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Oh the f**** wind tested me today it's slowed me it beat on me it tried to blow my bike into a curb but it did not defeat me

I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 100.77mi, time: 07:08:45, pace: 4:15min/mi, speed: 14.10mi/h.
http://mapmyride.com/workout/1059489553
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Thanks Hans I will
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Davide Protti

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Sign Up for Free. Track your rides and runs via your iPhone, Android or GPS device, analyze your performance, and compare with friends. Loading … Mortara-Castellania-Mortara 2015. Ride July 5, 2015. 128.1 km. Distance. 459 m. Elevation. 4:07:23. Moving Time. 1953. Calories. Davide Protti ...
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Jeff Paul

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Neat idea.
 
Every day, thousands of new bikes are purchased and thousands are discarded. If your bicycle has seen better days, why not turn it into something beautiful and functional.

http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/wcs2

When you’re done viewing all these ideas you are sure to have a “Why didn’t I thought of that” moment.

We’ll be on the lookout for old bicycle parts, how about you?
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Eventually I might turn one of my oldest bikes (45 years old now), in a support for flowers.
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Gabe Jerry

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Well done...ride free👍
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Josh Ross

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I always find it striking how small they are out of their race kit.
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That should work the other way around. 
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* Que

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Happy 4th!
Day one of the big tour.
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Peter Warton

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Larch Mountain: How Not To Do A Major Climbing Ride

Today I set off to climb Larch Mt. a few times. This particular climb is Hors catégorie, being 3,100' of elevation gain over 14 miles. I had planned to do it three times today, but failed and only did it twice. Why? First off, I only got about 4.5 hours sleep last night so I was not feeling super great. Then I dehydrated because of stupidity. See I had brought a 3rd water bottle in a jersey pocket to make absolutely sure I wouldn't run out of water. Part way up the climb the second time, my Cytomax bottle got down to about 1/2 empty. I decided to add water from the extra bottle to the Cytomax. It wasn't until I had poured about 2/3s of the water in that I noticed the extra bottle I had grabbed in my pre-dawn stupor hadn't been cleaned and had some lovely sheets of mold floating around. That meant I had to pour out both bottles, which left me with just ~1/2 a bottle of water. Not enough for 8 more miles of climbing followed by a 16 mile descent back to the nearest store, especially as temps were on the way to 90F. But I pushed on anyway, and as a result, when I finally made it back to the little town I was definitely dehydrated - no longer sweating, (minor) chills, muscles seizing up... I got water and PowerAide at the market (and some food too), but I didn't have enough time to re-hydrate properly (it takes quite a while actually) and still do the third run I was planning. Bummer.

But I got some serious climbing in despite my failures, and it was a fun day. I beat my previous time on the full 14 mile climb by 11 minutes. Then I beat my previous best time on the descent by 3 minutes. So over all not bad. Total of 67 miles, 7,600' of climbing, 13.3 mph average, max speed of 50.1 mph. Strava:
https://www.strava.com/activities/338492322/overview
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Yup! Mtn. bike will be necessary lol...

See you on the trail!
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Gabe Jerry

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Picked up some new road shoes, cleats, and Jersey today after work. Right in time for the Tour! 
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Originally I had just gone to get new cleats for my old Shimano shoes, but I saw these shoes and realized I've had the same shoes since 2009.

The Shimano shoes aren't in terrible condition, but holy crap what a difference after the first ride in the new Bontrager shoes!

I typically use up stuff right till the end, so the new shoes are a huge advance in comfort! 
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William Furby

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Morning Ride
Took a ride around Anchorage this morning. It was a great ride on a beautiful day.
Ride Ride Around Anchorage. Jul 3, 2015, 7:44:19 AM. Distance. 36.6 mi. Time. 2:25:29. Elevation. 1273 ft. Achievements. PR on Campbell bikepath eastbound and 6 more · View all of Will's activity on Strava »
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Bill Schmeister

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Did the Rampart Rampage CX endurance route starting from the east side of Colorado Springs today...  Beautiful day!!!
81.1 miles
6,472ft elevation gain
6:18 riding time, with only 9 minutes of rest time.

https://www.strava.com/activities/338363199
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+Peter Warton , thanks dude, I am sooo whuuped...
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HDCycling

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120 Minute Tour de France Indoor Cycling Trainer Workout Full HD
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Gabe Jerry

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Holy hell...well done👍👍👍
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Slow and steady
I rode with MapMyRide+! Distance: 101.94mi, time: 06:46:12, pace: 3:59min/mi, speed: 15.06mi/h.
http://mapmyride.com/workout/1058193545
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Thanks Rob 
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Roger Morris

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Clean machine for an Independence ride
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Runs much smoother when clean
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* Que

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Time trial win circa 1991
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Shawn Nelson

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+Hans Conley it is! Our bike Shop owner is pretty creative, an a ultra athlete!! I may add. 
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When was the Last Time You Driven a Bike? 
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I did Today
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A Week Ago
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At Least A Year Ago
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At Least 10 Years Ago
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I Don't Know How To Drive a Bike
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+Hans Conley really not a problem with that 
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Josh Ross

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Was supposed to be a recovery day today but I decided to go out anyway. It was light enough late enough that the family went to sleep with just enough time for a short ride. With the new gruppo shifting like a dream I wanted to tackle my local hill again and especially after a fresh lube/clean on the chain. It really is a glorious feeling the way it shifts now. Anyway, legs were tired from yesterdays ride and it got dark pretty quick but I managed two ascents before I decided it was too dark. https://www.strava.com/activities/338612714

Happy 4th for those in the states. 
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Glad ya ride is sorted joshy....love that one pic,looks great
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Josh Ross

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I really hate descending and I'm fairly slow.
 
Interesting look at the art of the descent in the pro peloton: “In bike racing, there are 90% of the riders saying, ‘That descent is too dangerous and we shouldn’t be doing that, and the other 10% are thinking, ‘This is how I’m going to win this race.’ ” http://ow.ly/P71SQ
The world’s fastest cyclists have sharpened competition on descents with better brakes, tight technique and pure guts.
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Although I don't do that many road downhills I love pelting down them,I do mostly loose stuff or shitty mud and usually find the back end slides away
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Lonnie Wormley

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Morning ride in the country
I decided to get up at my normal time on this Independence Day holiday and ride a new loop.  I planned a route that would go through three towns north of Albany.  I rode through Sasser, Bronwood and Leesburg. I started the da...
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Spiz is the bomb! Since I discovered it, it's all I use for endurance rides (75-200 miles). A complete meal (500 calories) in each bottle. Spiz.net
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