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 06-28-09, 08:54 PM   #1001
rc51crazy
Senior Member
 
rc51crazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Oakfield, TN
Bikes: Dreesens, Colnago clx 3.0, Trek X-Caliber
Posts: 248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well i did my first metric in 15 yrs yesteday in Franklin TN, the Harpeth River Run. Really nice route, but it was really hot, but still finished in under 4 hrs w/ an average around 16 mph. Not bad for an old guy on a cruise, Got up this morning and spun another 25.
rc51crazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-09, 09:48 PM   #1002
wnl256
Fred
 
wnl256's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Woodstock, GA
Bikes: Trek 4100, Specialized Allez Elite
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Rode 50 yesterday in the Cartersville Century ride. This was my very first group ride. I had a great time and will definitely be doing more group rides! I originally planned on only doing 30, but when I got to the first rest stop (the turnaround point for the 30) I decided it was too soon to head back, so I kept going. The most I've ever done before was 28 miles. I was really hurting towards the end, but I made it.

I felt very out of place on my Trek trail bike (with slicks) as just about everyone else was on a road bike of some kind. But no one treated me like I didn't belong. Everyone was very positive and very friendly. Some even said how amazed they were that I was doing this on a trail bike (one passing rider said I was "kicking butt" because she was having a hard time keeping up with me). I ended the day feeling pretty good, and totally convinced that I need a road bike!

So today I went and bought one.
wnl256 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-09, 10:03 PM   #1003
droobieinop
Senior Member
 
droobieinop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orange Park, Florida
Bikes: jamis xenith comp '08, trek 750 hybrid (w/drops) c.1995, centurian fixie, kona cindercone mtb c.2000
Posts: 846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
alright, cool, is it now posted in the "what road bike do you have?" thread yet?
droobieinop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09, 06:30 AM   #1004
BillMoore
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE Tennessee
Bikes: 2008 Cannondale F5
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Grats on the 50 and the new bike.
BillMoore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09, 09:19 AM   #1005
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Monday 6/29/09... Temp 86 feels like 95 and humidity 68%.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 35.26 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 678.63 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3249.66 (s)miles


GO RAYS....2008 American League Champions
kjc9640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09, 09:43 AM   #1006
droobieinop
Senior Member
 
droobieinop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orange Park, Florida
Bikes: jamis xenith comp '08, trek 750 hybrid (w/drops) c.1995, centurian fixie, kona cindercone mtb c.2000
Posts: 846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
36ish this morning fixed with some good headwind, just the two of us.
droobieinop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-09, 09:56 AM   #1007
BillMoore
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NE Tennessee
Bikes: 2008 Cannondale F5
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Riding after work this evening. Probably still only clock 10 miles or so. Bringing someone that hasn't ridden in quite some time.
BillMoore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-09, 09:27 PM   #1008
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)
finally....rode the Ruby tonight, but kept it in the 50x13 for the whole ride.

43mi/2:05hr
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-09, 10:17 AM   #1009
Boatdesigner
Fueled by Scoobie Snacks!
 
Boatdesigner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Citrus County, Fl
Bikes: 1983 Puch Odyssey, 2004 Giant OCR3
Posts: 387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Three days of thunderstorms - no riding! Could we please have some sunshine here in the Sunshine State! If it doesn't stop raining soon, the grass will be up around my waist.
Boatdesigner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-09, 11:03 AM   #1010
FLvector
Stand and Deliver
 
FLvector's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tampa Bay
Bikes: Cannondale R1000, Giant TCR Advanced, Giant TCR Advanced SL
Posts: 3,338
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^ After several days of rain, 5-7+ last night, and more today, we may have to commission Boatdesigner to finish the Arc we talked about last month.^
FLvector is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-09, 12:26 PM   #1011
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FLvector View Post
^ After several days of rain, 5-7+ last night, and more today, we may have to commission Boatdesigner to finish the Arc we talked about last month.^
I just looked at the weather map and it looks like you are getting quite a bit of rain as I type this. We have not had any rain today but it looks as if it could start at any minute so I am just waiting for some kind of break in the clouds.

kjc9640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-09, 03:09 PM   #1012
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wednesday 7/02/09... Temp 82 feels like 87 and humidity 78%.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 20.14 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 20.14 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3269.80 (s)miles


GO RAYS....2008 American League Champions
kjc9640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-09, 02:33 PM   #1013
Boatdesigner
Fueled by Scoobie Snacks!
 
Boatdesigner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Citrus County, Fl
Bikes: 1983 Puch Odyssey, 2004 Giant OCR3
Posts: 387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Finally a sunny day! I rode 20 miles this morning, then cut the lawn when I got home. Any chance we'll get a couple more of these for the weekend? Probably not!
Boatdesigner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-09, 07:13 PM   #1014
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)
38mi/2hr
__________________
wolfpackcycles
skiffrun: Enjoy the ride. Ride for the enjoyment.
wolfpack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-09, 03:56 PM   #1015
drew55
Daily Commuter-Tampa, FL
 
drew55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tampa
Bikes: Orbea Ora, Cannondale R800, old Cannondale, murry mountain bike, EZ Rider recombent
Posts: 398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cut the lawn last night (before the only way would have been with a scythe) then got out this morning for 25 miles.
__________________
It's always windy - just get out and ride

League of American Bicyclist LCI 3144
♥♥ SW-FL Tour2016♥ http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Drew-SWFL16 ♥♥
♥♥ OR ♥♥
♥♥ Lake Nona TdC ♥ http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Drew-Nona16 ♥♥
♥♥ OR BOTH! ♥♥
Please support if you can
.
drew55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-09, 04:30 PM   #1016
Onegun
Oldie, just not here!
 
Onegun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Shady Hills, Fl.
Bikes: 2005 Trek T2000 tandem, 2003 Burly Tosa Tandem, 9 singles including 2 fixies
Posts: 984
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by drew55 View Post
Cut the lawn last night (before the only way would have been with a scythe) then got out this morning for 25 miles.
With what? You invent an underwater mower??!! Haven't ridden in about 10 days due to the morning rain!
__________________
BICYCLE - [bahy-si-kuhl] - Noun :> A medical device used to correct the common geriatric condition of OFS, (Old, Fat & Slow), in a manner that does not induce brain-decaying boredom like walking or running.

2005 Trek T2000 Tandem, 2003 Burley Tosa Tandem, Pacific Dualie beater tandem, and 6 singles including 2 fixies.

TampaBayCycling.com - A LOCAL Cycling Forum
The Florida Panthers Tandem Club
Onegun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-09, 06:08 PM   #1017
Ex Pres
#39
 
Ex Pres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: the 35223 (AL)
Bikes:
Posts: 6,280
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Got lost from the group on an intended 106 mi loop, no map, but I did find my way back to the car, so around 100. Hot but not too hot today. Only hit about 90F.
Ex Pres is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-09, 12:14 AM   #1018
dunningrb
Senior Member
 
dunningrb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Farmville, VA
Bikes: Trek 5200, Scattante R-560
Posts: 203
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mill Mountain TT in Roanoke VA. 1.87 miles with 900+ ft elevation gain. Suffered, but enjoyed it.
dunningrb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-09, 10:16 AM   #1019
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Saturday 7/04/09... Temp 88 feels like 97 and humidity 61%.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 55.14 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 120.83 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3370.49 (s)miles


GO RAYS....2008 American League Champions
kjc9640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-09, 11:26 AM   #1020
drew55
Daily Commuter-Tampa, FL
 
drew55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Tampa
Bikes: Orbea Ora, Cannondale R800, old Cannondale, murry mountain bike, EZ Rider recombent
Posts: 398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Temp: 88 / Feels Like: 99 / Humidity: 70% / Wind: VAR 6mph
Today: 21.71
Lost track of the year :-(
__________________
It's always windy - just get out and ride

League of American Bicyclist LCI 3144
♥♥ SW-FL Tour2016♥ http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Drew-SWFL16 ♥♥
♥♥ OR ♥♥
♥♥ Lake Nona TdC ♥ http://main.diabetes.org/goto/Drew-Nona16 ♥♥
♥♥ OR BOTH! ♥♥
Please support if you can
.
drew55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-09, 06:32 PM   #1021
VA_Esquire
Senior Member
 
VA_Esquire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hampton, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Starting to do 200 miles a week.
It is definitely helping with the weight loss and I am starting to feel more energetic.
VA_Esquire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-09, 08:36 PM   #1022
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Saturday 7/04/09... First ride today 55.14 miles. Second ride today with my daughter 20.84 miles

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 75.98 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 141.67 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3391.33 (s)miles


GO RAYS....2008 American League Champions
kjc9640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-09, 03:23 PM   #1023
wnl256
Fred
 
wnl256's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Woodstock, GA
Bikes: Trek 4100, Specialized Allez Elite
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
25 miles yesterday (7/4) starting and ending in Ellijay, GA. We were vacationing in the area for the holiday weekend. I encountered one very tough (for me) climb named Roundtop Road, two groups of dogs that wanted to race me, and one really nice cyclist from Talking Rock who was out on his ride.

Bill
wnl256 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-09, 03:30 PM   #1024
kjc9640
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it
Posts: 2,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sunday 7/05/09... Real slow ride in the heat of the day with my daughter 31.05 miles. Temp 91 degrees feels like 97 with 50% humidity.

No matter who you are or how far/fast you ride HYDRATE... HYDRATE... HYDRATE...

Todays distance 31.05 (s)miles
Total distance this mo. 172.72 (s)miles
Total distance this yr. 3422.38 (s)miles


GO RAYS....2008 American League Champions
kjc9640 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-09, 09:40 AM   #1025
VA_Esquire
Senior Member
 
VA_Esquire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Hampton, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,354
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
kjc, what is your usual pace? I see you do alot of miles (675 a month?) and was curious what kind of pace you keep for these miles.
VA_Esquire 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 07:40 AM.