Cool ride home

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I just finished a 20.383km cycle that lasted about 1hh:11mm:46ss !

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The weather has turned cooler since the lovely conditions I had for my half marathon at the weekend, although it was nice enough to sit outside for lunch in the week. Now that race is done I want to get back to more regular cycling. The cooler weather suits me as I can get pretty warm usually. It was still warm enough for shorts and t-shirt, but I do not have 'proper' cycling gear.

I look pretty much my regular route that joins the Greenway around Letchworth where I ran on Sunday. I diverted near the end to take a short cut to where the parkrun happens and then it was downhill all the way home. I feel I am not up to full strength on cycling, but I hope I can work those muscles over the next few months. I did not feel too bad after this, but I would like to improve the pace a little.

It amuses me that I started this ride at 13:37 (aka l33t/elite in geek talk).

Wildlife seen along the way included lots of rabbits (one dead), a black squirrel and a heron. I've noticed a lot of birdsong lately, which is an encouraging sign that nature is getting by, but I am sure we do not get as many birds in the garden as we used to.

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Nice work! 20km is a pretty awesome distance for a ride home!

I've recently started to get into cycling as well -- awesome cardio workout that's a bit more gentle on the joints. Plus, it really kinda makes me feel like a kid again.

(Side note -- my old friend used to have 31337 "aka ELETE aka ELITE" as his PIN for most of his banking).

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I don't do this ride every day, but I finish early on a Friday, so it's a nice way to spend the extra time I have. I would like to look at doing it more often when I am not in a rush to get back, although it only takes about twice as long as the train and walking.

Sounds like a really nice ride. I was driving home the other day and I saw an eagle swoop down and grab a dead rabbit off the road. I thought he was going to hit my car. It was crazy!

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We don't get eagles here, but the red kites are spectacular. Saw one over our house just now.

You have uploaded 1 cycling activities, and 1 of them have been of similar distances (within 10 percent)!
Here are your 5-fastest cycling activities of a similar distance:

Over these 1 similar activities, you have travelled approximately 20.38 kms at an average pace of roughly 3:31 min/km!
Your latest run was at a pace of approximately 3:31min/km!
Looks like you went a bit slower this time! Remember that it's important to take some rest days, and do some rehab / prehab / strength and conditioning training too!

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Nice work man.
I recently started cycling too to strengthen my legs and it feels great.

Didn't knew about exhaust.
I am gonna start using their site from tommorow.
One question though.
The map and the timers are from exhaust or from another app?

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Yo! I'm the dude behind the scenes on the @exhaust project -- so I'll chime in here.

The image that @steevc uploaded is from whatever app he uses on his phone to track his run -- so they're not generated by @exhaust. But, there are some options / settings that can be turned on/off to enable maps, and @exhaust also calculates a lot of the specific distance / duration / elevation / pace data from the GPS tracked file that is submitted with an activity.

You can see the page for @steevc's bike ride here.

Be advised the the site is currently an alpha-version of the project, and that I'm currently working on a new beta-version that I hope to have everyone using some time this summer.

If you're interested in learning more, please feel free to check out the FAQ or ask me any questions. I try to respond quickly -- but sometimes I get a little swamped w/ my real day-job and don't get a chance for a bit.

Look forward to seeing you around -- and stay tuned for the updated version of the project soonTM!

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Nice to meet you man.

Thank you for the quick response.
I just read the FAQ and I have no questions.
If all things go as planned, I am gonna do a small @exhaust test tomorrow.

Have a great day bro.

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The stats are from Endomondo, but you can import the GPX trace into Exhaust so they can calculate stuff.