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20 minutes ago, SwampD said:

Your right near Kissing Bridge. Has there been any skiing there at all this year?

The hills look like there are a bunch of people lately, sadly, I don't know how to ski. 

I went to Swain 2 years ago and after a day there I was able to do some basic stuff on very beginner hills, but I am planning on formal lessons next winter. I've also considered shorter ski blades, as I can skate fairly well and was told that those remeble ice skates the most. 

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5 hours ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

The hills look like there are a bunch of people lately, sadly, I don't know how to ski. 

I went to Swain 2 years ago and after a day there I was able to do some basic stuff on very beginner hills, but I am planning on formal lessons next winter. I've also considered shorter ski blades, as I can skate fairly well and was told that those remeble ice skates the most. 

If you can skate, you can ski. Just rent a shorter pair of skis and remember not to try a crossover. 

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Well, I did it. I qualified for the NASTAR National Championship in Aspen, CO. Meaning I'm am OK beer league alpine ski racer. 

I'm really in a big fish, small pond scenario and I'm most definitely going to get absolutely smoked in the top division in Aspen, but oh well. I'm in.

 

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On 2/5/2020 at 9:42 PM, Wyldnwoody44 said:

My first 2 sport workout today, did a mile swim in 55 minutes and then pounded out a 5k in 29 minutes right after. Tomorrow a 15 mile cycle on the trainer. 

Followed this up with a 14oz strip steak and broccoli. Feel good and tired all at once. 

Also this is my new setup for winter cycling, not all that exciting, but a good way to train properly. 

 

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Woody, how do you like that trainer set-up? I've been debating doing this with my road bike. 

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1 hour ago, darksabre said:

Woody, how do you like that trainer set-up? I've been debating doing this with my road bike. 

Honestly, it's probably the best way to keep the authenticity of a true cycle. It's not as fun as being outside, but it does a good job of keeping it very accurate. I have a fan I put on myself work the workout and pop the TV on and cycle away to whatever is on. 

I like the fluid trainers as you use your own gears to shift and the fluid mimics resistance quite well, and my kinetic road machine (the one I have here) has a built in power meter to give me accurate Mph/distance/watts etc. For about 279$ or so, I think it was a great purchase, especially for the winter to train and stay in cycling shape. 

Separately, I just ran 8 miles and kept my best pace since I've started of 10:15/mile. I love seeing improvement when training, I was even keeping my heart rate in the upper 150,s for most of it! 

 

One step closer to that Ironman 

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36 minutes ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

Honestly, it's probably the best way to keep the authenticity of a true cycle. It's not as fun as being outside, but it does a good job of keeping it very accurate. I have a fan I put on myself work the workout and pop the TV on and cycle away to whatever is on. 

I like the fluid trainers as you use your own gears to shift and the fluid mimics resistance quite well, and my kinetic road machine (the one I have here) has a built in power meter to give me accurate Mph/distance/watts etc. For about 279$ or so, I think it was a great purchase, especially for the winter to train and stay in cycling shape. 

Separately, I just ran 8 miles and kept my best pace since I've started of 10:15/mile. I love seeing improvement when training, I was even keeping my heart rate in the upper 150,s for most of it! 

 

One step closer to that Ironman 

ebay is littered with used ones, so maybe that's the route I'll go.

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2 minutes ago, darksabre said:

ebay is littered with used ones, so maybe that's the route I'll go.

Look for the road machine smart 2, that's the ticket, and grab a front riser ring too, I like my bike to be even lol 

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My new pedals for my mountain bike came in the mail today! Yes!

*****! I don't have a pedal wrench! Ok, bike store opens at 10 tomorrow. Get pedal wrench! 

Also, my storage hooks came in the mail today too. So now my bikes are all hanging up in my garage. Looks not half bad.

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Went on a stealth bike ride last night. Who'd have thought mountain biking at night wasn't the best of ideas? I ate ***** over the train tracks at about 20 mph. Not a scratch on my bike. Only several bruises on my left side. 

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2 hours ago, ubkev said:

Went on a stealth bike ride last night. Who'd have thought mountain biking at night wasn't the best of ideas? I ate ***** over the train tracks at about 20 mph. Not a scratch on my bike. Only several bruises on my left side. 

Dude.

That sux.

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1 hour ago, SwampD said:

Dude.

That sux.

It was my fault, obviously. The railroad tracks are kinda technical during daylight and I was going way to fast AND at night, with a riding light. It was dumb. I had it coming.

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12 hours ago, ubkev said:

It was my fault, obviously. The railroad tracks are kinda technical during daylight and I was going way to fast AND at night, with a riding light. It was dumb. I had it coming.

How far do you usually ride? I just started a few months ago and did about 18 miles in Buffalo last weekend. I was pretty tired at the end but most of the time I’m just having so much fun it doesn’t seem like exercise. 

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1 hour ago, bob_sauve28 said:

How far do you usually ride? I just started a few months ago and did about 18 miles in Buffalo last weekend. I was pretty tired at the end but most of the time I’m just having so much fun it doesn’t seem like exercise. 

Just got back from what I guess you could call a sprint. I set a personal record for my regular road route. 17.68 miles in 1 hour and 6 minutes. My goal for that particular ride is 1 hour flat. I'm going to have to be perfectly rested and have a windless day to pull that off. The ride only has about 300 feet of elevation gain, but most of it is elevated on a retaining d.i.k.e. on the Susquehanna River, so the wind sucks!

Most of the time I'm not riding on the road. I like to stick to the trails in the woods by the river and in the surrounding mountains. Those rides are usually anywhere from 15 to 30 miles. I don't go farther that that, these days.

Oh, and I'm fully exhausted. I think I may die. It's 90 degrees with a million% humidity.

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The filter thinks the object that keeps my city from flooding is a dirty word
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1 hour ago, bob_sauve28 said:

How far do you usually ride? I just started a few months ago and did about 18 miles in Buffalo last weekend. I was pretty tired at the end but most of the time I’m just having so much fun it doesn’t seem like exercise. 

I'm been riding a bit lately too, and I did 12 miles in around an hour on Monday. Paved and gravel fairly flat canal trail and streets, on my (I guess) vintage 2001 Trek 4900 MTB.That's way more than the usual 4-6 mile quick ones I do most of the time. Around here, the bike trails are generally pretty flat since they're rail or canal, but the roads you can end up in decent hills really quickly (think southern Erie County).

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2 hours ago, ubkev said:

Just got back from what I guess you could call a sprint. I set a personal record for my regular road route. 17.68 miles in 1 hour and 6 minutes. My goal for that particular ride is 1 hour flat. I'm going to have to be perfectly rested and have a windless day to pull that off. The ride only has about 300 feet of elevation gain, but most of it is elevated on a retaining d.i.k.e. on the Susquehanna River, so the wind sucks!

Most of the time I'm not riding on the road. I like to stick to the trails in the woods by the river and in the surrounding mountains. Those rides are usually anywhere from 15 to 30 miles. I don't go farther that that, these days.

Oh, and I'm fully exhausted. I think I may die. It's 90 degrees with a million% humidity.

I had no idea before I started riding how much the wind matters! Our bodies are like sails, it seems. 

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3 hours ago, ubkev said:

Just got back from what I guess you could call a sprint. I set a personal record for my regular road route. 17.68 miles in 1 hour and 6 minutes. My goal for that particular ride is 1 hour flat. I'm going to have to be perfectly rested and have a windless day to pull that off. The ride only has about 300 feet of elevation gain, but most of it is elevated on a retaining d.i.k.e. on the Susquehanna River, so the wind sucks!

Most of the time I'm not riding on the road. I like to stick to the trails in the woods by the river and in the surrounding mountains. Those rides are usually anywhere from 15 to 30 miles. I don't go farther that that, these days.

Oh, and I'm fully exhausted. I think I may die. It's 90 degrees with a million% humidity.

Williamsport?

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2 hours ago, MattPie said:

Williamsport?

Wilkes-Barre and surrounding towns.

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3 hours ago, bob_sauve28 said:

I had no idea before I started riding how much the wind matters! Our bodies are like sails, it seems. 

Oh for sure! It can be brutal.

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16 hours ago, ubkev said:

Wilkes-Barre and surrounding towns.

Ah, cool. There's a path/trail on the top of the flood barrier all along US15 in Williamsport too.

Around here the Schuylkill River Trail is the place to go if you want to hit longer distances without a lot of road; it's in sections, but from here it's complete-ish all the way into Philly (+-20 miles). The parts I've seen are mostly flat, other than a moderate hill right here near Phoenixville where they couldn't follow the river.

https://schuylkillriver.org/map/

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47 minutes ago, MattPie said:

Ah, cool. There's a path/trail on the top of the flood barrier all along US15 in Williamsport too.

Around here the Schuylkill River Trail is the place to go if you want to hit longer distances without a lot of road; it's in sections, but from here it's complete-ish all the way into Philly (+-20 miles). The parts I've seen are mostly flat, other than a moderate hill right here near Phoenixville where they couldn't follow the river.

https://schuylkillriver.org/map/

That sounds pretty good. Ours is segmented. Behind my house it runs for 4 miles into a mountain and the flood control lands. On the other end of it, you have to ride about a mile of road to the river walk downtown area, which is pretty nice. Then I cross the river and the d.i.k.e picks back up for another 10 miles through a park and 3 or 4 towns. It hits a major highway on ramp after that, but if you want to navigate that the trail picks up again in about a half mile for another 2 miles of paved trail.

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My bike has just been freshly tuned up. Halfway through my ride and I'm absolutely smashing my PR time. Bam! Flat tire. 

I'm choosing to take this as a metaphor for the sabres.

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