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 05-20-07, 05:41 PM   #1
Mojo Slim
Lincoln, CA
Thread Starter
 
Mojo Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln, CA
Bikes: 94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
Posts: 2,229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rode Someone Else's Age

Some of you may remember my post of last month, wherein I rode my age (60), along with a few folks from our Bike Club. The Beautiful Ms. Slim met us midway with birthday cake. Well, that idea caught on and another club member led a "Ride My Age" (60) ride Saturday.

The route was hilly at each end, flat in the middle. The eastern end of our county is high desert, as opposed to where I live, which is mountain and trees. Less than 30 miles separate the two topographies.

Starting at 9:30, 10 of us started out and soon hit the only real hill, a 4 mile moderate climb. The other side is shorter but steeper. We passed some other cyclists coming up. Didn't recognize them. Once we hit the valley, we had a nice tailwind. One of our riders is in his 70s. Last year, he was totally fredded out (not that there's anything wrong with that) and on a MTB. It was always, "Let's wait up here for, Bob." Now, on his new roadie, real bike shorts and a club jersey, He led us into our lunch stop.


Out in the valley, there are lupin (purple) and horses (in this case, brown)

We pulled into a local bakery in a town of about 1000 people, the halfway point. Soon after us, a couple of PYTs pulled in. We had passed them a few miles back, just unloading their bikes. We sent one of our women riders out to ask them to join this group of mostly men (average age about 60, not that there's anything wrong with that), but they declined.

The birthday boy had called ahead and there was a huge carrot cake waiting for us, his treat. After sandwiches, cake and Dr. Pepper, we were on our way.

Note all the club jerseys in this pictures. Most of the way in, we had a headwind, but as long as we stayed in a peloton, it wasn't too bad.

Most of the riders lived in the area, so as we passed by their turn offs, they peeled off. In fact, I was the only one who actually went back to the starting point. But it was a great ride. 66 miles at 14.5 mph (darned headwind). A century is planned for Saturday.
__________________
Truth is stranger than reality.
'96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
'01 Bianchi Eros
'05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades
Mojo Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-07, 05:55 PM   #2
jppe
Let's do a Century
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
Posts: 6,541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Great pics and it's interesting that you have now started a new local tradition!! You have a terrific and very scenic area in which to ride.
jppe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-07, 05:58 PM   #3
Beverly
Senior Member ??
 
Beverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Englewood,Ohio
Bikes: 2007 Trek Madone 5.0 WSD - 2007 Trek 4300 WSD - 2008 Trek 520 - 2014 Catrike Trail
Posts: 5,094
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great pictures and I love the birthday rides.

Would you like to plan my birthday ride
__________________
=============================================================

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
-- Antonio Smith
Beverly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-07, 06:09 PM   #4
Red Baron
Senior Member
 
Red Baron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: On a Road in Central Bluegrass KY
Bikes: Not enough
Posts: 1,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm a solo rider - but I would join this group!!!!!
__________________
**Fate is a fickle thing, and in the end the true measure of a person is not fate itself, but how they master it**
Red Baron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-07, 06:59 PM   #5
The Weak Link
Banned.
 
The Weak Link's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Post-partisan Paradise
Bikes: GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Camelbak on a club ride? I don't know......
The Weak Link is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-07, 07:20 PM   #6
SaiKaiTai
Senior Member
 
SaiKaiTai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 2,990
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Now, that it is *my* kind of country for a ride... Looks a lot like where I played today.

Wonderful
SaiKaiTai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-07, 09:08 PM   #7
Mojo Slim
Lincoln, CA
Thread Starter
 
Mojo Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln, CA
Bikes: 94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
Posts: 2,229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Gee, I don't know, Beverly. A 39 mile ride hardly seems worth it . . . .
__________________
Truth is stranger than reality.
'96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
'01 Bianchi Eros
'05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades
Mojo Slim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-07, 10:52 PM   #8
Big Paulie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 2,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beverly
Great pictures and I love the birthday rides. Would you like to plan my birthday ride
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mojo Slim
Gee, I don't know, Beverly. A 39 mile ride hardly seems worth it . . . .
Ca-ching!

Best exchange of the weekend!!!

Last edited by Big Paulie; 05-20-07 at 10:58 PM.
Big Paulie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-07, 11:19 AM   #9
Mojo Slim
Lincoln, CA
Thread Starter
 
Mojo Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Lincoln, CA
Bikes: 94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
Posts: 2,229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was going through my pictures from this ride and found this one. I just held the camera backwards and snapped. It shows, however, the terrain in part of our county: High (4000-5000 feet) desert, flat, usually windy.
__________________
Truth is stranger than reality.
'96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
'01 Bianchi Eros
'05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades
Mojo Slim 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 12:35 PM.