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    FAT BOY 2009 CHALLENGE:project 25,000 miles...

    so it's new years eve... time of resolutions and all that... we've got the fat boy challenge thread for personal challenges... I think we need a group challenge...

    we've had a few of those 1500 mile challenges and we've nailed it in under a month the 1st time around...

    i think we can do 25,000 miles this year... thats 2083.xx miles a month... thats 20 people averaging 104 miles a month... 52 miles for 40 people...

    i'm not setting the bar THAT high... I did 110miles this last month

    rules... whatever you ride, post it... if you commute to work, post it... if it's out on the trail, post it... if it's out on the road, post it... if you went around the block with your kids, post it... rollers or trainers, post it... if you pedaled it, POST IT

    if you want to post what type of miles they where go ahead... simply add the guys total from before you to what you rode and post the new total... I'll be starting with a short ride tomorrow...
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    so the clock hit 12:00... the Pelican dropped on tv (local version of the NYC ball) and the wife and I went for a quick ride around the block just so we could get this started...

    1.19 x2 = 2.38
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    Quick ride today

    just to sort out my newly pushed rear shock. I loved it right out of the box. I will play with the rebound a little but it is GREAT to have a shock tuned for my weight, bike, and riding style...... instead of the factory one size fits all (people and bikes). Would have done another lap but hey...it's bowl season. If it isn't raining in the morning I will do another one and am planning on a nice ride Saturday.

    2.38 + 4.70 = 7.08
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    Ok I'll play too bad yesterday's ride does not count (18.8 miles off road). Today was light as far as biking goes. 1.5 'round the block with the kids and .2 to the Redbox and back. So 1.7 mi.for me

    1.7 + 7.08 = 8.78 miles

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    hey it'll give us all reasons for epics over the next year ;-)... but every mile counts... i'm going out for a real ride tommarow... should be fun.
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    I went out and started to burn off the holiday food by running all my errands on the bike today. 31 deg out with 15 mph wind but it didnt stop me. I had to try out the Garmin 705 and cold weather gear santa brought me Plus the looks on peoples faces when I show up on a bike is beyond classic!

    10.9 + 8.78 (carry over) = 19.68 Miles
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    One lap today at the local singletrack.

    Got one in this morning between the showers. Fortunatley the local trail (although it is less than 5 miles) drains really well. I am LOVING this PUSHed shock. I hope to get in a good ride at the state park tomorrow but depends on the weather. That trail tends to hold water in a few places and gets a LOT more traffic.

    19.68 + 4.70 = 24.38
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    24.38 +6.96 = 31.34

    Rain stopped me from getting another 5.5

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    +10.76 = 42.1

    singletrack/exploring new areas at UWF trails... fun also got my tora on my karate monkey... so next time out I'll get to experiance what suspension does for me for the 1st time
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    I like it.

    I rode local trails the first two days of the year for a total of just under 10 miles. Not far, but I rode.

    The trails are frozen hard and I had them pretty much to myself.

    42.1 + 9.8 = 51.9

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    Alright, Here's some miles to jump start this:
    New Year's day ride - 75 on the road (and I was even a little hung over)
    Jan 2nd - 26 miles on trail (did some exploring at the local mountain preserve)

    So 51.9 + 75 + 26 = 152.9
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    24.6 miles for me on the trail this morning

    152.9 + 24.6 = 177.5

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    Another short trail ride this afternoon:

    177.5 +7.7 = 185.2

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    Great Intentions....crappy outcome

    I was going to get my first REAL ride of 2009 in today but had a crash about 8.2 miles in. I was climbing some rocks (almost like a little staircase near the top of the mountain) and lost traction on the wet rocks. Can't tell you exactly what happened but I went down pretty hard. By the time I got down the mountain (hobbling - not riding) my right knee was the size of a volleyball and I have a HUGE knot and small gash about 5" below the knee. A trip to the ER confirmed that nothing is broken but it shut my ride down hard and will likely keep me off the bike for a week or two.

    Anyway....185.2 + 8.2 = 193.4

    Here's a pic. The knee is HUGE and the goose bump is about 4" below the knee cap.
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    awesome ... hope you get better soon... any better pics of that?... looks a lot like the pics posted on our local forum... guy has a golf ball sized welt on his elbow and i'm told he was spurting blood a good 3+ feet away...
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    nah, that is about as good as it gets. No real blood loss and I really think if I hadn't had to hobble off the side of the mountain it wouldn't have swollen so much. While at the ER I got a tetanus shot and an anti-inflammatory shot and prescriptions for antibiotics (scrapes and abrasions on both legs) and for pain. 4 hours later and the goose bump is almost gone. I mean it is swollen but not like a baseball. I am walking around pretty good now and I told my wife I was riding tomorrow. You know how that went over.........
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    Anyway....185.2 + 8.2 = 193.4

    well on the 1st of the year i can add a good 7 miles to that.

    new total = 193.4+7 = 201.4 miles

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    +5.15 = 198.55

    wife and I took a slow ride with the kids... i could add the kids miles (about 4) but i'll keep this in just the clyd/athena folks haha
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    198.55 + 6.5 = 205.05

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    great job guys... we're RIGHT on target (3 days in haha) we need 68.5 miles a day... that 205 puts us spot on...
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    Saturday's trail ride.
    205.05+11.24=216.29

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    o got 13 more for you. it was on a double short ride yesterday over at the local trails

    216.29+13=229.29 miles

    i hope to put some bigger numbers up this coming weekend as its going to rain tomorrow and the next day! BOOOO

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    I'll be in on the action when the weather cooperates... Not great riding up here right now: either really cold windchills (for both me and the air suspension) or poor timing for my getting away to ride.
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    Base ride on trainer:

    229.29 + 13.5 = 242.79
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    242.79 +15 = 257.79

    lunch time ride with some porc guys... they rode me hard... got to test out the new fork... need a little more air in it still and need a riser bar (fork had a shorter steer tube so had to drop my bars a bit)...

    tommarow should be a road ride...
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    night ride on the trail yesterday

    12.8 + 257.79 = 270.59
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    20 + 270.59 = 290.59

    i logged some road miles in... i've been spending so much time on the trail... forgot how boring and dull the road is...
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    + 9.5 = 300.06

    quick loop around UWF's singletrack with another PORCer who happend to be riding the same time I was... tommarow i'll try out the slick tire + spacebar out on the road... see how much time i cut off with out the knobies...
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    Still a clyde, So I'll help out. so far...

    300.6 + 13.46 + 20.2 + 7.38 +16.7= 358.34
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    short ride tonight

    short night ride for me today. Now off to the movies with the wife and kids. mmm...popcorn... there goes the caloric expenditure. Longer ride tomorrow if the weather permits

    6.2 + 358.34 = 364.54

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    I have had a few short rides here. It has been really hard to bike here at all with a lot of snow
    +3.95 + 3.61 + 11.28 + 4.85 = 388.23

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    388.23 + 10 = 398.23

    pretty hard out on on the road and rails to trails paved road... my average speed would go up SO much if i didn't have all those freaking streets to stop every 1/10th of a mile for a cross street... but it does give me some good feel a good workout to try and get up and hammer to get up to speed back to the next stop sign haha

    those spacebars are pretty sweet on the road... need a tad bit longer stem... and those slick centered tires (kenda kross) CX tires are awesome... quick rolling but have enough volume that it's not painful when you hit road/sidewalk joints and not bad rolling though the side of the road... def a noticable increase of speed vs my nanoraptors... 2-mph to be exact... which in my case is 6 min for the 10 mile run... top speed did decrease a tad... the 1x8 using the same gearing had me spinning out 2mph slower then with the big tires... a tripple ring up front will take care of that
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    Here's my rides so far this year...
    10.71
    14.5
    17.2
    21.38

    63.79 total + 398.23 = 462.02

    I'll post after every ride for now on.

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    +1.9 = 463.92
    round the block with the fixed gear in the snow.

    Back is acting up and I can't ride very long/often right now. Can't wait to get back in the singletrack flow

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    463.92 + 7.89 = 471.81

    Would have been more if I could have fixed my rear derailer.

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    471.81+26.5=498.31 explored local trail system, found some new routes
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    Nite Ride last night.

    471.81+9.3 = 481.11

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    Correction for the two posts above = 507.61

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    haha thanks for paying attention carver... don't need to loose any miles
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    There was a double post that only one was counted... (I re-added the numbers to see if it had been picked up...it wasn't so I've included the adjustment here with my first contribution of the year...dang snow and cold!)

    513.50+11.19= 524.69
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    Short ride w/lights Friday night...

    524.69 + 5.09 = 529.78

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    529.78+10.9 = 540.68

    Cold, wet, muddy, slow ride yesterday. Extra points for an endo?

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    the board format is a bit weird so it tossed this new post 1/2 way up in this page... so now this is what we're playing with...

    Quote Originally Posted by rmccully
    529.78+10.9 = 540.68

    Cold, wet, muddy, slow ride yesterday. Extra points for an endo?
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    + 12.55 = 553.23

    Muddy and slow, but no endo. Sorry... haha!

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    + 9.7 = 562.93

    went out for a road ride... no specific route planned... went for the rails to trails trail... ended up doing a bit of a tour of the town instead of hard out ride... nice change of pace...
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    To help the cause....
    + 22 weekly Tuesday night ride
    + 19.7 weekly Thursday night ride
    + 14 Saturday
    = 618.63

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    nighttime trail ride. Full moon was a bonus.

    13.7 + 618.63 = 632.33

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    Threshold test on trainer:
    9.74 + 632.33 = 642.07
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    10.2 + 642.07 = 652.27

    another leasurly road ride around town... ran out of gearing on my bike... 700x40 tire + 11x34 spinning out nearing 140rp pushed me to 33mph (going down hill obviously)... when i get the bike swapping finished up/figured out i'll get a big ring on my city bike...

    side note... i thought my tires where skinny... then i went to the LBS with my bike (was near it so i rode on in) and comparing the 700x40 tires to the REAL road tires... WOW i forgot how skinny skinny tires realy are haha...
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    +9.43 = 661.7

    Just picked up a new 21" Fuji Diamond RC frame of ebay so I'll be swapping swapping parts over from the Trek hopefully this weekend!

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    Fridged 36 degree 22 mile Tuesday night ride 22 + 661.7 = 683.7
    I need some cold weather gear. :insert a smiley freezing his arse off:

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    The Challenge

    Rode Lake Lurleen outside of Tuscaloosa, AL on my birthday for 16 miles.

    683.7 + 16 = 699.7

    Rode this past Saturday with my son and his new Fuji bike that he got for Christmas.

    699.7 + 4 = 703.7

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    well no more miles from me yet but hopefully friday if the trails are frozen over. the trails are a disaster right now because of the rain and the cool temps have not been helping them dry out.

    HELLO ICE RIDE!!

    total still remains 703.7

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    I did 1.9 miles at midnight last night because I just had to try out my new Conti Mountain King Tubeless.

    Weather 9F with a 10mph wind, at midnight, in ice and snow storm. Im absoultely crazy, and was cold even with gear on. A friend ran into me at a stop light and said I looked like an idiot ninja

    703.7 + 1.9 = 705.6
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    Rode dirt 5.2 mi 1-13-09, walked pavement 3 mi also but will just count riding.

    705.6 + 5.2 = 710.8

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    + 4.6 = 715.4

    REALLY short night time trail ride; I forgot to charge up my lights

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    715.4 + 11.8 + 4.96+1.88+21.16+16.9=772.1
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    12.7 + 772.1 = 784.8
    quick road ride to hit my 50 miles a week minimum goal (wed is my last day of the week being that it all started on the 1st which was a thurs)... didn't feel that cold out when i took off... but i was a bit under dressed for the 50* weather... knee warmers where on but tshirt, riding shrots, 1/2 finger gloves ect make for cool riding when you are out in the open... burrr...
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    784.8 + 3.4 = 788.2

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    Night Ride

    Night ride at the Ridgeland Trails.

    788.2+6.0=804.2

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    +6.04 = 810.24

    Short ride today...

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    810.24 + 5.92 = 816.16

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    Gray rider we need to adjust the total

    788.2+6 doesn't = 804.2

    it = 794.2

    and then + 6.04 for bubbad3

    the Actual total is 800.24 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by sir_crackien
    Gray rider we need to adjust the total

    788.2+6 doesn't = 804.2

    it = 794.2

    and then + 6.04 for bubbad3

    the Actual total is 800.24 miles

    math ownz us ;-)... keep up the good work guys... RIDE RIDE RIDE RIDE... and post... figure we'll fall a bit behind for the 1st few months and make up for it in spring/summer...
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    Correcting it again for a wierd thread thing:

    806.16
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    Road night ride 1/14/09 - 26.33 Miles

    806.16 + 26.33 = 832.49

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    34 degrees night urban ride (in SC that ='s FROZEN TESTIES ), 19.3 miles + 832.49 = 851.79

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    How retroactive can we get? I've done 168.47 miles so far this month (since Jan 1st) all road miles though

    If they count, that's 851.79+168.47 = 1020.26

    If not, well, I'll be putting some trail miles on this weekend
    Due to a lack of interest, tomorrow has been canceled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoseki
    How retroactive can we get? I've done 168.47 miles so far this month (since Jan 1st) all road miles though

    If they count, that's 851.79+168.47 = 1020.26

    If not, well, I'll be putting some trail miles on this weekend

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    I just wanted to check, there was another of these threads in here and it specifically wouldn't let you post miles from before the thread was started
    Due to a lack of interest, tomorrow has been canceled

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyoseki
    I just wanted to check, there was another of these threads in here and it specifically wouldn't let you post miles from before the thread was started
    yup... we've got A LOT more millage to cover though haha... as long as it was pedaled in '09 it counts... heck i'm even OK with it being on a trainer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson
    yup... we've got A LOT more millage to cover though haha... as long as it was pedaled in '09 it counts... heck i'm even OK with it being on a trainer...
    Ok, well I'm aiming to do a LOT of miles this year
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    1020.26 + 10.89 + 8.84 + 11.53 = 1051.52
    I have had 3 rides this week, the last one was in -10C and really cold all on road. Here biking on roads are hard enough with snow and ice.

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    ok..side note

    someone must be jealous about the hills in cali.

    sorry for the video everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDog03
    so thats 11 + 64.27 + 44.19 = 119.46 subtotal + 1051.52 = 1170.98
    amazing... at this point to stay "even" all year long day by day we should be at 1096 miles... (thats 69 miles per day we need posted)... and even in the middle of winter we're seeing them... ...

    keep posting guys...

    so right now we're at... 1170.98 miles so far we're outpacing our goal... SWEET...

    side note... kewl camera bits... should look at some other place to host em though... youtube realy cuts down the quality :-/
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    1170.98 + 10.67 = 1181.65

    good old UWF singletrack... did a short loop with the titec H bar... def see the problem with shifting... also a tad wider then I like... but the ergos are so nice... i think i'll go back out with the spacebar/mary and see how I like that on road it ROCKS... if i like it off i'll pick up one of the steel ones that'll take fat boy abuse... still fine tunning the new suspension fork... but i'm def going faster in some of the DH areas thanks to it... now to get faster going UP hills...
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    1181.65 + 10.6 = 1192.25

    rode a set of trails that I have not ridden in the past year. Pleanty has changed, for the better too!

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    well i actually get to add to the above number today!!!

    1192.25+7ish=1199.25

    man it was a cold ride seeing when i started it was a warm 19 degrees and dropped every minute i was one the trail! had a blast doing it also did a new trail gap at the local trail which is about 3 feet down and about 7 feet out. i got to love the new bike it just flys well and can pedal pretty much with the best of them!

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    1199.25+26.48 = 1225.73

    More road miles Shall have to do something about that tomorrow
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    Road ride 26.25 miles 1-17-09.

    1225.73 + 26.25 = 1251.98

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    A nice dirt loop this morning in 68 degree weather!

    1251.98 + 9.92 = 1261.9

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    1261.9 + 10.66 = 1272.56

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    sinkers post some how got placed up high in the thread

    the current total is

    1261.9 + 10.66 = 1272.56

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    4.6 + 1272.56 = 1277.16

    short ride around the well worn trails on the green belt behind the house with my 5.y.o in tow on the tag-a-long

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    ill jump in and help. my log says 25 miles this year as of this morning. did 5 miles wife this morning , longest ride so far. all on single track trails.

    1277.16 + 25 =1302.16

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    The Challenge

    1302.16 + 6.00 = 1308.16

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    1308.16 + 21.3 = 1329.46

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    1329.46 + 8 = 1337.46

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    1337.46+19.82 = 1357.28 miles (lunchtime ride)

    I did somewhere between 15 and 20 yesterday, but my Edge 305 was playing silly buggers so I can't say for sure how far it was.
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    1357.28 +3.5=1360.78

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    1360.78 + 6.97 = 1367.76

    short ride with friends at the trail
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    1367.76 + 4 = 1371.76

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    for those on a road ride... if you know what route you did you can use www.mapmyride.com and get a good estimate of your ride length... also plan for road rides with it... has elevation on it also which is pretty neat
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    thanks to francois for making this a sticky...
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    solo night ride (as usual) on the trail

    +13.1 = 1384.86

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    +8.06 = 1392.92

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    I have put 10 miles on my new Hoss...haven't been riding in 19 years....my ass hurts!
    1392.92 + 3 = 1395.92

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    1395.92 +3 = 1398.92

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    7.2 mile road ride during which I was chased by 2 thugs = short very high impact ride.

    1395.92 + 7.2 = 1403.12

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    1403.12 + 25.2 = 1428.32

    COLD road ride... er for me... mid 40*... i cant' feel my feet... need to get out and do another 5 miles once my feet defrost so i can hit my 50 miles for the week..

    side note... got the titec H bar on there... got it set about right... and it's pretty nice having all those hand positions on the road.
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