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    yeah this is great.

    definitely riding....saturday, sunday, monday!
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    Hopefully I wont get attacked by a dog today. The route I like takes me by a house that has a dog that I'm worried about. Need some mace.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    Bought some pepper spray. I wonder how many times it will take before the dog learns to leave me alone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    Bought some pepper spray. I wonder how many times it will take before the dog learns to leave me alone?
    cool. but has he attacked you? i hate dogs. hate dogs when i'm riding not hate dogs in general. i think most are pretty "friendly" and just get excited when they hear us coming. but i still try to avoid them at all cost. had one chase us near the UT campus monday night. he came out of nowhere. this is the regular route so was not expected. would expect them to be behind a fence or something. most common to see loose dogs out in the country not neighborhoods
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    He hasn't attacked me but only because I'm hauling ass to get away from him. He's one of the more aggressive dogs I've run across. Most dogs are protecting their territory or something like that but this one is different. It might just be that I'm prejudiced because he's a pit bull but he seems like he wants a piece of me.

    On a different note. I posted it on fb. I plan to ride 1000 miles by the 6th of next month. I started on Weds and have gone 94.65 miles with 3,565 ft of climbing so far.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    i honestly think some dogs have more of an aggressive nature in them....but i don't know of any studies in particular...

    awesome! are you planning to ride everyday? i know you commute to work. does that include miles riding your mt bike on the trail?
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    The plan was to ride everyday but I've been sick so I've fallen behind. I only rode 165 miles for the week. 85 miles behind schedule.
    I haven't ridden off road in so long I doubt I'll get a ride in now, but if I do I'll include the miles. I'm heading out for a ride now. I'm hoping I can find some flat roads to make up some of the missed miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    The plan was to ride everyday but I've been sick so I've fallen behind. I only rode 165 miles for the week. 85 miles behind schedule.
    I haven't ridden off road in so long I doubt I'll get a ride in now, but if I do I'll include the miles. I'm heading out for a ride now. I'm hoping I can find some flat roads to make up some of the missed miles.
    wow 165, good for you! some weeks i'm lucky enough to get 90 but usually i get 100 (mostly longer rides on the weekend). i'm sure commuting adds to the mileage. and btw mt biking doesn't count and flat roads?! hills are much much better!

    i'm personally and honestly tired of hills (for now...i'm sure i'll change my mind soon ) i did the Hill Country River Region Classic near Concan/Leakey (near Garner State Park) this past weekend...it was killer! 104 miles of hills (and after Vanderpool which is at mile 80 the steepest hills!) can't remember the % grade but if you go to the website for the ride and click on mapmyride i believe it has the % grade. i guess i like to suffer i definitely think the hugel was alot tougher and mentally challening but i don't think i was quite prepared mentally for this ride. i wasn't in great shape like last yr (this was one of my training rides for the hugel so riding hills was much easier!). i did finish and am glad i did the 104. it was really tough. several people i spoke with after said the same thing. i did like the route though...it was/is tough (didn't i already say that?!). it was a great weekend. stayed in a cabin...great 3 day weekend i really needed that...good to get away after a long work wk

    keep me posted on your mileage and goal. good luck!
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    So what you're trying to say is that it was tough?
    I did 76.45 miles with 3,680ft of climbing today. That's nothing compared to what you just did but a lot of climbing for me. This was the first ride with my new bike, I had forgotten how nice it was to be able to coast and shift gears.
    A little over 101 miles for the week so far. 359 miles total. 140 miles behind schedule. But I'll make most of them up this week. I hope. hehehe
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    yep that's exactly what i was saying

    awesome. that's still a lot of climbing! last week i only rode once and that was mt biking tues (1 hr, not sure mileage). took monday off. can't remember what happened wed and thurs. i don't usually ride on friday but i have after work (hill ride, 18 miler). made up for it this weekend...50 saturday, 46 sunday...very very windy!

    no riding yesterday, mt biking today. haven't decided the rest of the week yet. maybe a social/pub crawl/halloween themed ride downtown austin/surrounding area thursday evening...trying to decide what to do that day...taking the day off (my b-day) with several choices from doing a 50-60 miler (the dam loop) or Rocky Hill Ranch or the greenbelt. i haven't decided yet. weekend is up in the air too. too many (good) choices

    keep up the good work!
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    Happy belated birthday. Hope you got what you wanted. Did you dress up and do a ride?
    I've started riding twice a day now. I've got a little less than 400 miles to go in 6 days. My alarm went off this morning for me to get up and ride but I turned it off. Now I'm 35 miles behind. I've got people donating money now because they don't think I'll make it. They don't realize that's what I was counting on.
    My battery died again last night. I guess it's time to get another one. No moon this time but it was still peacefull riding in the dark
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    thanks. what, dress up? lol no i went to the greenbelt with friends to do some mt biking...it was a gorgeous day...

    riding twice a day? you mean commuting to and from work (thus twice a day)?

    you can do it. awesome that you're getting money (more motivation too i would think)

    i've never tried riding in the dark (a couple of times i miscalculated and ended up riding in the dark for a few miles but didn't do it on purpose). do you keep a log of your miles? i would assume so. i don't anymore, too much work
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    I've got a garmin that makes keeping track of things pretty easy. It was one of the best gifts I've ever gotten. All I have to do is plug it into my pc.

    I was riding to and from work but on my days off (I'm off half the week) I would ride in the mornings then come home, eat, rest, then go out at night and ride again. I'm having a wheel built up that the hub is a generator. I wont have to worry about batteries dieing or anything like that.

    I didn't make my goal of a 1000 miles. I guess I'm too lazy. Plus I jacked up my ankle yesterday, I can barely walk.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    bummer about your ankle. well you were almost there (a good goal), i'm a little envious (not enough miles this yr and weekely for me). i know how laziness is...i get that way too.

    i plan on riding tomorrow Dripping Springs - Wimberley about 50-55 miles...have the day off
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    Just started riding back to work this morning. I guess i never realized the different strains a fixxie puts on your body. I haven't ridden it in almost 2 months.
    Did get a new light though. The wheel is built around a Schmidt SONdeluxe generator hub. It powers an Edelux light. Don't have to worry about batteries any more.

    Here's a link http://http://www.facebook.com/photo...991.1127853585
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    The link doesn't work. sorry.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flbikerman View Post
    Just started riding back to work this morning. I guess i never realized the different strains a fixxie puts on your body. I haven't ridden it in almost 2 months.
    Did get a new light though. The wheel is built around a Schmidt SONdeluxe generator hub. It powers an Edelux light. Don't have to worry about batteries any more.

    Here's a link http://http://www.facebook.com/photo...991.1127853585
    cool.
    "keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up" -Leighton B.
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    Start of a new year, time to ride. Plus I have to get in shape for terlingua/lajitas.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

    "There are circumstances in life that cause us to become strangers even to ourselves."

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    yes it is. except for this past weekend (rain), my 1st ride after 1 1/2 weeks...50ish miles...was nice...

    have fun at terlingua/lajitas!
    "keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up" -Leighton B.
    "obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal" -Henry Ford

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    Thanks. I always do. You should make the journey it's always a blast.
    Outer space is just 62 miles away.

    "There are circumstances in life that cause us to become strangers even to ourselves."

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