Month: May 2010

Day 17

Stats Distance: 16.80 miles Time: 01:00:00 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Specialized Allez Road Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 9 – 10am – 73F sunny. Chipmunk index of 1. Ride I had to go return something to Lowe’s in Torrington.  The ride was nice.  That Stillriver Greenway is smooth as silk.  I wish all …

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Day 16

Stats Distance: 12.70 miles Time: 00:55:00 Terrain: Road: Hills Bike: Specialized Allez Road Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 74F, sunny. Chipmunk index of 1. [cetsEmbedGmap src=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=21+Bank+St,+Winsted,+CT+06098&daddr=burr+pond+to:Peck+Rd+to:41.904705,-73.095775+to:21+Bank+St,+Winsted,+CT+06098&hl=en&geocode=FQ7MfwId-CWl-ynHl_aY6grniTElhwqb7ICCNA%3BFWbkfgId16Ok-ylFQ4dAep_niTGDhsxeCby-6Q%3BFX4VfwIdZoKk-w%3B%3BFQ7MfwId-CWl-ynHl_aY6grniTElhwqb7ICCNA&mra=dpe&mrcr=1&mrsp=3&sz=15&via=2,3&dirflg=b&sll=41.894259,-73.092513&sspn=0.025333,0.055747&ie=UTF8&ll=41.905599,-73.079338&spn=0.101312,0.222988&z=13&lci=bike width=350 height=425 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 frameborder=0 scrolling=no] Did the Burr Mountain thing again -12.7 miles.  BEAUTIFUL!  Added a swim to the mix.  I’ll add details later.  Saw some …

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Day 15

WOW!  15 days in [to the the 2010 Terratrike Car-Free Challenge] already? Today I put in 20.6 miles.  12.8 on the Sandblaster, 7.8 on my new Specialized Allez road bike that I picked up on my way home.  I haven’t ridden a road bike in 18 years – not since the Sandblaster, actually – so …

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Day 14

Morning Stats Distance: 11.60 miles Time: 01:00:00 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Fuji Sandblaster SX XC Mtn Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 8:30a – 65F, sunny, cool air, no humidity, great vibe! Chipmunk index of 6. Morning Ride I sure wanted to bike today, but my legs sure didn’t.  Even walking around the house, …

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Day 13

Morning Ride Stats I’ll paste them in later. Morning Ride They don’t call them the northwest hills for nothing.  I decided to try a different route, as well as to bike the whole way to work today.  I followed the recommended directions that Google came up with, and let me tell you, they must really …

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Day 12

Ride Stats I’ll paste them in later when I have time. Ride Descriptions HOT HOT HOT.  Riding through the woods was so much better than the road.  However, my accomplishment was that I rode up that damn hill on 44 on the second set of gears, and did the whole 16 miles in just over …

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Day 11

Morning Stats Distance: 11.60 miles Time: 00:55:00 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Fuji Sandblaster SX XC Mtn Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 8A – 80F, warm, sunny. Chipmunk index of 3. Morning Ride I haven’t got too much for you today.  I was a little disappointed that it took me 55 minutes to go 11 miles. …

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Day 10

Ride Stats Distance: 45.80 miles Time: 03:10:00 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Fuji Sandblaster SX XC Mtn Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 7:30 – 10:40a: 65F – 73F, partly sunny, overcast at times. Chipmunk index of 23! The Ride Wooooooo!  Forty-lovin’-five miles!  That’s the longest trip I’ve ever done in my life, I think. …

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Day 7

Morning Stats Distance: 16.00 miles Time: 01:25:00 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Fuji Sandblaster SX XC Mtn Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 7:30 – 9a – 68F, sunny, nice air. Chipmunk index of 4. Beaver index of 1. Morning Ride That’s right, I said beaver index of 1. I saw a BEAVER!  Isn’t that …

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Day 6

Morning Stats Distance: 16.00 miles Time: 01:00:00 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Fuji Sandblaster SX XC Mtn Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 7:30a – 60F, sunny, cool, moist air. Chipmunk index of 5. Morning Ride Notable things: Longest commute of the year: 16 miles.  Not bad.  Especially since I did it in 1 hour. …

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Day 5

Morning Stats Distance: 11.60 miles Time: 00:48:00 Terrain: Road: Rolling Bike: Fuji Sandblaster SX XC Mtn Club: 2010 TerraTrike Car-Free Challenge Weather Conditions: 9a – 56F, overcast, light mist. Chipmunk index was 3. Morning Ride Have you ever seen a baby chipmunk?  I did.  I was riding along, just about to hit the off-road part …

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