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      09-21-2021, 12:35 PM   #1145
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Jumping in on this thread, just picked up a "new to me" Trek Domane SL6 this weekend. I've only been riding for about a year. Have an older Trek FX 7.4 that I've been using. The upgrade feels like I went from a 25 year old pickup truck to my 340i. Looking forward to many miles on this bike in the coming years.
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      09-21-2021, 02:20 PM   #1146
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Pleasant ride today in nice weather at 24c then fast journey back with the wind behind me.
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      09-21-2021, 05:29 PM   #1147
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You ever check out the videos from Fulgaz? Lots of them are shot around southern England and Wales. Do a search by country and then click on the videos you want to watch. If you have a smart trainer in your house and a Fulgaz membership, you can "ride" these courses almost as if you were there. My Wahoo trainer is set up in front of a 46" 4k TV, so the point of view to the roads in the videos is perfect. When the rider in the video encounters a hill, it gets very hard to pedal for me, just as if I were on the hill. Just the opposite going downhill. I run Fulgaz on a 4k Apple TV box, but it's also Windows compatible.

https://fulgaz.com/fulgaz-rides/
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      09-22-2021, 05:54 AM   #1148
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You ever check out the videos from Fulgaz? Lots of them are shot around southern England and Wales. Do a search by country and then click on the videos you want to watch. If you have a smart trainer in your house and a Fulgaz membership, you can "ride" these courses almost as if you were there. My Wahoo trainer is set up in front of a 46" 4k TV, so the point of view to the roads in the videos is perfect. When the rider in the video encounters a hill, it gets very hard to pedal for me, just as if I were on the hill. Just the opposite going downhill. I run Fulgaz on a 4k Apple TV box, but it's also Windows compatible.

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Thanks M_Six! I'll look into it, looks interesting.

When it comes to on the road I must admit I'm a bit of a lone wolf when it comes to riding and prefer to go at my own pace, with others I'm a bit impatient in trying to keep up with someone or slowing for them to catch up.
I got the riding bug from when at school and it's carried on since then, you tone your body to it and I go riding even when it's cold.

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      09-22-2021, 09:01 PM   #1149
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      09-23-2021, 02:30 PM   #1150
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Got 12 miles in today on the gravel bike (modded Crossrip) with new 700x38 tires. I wanted to do more, but the wind was ridiculous today.
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      09-24-2021, 03:37 PM   #1151
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The wind was less annoying today and I was back on the Domane.
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      09-25-2021, 01:25 PM   #1152
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Was a good ride right up until I crashed. Had to brake hard to avoid a driver cutting a left and then couldn't get unclipped. Oof. Helmet did its job, though. Hit the pavement hard with no damage to my head. Busted up elbow, knee, and hip.
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      09-25-2021, 01:56 PM   #1153
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Ouch, by busted up you mean broken? Hopefully not.

I did back to back 40 mile rides on the Pinarello yesterday and today. Feel good although I had to take a nap afterwards. Drivers are particularly shitty here too, particularly about making turns while acting like cyclists aren't even there
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Got a quick 40 mile ride in before work
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Ouch, by busted up you mean broken? Hopefully not.

I did back to back 40 mile rides on the Pinarello yesterday and today. Feel good although I had to take a nap afterwards. Drivers are particularly shitty here too, particularly about making turns while acting like cyclists aren't even there
Nah, just bruises. But at 62, injuries like this can wreak havoc the next day and beyond.

I was in speed mode, which at my age is a room I shouldn't party in as often as I do. I had just set a new PR on a Strava segment and was going for a good 5 mile lap time, so I was not being as careful as I should have been. If I hadn't needed to grab a ton of brake when she cut me off, I'd have been fine. Lesson learned.
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      09-25-2021, 04:34 PM   #1158
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Was a good ride right up until I crashed. Had to brake hard to avoid a driver cutting a left and then couldn't get unclipped. Oof. Helmet did its job, though. Hit the pavement hard with no damage to my head. Busted up elbow, knee, and hip.
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Thanks, LJ. I have a 6-pack of good IPA I bet will help with that as well.
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Thanks, LJ. I have a 6-pack of good IPA I bet will help with that as well.
Sorry to read you had a spill and as you mentioned IPA, well..I'll have one to speed up your recovery from the bruises.
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I transitioned from mountain biking (9,000-11,000 elevation) to road racing about 15 years ago. After my Fuji was stolen from my garage I replaced it with this (stock photo) 2014 Ridley Fenix AL1 105 7005 in 2014. Back then a "ride" would be 2-3 miles and now I don't even go out for less than a 20 mile "trial" run. I look at newer bikes when I'm in the LBS but this is so fast and comfortable, for me, that I just replace the tires or cables when needed and it just keeps cranking.
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11 mile ride on a nice cool/warm fall morning. Combination of neighborhood streets and regional bike path. Crossed one major road using a pedestrian crosswalk at a major intersection.
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3 x 40 mi in three days. Was at least 91 F all three days so my thighs are nowhere near the same color as my legs now
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3 x 40 mi in three days. Was at least 91 F all three days so my thighs are nowhere near the same color as my legs now
Same here, I put on my long leggings and covered arms as the same was happening to me..
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Despite a sore hip from my fall the other day, I got out and rode today. The weather was perfect and I just couldn't pass it up. I actually did 24 miles today, but I had to restart my head unit when I saw it wasn't recording my HR.
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Did 25 today to hit my weekly 100 mile goal. Now I think it's time for 2 or 3 days off the bike. I need a break.
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