End of Season??

I’ve got 130 miles left to break 2500 this year, hope I can get it in (hate salt on bike)!

Since I’ve just bought some new winter gloves, my ‘lost’ ones wll show up soon.

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Sandaltan ., November 14, 2010 at 10:25 am

The season never ends as long as we have the RAGBRAI Forum.

The last time I “lost” something really important it was my silk balaclava.  I searched for days and finally bought a not-so-cheap polyester replacement from Scheels.  Yep, a week later I found the “lost” silk balaclava tucked into a shoe in my closet.  Memory loss is one of the drawbacks of old age.  Now I have two balaclavas which is OK, one stowed in my winter coat and the silk one with my cold weather bike gear.
You will  soon find your old winter gloves.
RIDE RIGHT

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ngless, November 15, 2010 at 9:15 am

I’m 100 miles short of 2000… which I think is a calendar year record for me.  I recently joined a group that rides 20 miles every morning at 5:45am, so 5 more rides and I’ll break 2k.  Next year I hope I’m around 2500, but we’ll just have to see how it goes.  This riding group is the first regular group ride I’ve ever been a part of and it’s great!  All of my previous training was either solo or the random ride with a friend or two.

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jwsknk, November 15, 2010 at 9:25 am

or start of a new season? studded tires on MTB  and new less likely to rust chain. We’ve missed snow so far, much better than last year, oct 10th 1st snow then. My lock was frozen this morning however after being in the rain Friady and out in the garage last night.

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Michrider !!!, November 15, 2010 at 10:44 am

I checked my “Weather Rock” this morning, no snow on it yet!

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Satman, November 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

Last year was supposed to be my ‘career pinnacle’, with about 3,300 miles, but with an early start I topped it this year.  I’ve got 195 miles until 4,000 for the year (spinning doesn’t count!);  My friends are all rooting for me, so I guess I can’t put away the bike till I hit the 4k.  So ~ next year I put the fishing boat back in, and back off the miles.  Supposed to snow here on Thursday.

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Tony, November 15, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Phil while looking for background pics. I came across this one from a few weeks ago. On my ride out to Princeton. I stopped to take photos of the Lost Grove Lake Dam construction. Philo and a buddy were riding the Scott County park loop.

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pHIlo, November 16, 2010 at 9:57 am

Tony sez: Phil while looking for background pics. I came across this one from a few weeks ago. On my ride out to Princeton. I stopped to take photos of the Lost Grove Lake Dam construction. Philo and a buddy were riding the Scott County park loop.

Hey Tony … looks like the last time we ran into each other … that’s me & my brother.  We’re out for another ~40 miles today … enjoy the sun!

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toadhead, November 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Prior season best was 2008 with 2400….  I had hoped to break 3000 last year, but like everything else in my life for 2009 I failed miserably (1200–Take out RAGBRAI and CowaLUNGa and there about half of my miles in a two week period….)  But I am happy to report that I turned 3000 on November 7th and I am currently at 3071.9 for the year….  AND I got a job….  If all of the paperwork falls into place I should be starting Monday…. 

AND, I already had the RAGBRAI talk….  Should be a go for 2011!!!!

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Michrider !!!, November 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm

toadhead said: Prior season best was 2008 with 2400….  I had hoped to break 3000 last year, but like everything else in my life for 2009 I failed miserably (1200–Take out RAGBRAI and CowaLUNGa and there about half of my miles in a two week period….)  But I am happy to report that I turned 3000 on November 7th and I am currently at 3071.9 for the year….  AND I got a job….  If all of the paperwork falls into place I should be starting Monday….  AND, I already had the RAGBRAI talk….  Should be a go for 2011!!!!

Great news Toadhead!  Meet me on the curb and Helen will buy us both all the beer we can drink!

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helenheart, November 17, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Michrider said:

toadhead said: Prior season best was 2008 with 2400….  I had hoped to break 3000 last year, but like everything else in my life for 2009 I failed miserably (1200–Take out RAGBRAI and CowaLUNGa and there about half of my miles in a two week period….)  But I am happy to report that I turned 3000 on November 7th and I am currently at 3071.9 for the year….  AND I got a job….  If all of the paperwork falls into place I should be starting Monday….  AND, I already had the RAGBRAI talk….  Should be a go for 2011!!!!

Great news Toadhead!  Meet me on the curb and Helen will buy us both all the beer we can drink!

I’m watching you KY…………………………….

Great news, Toadhead! xo

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toadhead, November 17, 2010 at 7:05 pm

helenheart said:

Michrider said:

toadhead said: Prior season best was 2008 with 2400….  I had hoped to break 3000 last year, but like everything else in my life for 2009 I failed miserably (1200–Take out RAGBRAI and CowaLUNGa and there about half of my miles in a two week period….)  But I am happy to report that I turned 3000 on November 7th and I am currently at 3071.9 for the year….  AND I got a job….  If all of the paperwork falls into place I should be starting Monday….  AND, I already had the RAGBRAI talk….  Should be a go for 2011!!!!

Great news Toadhead!  Meet me on the curb and Helen will buy us both all the beer we can drink!

I’m watching you KY…………………………….

Great news, Toadhead! xo

Hopefully I’ll be able to buy my own beer!!!!  And a few for you guys!!!!

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knees36, November 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm

toadhead said: Prior season best was 2008 with 2400….  I had hoped to break 3000 last year, but like everything else in my life for 2009 I failed miserably (1200–Take out RAGBRAI and CowaLUNGa and there about half of my miles in a two week period….)  But I am happy to report that I turned 3000 on November 7th and I am currently at 3071.9 for the year….  AND I got a job….  If all of the paperwork falls into place I should be starting Monday….  AND, I already had the RAGBRAI talk….  Should be a go for 2011!!!!

Congrats Toadhead!!!  Maybe we’ll meet up again next year.  In the meantime, keep those knees a’churnin’!!!

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