Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

Cycle NC Day 4-Eventful Day?!?!?

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

Cycle NC Day 4-Eventful Day?!?!?

Old 10-02-19, 04:26 PM
Let's do a Century
Thread Starter
jppe's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,873

Bikes: Cervelo R3 Disc, Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace, Cannondle Tandem/Ultegra, Lynskey GR260 Ultegra

Mentioned: 55 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 497 Post(s)
Liked 467 Times in 219 Posts
Cycle NC Day 4-Eventful Day?!?!?

Cycle NC DAY 4. 80 miles from Siler City to Clayton.

What an eventful day. An incredible breakfast at Rest Stop 1 prepared by the Methodist church. Scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes.

Rick, Doug and I rode together. Unfortunately Doug crashed at a pretty high speed on a downhill as a


Last Rest Stop in my old home town.

Lumberjack breakfast, pancakes coming soon!

Busy kitchen.

Two cycling friends from another area.

Doug getting bandages after his crash.

Country church family center. Great breakfast behind the doors!
tractor trailer was passing us. Fortunately just a couple scrapes but very scary. The SAG van stopped and got his scrapes patched up. Very thankful he didnít fall out towards the tractor trailer.

After the next rest stop, a car started to pull out right in front of me as I was leading the 3 of us down the road. We all yelled and swerved and she stopped just before taking the three of us out.

A few miles later an impatient pick up truck driver passed us very closely. We hollered at him and he saluted us out the window waving his hand. Unfortunately for him an unmarked patrol vehicle was right behind him. Blue lights flashed pretty quickly!!!

Our last rest stop was in Garner where I graduated from High School. Fortunately we have a rec center building tonight that is air conditioned. Hooray!
jppe is offline  
Likes For jppe:
Old 10-02-19, 04:46 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
Posts: 117

Bikes: Two wheels; multiple gears

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Hate that the crash happened but as you pointed out the luck could have been far worse. Beautiful sunset and breakfast How often are patrol cars around when you need them; wow, that was nice. Have fun and try not to melt!
DeceptivelySlow is offline  
Old 10-06-19, 11:28 AM
Hump, what hump?
horatio's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: SC midlands
Posts: 1,869

Bikes: See signature

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 324 Post(s)
Liked 195 Times in 124 Posts
Just when you think “there’s never a cop around when you need one.” Glad you guys survived.
2010 AB T1X ** 2010 Cannondale SIX-5 ** 1993 Cannondale RS900 ** 1989 Bianchi Brava ** 1988 Nishiki Olympic ** 1987 Centurion Ironman Expert(2) ** 1985 DeRosa Professional SLX ** 1982 Basso Gap ** 198? Ciocc Designer '84 ** 198? Ciocc Competition SL ** 19?? Roberts Audax ** 198? Brian Rourke ** 1982 Mercian Olympic ** 1970 Raleigh Professional MK I ** 1952 Raleigh Sports
horatio is offline  

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 © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.