Hi All, been too busy to get on and read or post much lately. Got a lot going on, I'm getting a divorce and have bought a new house closer to work that I get to move into the week of Aug. 4th and I'm going on a week of vacation tomorrow. I did manage to do my longest ride ever last weekend. I rode in a charity ride that originated in Wheeling, WV. came up into PA. and back down to Wheeling. I have done several 50 mi. rides before, but never anything more. I befriended a man who I'm guessing is in his late 60's and we were both by ourselves so we ended up riding together and we both felt good after 20 mi. so we decided to opt for the 66 mi. route, I figured if he could do it then so could I, but we ended up cutting a couple of miles off to avoid a hill. I kinda wish now that I hadn't done that so I could of gotten in a real metric century. I know I could have gone the 2 more miles.
Can anyone suggest good padded bike shorts that I can get at Nashbar or Performance that don't cost an arm and a leg. I have a nice pair of Pearl Izumi that I bought at a shop in Pittsburgh for about $80. and they are very comfy. I have several other pairs but they're all the $30. variety and definately don't have the padding that the Pearl's do. I need a couple more pairs of good shorts before I go on "The Illinois Great River Ride" in Sept.