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2005 Ride Log


       
Total Rides
99  
Total Miles
2535.62  
Average Ride Time
1:48  
Average Ride Mileage
25.61  
Average Speed
14.23  
Saddle Time

7 days 10:10

 
     

Date
Distance Time Average Speed Top Speed

Route

1/15/04
12.47 :58 12.9 24.6 Short and very cold (14 degrees) ride on the Salt Creek Trail.
1/30/05
19.07 1:23 13.7 27.9 1st time riding with George. Took some hilly streets in Western Springs and my lungs were not ready today. Hard time breathing.
2/2/05
15.17 1:07 13.5 19
Just rode the local streets as I'm off with vehicle repairs. Cold, 35.
2/5/05
15.2 1:05 13.8 22.7 Local streets, nice sunny day around 46. Left knee hurt a bit afterwards.
2/11/05
15.09 1:07 13.7 19.5 cold and windy ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Still snow and ice on the trail.
2/16/05
12.75 :55 13.8 20 Short trip on the Salt Creek Trail. Very cold and very windy as my toes started to numb up on the return trip.
2/18/05
15.01 1:04 14 19.6 Bitter cold day (27) on the Salt Creek trail. Lungs were in really good shape today as my average shows. Felt good before and after. Did not eat all day and no alcohol all week.
2/26/05
21.04 1:27 14.4 19.5 First ride after the bike overhaul and it rides much better. Double backed the Salt Creek trail but couldnt do more mileage as it was freezing.
2/27/05
30.13 2:04 14.5 22.4 Double ride on the Salt Creek Trail. I had just finished cleaning the drivetrain and chain. It was quite cole but I was still able to continue riding.
3/6/05
30.74 2:05 14.7 22.1 Double ride on the Salt Creek trail on a perfect spring day. 59 degrees and a great average even though it was pretty windy
3/8/05
15.59 1:02 15 21.3 Cold & fast ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Not alot of time today either. Really cold (29) and windy but feeling great afterwards.
3/14/05
15.16 1:01 14.8 20.9 First ride since changing the seat and new slick tires. The ride went faster and I wasn't pushing very hard to keep a 15avg. Really cold and no earmuffs today. Right knee a little sore.
3/16/05
27.14 1:47 15.1 27.14 Double ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Fast ride that started off pretty warm but cooled off fast. Slight saddle sore but that may be due to the new seat
3/19/05
16.9  1:05  15.6  22.9  Short ride on the Salt Creek trail. The day started off warm but got cooler and cloudy.
3/20/05
 15.45 1:00  15.3   22.5 Single ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Nothing special, cold ride and windy. Right knee a bit sore so I raised the seat.
3/27/05
 30.04 2:04   14.5 20.09  Double Salt Creek Trail ride, seemed warm but was fairly cold. Lungs are a bit rough today.
3/31/05
53.32 3:43

14.3

23.2 Cycle Zydeco Day 1 Lafayette to Breaux Bridge. Pretty windy today and wet from yesterdays rain. Stopped at Foti's for beer and poor boy.
4/1/05
41.11 3:14 12.7 19.8 Cycle Zydeco Day 2 Breaux Bridge to Washington. Saw a man down along the side of the road from heart failure. He was taken off via helicopter but didn't make it. Supposedly there was another rider heart attack that day too. Lunch at Bourges for catfish.
4/2/05
42 3:10 13.3 23.2 Cycle Zydeco Day 3 Washington to Eunice. Stopped at Freds for lunch. Harley riders in from Lafayette which made quite a culture image. All black on one side of the street and all colors on the other side.
4/3/05
44.4 3:11 13.9 20.04 Cycle Zydeco day 4 Eunice to Grand Coteau. Nothing special..stopped off for Sparks and beer along the way.
4/4/05
43.37 3:10 13.7 31.2 Started off on the Tammany Trace but the best part of the trail was closed for repairs. Rick and I drove down to the levy and rode from Kenner to the French Quarter and stopped off at Cafe Du Monde.
4/5/05
85.74 5:47 14.8 21.9 Rode the entire Longleaf Trace from Hattiesburgh to Prentis Mississippi. Windy and warm. Head wind the trip back but a decent early season long ride.
4/19/05
20.02   1:16 15.6   24.5 Doubled back on the Salt Creek Trail. Lungs are not great today and riding is tough. Very windy too.
4/27/05
15.09  :58   15.5 21.8  Single ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Lungs are not great today and riding is tough. Very windy too.
4/30/05
17.45 
1:29  11.7  21.8   Sarah and I rode the Salt Creek. Her fist ride of the year so we took it easy as we don't know how her knee will react.
5/5/05
26.20 1:38   15.9 26  Double back Salt Creek ride again. Cant wait to ride some other trails. Its just that this one is so convenient and close to home. Nothing special, just a great day.
5/7/05
27.89
 2:27 11.9  24  Sarah and I rode the Prarie Path out to west Wheaton. Took it slow.
5/8/05
41.04  3:10  12.9   22.5 Nice hot day ride out to aurora on the Prarie Path.
5/17/05
21.83   1:26  15.2 22.5  Double back ride on the Salt Creek trail.
5/21/05
 23.85  2:09 11  23.8

Rib Ride Day. There were15 of us this year. Beautiful day for drinking, eating and riding. The lunch was a highlight with a cole slaw eating contest that went horribly wrong, ending up in a hazzardous mess.

5/22/05
23.62  1:37   14.5  24.8 Solo ride on the Prarie Path from VP to West Wheaton and back. Great day but needed to get some things done so a short ride.
5/24/05
50.04   3:35  14  25.5 Long ride on the Prarie Path from York rd to Aurora and onto the Fox River Trail.
5/28/05
15.94  1:15  12.6   28.6  Sarah, Chris and I rode the Salt Creek trail.
5/30/05
 37.87  2:37  14.4  25.7 Solo ride on the Prarie Path from Elgin to Aurora. Just trying to get in 40 today...cut it a little light as time was short.
6/3/05
42.49  2:53  14.7   24 Nice start early ride on the Prarie Path to Aurora with no wind but it came up on the way home.
6/4/05
 24.12 1:46  13.5  22.6  Rode with Voigt on the Fox River Trail from Montgomery to St Charles and back. Stopped off for beer.
6/6/05
 21.77 1:21 16   24 Doubled on the Salt Creek Trail. Lungs felt great today which resulted in a decent average. Hot and muggy.
6/10/05
12.94   0:55  13.9 20.4  Dave Foss and I rode the Busse Woods trail after work.
6/16/05
 40.20 2:37   15.3 26.7  Rode the Salt Creek Trail twice and then onto some errands.
6/20/05
32.04 2:38 12.1 22.6 Sarah and I rode the Prarie Path from Elmhurst to just east of Aurora.
6/21/05
15.8 1:00 15.8 24.1 5am ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Plan on doing this 3 mornings a week.
6/22/05
16.04 1:00 15.8 25.6 5am ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Plan on doing this 3 mornings a week.
6/25/05
 29.93  2:24 12.4  20.2  Sarah and I rode a double trip on the Salt Creek Trail. Extremely hot day.
6/26/05
 44.70  3:05 14.4   26.6 Solo ride on the Prarie Path from Elmhurst to Aurora. Tough ride today..very hot.
6/29/05
31.86 2:00 15.9 226 Truck in shop so did an early morning ride on Salt Creek and then another in the afternoon.
6/30/05
15.52 1:00 15.3 24.1 4:30am ride, turned into a thunderstorm. Had to turn back a little early as the lightening was bad. Raining so hard that I couldnt see.
7/5/05
15.91 1:00 15.7 25.9 4:30 ride on Salt Creek Trail. Air is thick from the rain.
7/15/05
26.9 1:46 15.2 23 Rode the Red Arrow Highway in Bridgeman Michigan out 10 and back. Took a detour to look for a better less traveled route.
7/16/05
22.98 1:31 15.2 22.6 Took off again on the route I checked on Map Point for Bridgeman Michigan. Still need to do some tuning as the roads didnt corespond to the map.
7/19/05
21.7 1:21 16 26.7 Double back on the Salt Creek Trail in the afternoon. Supposed to ride the morning but was just too tired
7/21/05
15.91 0:59 16 26 4:30 AM ride on the Salt Creek Trail.
7/23/05
42.39   2:48 15.1   23  Prarie Path from Elmhurst to Aurora. Not too hot but muggy.
7/27/05
23.07 1:26 15.9 25.9 5AM ride..doubled back on the Salt Creek trail.
7/28/05
23.09 1:26 16 24.4 5AM ride..doubled back on the Salt Creek trail.
7/29/05
16.01 1:00 15.8 23.9 5AM ride..on the Salt Creek trail.
7/30/05
 47.03 3:14   14.5 25.7  Nice day for a ride. Kept drinking and took a Cliff shot on this easy distance ride.
7/31/05
28.10   1:53 14.8  25  took and easy ride on the GWT to Wayne. Sore as its been 5 days of riding. Just missed my 300 for July.
8/3/05
21.8  1:21   16.1  25.4 Morning ride, 8am double back on Salt Creek. Hot and windy, tough ride probably due to lack of dinner last night.
8/6/05
 43.54  2:55  14.8  24.3  Tough ride on the Prarie Path. Really felt it afterwards.
8/7/05
26.61  2:20  11.3  24.1  Sarah and I rode a leisure ride on the Prarie Path out to the far side of Wheaton and back.
8/9/05
16.01 1:01 15.7 24.9 5AM ride on the Salt Creek Trail
8/11/05
16.02 1:00 15.9 24.8 5AM ride on the Salt Creek Trail.
8/15/05
16.08 1:00 15.9 25.2 5AM ride on the Salt Creek Trail
8/16/05
 18.57 1:16   14.5

21 .7

Rode the Busse Woods trail w/Dave. Took it easy.
8/19/05
 18.51 1:07  16.5  23.1  Solo ride in Busse Woods. Hot day so I pushed it.
8/21/05
36.61 3:06 11.7 23.5 Sarah and I rode the Prarie Path from Elmurst east to Maywood and then out to west Wheaton.
8/23/05
 18.44 1:08  16.2  23.5  Solo ride at Busse Woods. Windy today.
8/24/05
18.49 1:12 15.3 22.1 Busse Woods ride with Dave. Windy as usual.
8/27/05
28 2:30 11 18 Sarah and I took the dog in the kid carrier out to the Hennepin Canal trail in western Illinois. Broke a spoke.
8/30/05
 18.52  1:10 15.7  17.5  Solo ride on Busse Woods Trail. Really windy so a tough ride.
8/31/05
5.35 0:27 11.7 18.4 Sarah and I rode a few miles to make my 300 and check her walking route.
9/3/05
 50.17 3:23  14.8  29.3  Prarie Path ride from Elmhurst to Aurora and on the way back I checked out a few miles of the Batavia spur.
9/5/05
23.07 1:57 11.7 25.8 Sarah and I rode the Old Plank Trail from Park Forest to Frankfort. The fall festival was going on so we hit the Plank Trail Tavern for some drinks.
9/8/05
18.52 1:12 15.3 29.8 Busse Woods ride with Dave. Windy as usual.
9/10/05
24.74 1:50 13.4 25.6 Fall Rib Ride. We had over 20 people this year, some on motorcycles. No vomiting but Tim set the bar very high by eating 8 Cole Slaws...yuck.
9/13/05
18.48 1:08 16.3 24.5 Solo ride on Busse Woods Trail. Really windy today.
9/15/05
10.61 0:46 13.8 26.7 Rode with Dave on the Busse Woods Trail. Very cool and really windy. Only did 1 time around.
9/17/05
28.19   2:26  11.5 23.1  Sarah and I rode with Dave and Jean on the Fox River Trail from St Charles to Aruroa and back.
9/21/05
 27.13  1:48 15  28.1  Double ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Sore right knee.
9/24/05
38.08  3:05   12.3  24.5 Sarah, Dave, Jean & I rode the Nother Branch Bike trail to the Botanical Gardens and back. I also had additional 5 miles on from errands
9/27/05
 22  1:25 15.4   25.8 Solo double back ride on the Salt Creek trail. Sore knees afterwards.
9/30/05
23.1 1:26 15.6 26.3 Dave and I rode the Busse Woods trail and a spur up to Golf Rd.
10/1/05
30.66 2:20 13.1 22.6 Sarah and I rode the Salt Creek Trail twice. Cool morning that got warmer.
10/2/05
 30.33  1:54  16 25.4  Solo ride on the Salt Creek trail. Felt good so i pushed it.
10/8/5
42.83 3:36 11.8 26.4 Team Scat ride in Minnesota on the Cannon Valley Trail. Very cold day and we got a later start due to tempting options for NOT riding. Lunch in Cannon Falls.
 10/13/05
 16 1:00   15.9  21 Solo ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Nothing special..cool afternoon.
 10/15/05
 25.45  1:38 15.5 21.8 Solo ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Nothing special
10/18/05
 16.01
 1:02
15.2 
21.1 
Solo ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Nothing special
10/22/05 
 30.14
1:58 
 15.2
 21.7
Doubled Salt Creek Trail. Cold day and overcast. Lungs not in good shape for cold weather.
10/28/05 
 25.22
 1:37
 15.4
24.3 
Double Salt Creek Trail. Cold sunny day. Lungs in good shape but still a tough ride in 50 degree weather.
10/29/05 
 15.95
1:03 
15 
22.5 
Solo ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Nothing special weather is nice but windy. Not feeling up to par.
11/1/05 
 22.88
1:29 
15.3 
 26.4
Solo ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Nothing special but a beautiful day.
11/6/05 
 16.03
 1:05
14.7 
 19.2
Solo ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Cool wet day, tried out my new winter jersey.
11/19/05 
 16.01
1:01
15.7
21.5
 Solo ride on the Salt Creek Trail. Getting tougher to ride in this weather
12/17/05 
 12.67
 :59
12.8 
19.7 
Solo ride into Western Springs. Really cold today, 25 or so.
12/25/05 
16 
1:20
14
24
Pinellas Trail. Short Christmas day ride as Im tired from the drive down.
12/27/05 
24.1
1:54
11
24.1
Sarah and I rode the Pinellas Trail. Windy day.
12/28/05 40.25 2:37 15.3 21.8 Solo ride on the Suncoast Trail. Really windy for my last ride of the year, but it put me over 2500. Time to start over.

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