Notices
Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

I did it!

Old 05-10-16, 06:36 PM
  #1  
Shamrock
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Garden State exit 135
Posts: 475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
I did it!

For years I've been trying to get a group together to ride.On May 22 2016 it will happen.Two people are riders who need to get in shape. They have 12 days.One is my daughter who had a baby in March and just got cleared to exercise.The other had a recent HEART operation and he was cleared to exercise.

Being the leader of the ride I feel some responsibility.We will ride 15 miles.If all want to continue I have a B plan to add 10 miles.

I am always curious as to what people do for a living.So I'll name with their profession.We have Noreen 30 yrs old ,insurance sales manager,aka my daughter,Bio Chemist Mike 30yrs old,Marybeth Financial consultant 39 yrs old,Brian computer programmer 55 yrs old,Mick insurance under writer,aka my son,Logan doctor 30 yrs old ,me pipe fitter 62 yrs old.I am excited!
Shamrock is offline  
Old 05-10-16, 07:25 PM
  #2  
OldTryGuy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,199

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 910 Post(s)
Liked 470 Times in 313 Posts
Good deal!!! Just go easy on them. Even an easy 15 miles could feel like a century.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 05-10-16, 07:44 PM
  #3  
dksix
Senior Member
 
dksix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: North East Tennessee
Posts: 1,620

Bikes: Basso Luguna, Fuji Nevada

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4261 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Shamrock View Post
I am always curious as to what people do for a living.So I'll name with their profession.We have Noreen 30 yrs old ,insurance sales manager,aka my daughter,Bio Chemist Mike 30yrs old,Marybeth Financial consultant 39 yrs old,Brian computer programmer 55 yrs old,Mick insurance under writer,aka my son,Logan doctor 30 yrs old ,me pipe fitter 62 yrs old.I am excited!
I read through that list of titles and got to "pipe fitter", that wow's me. I had a friend go into that and know it requires many skills and much knowledge of codes and regulation. Are you still working?

Sorry off topic. Will it be a flat 15 miles? I'd say if there isn't climbing everyone should be fine but 1 rough hill can certainly make one rethink cycling.
dksix is offline  
Old 05-10-16, 07:49 PM
  #4  
stardognine
Senior Member
 
stardognine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Arid Arizona, for now.
Posts: 2,797

Bikes: 1995 Cannondale Killer V

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 732 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 305 Times in 223 Posts
I agree, plan a nice slow ride, so noone gets exhausted too easily. Of course, it could also turn out, that they all yell at you to hurry up, lol.
stardognine is offline  
Old 05-11-16, 09:56 AM
  #5  
berner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bristol, R. I.
Posts: 4,340

Bikes: Specialized Secteur, old Peugeot

Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 661 Post(s)
Liked 490 Times in 296 Posts
Several years ago I did an outdoor leadership course with the Appalachian Mountain Club. This is a great program with ongoing instruction and practice periodically over several years. The main skill to be learned is that of promoting an environment where individuals in a group activity develop a commitment to the success of the group. This is easier said than done but the skills can be learned with guidance from an experienced group leader. I found it interesting to observe so called leaders I would encounter in everyday life, particularly political or business leaders. Your outing with friends and family will likely be a memorable experience and you are thinking ahead to options. In mountain travel, a leader would have a bailout option in the event of an emergency or adverse weather overtaking the party. Post pics of happy and smiling cyclists.
berner is offline  
Old 05-11-16, 11:06 AM
  #6  
CACycling
Senior Member
 
CACycling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oxnard, CA
Posts: 4,567

Bikes: 2009 Fuji Roubaix RC; 2011 Fuji Cross 2.0; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 9 Times in 7 Posts
I've led a few informal rides (about 20 miles with a stop in the middle for breakfast). Have had everything from teens to people in their 60s. Average pace was usually around 10MPH and everyone, even those who weren't really in riding shape, enjoyed them. Ideally you need a leader (to set pace and keep on course) and a sweeper (so no one gets dropped). Keep the pace slow enough to keep everyone together and you'll have a blast!
CACycling is offline  
Old 05-11-16, 11:24 AM
  #7  
obed7
Senior Member
 
obed7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Porter, Texas
Posts: 4,125

Bikes: Trek Domane 5.2, Ridley Xfire, Giant Propel, KHS AeroComp

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1648 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
sounds good, have fun
obed7 is offline  
Old 05-11-16, 11:45 AM
  #8  
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Posts: 20,537

Bikes: 1959 Capo Modell Campagnolo; 1960 Capo Sieger (2); 1962 Carlton Franco Suisse; 1970 Peugeot UO-8; 1982 Bianchi Campione d'Italia; 1988 Schwinn Project KOM-10;

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1013 Post(s)
Liked 438 Times in 320 Posts
Sounds good to me. Keep us updated. Your most important responsibility as ride leader will be to make sure everyone has a good time, so that they want to do it again soon, or even on a regular basis.
__________________
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Carlton: 1962 Franco Suisse, S/N K7911
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline  
Old 05-11-16, 01:35 PM
  #9  
BlazingPedals
Senior Member
 
BlazingPedals's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Middle of da Mitten
Posts: 11,863

Bikes: Trek 7500, RANS V-Rex, Optima Baron, Velokraft NoCom, M-5 Carbon Highracer, Catrike Speed

Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1274 Post(s)
Liked 419 Times in 271 Posts
If it goes well, add the 10 miles next time.
BlazingPedals is offline  
Old 05-13-16, 08:04 PM
  #10  
Shamrock
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Garden State exit 135
Posts: 475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Yes I'm still working.I told my trainer this will be the last time you ask me these test questions.One more winter and that's it.A company is buying us ,I'm waiting for this to finalize. Then I retire.Rumor is the new co has a better med plan for its retired people.
Shamrock is offline  
Old 05-13-16, 08:16 PM
  #11  
Shamrock
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Garden State exit 135
Posts: 475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
I'd say it flat with rolling hills.We rode yesterday and I was surprised at how well we did.I did insist on mtb to keep the pace slow.Its a eye opener riding behind your daughter.Good thing I don't carry.But I'm thinking about it!
Shamrock is offline  
Old 05-13-16, 08:19 PM
  #12  
trailangel
Senior Member
 
trailangel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Pasadena, CA
Posts: 4,689

Bikes: Schwinn Varsity

Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1804 Post(s)
Liked 583 Times in 344 Posts
What's this "Cleared To Exercise" thing?
trailangel is offline  
Old 05-13-16, 08:48 PM
  #13  
Shamrock
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Garden State exit 135
Posts: 475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
My daughter had a baby on 3 17 16,better known as Saint Patrick's Day.Quite fitting since I'm Shamrock .If you must know her uterus was higher in her abdomen than is recommended .
This caused bleeding but went away.So now she is cleared for riding a bike.Brian was at a family wedding.We all went to breakfast in the morning except Brian.We all thought he drank too much.Then we heard he is staying another night.This guy is making me look good.Long story short he had a heart attack.The doc gave him a valve from a pig and he is good to go.he recently rode over the George Washington bridge and around nyc.We are adults here,love you guys.
Shamrock is offline  
Old 05-13-16, 09:05 PM
  #14  
oddjob2
Still learning
 
oddjob2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: North of Canada, Adirondacks
Posts: 11,620

Bikes: Still a garage full

Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 844 Post(s)
Liked 56 Times in 36 Posts
Best wishes on your group ride! Also, I have been dying to visit, but suggest you check out Duke Farms, 2700 acres with bike trails. About 49 minutes fro you.
oddjob2 is offline  
Old 05-13-16, 09:21 PM
  #15  
Shamrock
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Garden State exit 135
Posts: 475
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Best wishes on your group ride! Also, I have been dying to visit, but suggest you check out Duke Farms, 2700 acres with bike trails. About 49 minutes fro you.
Thanks,I have been to Duke Farms.its a nice ride for husband wife children.
Shamrock is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
YogaKat
General Cycling Discussion
7
10-30-15 05:17 AM
Heathpack
Training & Nutrition
18
02-10-14 06:37 PM
WonderMonkey
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
24
09-16-13 12:00 PM
wkndwarrior
Road Cycling
23
04-03-12 08:02 AM
goldfinch
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)
34
07-13-11 09:55 AM

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


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.