Did You Ride Today?

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Mr. Beanz, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. CAMPYBOB

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    They also have bears. Oh my.
     


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    They also have bears. Oh my.
     
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    They also have bears. Oh my.
     
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    The road goes on forever...

    The South side of the bridge is Berlin Lake. The North side is Lake Milton.

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    80 degrees and mostly sunny today with the wind a mild 6 MPH.

    Only had time between jobs for a short 17-mile sprint. Good workout and the legs felt great after yesterday's long ride. Just 500' of climbing on a fast course that will reward anyone that can lay the power down and keep it coming to the line.

    A fun workout!
     
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    First flat I have had in a while. Patched it got on with the ride. It gave my wife a chance to catch up with me. She rides one day a week with me or at the same time and does the trainer 1 day.
     
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    Almost a duplicate of yesterday...

    Morning rain and threatening afternoon sky. The wind was once again not a factor at only 5 MPH and climbing was again limited to 500' on a course I thought would be even flatter than yesterday's.

    Blew through the workout almost in TT mode. Bigger gears than I normally would run and the RPM's were still good. Must have felt better than I...felt! A fun ride with dark blue and gray clouds.

    Rain later tonight and 70% thunderstorms tomorrow. Weird weather pattern again this year. Last Summer was cool & wet. This Summer has been warm & wet for the most part.

    Oh well. Any dry weather beats Zwift.
     
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    Almost had a heart attack on todays 24 mile roller loop after work. I have only done this loop a couple times this year and not often over the last several years, because it was like dodging land mines. So when I get done with a little climb I take a left and get ready to beat the hell out of my wheels, and I find Pavement Paradise.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFmcJv96WSQ
     
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    Paving season just got underway here in Ohio. Contracts were set this past Winter and Spring, but budget funds just got released as usual. We'll have a few great roads until December when Winter, the snow plows and salt blast them right back to the same old shit they were in July.

    75 degrees, overcast with moderate to heavy afternoon rain and thunderstorms. Wind was 9 to 17 MPH. With the roads soaked and not drying in the humidity after the rain finally stopped, I hit the trainer for an hour and forty-six minutes on Zwift's Watopia. Did the Road To Ruins, the Volcano Circuit and the Volcano Flat Route.

    Started of fast and it only got faster. Some Japanese dude and I paced each other back up and out of the Jungle and when I hit Watopia again all Hell broke loose. Everyone wanted to race and it was on.

    Tried to keep it right below threshold and was doing good until the last 6 or 7 miles. Got with a fast bunch that i out drag raced up the first ramp out of the underwater tunnels and that established my cred. I managed to break up the bunch into a small break and we pushed off the front and went to the line with maybe five of us left. Picked up another fast group in what was going to be my warm down in the tunnel again. Pulled hard for 3 more miles and then it was time to punch out.

    Brutal speed workout for the track bike.
     
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    Morning light rain followed by early afternoon light rain. The wind was a light 8 MPH. Overcast all day with threatening dark clouds when I started off this afternoon.

    The roads dried as I repaired a piece of equipment and then headed out.

    Semi-fast recovery ride of only 14 miles with a light 425' of climbing. I could feel yesterday's Zwift session still in my legs.

    Got back to the truck and the sky looked even more dark blue, but nothing was dropping from the sky.
     
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    The usual...light morning rain. A gray day followed and the sky was constantly looking like heavy rain would fall. The wind was really light despite being reported at 3 to 9 MPH. I felt nothing more than 3 MPH at the most. The air was heavy, humid and still.

    I got 23 Miles in with 1150' of climbing. I started off at a steady tempo and wound it up after getting over the fist little climb.

    A fun ride! Lots of sweat in the humid air.

    An hour after I got home the rain hit. 10 minutes of steady, moderate rain! Crap...more mowing this weekend.
     
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    The usual...more morning rain and evil sky for most of the day. Wind at 8 to 9 MPH.

    Work followed by more work. Yay, Friday! Weed whacking, mowing, repair and replace bushings on the brush hog, etc. Finally got free for a quick 15 mile sprint. Good workout for as short as it was.

    Humidity still up there, so sweating was mandatory as the sun came out just in time to shove of and get a nice effort in.

    Only 400' of climbing on a run & gun flat course. No traffic on a Friday afternoon! Not gonna question that!
     
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    88 degrees, warm and sunny! A bit windy at 8 to 12 MPH, but that didn't matter. A perfect day! Let's ride!

    I had to work all day around the farm and had time for a quick 23-mile cruise. 625' of climbing on a gently rolling course. Cleaned the chain and greased the derailleur pulleys.
     
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    93 degrees and nice and hot today with the sun shining and the wind at 7 to 10 MPH.

    44 miles with 1350' of climbing on a flat course. Kept drinking, stayed hydrated and had fun running through the countryside.

    Found one nasty road. Seriously rough. Paris-Roubaix cobbles rough. Loosen your fillings rough. Fortunately, that only lasted for 1/2-mile or so.
     
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    We hit 93 degrees also and I went out for a tad over 45 miles with a little over 12 miles of climbing thrown in. The legs always feel better with the heat.
     
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    I like riding during rainy days. It's cool and gives you a sense of adventure. I don't why I'm attracted to rain. But I only go out before it starts to rain really hard. :)
     
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    Yes they do!
     
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    Meh. More work. Gonna be the death of us all!

    94 degrees with a brief afternoon shower. Then right back to wicked humidity and sunshine. The wind was at 10 to 12 MPH.

    Just time for a quick 12 miles of spinning and shaking the legs out. Nothing much going on and other than two Amish men out training trotters behind sulky's and there was only one or two cars pass me. No big efforts, just cruise control stuff.

    Rinse those helmets out with cold water and soap!
     
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