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Old 06-05-2011, 02:41 PM
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Did my Sunday 40 today in beautiful South Florida. South Dade to Key Biscayne and back. Took up road cycling about 5 years ago after a routine physical that showed type 2 diabetes and hypertension. All gone.

I ride abut 20 miles 3x per week and 40-50 on Sundays. Addictive, do all the organized rides in Miami including a few centuries (100 miles) So much more involving than just going to the boring gym.
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Old 06-05-2011, 02:57 PM
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I ride. 14 miles most weekday am's (all I have time for) and longer rides on weekends as time and schedule permit. Of course boating takes away from my cycling time
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Old 06-05-2011, 05:26 PM
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A couple of rides after work per week and then Saturday and Sunday rides when home. Gotten the upgrade/build bug lately which will take a toll on the boat budget.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:00 PM
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I used to ride at least 100 miles a week. Traffic got so bad around where I live and after a couple close calls it started looking healthier to get exercise in other ways.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:29 PM
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My unlce is a freak. He rides 40-60 mi every weekday morning and 100 ea day on the weekends. Rain or shine. He plans vacations around biking. He's 60 now and has been doing it for 25 years. Never misses a day unless it's frigid or snowing. Franceso Moser, Kestrel, Merlin. Nice bikes!
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Old 06-06-2011, 04:55 AM
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Just picked up riding this year after 35 years of running beat up my knees to the point that running is no longer possible. Running was my passion and I really miss the trail runs. I have road and cyclocross bikes. Both Cannondales. What are you riding?
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:13 AM
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I have a good bike and was riding from from time to time but I cannot get into it. I bought the bike as I was having knee and hip problems from years of distance running (ran all the way through college). However my desire and passion for running hasnt conveyed to the bike. I am now 40lbs heavier than I was in college and am wanting to stay fit so I am getting the bike tuned up again to see if I can find some fire for it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:22 AM
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I do triathlons, so I do a good bit of riding. More when there's a race coming up. I spend a lot of time on the trainer, and do my longer rides outside. Probably average 1-2 trainer rides(90 minutes) and a long ride on the weekends. I'd much rather run or swim, but it is a great way to stay in shape.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Hullin View Post
Just picked up riding this year after 35 years of running beat up my knees to the point that running is no longer possible. Running was my passion and I really miss the trail runs. I have road and cyclocross bikes. Both Cannondales. What are you riding?
Parlee Z5. Until about a year ago I had a beautiful Spec Roubaix. All ended when some jerk rear ended my Jeep Wrangler and pulverized it. Talked my wife into the Parlee and just now had to buy her one. Well, at least I'm free of the upgrade bug.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:40 AM
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Try to get my 15 mile loop in a couple times a week.
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Old 06-06-2011, 11:57 AM
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I usually do 20-30 miles a day during the week, 65 on Saturday and 40 on Sunday. One of the reasons I moved to this area was for all the bike rides and groups. There are group rides that start as early as 5:30 am and as late as 6 pm. I used to race, but just do it for fun now. I usually do 2-3 group rides a week and the solo rides I do around 22-23 mph. No hills, but the head winds can be a bitch. Sunday morning is the killer to me, it's a down and back with speeds in the 27 - 31 range the whole time.
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with speeds in the 27 - 31 range the whole time.
seriously?!? that's hauling. I ride 20 on long rides. 27 is downhill speed
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:27 PM
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seriously?!? that's hauling. I ride 20 on long rides. 27 is downhill speed
Yeah, there are some fast guys around here. They do a ride that starts on top of the Sand Key Bridge every Tuesday & Thursday morning @ 5:30 am and go south to Park Blvd and pick up the group there at 6 AM and haul back up and do the Sand Key bridge and Clearwater Causeway, the ride back north is fast. The fort rides also hit those speeds on Tuesday & Thursday nights and Saturday mornings.
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I ride often when I am in Fort Lauderdale, less in the Keys as US1 is the only practical long road, it has no shoulder or bike lane and scares me. I used to ride with the Big Wheel Cycles group in Hollywood and rode in Weston a lot- the Weston Flyers usually dropped me after 10 miles or so. Cycling is one of the things I really miss in the Keys. My road bike is a Team Phonak BMC SLT- I call it "Floyd".
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I ride often when I am in Fort Lauderdale, less in the Keys as US1 is the only practical long road, it has no shoulder or bike lane and scares me. I used to ride with the Big Wheel Cycles group in Hollywood and rode in Weston a lot- the Weston Flyers usually dropped me after 10 miles or so. Cycling is one of the things I really miss in the Keys. My road bike is a Team Phonak BMC SLT- I call it "Floyd".
I used to love the Sheridan ride down there. I used to do it on Saturday mornings and then go to the velodrome and get my track work out in. I miss the velodrome.....built up a sweet, custom Tiemeyer Signature but haven't taken it down there yet, only done road rides on it so far.
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I ride often when I am in Fort Lauderdale, less in the Keys as US1 is the only practical long road, it has no shoulder or bike lane and scares me. I used to ride with the Big Wheel Cycles group in Hollywood and rode in Weston a lot- the Weston Flyers usually dropped me after 10 miles or so. Cycling is one of the things I really miss in the Keys. My road bike is a Team Phonak BMC SLT- I call it "Floyd".
I live at mm 90 but only ride on the old road for my daily workout, never US 1. For too many motorists in the Keys 8 am is still the night before. On Sundays I drive up to Deering Estate in South Dade and ride thru Pinecrest and the Grove and on to Key Biscayne for a really nice trip. Cars are pretty much aware of the cyclists as there are literally hundreds of them on the road on Sundays.
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