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 02-16-08, 11:38 AM   #1
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My dilemma for the day.

Was packing up for my ride today, and just realized I left my cellphone at work yesterday. I'm headed out of town tomorrow morning, so I need to get it. Also need to get a bike ride in today.

Do I:
- Ride straight to work, get phone, return to do chores? 20 mile round trip.
- Take the ride I was planning to take, detour into downtown Seattle, snag the phone, and come back home? 45 mile round trip.

Weather: light mist, clearing soon, 40 degrees.
Teenaged kids: still asleep


Either way, as I leave the house, I'm shouting, "off to get my phone, see ya' soon.."
BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08, 11:46 AM   #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 BengeBoy View Post

Either way, as I leave the house, I'm shouting, "off to get my phone, see ya' soon.."
Suppose you had better make certain that they know where you are. Another good way to annoy them is to play Classical Music loud as you make the coffee.

Its a no- brainer- If its cold- 20 miles- if Warm- 45 ----If the kids are bigger than you---do a century and stay out till they calm down
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08, 05:12 PM   #3
BengeBoy 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
BengeBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2014 Pivot Mach 5.7 MTB, 2009 Chris Boedeker custom, 1988 Tommasini Prestige, 2007 Bill Davidson custom; 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper
Posts: 6,941
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So, of course, I went for the "long" option...I get to the office, and my cellphone isn't there. So, instead of leisurely lunch downtown at Pike Market, I pedal furiously back home, and find my cellphone in a jacket pocket. Anyway, beautiful ride...a little wet when I started, now it's warming up. I need to run an errand on my bike a little later, so all in the day will be about 43 miles of riding.

Some pics of a rare, dry winter day in Seattle...

this is the road out of my neighborhood...


along the shore of Lake Washington...



newborn Boeing 737's at the factory in Renton, waiting to be painted...



happy bike...that's Interstate 90 floating bridge in the back; the bikelane is on the left hand side of the road. It's an important part of the Seattle biking infrastructure; the shortest way from the Eastside to downtown Seattle. It's always the coldest part of my commute home from downtown Seattle...this week I went across it 6 times -- 4 dry, 2 in the rain.

BengeBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08, 05:17 PM   #4
DnvrFox
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 20,916
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, at least you got a ride in.

I am home sick with absolutely 0 energy. It got up to 55F, and here I am inside. I did get a 1 mile walk in, after which I was exhausted.

Snow tonight and tomorrow.

Great pictures.

Count yourself lucky.
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08, 07:45 PM   #5
bobbycorno
Senior Member
 
bobbycorno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 2,544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
"...that's Interstate 90 floating bridge..."

The one that replaced the I-90 sinking bridge a few years back.

Scott P
Bend, OR (formerly of Seattle)
bobbycorno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-08, 11:29 PM   #6
Bill Kapaun
Senior Member
 
Bill Kapaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
Bikes: 86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
Posts: 9,371
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 77 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobbycorno View Post
"...that's Interstate 90 floating bridge..."

The one that replaced the I-90 sinking bridge a few years back.

Scott P
Bend, OR (formerly of Seattle)
Hood Canal Bridge beat you to it!
Bill Kapaun 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 03:23 PM.