Saturday, July 31, 2010

370 miles in July 2010 - 1595 so far this year

119.34 miles - One month of Burley pullin' - July


119.34 miles
10.4 avg
28.1 max
2319.0 cal
11:21:49

Trek 790 w/ Burley

I just left the computer on the bike this month instead of posting individual rides. Mostly the rides were utilitarian, but a few were for pleasure. Kian really loves riding in the Burley trailer.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

15.4 miles - Commute/ Williston Extension 7/24/10

15.4 miles
18.8 avg
37.0 max
0:49:18

Madone

Tired....hungry....

8.3 miles - Commute - 7/23/10

8.3 miles
15.7 avg
26.1 max
0:31:53

Trek 520

Thursday, July 22, 2010

26.6 miles - Greenway/Franklin Bridge/E River Pkwy/Ford Bridge/W River Pkwy/Greenway - 7/20/10

26.6 miles
1:22:31
26.9 max
19.3 avg

Madone

Ride moderately hard for my fitness level, bnut di not do anything for recovery and bit it later that night. I need to eat a PBJ or something when I get home...otherwise a great ride.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

22.9 miles - Commute/Lake Calhoun and Hariet - 7/19/10

22.9 miles
1:11:21
26.4 max
19.2 avg

Madone

Great short ride on my way home from work...the lakes can get annoying, but today there weren't a ton of people strolling at 3:30 in the afternoon. Started out wanting just a slow casual ride and something about theat Madone just wants to go fast....

Monday, July 19, 2010

15.2 miles - Lake Hariet and Calhoun - 7/18/10

15.2 miles
0:54:18
24.6 max
16.8 avg

Black Trek

Blew a tube at dusk on the north side of Lake Calhoun. I heard my front brake rub and thought I popped a spoke or bent the rim, so I reached down and released the quick release, which didn't help (it was dark). Then I heard a huge POW!!! It was like a gunshot blast and one of the four girls on cruiser bikes 50 feet in front of me screamed bloody murder. I pulled over and changed the tube while getting sucked dry of my blood from those little flying creatures.
It was an interesting ride. Glad I didn't take the Madone tonight, especially around the Lakes.

29.4 miles - Commute x 2 - 7/17 - 7/18/10

29.4 miles (10.4 miles on Black Trek, 19 miles on Madone)
1:36:21
34.9 max
18.2 avg

Black Trek, Madone

Went the long way to work and back on Saturday and started 45 minutes early on Sunday morning w/ the Madone.

Friday, July 16, 2010

10.9 miles - Commute/394 frontage extension - 7/16/10

10.9 miles
16.4 avg
29.5 max
0:39:59

Trek 520

I just wanted to keep going tonight, but the little dudes keep me heading towards home...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

10.7 miles - commute - 7/13/10

10.7 miles
0:38:37
26.4 max
16.6 avg

Black Trek

To Dunn Bros to pick up a breakfast sandwich, 2 apple fritters and some coffee and off to work...beautiful morning to ride to work and stay there for 12 hours....

Monday, July 12, 2010

21.7 miles - Comnmute/Mitch's - 7/11 - 7/12/10

21.7 miles
13.1 avg
32.6 max
1:39:27

Trek 520

Rode Thatcher over to Mitch's and today I rode to work...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

56.7 miles - 3 Rides on North Shore - 7/6 - 7/7 - 7/8/10






56.7 miles
17.1 avg
41.1 max
3:18:20

Black Trek
20 miles on the first morning of our short stay at the Cascade Lodge (http://www.cascadelodgemn.com/) was great. Warm weather and hardly a breeze. 10 miles on the second day because there was a fog that spattered my glasses, I forgot my water bottle and I was very achy for some reason. 27 miles on the last day. I set a very small goal which was to climb the Gunflint Trail from Grand Marais to the top of the hill - 3 miles on a steady and steep incline. It was fun and nice to feel a burn from climbing for a change. There are no hills in the Twin Cities worthy of calling a challenge. Great rides, although short. The pics are of a cool strange bike and of a view from mid hill on the Gunflint of Grand Marais.