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      06-19-2021, 02:49 AM   #991
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Stopped raining here at last and a bit cooler so on with the lycra's and going for a 10 miler to visit the cows and horses in the fields..need to lose a little more weight.

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Came over to see who it was..
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Did 12 miles today it was a good ride.
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Knocked out a mellow 15 miles today on my FX3. Just a simple cruise back and forth along the bike trail. I hit my mileage goal for the week, but still might get out again tomorrow morning if I can get my lazy butt motivated.
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      06-20-2021, 02:16 AM   #995
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Concerning my bike I fitted a shorter reach headstock with spacers to raise the height more and with upright slanted towards me Funn handlebars bringing it closer to my reach to suit my frame and riding style more.
The alloy framed Carrera is a boon and much lighter than the very old metal framed bike I had before which I will probably take to the dump.
Just ordered some Bolle UV tinted riding glasses, using normal sunglasses is not the same. If you haven't ridden..for quite a while your behind needs time to adjust I'll say, and after a few rides with breaks in between then it's go.
I find it's best not to think too much whether to go for a ride just do it and I don't use any timing clock or mileage counter.

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Bit more about my bike. It's a '19 Carrera V as stated,Large frame size with 6061 T6 alloy main frame with reinforcing brackets welded onto front and rear stress points .
24 speed Shimano/SRAM gears and twin Tektro mechanical disc brakes. SR Suntour xcm front stanchions make it easy on your wrists and extremely pleased with riding this with the repositioned handle bars.Quick release system on front and rear wheels.
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Been a lot of talk about what the best lube is for the chain and I chose GT85 with PTFE said to keep your bike clean and perfect for cables and gear op slides.
You shouldn't use WD40 as a chain lubricant.
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Received my tinted Bolle riding glasses and must say they're a cut above the cheapies,nice and comfy you don't know you have them on.Would go for a ride now but too much work in the gardens while the weathers nice.
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Got out this morning before the heat came in. Little bit windy, but it was mostly a crosswind.
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Just did 7 miles after dinner tonight. Hoping to get our normal 12 mile ride in this weekend. Lots of rain in the forecast.
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Going for my 10 mi ride now stopping on the way to visit ''Brownie'' the horse.
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12 miles today, wife and me. Weather has been weird/unstable and we got out between storms.
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12 miles today, wife and me. Weather has been weird/unstable and we got out between storms.
Same here. Been dodging storms for rides and walks all week.
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12 miles today, wife and me. Weather has been weird/unstable and we got out between storms.
Rain stopped so would have been the best time to go and say hello to Brownie on the route again but it's school run time so will skip it until tomorrow..want to try out the gear changes better after they've been lubed with some fresh GT85 spray lube.
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Weather looks fine so going on a 15 miler after a + protein brekkie.
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Back from ride and another visit to Brownie.
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Was thinking of another ride but no I'll leave till tomorrow
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Did 7 miles tonight. Some of it in 20mph sustained headwinds. Nice warm sunny summer evening.
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Tonight the humidity finally receded. Dry(ish) and mid-70's. Knocked out 16 miles on local roads. Looking forward to tomorrow morning's ride. Supposed to be cool and dry again.
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Whew temps shot up to 25C outside, no wind so nothing for it but another 15 mi bike burn after a salad and sm mackerel lunch to keep the BP low just waiting for the school run brigade to let up ...and I'll take some bread for Brownie.
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Knocked out a 25 miler today. The weather is near perfect. Just a tad windy.
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Fed Brownie a slice of bread and he seemed satisfied..have to buck up courage to feed from the straight hand!
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