Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    A shrinking member </intolerance>'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    288
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Milestone ride: 50/50

    Tomorrow I am hoping to complete what I call the 50/50 ride. As of this morning I have lost 50 pounds and tomorrow I plan on riding 50 miles. Most of my rides recently have been 40 miles, but I did 45 miles a few weeks ago.

    50 should be fine if I don't push it too much. If anyone is interested, here is the route. And if there are any Clydes in Tucson that want to join me for some of it, that would rock. I'll be leaving around 10ish.

    I'll post the report tomorrow with photos.

  2. #2
    DRF aka Thrifty Bill wrk101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    The NC Mountains
    My Bikes
    Too many to list, all vintage
    Posts
    19,421
    Mentioned
    53 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Great milestone!!!

    Well done!!!

  3. #3
    Senior Member jgjulio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    My Bikes
    09 Specialized Sequoia, 08 Trek 7200, Very Old Schwinn Cruiser
    Posts
    406
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    +1 Great accomplishment! Have fun on the ride!
    Julio (me)
    2011 Specialized Roubaix Elite
    2009 Specialized Sequoia Elite
    2009 Trek 7.3 (Red)

    Patricia (wife)
    2009 Specialized Sequoia Elite; 2008 Fuji Absolute 2.0

  4. #4
    Senior Member mkadam68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles.
    My Bikes
    2012 MotorHouse road bike. No. You can't get one.
    Posts
    3,558
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good job. Good luck w/the ride.

    Visit The C-Blog : the blog about cycling.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marysville WA
    Posts
    439
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lost 50#! Good job. I hope to be posting about that soon. Have a great ride.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Miami, FL
    My Bikes
    2009 Cannondale Caad9-7/2009 BMC SLX01/2011 Marin Nail Trail 29er
    Posts
    1,715
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    congrats nice job.

  7. #7
    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upland Ca
    My Bikes
    Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
    Posts
    20,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Wow! 50 LBS!

  8. #8
    A shrinking member </intolerance>'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    288
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I made it! 51.4 miles. I'll post some photos after I do my husbandly duty and go grocery shopping.

  9. #9
    Senior Member mkadam68's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    30 minutes North-West of Los Angeles.
    My Bikes
    2012 MotorHouse road bike. No. You can't get one.
    Posts
    3,558
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Excellent!! Now, you'll have to try a metric-century (63-miles) because, if you can go shopping after, it obviously wasn't too difficult

    Visit The C-Blog : the blog about cycling.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Virginia Beach, VA
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant OCR Limited
    Posts
    479
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats & well done!
    You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin Williams

    Never be frightenend to walk out of step with others because you will walk on ground no one else touches

    Remember, hard work pays off later but procastination pays off now!

    My Rides: '06 Giant OCR Limited & '95 GT OUTPOST

  11. #11
    A shrinking member </intolerance>'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    288
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mkadam68 View Post
    Excellent!! Now, you'll have to try a metric-century (63-miles) because, if you can go shopping after, it obviously wasn't too difficult
    You know it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be. I think I could have gone father for sure. I did try to pace myself though. There were a few hours between the finish of the ride and grocery shopping though .

    Anyhow... here are the photos.


    This was a few miles in to the ride.

    They have been doing some work at the train intersections and when I pulled up to the tracks there was a train stopped on the tracks. A worker told me there was going to be a 45-minutes wait before the track would be cleared. How to you block a track for 45 minutes? Anyhow I had to take a detour which likely accounts for the extra 1.4 miles. I went through downtown and ran into the cool door. Taking pictures of doors is kind of a thing in the Southwest.



    This is the biggest "hill" on the ride. I don't know what the grade is, but it isn't too bad. I am pretty weak at climbing.


    Here I am finishing the ride.


    Proof


    Here are the stats: Miles: 51.40, Time: 03:26:23, Avg. pace: 04:00, Avg speed: 14.9, Max speed: 35.8, Calories (inflated garmin): 4444, Avg HR: 155, Max HR: 179, Ascent: 1399.

    Next up is a Metric Century.

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Miami, FL
    My Bikes
    2009 Cannondale Caad9-7/2009 BMC SLX01/2011 Marin Nail Trail 29er
    Posts
    1,715
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations,
    Nice ride, cool pics and the weather looked pretty awesome. How did you feel after the ride? The long rides get addictive, i'm sure the metric century will be no problem for you.

  13. #13
    Senior Member SmokedDeathDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    138
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is really great. I can not wait to get to 50 miles this year. Good for you. I really like the graph and the stats as well.

  14. #14
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,012
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by </intolerance> View Post
    I made it! 51.4 miles. I'll post some photos after I do my husbandly duty and go grocery shopping.
    Congrats! Great job! On BOTH!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  15. #15
    Senior Member cyclefreaksix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Plano Texas
    Posts
    1,305
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats!! Fantastic job on both the weight loss and the ride.

  16. #16
    Uber Goober StephenH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas
    Posts
    10,536
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations on the ride and the weight.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

  17. #17
    A shrinking member </intolerance>'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    288
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thank you all so much!

  18. #18
    Neil_B
    Guest
    Congratulations on the weight loss and the ride. Well done!

  19. #19
    Tilting with windmills txvintage's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    North Texas 'Burbs
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    4,832
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Woot! Great job!

    I pre-drove my planned metric yesterday. Now to commit, lol.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •