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Old January 4th, 2018, 03:45 AM   #181
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Then again, never say never. Despite some weather, a strong November:

Hiking Totals
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4 Activities
30.47 miles
12h:21m:17s
Elevation Gain: 4,954 ft
Avg Speed: 2.5 mph
Avg HR: 85 bpm
Calories: 1,915 C
Max Distance: 9.72 miles

Cycling Totals
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9 Activities
84.20 miles
6h:12m:56s
Elevation Gain: 1,010 ft
Avg Speed: 13.5 mph
Avg HR: 113 bpm
Calories: 2,389 C
Max Distance: 9.72 miles
Max Avg Speed: 15.4 mph

Skating Totals
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27 Activities
394.32 miles
35h:14m:49s
Elevation Gain: 10,174 ft
Avg Speed: 11.2 mph
Avg HR: 116 bpm
Calories: 13,309 C
Max Distance: 46.00 miles

Total Totals
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47 Activities
525.42 miles
55h:29m:40s
Elevation Gain: 16,286 ft
Avg Speed: 9.5 mph
Avg HR: 108 bpm
Calories: 18,658 C
Max Distance: 46.00 miles
Max Avg Speed: 15.4 mph

To reach 6000 miles for the year, I need 450 miles for December. That is not as tall an order as the 500 miles I projected last month but December is usually (always?) under 400 miles.
Never say never. Onward to a record breaking December:

Hiking Totals
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1 Activities
7.02 miles
2h:24m:51s
Elevation Gain: 1,430 ft
Avg Speed: 2.9 mph
Avg HR: 97 bpm
Calories: 586 C
Max Distance: 7.02 miles

Cycling Totals
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3 Activities
33.47 miles
2h:38m:41s
Elevation Gain: 640 ft
Avg Speed: 12.7 mph
Avg HR: 109 bpm
Calories: 898 C
Max Distance: 14.38 miles
Max Avg Speed: 14.3 mph

Skating Totals
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34 Activities
493.17 miles
44h:13m:34s
Elevation Gain: 12,087 ft
Avg Speed: 11.2 mph
Avg HR: 119 bpm
Calories: 19,928 C
Max Distance: 47.23 miles

Total Totals
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47 Activities
551.08 miles
51h:19m:37s
Elevation Gain: 14,344 ft
Avg Speed: 10.7 mph
Avg HR: 117 bpm
Calories: 22,554 C
Max Distance: 47.23 miles

December is normally wet. December 2017 was nearly bone dry. The only rain was a brief shower early one Thursday morning. The result: deep concern that the drought had returned and skate mileage that rivals mid-summer.

The previous December record, 2016, was swept away by over 100 miles.

Speed held surprisingly steady. In December, if it doesn't rain, it gets cold. It felt slow.

Needless to say, I met my annual goal but that is the subject for another post in another thread.
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Old January 4th, 2018, 04:19 PM   #182
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Skating Totals
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493.17 miles
Dang! SO close to a 500 mile skate month! I nearly got 400 in June this year.

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December is normally wet. December 2017 was nearly bone dry...
Shoot. We had so much rain in December. However, November was dry so I kept my totals for the year up by skating before and after work until darkness finally killed evenings.

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The previous December record, 2016, was swept away by over 100 miles.
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Needless to say, I met my annual goal but that is the subject for another post in another thread.
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Old February 3rd, 2018, 11:56 PM   #183
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Needless to say, I met my annual goal but that is the subject for another post in another thread.
Hey My Friend,

I moved from Strava to Endomondo. So much better community for skaters of all kinds. My location there is found here:

https://www.endomondo.com/profile/35663751

My user name is Joey Brooks.

I will still keep up with Strava for a short while but don't feel like doing both.

If you have an active Endomondo account, please supply the link to me.

Yes...I will still post here as long as you do!

Cheers.
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Old February 4th, 2018, 12:09 AM   #184
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December and January were awful for skating. Tons of rain in December derailed me, and all of the stuff I put off doing in December to break 3000 miles, using every good weather day, has caught up with me in January.


Orange represents miles on my longboards/skateboards and magenta represents skating on quads and inline skates.

February starts off with Jury duty. Can't catch a break.
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Old February 10th, 2018, 06:08 AM   #185
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Never say never. Onward to a record breaking December:

Hiking Totals
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1 Activities
7.02 miles
2h:24m:51s
Elevation Gain: 1,430 ft
Avg Speed: 2.9 mph
Avg HR: 97 bpm
Calories: 586 C
Max Distance: 7.02 miles

Cycling Totals
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3 Activities
33.47 miles
2h:38m:41s
Elevation Gain: 640 ft
Avg Speed: 12.7 mph
Avg HR: 109 bpm
Calories: 898 C
Max Distance: 14.38 miles
Max Avg Speed: 14.3 mph

Skating Totals
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34 Activities
493.17 miles
44h:13m:34s
Elevation Gain: 12,087 ft
Avg Speed: 11.2 mph
Avg HR: 119 bpm
Calories: 19,928 C
Max Distance: 47.23 miles

Total Totals
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47 Activities
551.08 miles
51h:19m:37s
Elevation Gain: 14,344 ft
Avg Speed: 10.7 mph
Avg HR: 117 bpm
Calories: 22,554 C
Max Distance: 47.23 miles
And a better than expected kickoff for 2018:

Hiking Totals
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4 Activities
36.58 miles
15h:21m:37s
Elevation Gain: 5,630 ft
Avg Speed: 2.4 mph
Avg HR: 93 bpm
Calories: 2,836 C
Max Distance: 11.46 miles
Max Avg Speed: 2.8 mph

Cycling Totals
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6 Activities
53.98 miles
4h:12m:53s
Elevation Gain: 636 ft
Avg Speed: 12.8 mph
Avg HR: 110 bpm
Calories: 1,475 C
Max Distance: 9.72 miles
Max Avg Speed: 14.0 mph

Scooter Totals
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2 Activities
1.82 miles
17h:27m:s
Elevation Gain: 10 ft
Avg Speed: 6.3 mph
Max Distance: 0.92 miles

Skating Totals
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25 Activities
398.39 miles
34h:50m:24s
Elevation Gain: 10,531 ft
Avg Speed: 11.4 mph
Avg HR: 122 bpm
Calories: 15,449 C
Max Distance: 43.96 miles

Total Totals
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38 Activities
501.78 miles
55h:35m:37s
Elevation Gain: 16,926 ft
Avg Speed: 9.0 mph
Avg HR: 115 bpm
Calories: 20,461 C
Max Distance: 43.96 miles

I did a bit a double take when I saw that 500 miles for January. I really wasn't trying. It did rain, although not as much as need and I deliberately cut back.

I think what pushed up the numbers is an unusual amount of hiking and some bonus bike rides just to run errands.

This year, I'm cutting back my cycling commutes from 3-4 week to just two. The should reduce the numbers but I am also finding that makes them more consistent. I can choose which days I skate based on the weather and other concerns so even though it did rain, I got in all the skate commutes I had intended.

February should be good too. The rain has stopped again and it is crazy warm for a "winter" month.

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Old March 11th, 2018, 05:47 AM   #186
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And a better than expected kickoff for 2018:

Hiking Totals
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4 Activities
36.58 miles
15h:21m:37s
Elevation Gain: 5,630 ft
Avg Speed: 2.4 mph
Avg HR: 93 bpm
Calories: 2,836 C
Max Distance: 11.46 miles
Max Avg Speed: 2.8 mph

Cycling Totals
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6 Activities
53.98 miles
4h:12m:53s
Elevation Gain: 636 ft
Avg Speed: 12.8 mph
Avg HR: 110 bpm
Calories: 1,475 C
Max Distance: 9.72 miles
Max Avg Speed: 14.0 mph

Scooter Totals
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2 Activities
1.82 miles
17h:27m:s
Elevation Gain: 10 ft
Avg Speed: 6.3 mph
Max Distance: 0.92 miles

Skating Totals
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25 Activities
398.39 miles
34h:50m:24s
Elevation Gain: 10,531 ft
Avg Speed: 11.4 mph
Avg HR: 122 bpm
Calories: 15,449 C
Max Distance: 43.96 miles

Total Totals
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38 Activities
501.78 miles
55h:35m:37s
Elevation Gain: 16,926 ft
Avg Speed: 9.0 mph
Avg HR: 115 bpm
Calories: 20,461 C
Max Distance: 43.96 miles
Hmm. Where's Joey?. Anyway, February was largely expected: Pretty Dry.

Hiking Totals
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2 Activities
19.12 miles
7h:01m:58s
Elevation Gain: 3,868 ft
Avg Speed: 2.7 mph
Avg HR: 93 bpm
Calories: 1,445 C
Max Distance: 11.22 miles
Max Avg Speed: 3.0 mph

Cycling Totals: Nada

Scooter Totals
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2 Activities
2.11 miles
21h:49m:s
Elevation Gain: 23 ft
Avg Speed: 5.8 mph
Calories: 233 C
Max Distance: 1.08 miles
Max Avg Speed: 6.1 mph

Skating Totals
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26 Activities
409.04 miles
36h:57m:27s
Elevation Gain: 11,522 ft
Avg Speed: 11.1 mph
Avg HR: 120 bpm
Calories: 16,778 C
Max Distance: 44.01 miles
Max Avg Speed: 13.4 mph

Total Totals
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30 Activities
430.26 miles
44h:21m:14s
Elevation Gain: 15,413 ft
Avg Speed: 9.7 mph
Avg HR: 116 bpm
Calories: 18,456 C
Max Distance: 44.01 miles
Max Avg Speed: 13.4 mph

February was strikingly dry. This is normally a wet month and we hardly got a drop until the very end. As a result, I got in lots of skating and had no reason at all to switch to the bike. Total totals down mostly just due to a shorter month. I did lose one day in the last week due to heavy rain.

March has been much wetter so far. I've already lost one Friday Night skate and every skate outing planned next week is at risk. We need the rain but fingers crossed that there are some dry gaps I can exploit. I did skated three commutes this week in defiance of the twice weekly 2018 plan but wasn't sure I was going to get any skating in next week.
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Old April 3rd, 2018, 02:30 AM   #187
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Started commuting to work on skates and longboards mid Feb instead of bicycling. Skated 50 days in a row, which is some kind of record for good weather and just missing the bad stuff.

Anyway...308 miles of skating in March. For me, any month over 300 miles is a winner.

My commute is 4.2 miles if I skate directly to/from work. I usually add a lap in City Park on the way home which gives me a daily total of 11 miles. Then I do a longer skate on my off days. On days where it got dark or rained at quitting time I used a bike share to get home.
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Old April 15th, 2018, 04:12 AM   #188
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Started commuting to work on skates and longboards mid Feb instead of bicycling. Skated 50 days in a row, which is some kind of record for good weather and just missing the bad stuff.

Anyway...308 miles of skating in March. For me, any month over 300 miles is a winner.

My commute is 4.2 miles if I skate directly to/from work. I usually add a lap in City Park on the way home which gives me a daily total of 11 miles. Then I do a longer skate on my off days. On days where it got dark or rained at quitting time I used a bike share to get home.
Welcome to the skate-to-work club! That's awesome! 50 consecutive skate days? Definitely more that I've done. I find I need to schedule a down or at least lower key day before and after my big Sunday workout. That isn't to see that I always do this but I can tell my performance degrades if push hard for too may consecutive days.
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Old April 15th, 2018, 04:53 AM   #189
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Hmm. Where's Joey?. Anyway, February was largely expected: Pretty Dry.

Hiking Totals
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2 Activities
19.12 miles
7h:01m:58s
Elevation Gain: 3,868 ft
Avg Speed: 2.7 mph
Avg HR: 93 bpm
Calories: 1,445 C
Max Distance: 11.22 miles
Max Avg Speed: 3.0 mph

Cycling Totals: Nada

Scooter Totals
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2 Activities
2.11 miles
21h:49m:s
Elevation Gain: 23 ft
Avg Speed: 5.8 mph
Calories: 233 C
Max Distance: 1.08 miles
Max Avg Speed: 6.1 mph

Skating Totals
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26 Activities
409.04 miles
36h:57m:27s
Elevation Gain: 11,522 ft
Avg Speed: 11.1 mph
Avg HR: 120 bpm
Calories: 16,778 C
Max Distance: 44.01 miles
Max Avg Speed: 13.4 mph

Total Totals
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30 Activities
430.26 miles
44h:21m:14s
Elevation Gain: 15,413 ft
Avg Speed: 9.7 mph
Avg HR: 116 bpm
Calories: 18,456 C
Max Distance: 44.01 miles
Max Avg Speed: 13.4 mph
March was much wetter:

Scooter totals
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Activities 5
Total Distance 4.73 mi
Total Activity Time 49:08 h:m:s
Active Calories 518 C
Total Elev Gain 62 ft
Average Speed 5.8 mph

Hiking Totals
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Total Distance 10.54 mi
Total Activity Time 4:51:15 h:m:s
Active Calories 962 C
Total Elev Gain 2,156 ft
Average Speed 2.2 mph
Average Heart Rate 91 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 3
Total Distance 24.08 mi
Total Activity Time 1:51:38 h:m:s
Active Calories 690 C
Total Elev Gain 276 ft
Average Speed 12.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 112 bpm

Skating Totals
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Activities 25
Total Distance 391.37 mi
Total Activity Time 34:13:02 h:m:s
Active Calories 14,487 C
Total Elev Gain 10,951 ft
Average Speed 11.4 mph
Average Heart Rate 118 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 35
Total Distance 431.50 mi
Total Activity Time 41:53:13 h:m:s
Active Calories 16,741 C
Total Elev Gain 13,451 ft
Average Speed 10.3 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm

The rain came back in March but managed to work around most of the rain days. Only planning on two round commute per week helps. Somehow managed to avoid Sunday rainouts.

Totals are down about 100 miles from March 2017 but it really isn't comparable. March 2017 was the last full month of unemployment before starting the current job. Year over year won't starting making sense until May.

I did have to slip in a few bike rides when it was just too wet to skate. The last one was perhaps noteworthy. I was riding to work on wet roads but with not active rain. Just over half-way, I got a flat. No big deal. I carry proper equipment for this. Then it started to rain. As I changing the tube in the drizzle, I reached for the inflater and CO2 canister and discovered that the C02 cannister was too wide to fit into the inflater. In 20 years this has never happened. I ended up walking a little over a mile with the bike, sometimes carrying it because there was no air at all in the back tire, taking the bike on a bus (first time ever), transferring to Light Rail with bike (also first time ever) before finally making it to work. The bike is actually still at the office. I now have everything I need to fix the tire. There just hasn't been the right mix of wet but not pouring rain where I would prefer to ride the bike home. In good weather, skate always trump bike.
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...I reached for the inflater and CO2 canister and discovered that the C02 cannister was too wide to fit into the inflater....
Once in my life I had the same type of issue. I was packing for a bike ride around our big local lake - about 150 miles. I didn't feel like carrying CO2 and a bike pump, so I tossed the CO2 on my desk at home and carried the pump since I could get multiple punctures during that ride as the roads can be full of debris in places. I was riding a road racing bike with very narrow, high pressure tires. I always carry an extra tube and patches.

At roughly 105 miles I got a piece of wire in the rear tire. Repaired it. Began inflating when the pump - a really nice one - blew an "O" ring. I could clearly see in my mind's eye my CO2 lying on my desktop. I was in the middle of nowhere. So i took the pump apart and rearranged some O-Rings to get low pressure capability. For 25 miles I limped along careful to not hit any trash until finally reaching a fuel station with an air hose.
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Once in my life I had the same type of issue. I was packing for a bike ride around our big local lake - about 150 miles. I didn't feel like carrying CO2 and a bike pump, so I tossed the CO2 on my desk at home and carried the pump since I could get multiple punctures during that ride as the roads can be full of debris in places. I was riding a road racing bike with very narrow, high pressure tires. I always carry an extra tube and patches.

At roughly 105 miles I got a piece of wire in the rear tire. Repaired it. Began inflating when the pump - a really nice one - blew an "O" ring. I could clearly see in my mind's eye my CO2 lying on my desktop. I was in the middle of nowhere. So i took the pump apart and rearranged some O-Rings to get low pressure capability. For 25 miles I limped along careful to not hit any trash until finally reaching a fuel station with an air hose.
I'm surprised that worked. I considered hobbling to the nearest filling station (which wasn't all that near) but I figured there was no chance their air source would have a presta valve option.
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I'm surprised that worked. I considered hobbling to the nearest filling station (which wasn't all that near) but I figured there was no chance their air source would have a presta valve option.
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Ah. Not something I carry or generally have reason to carry.
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