Sat, 24 Mar 2012

Ride starting Fri Mar 23 16:05:04 2012

23.90 km 78396.11 feet 14.85 mi 4231.00 seconds 70.52 minutes 1.18 hours 12.63 mi/hr

Went from Potsdam to Hannawa to Browns Bridge and back home. Stopped for a few minutes to visit friends, so my pace is actually faster than that.

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Fri, 23 Mar 2012

Ride starting Thu Mar 22 09:18:05 2012

15.86 km 52042.89 feet 9.86 mi 5473.00 seconds 91.22 minutes 1.52 hours 6.48 mi/hr

Struggled my way along the remains of the Paul Smiths Electric Railway. What isn't muddy or icy is sandy. Still, it's a rail-trail and I was able to mostly ride it.

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Ride starting Wed Mar 21 16:01:35 2012

18.80 km 61690.68 feet 11.68 mi 6041.00 seconds 100.68 minutes 1.68 hours 6.96 mi/hr

Went for a ride on Clarkson University's single-track and then headed home.

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Mon, 19 Mar 2012

Ride starting Mon Mar 19 17:57:06 2012

13.54 km 44417.63 feet 8.41 mi 1921.00 seconds 32.02 minutes 0.53 hours 15.77 mi/hr

Wow. 15.77 MPH average speed in *March*. Only time I've had a better average speed (15.98) was in September, after a summer of bicycling. Wow.

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Ride starting Sun Mar 18 11:30:55 2012

10.58 km 34714.90 feet 6.57 mi 4662.00 seconds 77.70 minutes 1.29 hours 5.08 mi/hr

Went for a ride on the Town of Edwards Nature Trail, and then some. It's the old Edwards Branch of the New York Central. Served several talc and gypsum mines. The trail itself is the rightmost half of my trip. The leftmost half was riding on bits and pieces of railbed that ATV riders were still keeping clear.

Found a ton of interesting things. Saw three bridges, all of them very similar in design. I expect that they contracted for all three bridges from the same companay. Saw a steel plate covering a hole in a cliff face. Water was running out from underneath it. I expect that's an old mine adit, or else a drain to keep it free of water. It looks to have been welded shut from inside, so I think it has been shut since they stopped working the mine. Saw an old cinder block building with a chute in the ceiling, fed by a steel box (probably with a conveyor) from another cinder block building higher on the hillside, and it was fed via a concrete chute. Very interesting, but I have no idea what was going on there.

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Sat, 17 Mar 2012

Ride starting Sat Mar 17 13:57:59 2012

42.96 km 140945.25 feet 26.69 mi 8913.00 seconds 148.55 minutes 2.48 hours 10.78 mi/hr

Rode the big loop up to Parishville, around to Potsdam, and back. There's a spot on the Old Potsdam-Parishville Road where I was able to coast 3.5km down a drop of 63.7 meters, which is a grade of 1.8%.

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Sun, 11 Mar 2012

Ride starting Sun Mar 11 12:42:49 2012

34.99 km 114796.14 feet 21.74 mi 10091.00 seconds 168.18 minutes 2.80 hours 7.76 mi/hr

Beautiful day here in the north country. 54 degrees! Went for a nice long first ride of the season. Pace was very slow because I stopped to investigate a siding in Norfolk.

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