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7/31/19 2:18 P

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Looks like you had a great month! I still can't do hills gracefully, but it's getting better. If you round up, I made my 300 miles this month:

7-1-19 21.19
7-4-19 25.49
7-6-19 29.19
7-7-19 39.51
7-13-19 39.45
7-20-19 27.99
7-21-19 21.19
7-27-19 30.33
7-30-19 39.62
7-31-19 25.91

Total: 299.87


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7/14/19 6:19 A

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I stepped-up my training. I also rode in the Triple ByPass, which goes over three mountain passes with an advertised "over 10,000 feet of vertical climbing". My Garmin indicated that the "over 10,000 feet Vertical" was 15,691 feet of vertical.

Starting in Evergreen Colorado, the first pass in Juniper pass. Juniper Pass Summit is 11,020 ft. The next pass in Loveland at 11,990 ft. The final pass is Vail at 10,662 ft.

At these high elevations, the available oxygen level is 66% of that at sea level. I live at 6,000 feet so I am well acclimated.

Here is my mileage in July.

July 4th - 23.52 miles
July 6th - 30.77 miles
July 7th - 57.01 miles
July 9th - 30.57 miles
July 13th - 124.1 miles (Triple Bypass)
July 18th - 22.51 miles
July 19th - 22.47 miles
July 21st - 38.68 miles
July 23rd - 33.81 miles
July 27th - 25.15 miles

Total 406.58 miles



Edited by: SPEEDYDOG at: 7/30/2019 (09:26)
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7/10/19 9:54 P

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June was a pitsy month for me. I only managed 164 miles between afternoon thunderstorms and just not feeling it.

July has started out much better.
7-1 21.19
7-4 25.49
7-6 29.19
7-4 39.51

TOTAL 115.38

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7/9/19 11:31 P

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Thanks, Bruce.

You are so right about the humidity. I do have a camelback and fill it with ice and water. Also take 2 bike bottles. It is supposed to be in the upper 80s this weekend, but we also have a tropical storm on it's way, so there's that.

Enjoy your wonderful weather. When hubby retires we will be attempting to ride in all 50 states, but that is a ways off yet.

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7/8/19 11:45 P

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Hi Bev,

You live where there is a lot of humidity. Normal humidity in Central Alabama this time of yes is over 80%. That means that 94 degrees F feels like 135 degrees F! That level of heat and humidity is considered in the "Danger Zone"!

I live in Colorado that typically has less that 20% humidity. In the rare case that the temperature gets above 90 degrees F, It feels like 90 degrees!

I can go riding my bike any time regardless of temperature. The trick is to keep hydrated, Since the dry air draws moisture from the lungs. I wear a big hydration pack for long rides and take big frame mounted bottles filled with cold sport drink.

However, I can ride a long ways on the hottest Colorado days because of low humidity.

The reason a cyclist loses a lot of moisture through the lungs is the high altitude of Colorado requires a high respiration rate to get enough oxygen to the muscles.

I have seen others, and I have endured, the terrible cramping that comes from a high respiration rate in the desert humidity of Colorado without proper hydration.

However, there is no way to cycle in the felt temperature of 135 degrees Alabama. Your body can overheat.

Take care, Bruce

"No one has ever drowned in sweat."
Lou Holtz

"The strongest have their moments of fatigue."
Friedrich Nietzsche

"It ain't bragging if you can do it."
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7/8/19 10:19 P

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In central Alabama we are staying in the mid 90's. Way to hot for me to be riding, so looks like it will be the kayak for me for a while.

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7/7/19 8:31 A

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Happy days are here again! Well, at least in Colorado, which is in the Northern Hemisphere. Today was a blistering 72 degrees! After a hard winter of sub-zero temperatures 72 degrees is total bliss!

What is everyone goals?

Please post your goals and progress in this forum!


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"The strongest have their moments of fatigue."
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