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 11-26-08, 07:43 PM   #1
Jet Travis
Ride Daddy Ride
Thread Starter
 
Jet Travis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Villa Incognito
Bikes: 1983 Trek 720; 1983 Trek 620; 1989 Gi Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra; LeMond Victoire; Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro
Posts: 2,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanksgiving....

Are you ridin' or hidin'? Post your plans and/or ride reports here. Bonus points for photos.
__________________
"Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer
Jet Travis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 08:10 PM   #2
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)
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25. North northwest wind between 3 and 8 mph.

Thanksgiving Day: A chance of snow before 11am, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 36. North wind at 7 mph becoming east. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Not too likely

Besides, we are hosting - lots to do.
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 08:11 PM   #3
cranky old dude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jet Travis View Post
Are you ridin' or hidin'? Post your plans and/or ride reports here. Bonus points for photos.
Both Ridin' & Hidin'!!! Expect to get up at 03:30 and be out on the commuter by 04:00am.
The five miles in to work should be peaceful followed by a quiet 12.5 hrs. at work and then ride
home to Pumpkin pie and whipped cream. Yummy.

edit: 11/27 05:30 Was a balmy, DRY 34 degrees, 10mph headwind and not a car in sight for
the whole five miles. Perfect!

Last edited by cranky old dude; 11-27-08 at 04:55 AM.
cranky old dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 08:13 PM   #4
Jet Travis
Ride Daddy Ride
Thread Starter
 
Jet Travis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Villa Incognito
Bikes: 1983 Trek 720; 1983 Trek 620; 1989 Gi Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra; LeMond Victoire; Bike Friday Pocket Rocket Pro
Posts: 2,648
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
[B]

Besides, we are hosting - lots to do.
There's still time to escape. These can help. http://www.icebike.org/Equipment/tires.htm
__________________
"Light it up, Popo." --Levi Leipheimer
Jet Travis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 08:21 PM   #5
Tom Bombadil
His Brain is Gone!
 
Tom Bombadil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paoli, Wisconsin
Bikes: RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
Posts: 9,980
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Would like to be riding. Prediction is 47 & sunny. But am out of town and with no bike.

And am supposed to be attending two Thanksgiving dinners ... hosted by different sets of in-laws.
__________________
"Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post
Tom Bombadil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 08:49 PM   #6
Condorita
Grammar Cop
 
Condorita's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Papa Smurf's Lair
Bikes: in my sig line
Posts: 1,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Work. bleah.
Condorita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 09:02 PM   #7
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Supposed to meet the posse' at 8:00 AM for 35 miles. Temp will be around 28 with sunny sky's warming up to 36 while we ride. Hope the roads are dry, just washed the bike. I'll bring the camera but post later since we will be traveling at 11:00 AM.

Jet Travis, you don't say what you are doing. So???
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 09:05 PM   #8
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)
Been a light, steady rain here all day long.
Tomorrow's suppose to be nicer -dry, anyway- so I'm heading out to earn dinner.
Won't be much -15 to 20 miles- but it'll be fine.
SaiKaiTai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 09:16 PM   #9
Kai Winters
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Northern NY...Brownville
Bikes: Merlin Ti
Posts: 1,881
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We had 4-6" of nice wet snow today. Another 4-6 tomorrow and Friday.
Broke out the wind trainer two days ago...an hour a day. I don't mind the wind trainer. It is warm, dry and windless...oh does my fan count as wind?

Have a Happy Thanksgiving all.
Kai Winters is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 09:34 PM   #10
VROD
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: roanoke rapids nc
Bikes: lotus classique ,haro mirra pro,gary fisher mtb 1980's, trek T1
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I may get to ride tommorrow after I cook the turkey.I will need to get out of the way in the afternoon while the wife cooks the the rest of supper.We are expecting my mom and dad,two daughters,two son in laws and one grandaughter.This thanksgiving will be easier than last year my dad had a heart attack the mon before so we had thanksgiving in wake med hoping he would make it.After 6 bypasses,repaired2 valves,installed a pacemaker and 2 months in the hospital he is doing well.A year later he will drive the 20 mi to my house now there is something to be thankfull for
VROD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 11:03 PM   #11
Hermes 
Elite Rider
 
Hermes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Bikes: Too Many
Posts: 9,746
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Velodiva and I are racing up Mount Hamilton in the morning 18.5 miles. The temperature at the start will be in the upper 40s. It should be a great day for climbing.

__________________
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Cat: Killer
Hermes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 11:16 PM   #12
The Smokester
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: N. California
Bikes:
Posts: 1,410
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I will go for the Turkey Day ride from Danville. California. Supposed to be bitter here tomorrow...about 65F.
The Smokester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 11:17 PM   #13
Red Rider
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Bikes: '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cgallagh and I are joining our race team for a group ride, probably 35-40 miles, moderately hilly, similar temps. to what Hermes posted. Then C will bake his famous pecan pie, our son will roast his tofurkey, and we'll take it all over to our friends' house to add to the 2 turkeys, 1 ham, dozens of sidedishes and sea of family their hosting.

We call the pre-meal ride "Huff 'n' Puff Before You Stuff."

Friday is our Turkey Work-off. Route TBD.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-08, 11:22 PM   #14
Louis
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 4,866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If the roads are clear of snow and ice I might go out for a short ride. Didn't hear the weather forecast, so we'll see how it goes. Rode the (gasp) trainer today for an hour just in case.

Kids and grandkids will be here for dinner to celebrate the holiday. It always looks like a Norman Rockwell painting around our kitchen table on Thanksgiving. No thanks to me...Maddy does all the work, I just stay out of her way.

Last edited by Louis; 11-26-08 at 11:25 PM.
Louis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 12:29 AM   #15
Yen
Surly Girly
 
Yen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 4,113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it's not raining we'll go for a ride of still-yet-to-be determined distance and route. I'd like to ride for at least an hour or two before we finish the dishes we'll take for dinner tomorrow.
__________________
Specialized Roubaix Expert
Surly Long Haul Trucker
Yen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 04:52 AM   #16
cranky old dude
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 4,259
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Smokester View Post
I will go for the Turkey Day ride from Danville. California. Supposed to be bitter here tomorrow...about 65F.

What one person considers bitter, another calls better. Just one little vowel different.

Have a good ride.
cranky old dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 06:40 AM   #17
NOS88
Senior Member
 
NOS88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Bikes:
Posts: 6,490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did 50 miles yesterday, will do most of the cooking for 7 today, and have a 64 mile ride planned for tomorrow. But today is a whole day with the family. I've brought my favorite bike into the sun room with the extra refrigerator. This way whenever I go out to get something, I can pat the saddle and say, "Tomorrow. Your day will be tomorrow."
__________________
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright
Favorite rides in the stable: Indy Fab CJ Ti - Colnago MXL - S-Works Roubaix - Habanero Team Issue - Jamis Eclipse carbon/831
NOS88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 06:46 AM   #18
RoMad
Senior Member
 
RoMad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Citrus county Fl.
Bikes: Litespeed Tuscany , Lemond Poprad, 1970's Motobecane Grand Record
Posts: 780
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Everyone is still asleep this morning except for me and the cat. This will be a day spent with the family. I was going to go out for a ride before company gets here but my wife said she would like a little help in the kitchen. I'm not much help in the kitchen, but then she doesn't ask for much, mostly company while she works very hard. I will ride tomorrow.
RoMad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 07:23 AM   #19
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)
Today will be spent with the family.

Due to weather I'll probably hit the gym on Friday and do a club ride on Saturday as the weather report is much better that day
__________________
=============================================================

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 11-27-08, 08:16 AM   #20
freeranger
Senior Member
 
freeranger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Kentucky
Bikes: 06 Lemond Reno, 98 GT Timberline mtn.bike
Posts: 1,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Supposed to get up to around 54 here today. Probably do a couple of laps around the neighborhood, just to get out and get some fresh air.
freeranger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 09:11 AM   #21
BluesDawg
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Bikes: 2015 Specialized AWOL Comp frameset (custom build), 2015 Zukas custom road, 2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S
Posts: 13,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Today is about visiting and eating with my family.
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 10:11 AM   #22
Allegheny Jet 
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife
Posts: 5,708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Met up with the Posse' at 8:00 AM in 19 degree temps.The 5 of us did 29 miles and the temperature climbed to 28 during the ride. Beautiful day to ride sunny, no traffic and good company.

The Posse'
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 10:19 AM   #23
howsteepisit
Senior Member
 
howsteepisit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Mecian
Posts: 3,671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 45 Post(s)
I am on the bubble about riding. Its 9 Am and the temp is 25. I am thininking that maybe this afternoon when its supposed to get near 40 I amy go for a short ride.
howsteepisit is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 10:26 AM   #24
stringbreaker
stringbreaker
 
stringbreaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: wa. State
Bikes: specialized crossroads hybrid 2006 Raleigh Cadent 2 1971 Schwinn Varsity, 1972 Schwinn Continental, 1977 Schwinn Volare (frame)
Posts: 4,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Alleghenyjet: Are you in the snow belt east of Cleveland?
__________________
(Life is too short to play crappy guitars) 2006 Raleigh Cadent 3.0, 1977 Schwinn Volare, 2010 Windsor tourist. ( I didn't fall , I attacked the floor)
stringbreaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-08, 10:47 AM   #25
tsl
Plays in traffic
 
tsl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
Posts: 6,955
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
I'm sitting this one out, sort of.

Sunday and Monday this week were my first two consecutive days off in several weeks. So I carped both diems and deferred laundry and housework to today, so I could get in some good, solid R&R.

So far, whites, work clothes and bike clothes washed and hung to dry, and the straightening up done. Breaking now for lunch, then the bathroom and mopping floors. Shower after that and off to dinner at my parents'.
tsl 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 11:25 PM.