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 04-02-05, 09:00 PM   #1
Crazy-B
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
Bikes:
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
20 mph+ ride

Just did a 25 mile ride and averaged just over 20mph. first time ever. Really stoked.
Crazy-B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-05, 09:52 PM   #2
Marge
scofflaw
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Seattle
Bikes:
Posts: 540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good for you, man!
Marge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-05, 10:05 PM   #3
blandin
if x=byh then x+1=byn
 
blandin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: See signature
Posts: 3,442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy-B
Just did a 25 mile ride and averaged just over 20mph. first time ever. Really stoked.
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! Ain't speed grand? Today I rode 27 miles and averaged 19.70 mph. Three weeks ago I managed 20.01 over the same route which was the first time that I broke 20 in about 3 years. I was off the bike for two plus years due to health problems and managed my 20+ on my 53rd week of being back on the road. I really get a kick of passing the "kids" on the bike trail, you know, the 30 to 40 year olds - and those much younger as well.
blandin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 02:50 AM   #4
Crazy-B
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
Bikes:
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ya it's a lot of fun to pass em up, especially on an 80's six speed.
Crazy-B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 03:38 AM   #5
berny
sundy hopeful
 
berny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Bikes: Connondale MTB, Malvern Star (historic) Orbea, GT (newest)
Posts: 1,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy-B
Ya it's a lot of fun to pass em up, especially on an 80's six speed.
Don't you just love 80's six speeds?
berny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 06:36 AM   #6
Crazy-B
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
Bikes:
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by berny
Don't you just love 80's six speeds?
I've got a new Giant on order, but I'm definitely gonna keep the old Raleigh around. If I can pass the pups with the Raleigh, I should be able to blow by em with a lighter (don't know about better yet) bike.
Crazy-B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 10:06 AM   #7
blandin
if x=byh then x+1=byn
 
blandin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: See signature
Posts: 3,442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy-B
I've got a new Giant on order, but I'm definitely gonna keep the old Raleigh around. If I can pass the pups with the Raleigh, I should be able to blow by em with a lighter (don't know about better yet) bike.
I still have an old road bike with down tube shifters that I bought in 1970 - a Bottechia made in Italy. It weighs a ton compared to today’s bikes but I got 1000's of miles of use out of it, too many to really know. The last time I rode it was in 2001 and it still moved along quite nicely.

Crazy-B, when you get your new ride, I don't think you'll see anything under 20 mpg avg. given what you’ve accomplished on your old ride. I'm afraid that if I ran into you on the trail with your new Giant in hand that I'd hear you saying "On the left" as you prepared to pass me. Oh well - I can still pass my share. Good luck with the new bike!
blandin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 12:39 PM   #8
Crazy-B
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
Bikes:
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blandin
I still have an old road bike with down tube shifters that I bought in 1970 - a Bottechia made in Italy. It weighs a ton compared to today’s bikes but I got 1000's of miles of use out of it, too many to really know. The last time I rode it was in 2001 and it still moved along quite nicely.

Crazy-B, when you get your new ride, I don't think you'll see anything under 20 mpg avg. given what you’ve accomplished on your old ride. I'm afraid that if I ran into you on the trail with your new Giant in hand that I'd hear you saying "On the left" as you prepared to pass me. Oh well - I can still pass my share. Good luck with the new bike!
Thanks for the compliment, Blandin. If we met up we could gang up on the youngsters. At 52 I feel like I'm just starting to hit my stride. My legs are stronger now than when I was in my 30's. If i could just lose that extra 20 lb's. Oh well(sigh).
Crazy-B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 03:27 PM   #9
jppe
Let's do a Century
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
Posts: 6,503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Terrific!! That's a super ride.
jppe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 06:31 PM   #10
OCR1RIDER
Newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pasadena Texas
Bikes: 04' Giant OCR1 (stock)
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I did my first century today and averaged 17.8... i am dead tired... was fun though congrats on the speed...
OCR1RIDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 07:01 PM   #11
slotibartfast
Duct tape won't fix that
 
slotibartfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Covington, Washington
Bikes: 2003 Bianchi Veloce, 2002 Gary Fisher Utopia
Posts: 440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Excellent job! I have trouble getting over 18mph for 25 miles. Just have to keep trying - I know I have a 20+mph ride in me somewhere!
slotibartfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 07:29 PM   #12
blandin
if x=byh then x+1=byn
 
blandin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Bikes: See signature
Posts: 3,442
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OCR1RIDER
I did my first century today and averaged 17.8... i am dead tired... was fun though congrats on the speed...
Amazing accomplishment. Oh am I jealous.
blandin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-05, 08:01 PM   #13
Crazy-B
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Iowa
Bikes:
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OCR1RIDER
I did my first century today and averaged 17.8... i am dead tired... was fun though congrats on the speed...
Super job, were you solo or with a group? A century at any speed is my next goal.
Crazy-B 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 06:33 PM.