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      08-01-2021, 01:49 AM   #1079
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Perfect time for a ride now, the racers usually venture out when it's warmer later on in the day on my straightish route
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      08-01-2021, 03:42 PM   #1080
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Hate to be boring, but my usual 20 mile ride today.
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Man those crit races getso crazy lol i'm always seeing people I know post crazy accidents. Honestly anything Specialized makes is great. How are you liking that power meter? Did you have to change your BB to fit that? Always wanted one but modifying bikes is way too confusing for me.
They really are...and I've had a major crash in one before unfortunately. I love Quarq power meters, they're durable and not fussy at all, but there are quite a few reliable options now days. To be honest, I forget which BB30 adapter I used on this bike, I think it's a basic BB30 SRAM adapter since it's a Quarq DFour, it basically has SRAM red crank arms...despite it being a Shimano geared Power Meter :
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Coinciding my rides and punch bag workouts with one hour walks on a favoured route that takes in a long steep hill upwards.
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Out of action with a wrenched back. The kicker is this week we have classic nice riding conditions. I'm missing it all. I may try a short walk to loosen up the back and then maybe a short, slow cruise on the FX3 to see how it goes.
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Out of action with a wrenched back. The kicker is this week we have classic nice riding conditions. I'm missing it all. I may try a short walk to loosen up the back and then maybe a short, slow cruise on the FX3 to see how it goes.
Sorry to hear that.
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      08-03-2021, 11:40 AM   #1085
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Sorry to hear. Iím out of commission due to moving, new work situation and learning new (safe) cycling roads.
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One of our Club members shot this drone video of our ride last night.

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Out of action with a wrenched back. The kicker is this week we have classic nice riding conditions. I'm missing it all. I may try a short walk to loosen up the back and then maybe a short, slow cruise on the FX3 to see how it goes.
Good long soak in a hot bath with some joint soothing liquid mixed in should do it good.
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      08-05-2021, 06:07 PM   #1088
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Good long soak in a hot bath with some joint soothing liquid mixed in should do it good.
I took 3 days off to rest it. Today I took the FX3 for a slow, easy cruise and then ended up slow pedaling for a few miles alongside a friend who walks the same trail. So my overall average speed for the 15 mile run was just 8MPH. But I felt fine the whole ride and my back isn't any worse despite the exercise. I'll take the Domane out tomorrow for a little more intense ride, although it'll still be only 6/10ths or so.
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      08-06-2021, 03:09 PM   #1089
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Another back rehab ride on the FX3 today. Easy 16 miler. My back is still a bit stiff and sore, but it's coming around. Doesn't bother me to ride, so I'm thankful for that.
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No rides today just walks with dog and the steep hill walk on my own afterwards.
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Before doing my 10 miler had to fix a rear puncture so removed wheel in seconds and using the puncture kit with supplied plastic tyre mini levers sealed the puncture with a patch and I was ready to go.
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Sorry to hear. Iím out of commission due to moving, new work situation and learning new (safe) cycling roads.
Have you completed the move and out on the bike yet.
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No unfortunately. Moving next week then two weeks on vacation. Will get a ride or two in on vacation and will post photos.
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No unfortunately. Moving next week then two weeks on vacation. Will get a ride or two in on vacation and will post photos.
GL with the move, hope it's pain free and look forward to seeing the pics.
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It's up with the lark with walking the dog up 'that' hill to tone up for a ride later. With that puncture I had thankfully before a ride I'm carrying my puncture kit and a mini air pump in case it happens when I'm miles away.
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5 mile scouting ride last night. New house is in a more densely populated area, unlike the previous place which was on the edge of rural and nice country roads.

My goal is to build a couple of rides in the 10/15/20 mile ranges.
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5 mile scouting ride last night. New house is in a more densely populated area, unlike the previous place which was on the edge of rural and nice country roads.

My goal is to build a couple of rides in the 10/15/20 mile ranges.
No bike trails nearby?
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No bike trails nearby?
Yes there is, but a few miles to get on it, and moderately busy streets need to be dealt with between the house and the trail. I want to avoid putting the bike in the vehicle and driving to a trail. It defeats the spontaneity of a ride.
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Yes there is, but a few miles to get on it, and moderately busy streets need to be dealt with between the house and the trail. I want to avoid putting the bike in the vehicle and driving to a trail. It defeats the spontaneity of a ride.
True, but if it's safer, it's worth it. I live 2 miles from our trail, but to get there I have to cross a main artery (two lanes each direction with a median) with no lights. It often sucks trying to get across, especially when you have an iffy break in traffic and can't get clipped in. Yeah, it takes a few minutes to get the bike on the rack and then off at the trail, plus changing shoes and getting my gear on, but it's nice to not have to deal with crossing that busy road. Plus there's a stream valley just beyond the main artery, so biking to the trail means a steep but short climb going both ways. I really don't miss that.

That said, I'm retired and can plan the travel time into my rides. If I were still working and trying to cram in rides after work, I might not opt for the trail and just stick to the local backroads.
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I usually do longer rides on the weekend, so time is more flexible. In Indiana we had a nice 7 mile route close to the house that was nice to do during the week. Oh well time to adapt.
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