Sort of virtual classic bicycle 31 day race

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So, looks like we’re running out of days here for others to take the challenge!!!

I’m not grinding like I was, but still grinding.

-with the shorter days and daylight savings, I’m pushed to do my weekday rides in the dark. (And cold)

here’s tonight’s ride on the west shore trail (the back side of Onondaga Lake)

the front side has an exhibition going on, Lights on the Lake, which is basically a 2 1/2 mile drive through Christmas lights. You can see the stretch in the background.

Due to the exhibit, the front side is closed to exercisers like me, and only open for paying cars only. I had to take roads to the backside lake trail.
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So, looks like we’re running out of days here for others to take the challenge!!!

I’m not grinding like I was, but still grinding.

-with the shorter days and daylight savings, I’m pushed to do my weekday rides in the dark. (And cold)

here’s tonight’s ride on the west shore trail (the back side of Onondaga Lake)

the front side has an exhibition going on, Lights on the Lake, which is basically a 2 1/2 mile drive through Christmas lights. You can see the stretch in the background.

Due to the exhibit, the front side is closed to exercisers like me, and only open for paying cars only. I had to take roads to the backside lake trail.
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Going to be over 50 tom. I'll be out riding for sure!
 
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Got stuffed tonight. Haven't eaten pie in a year. Felt my blood sugar rise. Had to ride it off. +15mi

Takin' a leak by ramp-rock. Gotta hit it just right or else.
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We get reach low 30mph in a line here.
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Full moon.
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Heading back.
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The Mandalorian E4...

Haven't had a York Peppermint Patty in over 30 years. Like eating toothpaste:confused:

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Got stuffed tonight. Haven't eaten pie in a year. Felt my blood sugar rise. Had to ride it off. +15mi

Takin' a leak by ramp-rock. Gotta hit it just right or else.View attachment 144840

We get reach low 30mph in a line here. View attachment 144843

Full moon.
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Heading back.
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The Mandalorian E4...

Haven't had a York Peppermint Patty in over 30 years. Like eating toothpaste:confused:

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Great action pic’ on the trail!
 
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I’m glad people are putting on miles, now that the weather is cooler. It’s been warm here, lowest 11 f at night but it has mostly been in the 20s to 40 f so there is very little snow. Just enough so the cars have packed the gravel roads to semi ice. I’ve been riding my old Specialized mountain bike with studs. I rode four miles with my first bigger climbs since my knee replacement today. My new knee felt great, the other one no so. Keep on piling up the miles and having fun doing it.
 
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What were your proudest days? Mine was 56 miles in 4:07:48 on day 27 with a single speed. I pissed away the first 5mi admiring scenery. When a fast rider past me I matched his speed for about 12 miles. Carbed up the night before along with a high protein breakfast, had plenty left when he split. Typically I stop at the 16mi mark but pushed on until the 28mi turn around. By then I was out of water. Wasted little time and charged to the nearest service station 7mi away while staying ahead of two fairly quick riders most of the time. Fueled up for about 5min and proceeded to tackle the climb back. Still feeling energized I met up with a rider who was going all the way. We switched places a few. I continued to stay low on the bars and kept pedaling nonstop. Having a comfortable seat sure helped. Conditions had to have been ideal. That's going to be a heck of a time for me to beat.
Mine was the 102 mile ride that I finished in freezing rain. The plan was for 123 miles on a single speed but I had to go back and get a multi speed bike after 31 miles. It started to get dark and rain so I could only do the 100. Next time I try this I’m starting early in the dark and pick a nicer day, calm, cool and dry.
 
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I rode four miles with my first bigger climbs since my knee replacement today. My new knee felt great, the other one no so. Keep on piling up the miles and having fun doing it.
Glad the replacement worked out:113: Start over again.

Snow too deep & powder. Only one out making tracks. E-bikes:chicken: +0.5mi, felt like 5.
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End of the line.

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Riding over shoveled snow.
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Glad the replacement worked out:113: Start over again.

Snow too deep & powder. Only one out making tracks. E-bikes:chicken: +0.5mi, felt like 5.
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Wow, that will mess up riding. I’m just back from eight mile ride. Last year at this time we had already gotten over seven feet of snow. Now we have basically a dusting. It’s warm enough that I don’t need a jacket, bar hand shields with hot packs or face shield to ride. Today it looks like this. I like it.
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Wow, that will mess up riding. I’m just back from eight mile ride. Last year at this time we had already gotten over seven feet of snow. Now we have basically a dusting. It’s warm enough that I don’t need a jacket, bar hand shields with hot packs or face shield to ride. Today it looks like this. I like it.
Yeah, trail riding is on hold until it melts or rains... Get a nice crust going. Not even the dog walkers are out:13:
 
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+4mi:blush: felt like a lot more. Took just as long to get down as up. Fun though:happy: Still no riders, just ski tracks.
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I wish I had seen this sooner. Between xmas and new years I think I did over 200 miles on different bikes, the newest being my Article One prototype made in 2010, so I guess that does not count as vintage, but it is steel! (see pic) E
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asily did near 10k of climbing on the total of those jaunts. I don't record mileage though, others do and I just go "ok, that is why I'm so sore". I love the idea, we all need things to motivate us to ride more. :) Some pics from going to Santa Barbara, we did a 11 mile fire road and then went down some blown out single track that was pass/fail near all the way down.
 
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I wish I had seen this sooner. Between xmas and new years I think I did over 200 miles on different bikes, the newest being my Article One prototype made in 2010, so I guess that does not count as vintage, but it is steel! (see pic) EView attachment 148351View attachment 148352View attachment 148353View attachment 148354View attachment 148355View attachment 148356asily did near 10k of climbing on the total of those jaunts. I don't record mileage though, others do and I just go "ok, that is why I'm so sore". I love the idea, we all need things to motivate us to ride more. :) Some pics from going to Santa Barbara, we did a 11 mile fire road and then went down some blown out single track that was pass/fail near all the way down.
I would count this bike as vintage, not any real difference as far as making it modern. Today I rode 12 miles on my home groomed trails. I use a 4 wheeler and sometimes drag an old wheel and tire. We only have 5 inches of snow this year and it’s been warm. Thirty at night and 33 in the day so the trail is hard. I stopped today on a gravel stretch and it was so slippery I could hardly stand. Tomorrow I’ll use studs. Here is what it usually looks like this time of year. My single speed slush bike made from a Walmart Kent thruster. It’s only used for a few weeks during spring salt break up. I wish I had winter riding like you guys.
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