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First century of the year

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Last Saturday was the MS 150 on Virginia's Eastern Shore. I showed up to the start later than I had wanted to. My team mates had left at 7AM and I didn't get on the road until 7:25. The team captain is a very social sort and like to chat people up at the rest stops. I knew if I could get in and out of the rest stops quickly, I could make up the time and catch up to my team. I finally caught them at the third rest stop, which doubles as the lunch area. I grabbed a quick lunch and we were on the road again. I felt great to riding with the team. I used to ride with these guys nearly everyday at my last job. It had been nearly ten months since changing jobs and those lunch time rides. We all took turns pulling and the pace was soon hovering around 19 mph. That's pretty quick for our group. When we got to the finish line, I asked if any of them felt up to heading back out for the century. We had just completed 75 miles and having no takers, I set out myself. Another 25 mile loop and I had my first century for the year. On Sunday, we rode as a team for the full 75 miles. I skipped the century the second day. The mind was willing, but the legs just didn't have it.

177 miles for the weekend, riding fast with my team mates, and raising a lot of money to fight Multiple Sclerosis. I'd say I had a really great weekend.

  
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BILL60 6/10/2012 9:50AM

    Super ride!! Well done. So, when's the next century??

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Night time rides

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I really love a good hard night time ride. I get to use my Monkeylectric wheel lights. There is little or no traffic to contend with. ...and I don't have to bother with sunscreen.

  
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BILL60 5/27/2012 8:46AM

    Do it, my man. I do night riding some times, but miss the seeing the scenery. Enjoy.

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Short break

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Took a short break this last weekend. Got to go to visit my youngest grandson for his first birthday. We had a grand time.

  
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MAMMAW497 5/23/2012 12:06PM

    Right Bill....we don't do no stinkin' short breaks.

Hope you had a good time with that grandbaby. they're the greatest joy. :-)

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MAMMAW497 5/23/2012 12:06PM

    Right Bill....we don't do no stinkin' short breaks.

Hope you had a good time with that grandbaby. they're the greatest joy. :-)

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BILL60 5/23/2012 8:16AM

    Short break??? What do you mean short break?? We don't take short brakes. LOL

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Race with Nature

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wow! What a way to get my intervals in. I am watching the weather radar on my computer at work. A storm has just passed over head and I have a small window of time before the next wave rolls through. I head out riding hard as ever. I had a good hard ride in to work and another at lunch time, so the legs aren't exactly fresh. It starts to rain, but the lightning and thunder are a little ways off. I seem to be riding along the edge of the storm. First it's raining and then it's not. I am hammering the whole way home and get into the garage with the trucker just before the sky opens up. I won this race with nature. I wonder how I will fare next time?

  
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KAYZAKCX 5/16/2012 9:29AM

    Nothing like the approach of a super cell to make you dig deep and go a little faster.

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DDOORN 5/16/2012 8:24AM

    Cool inspiration! Sure would fire ME up...! :-)

Don

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NYKIMMIE 5/16/2012 8:05AM

    good ride emoticon

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TOOTHFUL99 5/16/2012 8:01AM

    These are the rides that stick out in our minds! What a fun time!!

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BILL60 5/16/2012 7:34AM

    HOOAAA!!

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Extending the daily ride

Friday, May 11, 2012

I have been getting 17-20 miles per day during my commutes. This week I took the bike out at lunch time for an extra 12-15 miles, 3 different times. I am trying to push my total monthly distance to a new level. If I can get 12 miles extra per day twice per week, I can add another 100 miles for the month. I'm thinking of doing core on MWF at lunch and the ride on Tuesday and Thursday.

  
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DDOORN 5/14/2012 9:40AM

    Nice job picking up extra miles! Sometimes I take "the long way home" and rack up a few more miles.

Don

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MAMMAW497 5/12/2012 11:02AM

    Good Going! Every little bit helps.
Congrarulations too, on being a bike commuter!
mammaw

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