Did You Ride Today?

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

  1. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Just a 12-mile easy cruise to shake yesterday out of my legs and relax for a long ride tomorrow...if the weather holds through the morning into early afternoon. I'll stuff the jersey full and see if I can do a little more climbing, a little faster tempo across the flats and maybe look up an old Harley riding buddy I haven't seen in 40 years.

    We have a high of 75 degrees on tap for tomorrow, cloudy sky and the winds will be light and favorable for the general route I have planned. With luck, traffic will be light and the touristas will be away waiting on warmer, sunnier weekends.
     


  2. Weatherby

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    Haven't ridden in a couple days as been busy traveling to Oregon and building my bike and that sort of stuff. Record temps over the next couple days. I'm going nocturnal. Going to pinch off a big, big one tomorrow and into Sunday. Maybe 400 if the old bones hold up. Or I stop and sleep out the heat. 103f is too much for me especially 10-15 mph headwind. Like riiding into Dante's Inferno.
     
  3. zipp2001

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    Stay safe out their Weatherby take in lots of fluids.
     
  4. Uawadall

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    Haven't ridden since Tuesday. Think I may do a solo effort instead of doing the usual bike club route in the morning.
     
  5. Uawadall

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    Did a B+ ride today, 39.8 miles/18.5 mph pace/1680 ft of climbing. Dammit, my weaknesses are still out in the open for the world to see!I still can't keep a steady pace or hold a wheel. I slow and charge, just like on interval days. The more experience riders gave me advice throughout and at the end of the ride.I had to sprint hard a few times to not fall of the back, but I didn't get dropped. I also have heard variations of this line by at least 20 people so far in my 1 year as a cyclist. "You have the speed to be an A level rider, but you have to work on your group riding skills and pacing".

    I have some homework to do, I must study hard on this pace lining stuff and get a garmin to analyze my data during rides. I will work on these weakness and maybe one day become a good rider. Until then, I will be a feral rider,lol...
     
  6. Jcycle

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    Nope. To damn hot for me today. I might hit the stationary though. When it gets anywhere around 90 outside I just can't do it anymore.
     
  7. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    103.1 miles, 5550' of climbing, 15.1 MPH avg. Yeah, a vertical mile Century. It's no Golden Triangle or Columbus Fall Challenge, but I will count this one among the hilly rides.

    It was only just 'warm' at 82 degrees, but the humidity was really high. It drizzled. It sprinkled. It spit rain. It hung in the air. It did everything except actually rain. I never got wet. The roads never got wet. But I was soaked with sweat. EVERYTHING went right in the wash.

    I hit a lot of steep climbs. Nothing all that long, just really steep. I saw 13% a lot. I saw 14% a few times. And I saw 15% a couple times. From mile 65 to mile 85 it was nothing but climbing.

    It was a fun ride, but the hills sure drag the average speed down and drive the time in the saddle up. I'm not complaining, but I need more speed work right now. The Boy Wonder went out with Cat. 2 Dude for 3 hours this morning. I got the invite, but with the weather being all stupid and rain hanging all over the radar I decided to roll solo and be ready to abandon if it socked in. I should have ridden with them now that the day is behind me!
     
  8. cycle93

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    I like to visit this thread from time to time and read your daily stories.
    And actually saying that sadly I did not rode today. But hey, I was busy and there is always tomorrow, right?
     
  9. jhuskey

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    Hot, sweaty, hot . Did I mention humid. That about sums it up.
     
  10. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    At 7:15 PM it just started to kinda sorta rain here. I'll sleep like a brick tonight.
     
  11. Uawadall

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    40 minutes on the rollers, a rainy day. I don't use the rollers too often, but am now fully comfortable using them...With 2 hands of course,lol..
     
  12. zipp2001

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    Rain all day today, and the Bikes-Not-Bombs ride I signed up to do was canceled until the 19th. So went to the bike cave and cleaned a few bikes, and put my climbing wheels on my road bike. Will be doing some thigh burners this week for my after work rides. I did a video and submitted to the GCN Show for there show intro. I sure hope they like color.
     
  13. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    It's like Jackson Pollock on acid!

    It was raining this morning so the wife and I headed out. Once back I decided to get a jump on the yard...the wind and sun that followed the rain had the grass nice and dry.

    I was at it about a half-hour and, you guessed it, I got drowned by a second monsoon front that came through about 4 PM. So much for my plans for a fast hour of mowing and a quick sprint around the neighborhood.

    No sweat. I ate a salad and by the time I was done the sun was back out and the wind machine was going a steady 15 MPH...dry grass just the quick.

    The wind turned me into a human salad with all the grass plastered on me and the garden tractor. The tractor was a bitch to clean up half-assed...the wife will use it again tomorrow anyway. I greased it, checked the oil, gassed it up and pulled it back inside for the night.

    Tomorrow, 81 degrees and partly cloudy. We ride!
     
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  14. Jcycle

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    Yeah, it got to 95, no way. I was dying just walking and chasing after my kids at the park today. I need cooler weather to ride.
     
  15. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Just a quick 12-miles cruise waiting for the light rain to turn into a wall of water. I finished dry, again. Just a couple hundred feet of climbing on a short, flat out & back with thunder rolling in the distance and a rainbow visible off to the South.

    Weather alerts all over the area...I ain't skerred.
     
  16. Uawadall

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    the 18.2 mile route/17.8 mph/840+ ft. A mid intensity ride after work.
     
  17. Acheno84

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    I've been slacking today and have not gone out. It's been raining like crazy due to the Tropical Storm Colin and our roads are flooded. Looks like I'll have to play the Wii and do my biking through the games lol
     
  18. CAMPYBOB

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    22 miles with 750' of climbing in cool 66 degree temperature under overcast sky again. Just a little work on spinning it out as sporadic rain drops landed on me.
     
  19. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like Mr. Beanz burned out on da internet.

    http://mrbeanzandhisbikerides.blogspot.com/

    "I'm real tired of the perfect virtual world. Nobody does anything wrong, no racist people, and everybody is perfect. I need the real world cause I know it's reality! I can ride with 10 people and 9 will say they hate something or somebody. Racist or not, it's real. I'm just so sick of the perfect virtual world. I need to talk to somebody who hates something or somebody ha ha! On the forums one can be a black homosexual transsexual and you pretty much have to tell them you think they are the bomb or you're labeled as a racist pig. Just not the real world, I need the real world!"

    Hey! I'm a racist! And I hate a whole bunch of stuff! I'm an equal opportunity bigot!

    Well, best of luck to him. I liked Mr. B. in spite of all my prejudices, righteous spleen and contempt for what passes for humanity.
     
  20. zipp2001

    zipp2001 Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'll have to stay in touch with Mr. Beanz through his blog. I love his videos and am always jealous of his great weather, and bathing beauties he shares once and a while with us.

    Hey I'm old school and don't care who I offend, I am no way politically correct and ain't about to change.
     
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