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 07-06-11, 06:35 PM   #1
Phil85207
Century bound
Thread Starter
 
Phil85207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa Arizona
Bikes: Felt AR4 and Cannondale hybrid
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Called the wife to come rescue me yesterday

A Mt. Shasta to Yreka CA. trip was marred by a lack of planing on my part for water. I have made the trip before but it got much hotter this time (102, usually in the low 70s) and I had to ration the water. Slowly dehydrating I continued looking for a house I could get water from. I found one and drank to much at once and got bloated. You would think a desert rat would know better. I got into some mountains and a little shade once and a while but started to cramp, and I knew it was over. I called the wife, swallowed what was left of my pride and said, "honey, do you still love me"? She was there in a jiffy with some nice cool water. I was very glad I did not push it to hard.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/97235570

Last edited by Phil85207; 07-06-11 at 06:39 PM. Reason: addition
Phil85207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-11, 06:45 PM   #2
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)
Good call, trying to tuff it out with no fluids may have had dire conquences. I had to call my wife for sag support a few weeks ago. I rode my vintage bike with tubular tires and got a flat then discovered the stem on my spare tubular, tucked up under the seat, had a crack in it.
__________________
oldschool areodynamic brick
Allegheny Jet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-11, 07:17 PM   #3
gcottay
Senior Member
 
gcottay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Green Valley AZ
Bikes: Trice Q; Volae Century; TT 3.4
Posts: 3,772
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You rode. You called her. She came.

Even with the dehydration and cramping it really was a pretty good day.
gcottay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-11, 07:23 PM   #4
CbadRider
Administrator
 
CbadRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the bridge with Picard
Bikes: Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
Posts: 5,963
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
No shame in calling when you need help. At least you didn't try to tough it out - things could have ended much worse.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xerum 525 View Post
Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

Forum Guidelines *click here*
CbadRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-11, 07:54 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: 13,284
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
You could have kept it a secret and not told us.
Calling was the right thing to do and thanks for sharing.
__________________
RANS V3 - Ti, RANS V-Rex - cromo, RANS Screamer - cromo
JanMM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-11, 08:11 PM   #6
OldsCOOL
Senior Member
 
OldsCOOL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: northern michigan
Bikes: '77 Colnago Super, '76 Fuji The Finest, '88 Cannondale Criterium, '86 Trek 760
Posts: 11,050
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Hate it when that happens (and I did the same about a month ago).
OldsCOOL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-11, 08:24 PM   #7
t4mv
ES&D
 
t4mv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Roadieville, USA
Bikes: 3Rensho, Merlin XL, Melton custom, Michael Johnson tandem, Look 481SL, Pedal Force RS
Posts: 1,372
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil85207 View Post
A Mt. Shasta to Yreka CA. trip was marred by a lack of planing on my part for water.
My geography might be a little off, but, did you stop by Weed and get your t-shirt? 102....yeah, a bit too warm for me, but ya done good.

t4mv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-11, 08:28 PM   #8
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)
Even the pros have a sag wagon.
__________________
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 07-06-11, 08:52 PM   #9
smoore
Senior Member
 
smoore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hour north of Atlanta, Gainesville GA
Bikes: Primary ride now a LOOK 585-Love it.
Posts: 699
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You didn't say what her answer was?
smoore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-11, 10:56 PM   #10
Kurt Erlenbach
Senior Member
 
Kurt Erlenbach's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Space Coast, Florida
Bikes:
Posts: 2,423
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
231 max cadence is pretty impressive. Garmin Connect is pretty cool, but there is always good goofy data in there.
Kurt Erlenbach is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 08:26 AM   #11
bigbadwullf
Senior Member
 
bigbadwullf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West, Tn.
Bikes:
Posts: 1,763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Glad you called because you might have become statistic. I backed out of my last big ride because I started cramping. I even mistook directions on a road I had been on all my life going back to a check point. Good thing a guy happened by with a rescue vehicle but I wasn't in the environment you were in. Good call.
bigbadwullf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 09:16 AM   #12
overthehillmedi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like you owe someone a bottle of wine,a box of chocolates, a big boquet of roses and a thanks honey. One does have to keep the SAG wagon driver happy, just in case you might need their services again, when you do something else.
overthehillmedi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 10:21 AM   #13
PatW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good call. I am usually too stupid to have that kind of sense.
PatW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 03:42 PM   #14
Phil85207
Century bound
Thread Starter
 
Phil85207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa Arizona
Bikes: Felt AR4 and Cannondale hybrid
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
My geography might be a little off, but, did you stop by Weed and get your t-shirt? 102....yeah, a bit too warm for me, but ya done good.

Weed is a small town between Mt. Shasta and Yreka but is bypassed by the route I take.
Phil85207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 03:47 PM   #15
Phil85207
Century bound
Thread Starter
 
Phil85207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa Arizona
Bikes: Felt AR4 and Cannondale hybrid
Posts: 2,253
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerlenbach View Post
231 max cadence is pretty impressive. Garmin Connect is pretty cool, but there is always good goofy data in there.
For some reason the Garmin was acting up. It was 9 miles off my computer and quit several times clocking speed and elevation. I had a clear view of the sky so not sure the reason. It never happened before. I guess it was just one of those things.
Phil85207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 03:56 PM   #16
AzTallRider 
I need speed
 
AzTallRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Bikes: Giant Propel, Cervelo P2
Posts: 5,550
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Really nice of your wife to drive from Mesa to pick you up!
__________________
"If you're riding less than 18 MPH up a 2% grade please tell people Coggan is coaching you."
AzTallRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 05:22 PM   #17
volosong 
Senior Member
 
volosong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope Valley, SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 2,714
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does your wife have an unmarried sister?
__________________
Deut 6:5

---

"Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia'".
- Vizzini during his "battle of wits" with the Man in Black
volosong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 05:24 PM   #18
Northwestrider
Senior Member
 
Northwestrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, Dahon Mu P 24 , Bacchetta Strada, Rodriguez Tandem, Wheeler MTB
Posts: 2,443
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Wise decision
Northwestrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-11, 06:17 PM   #19
StephenH
Uber Goober
 
StephenH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 11,229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Well, they say with planes, that any landing you walk away from is a good landing, so sounds like you did all right.

I've made a couple of calls like that, hated doing it, but never regretted it, either.

I did have one neat experience, though. I was out riding my Worksman cruiser on a long loop, got hot, ran out of water. Just about then, a lady in a convertible stopped and asked if I needed water. I don't know if she was psychic or sent from above or whether I just looked dry, but it sure was nice, and got me on around the loop.
__________________
"be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."
StephenH 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 06:10 AM.