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

Did you ride today?

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.

Did you ride today?

Old 02-27-21, 04:01 PM
  #25701  
WonderMonkey
Senior Member
 
WonderMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vandalia OH
Posts: 3,219

Bikes: 2011 Cannondale Quick 5, 2014 Raleigh Revenio 2.0

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 33 Posts
I did, first outdoor one of 2021. Felt great. 7.3 miles.
WonderMonkey is offline  
Old 02-27-21, 10:40 PM
  #25702  
Deal4Fuji
minimalist cyclist
 
Deal4Fuji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,394

Bikes: '82 Fuji Supreme, '83 Raleigh Olympian, '87 Lotus Excelle, '85 Centurion Ironman, '75 Schwinn Continental, '73 Raleigh Grand Prix, '84 Trek 500/400, '89 Schwinn Le Tour, '86 Bianchi Sport SX '12 Trek Alpha 1.1, Ross Central Park

Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 861 Post(s)
Liked 769 Times in 520 Posts
4th ride this week, spring is in the air and days are getting longer
Deal4Fuji is offline  
Old 02-28-21, 01:54 PM
  #25703  
scozim 
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,632

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 69 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 272 Post(s)
Liked 220 Times in 95 Posts
First ride today since the crash and pelvic fracture on 12/20/20. Just used the drop bar conversion 1993 Trek 950 mtb and rode the stretch of street (including a small hill) in front of our house 5 times - probably 2 miles, maybe a little more, in total. Once situated on the saddle I was fine (the "sit bone" fracture hasn't been bugging me until sitting on the saddle) and the leg is definitely weak. But, it was a huge change in progress. PT starts Wednesday.
__________________
1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1982 Trek 610; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1975 Gitane Olympic; 1982 Nishiki Maxima, 1983 Vitus 979; Custom late-80's Rodriguez



Last edited by scozim; 03-01-21 at 08:46 AM.
scozim is offline  
Likes For scozim:
Old 02-28-21, 02:12 PM
  #25704  
WonderMonkey
Senior Member
 
WonderMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Vandalia OH
Posts: 3,219

Bikes: 2011 Cannondale Quick 5, 2014 Raleigh Revenio 2.0

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 79 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 33 Posts
Did 11.49 miles for my second outing of the year. I picked up the pace a bit but didn't push too hard. I'll probably do one more at this pace, see how my lower part likes it, then go from there.
WonderMonkey is offline  
Old 03-01-21, 10:05 PM
  #25705  
rsbob 
Sniveling Weasel
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Seattle-ish
Posts: 843

Bikes: Rodriguez Racing Tandem, Fondriest Steelie, Bianchi Trofeo, Bianchi Infinito, Schwinn Varsity, Trek mtn

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 319 Post(s)
Liked 416 Times in 259 Posts
Yup. 26.6 and it was a nice 55*.
__________________
Rick Seattle-ish, Wa.

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche



rsbob is offline  
Old 03-02-21, 10:01 AM
  #25706  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,800

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 242 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2691 Post(s)
Liked 1,503 Times in 887 Posts
Originally Posted by jppe View Post

Reminded me carrying these flags into vacation bible school while singing Onward Christian Soldiers
What's the White flag at Luther's place? Missouri Synod?
oxymoronic songs are ..... oxymoronic.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 03-03-21, 06:31 AM
  #25707  
ultrarider7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 324

Bikes: 1964 Schwinn Varsity, 1984 Peugeot 103 Carbolite, Cannondale Quick Carbon 1, BIANCHI INFINITO CV DISC ULTEGRA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Liked 373 Times in 140 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
What's the White flag at Luther's place? Missouri Synod?
oxymoronic songs are ..... oxymoronic.
I think it's the Lutheran flag that is appropriate for all synods. Our church is ELCA and it is placed by the pulpit.

Mt Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN
ultrarider7 is offline  
Likes For ultrarider7:
Old 03-03-21, 07:40 AM
  #25708  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,800

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 242 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2691 Post(s)
Liked 1,503 Times in 887 Posts
Originally Posted by ultrarider7 View Post
I think it's the Lutheran flag that is appropriate for all synods. Our church is ELCA and it is placed by the pulpit.

Mt Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, MN
Never seen one anywhere. Raised as a weekly attending Lutheran (LCA) in TN in 50s & 60s. Traveled & lived widely since and never spotted one. Must be a new thing.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 03-03-21, 07:44 AM
  #25709  
ultrarider7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 324

Bikes: 1964 Schwinn Varsity, 1984 Peugeot 103 Carbolite, Cannondale Quick Carbon 1, BIANCHI INFINITO CV DISC ULTEGRA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Liked 373 Times in 140 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Never seen one anywhere. Raised as a weekly attending Lutheran (LCA) in TN in 50s & 60s. Traveled & lived widely since and never spotted one. Must be a new thing.
I guess I've taken it for granted all these years and never really thought about, except it's always been there. Anyway, I googled Lutheran flag and came up with this article about the Christian flag in Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Flag
ultrarider7 is offline  
Likes For ultrarider7:
Old 03-03-21, 05:41 PM
  #25710  
2cam16
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 3,883

Bikes: TRIMMED DOWN THE HERD

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 944 Post(s)
Liked 566 Times in 397 Posts
Had some fun sessioning this morning:
GPTempDownload (29) by 2cam16, on Flickr
2cam16 is offline  
Likes For 2cam16:
Old 03-03-21, 10:16 PM
  #25711  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,800

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 242 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2691 Post(s)
Liked 1,503 Times in 887 Posts
Took a comfort bike for first long ride in quite a while.
531DB, 27mm tubulars, frame on the large side of 'fits gloriously' - is that French Fit?
Been hiking a bunch, but nothing on the bike over a couple of miles.
Just short of 25, over to Issaquah.
A few stops. Totally wonderfully uneventful. Home safely after a good bit of traffic in stretches.


83 AustroDaimler Vent Noir, 27mm VeloFlex tubulars, comfy Selle Anatomica saddle

Some flooded fields in the lowest spots

No shoulder. Blue sky.

Tiger Mt Paragliding landing zone. Lots of fliers today.

A final good thought and sweet miles for you.

Last edited by Wildwood; 03-03-21 at 10:29 PM.
Wildwood is offline  
Likes For Wildwood:
Old 03-04-21, 06:12 AM
  #25712  
ultrarider7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 324

Bikes: 1964 Schwinn Varsity, 1984 Peugeot 103 Carbolite, Cannondale Quick Carbon 1, BIANCHI INFINITO CV DISC ULTEGRA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Liked 373 Times in 140 Posts
First outdoor ride of 2021. 35 miles of slop, ice patches and people walking on the bike paths.

ultrarider7 is offline  
Likes For ultrarider7:
Old 03-04-21, 11:35 AM
  #25713  
bjjoondo 
60+ Recreational Rider
 
bjjoondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 2,033

Bikes: 2021 Giant Escape 3 Comfort

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 25 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 36 Posts
Well today it's cloudy, chilly and the say it will rain, then turn into snow this afternoon, we did get lucky as we had 2 nice days in a row (Tue/Wed), 60 F, sunny, just a bit of wind! We rode 23 miles on Tue. and 18 miles on Wed., it was sure nice to ride "without" the jackets, been a while!! It's very rare to get these kinda days in March in So. CO. as it's normally our 2nd. snowiest month of the year so we just had to ride! On Tues. ride we went to check out to see if they'd actually done any repairs to the Homestead Trail heading east off the Cottonwood Creek Trail but all the sudden I couldn't shift off the big ring? Tried to adjust the derailleur but it won't work, loosen the wire so I could get the chain back on the middle chain wheel and we headed back to stop at Angletech www.cycledifferent.com to see if Kirk could take a look and lucky for us we hit a none busy time. Wala found the "spring" had broken, no wonder I couldn't re-adjust it!!! Got it replaced and headed home. Will have to head back to Homestead Trail on a different day. Might be good by the weekend,

Tues. ride stopped at the "detour" route on the Sinton Trail

Weds. ride, stopped at Fields Park in Manitou Springs for our brown bag lunch! A rare photo of ME!
__________________
Take Care, Ride Safe, have FUN! :) | BJ and JoLynn Ondo | BJ: 2021 Giant Escape 3 Comfort Jo: LIV Alight 3



bjjoondo is offline  
Old 03-05-21, 09:40 PM
  #25714  
sjammer
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 39

Bikes: Specialized Aethos

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Mid point of a roughly 30 mile ride. Look hard enough and you can see SF in the background.

sjammer is online now  
Likes For sjammer:
Old 03-05-21, 10:49 PM
  #25715  
2cam16
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 3,883

Bikes: TRIMMED DOWN THE HERD

Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 944 Post(s)
Liked 566 Times in 397 Posts
Originally Posted by sjammer View Post
Mid point of a roughly 30 mile ride. Look hard enough and you can see SF in the background.

Bay Trail near Coyote?
2cam16 is offline  
Old 03-05-21, 10:51 PM
  #25716  
sjammer
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 39

Bikes: Specialized Aethos

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
Bay Trail near Coyote?
Yes it on the bay trail basically where Broadway hits Airport Blvd.
sjammer is online now  
Likes For sjammer:
Old 03-06-21, 04:30 PM
  #25717  
jppe
Let's do a Century
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,993

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: 540 Post(s)
Liked 538 Times in 265 Posts
Very nice day to be outside, wasn’t it? The sunshine makes a huge difference in how it feels.

Another ride up to the Darrs on High Rock Lake. 75 miles with over half of it into the wind. But, a really nice tailwind for 25 miles from Spencer to Denton.

To heck with Spring, I’m already ready for summer!!

A pretty heavy but tasty lunch. Western style NC chopped BBQ.

Took the safety green Cervelo disc out today for some road time.

More safety green clothing!!

Spring flowers

Meet Gilbert! Very friendly and quite the personality.

Daffodils were blooming everywhere.
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Old 03-06-21, 04:36 PM
  #25718  
jppe
Let's do a Century
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,993

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: 540 Post(s)
Liked 538 Times in 265 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Never seen one anywhere. Raised as a weekly attending Lutheran (LCA) in TN in 50s & 60s. Traveled & lived widely since and never spotted one. Must be a new thing.
Maybe more of a Southern thing??? We flew it at the Baptist Church I grew up in. I carried it into the church and put it in its stand near the pulpit. I still see them pretty frequently around NC.
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Old 03-06-21, 05:09 PM
  #25719  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,800

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 242 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2691 Post(s)
Liked 1,503 Times in 887 Posts
Hmmm. KY born, TN raised;
Oxford educated, MS for 4 yrs.
St Louis region 4 yrs.
Bit in CO.
But yeah, I'm hard core left coast (CA, WA,OR) for adult living.

Oh well. Not cycling related. Mystery is a good thing.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 03-06-21, 05:34 PM
  #25720  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,800

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 242 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2691 Post(s)
Liked 1,503 Times in 887 Posts
Always glad to post this thread,......

........even if rain shortened. Not a rain rider. Especially when it may turn dry in 2 days.

Here’s the bike ridden, from a different day.


The twisty downhill was about to get wet, the tiny trailhead had hikers’ cars - Sat. Also, the neighborhood 1 hole (sand wedge + putters only) and associated house are for sale, original owners likely 25 years.


It turned Too wet. Home is slow uphill so no wet spray from tires. Any ride on a showery day is better than no ride! Even without pics..

Last edited by Wildwood; 03-06-21 at 05:50 PM.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 03-06-21, 05:36 PM
  #25721  
ultrarider7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 324

Bikes: 1964 Schwinn Varsity, 1984 Peugeot 103 Carbolite, Cannondale Quick Carbon 1, BIANCHI INFINITO CV DISC ULTEGRA

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Liked 373 Times in 140 Posts



A little over 40 miles through the center of the city.
ultrarider7 is offline  
Old 03-07-21, 05:45 PM
  #25722  
jppe
Let's do a Century
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,993

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: 540 Post(s)
Liked 538 Times in 265 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
Hmmm. KY born, TN raised;
Oxford educated, MS for 4 yrs.
St Louis region 4 yrs.
Bit in CO.
But yeah, I'm hard core left coast (CA, WA,OR) for adult living.

Oh well. Not cycling related. Mystery is a good thing.
You got me curious so here’s what I found. Interesting tidbit on the use by Lutherans.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Flag
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Old 03-07-21, 05:49 PM
  #25723  
jppe
Let's do a Century
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 7,993

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: 540 Post(s)
Liked 538 Times in 265 Posts
Originally Posted by Wildwood View Post
........even if rain shortened. Not a rain rider. Especially when it may turn dry in 2 days.

Here’s the bike ridden, from a different day.


The twisty downhill was about to get wet, the tiny trailhead had hikers’ cars - Sat. Also, the neighborhood 1 hole (sand wedge + putters only) and associated house are for sale, original owners likely 25 years.


It turned Too wet. Home is slow uphill so no wet spray from tires. Any ride on a showery day is better than no ride! Even without pics..

If the house for sale comes with a golf hole I might just have to make a bid!!!! Actually we’re starting to build a house on a golf course. Plus nothing but flat roads for miles around it!
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Old 03-07-21, 06:54 PM
  #25724  
Wildwood
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 10,800

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 242 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2691 Post(s)
Liked 1,503 Times in 887 Posts
Originally Posted by jppe View Post
If the house for sale comes with a golf hole I might just have to make a bid!!!! Actually we’re starting to build a house on a golf course. Plus nothing but flat roads for miles around it!
Yes, house + driveway + very short 1 hole course included. I should check the asking price.

Love to have you as a Snowbird neighbor - not enough Sun for Southerners to Winter here. We ski & snow shoe, hike & kayak. And drink too much coffee,
Wildwood is offline  
Old 03-07-21, 07:28 PM
  #25725  
Chuck M 
Well Oiled
 
Chuck M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 178

Bikes: 1980 Takara 970 Grand Touring, 1981 Takara 950 Deluxe 12, 2018 Trek Domane ALR 5, 2007 Marin Coast Trail, 1983 Bridgestone Carmel mixte

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 52 Post(s)
Liked 98 Times in 55 Posts
I worked with my granddaughter on riding without training wheels today. She has been resistant, but I explained that she has outgrown her bike and the next size up training wheels won't fit. In less than an hour, she was riding without training wheels and I was chasing her until I got one of my bikes out and we rode together. I don't know how far we rode, but we rode until dark. And we rode together and that made me happy.
__________________
Chuck M is offline  
Likes For Chuck M:

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.