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Old January 6th, 2019, 08:47 AM   #221
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And it got worse in November:

Hiking totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 16.64 mi
Max Distance 11.07 mi
Total Activity Time 6:44:02 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,508 C
Average Speed 2.5 mph
Max Speed 3.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 102 bpm
Max Heart Rate 149 bpm

Scooter totals
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Activities 4
Total Distance 4.00 mi
Max Distance 1.10 mi
Total Activity Time 37:49 h:m:s
Activity Calories 456 C
Average Speed 6.4 mph
Max Speed 11.1 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 10
Total Distance 203.90 mi
Max Distance 48.41 mi
Total Activity Time 19:11:39 h:m:s
Activity Calories 7,286 C
Average Speed 10.5 mph
Max Speed 30.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 124 bpm
Max Heart Rate 170 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 16
Total Distance 224.53 mi
Max Distance 48.41 mi
Total Activity Time 26:33:30 h:m:s
Activity Calories 9,250 C
Average Speed 8.5 mph
Max Speed 30.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 120 bpm
Max Heart Rate 170 bpm


["Fitness Equipment" is actually scooter activity. "Other" is skating]
December may have been a "short" month but the lack of smoke and reasonable health made up for it.

Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 12.98 mi
Max Distance 9.89 mi
Total Activity Time 4:29:50 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,018 C
Average Speed 3.1 mph
Max Speed 4.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 103 bpm
Max Heart Rate 139 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 1 (too wet to skate one morning)
Total Distance 9.67 mi
Max Distance 9.67 mi
Total Activity Time 44:28 h:m:s
Activity Calories 231 C
Average Speed 13.1 mph
Max Speed 24.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 110 bpm
Max Heart Rate 134 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 2.02 mi
Max Distance 1.02 mi
Total Activity Time 18:29 h:m:s
Activity Calories 213 C
Average Speed 6.6 mph
Max Speed 11.1 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 20
Total Distance 387.87 mi
Max Distance 49.73 mi
Total Activity Time 36:02:05 h:m:s
Activity Calories 13,178 C
Average Speed 10.4 mph
Max Speed 37.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 119 bpm
Max Heart Rate 162 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 25
Total Distance 412.53 mi
Max Distance 49.73 mi
Total Activity Time 41:34:52 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,640 C
Average Speed 9.6 mph
Max Speed 37.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm
Max Heart Rate 162 bpm

December is usually a down month but after such a bleak November, there was nowhere to go but up! Some rain issues and I didn't skate at all the last six days but I still managed to crack 400 miles.
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Old February 3rd, 2019, 06:16 AM   #222
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Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 12.98 mi
Max Distance 9.89 mi
Total Activity Time 4:29:50 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,018 C
Average Speed 3.1 mph
Max Speed 4.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 103 bpm
Max Heart Rate 139 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 1 (too wet to skate one morning)
Total Distance 9.67 mi
Max Distance 9.67 mi
Total Activity Time 44:28 h:m:s
Activity Calories 231 C
Average Speed 13.1 mph
Max Speed 24.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 110 bpm
Max Heart Rate 134 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 2.02 mi
Max Distance 1.02 mi
Total Activity Time 18:29 h:m:s
Activity Calories 213 C
Average Speed 6.6 mph
Max Speed 11.1 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 20
Total Distance 387.87 mi
Max Distance 49.73 mi
Total Activity Time 36:02:05 h:m:s
Activity Calories 13,178 C
Average Speed 10.4 mph
Max Speed 37.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 119 bpm
Max Heart Rate 162 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 25
Total Distance 412.53 mi
Max Distance 49.73 mi
Total Activity Time 41:34:52 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,640 C
Average Speed 9.6 mph
Max Speed 37.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm
Max Heart Rate 162 bpm
And into the new year:

Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 15.78 mi
Max Distance 8.64 mi
Total Activity Time 6:27:44 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,120 C
Average Speed 2.5 mph
Max Speed 5.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 97 bpm
Max Heart Rate 152 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 1
Total Distance 9.67 mi
Max Distance 9.67 mi
Total Activity Time 55:30 h:m:s
Activity Calories 281 C
Average Speed 10.5 mph
Max Speed 21.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 111 bpm
Max Heart Rate 141 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 2.24 mi
Max Distance 1.16 mi
Total Activity Time 23:37 h:m:s
Activity Calories 243 C
Average Speed 5.9 mph
Max Speed 12.8 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 24
Total Distance 333.01 mi
Max Distance 44.07 mi
Total Activity Time 32:54:16 h:m:s
Activity Calories 11,471 C
Average Speed 10.1 mph
Max Speed 31.8 mph
Average Heart Rate 119 bpm
Max Heart Rate 168 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 29
Total Distance 360.70 mi
Max Distance 44.07 mi
Total Activity Time 40:41:08 h:m:s
Activity Calories 13,115 C
Average Speed 9.3 mph
Max Speed 31.8 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm
Max Heart Rate 168 bpm

Only 360 miles, well short of the normal goal of 400 miles. Still, that's not bad for January, which is typically wet. I hit 500 miles in January 2018 but that as weirdly dry. This one was bit wetter than usual including one one week where I couldn't skate or even bike to work at all. A couple of Sunday workouts were washed out as well. It does get to me after a while. It is amazing what going out on a good long skate can do to my mood after I've been inactive for nearly a week.

February starting off as more of the same. This weekend and Monday look to be washed out completely. I might be able to bike back from work on Tuesday. I left my bike at the office last week after a surprise morning shower. I had intended to skate. Bikes handle rain much better than skates but the risk of getting a flat is high during those wet rides.
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Old February 3rd, 2019, 05:08 PM   #223
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And into the new year:
Wow, you got an EARLY start on your stats this month! I envy the miles you got.

I had a great January as compared to the past 6 months. Best miles since June last year @ 327. Have not broken 100 since June due to weather and a heel injury that required rehab.

So THIS January I got 147miles, mostly on quads with new boots - Antik Jet Carbon - on my old quad frames and wheels. Break-in was fairly easy so now I have confidence up to about 30 miles. I use the quads for wet days as they actually have a lot of grip on rain-soaked surfaces or soapy water from our street cleaners.

I doubt I am ever going to skate 3000 miles in a year like 2017 but I believe my remaining interest should get me near 2000 this year, weather permitting, new job notwithstanding (assuming I finally land the one I want which is AT the local park!

Here is a shot of the new skates: (Of course it was raining my first day with them so I skated in the house)



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Old February 4th, 2019, 04:46 AM   #224
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Wow, you got an EARLY start on your stats this month!
It rained all weekend and my non-skating plans also fell through. I had time.

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So THIS January I got 147miles, mostly on quads with new boots - Antik Jet Carbon - on my old quad frames and wheels. Break-in was fairly easy so now I have confidence up to about 30 miles. I use the quads for wet days as they actually have a lot of grip on rain-soaked surfaces or soapy water from our street cleaners.

Here is a shot of the new skates: (Of course it was raining my first day with them so I skated in the house)



Nice new ride. Was it just raining too hard on the first day? You did say you use the quads on wet days.

I've toyed with using my 110mm Storm Surges and "rustproof" bearings on wet days since I will probably never race on them again. However, I don't completely trust the bearings really are rustproof. Further, I don't have a complete set so I would need to mix with regular wheels, making sure the sizes are compatible and the right bearings are mounted. What do you do for bearings in your quads?
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Nice new ride. Was it just raining too hard on the first day? You did say you use the quads on wet days.
I generally won't skate in a torrent. I use my longboards for that - half as many bearings! Due to the humidity here in New Orleans many days the ground is just damp from either dew, fog, street cleaners, or past showers. My quads grip, my inline skates do not. A heel injury from pushing longboards and standing on concrete at work forced me to take a long break from pushing the boards - so I switched to the quads instead.

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What do you do for bearings in your quads?
Not a short answer. In general, I use cheap Chinese bearings that cost 10 cents each and keep them lubed with either Bones Speed Cream (when new) or BreakFree CLP to recover the few that get water damaged. When they get really bad I just throw them away one by one and keep replacing them with a new one as needed. It is really hard to ruin a well lubed bearing with my system.

I made two very long videos on the bearing care issue. Quite an experiment but well worth the time as I save so much money on expensive bearings that don't last any longer than the nicer cheap ones. I tested 8 different lubes and three types of bearings. The nicer bearings with rubber shields actually hold water INSIDE. The cheap ones with metal shields do not. So that's your first hint.

Part 1 - https://youtu.be/RmBNXD0GSUs

Part 2 - https://youtu.be/mxMwoqzL95I

Next rain-out you can check them out. First one is 35 minutes, second one is 18 minutes. In summary...keep them lubed. BTW... I NEVER clean bearings. I just throw them away as they go bad which is very seldom. I can get 2 years out of a set and MAYBE lose three or four. Even skating through deep puddles. But don't just hang up your wet skates and try to deal with it a week later. Address the ones that get noisy or freeze up within 12-24 hours. As they get too noisy, toss them. 10 cents each. Often a noisy bearing will calm down after a lube and one session, so not too hasty about ditching them.

Obviously if you are racing perfect bearing quality matters. If you are training or commuting, who cares. They just need to roll freely and not sound like a jet engine warming up.

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Old March 3rd, 2019, 03:39 AM   #226
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132 miles of skating for Feb 2019. 100% on quads with the new boots.

SO MUCH RAIN! I have been skating in wet conditions thanks to all of the urethane in contact with the road surface using the quads. Also my quads seem to be less sensitive to all of the twigs blown down by passing storms than my blades.

I would have about half the mileage had I not purchased the new boots - so much more control than the old ones AND the carbon soles don't care about getting wet like my old leather soled quad shoes.

I am still commuting by bike when the weather is really bad, and also use my bike to transport the skates do distant parks. However, I do not record those miles. It's laziness. And no one wants to see five bike trips 1-2 miles each every day running errands. Or my commute 4 miles each way.

Last year at this time I was working on 46 days of skating in a row with only 2 washouts. This year I am lucky to string 2 sessions together back to back. Terrible.

The only real bright side is the new quad shoes are wonderful and have vastly extended the types of weather I can safely commute or hit some of the better parks with wet surfaces.
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Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 15.78 mi
Max Distance 8.64 mi
Total Activity Time 6:27:44 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,120 C
Average Speed 2.5 mph
Max Speed 5.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 97 bpm
Max Heart Rate 152 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 1
Total Distance 9.67 mi
Max Distance 9.67 mi
Total Activity Time 55:30 h:m:s
Activity Calories 281 C
Average Speed 10.5 mph
Max Speed 21.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 111 bpm
Max Heart Rate 141 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 2.24 mi
Max Distance 1.16 mi
Total Activity Time 23:37 h:m:s
Activity Calories 243 C
Average Speed 5.9 mph
Max Speed 12.8 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 24
Total Distance 333.01 mi
Max Distance 44.07 mi
Total Activity Time 32:54:16 h:m:s
Activity Calories 11,471 C
Average Speed 10.1 mph
Max Speed 31.8 mph
Average Heart Rate 119 bpm
Max Heart Rate 168 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 29
Total Distance 360.70 mi
Max Distance 44.07 mi
Total Activity Time 40:41:08 h:m:s
Activity Calories 13,115 C
Average Speed 9.3 mph
Max Speed 31.8 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm
Max Heart Rate 168 bpm
And onto an even wetter February:

Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 13.33 mi
Max Distance 7.19 mi
Total Activity Time 5:13:32 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,727 C
Average Speed 2.6 mph
Max Speed 11.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 105 bpm
Max Heart Rate 156 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 4
Total Distance 60.31 mi
Max Distance 30.71 mi
Total Activity Time 5:12:25 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,802 C
Average Speed 11.8 mph
Max Speed 24.2 mph
Average Heart Rate 118 bpm
Max Heart Rate 156 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 6
Total Distance 5.60 mi
Max Distance 1.01 mi
Total Activity Time 52:33 h:m:s
Activity Calories 626 C
Average Speed 6.4 mph
Max Speed 11.7 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 19
Total Distance 242.58 mi
Max Distance 45.07 mi
Total Activity Time 22:57:05 h:m:s
Activity Calories 9,992 C
Average Speed 10.5 mph
Max Speed 30.1 mph
Average Heart Rate 121 bpm
Max Heart Rate 175 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 31
Total Distance 321.83 mi
Max Distance 45.07 mi
Total Activity Time 34:15:35 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,147 C
Average Speed 9.4 mph
Max Speed 30.1 mph
Average Heart Rate 120 bpm
Max Heart Rate 175 bpm

February was super soggy. Maybe not as wet as New Orleans, but in California, February is usually when the rainy season dwindles down and then stops. This didn't happen.

Three Friday Night Skates washed out. We got to skate the fourth but only barely. We were spritzed on intermittently throughout and had to shorten the route slightly to get out of the weather before it got serious.

Three of four Sunday workouts were washed out. Hikes were cancelled. The only reason I managed two hikes is because I went hiking on a Sunday when it was too wet to skate.

The first half of the month felt like the time of Smoke from the Camp Fire. The air wasn't bad. I just couldn't get out and do anything. I do not like this.

Fortunately, it eased up a bit in the second half and the March rains (we don't normally have March rains) so far have been rather half-arsed.

I should get my new Simmons speed boots this month. That should be fun though I really thought I would have this in early January.

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Old March 7th, 2019, 07:37 PM   #228
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I skated 30 miles in my new quad boots this week. They are all broken in and plush now. My feet could have gone 50 miles I believe but the rest of me was very satisfied with a marathon + some.

I now have confidence to tackle those marathon+ distances on the quads. My inline skates are quite capable of course but I am loving the quads because they are so sure-footed over damp/wet surfaces.

As you stated, even though we are thousands of miles away, the rain has found both of us with a vengeance this year so far.
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MARCH 2019

Best month since July 2018, but that's not saying much. 90% quads, 10% longboards, 0% inline skates this month.

188 MILES

Might be changing jobs soon. Will get off at 3:30 pm instead of 5 or 7 pm. Also M-F instead of working weekends like I do now. Who knows if this will help or hurt my mileage. The new job is more physically demanding than my current job as well.

YTD = 468 MILES

Best I can do for now.

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And onto an even wetter February:

Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 13.33 mi
Max Distance 7.19 mi
Total Activity Time 5:13:32 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,727 C
Average Speed 2.6 mph
Max Speed 11.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 105 bpm
Max Heart Rate 156 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 4
Total Distance 60.31 mi
Max Distance 30.71 mi
Total Activity Time 5:12:25 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,802 C
Average Speed 11.8 mph
Max Speed 24.2 mph
Average Heart Rate 118 bpm
Max Heart Rate 156 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 6
Total Distance 5.60 mi
Max Distance 1.01 mi
Total Activity Time 52:33 h:m:s
Activity Calories 626 C
Average Speed 6.4 mph
Max Speed 11.7 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 19
Total Distance 242.58 mi
Max Distance 45.07 mi
Total Activity Time 22:57:05 h:m:s
Activity Calories 9,992 C
Average Speed 10.5 mph
Max Speed 30.1 mph
Average Heart Rate 121 bpm
Max Heart Rate 175 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 31
Total Distance 321.83 mi
Max Distance 45.07 mi
Total Activity Time 34:15:35 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,147 C
Average Speed 9.4 mph
Max Speed 30.1 mph
Average Heart Rate 120 bpm
Max Heart Rate 175 bpm
And onto a dryer but not dry month:
Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 16.50 mi
Max Distance 11.97 mi
Total Activity Time 6:39:16 h:m:s
Activity Calories 911 C
Average Speed 2.4 mph
Max Speed 4.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 85 bpm
Max Heart Rate 133 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 5
Total Distance 47.88 mi
Max Distance 9.71 mi
Total Activity Time 3:54:25 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,336 C
Average Speed 12.3 mph
Max Speed 23.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 112 bpm
Max Heart Rate 147 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 4
Total Distance 3.99 mi
Max Distance 1.06 mi
Total Activity Time 35:59 h:m:s
Activity Calories 412 C
Average Speed 6.7 mph
Max Speed 11.8 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 26
Total Distance 417.88 mi
Max Distance 44.07 mi
Total Activity Time 38:37:32 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,374 C
Average Speed 10.7 mph
Max Speed 46.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 118 bpm
Max Heart Rate 174 bpm

Total Totals
Activities 37
Total Distance 486.25 mi
Max Distance 44.07 mi
Total Activity Time 49:47:13 h:m:s
Activity Calories 17,033 C
Average Speed 10.0 mph
Max Speed 46.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 115 bpm
Max Heart Rate 174 bpm



March was dryer than February but actually wetter than a typical February. We even had some April showers, which is an absurd concept in the Bay Area.

Between the rains, I managed the biggest totals since July, although only the highest skate miles since September. About twice cycling mileage as last March.

The Simmons finally arrived. The break-in process is coming along. I managed about 50 miles in the new boots in March. This is good because I think my Pinnacles may be on their last legs. I just discovered that the clacking sound I've been hearing from my left boot for the last six months is the mounting blocks moving around. They've only pushed *in* so far rather than pulled *out* but, scary.
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APRIL 2019

Only 118 total skate miles this month. 73 on quad skates, 45 on the longboard.

April always sucks due to heavy load at work this time of year. I missed A LOT of pretty days thanks to making a living. BUT...

I just got hired at a different job and the hours are much better: 7am-3:30pm. And dig THIS...my new job is in CITY PARK! My building is literally 100 paces from the larger fitness track AND one mile from my home. So...I will be skating to work every good day plus a little extra. My skate route is about 2 miles each way, bike route is only 1 same as walking.

The best part is that the fitness tracks (both of them) are deserted between 3:30 and 5:00pm on work days so I can easily add some miles on the "way home" from work.

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Only 118 total skate miles this month. 73 on quad skates, 45 on the longboard.

April always sucks due to heavy load at work this time of year. I missed A LOT of pretty days thanks to making a living. BUT...

I just got hired at a different job and the hours are much better: 7am-3:30pm. And dig THIS...my new job is in CITY PARK! My building is literally 100 paces from the larger fitness track AND one mile from my home. So...I will be skating to work every good day plus a little extra. My skate route is about 2 miles each way, bike route is only 1 same as walking.

The best part is that the fitness tracks (both of them) are deserted between 3:30 and 5:00pm on work days so I can easily add some miles on the "way home" from work.

That's awesome! You should never "miss". I had an offer for job that would have cut my commute from 11 miles to 4. Great career move too. Unfortunately, the management had disturbing views on work-life balance. After much dwelling, I passed. Seriously bumbed me out.
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That's awesome! You should never "miss". I had an offer for job that would have cut my commute from 11 miles to 4. Great career move too. Unfortunately, the management had disturbing views on work-life balance. After much dwelling, I passed. Seriously bumbed me out.
Yeah, I don't know if the new job wants to kill me with work but like most large operations they likely hate paying OT and i will be working for an hourly rate. Either way, I either get more skating time immediately, or I get to refill the savings account I have been draining due to ACA draining it at the rate of $730/month for health insurance over the past two years. My new group health insurance is $150/month. Plus all of the other benefits.

Time will tell how much they try to kill me. I have other options if they get stupid.
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And onto a dryer but not dry month:
Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 16.50 mi
Max Distance 11.97 mi
Total Activity Time 6:39:16 h:m:s
Activity Calories 911 C
Average Speed 2.4 mph
Max Speed 4.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 85 bpm
Max Heart Rate 133 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 5
Total Distance 47.88 mi
Max Distance 9.71 mi
Total Activity Time 3:54:25 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,336 C
Average Speed 12.3 mph
Max Speed 23.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 112 bpm
Max Heart Rate 147 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 4
Total Distance 3.99 mi
Max Distance 1.06 mi
Total Activity Time 35:59 h:m:s
Activity Calories 412 C
Average Speed 6.7 mph
Max Speed 11.8 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 26
Total Distance 417.88 mi
Max Distance 44.07 mi
Total Activity Time 38:37:32 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,374 C
Average Speed 10.7 mph
Max Speed 46.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 118 bpm
Max Heart Rate 174 bpm

Total Totals
Activities 37
Total Distance 486.25 mi
Max Distance 44.07 mi
Total Activity Time 49:47:13 h:m:s
Activity Calories 17,033 C
Average Speed 10.0 mph
Max Speed 46.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 115 bpm
Max Heart Rate 174 bpm

No fancy chart this month. Screen snapshot was broken by an update.

Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 22.95 mi
Max Distance 12.91 mi
Total Activity Time 8:57:31 h:m:s
Activity Calories 2,206 C
Average Speed 2.6 mph
Max Speed 7.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 102 bpm
Max Heart Rate 164 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 19.32 mi
Max Distance 9.71 mi
Total Activity Time 1:38:49 h:m:s
Activity Calories 532 C
Average Speed 11.7 mph
Max Speed 22.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 111 bpm
Max Heart Rate 135 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 4
Total Distance 4.09 mi
Max Distance 1.05 mi
Total Activity Time 39:08 h:m:s
Activity Calories 466 C
Average Speed 6.3 mph
Max Speed 11.0 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 30
Total Distance 451.81 mi
Max Distance 44.28 mi
Total Activity Time 40:43:30 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,412 C
Average Speed 11.0 mph
Max Speed 34.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 116 bpm
Max Heart Rate 163 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 38
Total Distance 498.18 mi
Max Distance 44.28 mi
Total Activity Time 51:58:58 h:m:s
Activity Calories 17,616 C
Average Speed 10.1 mph
Max Speed 34.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 115 bpm
Max Heart Rate 164 bpm

It did rain in April, but not much. Total haul was almost the same as March but less biking, more skating on account of drier conditions.

Rain in April in the Bay Area is a little odd. Rain in the middle of May is downright weird. That is why I am typing this. Ordinarily, I would be finishing up the Wednesday Night Skate about now.

The Pinnacles have gone back to Georgia to have the mounting blocks fixed. As a result, I've had to bring the Simmons up much faster than I really wanted to. It is mostly OK but I'm still dealing with pressure points, hot spots, and some misalignment. Breaking in speed boots is a careful dance of finding problems and fixing them before they change your feet.

May mileage will see a hit from another source. I'm having to shop for a replacement car about four years before I planned and, like the Simmons, much faster than I like. I am not a car fan in general and the options bring me no joy.
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Old June 1st, 2019, 04:06 AM   #235
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Looks like 134 miles skating for May 2019. Sounds grim but is slightly better than last month. With the new job and good weather (hot as Hell though) I have been skating nearly every day, just not many miles each session. I have been skating to and from work (2 miles each) and grabbing a lunch session (about 2 miles). Sometimes I add enough to get 10-12 after work. I am at 720 miles for the year.


Number of skate sessions this month: 29. That is pretty good! I even walked to work one day and took the long way home for about 5 total miles.


Today I stashed a longboard at work so even on days when I bike or walk to work I can still grab a lunch session.

Oh. It is getting HOT at lunchtime!!

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No fancy chart this month. Screen snapshot was broken by an update.

Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 22.95 mi
Max Distance 12.91 mi
Total Activity Time 8:57:31 h:m:s
Activity Calories 2,206 C
Average Speed 2.6 mph
Max Speed 7.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 102 bpm
Max Heart Rate 164 bpm

Cycling Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 19.32 mi
Max Distance 9.71 mi
Total Activity Time 1:38:49 h:m:s
Activity Calories 532 C
Average Speed 11.7 mph
Max Speed 22.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 111 bpm
Max Heart Rate 135 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 4
Total Distance 4.09 mi
Max Distance 1.05 mi
Total Activity Time 39:08 h:m:s
Activity Calories 466 C
Average Speed 6.3 mph
Max Speed 11.0 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 30
Total Distance 451.81 mi
Max Distance 44.28 mi
Total Activity Time 40:43:30 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,412 C
Average Speed 11.0 mph
Max Speed 34.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 116 bpm
Max Heart Rate 163 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 38
Total Distance 498.18 mi
Max Distance 44.28 mi
Total Activity Time 51:58:58 h:m:s
Activity Calories 17,616 C
Average Speed 10.1 mph
Max Speed 34.5 mph
Average Heart Rate 115 bpm
Max Heart Rate 164 bpm


Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 19.94 mi
Max Distance 12.27 mi
Total Activity Time 8:17:33 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,419 C
Average Speed 2.4 mph
Max Speed 11.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 93 bpm
Max Heart Rate 133 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 8
Total Distance 7.97 mi
Max Distance 1.08 mi
Total Activity Time 1:18:26 h:m:s
Activity Calories 898 C
Average Speed 6.2 mph
Max Speed 13.1 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 26
Total Distance 361.38 mi
Max Distance 44.20 mi
Total Activity Time 33:03:15 h:m:s
Activity Calories 11,009 C
Average Speed 11.0 mph
Max Speed 36.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm
Max Heart Rate 164 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 36
Total Distance 389.28 mi
Max Distance 44.20 mi
Total Activity Time 42:39:14 h:m:s
Activity Calories 13,326 C
Average Speed 9.4 mph
Max Speed 36.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 115 bpm
Max Heart Rate 164 bpm

It actually rained in May! That may sound normal for most of the the country but in the SF Bay Area, it normally does not rain between April and September. Now, it didn't rain a *lot* but was scattered in the optimal pattern to cut into my skating. I didn't switch over to cycling (no cycling miles at all in May) largely because I was using my down time for another urgent problem. I was shopping for a car. In a lot of ways, I hate cars but they are a necessary evil. I didn't expect to experience this mode of evil for another four years but the coolant system has other ideas. Not even 400 miles.

May is looking better so far. No rain and the racing season has begun. The chief problem is sore and swollen navicular. I think I have a pocket moulded suitable to prevent damage if it were not already swollen but I'm less confident that I can get it to shrink now. I probably wouldn't have this problem if my boots had arrived in winter, like I reasonably expected. Grrr. I had my first race this past weekend. Usually I hang around in my skates after the event. This time I had to take them off! Double grrr.
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Second best month since June 2018. Getting used to the new job so I can catch a couple miles between dawn and 7a.m. when I need to report. Sometimes I catch a 30 minute session at lunch and often add a few miles in blistering heat after 3:30p.m. when I get off work.

Weather has been remarkably dry but blistering hot many days. Three shorter sessions makes good sense. New job is physically demanding so skating big miles is mostly a thing of the past now. All of my skate miles are on quads or longboards. Inline skates gathering dust for now.

So...

158 miles skating, 35 miles cycling.

Shortest paved distance home to work is ONE mile! So I wont be accidentally cycling or skating 50 miles each week minimum. Now it would be 10 minimum. When the heat calms down it will be dark early, so no telling what Fall will bring. Whole new situation.



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Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 19.94 mi
Max Distance 12.27 mi
Total Activity Time 8:17:33 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,419 C
Average Speed 2.4 mph
Max Speed 11.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 93 bpm
Max Heart Rate 133 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 8
Total Distance 7.97 mi
Max Distance 1.08 mi
Total Activity Time 1:18:26 h:m:s
Activity Calories 898 C
Average Speed 6.2 mph
Max Speed 13.1 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 26
Total Distance 361.38 mi
Max Distance 44.20 mi
Total Activity Time 33:03:15 h:m:s
Activity Calories 11,009 C
Average Speed 11.0 mph
Max Speed 36.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm
Max Heart Rate 164 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 36
Total Distance 389.28 mi
Max Distance 44.20 mi
Total Activity Time 42:39:14 h:m:s
Activity Calories 13,326 C
Average Speed 9.4 mph
Max Speed 36.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 115 bpm
Max Heart Rate 164 bpm


Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 18.45 mi
Max Distance 12.27 mi
Total Activity Time 7:40:35 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,495 C
Average Speed 2.5 mph
Max Speed 11.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 97 bpm
Max Heart Rate 151 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 2.19 mi
Max Distance 1.10 mi
Total Activity Time 21:17 h:m:s
Activity Calories 235 C
Average Speed 6.2 mph
Max Speed 10.7 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 28
Total Distance 435.86 mi
Max Distance 52.54 mi
Total Activity Time 38:17:03 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,630 C
Average Speed 10.9 mph
Max Speed 33.7 mph
Average Heart Rate 119 bpm
Max Heart Rate 174 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 32
Total Distance 456.50 mi
Max Distance 52.54 mi
Total Activity Time 46:18:55 h:m:s
Activity Calories 16,360 C
Average Speed 10.1 mph
Max Speed 33.7 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm
Max Heart Rate 174 bpm

June was better than May. No rain. No car issues. Back over 400 miles, though not as much as some prior Junes. Had the first race of season at Apostle Islands. Best time yet, though I did not place. I also did not fix the navicular problem until the weekend after. That was touch and go and involved more aggressive heat moulding then I really want to do to expensive custom boots. But it seems to be OK now. It still infuriates me to spend so much on custom boots and they basic things wrong.

July will have a "bonus" metric. I don't usually wear the HRM when I use the scooter. 1 mile lunchtime flat rolls just don't rate. But last night I use scooter to get to fireworks more than four miles away. Scooters are slow and inefficient. That was more workout than I expected but at least I recorded it.
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Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 18.45 mi
Max Distance 12.27 mi
Total Activity Time 7:40:35 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,495 C
Average Speed 2.5 mph
Max Speed 11.6 mph
Average Heart Rate 97 bpm
Max Heart Rate 151 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 2.19 mi
Max Distance 1.10 mi
Total Activity Time 21:17 h:m:s
Activity Calories 235 C
Average Speed 6.2 mph
Max Speed 10.7 mph

Skating Totals
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Activities 28
Total Distance 435.86 mi
Max Distance 52.54 mi
Total Activity Time 38:17:03 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,630 C
Average Speed 10.9 mph
Max Speed 33.7 mph
Average Heart Rate 119 bpm
Max Heart Rate 174 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 32
Total Distance 456.50 mi
Max Distance 52.54 mi
Total Activity Time 46:18:55 h:m:s
Activity Calories 16,360 C
Average Speed 10.1 mph
Max Speed 33.7 mph
Average Heart Rate 117 bpm
Max Heart Rate 174 bpm
Things heated up in July:


Hiking Totals
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Activities 2
Total Distance 16.81 mi
Max Distance 8.44 mi
Total Activity Time 5:33:17 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,381 C
Average Speed 3.0 mph
Max Speed 6.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 104 bpm
Max Heart Rate 144 bpm

Scooter Totals
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Activities 8
Total Distance 14.55 mi
Max Distance 4.36 mi
Total Activity Time 2:00:31 h:m:s
Activity Calories 1,150 C
Average Speed 6.9 mph
Max Speed 17.0 mph
Average Heart Rate 123 bpm
Max Heart Rate 157 bpm

Skating Totals
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Activities 26
Total Distance 455.17 mi
Max Distance 60.98 mi
Total Activity Time 42:05:31 h:m:s
Activity Calories 14,373 C
Average Speed 10.6 mph
Max Speed 34.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 116 bpm
Max Heart Rate 169 bpm

Total Totals
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Activities 36
Total Distance 486.53 mi
Max Distance 60.98 mi
Total Activity Time 49:39:18 h:m:s
Activity Calories 16,904 C
Average Speed 9.4 mph
Max Speed 34.9 mph
Average Heart Rate 116 bpm
Max Heart Rate 169 bpm

July was the biggest mileage haul of the year so far, just barely nudging past March. I didn't make it to 500 miles though, so not as good as last July. Weather was good, as it always is in Northern California summer.

I got a small bump in mileage from two A2A training Sundays: One 52 miles and one 61 miles. I'm thinking I might sneak in a 70 miler on Labor Day Weekend but that I won't do anything longer than that aside from the race itself, which I guess I'm doing because of inertia.

The amusing stat was the usually neglectable scooter activity. The 8.6 mile round trip to see the fireworks was literally 4x longer than any previous trip. Much hillier too and my lunch time trips are almost completely flat. I seriously overdressed. Taking a push scooter any significant distance is a lot of work! I think they are about half as efficient as inline skates, if that. Some cyclists get mildly embarrassed when I call out "on your left" and pass them on my skates. How embarrassing must it be to be passed by a push scooter? I did that a couple of times.

Where did Joey go? He usually posts here days, even weeks before I manage.
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Old August 9th, 2019, 12:42 AM   #240
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GPS is failing. Not replacing it. New job is tough, weather deadly hot or flooding rains. Been happy to get a 5 mile session a few times a week. Got 25 last Sunday on the roller skates by a weather miracle. Longboard crash made me take a week off. Very likely not tracking these pathetic totals at all anymore. But i will check in and watch for your impressive totals! Cheers!
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