A Ride in the Heat

@teamfreak16 (40498)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 10, 2017 4:07pm CST
A good day it's been so far. It's been plenty hot all day. In fact, it's supposed to hit 89° today, which is the type of weather in which I thrive. This morning, I took a 12 1/2 mile ride, and with the heat, I rode hard. I now have 40 miles in, with only 996 miles to go to hit my annual goal of at least 1000 miles a year. And I'm now ranked 2011 on Bikejournal.com. This might just be the fastest I've ever broke the 2000 ranking,which could happen on my next ride. Anyway, the photo was taken on VA property in Sheridan, Wyoming, on the day I bought the bike. Hard to believe I've had it seven years. It was expensive (you don't want to know what I spent, lets just say I've had cars that cost less. As they say, you know you're from Colorado when your bike is worth more than the car it's on.) Anyway, I'm just happy building up my mileage. Hope your day is going equally as good as mine.
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@JohnRoberts (51973)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Jun
Make use of your good weather and keep pedaling. Those "endorsements" (lol) are riding on your ranking higher.
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
It's going to be in the 80's all week, which is my kind of weather. I'll definitely be out in it.
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• United States
11 Jun
Beautiful bike, hows the paint for 7 years? :) Still shinny?
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Jun
Yes, but I also get it really muddy sometimes, especially the bottom. But it still looks good, despite a couple wrecks while mountain biking.
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• United States
11 Jun
@teamfreak16 Do you wash your bike periodically too? :)
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Jun
@infatuatedbby - Not as often as I should.
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• United States
10 Jun
Oh so proud of you Scott moving right up there! You must be very fit to cycle so far and in the heat today! Its a lovely bike.
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
Thank you. I'm riding myself back into cycling shape, building up to the 25-35 mile rides that I like to do.
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• United States
10 Jun
@teamfreak16 You are the best Scott
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
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@much2say (38683)
• United States
15 Jun
That's awesome you have these biking goals and you're getting to 'em ! Holy cow that a bike can be that expensive (but totally worth it I'm sure!).
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jun
This is the most expensive bike I've ever owned.
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@much2say (38683)
• United States
18 Jun
@teamfreak16 But it's held up well all this time, right? Definitely worth it!
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
18 Jun
@much2say - Oh yes, it was definitely worth the money. I had money at the time, so I bought the most expensive bike that fit me that I could afford.
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@valmnz (12465)
• New Zealand
10 Jun
I love your statement comparing the cost of bikes and cars
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
You see some really expensive bikes here, many on beat up cars.
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@valmnz (12465)
• New Zealand
10 Jun
@teamfreak16 I live in a flat city and cycling is a strong sport here. here's my bike, sold last year.
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
@valmnz - That's a nice bike. Too bad you had to sell it.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
10 Jun
That was a pretty awesome bike. I'm sure you can reach your goal.
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
I sure hope so. Last year I didn't.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
10 Jun
@teamfreak16 how long have been in bikejournal.com? How helpful it is for bikers? Sounds interesting to me.
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
@ilocosboy - I joined in the early 2000's. It's helpful as it allows you to not only track your mileage, but also to compete with other cyclists.
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• Preston, England
11 Jun
impressive peddling - well done in getting a mention in Bikejournal @teamfreak16
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Jun
Thank you. I'm trying to ride myself back into cycling shape as quickly as possible without overdoing it.
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• Preston, England
15 Jun
@teamfreak16 a good form of exercise and a potential to visit lots of nice places
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
15 Jun
@arthurchappell - That's true. You get to see a lot of cool things while riding a bike.
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@Hannihar (29319)
24 Apr
@teamfreak16 Scott, even though it was hot out you kept riding. You must have had a good sweat. Congrats on you ranking.
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Apr
I actually prefer riding in the heat. For some reason, I ride stronger when it's hot.
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@Hannihar (29319)
24 Apr
@teamfreak16 ok Scott.
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@FayeHazel (16393)
• United States
11 Jun
It is a good investment in your health -- :-) I love this weather, too. Enjoy!
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Jun
Oh, I always enjoy a good bike ride. Unless it's raining or really windy. It sucks getting caught out in that.
@andriaperry (46130)
• United States
11 Jun
12 1/2 miles is impressive!
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
11 Jun
It's my longest ride so far this year. I'm ramping up to the 25-35 milers that I like.
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@TRBRocks420 (73591)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Jun
Glad to hear you got a good ride in.
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
It was a good ride. Had the whole bike path almost all to myself.
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@NJChicaa (36701)
• United States
10 Jun
My bike was $800 and I thought that was a lot!!
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
My last bike I got onsale for $900. Let's just say that this one blows that away.
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@Corbin5 (99620)
• United States
10 Jun
I think you will achieve that goal easily. That bike really has stood the test of time. I never knew a bike could cost as much as a car, but probably worth it to a serious biker. My husband friend owns a bike shop in the city of Chicago, forgot the name, but I do know the bikes cost a bundle.
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@teamfreak16 (40498)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
10 Jun
This is the most expensive bike I've ever owned. And I got a discount because it was a last years model.
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