Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Great Lakes Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Michigan | Minnesota | Ohio | Wisconsin

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-24-08, 06:16 PM   #2526
Cycling Jester
Fool on a bike
 
Cycling Jester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dundee, Illinois
Bikes: Giant OCR
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
8/24 - 46.5 miles. 15 mph avg. beautiful weather for riding.
Rode up to wife's work to surprise her for lunch.
Cycling Jester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-08, 06:32 PM   #2527
ken cummings
Senior Member
 
ken cummings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: northern California
Bikes: Bruce Gordon BLT, Cannondale parts bike, Ecodyne recumbent trike, Counterpoint Opus 2, miyata 1000
Posts: 5,601
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
30 miles in the foothills around Petaluma and 11 miles back home. Consumed the contents of 3 water bottles and a thick Turkey loaf sandwich. Dropped 4 pounds.
ken cummings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-08, 06:57 PM   #2528
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer
Posts: 19,703
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
8/24 = 69 miles.

up and out the door at sunrise and boy it was a bit chilly. i love riding this early in the morning. i was thinking about a century, but around mile 40ish i just didnt get that warm fuzzy feeling from the legs. still a century, just of the metric variety. i had maybe 10 minutes of off the bike time as i tried to power through the miles.

later.
quitter....



8/24 - was able to get in an hour of riding after getting back from the downtown birthday extravaganza. Legs felt awesome. Getting a little better each day now (coming out of my viral funk). Beautiful day - 20 miles of fredtastic muppets. Hill repeats, etc.
Psimet2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-08, 08:41 PM   #2529
Scummer
Genetics have failed me
 
Scummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zorneding, Germany
Bikes: Norwid Aaland, Dahon mju, Pedalforce CX1, Trek Madone 5.9, Old MTB and lots of spare parts
Posts: 2,996
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Couple of miles here and there pulling my daughter around and having my son follow me on his bike. Somewhere in the 9mph avg range for a couple of miles.
Other than that.. pool cleaning duty and hanging around the pool prevented some more serious riding today
__________________
Gelato aficionado.
Scummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-08, 09:36 PM   #2530
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post

quitter....


8/24 - was able to get in an hour of riding after getting back from the downtown birthday extravaganza. Legs felt awesome. Getting a little better each day now (coming out of my viral funk). Beautiful day - 20 miles of fredtastic muppets. Hill repeats, etc.

agreed. i even stopped for 8 minutes and 18 seconds durning this ride. i must get better. later.
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 06:37 AM   #2531
whitesox
Senior Member
 
whitesox's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chicago
Bikes: Giant OCR-C3 Composite
Posts: 272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
8/24 - century+... 103 miles via the Bike Psyho's Century Average speed came to 16.4... and I wasn't draftin My fastest century yet

what a beautiful day to ride. Met mridan from here (bikeforums.net)... and he tagged along with us for a while. Dan it was nice to meet you and ride with you for a while

Going to rest up some this week with a little running and prepare for this weekend's Wright Stuff Century... but that has lots of hills... I don't anticipate the same average as yesterday
whitesox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 01:39 PM   #2532
garysol1 
Senior Member
 
garysol1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: K-Zoo Michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 10,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My wife and I rode the Top Thrill Dragster, Maverick and the the wild mouse
__________________
Trek Emonda SLR8 USA Built
Trek Stache 7 Its a hoot!
Specialized AWOL Mile Muncher
Specialized Fatboy Trail Miles of Smiles
garysol1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 03:03 PM   #2533
nocondorfx
Mr.Schwinn F'in Armstrong
 
nocondorfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: parma ohio
Bikes: tarmac pro, SJ HT 29er expert, Trek Xo2, atomlab trailpimp, cannondale f5
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
My wife and I rode the Top Thrill Dragster, Maverick and the the wild mouse
That's all I ever wanted to do this summer! I love Cedar Point, but haven't been there in the summer in like 3 years! Take me next time!!


oh yea

8/25-51 miles with a whole slew of things- hills, sprints, wind, almost wiping out some idiots on a tandem at the bottom of the hill by the marina, the low 70s temp felt pretty good
nocondorfx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 03:26 PM   #2534
CyLowe97
Up on the Down Side
 
CyLowe97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago(ish)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,330
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by garysol1 View Post
My wife and I rode the Top Thrill Dragster, Maverick and the the wild mouse
Top Thrill Dragster rocks. The whole world shimmers and blurs. There is a split second respite at the top. Then the whole world shimmers and blurs down into the outrun.

Still, Millenium Force is where it's at. 300' drop on smooth as silk rails. Easily my favorite coaster.
CyLowe97 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 03:50 PM   #2535
making
Super Moderator
 
making's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Augusta GA
Bikes: Road bike
Posts: 2,603
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 138 Post(s)
I ran 4 miles today. Trying to acheive a balance. I jsut like riding my bike much better.
__________________
Good Night Chesty, Wherever You Are
making is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 04:05 PM   #2536
nocondorfx
Mr.Schwinn F'in Armstrong
 
nocondorfx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: parma ohio
Bikes: tarmac pro, SJ HT 29er expert, Trek Xo2, atomlab trailpimp, cannondale f5
Posts: 1,515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Top Thrill Dragster rocks. The whole world shimmers and blurs. There is a split second respite at the top. Then the whole world shimmers and blurs down into the outrun.

Still, Millenium Force is where it's at. 300' drop on smooth as silk rails. Easily my favorite coaster.

But the Magnum is just as good because of the 10 minute lines!
nocondorfx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 04:07 PM   #2537
garysol1 
Senior Member
 
garysol1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: K-Zoo Michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 10,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Still, Millenium Force is where it's at. 300' drop on smooth as silk rails. Easily my favorite coaster.
I love the Maverick. Not a second of downtime right out of the gate. Just in your face speed!!
__________________
Trek Emonda SLR8 USA Built
Trek Stache 7 Its a hoot!
Specialized AWOL Mile Muncher
Specialized Fatboy Trail Miles of Smiles
garysol1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 05:10 PM   #2538
Scummer
Genetics have failed me
 
Scummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zorneding, Germany
Bikes: Norwid Aaland, Dahon mju, Pedalforce CX1, Trek Madone 5.9, Old MTB and lots of spare parts
Posts: 2,996
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Wow... what a commute home. Cruising at 22-23mph without much effort. Sometimes even hitting 26mph when I started to push. Tailwind from the North was absolutely amazing.
28.5 miles at 18.5mph avg. Fastest commute ever.
__________________
Gelato aficionado.
Scummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 05:17 PM   #2539
Jose Perez
Cheese State Poseur
 
Jose Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Waukesha, WI
Bikes: Cervelo R3-SL, Serotta Colorado II, Trek Equinox 9.0, Bianchi San Jose, Pake Urban 6-Speed (grocery getter)
Posts: 515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
19 more miles of commuting fun. Been riding the bike to work so much this year its got me thinking about getting a lefit commuter bike. something odd about commuting to work on a Cervelo
Jose Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 05:28 PM   #2540
RubenX 
Look! My Spine!
 
RubenX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kissimmee, FL
Bikes:
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
8/25 Wonderful ride today.... 43.8 Miles on Central Florida, from Longwood to Oviedo to Orlando and back. A little rain at mid-ride but this is Florida... if it doesn't rain, the ride was not long enough.
RubenX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-08, 07:41 PM   #2541
naujcdl
que deporte!
 
naujcdl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Elk Grove Village
Bikes: 2007 Bianchi C2C
Posts: 104
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
8/25 - 33.32 miles, very nice late afternoon breeze and a good speed, could be better.
naujcdl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 12:35 PM   #2542
aham23
grilled cheesus
Thread Starter
 
aham23's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: 8675309
Bikes: 2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
Posts: 6,946
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
8/26 = 31 miles this morning before heading into work.

nice and easy effort. i have some issues with this weather though. WTF? comes to mind. its August and i am wondering where the heat and dead calm is? Spring was cold and wet. now, we have August mornings with 50 degree temps and 10 mph winds out of the east. i want some freaking summer weather, not fall, in August. i am sure i am in the minority here.

later.
__________________
aham23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 12:40 PM   #2543
garysol1 
Senior Member
 
garysol1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: K-Zoo Michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 10,126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
8/26.........WINDY AGAIN....OR STILL!!! 20 mph wind out of the East and a little stronger off of the Lake.
27.36 miles in 1:32 for a average of 17.7. UGH!!
__________________
Trek Emonda SLR8 USA Built
Trek Stache 7 Its a hoot!
Specialized AWOL Mile Muncher
Specialized Fatboy Trail Miles of Smiles
garysol1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 02:42 PM   #2544
voldemort
Sheik Yerbouti
 
voldemort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: in the state of Confusion, formerly from state of Denial
Bikes: 2006 Trek Pilot 2.1, Jamis Sputnik 2009
Posts: 705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
8/24 About 46 miles. "About" because frayed computer wires resulted in such numbers during my ride as: cadence of 240, average speed of 96.2, trip mileage of 1826, and peak speed of 177.9. I'm assuming some of those numbers are off a little bit. But, you just never know.
voldemort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 02:54 PM   #2545
voldemort
Sheik Yerbouti
 
voldemort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: in the state of Confusion, formerly from state of Denial
Bikes: 2006 Trek Pilot 2.1, Jamis Sputnik 2009
Posts: 705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CyLowe97 View Post
Still, Millenium Force is where it's at. 300' drop on smooth as silk rails. Easily my favorite coaster.
So I'm scrolling UP from the bottom of this page, and hit this reference and think "when the hell did CyLowe get one of those bikes for riding old RR tracks...and how could you have a 300' foot?".

I DID eventually scroll up far enough to figure it out. (too many dead brain cells)
voldemort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 03:32 PM   #2546
Psimet2001 
I eat carbide.
 
Psimet2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Bikes: Lots. Van Dessel and Squid Dealer
Posts: 19,703
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by voldemort View Post
8/24 About 46 miles. "About" because frayed computer wires resulted in such numbers during my ride as: cadence of 240, average speed of 96.2, trip mileage of 1826, and peak speed of 177.9. I'm assuming some of those numbers are off a little bit. But, you just never know.
Why you sandbagger! You've been training!
Psimet2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 04:09 PM   #2547
patester242002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Joliet, IL
Bikes:
Posts: 243
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
25.8 miles today. Rode to Lockport. Checked out traffic on I-355.
patester242002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 06:27 PM   #2548
Jose Perez
Cheese State Poseur
 
Jose Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Waukesha, WI
Bikes: Cervelo R3-SL, Serotta Colorado II, Trek Equinox 9.0, Bianchi San Jose, Pake Urban 6-Speed (grocery getter)
Posts: 515
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rode the bike 9 miles home from work and left my car there so I have way to get home tomorrow after I run there in the morning. Marathon training...it's fantastic!!
Jose Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 06:37 PM   #2549
dannwilliams 
It's as easy as riding a
 
dannwilliams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: River Falls, WI
Bikes: '14 Salsa Colossal, '06 Surly Long Haul Trucker, '89 GT Timberline
Posts: 776
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
25.37 at 17.1 clip. Fantastic weather this week!
__________________
"It doesn't get easier, you just go faster."
dannwilliams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-08, 07:18 PM   #2550
black_box
Fax Transport Specialist
 
black_box's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: chicago burbs
Bikes: '17 giant propel, '07 fuji cross pro, '10 gary fisher x-caliber
Posts: 898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
15.49 @ 15.5 avg. a little further, a little faster, and I still feel good afterwards
black_box 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 07:06 AM.