Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1
    bicycle snobs stay away. casio04330's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    AUGUSTA MAINE
    My Bikes
    26" Huffy Cranbrook Men's Cruiser Bike with allen sports trailer
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    what's more important to you or distance?

    what's more important to you speed or distance?
    for me it's distance.
    I like to go the distance just like Rocky I would rather have it take me all day to go a lot of miles then a lot of miles in a short amount amount of time because I like to enjoy that I go not speed by 1000 mph like some kind of crazy supernova of speed.
    The distance you go is relative to the distance that you have to go before there becomes a point between the two distances were you meet a point of no return where it takes me longer to go back and just keep going to your destination. Plus to much on speed your your likely to burn out quicker.... but with just worrying about distance your you're more likely pace yourself and last longer so your energy level might actually be able to go even further in the distance that you hope to go.
    I enjoy going long distance, infact there is a very long rail trail in my community that I enjoy biking that goes through goes through three towns in fact I have to do this trail quite a lot to get to my special friend's house... If you know what I mean. :-) going long distance doesn't really wear me out.. its trying for speed

    *google chrome keeps jumbling my posts*
    Last edited by casio04330; 05-02-14 at 09:44 AM.
    From now on i will add anyone who tries to troll me to my ignore list without replys

  2. #2
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,763
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by casio04330 View Post
    what's more important to you or distance?
    for me it's distance.
    I like to go the distance just like Rocky I would rather have it take me all day to go a lot of miles been goal a lot of miles in a short amount amount of time because I like to enjoy that I go not speed by 1000 mph like some kind of crazy supernova coming out of a cosmic being cycle of speed.
    The distance you go is relative to the distance that you have two read turn because there becomes a point between two distances were using were you meet a point of no return where it takes me longer to go back and just keep going to your destination. Plus locus to much on speed your your likely to burn out quicker but with just worrying about distance your you're more likely pace yourself and last longer so your energy level might actually be able to go even further in the distance that you hope to go.
    I enjoy going along going long distance thing fact there is a very long rail trail in my communities that I enjoy biking that goes through goes through three towns in fact I have to do this trail quite a lot to get to my special friend's house... If you know what I mean. :-) going long distance doesn't really wear me out
    1) Would you mind reading your post again, and correcting it as necessary so we can understand what it is you're trying to say.

    2) Are you not English speaking? Are you trying to use an online translator? That's OK, but if you're trying to use an online translator, it is not working for you.

    3) What's a "long distance" to you?

  3. #3
    bicycle snobs stay away. casio04330's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    AUGUSTA MAINE
    My Bikes
    26" Huffy Cranbrook Men's Cruiser Bike with allen sports trailer
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    What's a "long distance" to you?

    Anything more than 7 miles one way.
    From now on i will add anyone who tries to troll me to my ignore list without replys

  4. #4
    Pedaled too far. Artkansas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    La Petite Roche
    Posts
    12,243
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    All I care about is getting to go where I intend to. Usually, this is just a couple of miles. A few weeks ago it was 32 miles each way. Tonight it was just a 3-4 mile ride through the suburban hills, low traffic.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

  5. #5
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,763
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by casio04330 View Post
    Anything more than 7 miles one way.

    Well that's certainly a start. I presume you're new to cycling.

    As you get into cycling more over the summer, you should be able to build up from there. Maybe by the end of summer, your long distance might be 50 miles or more.


    And BTW, you can edit your original post to make what you're trying to say clearer.

  6. #6
    bicycle snobs stay away. casio04330's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    AUGUSTA MAINE
    My Bikes
    26" Huffy Cranbrook Men's Cruiser Bike with allen sports trailer
    Posts
    187
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No.. i am not new... it's just i have nowhere to go past 7 miles
    From now on i will add anyone who tries to troll me to my ignore list without replys

  7. #7
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,763
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by casio04330 View Post
    No.. i am not new... it's just i have nowhere to go past 7 miles
    Go the next 7 miles. And then the 7 miles after that. And 7 more miles ... it'll be good for you.

    And then you can start to talk about "long distance" and riding all day.

  8. #8
    Senior Member spdracr39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Cabot, Arkansas
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Madone 5.2, 2012 Giant Composite XTC 29er 1, 2014 Specialized Dolce Sport, (2) 2014 Trek 7.1FX, 2014 Electra Townie 7D
    Posts
    584
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like riding distance but because of time constraints I have to press my speed a little. The faster I ride the more miles I can rack up for the time I have available.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Northwestrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Gig Harbor, WA
    My Bikes
    Surly Long Haul Trucker, Gary Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo, Dahon Mu P 24 , Bacchetta Strada, Rodriguez Tandem
    Posts
    2,117
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I also prefer longish over fast, both being individual and relative terms.

  10. #10
    Fraser Valley Dave
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Fraser Valley British Columbia Canada
    My Bikes
    devinci monaco (upgraded)
    Posts
    405
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm also a bit confused by your post. For me, I prefer distance over speed although if conditions are favourable, such as a very brisk tailwind, zipping along at over 30 mph for extended periods of time while riding a fully loaded touring bike is very exhilarating. I once had such conditions and rode 107 miles along highway 16 west of Prince George in British Columbia before noon while riding an old rigid framed 18 spd mt with fat tires and carrying just over 50 lbs of gear etc. Normally it would take me a very full day to go that distance.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Null66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Garner, NC 27529
    My Bikes
    Built up DT, 2007 Fuji tourer (donor bike, RIP), 1995 1220 Trek
    Posts
    1,341
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I would love to be fast.
    So I could go farther.
    But I'm not.

    I'm only fast on descents...

    But I love long rides.

  12. #12
    The Improbable Bulk Little Darwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wilkes-Barre, PA
    My Bikes
    Many
    Posts
    7,320
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Right now, I can't ride fast, nor can I ride long... at least not as long as I would like.

    I do however prefer to ride long distances instead of trying to ride fast.

    Last week I rode 34 miles in the Tour de Scranton, and averaged between 8 and 9 miles per hour... It was a hillier ride than I have been on in quite a while, so it took a lot out of me... plus it was twice as long as any other rides I have done so far this year. The more typical ride is more like the 7 mile ride I did last night after work.

    Even though I like riding longer distances, I do like occasional bursts of speed. Rolling down a hill at 30+ mph is great fun, especially after paying the "toll" by riding to the top. I also like pushing myself to increase my fitness, but I typically do so in short bursts.
    Slow Ride Cyclists of NEPA

    People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  13. #13
    Senior Member RPK79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    SE MN
    My Bikes
    Fuji Roubaix Pro
    Posts
    3,821
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like to ride long distances at great speeds. Long distance to me doesn't start until 40+ miles.

  14. #14
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,763
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    I like to ride long distances at great speeds. Long distance to me doesn't start until 40+ miles.
    At least.

    I tend to think of long distances starting at 100 km, the metric century. But the Long Distance forum thinks of long distances starting at 100 miles.

  15. #15
    Senior Member RPK79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    SE MN
    My Bikes
    Fuji Roubaix Pro
    Posts
    3,821
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    At least.

    I tend to think of long distances starting at 100 km, the metric century. But the Long Distance forum thinks of long distances starting at 100 miles.
    Well it's early in the season for me. My definition of long distance will be quite different in a few months.

  16. #16
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,763
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RPK79 View Post
    Well it's early in the season for me. My definition of long distance will be quite different in a few months.
    True ... and after moving to very hilly Tasmania, all of a sudden 80 km seemed like a long distance!

  17. #17
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    664
    Mentioned
    31 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    a 7 mile ride is where they put the suburban grocery big box store, on former wetlands , that I have to go to to get Food.

    so I come back Hauling a fair Load. so ... getting there and back, safely ..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 05-02-14 at 04:19 PM.

  18. #18
    just another gosling Carbonfiberboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Everett, WA
    My Bikes
    CoMo Speedster 2003, Trek 5200, CAAD 9, Fred 2004
    Posts
    8,132
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Neither speed nor distance: time. If you ride enough hours and go up enough hills, speed will take care of itself. What to do: ride away from home, going up every hill you see, until you are tired. Then ride back.

  19. #19
    Senior Member raqball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    679
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I generally don't care what my average speed ends up being..

    I set a distance for the day and I do it.. A portion of all my rides are in the city so my speed will vary depending on how many times I have to stop before getting outside the city. My speed is effected by winds and how many climbs I do..

    I have several different routs that I do regularly. They range from 30 miles (the shortest) to a century (the longest).. Some have minor climbing, some have a boat load of climbing..

    My average speed is effected by so many different variables that I don't pay it much attention..

    Plus I am old and the temps in the summer tend to get 100+..

  20. #20
    Must... ride... more... Phil_gretz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sterling, VA
    My Bikes
    '77 Fuji S-10S, '82 Fuji Team, '88 Fuji Saratoga, '08 Scattante CFR, '12 Jamis Sputnik, '13 Motobecane Fantom29 HT
    Posts
    2,391
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
    Neither speed nor distance: time. If you ride enough hours and go up enough hills, speed will take care of itself. What to do: ride away from home, going up every hill you see, until you are tired. Then ride back.
    ^this. Time is always the limiting factor. I ride according to what I feel and my goals for the particular ride, and I do it for as long as the time I have allocated. The rest are just numbers...

    A utility ride to the store to buy provisions, I ride briskly to get the benefit from a shorter ride.

    A long ride in the country, I challenge some of the climbier spots and cruise through the more scenic ones.

    A social ride with friends, I ride at their pace and we chat...

  21. #21
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,980
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by casio04330 View Post
    *google chrome keeps jumbling my posts*
    Are you sure it isn't your keyboard?

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Sin City, Nevada
    My Bikes
    Catrike 700, Greenspeed GTO trike, Wizwheelz 3.4 trike, Linear LWB recumbent, Haluzak Horizon SWB recumbent, Balance 450 MTB
    Posts
    786
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I took the time to look up what you are riding. It is a 37 pound, single-speed beach cruiser that sells for under $80 at WalMart if you assemble it yourself. It was designed for comfort, not speed or distance. Most people I see who ride beach cruisers ride them around the neighborhood with their kids. They are not long-distance cyclists nor are they particularly fast.

    A couple of years ago I did a 50 mile BSA Cycling Merit Badge ride with a father who road a similar bike. He completed the 50 miles in less than 8 hours which is the requirement we put on the Scouts who earn the badge. It just shows you can go long distances on a bike like that. He is a pretty fit individual, still fairly young. He was tired at the end of the ride but still able to get off it and walk away. I gave him a special certificate of recognition for having ridden a one-speed cruiser all that distance. I probably haven't done 50 miles on a one-speed bike since I was 13 and that was a LONG time ago.

  23. #23
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    19,980
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by VegasTriker View Post
    I took the time to look up what you are riding. It is a 37 pound, single-speed beach cruiser that sells for under $80 at WalMart if you assemble it yourself. It was designed for comfort, not speed or distance. Most people I see who ride beach cruisers ride them around the neighborhood with their kids. They are not long-distance cyclists nor are they particularly fast.

    A couple of years ago I did a 50 mile BSA Cycling Merit Badge ride with a father who road a similar bike. He completed the 50 miles in less than 8 hours which is the requirement we put on the Scouts who earn the badge. It just shows you can go long distances on a bike like that. He is a pretty fit individual, still fairly young. He was tired at the end of the ride but still able to get off it and walk away. I gave him a special certificate of recognition for having ridden a one-speed cruiser all that distance. I probably haven't done 50 miles on a one-speed bike since I was 13 and that was a LONG time ago.
    In the early 70's I rode my single speed, ballon tire Schwinn with a knee action fork from Philadelphia to Atlantic City (60 mikes) on a charity ride. The only modification I had made to the 1950's era bike was a Wright W-66 saddle.

    No problem on this ride as the only elevation was the Ben Franklin Bridge over the Delaware River. An easy-peasy ride since I was not in any kind of race and the bike was built for comfort not speed. Single speed cruisers are fine for such rides and distances as long as being speedy is not a concern.

  24. #24
    Senior Member Homebrew01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Ffld Cnty Connecticut
    My Bikes
    Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
    Posts
    15,613
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I keep track of time, and to a lesser degree "effort".
    I have no idea what distance or speed I go.
    Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike

  25. #25
    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    My Bikes
    Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
    Posts
    29,836
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Time and power.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

Posting Permissions

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