Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 26 to 44 of 44
  1. #26
    Senior Member rebel1916's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2,802
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yesterday evening I did a quick 15 miles, which, obviously, would be considered a sissynancy. But since i had my older daughter in a seat on the back of a 30lb Hardrock it would be a hard big sister nancy. It's pretty simple if you think about it.

  2. #27
    7-speed doomsday prepper ThermionicScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    CID
    My Bikes
    1991 Bianchi Eros, 1964 Armstrong, 1988 Diamondback Ascent, 1988 Bianchi Premio, 1987 Bianchi Sport SX
    Posts
    8,354
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Has "decade" or "deca" ever been used for 10-mile (or 10-kilometer) rides?
    Quote Originally Posted by chandltp View Post
    There's no such thing as too far.. just lack of time
    RUSA #7498

  3. #28
    Uber Goober StephenH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas
    Posts
    10,573
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Having done a bunch of 200k rides, I've never heard them called a "double metric". They're just "two hundred kay" rides.

    Double centuries seem to be regional, mainly a west coast thing. So around here, we'll do 300k rides ("a three hundred kay"), but don't think to call it a double century even if it does edge over 200 miles. (300k is actually like 189 miles or something, I forget.) And I rode the Tejas 500 a while back, but never heard it called a Quintuple Century, either, nor was the Rando Stampede a Septuple Century.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

  4. #29
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,872
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Having done a bunch of 200k rides, I've never heard them called a "double metric". They're just "two hundred kay" rides.
    It's probably a regional thing ... having also done a bunch of 200K rides, I've heard them called both 200Ks and double metrics.

    And you can turn a 300K into a double century by riding an extra 23 km ... which I've done on a number of occasions. The randonneuring 300K in Manitoba (which I rode 4 times) happened to be 323 km, so getting my double centuries there was easy. And I organised randonneuring routes in central Alberta for a few years. So I created a 323 km 300K the first year, and rode it. The next year, however, I dropped it to about 305 km because that made for a nicer route. But it meant that if a person wanted a double century, the person had to ride around the block a few times to get it.

  5. #30
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,872
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    Has "decade" or "deca" ever been used for 10-mile (or 10-kilometer) rides?
    Not to my knowledge. Really short rides like that are usually referred to in sentences as:

    "I did a quick ride up the road and back after work"
    "I only managed to get 10 km in tonight before the rain started"
    "I have a 10 km commute"

  6. #31
    Crispy Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Open the Bag and Eat Me.
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,383
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Yesterday evening I did a quick 15 miles, which, obviously, would be considered a sissynancy. But since i had my older daughter in a seat on the back of a 30lb Hardrock it would be a hard big sister nancy. It's pretty simple if you think about it.
    I like it. Well Done!

  7. #32
    Senior Member rebel1916's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2,802
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    Has "decade" or "deca" ever been used for 10-mile (or 10-kilometer) rides?
    Again no, a ten mile ride is a nancy.

  8. #33
    Fred-ish rogerstg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    1,801
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
    Has "decade" or "deca" ever been used for 10-mile (or 10-kilometer) rides?
    Not to my knowledge. We usually call it a warmup.

  9. #34
    Senior Member triumph.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    N Central Illinois
    My Bikes
    12 colnago clx3.0, 12 Bianchi Oltre VDCM, 13 Bianchi Cavaria,12 Bianchi infinito, couple vintage Bianchi's and a 1980 alan super record
    Posts
    1,189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by rebel1916 View Post
    Again no, a ten mile ride is a nancy.
    correct, it's a waste of time................

  10. #35
    Senior Member triumph.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    N Central Illinois
    My Bikes
    12 colnago clx3.0, 12 Bianchi Oltre VDCM, 13 Bianchi Cavaria,12 Bianchi infinito, couple vintage Bianchi's and a 1980 alan super record
    Posts
    1,189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Sometimes it's just relative. 50km in cold rain is a longer ride that 100km on a perfect day in late spring. 30km into a strong head wind is called a death march. When you turn around and have a strong tail wind for 30km it's called awesome.

    The difference between your epic adventure and your senseless tragedy is you are still alive to tell the tale of the adventure.
    This makes the most sense a great way to benchmark.

  11. #36
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nah. It can be a waste of time but not always. I have a 10 mile climb that is steep as all heck and would make you rethink that idea.

  12. #37
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,872
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    10 miles (16 km) isn't a waste of time. It's a decent length for a commute, and it's a good ride for those evenings where you've got other engagements but want to squeeze in a quick ride. It can also be a good test ride when you're trying out new equipment. Bring tools and ride a bit, then adjust, and ride a bit, then adjust.

    Also, when I was racing in Manitoba, they ran a Tuesday night Time Trial that was 11 km, because the loop we rode was 11 km long. (The weekend TTs were usually 22 km or 44 km)

  13. #38
    Crispy Member ahsposo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Open the Bag and Eat Me.
    My Bikes
    A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder
    Posts
    6,383
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I dispute the idea that a ten mile ride is a waste of time.

    No ride is a waste of time unless it's in a car.

  14. #39
    Senior Member triumph.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    N Central Illinois
    My Bikes
    12 colnago clx3.0, 12 Bianchi Oltre VDCM, 13 Bianchi Cavaria,12 Bianchi infinito, couple vintage Bianchi's and a 1980 alan super record
    Posts
    1,189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    Nah. It can be a waste of time but not always. I have a 10 mile climb that is steep as all heck and would make you rethink that idea.
    I realize that after reading ahsposo's post. Your point is well taken. In my area a 10 is a waste of time.

  15. #40
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by triumph.1 View Post
    I realize that after reading ahsposo's post. Your point is well taken. In my area a 10 is a waste of time.
    If you ride it at max effort that 10 miles will kick your booty.

  16. #41
    Senior Member triumph.1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    N Central Illinois
    My Bikes
    12 colnago clx3.0, 12 Bianchi Oltre VDCM, 13 Bianchi Cavaria,12 Bianchi infinito, couple vintage Bianchi's and a 1980 alan super record
    Posts
    1,189
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
    If you ride it at max effort that 10 miles will kick your booty.
    My trainer dvd's are 30 minutes of intense spinning and such and are equivalent to 10 miles + or- 1 or 2. This is possibly a case of where I opened mouth and inserted foot before thinking through.

  17. #42
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My foot is permanently inserted in my mouth.

  18. #43
    Bridge Burner RollCNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Central NY
    My Bikes
    Felt Rejected
    Posts
    6,732
    Mentioned
    104 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Drug lingo works - nickel and dime. Sissy and Nancy are also excellent. So a thirty could be two dimes and two nickels, or three dimes, really depending.

    "So I was rolling along a nickel, and didn't have time to drop a dime." Perfect sense.

    Edit: could also say "Went out to nail a Sissy or Two, ended up feeling so good I nailed a Sissy and banged out a Nancy. Boy, will I be sore tomorrow."

  19. #44
    Senior Member rebel1916's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    2,802
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Drug lingo works - nickel and dime. Sissy and Nancy are also excellent. So a thirty could be two dimes and two nickels, or three dimes, really depending.

    "So I was rolling along a nickel, and didn't have time to drop a dime." Perfect sense.

    Edit: could also say "Went out to nail a Sissy or Two, ended up feeling so good I nailed a Sissy and banged out a Nancy. Boy, will I be sore tomorrow."
    I think you nailed it.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

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