup ... no worries
  8. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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    Today's ride will go into the "Sometimes I Do Stupid Shit" file.

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    The first half was great, I felt good and was riding well. Took in some epic views and played a little hillbilly bowling at the top of the climb. We stopped for lunch in Lewiston and then started the climb out. That's when I blow'd up real good...several times. :bluduh A few of us went into survival mode and did a little hike-a-bike from shady spot to shady spot. The Garmin indicated 110º.:knary Everyone managed to make it without losing their lunch or passing out. So...win-win, I guess.
  9. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    Uhm, I call winner of the "sometimes I do stupid shit" award for TODAY. See my blog for a report on my Leadville Trail 100 MTB race. Short version, I got the silver buckle and just under 12 hours in my first try. Now I'm real f'n tired.


    --Donnie
  10. HOT DAMN!

    HOT DAMN! ♪ ♪ ♪

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    :huh

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  11. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Great job!

  12. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Good job dood :clap
  13. TheNedster

    TheNedster Lurkapotamus

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  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    2:25 on the bike today. Including 2 x 2min over/unders. I was short :20 on the ride, but the way my legs felt after that second set of intervals, I don't mind. It took LOTS of willpower to even toodle home. :nod

    I've been to Leadville. Even walking around is tough. Onya for actually racing up there! :bow

    M
  15. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    Thanks, Kev. It was a blast, as always. We rode down 112 through Colrain to 116. Roads that we take on the M/C's. A whole different perspective! Legs are a bit sore, but I'll be back out there Tuesday!:deal
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Good man. Me and Greg (and his GF) went on a trip to VT last weekend actually - we did a few notches and saw tons of cyclists. I totally agree , when you ride a cycle on the road, you see 'slight' inclines in a whole new light :lol3

    104 miles for the weeks for me - first time in a while I've cracked 100 miles.
  17. rbrsddn

    rbrsddn 3banger

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    It feels good, doesn't it? In an excruciating kind of way!:lol3 We went up some hills that were something like 2 miles uphill, and just when you think you are near the top, it goes up for another 1/2 mile!!! We did a hill in Mass, called West Leydon Rd. that was near vertical at one point! Totally kicked our butts... Can't wait to see where we're going on next years trip.
  18. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    I don't know how to suffer like you guys.

    0700 out the door and back at 0900.

    Leisurely pace for 29 miles.

    Just a modified version of my regular route, which consists on mostly flat riding with a few modest climbs giving a rather insignifican 400 feet of elevation gain over the first half of the route.
  19. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    If it's saddle pain that bugs you when it comes to going longer, I just wrote a piece on my blog about that today...

    Now if it's the legs and/or lungs, you just gotta keep working at it. :D


    --Donnie
  20. tony the tiger

    tony the tiger Long timer

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