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.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-26-09, 08:08 PM   #301
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenkayak View Post
gees And I thought only men were over the edge;womans nut'sOh hi red rider hows things in the flatlands/Kenneth
I didn't see any flatlands in that graph.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-09, 08:16 PM   #302
dauphin
Senior Member
 
dauphin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 2,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
We did this twice:


Then we rode 12 or so miles to a local sandwich/coffee shop, where cgallagh changed his flat and we ate a tasty Greek wrap, then rode home for a total of 35 miles in the most perfect weather I could have imagined.

We had training, fun, and food in one ride. Hard to beat that.
you guys are such studs
dauphin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-09, 08:17 PM   #303
dauphin
Senior Member
 
dauphin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: California
Bikes:
Posts: 2,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by FLN333 View Post
Yesterday 81.3 - the most I have ever ridden!!
congrats
dauphin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-09, 08:21 AM   #304
cervelo-van
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Bikes: Cervelo R3, P2C
Posts: 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
We'll need a picture of that bike for proof.
Here it is, awesome ride. Did 78K yesterday at an average of 29.2 km/hour
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 3752991082_1b7f985919_m.jpg (31.0 KB, 8 views)
cervelo-van is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-09, 09:39 AM   #305
kenkayak
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phippsburg,Me.
Bikes: Trek 7300/cannondale mountain bike
Posts: 621
Well I didnt escape the rain today //got a good soaking/I may go east again tomorrow //Chatted with two bikers headed for Mount Desert Is. thay were light /my guess is thay will be there by nightfall/Kenneth
kenkayak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-09, 12:49 PM   #306
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Monday 7/27/09... Temp 84 feels like 91 and humidity 70%. Did an easy 30.36 today. Wind factor 0.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 30.36 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 419.74 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3,669.40 (s)miles

Congratulations Lance Armstrong... Great finish @ TdF
Go Team Radio Shack 2010
kjc9640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-09, 02:40 PM   #307
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by dauphin View Post
you guys are such studs
Thanks!

I did it solo 3 times this morning. I love the challenge.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-09, 07:56 PM   #308
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
Today was day 3 of our ride across PA on RT 6. On Saturday we did 84 miles, Sunday 87 miles and today we did 74 miles. The road surface is good with a 4' berm for riding. The road is engineered making the hill gradients smooth and even. On Sat we averaged 18.7, Sunday's ave was 18.2 and today with a nice tail wind my average was 20.3 with 3,700' ft of climbing. Tomorrow is a long day then on Wed we will only ride about 1.5 hours to get to the NY state line. We will leave RT 6 when we get close to Wilkesbarre and stay north of the congested areas in the Pocono's.
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-09, 09:25 PM   #309
cruzMOKS
just over the next hill
 
cruzMOKS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas City MO
Bikes: Bianchi Volpe 2006 Fuji Tahoe
Posts: 543
My son and I rode today got in 21 miles. It rained a little just after we got home.

Rode down to Argosy casino then along the river dike towards Parkville. Turned around at end of trail.
__________________
Enjoy the ride.
Bianchi Volpe 2006; Fuji Tahoe 1990
cruzMOKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-09, 01:55 PM   #310
kenkayak
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phippsburg,Me.
Bikes: Trek 7300/cannondale mountain bike
Posts: 621
I rode my standard training loop 25mi lots of hills //seems to be at a platau //not gaining like I was;/At least its got to be a habbit//Thanks to the Forums I think /Kenneth
kenkayak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-09, 02:01 PM   #311
kenkayak
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phippsburg,Me.
Bikes: Trek 7300/cannondale mountain bike
Posts: 621
Kuddo's Jet thats a hell of a ride//STAY SAFE///Kenneth
kenkayak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-09, 08:00 PM   #312
wrafl
Senior Member
 
wrafl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Burbs of Chicago
Bikes:
Posts: 945
Rode for 30 miles on Sunday and 26 today cut short by a flat. Have to walk about 2 miles home and then inspected the tire which was completely worn out. I must have put on over 3K miles since. I'll ride tomorrow my Dahon folder and after the ride, I'll take the tire that was flat and get a replacement.
wrafl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-09, 08:07 PM   #313
kr32
Senior Member
 
kr32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Waldorf Md.
Bikes: Cannondale Six Carbon 5 and Gary Fisher Wahoo
Posts: 2,045
Yep 29.55 and the humidity was horrible! Last few days I have been dripping with sweat and getting into my eyes and on glasses and it has been hard to see. I have a "Halo" sweat band and it helps but I think it is just too much sweat. Averaged 18.2 though. When it is over I feel good though so all is well in Southern Md.!
Total of 845m for the month, want to get to 1,000m but think I may miss it. Need 50 for the next three days in a row all after work....don't think it is going to happen. Shoud get 900 though easy.
kr32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-09, 08:45 PM   #314
Cone Wrench
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Bikes: 1976 Apollo Mk IV, mid-'80s Miyata touring bike, mid-'80s Miyata mtn bike, 2007 Trek 6500 mtn bike, 2008 Trek Madone 5.2
Posts: 730
It was a beautiful day for a 30-km commute to work this morning.
Here's a little video clip. I hope it works.
Cone Wrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-09, 08:57 PM   #315
professorbob
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 675
I had a crappy day. I couldn't make it up a 1/2 mile climb of about 10%. I had to stop halfway up because I was seeing fireballs. After a short rest, I continued up, but it sort of ruined my day. Total was 25miles at 15mph. I usually do between 15-16 solo, so all in all it wasn't too bad. Just not much fun.
professorbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 04:34 AM   #316
kenkayak
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phippsburg,Me.
Bikes: Trek 7300/cannondale mountain bike
Posts: 621
Ha ha ConeWrench /vidio was fine /suounded like you were on a freigt instead of a bike/Kenneth
kenkayak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 04:44 AM   #317
kenkayak
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phippsburg,Me.
Bikes: Trek 7300/cannondale mountain bike
Posts: 621
Like you Bob I steped off and rested on my last hill [It was hot and muggy]Like you I was happy with my ride . Today will be different faceing the beach traffic comeing the other way [always dangerous and I seldom do it[daughter borrowed my car to pick up grandone at camp] so im rideing to retreave it/Kenneth
kenkayak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 11:12 AM   #318
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Wednesday 7/29/09... Temp 89 feels like 96 and humidity 60%. Did an easy 31.43 today. Wind factor 8mph from the south.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 31.43 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 451.17 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3,700.83 (s)miles

Congratulations Lance Armstrong... Great finish @ TdF
Go Team Radio Shack 2010
kjc9640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 11:42 PM   #319
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
Late this afternoon I rode 15-ish miles (flat, Ken, :lol) to ride a 10 mi. time trial practice. I'll get the results back tomorrow or Friday. I'm hoping for a sub-30 but have no idea -- had some wind and just kept hammering.

The ride home was almost more painful due to the head/crosswinds howling. I was pretty tired by the time I got home and was really happy to stretch, eat dinner, and relax.

42 miles in all, pancake-flat and full of hard efforts. Whew. I need sleep, now.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-09, 11:53 AM   #320
rck
Senior Member
 
rck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: monroe (sw) wi
Bikes: cannondale 400st, dean el diente, specialized hybrid
Posts: 1,279
Not today but yesterday rode with a couple of friends. 20 miles with a max speed of 49.3mph-what a buzz!
rck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-09, 12:48 PM   #321
kenkayak
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phippsburg,Me.
Bikes: Trek 7300/cannondale mountain bike
Posts: 621
HA HA KJC9640 I new any one with red hair freckles would finally tire; us boys jest keep on keepin on;I new Rider would sucume WELL I continue on with 25 miles a day whilst she naps for a week/Kenneth
kenkayak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-09, 03:37 PM   #322
BikeWNC
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,146
No riding since last Sat. I've been at the beach and since being back home the weather has been rainy. Today, my daughter and I went up on the mountain between showers to pick a quart of wild blueberries.
BikeWNC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-09, 11:21 PM   #323
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
Quote:
Originally Posted by kenkayak View Post
HA HA KJC9640 I new any one with red hair freckles would finally tire; us boys jest keep on keepin on;I new Rider would sucume WELL I continue on with 25 miles a day whilst she naps for a week/Kenneth
Succumb to what?

I know you're being humorous but I don't get it in this case. Color me confused.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-09, 11:27 PM   #324
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
Note to self: When legs protest, pay attention.

Club ride tonight, 30 miles, headwind for the last 12. About 10 miles in I got gapped, and 28 mph couldn't close it. I dropped back to about 24 and TT'd to the first regroup, maybe 5 miles. After that another not-so-fast-but-consistent rider and I traded pulls for a few flat miles, then I headed for home. This pairing was a blessing as we both needed recovery and we made it so.

Even when I fail at my mission I enjoy these rides. There's so much to be gained, if one chooses to be open to what's available.
Red Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 10:35 AM   #325
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Friday7/31/09... Temp 89 feels like 98 and humidity 61%. Did an easy 40.32 today. Wind factor 8mph from the south west.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 40.32 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 496.85 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3,746.51 (s)miles

Congratulations Lance Armstrong... Great finish @ TdF
Go Team Radio Shack 2010
kjc9640 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 03:03 PM.