Did you ride today ? new and improved thread

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Mr. Beanz, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. jhuskey

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    Just got back in time to watch that last of today's stage. What great weather we have today. First time in weeks I didn't feel like I was wrapped in hot molasses soaked towels. I am happy to ride in this low humidity anytime.
     
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  2. Mr. Beanz

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    43 miles with a buddy today! Mother of God freaking hot today! My Garmin topped out at 105 and it was already 100 degrees 7 miles into the ride. I joked about cutting it short and my buddy agreed but I said I was just joking so we continued on. Maybe we should have called it quits at that point. It only got tougher.

    On the final 10 miles, we stopped 3 times to try catching our breath. We passed a group of about 6 riders. Then my bud said he had to stop under a tree. Not wanted, but NEEDED! So we did then the group rolled by as we did. I thought I was sick or something feeling the way I did but after we continued, we saw the other group do the same thing about 1/2 mile down the road. So I was glad to know it wasn't just us.

    Finally we got back to our start point, the train station. Nice AC but I walked in and about 10 steps in, I just placed my bike up against the wall and took a seat. The few tables there were taken up by homeless people chilling out so we sat on the floor to drink our smoothies.

    I've done mountain rides with 12,000 ft of gain but this ride is the hardest and toughest I have done because of the heat. I don't usually suffer much in heat but today, this one stopped me in my tracks. We went into survival mode but pulled away from my friend. Then I thought I better slow down because if he passes out, I'd have to ride back to help him. He said he was worried that if I passed out, there was no way he would be able to carry me to the shade seeing I probably weigh about 100 pounds more than he does ha ha!

    Early in the ride and we were already feeling the heat!

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  3. Mr. Beanz

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    After the hot ride, I took the next few days off as the temp records were set here, 122 degrees! :eek: Heck, I got tired the next day watering the yard in the evening before dark. 2 hours out the and doing light work, still 103 at 6 pm. Man, I was toasted working on the yard so I figured I better not ride the next day ha ha!

    But tonight, Wed, I figured I could get in an easy cooler ride to see how my legs were feeling. Felt great, no fatigue, amazing what the heat can do to you! So after 10 miles, I felt so good tonight that I wanted to stop at 10 miles just so I wouldn't get tired at all.

    But figured I better do 15 since I missed some riding this last weekend. I had my little back up mask with me and once I saw the ash in my headlights, I'm glad I had it. WOW, look at that ash! Few wild fires around here so plenty of ash floating around. I also washed my truck and it's now covered in ash. Dang it!

    But anyway, I have buds that ride without masks and I guess it's much harder to see during the day, but from what I saw tonight, I'm keeping my mask on. The sun has been fire red around here, lots of smoke in the air, really shows in the mountains, so I'm glad I had my mask tonight.

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  4. Germanrazor

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    Paging Dr.Beanz........paging Dr. Beanz
     
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    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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  6. Jesica Miller

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    Yea, I rode like 3 miles. I was exhausted afterward. But it was fun.
     
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  7. Mr. Beanz

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    Didn't get a chance to ride over the weekend. Daughter was in town for my Dad's bday. He passed away 2 years ago. So she came to visit and we took my Mom to the cemetery to deliver some flowers.

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    So last night, I rode just to make up some missed miles. Again with the ash! Hate the mask but not too fond of lung cancer either.

    16.7 miles at 16.1 average speed. Just trying to exercise the legs and keeping them rolling! :D

    Looks the same as the last ride but spiders instead of beer ha ha! (Jerseys)

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  8. Germanrazor

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    Rode a quick almost 10 miler today for my lunch hour. Improved on a Strava Segment without even trying! How do you do that???? LOL
     
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    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Funny! Last night I was just trying to hold a pace and set 3 PR's. One at 21 something, 19, and 18 something average speed on segments I didn't even know were there ha ha!

    Not to mention probably the first time my moving time has matched my elapsed time. :D

    ONTARIO CRIT HILL SEGMENT......ZERO, 0, ZERO% GRADE HA HA!


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