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Old 10-11-2012, 04:02 PM   #651
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6 miles to work, fetched a package on the way home.
Estimating that total is thus around 20 miles for me today.

which sums up to:

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Old 10-14-2012, 11:15 AM   #652
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50 miles, nice crisp fall morning.

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Old 10-18-2012, 01:00 AM   #653
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2x2x6, including one at 2C, which is right around the lower limit, and yesterday's ride home in a good wind, trying to push me over in a new way every few meters...

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Old 10-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #654
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And 12 more.

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Old 10-20-2012, 10:29 AM   #655
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Claiming on the second post?
Next weekend, aiming for a trip through the chartreuse, taking aim for the col de coq, via col de vence and col de porte. Only about 60 km round trip, but 1900m of climb.

Just returned from this.
The climb to the col de coq is only around 750 meters of climb (from the direction I came - other side is about 1.2km).
Subjectively, this was worse than climbing alpe d'huez, because I already had close to 1.2km of climb in my legs, and because the road is...brutal.
Road conditions are quite bad, but that's not the main issue. The issue is, that the climb consists of intervals of extremely brutal steepness (pretty sure there were a few bits > 10%) with others with less steepness (around 8%) and one or two close to flat bits, as well as a mid-climb descent.

Now generally, you'd think that mid-climb descent allows you to relax a little, but it's really short, highly technical due to the road conditions, and the climb off its backside is just more of that brutal steepness.

I was coping relatively well muscle wise, but was running into dizziness, as my cardiovascular system was running pretty much at full military thrust. for close to 2:30h. Averaged about 8mph over that time.
Now time for a shower and some carbs....

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:52 PM   #656
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Finally got my lazy ass back on the bike. 22 miles today.

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Old 10-22-2012, 05:35 AM   #657
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Finally got a Garmin ...

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:52 PM   #658
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37 miles today. At around 20 miles, I noticed a strange click in the drive train every 3 revolutions of the crank or so. When I got home, I found out that one of the link on the chain was partially popped loose! Was able pop the pin back in. Thank goodness the chain didn't come apart.

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Old 10-22-2012, 05:58 PM   #659
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Yikes. I'd pop a new chain on ASAP. Chain is one of those "need to trust" items. Chain ripping on a climb or during a sprint is one of those nightmare situations. IF then also gets in your wheels, you're pretty much roadkill. Very scary.

Got a clicking crank case myself, shop said it's within parameters and not a sign of impending doom, so I'll just hope they know what they do, and they'll give it a good looking when I hand them the bike for the inter-season check-up.
Also, look at that height profile
http://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=mbftbhovyynqzbui
The last mile of that climb is an average 12%. No wonder I was crawling up there
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:02 PM   #660
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Yea, I'll pop down to the LBS tomorrow and pick up a new chain. Guess I'll make a key chain from the old one.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:28 AM   #661
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #662
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i do not often venture in here, but need to start.

8 miles today, very windy and about 40 degrees. climbed from ~6200 to ~7300 feet, and then back down. ~ 250 miles in the dirt this summer. I will post a few pictures when they get uploaded.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:05 PM   #663
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Went up the LA coast line this morning and back for 42 miles. This is the farthest I've ridden, ever! I had to stop because the bike trail ended... The weather was so bad in the southbay this morning, but as soon as I past santa monica, everything cleared up! Fricking freezing with the heavy fog along the coast line though.

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Old 11-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #664
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26 mile loop today. The chain stayed on the big ring the whole time, didn't touch the left shifter. Instead of spinning up hills, I got my a$$ out of the saddle. Sur la Plaque!

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[Edit]Oh yeah, meaningless without gearing. I run a 50x34 crank with a 11-25 cassette[/Edit]
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #665
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12 miles today in the Mountians. Hiked about 14 on Friday through the snow above 10k. My legs need a rest!

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:43 PM   #666
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Haven't been on a bike in about 2 months... finally got back to it. Turned in around 10 miles to try and get back in the swing of things.

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:59 PM   #667
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:03 PM   #668
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Bridge out on my 50 mile loop, had to cut it down to 42. Beautiful fall day.

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:49 PM   #669
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22mi cruise ...

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #670
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Put in twelve miles at an aggressive pace (for me). Trying to get back in to longer rides while not sacrificing pace. Taking some time off and a lousy work schedule have certainly taken a toll on me...

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Old 11-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #672
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10 today, very muddy and some ice patches in the drainage's.

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #673
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27 miles in the cold. Still can't feel my toes.

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:40 PM   #674
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My workplace moved to a new location, so I've been busy, but I'll try to post my rides again. I commuted all this week by bike (now a 7-mile round-trip) so I'll throw in 5 x 7 = 35 miles for this week.

Now that the business move is done, I'm hoping to ratchet up my riding program again with some good hill climbing and ~15-30mi commuting routes. Got the studded tires on, good lights, and tons of reflective stuff.

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50 miles. Nice warm day. Saw 2 dead dogs on the side of the road, both had collars. That pisses me off. I ride in a rural area and the folks around here let their dogs run loose. I get chased at least three or four times per ride. Now that not too bad for me because it's like doing sprint intervals, but then these poor dogs get run over by cars. The dog owners need to be smacked. [/rant]

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