I decided to get up this morning at 5:45am and ride out to Montevallo to join a group that rode out to the Winery in Calera and back. It was a nice ride, not to demanding and a really slow pace. I rode 40 miles, with an elevation gain of 2,017 and about a 15 mph average for the ride. The weather was nice early on, but got hotter toward noon.

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A good 14 miles today, a little bit of it in the rain. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have my cycle computer, we shall see. It will depend on what time the FedEx man delivers. Who is at home at 11:55am on a workday???

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I didn’t set out to ride 30 miles today, it just kind of happened. I’m not sure how long it took, but it felt like it flew by. I want to say about 2 hours which would be about 15 miles per hour. I’m ready to start picking up my averages and distance. We shall see! 

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I road a long 15 miles today in the rain at Oak Mountain State Park. Really the first time I can recall riding in the rain. It’s a down pour right now with no let up in sight. I’ve got a new cycling computer on the way so hopefully I can start a better training regiment and start seeing some results!

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25 Miles today. I’m dead tired.

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Really pushed myself today and rode a hard 20 miles. I feel really good afterwards and my knee feels as strong as ever. I also started to diet today so I was concerned before the ride how far I might go before the effects of the salad I ate today hitting me, but it didn’t.

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I figured with all the rain we have received the past two days, I needed to ride as soon as it stopped. Well, it finally cleared up some today, so I got in 24 miles with 1357 ft of climbing in just under 1 hour 20 minutes for an average of 18 miles per hour. It was very hot today. I’m saving up to get a new cycling computer for my bike so that I can get more accurate averages and distances without having to calculate them manually. I don’t want to use my old GPS that I used on my Trek because it’s too big and bulky. Hopefully within the week, I’ll have a new computer on my bike with lot’s of new bells and whistles!

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I received an email from Stephanie Wilkins today, the grand total for the Ride of Love 2007 is

$117,542.79

Incredible!

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I rode today with the usual Thursday club. We leave out of Winn Dixie on Morgan Road and ride anywhere from 17 to 25 miles. Today, I rode about 18 miles averaging right at 17 miles per hour. Not too shabby after riding 40 miles yesterday. I plan on riding a good bit on Saturday, although I haven’t determined how far just yet!

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Met with a group I have never rode with before today and we rode right at 40 miles today at about a 15 mph average. It was a nice ride and a great group of guys to ride with. If I can get up again and make it over there on Saturday at 6am, I think I’ll ride with them again. That’s a big if! 🙂

My knee felt really good today, no problems at all. I’m icing it down right now just in case, because I’m ready to get the knee stronger so that I can ride more during the week. I would like to get my weekly mileage total to somewhere around 100-150 miles ridden per week. The two August rides are coming up soon and I want to be ready for both of them. It’s going to be really hard to do 2 100 mile rides on back to back weekends, so I’m going to see closer to time if I need to go shorter on one, or not ride one all together. Today’s the Fourth of July, I think I will go swimming with the boys and eat some bbq!Today’s the Fourth of July, I think I will go swimming with the boys and eat some bbq!Until next time….

Today’s the Fourth of July, I think I will go swimming with the boys and eat some bbq!Until next time…. 

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