31/31 ---> JULY 2017! CONTEST! WIN $100!

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  1. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Day #17 - Cruising aroumd the hood.

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  2. jackx

    jackx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flanders
    July 16
    22.1 miles
    1:32:07

    Bummed out that my ride yesterday wasn't at the Stewart 45. :(

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1087211333

    Didn't know if I was going to be able to get in a ride today before dark. Schedule changes worked in my favor and I got out around 6:30pm. Rode around Long Valley a bit, then screwed around on dirt roads and fields in park checking out the last day of the town carnival.

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  3. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phlemington, NJ
    At Snowshoe - got in some Enduro pre-riding this morning...Stages 1-3 (there are 8 total).

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  4. Big Al

    Big Al Active Member

    Location:
    Hamilton, NJ
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  5. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    Day 17

    Fun Monday!

    Got in an early white loop with doug and luke. the parking lot filled and we had 8 rolling the trails.
    stayed on blue, red, white in that order.

    On the first climb up red, there were a couple of hawks communicating - very cool.

    12.6mi 1:46 moving

    used up the group pic elsewhere, so here is D and Luke

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  6. Norm

    Norm Mayor McCheese Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Warren
    Day 17

    Today I started with a lunch ride, going back out on the road for the first time since the July 1 road ride to @jmanic & his grill where I eradicated a 2+ hour calorie deficit in 15 minutes. Today was just to get out and try some new glasses. I have been experimenting with this lately, as I got something in my eye a month ago and scratched it up pretty badly. Anyway, it was a low-key meandering road ride.

    Then tonight I tried a new bike! @jdog sent a Santa Cruz Tallboy 27+ with @Kirt last week and I got a chance to try that tonight. I need a few more rides on this to get a proper feel for it but my initial thought is that I am not sure what to make of it yet. I need to try it at more places and get a better feel for it. It's really upright, that's my first impression right now. Anyway, excited to start riding around some new all-around fun bikes.

    July Challenge Day 17: Part 1 of my 2-part day.

    1:07:24
    15.5 miles

    July Challenge Day 17, part 2: Trying a new bike at the CR Monday ride

    1:22:03
    9 miles

    Total on the day was 2:29:27. The number of miles is pointless as we are mixing road and mtb.

    Overall

    Days: 17
    Rides: 21
    Time: 42:55 (8:55 over goal pace)

    Stealing Pat's pic (which he stole from D). Tonight's CR crew:

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  7. Kaleidopete

    Kaleidopete Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moe Mountain
    Another good ride today. I saw the baby bear within the first 1/4 mile of riding, it ran across about 100 feet in front of me, too fast for a photo

    Grapes!
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    Berry time........those 3 dark ones didn't survive my visit
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    Found a cool feather, maybe an Eagle?
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  8. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Day #18 - Back to my local spot.

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  9. Big Al

    Big Al Active Member

    Location:
    Hamilton, NJ
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  10. jackx

    jackx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flanders
    July 17
    13.9
    1:01:16

    Went for a ride with my wife, heading to Califon. However, just before we went down a larger hill into Middle Valley, we decided to cut the ride short due to thunder and lightning in the direction we were heading. Luckily, we skirted the rain and had very little rain.

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  11. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Phlemington, NJ
    Pre-rode Stages 5-7 this morning. Long transfers and very pedally.

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  12. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    Day 18 - Pressed for time today, had to limit it to 14 slow miles for 1:01 on some of the skyland's triathlon course.

    Since is was a tri course, busted out the singlet!

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  13. Norm

    Norm Mayor McCheese Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Warren
    Day 18

    Rode to the MAFW road ride tonight, then did some solid work here & there. Legs are a strange combo of responsive and tired. I take what they give me. Then I feed them chocolate milk because I needed chocolate milk. Holy crap I am tired now.

    July Challenge Day 18: That was some damn fine pacelining tonight

    2:30:23
    43.9 miles

    Overall

    Days: 18
    Rides: 22
    Time: 45:25 (9:25 over goal)

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  14. 1speed

    1speed Incredibly profound yet fantastically flawed

    Location:
    Lansdale, PA
    Day 18 - Part I and Part II

    Total time: 2:34:22

    My road bike is out of commission for a bit (turns out my ride last week didn't snap the cable - it snapped the lever clean off), so I'm all mountain for now. That'll make it tougher to hit my mileage goal for the month, but I think I can still hit it. At any rate, I got out for a mix of trail and road over lunch, and then had to bring the road bike to the shop tonight, so I shot up 413 to ride at Nox afterward. I actually enjoyed it out there tonight, which is rare for me at Nox (not my favorite place - a bit overbuilt IMO ...) But I had a massive gear on the rigid single tonight and that somehow made it better.

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    The Gnome Home ...

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    I'm enjoying Nox ... I don't even know who I am anymore ...
     
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  15. Kaleidopete

    Kaleidopete Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moe Mountain
    Good ride this morning and working up a sweat.

    The remains old the old dam used to control the grist mill in old Wawayanda village.
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  16. MadisonDan

    MadisonDan Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Madison, NJ
    19 days and counting. Prolly a new record for me. Legs have felt like wet noodles for several days now........
     
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  17. jimvreeland

    jimvreeland Shop: Hilltop Bicycles Shop Keep

    Location:
    Pissthataway
    Day #19 - Not Rutgers before work.

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  18. jackx

    jackx Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Flanders
    July 18
    26.4 miles
    2:11:34

    My Wife and I tried to ride to Califon again as we were stymied the previous day. The weather was great although rather hot, so we took our time and this was by far the slowest we ever did this route. Still it was a nice way to spend the afternoon.

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  19. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    Did you get ice cream at the cali general store?
     
  20. Norm

    Norm Mayor McCheese Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Warren
    @jackx - do you like Gladiator movies?
     
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