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capybaras
04-01-2010, 05:32 PM
Do tell! :banana:

Ralph
04-01-2010, 05:45 PM
I did. But I live in Central Florida, and we ride almost every day. If you don't like our hilly terrain in North Central Florida, where the racers train, then we have about 200 miles of 14' wide trails to use during busy traffic times....I can hop on one just down the street from me. Life is good.

Rueda Tropical
04-01-2010, 05:47 PM
2 hours pre dawn 62 deg in Miami

GregL
04-01-2010, 05:49 PM
Lunch hour ride with my wife and a good friend/co-worker. As beautiful a day as anyone could ask for in CNY. Little or no wind, blue sky, temps around 60 at the start. It felt great to open up the legs and hammer! First day out on the "good" bike as the recent rains have washed away the winter salt. Next few days look even better!

- Greg

tuscanyswe
04-01-2010, 05:50 PM
Does 45 min count?

Had a very nice ride today. First sunshine ride of the year. I remebered why i love to ride. A good day! Bike was fabulous but the body reminded me what a slacker ive been this winter!

climbgdh
04-01-2010, 06:04 PM
15km on way to work...... and will take the long way home..... 30km. Same everyday. Rain or shine. Today looks like ride home will be in the rain... :crap:

chuckroast
04-01-2010, 06:58 PM
I did I did. Fourth day in a row. It's prematurely warm here in KC, in the 80's no less so you gotta go, no excuses.

Kind of windy though but it just makes us stronger no?

AngryScientist
04-01-2010, 07:02 PM
here here!

took the bike to work today. absolutely ideal riding weather today, mid 60's, low humidity. i definitely took the long way home.

thwart
04-01-2010, 07:11 PM
Forty miles in a 15-25 mph wind... and 82 degrees.

Is it Mother Nature's April Fool? Snow next week... ?

93legendti
04-01-2010, 07:43 PM
2:30 in 79 degrees. Short of a flat or crash, everything that could go wrong did, BUT, it was a glorious ride. :)

gearguywb
04-01-2010, 07:49 PM
1:45 on the mountain bike this evening. Absolutely beautiful evening!

jmeloy
04-01-2010, 08:36 PM
I did I did. Fourth day in a row. It's prematurely warm here in KC, in the 80's no less so you gotta go, no excuses.

Kind of windy though but it just makes us stronger no?
Got out for an hour after work. For the record, gusts of over 30 mph. Going south was tough but coming back was sweet!

regularguy412
04-01-2010, 08:37 PM
4 days in a row outside. Temp on today's ride was 80. Sunny. Blustery South wind 15-20 mph. Loved it.

Storms on Saturday, they say. Hopefully Sunday will be good.

Mike in AR:beer:

ahumblecycler
04-01-2010, 08:42 PM
43 miles with 35mph wind from south ... going north is even challenging as I never get a true tail wind.

Dekonick
04-01-2010, 08:53 PM
30 miles today. Have pics... just need to figure how to re-size them for here...

Beautiful day with gentle breeze. Painted Easter eggs with the kids... worked out at the gym... mowed the lawn.... hmm.... put 'wet 'n forget' down on deck and siding... rode bike for 2 hours and just noodled, minus the ever present regular climbs in the area. Oh... then roasted marsh mellows over the fire pit with the kids. All in all a fantastic day!

Hope to ride tomorrow with Rugby... Paul answer your phone! You are getting as bad as me!

Sandy... come out wherever you are... time to dust off the Serotta!

rugbysecondrow
04-01-2010, 08:58 PM
Hope to ride tomorrow with Rugby... Paul answer your phone! You are getting as bad as me!

Sandy... come out wherever you are... time to dust off the Serotta!

No ride, but spent the afternoon at the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC with the family.

As always, I am down for a ride tomorrow.

srenda
04-01-2010, 09:27 PM
Got in 15 miles inside the park after work. Beautiful night.

Jack Brunk
04-01-2010, 09:31 PM
Took the Parlee on a 75 min lactate threshold workout using my new PED device. Great workout.

wasfast
04-01-2010, 09:55 PM
LT intervals on the TT bike. Weather was pretty nice after 5 days of rain and cooler temps. Rain for the next 4 days unfortunately.

Keith A
04-01-2010, 10:02 PM
10 miles commute to work by bike
25 miles tempo ride after I dropped my gear off at the office
10 miles riding back home after work

It was a beautiful day on the Space Coast of Florida. Temps this morning were a bit nippy as it was near 50 degrees when I left the house in the predawn hours. It warmed up nicely with highs reaching the mid 70's and low humdity values and even lighter winds -- which is not common for us.

anomaly
04-01-2010, 11:13 PM
Quick 25 after work

Derailer
04-01-2010, 11:19 PM
Slow and windy 20 today.

onekgguy
04-01-2010, 11:51 PM
It was a battle out there today with a south wind in excess of 25 mph. Lakeville to Dundas loop. (www.kevinandtammy.net/ride/2010_4-1_57_miles.png)

Kevin g

monkeywobble
04-01-2010, 11:52 PM
38ish miles to the office. had up to 3 others along for the ride at one point. cold morning for the area but the only dry morning of the week so I had to go. took the cyclocross bike outfitted with some plush 28mm Rivendell Roly Polys. beautiful sunrise and good company. too bad every work day doesn't start like this.

uploaded data here as usual : http://www.strava.com/rides/86258

Matt Barkley
04-02-2010, 12:18 AM
Riding Di2 on a BH test bike. Did a number of short commute/errands in the South SF Bay area and finished off with a night ride w/lights. Really love the Di2 and the BH is one of the best slopers I have yet to ride. Man...! -and I am a Italian frame and Campy guy... - Matt

weisan
04-02-2010, 12:18 AM
Mile 0: Roughly 1 min later, Louis passed us in the opposite direction in his car probably heading to work.
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e1.jpg

Mile 10: temp. was probably in the 80s, unbelievable!
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e2.jpg

Mile 15: Along Fiddler Creek
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e3.jpg

Mile 30: Passed by a hillside stone quarry along the old route 66
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e4.jpg

Mile 32: Placing an order for my chicken sandwich :D
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e5.jpg

Mile 33: Six Flags Allenton St. Louis
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e6.jpg

Mile 40: Coming to the home stretch
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e7.jpg

Mile 41: If you look further up, you will see a super-steep hill leading up to Louis' house, I would guess it's at least 18%, is that right, Louis?
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e8.jpg

Mile 43: All good things must come to an end
http://www.alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/e9.jpg

Louis
04-02-2010, 12:39 AM
Mile 0: Roughly 1 min later, Louis passed us in the opposite direction in his car probably heading to work.

Mile 41: If you look further up, you will see a super-steep hill leading up to Louis' house, I would guess it's at least 18%, is that right, Louis?

Hey Weisan,

Was that you guys? I was hating you as I passed by - me going to work and you off on a ride. I saw all the cars at the gravel parking lot and figured you'd started there.

That's Weisan's favorite hill!!! From what I've read the steeper parts are about 20%, but I've never measured it myself.

Looks like you're getting quite a few miles even though it's early in the season.

Louis

fatallightning
04-02-2010, 01:54 AM
40 mile tempo/endurance ride with 3000 feet of climbing or so. 70 something degrees out today. feels good man.

boneman
04-02-2010, 08:08 AM
Well, I'm in Singapore, 12 hrs ahead of EST. Got in 86k in 2:47 this AM on my just completed BMC. Haha, fortunately nothing fell off. Hot, a little under 31C (87F) and humid 88%. Got back and made a smoothie, one banana, 1/2 frozen banana, papaya, a handful each of frozen blueberries and black rasberries, add guava juice and water. Hmmm.

wasfast
04-02-2010, 08:26 AM
Nice new bike. Not exactly Italian steel like your others:-)

rwsaunders
04-02-2010, 09:26 AM
I was able to get out a couple of evenings as it has been gorgeous outside. Out the door at sunup this morning and it does feel good, after the long Winter.

endosch2
04-02-2010, 09:39 AM
I got out last night for 13 miles in 48 Minutes - I used to never do a ride if I could not ride for 20 miles but I am getting to like these short opportunities just to get out. Over the two years I am riding about 10% more miles per year but 30% more rides per year. Living in NH and having the snow melt early this year I am on a good pace for more mileage.

fiamme red
04-02-2010, 09:39 AM
Not enough. :crap:

jpw
04-02-2010, 10:02 AM
A river ride today on my cross bike. Nice and muddy; got splattered. Great fun.

weisan
04-03-2010, 09:25 AM
don't hate me, Louis. :D

Maybe this video clip will appease your jealousy.
http://alicehui.com/video/perfectride.html

weisan
04-03-2010, 09:32 AM
took my daughter out for loop in Forest Park, StL, yesterday afternoon, 85 degrees, nice!
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/f1.jpg
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/f2.jpg
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/f3.jpg
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/f4.jpg
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/f7.jpg
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/f5.jpg
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/f8.jpg
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/f6.jpg

soulspinner
04-03-2010, 09:55 AM
Well, I'm in Singapore, 12 hrs ahead of EST. Got in 86k in 2:47 this AM on my just completed BMC. Haha, fortunately nothing fell off. Hot, a little under 31C (87F) and humid 88%. Got back and made a smoothie, one banana, 1/2 frozen banana, papaya, a handful each of frozen blueberries and black rasberries, add guava juice and water. Hmmm.


Love that set up. Sweet ride! :beer:

PCR
04-03-2010, 04:13 PM
Windy, big time gusts, wet, 45 degrees F (sure glad I took my fenders off last week :crap: ). Just another great day to ride here in the PNW :D . Love it!

tuscanyswe
04-03-2010, 04:28 PM
I was out for 2 hours today. Sunshine and the gravel was swept away finally. Theres really nothing like a spring ride! Some ice still left on the banks of the lakes, just beautifull scenery. Promise to take camera with me next time.

Love the new bike, handles great plenty stiff for my demands and it rides great. I can ride it all day without disscomfort if only my legs were up for it :) we are getting there, in a couple of weeks ill be back in good shape, i think..

Cheers!
B

PBWrench
04-03-2010, 04:49 PM
Two hours mid-morning with fierce winds and temp in the mid-40's. But rode with six buddies, really our first group ride, so it was fabulous.

OtayBW
04-03-2010, 05:04 PM
3.5 hours today. Sunny, light wind, ~70-75F. Ahhhhh....

weisan
04-03-2010, 05:11 PM
okay, please don't hate me... :D
Third day in the row with good weather riding, although it rained pretty hard yesterday late evening...but the road was pretty much dry by the time I head out past noon, temp. 70s, sunny blue sky

Location: Katy Trail, St Charles, MO
Distance: 35 miles - road/trail mix
Weapon of choice: Redline cross bike, full-fender, 32 pasela tires

http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/g1.jpg
Crossing the Missouri River over the bridge on 340 enroute to Katy Trail
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/g2.jpg
The Missouri River
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/g3.jpg
Katy Trail
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/g4.jpg
Reached Greens Bottom
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/g5.jpg
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/g6.jpg
Back at the bottom of the bridge
http://alicehui.com/serotta/easter2010/g7.jpg
bridge structure

In case you are wondering how come weisan all of sudden flood his ride report with pictures and video...it's because I got one of these in my jersey pocket now.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2406/2233096032_6f57cde9a3.jpg
Panasonic Lumix TZ3, pretty satisfied with it so far, less bulky than the Canon Powershot A630, paid 60 bucks used on eBay last week.

Elefantino
04-03-2010, 05:14 PM
Forty-three mile team training ride this a.m. with lots of other friends, 35 total. Weather started out at 64 and finished at 79. Last 10 miles were nail it to the wall, cranking up to 27 and trying to keep tongues out of spokes.

I love the spring and warmer weather.

Bruce K
04-03-2010, 05:26 PM
42 mile base building as classes have taken away almost all mid-week riding for the next 2-3 weeks.

What was supposed to be a moderate paced, steady ride turned into something a bit quicker.

We rode up the coast to a coffee shop on Plum Island (Newburyport, MA) and back.

I am hoping this means I'm not losing as much as I thought I was... :rolleyes:

BK

rdparadise
04-03-2010, 05:40 PM
Well this was posted back on April fools day and I actually did ride Thursday night. A gorgeous night I might add, weather in the high 60's to start. Finished after dark with just under 30 miles total.

Had to work this morning so I couldn't ride with the normal guys around here. Had to go out by myself this afternoon around 2:30. 36+ miles. Windy as hell and no land speed records were broken, however it was nice to stretch the legs.

Finally starting to feel pretty good back on the bike.

Bob

Wilkinson4
04-03-2010, 05:50 PM
30 miler in a nasty headwind and about 42 degrees out. Turned around and had some tail wind until it shifted to a cross wind. Where is summer???

KATY trail. That is awesome... I rode it for 2 days on a tour and spent the night in Tebbet's (sp) at the bunk house. Good times.

40-50 miles tomorrow or maybe a 12 mile singlespeed ride on a local trail.

mIKE

ahumblecycler
04-03-2010, 08:42 PM
111.5 miles ... it was a good day :cool:

Hokiemon
04-03-2010, 09:05 PM
Yesterday and today and got in 40 each day. The weather here in Southwest Virginia has been just beautiful. Lots of flowers and the redbuds are just starting. I love this time of the year.

msl819
04-03-2010, 09:26 PM
set out about 7:30 after a very early morning line of thunderstorms passed through. The temps were in the low 60's and by rides end they were up to about 70. Sunny, not a cloud in the sky, very little wind to speak of, and the company of some good friends. We finished with 38.5 miles across moderately hilly terrain. I did 30 plus yesterday afternoon hard, so the legs were a little heavy today, but all in all i was a great day. Looking to get an Easter afternoon mtb ride in tomorrow. No complaints here.

Stratocruiser
04-03-2010, 10:29 PM
47 miles here today, with a few long climbs thrown into the mix. Following the ride, I scouted out the next segment of my current riding route. This will take me all the way to the entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park -- about 70-mile round trip -- and give me some additional hill practice.

Can't wait to get out there again.