Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-02-06, 12:45 PM   #1
DnvrFox
Banned.
Thread Starter
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Getting Chilly - 43F

Wife and I rode together 20 miles this am. It was about 43F when we started out, and right now it is all the way up to 50F.

I enjoy it, and it sure cuts down on the trail traffic!
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-06, 01:08 PM   #2
stapfam
Time for a change.
 
stapfam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox
Wife and I rode together 20 miles this am. It was about 43F when we started out, and right now it is all the way up to 50F.

I enjoy it, and it sure cuts down on the trail traffic!
You may not have rain but That is cool-Even for the UK. we are up in the high 50's at present but it has been raining all day. Another warm spell on the way for us starting tomorrow with temps up in the high 60's. Funnilly enough- been looking at preparing for winter today and although do not relish the cold weather- I will welcome those deserted trails.
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-06, 03:00 PM   #3
VegasTriker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sin City, Nevada
Bikes: Catrike 700, Greenspeed GTO trike, , Linear LWB recumbent, Haluzak Horizon SWB recumbent, Balance 450 MTB, Cannondale SM800 Beast of the East
Posts: 1,267
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Dark and chilly

Yeah, it was dark at 6 am and only 75 degrees. We in the southwest are finally coming into our own!
VegasTriker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-06, 03:31 AM   #4
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ascending or Descending the NH Mountains NW of Concord!
Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)
Posts: 10,246
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox
It was about 43F when we started out, and right now it is all the way up to 50F.
It will most likely be this cool and colder in New England by the end of Sep for your visit. 54F on my ride to the Post Office yesterday and very windy as the edge of Ernesto passed to our west. No one else was riding. First time I've been a "loner" since May.

Quote:
Originally Posted by stapfam
Funnilly enough- been looking at preparing for winter today and although do not relish the cold weather- I will welcome those deserted trails.
In Oct I plan to convert the custom MTB I picked up at the Yard Sale in May into my "Snow Cycle." Looking for studded tires and I have fenders to mount. I'll ride snow mobile trails and dirt roads this winter. Better than only the attic on the trainer!

Good luck you two with cooler weather riding!
__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime!

Visit my websites:
FreeWheelSpa.com orpastorbobnlnh.com
pastorbobnlnh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-06, 07:25 AM   #5
Monoborracho
Senior Member
 
Monoborracho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Deep In The Heart
Bikes: Seven Ti Tandem, Blue T12 tri bike, 92 Paramount, 93 Schwinn Mesa MTB, Soma Saga
Posts: 2,611
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
66F and light rain this A M, coolest day since last May. I wish I could go ride.
__________________
Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.....Milton Friedman
Monoborracho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-06, 07:29 AM   #6
wobblyoldgeezer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brighton, UK
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
Posts: 1,551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Getting chilly here too!

Yup, here in bahrain its down to 42 degrees .....centigrade! And, believe it or not, we can feel the difference!

I've just got back here from a couple of weeks in Yorkshire UK, where I'm from originally and where I was doing a bit of hiking and trail running - and in lovely 65 degree F temperatures I felt like I was turbocharged!. Still dog slow, though
wobblyoldgeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-06, 04:46 PM   #7
67walkon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tequesta, Florida
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix, Giant Hybrid
Posts: 196
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Like Mister T, I pity the poor fools that have to live with cold weather! Most of my rides start at sunrise or shortly before or shortly after. This time of year, it is typically about 78 degrees and really humid. When it gets really nice here, it may go down to around the high 50s for a while!

No cold weather!
67walkon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-06, 11:59 AM   #8
oilfreeandhappy
Senior Member
 
oilfreeandhappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Bikes: Shasta Kiliminjaro, Optima Dragon Recumbent
Posts: 1,064
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah Denver Fox, I had to wear some gloves last week in Fort Collins. Still wearing shorts though, but probably not for long. 70s yesterday and today - Fahrenheit...
__________________
Jim
Make a BOLD Statement While Cycling!
oilfreeandhappy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-06, 12:16 PM   #9
Hask12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 368
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
50 this morning. Couldn't see riding in that temperature when it was going up to 70 later in the day. Just got back from a 15 mile ride, much more pleasant.
Hask12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-06, 12:57 PM   #10
nedgoudy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Glendora, CA USA
Bikes: Easy Racers EZ-1 and Lightning Thunderbolt Recumbent Bikes
Posts: 364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
101 yesterday in LA.
95 degrees at 7 pm.

But I am holding out
for late September
and October as it does
get mild here too.
nedgoudy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-06, 02:06 PM   #11
Coloradopenguin
Senior Member
 
Coloradopenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Delta, Colorado
Bikes: 2007 Specialized Sirrus Comp, 1988 Diamond Back Ascent
Posts: 304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Over on the Western Slope of Colorado I woke up to 52 degrees this morning -- first ride this summer that my hands got cold! But what a ride! 42 miles, saw more deer than cars for the first 20 miles . . . even had two yearlings pace me for about a mile -- Only downside, decided at 25 miles to stop for a piece of fresh peach pie, only to find the Labor Day traffic had wiped out her supply. Had to settle for a scoop of Rocky Road. Ain't life tough! ;-)
Coloradopenguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:20 PM.