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Old 09-01-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Did you ride today?

Now that the National Bike Challenge is over, I thought I would start a thread to encourage people to continue to ride as much as they did while doing the NBC and show their results.

I'll start:

34 miles today. Good temps and humidity and a very crowded, but still flooded, MUP.



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Old 09-01-2012, 03:17 PM   #2
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Great idea John aka The V. Yeah I made that up right now, super witty I am.

I was wondering where to report after the challenge.

Well today I was a voxic bike master. It may be due to the gym training or to the planet's alignment but it was my strongest ride to date. 37 miles of pure joy. Speed was there anywhere I wanted it. I was mostly pulling as the legs were just there. Did some sprints to close gaps and killed the two big hills with speeds in the mid 20s. I never swallowed wasps, the air was there. I am really proud of myself.

Thanks to all for the encouragent and the voxiness.

Oh dogs need to be locked up. A dude riding with us ate gravel when a dog ran out on the attack. He was ok, no road rash.



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Now that the National Bike Challenge is over, I thought I would start a thread to encourage people to continue to ride as much as they did while doing the NBC and show their results.

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34 miles today. Good temps and humidity and a very crowded, but still flooded, MUP.
Inflatable pontoon bike. We can share the profits? What you say?
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Old 09-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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Inflatable pontoon bike. We can share the profits? What you say?
Works for me! I was surprised to see how many people were riding through the brackish water that is over the bottom bracket rather than turn around and go back. Even though it's a one-way path, the rangers have allowed bike traffic to go both ways while the path is under water. I guess people just love cleaning and greasing bearings and chains after each ride. Not me!l
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Yep. Rode into work this morning (21 miles) in 48 degree weather. We're to hit the 70s today but damn, to wear fall clothing already.... Lol. It was clear and the sun was making its way up and the moon was awesome to look at, as was Mt Rainier in the early morning light. I have another 23 miles to do to get back home.

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Nope. I pushed too hard a bit too early toward the end of the Challenge and kinda burnt myself out. I lost a lot of mileage potential right at the end as a a result, and what I got hurt a lot more than it should have. I'm off the bike for at least today, maybe tomorrow, too

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50 miles while still trying to shake off the flu. Got 50 hard ones staring at me next weekend so have to get some miles under me.

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5 with wife & kids around the regional recreation park. Good 40 minute ride.

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Nope. I pushed too hard a bit too early toward the end of the Challenge and kinda burnt myself out. I lost a lot of mileage potential right at the end as a a result, and what I got hurt a lot more than it should have. I'm off the bike for at least today, maybe tomorrow, too
No shame in resting.
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Been raining here most of the day. Remnants from Isaac, calling for rain rest of the day,tomorrow and Monday



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