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Old Yesterday, 01:49 PM   #13581
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Rarely do I feel as accomplished as this ride made me feel.
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A 2.5 mile climb section of my thirty mile ride. Averaged 10.4 mph on the climb kept my heart rate bellow 170 at 162 while still pushing 162 watts. Really pleased about this
Should mention it is mtb not road. On the road these would be sad numbers on the mtb they be happy numbers



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Old Yesterday, 01:59 PM   #13582
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I rode 125 miles in the rain on Saturday to complete our NJ Rando's season opener brevet (Batsto 200K). This route was supposed to be easy to get our winter legs ready for long distance riding again. However, I have to say Saturday's ride was one of the tougher brevets I have done up to now for reason unrelated to the distance.

The weather forecast for rain was 90% in south Jersey where the ride was to take place but we were hoping they would be wrong as is often the case. No such luck! The rain arrived even earlier than predicted and we were rained on before noon instead of near the end of the ride (around 4-5pm). The misery factor was pretty high for everyone that did the ride that day. It's one thing to get rain on in the Summer when the temperature is much warmer but when it's 48* to 52*, it's no picnic. But, as randonneurs, we have to get used to dealing with bad weather on these self-supported endurance rides which can range from a short distance of 200K to as long as 1200K. So we all toughed it out and completed the ride for some well-earned food and beer at the Lower Bank Tavern, whose owner and host of the brevet Bill, is also die-hard randonneur himself.

When I got home that night, my wife asked me if Randonneur isn't another french word for crazy cyclist.
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Jumped on our Tuesday/Thursday shop ride but elected to go with the earlier "b" group. It was just as fast as the A group last week with fewer people and fewer odds of ending up in a crash. In fact there was a big crash in the A group last Tuesday with some guy being way too aggressive. I don't need that. Anyways, today was a little different as it was a little too slow for my liking so I spent most of the time on the front to get the legs a good workout. Ended up riding 21 miles. I need an A- ride without the idiots showing up who treat it like a crit with a podium spot waiting on them.
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Having posterior knee pain yesterday and I didn't even ride. This morning it was still lingering around but not as bad as it was yesterday. Rode a 41 mile solo ride in some really brutal wind this morning. Good thing the knee kept me from trying to go fast because the wind would have ended that idea in a hurry.
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My friend Thea and I did the Monday night club ride, 13 miles. I debated whether to wear my vest and tights and I'm glad I did as the wind picked up near the end of the ride and cooled things down quite a bit.
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I rode 125 miles in the rain on Saturday to complete our NJ Rando's season opener brevet (Batsto 200K). This route was supposed to be easy to get our winter legs ready for long distance riding again. However, I have to say Saturday's ride was one of the tougher brevets I have done up to now for reason unrelated to the distance.

The weather forecast for rain was 90% in south Jersey where the ride was to take place but we were hoping they would be wrong as is often the case. No such luck! The rain arrived even earlier than predicted and we were rained on before noon instead of near the end of the ride (around 4-5pm). The misery factor was pretty high for everyone that did the ride that day. It's one thing to get rain on in the Summer when the temperature is much warmer but when it's 48* to 52*, it's no picnic. But, as randonneurs, we have to get used to dealing with bad weather on these self-supported endurance rides which can range from a short distance of 200K to as long as 1200K. So we all toughed it out and completed the ride for some well-earned food and beer at the Lower Bank Tavern, whose owner and host of the brevet Bill, is also die-hard randonneur himself.

When I got home that night, my wife asked me if Randonneur isn't another french word for crazy cyclist.

Yep, a definite #9!! Sweet!!!
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Did 35 miles early this morning with a buddy of mine. Should have done a longer warm-up as my legs felt like crap early on and then I felt much stronger later in the ride.

Looks like we have a bunch of storms in the forecast for the next several days. Hopefully they are wrong and we can get some riding in.
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Looked at the Weather Channel app before heading out for my ride this morning. It showed 3-4 mph winds with 6-7 mph gusts until around noon. A sudden joy came upon me that I couldn't explain. Got out to the park and immediately began wondering "what kind of drugs are these guys on?" The flag at the ranger station was flying straight out. Good thing my buddies Frank and Steve were also riding today as we got a chance to switch pulls during the 40 mile ride. Even at that, it wasn't pretty.


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