Did you ride today?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by John_V, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. John_V

    John_V Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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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.

    I'll start:

    34 miles today. Good temps and humidity and a very crowded, but still flooded, MUP.
     
  2. omnivox42

    omnivox42 New Member Tavern Member

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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.
     

  3. omnivox42

    omnivox42 New Member Tavern Member

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    Inflatable pontoon bike. We can share the profits? What you say?
     
  4. John_V

    John_V Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    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
     
  5. lmiles64

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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.
     
  6. newleaf150

    newleaf150 Deranged Touring Cyclist Tavern Member

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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 :mad:
     
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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.
     
  9. omnivox42

    omnivox42 New Member Tavern Member

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    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
     
  11. harleygold

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    i did ride today. Not far, but rode to the local Subway for breakfast and back. About 6 miles.
     
  12. Dos_Ruedas

    Dos_Ruedas Well-Known Member

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    Good thread idea "V.". ;)

    No ride for me.
    My road bike is still at the Dr's.
    A long night and early morning of work kept me in bed, instead of on the MTB for a few miles.
     
  13. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    To late, been done already :) Not so inflatable tho..
     

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    omnivox42 New Member Tavern Member

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    See push a button or pull a tab and they come out of canisters on the side of.the bike. Then you stuff them back in when done. May need to figure out rear spokes so they add propulsion.
     
  15. omnivox42

    omnivox42 New Member Tavern Member

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    May be another rest day. Or jump in a pool first. The humidity is always a killah here too.
     
  16. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    Oh, I'm sure. You are quick I posted this in the wrong forum...still working on a cup o coffee to help open my eyes this morning.
     
  17. John_V

    John_V Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    I wasn't going to ride this morning and swap it with Tuesday as the no-ride day of the week. Wife wanted to go riding, so off we went. MUP was pretty crowded with this being a three day weekend for lots of people and the water had receded to make it passable. I got in a nice 31 mile ride, but my times sucked; 2:02:18. Too much slowing down for the runners and skaters. I love this place on the weekdays when I pretty much have it all to myself.
     
  18. John_V

    John_V Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    I have to get me one of these for the MUP. Our hurricane and rainy season isn't over until November.
     
  19. John_V

    John_V Well-Known Member Tavern Member

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    No ride today. Taking the wife to the airport for an unscheduled trip to Illinois to see her father, who is not doing too well. I might get a ride in this afternoon if it's not too hot out.
     
  20. omnivox42

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    Got in 17 miles. Took a different route that took me to Dussen park then the lake. Got a nice panorama shot of it. One of my fastest if not the fastest solo speed average of 18.3 MPH. The heat, humidity, and wind were not that bad.

    Each time I try to upload the pic it ceashest, nay be too large.