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 04-01-12, 09:06 PM   #1
david58
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
david58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Bikes: Fuji Cross Comp, BMC SR02
Posts: 1,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Today's Tombay

Started riding again last April, and it actually took me several weeks to have my first Tombay. Fortunately there was a guy on a motorcycle to see me, and he got a really good laugh.

Then, after a long climb on a Century ride, I was so whipped I decided to stop and get an energy shot and some water in while taking a breather. Tombayed on the very peak of the climb, on the stupid yellow line down the middle of the road.

Well, today was my first mountain bike ride, a race in the Oregon mountains. Long climb to the single track, which I had never done before. But I have climbed lots of hills, just not many this steep. After having trouble staying in my clips the whole climb, I decided to take a rest break, but at this moment my pedals decided they wanted to make up for all the trouble they had been and decided to hold dearly to my shoes. Over I went, on a nice, level, relatively smooth logging road, after having survived earlier single track. Only fall I took the entire race. On the stupid road, in a level spot. And the danged packed gravel might as well have been pavement. GRRRR!
david58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-12, 09:18 PM   #2
Durockrolly
Senior Member
 
Durockrolly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: 605 & 210 fwys
Bikes: Old Specialized FSR
Posts: 275
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you fall in the in the woods and nobody sees you do you still get laughed at???
Somehow I always felt people were laughing when it happened to me!

Hell there's worse things in life than a little Tombay.
Durockrolly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-12, 03:12 PM   #3
stapfam
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
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)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Need more to comment on this.

MTB race and they always started with an uphill slog from my experience. Nothing like sorting the running order out quickly but Rest break after the first hill?
__________________
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


Spike Milligan
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-12, 03:24 PM   #4
avmech
Senior Member
 
avmech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Jupiter Florida
Bikes:
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Durockrolly View Post
If you fall in the in the woods and nobody sees you do you still get laughed at???
Definitely yes with me as I will always laugh at myself. My last one reminded me of Arty Johnson on Laugh-In riding the trike and falling over. Hard pan suddenly turned to large river rock......bike just stopped ( I was going slow) and down to the left I went. No witnesses, but I had a good laugh. Was a good ride, saw a bunch of deer, turkeys, and other wildlife.
avmech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-12, 04:19 PM   #5
maddmaxx 
Small Member
 
maddmaxx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Leader home built hardtail, Diamondback Response
Posts: 7,136
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 132 Post(s)
I think it's fitting that a tombay should happen when you least expect it.
__________________
We are an empire. Use it wisely.
maddmaxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-12, 07:40 PM   #6
david58
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
david58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Bikes: Fuji Cross Comp, BMC SR02
Posts: 1,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
And my wife laughed - she saw my nekkid butt (irreparable damage to the eyes, I am afraid) and saw the bruises. We folks in the NW use really big nasty rocks in the foundation of the logging roads, and me arse musta found one.
david58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-12, 07:48 PM   #7
Blackberry
In Memory of One Cool Cat
 
Blackberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
Posts: 2,722
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It is the price you pay for greatness. Having no interest in greatness myself, my beater MTB has the $6 plastic pedals which I so richly deserve.
__________________
Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.
Blackberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-12, 07:50 PM   #8
Bikey Mikey
Senior Member
 
Bikey Mikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newport News, VA USA
Bikes: Diamondback Edgewood LX; Giant Defy 1
Posts: 3,325
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by david58 View Post
And my wife laughed - she saw my nekkid butt (irreparable damage to the eyes, I am afraid) and saw the bruises. We folks in the NW use really big nasty rocks in the foundation of the logging roads, and me arse musta found one.
How do I burn that image out of my brain now?
Bikey Mikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-12, 09:36 PM   #9
david58
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
david58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Los Alamos, NM
Bikes: Fuji Cross Comp, BMC SR02
Posts: 1,829
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:d
david58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-12, 08:59 AM   #10
mprelaw
Senior Member
 
mprelaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Bikes:
Posts: 2,318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
I think it's fitting that a tombay should happen when you least expect it.
Mine always do.
mprelaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-12, 09:04 AM   #11
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
Posts: 26,488
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 34 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Durockrolly View Post
If you fall in the in the woods and nobody sees you do you still get laughed at???
Not unless you're dumb enough to report it on Bike Forums.
Retro Grouch 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 07:18 PM.