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Discussion in 'Rides, Races and Events' started by jdog, Jun 18, 2017.
Day #17 - Cruising aroumd the hood.
Bummed out that my ride yesterday wasn't at the Stewart 45.
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.
At Snowshoe - got in some Enduro pre-riding this morning...Stages 1-3 (there are 8 total).
Day 15: 2.5 hours of TM at Mercer and Strava gives me 32 minutes of moving time. https://www.strava.com/activities/1084737756
So, I went out and rode aimlessly: https://www.strava.com/activities/1085321458
Day 16: I love Thompson Park (Jamesburg) but they keep adding rain bars messing up the flow. https://www.strava.com/activities/1086725998
Day 17: Back to Mercer to enjoy the fruits of recent TM. https://www.strava.com/activities/1087650625
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
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.
July Challenge Day 17, part 2: Trying a new bike at the CR Monday ride
Total on the day was 2:29:27. The number of miles is pointless as we are mixing road and mtb.
Time: 42:55 (8:55 over goal pace)
Stealing Pat's pic (which he stole from D). Tonight's CR crew:
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
Berry time........those 3 dark ones didn't survive my visit
Found a cool feather, maybe an Eagle?
Day #18 - Back to my local spot.
Day 18: A couple of miles on the Tow Path: https://www.strava.com/activities/1089273684
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.
Pre-rode Stages 5-7 this morning. Long transfers and very pedally.
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!
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
Time: 45:25 (9:25 over goal)
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.
The Gnome Home ...
I'm enjoying Nox ... I don't even know who I am anymore ...
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.
19 days and counting. Prolly a new record for me. Legs have felt like wet noodles for several days now........
Day #19 - Not Rutgers before work.
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.
Did you get ice cream at the cali general store?
@jackx - do you like Gladiator movies?