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


Go Back   > > >

Southeast Alabama | Arkansas | Florida | Georgia | Kentucky | Louisiana | Mississippi | North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | Virginia

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-08, 12:20 PM   #301
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yea, road bike here.

i used to just ride to ride, but mostly solo and i would really be bored during these rides. after i got the powertap, i have a very good friend who has been "coaching" me with the use of the powertap and i have made some significant progress since last August. each week, since december, i've had different "workouts" to do and this has really made my riding more fun. there's now a reason (other than just riding) to ride. it's the structure that does it for me. i like knowing that i'm going to go out and do 4x8's or 3x5's (as hard as you can freaking go) or maybe it's supposed to be a recovery day. i don't think i ever took an actual recovery day before the PT....ride hard every day was my motto back then. but now, that's not possible.

today, will be a 2hr ride, zone2 recovery and i might see if i feel like throwing in some 4x2 high cadence (avg>120 rpm) intervals. you shouldn't do hard intervals like i did yesterday back to back, or so i've been told...
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 09:32 PM   #302
Gavush
(this space for rent)
 
Gavush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: White Bluff, TN
Bikes: 1995 Specialized M2-pro, 1995 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah, did my usual evening out & back on the natchez trace after work...28 miles. I had a record avg of what I believe was 18.6 or 18.7 which is up 1mph from my best avg on that ride

I forgot my computer wasn't on autostart / stop and I had unclipped it from the bike and put it in my pocket to do 2 cool down laps around the parking lot and stretched a little and it read 1.34.38 when I was unloading my pockets and found the timer still counting (to my horror) so I estimate it counted about 5 or 6 minutes extra.

also found a pair of gloves by the parking lot... stopped by the bike shop a couple of miles away and tucked a "found" note in their door jam for them to post. (they had already closed)

Last edited by Gavush; 07-01-08 at 09:35 PM. Reason: refined
Gavush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 09:37 PM   #303
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)
Up at sunrise and 8 miles to the monthly breakfast meeting of the county IPM (Integrated Pest Management) group. Then 8 miles home. Later 5 miles to a job finding office followed by 10 miles with a good tailwind to meet up with the wife for ice cream.
ken cummings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-08, 05:44 PM   #304
mollusk
Elite Fred
 
mollusk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edge City
Bikes: 2009 Spooky (cracked frame), 2006 Curtlo, 2002 Lemond (current race bike) Zurich, 1987 Serotta Colorado, 1986 Cannondale for commuting, a 1984 Cannondale on loan to my son
Posts: 10,762
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I rode today. Three times, actually.

I bike commuted to work (ride 1), then I bike commuted home (ride 2). Once home I ate a little bit and took off on one of my my road bikes for a 35 mile ride (ride 3). I got totally soaked in a thunderstorm.

All told a very nice day!
mollusk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-08, 01:00 PM   #305
cruzinator
50K Roadie
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cary, NC
Bikes: Trek Pilot
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Did the metric century on the 4th. I did OK, but I got hit with the dreaded leg cramps with 14 miles to go. I thought I had that under control---wrong. Was pretty washed out when it was over mainly due to the sun, but otherwise I did pretty decent at 17.6 which is about last year's pace. It looks like next year a little more prep is in order.
cruzinator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-08, 02:08 PM   #306
Gavush
(this space for rent)
 
Gavush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: White Bluff, TN
Bikes: 1995 Specialized M2-pro, 1995 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had a hard time getting out the door this morning... skipped breakfast to save some time and didn't want anything we had at the house anyway... locked myself out without my helmet... had to wake up the mrs to let me back in. (oi) left at 6:20am. pushed my regular 47 mile loop out to a 58 mile loop by continuing from one highway to another highway to get back into town rather than cutting across the two on a back road. Stopped around mile 22 at the base of the natchez trace to get a power bar at a gas station, sat there and ate it.. refilled one of my water bottles. Continued on... stopped at mile 42 to use the rest room, bought an air-head and ate that... added up my spare electrolyte mix to my remaining water bottle & continued on. Around hour 2 my knees started to get sore (need to check my knee to pedal relationship...) and hour 3 my butt started to get sore. Got back home after 3.27.29 riding time... which puts the average at 16.8 - I felt "off" / slow the whole time... especially the first half. This is the longest ride I've done so far...

On a side note, I've registered for a MS ride, "jack and back" which is a 2 day, 150 mile ride on Oct. 4th and 5th. If anyone would like to help sponsor me send me a PM or drive up / over / down here and join in the fun!
Gavush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 01:00 PM   #307
Gavush
(this space for rent)
 
Gavush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: White Bluff, TN
Bikes: 1995 Specialized M2-pro, 1995 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Was contemplating the 47 mile route this morning but right away I could tell my rt knee was still sore from yesterday so I went in the other direction and did a more casual 28 miles w/ a 15.4 avg. Looks like I'm going to take the week off to try and sort my knee out... I had already slated to go shoe shopping all day saturday so hopefully I'll be able to find some shoes that fit and get some help aligning the cleats and my seat & finally ditch the tennis shoes.... hoping that's the source of my irritated knees.
Gavush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 07:22 PM   #308
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
25mi. computerless.
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-08, 07:30 PM   #309
knatchwa
Living Life On Two Wheels
 
knatchwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Salinas in California
Bikes: Giant Rincon 2007 Model - Black & Grey
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
only pondered the possibility recovering from a whole lot of sun on Friday.
knatchwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-08, 08:57 PM   #310
Alasdair
The cake is a lie!
 
Alasdair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Bikes: 2006 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 541
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No. I suck.
Alasdair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-08, 05:04 AM   #311
Gavush
(this space for rent)
 
Gavush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: White Bluff, TN
Bikes: 1995 Specialized M2-pro, 1995 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yeah no kidding, me too. I did 25 miles on tuesday and my knee started to get little twinges in it at around mile 20. I'm still tennis-shoe equipped.. nothing worked out last weekend. looks like I'm going to try & mail order some Lakes. On a positive note, last week I picked up a fizik alianti sport take-off saddle for $20 at the bike shop, seems like once I adjust my sit bones to it, it'll be great. (way less pressure in the perennial area, my original specialized seat was rather dome shaped on top) I'm going to try some longer rides on my mtb this weekend (longer than an hour on the trails) on my to see if it's a geometry problem w/ my road bike, or maybe a slightly bent BB or something.
Gavush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-08, 08:35 PM   #312
jaxgtr
Senior Member
 
jaxgtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Bikes: Trek ALR 6, Trek CrossRip, Trek X-Caliber 8
Posts: 4,356
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Did 35 on my hybrid today. Hot and humid are the adjectives of the day, but all in all a pretty good ride.
__________________
Brian | 2015 Trek Emonda ALR 6 | 2015 Trek X-Caliber 8 | 2014 Trek CrossRip Comp
Quote:
Originally Posted by AEO View Post
you should learn to embrace change, and mock it's failings every step of the way.
jaxgtr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-08, 09:09 PM   #313
bassic wilson
Senior Member
 
bassic wilson's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: south central Kentucky
Bikes: '89 Cannondale R700 ,'10 BH G5
Posts: 102
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
93 miles on my '89 cannondale road bike with rear rack and alot of extra water (total about 6 extra lbs, I'd say). It was around 95 degrees F and quite humid. First time on that heavier bike in a while. Longest ride in a while. I think I'll rest tomorrow!
bassic wilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-08, 08:41 AM   #314
Gavush
(this space for rent)
 
Gavush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: White Bluff, TN
Bikes: 1995 Specialized M2-pro, 1995 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
did around 15 or 16 miles on my mtb on the road... w/ a 10 minute jaunt on some of the trails over at the state park. took about an hour and 10 minutes.
Gavush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-08, 10:10 PM   #315
Gavush
(this space for rent)
 
Gavush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: White Bluff, TN
Bikes: 1995 Specialized M2-pro, 1995 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes - I had an excellent ride up on the natchez trace after work. It was hot out but not as bad up on the 'trace and when you were moving it wasn't bad at all. as I pulled in I met two people who were getting ready to head out... I left about 3 or 4 minutes later and wound up catching up with them after 8 minutes of riding, I decided to tag along and it was really nice to have some other folks to ride with and chat a bit. I don't usually get to do that.... one rider was on a tt bike and the other a road bike.. forget the brands but they were pretty spiffy. The woman on the tt bike was struggling a bit because she isn't from and here and the high heat and high humidity was doing a number on her (I'd guess 88 degrees & 80%? - I think it was in the low 90s in the city) So, I rode with them for almost 40 minutes when they decided to turn around... as we were departing I suggested they check out bikeforum.

I continued riding to my turned around point and head back to the car... the rest of the ride was uneventful. However, I felt great. It smelled great outside, my bike felt awesome under me and I was keeping good rhythm. I got back to my car after an hour and 45 minutes, having ridden 28 miles. The BEST thing about the whole ride was that I didn't get a single peep out of my knees... my legs burned, my knees didn't. I'd guess the reason to be the second best thing about the ride - I did it on my mtb - knobby tires & all.

So, I'd say one more ride to confirm, but it looks like I need to take a hard look at my road bike geometry and especially the cranks & bottom bracket, which have a very slight wobble.
Gavush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-08, 07:34 PM   #316
Fairmont
Out
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lalaland
Bikes: two-wheelers
Posts: 473
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I only rode about three miles today.

1.5 to the bike shop and 1.5 home after the bike shop.

I was too excited about getting a new bike, so I went right home to jump online.
Fairmont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 05:03 PM   #317
knatchwa
Living Life On Two Wheels
 
knatchwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Salinas in California
Bikes: Giant Rincon 2007 Model - Black & Grey
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Even riding a bit is a good thing, I try and ride a bit every day. Working on making it a point to do at least 2 hours a day in the coming month. Will see where it goes from there.
knatchwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 07:38 PM   #318
Gavush
(this space for rent)
 
Gavush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: White Bluff, TN
Bikes: 1995 Specialized M2-pro, 1995 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nope.. didn't ride today, I was going to but the Mrs had to work and I had daddy duty. However, I thought I would share that I'm pretty sure I've figured out what's wrong with my knees. After tuesday's excellent ride, I was uncomfortable both yesterday and a little today. I'm no doctor, but I'd bet money on it: - plica syndrome of the medial plica. I've always thought it was a tendon or ligament I could see and feel popping back and forth over the end of my femur... now I have to figure out what to do about it.
Gavush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-08, 09:32 PM   #319
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
had 165 miles for last week. mon/tue off, rain wednesday, 32mi tonight. roan moan century on saturday.
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-08, 08:16 AM   #320
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 23,167
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 308 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
roan moan century on saturday.
I'll be looking for a post-ride report.
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-08, 07:17 PM   #321
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
101 miles today. a lot of that in rain. hard, downpour too. very tired now. report will come later V V.
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-08, 09:26 AM   #322
Gavush
(this space for rent)
 
Gavush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: White Bluff, TN
Bikes: 1995 Specialized M2-pro, 1995 Gary Fisher Montare
Posts: 434
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
did the 47 mile loop from my house over to the natchez trace on my mtb, took 3 hrs, 10 minutes. Highlight of the day was a few minutes after the crest of the 3 mile long climb from hwy 100 up onto the trace a guy came huffing and puffing up next to me on a road bike and said "Man, I've been trying to catch up to you forever!" - "since when?" I asked "hwy 100- you're flying on that thing, what is it, a hybrid?" "nah... just a mountain bike" - which was great, until I learned that it was his second day out riding. Noticing his calves that looked like my thighs, I asked if he was a runner, which he was. He said it got boring and he wanted to try something new... as we parted @ his 10 mile mark I suggested he go easy in the beginning, just like he probably knew from running, and he agreed
Gavush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-08, 09:27 AM   #323
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Bikes: Velo Volmobile
Posts: 23,167
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 308 Post(s)
(Saturday) 40 miles, no rain, but I was sweating so much (high humidity) that it might as well have been. I was happy to discover that the of the rougher roads on a route has been repaved. Now, if only all the dog owners would provide proper restraint. . . .
__________________
Velo Vol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-08, 10:43 AM   #324
knatchwa
Living Life On Two Wheels
 
knatchwa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Salinas in California
Bikes: Giant Rincon 2007 Model - Black & Grey
Posts: 484
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Over the weekend probably about 70 or so miles road and track. Should of been much more planning on a 13 day ride this coming weekend depending on what things look like thursday we shall see where it goes from here.
knatchwa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-08, 02:12 PM   #325
wolfpack 
Rawwrrrrrrrrr!
Thread Starter
 
wolfpack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Clayton, NC
Bikes: 2009 Specialized Ruby Sworks SL w/SRAM Red; 2006 Fuji Team RC; 2008 Felt F1x; 1980's Lotus Excelle; Mangusta FG/SS; Rossin (yet to be built up)
Posts: 2,728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
52mi on sunday with bwnc in the sylva area. a "recovery ride".

yea, V V i'll be getting to that RM report tonight...
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack 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 12:25 AM.