Tuesday, September 24, 2013

(1) Sep-15: Egypt Mtn ... (2) Changed Blog Template

(2) Changed Blog Template 

I prefer the previous template and the look it produced.
But Internet Explorer could not / would not display the blog properly.
Google Chrome did.
Firefox did.
And I've seen the blog on an Apple/Mac or two, and the blog displayed properly.

But ... I decided to try changing the template and see if IE would display properly.
There are things, such as the colors of the links, that I don't care for.
I've tried changing the colors of the links, but it didn't "take."

Oh, well.
At least now users of IE can see the blog.

(1) Sep-15:  Egypt Mtn 210k Perm 

Just the "important" points:
  • NO DETOUR.  The bridge replacement work on Sims Bridge Rd is completed.  (At least for this year.) 
  • Four churches, all seemingly fully attended, in the half-mile leaving Middleburg. 
  • We each had somewhat tired legs; especially Robert.  Therefore, we started a bit slowly.  But we picked up the pace and generally made good time. 
  • Robert reported that his legs finally started to feel good after about 100-miles. 
  • And ... since I'd indicated that even though we started at 0730, we would likely finish at around 1700.  I didn't think we could come close to that when we turned off Egypt Mtn Rd onto Charlie Grissom Rd.  However, ...  
  • We got up the climb away from the Tar River on Green Hill Rd, and then began to ramp up the pace. 
  • Mt. Olivet Ch Rd is 3.4-miles long.  Combined with the shallower incline (AFTER the steep) on Green Hill Rd that is more than 0.6-miles long, that makes a bit more than 4-miles of almost continuous incline.  There are a couple of respits in there, but it is a good shallow incline test.  We hammered on that. 
  • Rested a bit on Long Mill Rd, getting to the "Llama House." 
  • NONE of the llamas / alpacas were visible.  No stopping for photos. 
  • We got to Pokomoke at 1606.  I mentioned to Robert that I have done that final 16.2-miles in under an hour a couple times; once in 54-minutes.  [I'm not sure he believed me.]  
  • We had to back off our "finishing pace" somewhat, but we got to the bottom of Ghoston Rd at 1640.  I.e., we had covered flattish, but not-flat, 10.3-miles in 34 minutes:  that's pretty good for us. 
  • Robert cajoled me up Ghoston and also up Peed Rd.  It helped. 
  • We finished at 1502, having covered the final 16.2-miles in 56-minutes (and I covered the 4.6-miles of Ghoston-Peed-MVC in approx 18m15s -- that is very good for me).  Official elapsed time:  9h32. 
  • We each rode home. 
Monday night, Robert and I traded a couple emails.  Each of us had had aching legs all day Monday.  Robert thought that maybe it had not been a good idea to have hammered in the finishing section.  I figure it will help to make each of us stronger in the long term, or perhaps in the short term.  

--> Egypt Mtn 210k Perm -->; 151.6 m.;  9h52 in-motion; 15.4 mph; EM elapsed time:  9h32.
 - pre-ride commute:  9.0 m.;  0h34 in-motion; 15.8 mph.
 - - EM:  130.7 m.;  8h28 in-motion; 15.4 mph; EM elapsed time:  9h32.
 - - - post-ride commute:  11.9 m.;  0h50 in-motion; 14.3 mph.

Q-1 tot: _11 rides; _940.3 m; _64h42; 14.5 mph; 1275 RUSA kms
Q-2 tot: _18 rides; 2293.9 m; 158h18; 14.5 mph; 3142 RUSA kms 
J-A tot: _12 rides; 1274.3 m; _84h50; 15.0 mph; 1450 RUSA kms
Sep tot: __5 rides; _554.9 m; _36h05; 15.4 mph; _692 RUSA kms
YTD tot: _46 rides; 5063.4 m; 343h57; 14.7 mph; 6559 RUSA kms

xxx, yyy, zzz.

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