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 05-21-10, 06:53 PM   #1
dwilbur3
Freewheelin' Fred
Thread Starter
 
dwilbur3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sacramento
Bikes: Surly Cross Check
Posts: 742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Today I'm 50+ and 50+

I "qualified" by age back in March. But today, for the first time, I rode 50 miles in one go.

I'm not fast like all you racers so it took me a good 3 1/2 hours. I feel very satisfied but my butt is killing me!

I'm glad I can ride my age now. If I wait much longer it'll take me all day!
dwilbur3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 07:20 PM   #2
cyclinfool
gone ride'n
 
cyclinfool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Upstate NY
Bikes: Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
Posts: 4,051
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwilbur3 View Post
I "qualified" by age back in March. But today, for the first time, I rode 50 miles in one go.

I'm not fast like all you racers so it took me a good 3 1/2 hours. I feel very satisfied but my butt is killing me!

I'm glad I can ride my age now. If I wait much longer it'll take me all day!
I got news for you - 50miles 1st time solo 3.5 hrs is a very good time - rock on

Now for your next trick - bag the metric.
cyclinfool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 07:22 PM   #3
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
 
10 Wheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 30,124
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 401 Post(s)
Congratulation on The 50 and The 50.
Get ready for a 75 mile ride.
__________________
[SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 07:28 PM   #4
dwilbur3
Freewheelin' Fred
Thread Starter
 
dwilbur3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Sacramento
Bikes: Surly Cross Check
Posts: 742
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I considered stretching it to a metric century, but decided it was time to turn around (25 miles out, 25 back). When I got to 75km (very close to the end) my legs went numb. Has anyone else here experienced that? I had no trouble finishing but it was bizarre and I couldn't summon any more speed after that.
dwilbur3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 07:29 PM   #5
JanMM
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: In Central IN
Bikes: RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
Posts: 13,530
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Metric Century (62 mi) then 75 miles then a Century! Piece of Cake! Or, preferably, Pie!
__________________
RANS V3 - Ti, RANS V-Rex - cromo, RANS Screamer - cromo
JanMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 07:41 PM   #6
Lauraspark
Flatlander
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: in the House of Perpetual Renovation, BSLNC
Bikes: 2010 Jamis Coda Comp
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Lauraspark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 08:13 PM   #7
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)
Congrats on both milestones.

To my way of thinking, it isn't how fast you do the ride but how much you enjoyed it that counts!
cranky old dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 08:20 PM   #8
cehowardGS
Motorcycle RoadRacer
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwilbur3 View Post
I "qualified" by age back in March. But today, for the first time, I rode 50 miles in one go.

I'm not fast like all you racers so it took me a good 3 1/2 hours. I feel very satisfied but my butt is killing me!

I'm glad I can ride my age now. If I wait much longer it'll take me all day!

Congrats on knocking out the 50 in one go..

Happy Birthday to you too..

However, you still a yougster at 50 to us older folks...
cehowardGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-10, 11:26 PM   #9
Mojo Slim
Lincoln, CA
 
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)
Way to go. I smell century.
__________________
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 05-22-10, 12:35 PM   #10
BITSA
Just Ride
 
BITSA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Central NJ
Bikes: Cervelo R3T // Trek Madone 4.5 // Trek 6000D //Peugeot P6 (1986)//Motobecane Fantom Cross Team Titanium Cyclocross
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
To my way of thinking, it isn't how fast you do the ride but how much you enjoyed it that counts![/QUOTE]

+1, I couldn't have said it better!
BITSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-10, 10:34 AM   #11
heywood
Senior Member
 
heywood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Whitby, Ontario Canada
Bikes: 2013 Brodie Section 8 , 2014 Easy Motion Neo City e-bike
Posts: 451
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
excellent, way to go!!

In regard to the 'numbness' problem, you've obviously pinched off a couple of nerves and stuff which will come back after a little while (usually a good walk around clears that up).. I've noticed the longer you ride the more irritating little tingly numbness things start appearing in different parts of the body due to the repetitive strain of long distance cycling, these of course start to clear up once your off the bike. The more you do long distance the less they will start to appear, although they never completely go away but the health benefits of cycling far outweigh these annoying little problems. Riding in a car that length of time is much worse for your cardio vascular system but on the bike it'll love you for it.

Are you going to work up to a century??
heywood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-10, 10:45 AM   #12
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: 13,275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Congrats!

My 51 mile ride yesterday took about 4 hours, so if you think you're slow...
BluesDawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-10, 04:01 PM   #13
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 stand and applause your accomplishment. Fifty miles is a nice accomplishment. Now keep moving forward, and you'll soon be posting your century report.
__________________
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 05-24-10, 07:28 PM   #14
Metric Man
Old Fart Racing
 
Metric Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Draper UT
Bikes: 2015 Trek Domane 6.9 disc D/A Di2
Posts: 1,347
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well done!
Metric Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-10, 05:12 PM   #15
Terex
Senior Member
 
Terex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jersey - outside the bibs.
Bikes:
Posts: 3,552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
I second Metric Man's emoticons. Good job. Now go out and ride more.
Terex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-10, 01:20 PM   #16
Mduck
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston
Bikes: Peugeot Model (?)
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats. I turned 50 in April and have been working towards that goal. Started riding on my birthday. I can do 25 pretty easily now so I am sure 50 is not far off. It's good to hear the success story.
Mduck 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 04:32 AM.