Did You Ride Today?

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  1. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Been loving the night life. And doing 400 miles per month over the last year trying to keep in the saddle.

    Little weekend video. 45 on Sat and 31 with Gina on Sunday. Hot 91 degrees! :D



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    Good to see you are still kicking. Hot here also.
     
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    Saturday, 46 miles with my bud Joaquin. Average 17.5 mph. Not bad for a windy day and 90 degrees. Joaquin is exactly 100 pounds less than me, much shorter so it's hard to get a good draft. We take 1 mile turns at the front. He finished really strong today.

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    A solo 23 last night up San Dimas Cyn. Pretty creepy ride. Thought there would be more people but only saw 2 cars. Got up and out just before it got dark and sure glad I didn't have a flat. Creepy feeling thinking about a lion jumping on your back while making a repair. So glad it didn't get dark till I got back down to the bottom. The rest of the ride, the final 10 or so was in the darkness. Sure love riding in the night. So cool and refreshing. Haven't ridden up that canyon in 15 years. Not worth the descent. Broken up pavement, too many pot holes. Only 40 yards or so of smooth pavement. The rest was crud. :D

    Nice ride up though, see the road coming up from the left.

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    Only smooth section of the ride :D

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    Stop to take a selfie really quick. Plenty of high banks around and so trying to hurry before a lion jumps on my back and chews out my neckbone ha ha ha!

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    Little break at a park near the end of the ride. Cool little park but looking for a better stop. This one has a ton of roaches and bugs around the water fountain. Can't seem to get myself to refill here. Plus, the other park is about 3/4 through my ride and a very nice new water fountain set up. Very clean stainless steel system. Which would you rather drink ha ha ha!?

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    Another 23 solo miles last night. I saw the old group go by that I used to ride with. They were 30 minutes ahead on the start, about 15 of them. I got ready to go, stopped at a park midway to refill the bottles then almost caught them by the time I finished my ride, about a mile before their finish. I don't ride with them any longer as most will suck wheel the entire ride without sharing the load. Better off by myself. I saw that last night, again! :D

    My gator mask and beanie thingy sure got soaked on last night's ride. Usually not much sweat on night rides but it was warm last night. The daytime high was 96. Only 81 average but sure seemed warmer than that.

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    43 miles with my buddy Joaquin at 17.6 average speed.

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    Nice ride with Gina on Sunday. Took it easy because she had problems with the heat this week. Been freaking hot so I kept the pace down on the 31 miler.

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    Then last night, Tuesday, I did a solo evening ride. 21 miles. Ran across this road last week so thought I'd try it last night. This road is only 1/3 of a mile but has grades of 17,18, and 20 % tops to punish me in a fun kind of way ha ha ha! The average is only 10.7 % but that's enough. I survived and set a better speed than my skinny friend on strava so I'm good. :D

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    This was my face after the climb.

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