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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sandy Blows

In an effort to try and get in one last ride before we left for home, I went out today after the Sea Witch Festival Parade. The Junction and Breakwater Rail Trail seemed to be a good goal for the day; it was windy, overcast, and chilly. The ultimate goal was to ride up to … Continue reading »

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Season Goals

When I bought my bike back in July, the first goal I set for myself, as a real goal, was to bike from the house in Rehoboth Beach down to Bethany Beach. I figured that this would be an achievable goal, as route 1 between RB and BB is pretty straight and flat and the … Continue reading »

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Hill Escalation

The first hill was the one down the street. That one kicked my ass. Now I can ride up it still in the middle chainring (I’ve got a triple). The next hill that demolished me is over on Chesnut. I’ve cut almost a minute off the initial time I first climbed it. Then there’s the … Continue reading »

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More Hills

Trying to make sure I get in some rides before it gets too dark to early. Tonight I tried doing laps of Strathmeade; an oval stretch of road, with a hill in the north east side, and a nice downhill on the west side. 5 laps was probably not enough, but it’s a start. Gonna … Continue reading »

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Hillborhood

Each day I ride these hills, each day they make me better. These are the hills in my hillborhood. Yes, they’re not all that tall and no, they’re not all that long, but if I keep at them, and keep doing them, I’ll get better, and I’ll be ready for real hills.

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Called on Account of Darkness

Sunday arrived, and what a great day it was. The weather warmed back up into the 70s and after doing the morning’s honeydo’s, I got all kitted out and jumped on the bike. The main purpose was to ride to the LBS and talk to the folks about cold weather gear. I ended up with … Continue reading »

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It’s Getting Cold Out There

Got home from a rough day at work, visited a bit with my wife and daughter, and jumped on the bike to try to get an hour ride in before dark. Since time is of the essence, there’s no easy way to get to the W&OD trail in a short amount of time, so I … Continue reading »

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2012 Arlington Fun Ride

With the threat of a temperature-dropping cold front, I had hedged my bets for my weekend ride; I wasn’t sure to ride on the W&OD with the Potomac Pedalers, but when Friday night’s weather forecast put the storm’s arrival into the afternoon, I instead set my alarm and got up to ride on the 2012 … Continue reading »

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First Time Cycling Into Another State

Took the easy route down Custis, but decided I would head to Haines Point and do a couple laps just to see what it was like there. Took the wrong turn at the Lady Bird Johnson Memorial, and had to turn around, though it was neat to see a wedding party taking pictures with the … Continue reading »

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