Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
    Posts
    6,021
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Polar Bear plus 40 more

    Did another Century today. I think that is 7 weeks in a row....or maybe 8. The first one was the weekend after Thanksgiving. One of the local bike clubs did their annual Polar Bear ride (some were calling it a Solar Bear ride due to the warmer temps). I opted to ride over and back to the start from the house to that added 40 miles to the 100k. Very large turnout. Roads were wet from yesterday's rain and it was pretty foggy when I left the house. The sun didn't come out until about the 95 mile mark of my ride. No complaints on the temperatures though. Supposed to be mid 70's today and tomorrow but it was cool enough today for arm warmers and knee warmers. Got a little warm the last 10 miles but if I stopped I might not have gotten started back.

    I definitely have some decent base miles but still need to lose more weight and work on power output. I can ride all day but it ain't purty. I have lost some weight which is good but plenty more to go.

    I didn't know how today's ride would go as I had the endoscopy/colonoscopy on Tuesday plus bouts of Afib on Wednesday and Thursday. The only high heart rate I saw today was when I was trying to stay with the lead group on the first few hills!!

    I suspect my streak will end with this ride as my wife has told me we're going to my daughter's house next weekend so I can work on her house?????

    Saw two riders being carried off in ambulances in separate incidents today. Hope they are okay.
    Ride your Ride!!

  2. #2
    Council of the Elders billydonn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    My Bikes
    1990 Schwinn Crosscut, 5 Lemonds
    Posts
    3,761
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Joe,
    take some pics of your rides man! Even better, how about a GPS link? I'd love to see the routes..

    i am currently on a streak of about 260 weeks without doing a century! Some day I will have to break that.

    There is a time to resign oneself
    to old age and infirmity. You first.
    My Cycling Blogspot

  3. #3
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,728
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You're on one heck of a roll!
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Incheon, South Korea
    My Bikes
    Nothing amazing... cheap old 21 speed mtb
    Posts
    2,541
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice. Haven't been able to get the time or a weather window for any decent rides in a month. Seems every time I can get out it snows the day before and the paths/roads all end up iced up. Winter in South Korea is just not bike friendly. I don't care about the cold, but ice just makes riding so sloooowwww.

  5. #5
    Council of the Elders billydonn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    My Bikes
    1990 Schwinn Crosscut, 5 Lemonds
    Posts
    3,761
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    You're on one heck of a roll!
    When you're hot, you're hot!

    There is a time to resign oneself
    to old age and infirmity. You first.
    My Cycling Blogspot

Posting Permissions

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