12024 total / 91 in 2016

I have two goals, 1) do a century ride, 2) to lose the weight. Metric Century: Done

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  • 43 miles
  • 03:30 time
  • 2466 calories
  • 3 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. VELO
    14.2 mi 01:02 13.7mph pace

    For the ride home I decided to take a different route to the 3mile line. Eh, I didn't like that country road. Not much to see, more cars, and the road sucked.

    I did stop at a historic site, ... read more

  2. VELO
    good 14.5 mi 01:19 11.0mph pace

    Commute home. Had a flat halfway home. Walked a little to find some shade n fixed the flat n got on the way.

    I was lucky because last week I realized that I didn't have tire levers in my pac... read more

  3. VELO
    good 14.5 mi 01:09 12.6mph pace

    Morning commute to work. Spotted some long horn cattle. This one stopped what he was doing n struck up a pose for me.

  4. Shared Photo

    Someone was curious about a Global Bucket system

    • Marcia P.
      Marcia P.

      What's growing there? I have my watermelon plants in a deep container and they're just starting to flower :~)

      4 days ago Like

    • Ray G.
      Ray G.

      I got miniature roses growing in it. The white pipe is where you add the water to the reservoir at the bottom. So far, I only need to water it every two weeks!

      3 days ago Like1 person

    • Marcia P.
      Marcia P.

      Nice! I've seen sack gardens with a pebble reservoir going right down the middle for watering. My watermelon vines are growing like crazy but I doubt I'll see any watermelons, unless it stays this hot for awhile :~)

      3 days ago Like1 person

  5. VELO
    33.4 mi 02:32 13.2mph pace

    Saturday morning ride with the bike shop.

    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      Great ride Ray!

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Ray G.
      Ray G.

      Thanks! I'm starting to ride with them on Saturday. I ride out to their store in the next town. Their ride takes me south of where I live so on the way back I break off n ride home. Bang! 30 miles in the bank!

      4 days ago Like

  6. Shared Photo

    This Wednesday and Thursday I rode my bike to and from work 15 miles each way. I was hoping to ride today but realized it would be to many days in a row with the weekend coming up.

    Next week I ho... read more

    • Tiff W.
      Tiff W.

      Ray, long time no see! I have been gone off and on and so have you. Good to see you are back on the bike and doing well.

      5 days ago Like1 person

    • Ray G.
      Ray G.

      Hi Tiff! Glad to see you post again.

      4 days ago Like

  7. Today was commute to work day for me. 15 miles each way. The morning was nice, just a little muggy. The ride home was hot (96-97 F) n windy! Typical of Valley summers.

    Follow me on Instagram @rgv... read more

    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      Great commute Ray!

      12 days ago Like

    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      Ray, I just read your June post about your slow start this year I congratulate you on sticking through during some pretty tough times!

      12 days ago Like1 person

    • Ray G.
      Ray G.

      Thanks Paula. It still affects me today.

      6 days ago Like

  8. VELO
    alright To the Training grounds 14.6 mi 01:10 12.6mph pace

    Another super windy day in the Valley. For those with Strava you can see the ride here:

    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      Hey! Ray! So glad to see you again on! Awesome 14.6!

      14 days ago Like1 person

    • Ray G.
      Ray G.

      Hi Paula, I'll try to post here as much as I can plus some of my blog stuff too.

      14 days ago Like

    • Paula A.
      Paula A.

      Looking forward to seeing your posts again! It really was my fault I had a few years of inactivity glad to be back too!

      14 days ago Like

  9. VELO
    To The Training Grounds 15.46 mi 00:59 15.6mph pace

    Stopped Cycle at 6:58 PM,

  10. VELO
    good Zwift - Sweet Spot Intervals 01:30

    Weather got cold again so I used Zwift to do my Sweet Spot Intervals after work.

  11. VELO
    To the Training grounds 15.27 mi

    Didn't quite achieve my goal of 30 minutes at tempo pace (but I thoutht I did, but really didn't). Anyways, I did what I did.

  12. VELO
    Penitas Loop at Edndurance Pace 28.77 mi

    Felt a little tired than usual probably because of yesterdays Zwift workout. Anyways I got it done.

  13. VELO
    good Zwift - Endurance Pace 01:30

    My first Zwift ride! Fun and engaging system. Took me a couple of laps to settle down and focus on my training plan of Endurance Pace.

  14. VELO
    good Kicker Intervals: Classic Tem... 01:25

    Tough long workout. Had to pause for a few minutes but I got it done! :)

  15. VELO
    good Kicker Intervals: Endurance Day 01:00

    Today's schedule calls for Endurance Workout. See link below.

  16. VELO
    good Kickr Trainer: Sweet Spot Int... 01:30

    Sweet Spot Intervals

  17. VELO
    good Scouting a new route 38.35 mi 02:34 15.0mph pace

    Checking out a new route. Cool morning but turned hot.

  18. FIT
    alright The Commute back home from work. 28.8 mi 01:59 04:08 pace

    Rode over to STC for a photography exhibit by a fellow cyclists. Rough ride, a real sweat fest. I think I stunk up the library. Afterwards finished my ride home at sunset.

  19. FIT
    good Commute to Work 14.01 mi 01:03 04:29 pace

    A little muggy today

  20. FIT
    good The Commute back home from work. 15.9 mi 01:09 04:21 pace

    Stopped at my Bro's place for a short visit. Expecting a lot of Pecans this season!