Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 20 of 24 FirstFirst ... 101819202122 ... LastLast
Results 476 to 500 of 583
  1. #476
    Prefers Cicero cooker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
    Posts
    8,452
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For a few weeks I'd lost interest in my plan to ride every street in a defined section of the city between my office and house. Today, I finished work a bit early so I decided to work on the the bottom right corner of the map. That's right in the downtown business district, and the pavement is awful, so I've been kind of avoiding it unless I had a specific errand there, but today I had my winter commuter with fatter tires because my summer bike had a flat this morning, so I figured it was a good chance to do it. I forgot to look at the map on computer before I left the office, but I remembered some of the missisng segments. Went I got home and checked, I saw I had remembered correctly. There are still four small scattered missing pieces down there, but I may get them all with a little serpentine detour on Friday, when I have to go to the other office site near that side of the map.

    There's still another big chunk in the upper middle to work on.
    Last edited by cooker; 07-09-14 at 07:27 PM.

  2. #477
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cooker View Post
    For a few weeks I'd lost interest in my plan to ride every street in a defined section of the city between my office and house.
    I did something like that when I lived in Manitoba ... rode every paved country road within a 200 km radius of Winnipeg.

  3. #478
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lunchtime walks every day this week except for Thursday ... on Thursday I was in the hospital for a minor surgical procedure and wasn't up to much in the way of walking.

  4. #479
    Daily Rider Robert C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Liberal, KS
    My Bikes
    This list got too long: several ‘bents, an urban utility bike, and a dahon D7 that my daughter has absconded with.
    Posts
    945
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lets see. . . a job interview (a total waste to time) then to a park to play disc golf for an hour.
    As a nation we still continue to enjoy a literally unprecedented prosperity; and it is probable that only reckless speculation and disregard of legitimate business methods on the part of the business world can materially mar this prosperity. Theodore Roosevelt, Sixth Annual Message, December 3, 1906

  5. #480
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Robert C View Post
    Lets see. . . a job interview (a total waste to time) then to a park to play disc golf for an hour.
    Disc golf?

  6. #481
    Daily Rider Robert C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Liberal, KS
    My Bikes
    This list got too long: several ‘bents, an urban utility bike, and a dahon D7 that my daughter has absconded with.
    Posts
    945
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Disc golf?
    Disc golf, a sport that consists of tossing discs (Frisbee like objects) from predefined points to predefined targets (baskets).
    As a nation we still continue to enjoy a literally unprecedented prosperity; and it is probable that only reckless speculation and disregard of legitimate business methods on the part of the business world can materially mar this prosperity. Theodore Roosevelt, Sixth Annual Message, December 3, 1906

  7. #482
    Sophomoric Member Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dancing in Lansing
    Posts
    20,491
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Robert C View Post
    Disc golf, a sport that consists of tossing discs (Frisbee like objects) from predefined points to predefined targets (baskets).
    I tried it a couple times. The course was in a beautiful wooded area. It was great exercise and lots of fun. Some people run between the targets, but we just walked.


    "Think Outside the Cage"

  8. #483
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    More walking today!! This morning I walked from home to my medical centre, a little over 2 km. It was a beautiful morning although quite chilly. I was compelled to walk quite briskly.

    And again at lunch ... just having a wander around downtown.

  9. #484
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    More walking today!! This morning I walked from home to my medical centre, a little over 2 km. It was a beautiful morning although quite chilly. I was compelled to walk quite briskly.

    And again at lunch ... just having a wander around downtown.

    My morning walk ...


  10. #485
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    2.7 km walk yesterday ... to go to the Officeworks to pick up a few stationery supplies.


    3.6 km walk around town today ...

    My next photography assignment is "Signs" ... so I was taking pictures of signs today at lunch, coming up with ideas.


    Attached Images Attached Images

  11. #486
    Prefers Cicero cooker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
    Posts
    8,452
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had to deviate a bit on my route to work yesterday due to road repair. I also meandered a bit on the way home, still colouring in bits and pieces of the map between my house and office. So about 2 km extra on my commute - not much!

  12. #487
    Prefers Cicero cooker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
    Posts
    8,452
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    I did something like that when I lived in Manitoba ... rode every paved country road within a 200 km radius of Winnipeg.
    That must have involved a lot of overnights - did you camp?

  13. #488
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cooker View Post
    That must have involved a lot of overnights - did you camp?
    I did a lot of randonneuring and other long distance events. And when I wasn't doing events, I would just head out and do a century or double century on a Saturday by myself or with anyone who wanted to come with me.

    But I also did a few hub-and-spoke style camping tours further out ... usually to train on hills.

  14. #489
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Walking stats this week ...

    Monday = 3.1 km
    Tuesday = 8.4 km
    Wednesday = 4.1 km
    Thursday = 9.4 km
    Friday = 4.3 km

    Total: 29.3 km

    Of that, 11.9 km were inside on the treadmill and 17.4 km were outside in the morning or at lunch. We also cycled outside on Sunday. We're just building up again after taking a bit of a break in the early part of the winter (I was quite ill for a long time, from early May), and we will start including other gym activities in our routine soon. Rowan has started with that ... he swam 1 km yesterday.

    Today's lunchtime walk provided me with interesting weather ... warm sunshine, warm sunshine plus raindrops apparently out of a blue sky, a sudden thick cloud with a bit of a shower, back to warm sunshine again ... and rainbows everywhere.

    From today's lunchtime walk ... there is quite a bit of snow on Mt Wellington ...




  15. #490
    Prefers Cicero cooker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
    Posts
    8,452
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seven loops of Poplar Plains Rd. hill to work on fitness yesterday. Some random other guy (also a greybeard, like me) doing a longer loop, kept up with me, so I'm not that fast. However I got the average loop time down from about 6:05 over three loops the last time, to 5:40 over 7 loops this time. Each 1.7 km loop involves climbing 30 m (100 ft) of altitude in 600 m, so about a 5% grade.

    milermeter.com
    Last edited by cooker; 07-21-14 at 11:59 AM.

  16. #491
    Senior Member MikeRides's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Where the Detour takes me
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Detour 4.5
    Posts
    586
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Commuted by bike 5 miles (20 minutes) at 4am. Been on my feet since, taking orders, serving up food, and refilling coffee cups. Then I walked the 1.5 miles across town to the bank just a few minutes ago to make a deposit, I used to bike there but for some reason the bank tellers get nervous when I walk in wearing bike gloves and a helmet (??).
    "Just ride it until the wheels fall off!"

  17. #492
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    144
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not too far. I went to the grocery store for some takeout and got sidetracked by the shoe store!

  18. #493
    Bike rider alexaschwanden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Palo Alto
    My Bikes
    2013 Felt 960, 2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0
    Posts
    2,422
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I rode 11.9 miles for fun on my hybrid bike.
    2013 Felt 960 29er MTB. 1,336.2 miles
    2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0. 918.9 miles

  19. #494
    Fixed Kitty wipekitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Yes
    Posts
    257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I took a fun walk today around downtown and the Mississippi River. The annual mayfly hatch happened last night, so pretty much everything near the river was smelly and covered with piles and piles of dead mayflies. It's really an amazing thing, and the sheer number of dead bugs is best appreciated on foot.

    I didn't have my camera - if it's not storming, maybe tomorrow. (Here are some pictures from a Minnesota Public Radio story.)
    "There are no fast bikes - only fast people." - Some smart person

  20. #495
    Senior Member enigmaT120's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Falls City, OR
    My Bikes
    2012 Salsa Fargo 2, Rocky Mountain Fusion, circa '93
    Posts
    1,433
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wonder if Mayflies are edible. Those pictures are amazing. I've (happily) never seen anything like that around here.

    I walked downtown to the post office to return some air compressor parts, then over to a feed store to pick up a few items for my back packing trip next week. I've been wearing my hiking boots to make sure I still like them. I do.
    Ed Miller
    Falls City, OR
    1993 Rocky Mountain Fusion
    2012 Fargo 2

  21. #496
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
    I took a fun walk today around downtown and the Mississippi River. The annual mayfly hatch happened last night, so pretty much everything near the river was smelly and covered with piles and piles of dead mayflies. It's really an amazing thing, and the sheer number of dead bugs is best appreciated on foot.

    I didn't have my camera - if it's not storming, maybe tomorrow. (Here are some pictures from a Minnesota Public Radio story.)
    We used to get those, or something like them, in Manitoba. There was one bridge that was particularly bad ... and the smell was almost overpowering!

  22. #497
    t x
    t x is offline
    Senior Member t x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    North Hollywood, CA
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Trailway, Windsor The Hour
    Posts
    120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Today I rode to my Dentist to get a deep cleaning. At least the ride was nice...

  23. #498
    Long Distance Cyclist Machka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    I ride where the thylacine roamed!
    My Bikes
    Lots
    Posts
    38,717
    Mentioned
    34 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This Week ...

    Walked:
    Monday 2 km outside
    Tuesday 2 km outside + 7.44 km on treadmill
    Wednesday 1.35 km outside
    Thursday 1.8 km outside + 7.23 km on treadmill
    Friday 2.2 km outside

    Total: 24.02 km

    Of that, 14.67 km were inside on the treadmill and 9.35 km were outside in the morning or at lunch doing somewhat transportational-type walking. About a 61:39 recreational : transportational split

    During the transportational walks, I checked out outdoor furniture possibilities, went to the library, visited a couple bookshops to get recipe books, walked to and from the hospital, and walked my usual 500 metres to work (that's the walk total of my walk > bus > walk commute to work).

  24. #499
    Prefers Cicero cooker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1984 Trek 520; 1990s Peugeot (Canadian-made) rigid mountain bike; 2007 Bike Friday NWT; misc others
    Posts
    8,452
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Rare Saturday assignment. Probably here from 9 'til noon. Since I'm at my 'old' office site, it's a good opportunity to colour in a bit more of the far side of the map on the way home.

  25. #500
    Sophomoric Member Roody's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Dancing in Lansing
    Posts
    20,491
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quality time with grandson--we walked downtown for pie at our favorite little restaurant. The streets were closed to autos for a classic car show, so we walked around looking at the cars.


    "Think Outside the Cage"

Page 20 of 24 FirstFirst ... 101819202122 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

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