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<p>10.4 miles on the TT bike making sure all is ok for the weekend. Ok I may have done a little bit of effort work in here but nothing to serious.</p>
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<p>Important to have a thread early even though I will be training less this month.</p>
 

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<p>Had a great time!  I had done my 10-minute warmup and was getting ready to push it for 45 min., alone.  Suddenly I saw a group ride coming towards me.  I turned around and fell in with them.  What a warm, welcoming group.  They invited me along every Saturday morning.  They were finishing up their ride to Norman and back, so I ended up still doing most of my ride alone but very happy for this serendipitous event!  I probably could have found out about them here on the web but I didn't try.  You see, I was a little afraid of group rides from things I had heard and thought, but this group is nothing to be afraid of.</p>
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<p>14.23 miles in 1:10, with the "tempo" part 10.11 mi. @13.5 mph average.  Very pleasant here and fall is coming!</p>
 

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<p>Rode 38 Sunday and 36.5 today. Beautiful weather, went back to short sleeves.</p>
<p>Rode both days with the faster group. Today when I got back I had severe GI cramps. Not sure what that is about, maybe hydration? Anyway after an hour they were gone.</p>
 

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<p>Mill - great news that it was all cleaned up.</p>
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<p>Hally - any after effects now ?</p>
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<p>30 minutes of gentle turbo for me today, sore legs</p>
 

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<p>No Gobi, as a matter of fact when I felt well enough to drive home and got there the cramping stopped. I ate lunch, dinner, no problems.</p>
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<p>Exercise induced GI issue no doubt.</p>
 

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<p>So, my first group ride.  Observation #1: runners talk about their gear (what litttle we have) and so do cyclists.  It can be annoying for a newbie.  Lesson for me to remember.  Observation #2: this group is all about eating and it shows.  We rode to Cattlemen's Steakhouse and most of them got the breakfast buffet with more than one plate.  I had oatmeal (good thing I decided to grab a five at the last minute).  I'm not used to that much time in the middle of a ride or run.  I just wanted to get back on the bike.  So I'm weird.  Get over it.</p>
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<p>The pace was easy and I was up near the front much of the time.  12 mph for a total of 26.5 miles including a few miles back and forth from here to their meeting place at our town library.  I'll be back next Saturday.  This was my longest ride ever and I could have gone much further.  I'm already thinking of doing the Hotter 'N Hell 100-miler next August in Wichita Falls, TX.</p>
 

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<p>Still on Cape Cod, we did 45 to Bourne Bridge Friday and went to Martha's Vineyard yesterday for 41.</p>
<p>It's beautiful  here, nice rolling hills, nothing too steep or long.</p>
 

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<p>Hally - all good and glad you are fine now</p>
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<p>Opie - in the UK we have Hash House Harriers and they basically run to a pub sit for hours and jog back. Sounds a little like you ride group</p>
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<p>I raced yesterday in my first Elite Duathlon and didn't finish last :¬) I also posted the 2nd fastest bike split. Pity my slight achillies strain hampered me running.</p>
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<p>70 minutes easy this morning just to keep the legs going.</p>
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<p>Take care everyone</p>
 

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<p>Opie, the faster the group the shorter time they stop for. The really fast group I don't think stops at all except maybe for a water fountain refill and the next one down might eat a power bar when they stop.</p>
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<p>Good for you on the not last finish Gobes :)</p>
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<p>We finished up our Cape rides yesterday as this morning it was kind of drizzly. I was in charge of renting the house and getting basic breakfast goods together. Good times had by all!</p>
<p>*phew* Unfortunately the house is for sale, so it might not be available next year. Unless we can come up with close to 1 million to buy it <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad5.gif" title=""></p>
 

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<p>I like to ride for about 2hours then stop for cake :¬)</p>
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<p>Went out during my lunch breakl at work today, funny looks as I walked past in lycra. Did the route of the local Triathlon(sprint) as a mild tempo effort. This may happen quite a bit through the winter as I avoid icy morning rides.</p>
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<p>Have fun</p>
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<p>I'm sure you were rocking the lycra, gobi.  Nice racing there.  {{mrs g}}</p>
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<p>I rode for 90 minutes and then stopped for a bagel.  Actually I stopped because I had arrived at work, and someone showed up just behind me with a giant box of bagels.  Nice...</p>
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<p>I was wishing I had brought warmer gloves on this morning's ride.  Fall is coming!</p>
 

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<p>Nice getting those miles in Mill</p>
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<p>MrsG and I have been racing again, last open water triathlon of the year</p>
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<p>MrsG finished 6th overall lady and I was 35th man(18th vet)</p>
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<p>What has become obvious is that we both cycle a lot as she was 4th fastest on the bike and I was 5th fastest(2nd vet).</p>
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<p>Pity the swimming is so bad :¬)</p>
 

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<p>Nice going on the bike finishes Gobes.</p>
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<p>I didn't ride Saturday for religious reasons.</p>
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<p>Yesterday did a ride on the eastern end (north fork) of Long Island from Mattituck to Shelter Island and back. You have to take short ferry ride to Shelter Island and it's pretty much residential and very pretty and upper class there. 51 miles and a nice change of scenery.</p>
<p>Even saw a HUGH herd of Bison. Apparently this couple bought a pair to start breeding and it worked.</p>
 

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<p>Nice one Hally sounds like a great ride.</p>
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<p>We have been in France for 2 days and already done nearly 12 hours and about 170 miles of cycling. My legs are smashed from climb after climb and time spent at altitude. That said we are having a lovely time.</p>
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<p>Tomorrow the rain is expected which should mean we have an easier day as neither of us like to ride in the wet.</p>
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<p>Life is an adventure, live it :¬)</p>
 

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<p>Very similar to last Saturday's ride for me.  I overslept and missed the group ride, so I went out for 30 minutes, much faster this time.  I was a little puzzled then I realized I had put some air in the rear tire this morning!  6.5 mi.</p>
 

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<p>LOL Opie, air makes all the difference</p>
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<p>I blogged yesterdays ride as it was a trip to Mont Ventoux</p>
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<p>Todays adventures saw us head out for a 100km out and back including climbing Ornon both ways, at 20 miles we stopped for a coffee as the weather was looking dodgy. Decided to head back and on the decent doing about 40mph I snapped a spoke. Not a good day. Mountains are not so much fun decending with a buckled wheel waiting for the tyre to explode(which it did)<br><br>
Still did about 37 miles but not a great ride.<br>
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