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lucydad

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against the wind and with the wind...
« on: February 20, 2015, 11:27:16 AM »
All,

Took another friday off work from FlubDub Energy.  I love the four on, and 3 off schedule. 

Rode the Cannondale this morning:  against the wind is great cardio, works the muscles, one must kick down to the low gears, keep on pedaling, be patient, and eventually one makes the goal.  Many will tell you to hurry up-- but it is better to ride your own pace.



Resting at the goal is good form, so is hydration and enjoying the endorphin burn.

Then there is riding with the wind.  Easy and fast and fun,  seventh gear and 20 mph.  Miles fly by and one is cruising.  Flags fly proudly and home is quickly reached.   Life is like that.



Our FlubDub Energy BOD met Thursday.   Waiting for feedback, strategy and such.  I keep getting prompts to retire sometime before end of 2015.  Maybe they will help me make the decision?  Love days like today:  doing my own thing at my own pace.  Quiet and contemplative.

V7R will get rolled out this afternoon if it does not rain.  Spring is pretty much here:  high winds from the epic battle between Mother Gulf of Mexico and the blue Northers.   

Ride safe all.  The cagers are out to maim and kill both kinds of two wheeled vehicles.

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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 11:38:02 AM »
 "Flubdub energy , a subsidiary of AFU enterprises , a global concern  TM  ;D

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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 12:30:44 PM »
 Ride safe all.  The cagers are out to maim and kill both kinds of two wheeled vehicles.

  Those cages do the same for wheel chairs. It's an intimidation tactic trying to get you to not use THEIR road.
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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2015, 12:34:02 PM »
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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2015, 03:44:01 PM »
tough to ride in  CT @ 8f  and more snow on the way this weekend + some ice on sunday

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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2015, 03:54:04 PM »
tough to ride in  CT @ 8f  and more snow on the way this weekend + some ice on sunday


 So if you had something to ride in your area, would it be called an ice cycle?
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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2015, 10:36:08 PM »
  against the wind is great cardio, works the muscles, one must kick down to the low gears, keep on pedaling, be patient, and eventually one makes the goal.  Many will tell you to hurry up-- but it is better to ride your own pace.

LD, that is really great advice for riding against the wind on a bicycle, but so easy to forget.  I'd much rather pedal up hill than against the wind, but why should it be different?

I've loved your bicycle and motorcycle commentary.  You're really living when you can do both in the same day!
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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2015, 05:09:33 AM »
No joy in the Ozarks yet. Freezing rain has put a shiny glaze on the 4 inches of snow on the ground.But it won't be long until the asparagus starts popping out of the patch out back ;D
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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2015, 09:02:29 AM »
SED,

Merci beaucoups....and my legs are still recovering from the upwind Cannondale ride.  V7R is much easier, just remember to relax and tack the vectors via counter steering.  Gusty today again. 

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Re: against the wind and with the wind...
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2015, 09:34:54 AM »
Only thing I don't like about riding upwind is the added noise in my ears.
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