Category Archives: group rides

Feeling Stronger

The weather is getting better and I woke up looking forward to today’s bike ride. This surprised me quite a bit.  I had worked quite a bit more than usual this week and I definitely felt it on Friday–I didn’t … Continue reading

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On a Cold Saturday Morning

68.99 km Elev Gain 603 m Time 3h 9m I am not sure a cyclist planning on an early Saturday morning ride should look at the weather forecast. I mean, when I saw that it was going to be 3 … Continue reading

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I Am Almost Too Embarrassed To Tell This Story

It was another Tuesday, and that meant another chance to go on a group ride. Of course, I had a few things to get done before the ride, but I felt pretty prepared for the ride itself.  I had been … Continue reading

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Finally

It snowed on Monday afternoon. Realizing that waiting for the weather to get better wasn’t going to get me in shape, I got out on the bike today for the first group ride of the season for me. I have … Continue reading

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One Last Gasp

On Friday, one of my students asked me if winter was truly over. Before I could answer, she started making declarations like; “It’s Spring.”  “Winter is done.”  I wasn’t in the best of moods and though not as grouchy as … Continue reading

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Leftover Perfection

Snow has started to fall again and though I never expect November snow to stick around, it seems as though it might. Before I regale you with pictures of winter and snow, because rest assured I can, I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Difference a Week Makes

In stark contrast to last week’s chilly ride, by the time I got to the meeting place at 8:20, I and the rest of the Eagles were sweating. None of the potential C riders I knew were there, so I … Continue reading

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11 Degrees….11!

I have a small computer mounted on my bike. It is by no means the fancy Garmin or Wahoo system I lust after but can’t ever seem to find room in the budget for.  However, it does the job and … Continue reading

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A Good Ride Despite the Flat

Distance 73.42 km Elevation Gain 674 m Time 3h 50m**   (including pep talks and tube changes)   Finally, today I felt strong on the bike. I had been having trouble not having energy when out for rides.  I was … Continue reading

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Saturday’s Group Ride

I titled this the small group C ride on Strava.  Basically, there were only 3 of us in group C today.  All previous group C riders seem to have graduated to the B group.  It was kind of a bummer, … Continue reading

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