Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Dan J chinarider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Iron Mountain, MI
    My Bikes
    1974 Stella 10 speed, 2006 Trek Pilot 1.2
    Posts
    1,195
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Menominee River (metric) Century report-- I fell

    Some of you may recall I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was going to be doing a 75 mile ride. Today was the day. Advertised as a 120k/75 mile ride. Actual distance 77.65 miles. My longest ride to date. Averaged 16.9 mph (moving time--total time 4:58:19 ). I was very happy with that. Here are the details for anyone interested.

    First, the weather. When I went to bed last night, the forecast was 70% chance of precip with thunderstorms and 15-25 mph winds. Didn't know if we'd even be able to ride. Woke up today--not raining. My friend & I drove to the ride-- 75 miles away. Still not raining. No rain till about 3 miles left and that only lasted 10 minutes. some wind, but not too bad. Very humid, thick air. Temps low to mid 70s.

    The ride itself is pretty flat. Very pretty & well marked. About 10-15 miles of very rough roads we could have done without. About 5 or 6 rest stops. We only stopped at 2. One had hamburgers & ham sandwiches! We passed.

    One strange aspect to the ride was that there was a 3 hour window to start (7-10 am). We started at about 9:45. So there was no big group. We registered, went out into the parking lot and started. No fanfare. Also meant we didn't see a lot of people riding.

    My friend is a little stronger rider than me, so he did more pulling, but I did a good amount. My hr was high during the whole ride-- averaged 163 bpm. I attribute that to the atmosphere. We pushed, but not that hard. Overall good ride. I'd do it again.

    Oh yeah, the fall. Happened at the end of the ride, back in the parking lot after I had turned off my computer. Just cruising to the car. The parking lot had some speed bumps. I tried to squeeze between the bump and the curb. I hit the curb and down I went. Got a nice owie on my elbow. I must have also hit my ankle with the chainring as I have a small tatoo with blood. Didn't even notice that till I got home. I also hit my hip. No external damage, but I know it will be sore tomorrow. A good day. I'll sleep well tonight.
    Last edited by chinarider; 06-27-10 at 07:59 PM.
    1974 Stella 10 Speed
    2006 Trek Pilot 1.2

    “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”
    Bertrand Russell

  2. #2
    gone ride'n cyclinfool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Upstate NY
    My Bikes
    Simoncini, Gary Fisher, Specialized Tarmac
    Posts
    4,052
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well done. Your elbow may hurt more in the AM but you will still feel great about the ride.
    "Of all the things I ever lost I miss my mind the most." Mark Twain
    If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

  3. #3
    Banned. The Weak Link's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Post-partisan Paradise
    My Bikes
    GF Wahoo '05, Trek T1000 '04, Lemond Buenos Aires '07
    Posts
    4,936
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most big rides in this area have staggered starts to avoid mass tangles and vehicular chaos.

    The crash sounds karmic to me. Perhaps you've done wrong, in this life or a previous one.

    Anyway, congrats on a fine ride.

  4. #4
    Dan J chinarider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Iron Mountain, MI
    My Bikes
    1974 Stella 10 speed, 2006 Trek Pilot 1.2
    Posts
    1,195
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by The Weak Link View Post
    The crash sounds karmic to me. Perhaps you've done wrong, in this life or a previous one.
    .
    I asked my wife. She confirms this is the case.
    1974 Stella 10 Speed
    2006 Trek Pilot 1.2

    “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”
    Bertrand Russell

  5. #5
    Team Poseur Metric Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Beaumont, CA
    My Bikes
    2012 Motobecane Ti SRAM Red/2008 Trek Madone SRAM Force
    Posts
    1,331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice job.

    163 HR for an average? I usually average higher on century's, but it's still in the 145-148 range.
    The thoughts and opinions expressed by this poster are his own and should not be misconstrued as gospel. They are and were not meant to inflame, enrage or otherwise tick anyone off, usually. ©
    2012 Ti Motobecane with SRAM Red 2013~2008 Trek Madone with SRAM Force~2010 Specialized Hardrock 29er~2006 Trek 4300~Garmin 800 CTR
    Mark

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    NW AR & Central LA
    Posts
    2,673
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congratulations on the ride! Sounds as if you did your homework and were well prepared. You really should get a pic of the chain ring tatoo!

  7. #7
    Dan J chinarider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Iron Mountain, MI
    My Bikes
    1974 Stella 10 speed, 2006 Trek Pilot 1.2
    Posts
    1,195
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Metric Man View Post
    Nice job.

    163 HR for an average? I usually average higher on century's, but it's still in the 145-148 range.
    My hr is high, so it's not that unusual, but I really didn't feel like I was riding hard enough to warrant that high. Based on how I felt, I would have guessed 10 bpm lower. I guess that's why the powertap devotees think that method is more accurate. Watts don't lie.
    1974 Stella 10 Speed
    2006 Trek Pilot 1.2

    “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”
    Bertrand Russell

  8. #8
    Senior Member RepWI's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    414
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Congrats....I was hoping your ride would happen. You had been concerned about the wind a few days ago.
    1974 Mizutani Super Seraph Road Bike
    2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    269
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    chinarider,

    Well Done!
    Sorry about the owies's.

    Jeff, still fat

  10. #10
    Senior Member Terrierman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SWMO
    Posts
    3,177
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good job.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

  11. #11
    Pat
    Pat is offline
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    My Bikes
    litespeed, cannondale
    Posts
    2,795
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good job, decent avg too. A nice well written report. Also, I hope that your karmic slate is clean now.

  12. #12
    Dan J chinarider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Iron Mountain, MI
    My Bikes
    1974 Stella 10 speed, 2006 Trek Pilot 1.2
    Posts
    1,195
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat View Post
    Good job, decent avg too. A nice well written report. Also, I hope that your karmic slate is clean now.
    Thanks to you and everyone else. I figure the fall was a good exchange for the decent weather. I'm no worse for the wear and, more importantly, no damage to the bike.
    1974 Stella 10 Speed
    2006 Trek Pilot 1.2

    “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”
    Bertrand Russell

  13. #13
    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
    My 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)
    Good ride and in not too bad conditions for what was promised. Well done but pay attention before- during and AFTER the ride next time.

    If this was your longest ride so far you did well. So how are you feeling today? Hope you got a recovery ride in to calm down the muscles and get the elbow and ankle working.

    Just remember that for a couple of days you will need Liquids. If no rides planned- then a couple of beers will not cause a problem. So when I have my medicinal pint down the pub tonight-- Hope you will be joining in and reflecting on what was a bl**dy good ride.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


    Spike Milligan

  14. #14
    Dan J chinarider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Iron Mountain, MI
    My Bikes
    1974 Stella 10 speed, 2006 Trek Pilot 1.2
    Posts
    1,195
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    So how are you feeling today? Hope you got a recovery ride in to calm down the muscles and get the elbow and ankle working.
    I actually feel pretty well. I can feel the ankle, elbow & hip if I press on them, but otherwise they don't bother me. My muscles were a little tired yesterday, but not excessively so. I took yesterday off, but plan to do the Tuesday group ride tonight.
    1974 Stella 10 Speed
    2006 Trek Pilot 1.2

    “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”
    Bertrand Russell

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •