Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 20 of 244 FirstFirst ... 1018192021223070120 ... LastLast
Results 476 to 500 of 6081
  1. #476
    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Elgin, IL
    My Bikes
    Lots. Current sponsors - Giant and Specialized
    Posts
    19,296
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by voldemort View Post
    Hey, I did that ride! Except I think i claimed it was 30 I was wearing the New Orleans jersey. I think I'm going again this Sat. Good ride, nice terrain variation (for Illinois)
    Give a review of that ride, and some info regarding it's time, etc. Might need to hit something on Saturday that won't totally kill me.

  2. #477
    Up on the Down Side CyLowe97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Chicago(ish)
    Posts
    6,327
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    Give a review of that ride, and some info regarding it's time, etc. Might need to hit something on Saturday that won't totally kill me.
    Guessing it's this one... link

  3. #478
    Sheik Yerbouti voldemort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    in the state of Confusion, formerly from state of Denial
    My Bikes
    2006 Trek Pilot 2.1, Jamis Sputnik 2009
    Posts
    706
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    See the "Saturday Morning Ride" thread for a very basic description. Lete's see, some nice rollers, varying speeds, anywhere 15-25, depends on uphill or downhill, with/without wind, etc . I think there were 10 people when I rode last week. Some paceline riding with parts of the group. Different people taking the lead and/or pulling. No drops, kind of the "we wait here at the corner for the others to catch up" if anyone is falling back much. Sound familiar? We pulled out around 7:40, and got back a little after 9:00. It really worked out well timewise. I was home before my kids (teenagers) got up, pretty much leaving a full Saturday available for "regular" weekend stuff. Like waking them up!
    Suzy Creamcheese, what's got into you?

  4. #479
    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Elgin, IL
    My Bikes
    Lots. Current sponsors - Giant and Specialized
    Posts
    19,296
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by voldemort View Post
    See the "Saturday Morning Ride" thread for a very basic description. Lete's see, some nice rollers, varying speeds, anywhere 15-25, depends on uphill or downhill, with/without wind, etc . I think there were 10 people when I rode last week. Some paceline riding with parts of the group. Different people taking the lead and/or pulling. No drops, kind of the "we wait here at the corner for the others to catch up" if anyone is falling back much. Sound familiar? We pulled out around 7:40, and got back a little after 9:00. It really worked out well timewise. I was home before my kids (teenagers) got up, pretty much leaving a full Saturday available for "regular" weekend stuff. Like waking them up!
    I think I'm in for tomorrow, but I have that in the thread mentinoed.

  5. #480
    Sheik Yerbouti voldemort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    in the state of Confusion, formerly from state of Denial
    My Bikes
    2006 Trek Pilot 2.1, Jamis Sputnik 2009
    Posts
    706
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    See you around 7:30-7:45.
    Suzy Creamcheese, what's got into you?

  6. #481
    Crushing souls Hickeydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Sagamore Hills, Ohio.
    My Bikes
    Trek 1500
    Posts
    1,591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    rode all of 15 minutes on the final test run of a Trek 1500. bought it today . MY FIRST ROAD BIKE!!!!
    I have probably spent about an hour on the Trek just test riding it
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

  7. #482
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Wi
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I only did 10 miles today on a trainer got new pedals (Shimano 6620) and shoes. Spent time at Emery's to get fitted. Tomorrow I will do my usual 46 mile loop from home.
    Bruce

    08 Catrike 700
    08 Bacchetta Giro My wifes

  8. #483
    Crushing souls Hickeydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Sagamore Hills, Ohio.
    My Bikes
    Trek 1500
    Posts
    1,591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    took my BRAND NEW TREK 1500 out for her first "real" spin. completely and utterly awsome
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

  9. #484
    grilled cheesus aham23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    8675309
    My Bikes
    2010 CAAD9 Custom, 06 Giant TCR C2 & 05 Specialized Hardrock Sport
    Posts
    6,933
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/8 = YES

    a quick and easy 25 miles. the wife and kid are sick, which means i am on sick kid duty this weekend. still, it was nice to get out for a quickie. tomorrow its a 5am wake up call for a 16 mile run. i know, no one cares. later.

  10. #485
    Senior Member wrafl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Western Burbs of Chicago
    Posts
    948
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    12 easy miles today. Busy schedule prevent me from riding some more miles. Got my quick fix though.

  11. #486
    Up on the Down Side CyLowe97's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Chicago(ish)
    Posts
    6,327
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/9 - Yup.

    Harmon Hundred century with a few other Bike Forums folks. Beautiful day on a hilly route.

  12. #487
    that bike nut BikingGrad80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago north
    My Bikes
    2010 Motobecane Immortal Force 90' Trek 1400; 90' Trek 850; 06' Trek 520; 01 Iron Horse Victory
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Although I wasn't officially in the Harmon Hundred century I think I shared some of the same route as it. I started in Fox Lake from the metra station and took route 12 over Fox lake [not fun even on a Sunday morning]. Then, I took Wilmot into Wisconsin to Wilmot, Wisconsin. Next I took C to B through Silver Lake to JB. Next, I took J to Rochester. From Rochester I took FF which became DD once I crossed into Walworth county. Then Potter/Whitmore to NN to H. I saw a bunch of cyclists and SAG vehicles this segment but they were headed east, the opposite direction.
    I made my way into Lake Geneva down Dodge/McDonald to S. Shore to Como. Here I met the mother of all hills. I was wheezing like I was having and asthma attack by the time I hit the top. Took 50 briefly to Knollwood to Laurel/Geneva Rd which became 67. Then followed 67 into Walworth to B to Ridge which took me to State line rd and back into Illinois. Then Gasch to Hebron to Reese to RT 173. Then Crowley I ran into a bit of a problem. I didn't know it was all torn up. I went through anyways because Rt 173 looked unpleasant. It got worse as I went on I barely made it to Harvard Hills over the broken up pavement. Finally, I went past Motorla and back to 173 which took me by the Harvard Metra station.

    Total milage 82 [7 to and from Metra stations to my home]

  13. #488
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    193
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/9 - yes
    My Harmon Hundred was actually Harmon Fifty. Great day for a ride. Good routes, nice challenging hills, just a liitle too much traffic at the last 2-3 miles.

  14. #489
    nvr
    nvr is offline
    Senior Member nvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Antioch, IL
    Posts
    328
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/9 yep. Did the Harmon Hundred along with some other BF folks. I only turned 94 hilly miles because I took a few shortcuts to get home before the SO went to work. Just barely made it too!

  15. #490
    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Elgin, IL
    My Bikes
    Lots. Current sponsors - Giant and Specialized
    Posts
    19,296
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/9 - Harmon Hundred. Met a whole new bunch of BF members. Good ride. Many more hills than expected. I actually did better than expected for not having ridden much lately.

  16. #491
    Genetics have failed me Scummer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Zorneding, Germany
    My Bikes
    Pedalforce CX1 & Trek Madone 5.9
    Posts
    2,831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/10 Commuted to work today. 29 miles to downtown Chicago. Stupid headwind made it difficult.
    Gelato aficionado.

  17. #492
    that bike nut BikingGrad80's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago north
    My Bikes
    2010 Motobecane Immortal Force 90' Trek 1400; 90' Trek 850; 06' Trek 520; 01 Iron Horse Victory
    Posts
    805
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Usual commute 18.5 miles. I hate coming during the heart of rush hour as all the @-holes are out. I switched last month from the North Branch trail to Lehigh ave because it was 1 mile shorter, they are going to be tearing up the path soon, and I was sick of near misses on the path with morons. However, Lehigh is narrow and have lots of brush passers including a school bus who was the worst.

  18. #493
    Senior Member jbernaeyge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    hampshire, illinois
    My Bikes
    jamis
    Posts
    169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9-10 did 5 miles on my trainer. first time on a bike in a week. still getting over the flu
    http://www.a51tattoos.net/
    (815)4551199
    http://www.e-rudy.com
    http://www.villagepedaler.com
    09 Specialized Roubaix
    09 Specialized Stump jumper 29er single speed

  19. #494
    It's as easy as riding a dannwilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    River Falls, WI
    My Bikes
    '14 Salsa Colossal, '03 Iron Horse Intrepid, '06 Surly Long Haul Trucker, '89 GT Timberline
    Posts
    678
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/11 Was supposed to ride to Cannon Falls to pick up friends vehicle from shop, but was called half way there it wasn't finished. So I turned back north and went into the wind and up a 2+mile climb to head back home. Was met by wife after 55+ miles.
    Left River Falls and went south to Red Wing, MN. I caught the Cannon Valley Trail to Welch, MN. Got off trail and went north to Hastings, MN.

    Stats from the Edge (I was on my touring bike with one pannier full of street clothes):

    Moving Time 4:19:32
    Distance (mi ) 56.89
    Moving Speed (mph) 13.2 avg. 34.4 max.
    Elevation Gain (ft) +4,687 / -4,982

    Avg. Heart Rate 123 bpm Zone 2.6

    Temperature (F) 63.9F avg. 64.4F high
    Wind Speed ( mph) NW 16.8 avg. NW 20.7 max.

    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/3925547
    "It doesn't get easier, you just go faster."

  20. #495
    nvr
    nvr is offline
    Senior Member nvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Antioch, IL
    Posts
    328
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/11 had to skip my after work 36miler for curriculum night at school. Did almost an hour on the rollers though working on one legged drills, I suck btw...fell once.

  21. #496
    Senior Member jbernaeyge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    hampshire, illinois
    My Bikes
    jamis
    Posts
    169
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9/13 did a 17.5 mile trip today. first time i have been out in a week, been ill.
    hope to do the saturday morning ride at village pedlar
    http://www.a51tattoos.net/
    (815)4551199
    http://www.e-rudy.com
    http://www.villagepedaler.com
    09 Specialized Roubaix
    09 Specialized Stump jumper 29er single speed

  22. #497
    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Elgin, IL
    My Bikes
    Lots. Current sponsors - Giant and Specialized
    Posts
    19,296
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jbernaeyge View Post
    9/13 did a 17.5 mile trip today. first time i have been out in a week, been ill.
    hope to do the saturday morning ride at village pedlar
    Wish I could join you, but I have to "parent" on Saturday. Maybe the following one. One last brush up before the Psimet Invitational.

  23. #498
    Sheik Yerbouti voldemort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    in the state of Confusion, formerly from state of Denial
    My Bikes
    2006 Trek Pilot 2.1, Jamis Sputnik 2009
    Posts
    706
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did 76 miles today. Up to the town of Ringworm, uh, Ringland or something like that (where the Fox/McHenry trail finally turns from paved to crunchy gravel). 38 with a great tail wind 38 with a nasty headwind At 40 I thought I feel great! After another 20 into the wind, my legs reminded me I haven't really ridden many long rides
    Suzy Creamcheese, what's got into you?

  24. #499
    I eat carbide. Psimet2001's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Elgin, IL
    My Bikes
    Lots. Current sponsors - Giant and Specialized
    Posts
    19,296
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9-14 = YES!!!

    I FINALLY got back to commuting. Beautiful morning. No dogs. 2 black cats that did NOT cross my path. The squirrels are really freekin busy right now. I saw at least 15-20 per mile. This must be their busy season.

    I feel great. Now....the ride home...uphill into the wind....

  25. #500
    Genetics have failed me Scummer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Zorneding, Germany
    My Bikes
    Pedalforce CX1 & Trek Madone 5.9
    Posts
    2,831
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    9-14 = 28 mile morning commute

    Manohman, steady headwind is killing me. And it was cold to boot. 55 degrees in shorts and jersey doesn't feel to good. Later on I pulled my rain jacket over because I just couldn't stand the cold anymore.
    But the hot shower at work made me forget the pain.
    Gelato aficionado.

Posting Permissions

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