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 05-15-11, 09:50 PM
  #5051  
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Posts: 13,560

Bikes: 2018 Black Mountain Cycles MCD,2017 Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen Drop Bar, 2017 Niner Jet 9 Alloy, 2015 Zukas custom road, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 22 Posts
22 miles with 5 guys from the club. It was a very nice day, overcast and warm but not hot. It was a little breezy, but not bad. We had planned to do about 10 miles more, but one of the guys had a problem with his cassette coming loose. Luckily one of us was the head wrench at the LBS and he was able to come up with a trick to tighten the end cap despite not having the desired tools.
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 05-15-11, 10:22 PM
  #5052  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Coimbra, Portugal
Posts: 969

Bikes: More bicycles than I can ride at one time: 2 custom made tourers, a Brompton 6-speed, and an Indian-made roadster.

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 132 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 12 Posts
On Saturday night I managed 75 km in just over 4 hours. Not too shabby as I started training for a bike tour by starting with 30 km rides. I took yesterday off to recover. I will go again tonight or tomorrow night and do another 75 km. By this week end I want to do 90 km, and do that next week as a maximum, and then start training by pulling my BOB Ibex starting @ maybe 60 km. The road traffic is pretty good and so is my B&B Inox IQ light. Training evenings and nights is the only way to go for me as it is TOO HOT during the day - as in 40+ degrees C.
tmac100 is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 08:33 AM
  #5053  
Motorcycle RoadRacer
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by jppe
Another century-107 miles but this one only had about 6000 ft of climbing. For the life of me you'd think I'd start dropping a few pounds. I'm getting really tired of lugging this extra Mud and Snow Tire that's around my waist up and down these darn hills.
Just want you to know, we all hate ya for doing super rides like that!! On the same token, good show!!
cehowardGS is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 09:04 AM
  #5054  
Senior Member
 
az_cyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,960

Bikes: Trek Domane 4.5, Trek 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
71 @ 15.0 on Saturday (club ride). 36 @ 17.5 on Sunday (solo). Today is a rest day, hope to ride with a group tomorrow morning
az_cyclist is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 09:34 AM
  #5055  
Senior Member
 
CbadRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the bridge with Picard
Posts: 5,935

Bikes: Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
It's Bike to Work week! I had a nice commute on the road bike this morning.
__________________
Originally Posted by Xerum 525
Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

Forum Guidelines *click here*
CbadRider is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 09:50 AM
  #5056  
Senior Member
 
az_cyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,960

Bikes: Trek Domane 4.5, Trek 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by CbadRider
It's Bike to Work week! I had a nice commute on the road bike this morning.
Do you have a commuter bike, or use a road bike?
az_cyclist is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 12:31 PM
  #5057  
DisMember
 
YokeyDokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 247

Bikes: 2010 Fuji Roubaix, 1984 Schwinn World Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Saturday morning, I rode at least twice as far as I have in one day since 1986. The organizer said it was ~63 miles, but a guy's Cateye showed under 60... whatever, I'm dang proud. I called my kids as soon as I got home and I'm gonna put it on Facebook.
YokeyDokey is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 12:32 PM
  #5058  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 148

Bikes: 1989 Fuji Saratoga, Salsa Mukluk, Electra Townie

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
19.8 miles Gorgeous day but in the 40's. At least there is sun. Right hand was still numb intermittently.
cyanemi is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 12:32 PM
  #5059  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 148

Bikes: 1989 Fuji Saratoga, Salsa Mukluk, Electra Townie

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by YokeyDokey
Saturday morning, I rode at least twice as far as I have in one day since 1986. The organizer said it was ~63 miles, but a guy's Cateye showed under 60... whatever, I'm dang proud. I called my kids as soon as I got home and I'm gonna put it on Facebook.
That is fantastic!
cyanemi is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 12:34 PM
  #5060  
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 2,071

Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Today’s ride: Left a little late this morning thinking I would have to ride by myself. My plan was to head to Panera for coffee and then go north of SR 46 to see if the bridge had been completed so that one can ride on out to the DeBerry Mansion. When I got to Panera my friend Jim was already there and had his coffee, so we hooked up and rode together. When we got to the bridge it was still being worked on and one of the workers said it would not be open to traffic for two more weeks, so the DeBerry ride will have to wait for a couple of weeks. Since we could not get across the bridge we turned around and headed to Deer Path and the horse farms. At Deer Path we took a water break then headed to the north trail head where we ran into Chuck and he joined us on the ride back. The weather was perfect except for the 25 mph head wind on the return trip.

The way things are going this month I could have another 900 mile month.

Statistics for: 05/16/2011
Miles today: 45+
Mileage this month May: 488+
Mileage this year: 3458+
Percent of 2011 goal achieved: 49+%
Over/under riding days 2011 vs. 2010: +4
Over/under miles 2011 vs. 2010: +772 miles
Average miles per ride this year: 39+
Average miles per ride this month: 44+
Miles needed to hit my 2011 goal of 7,000: 3541, and an 8,000 mile year (best ever) is not out of reach.

Tomorrow should be another perfect ride day.
kjc9640 is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 12:39 PM
  #5061  
DisMember
 
YokeyDokey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Arkansas
Posts: 247

Bikes: 2010 Fuji Roubaix, 1984 Schwinn World Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you... I didn't mention that it took me 14 hours... :-DDD just kidding, it took 4, and was real windy. Flat, but windy. blowing 15-20, on the side or in the face all morning.
YokeyDokey is offline  
Old 05-16-11, 05:23 PM
  #5062  
Senior Member
 
bjjoondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 2,116

Bikes: 2011 ICE Sprint Special Edition

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Liked 101 Times in 66 Posts
Finally, the weekend was stormy and chilly so it was nice as the sun came out about noon and it warmed up enough to get in 22.55 miles and it felt great!!
__________________
Take Care, Ride Safe, have FUN! :)
Jo: 2009 ICE Trice T
BJ: 2011 ICE Sprint Special Edition









bjjoondo is offline  
Old 05-17-11, 08:46 AM
  #5063  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bailey & Keystone, CO.
Posts: 126

Bikes: Bike Friday ( 2ea), Specialized TriCross Comp, Cannondale M900, Cannondale ST400 (1985), TREK T 900 Tandem

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yesterday's 3hr ride included a climb from Keystone to Montezuma (10,200ft)






Last edited by werks; 05-17-11 at 08:57 AM.
werks is offline  
Old 05-17-11, 08:49 AM
  #5064  
Motorcycle RoadRacer
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rain ride today, Awesome!! It was light raining this morning, and I had made my mind up I was going to ride a bicycle to work. Only two of my bikes will pull rain duty. The Grand Prix, of the Prelude. I opted for the Prelude.. Oh boy, I am zipping down the road, at a nice little clip and the feeling is so good, I started snapping my fingers. I picked the prelude..

Sweet ride, dam sweet. I almost wanna go for a lunch ride in the rain!!
cehowardGS is offline  
Old 05-17-11, 08:51 AM
  #5065  
Motorcycle RoadRacer
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by werks
Yesterday's 3hr ride included a climb from Keystone to Montezuma (10,200ft)





Awesome pics,
cehowardGS is offline  
Old 05-17-11, 11:10 AM
  #5066  
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 2,071

Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Today’s sightings: Loads of Cardinals, 2 sandhill cranes. Today was a good solo ride, saw a lot of riders out today.

Statistics for: 05/17/2011
Miles today: 35+
Mileage this month May: 523+
Mileage this year: 3493+
Percent of 2011 goal achieved: 49+%
Over/under riding days 2011 vs. 2010: +5
Over/under miles 2011 vs. 2010: +807 miles
Average miles per ride this year: 39+
Average miles per ride this month: 43+
Miles needed to hit my 2011 goal of 7,000: 3506, and an 8,000 mile year (best ever) is not out of reach.

Tomorrow will be a rest day.
kjc9640 is offline  
Old 05-17-11, 03:15 PM
  #5067  
Century bound
 
Phil85207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Mesa Arizona
Posts: 2,262

Bikes: Felt AR4 and Cannondale hybrid

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Great ride but ruined a new cont. 4000 s tire. I was almost to my turn around point (Einstein's Bagels') and pah-ching, I went over a stone and shot it across the road. Didn't think much about it and went on the the coffee shop. While talking to a friend we looked at my new tires and low and behold, there in front of my eyes is a big bulge in the side of my new 4000s front tire. My friend gave me a lift to a bike shop and they stuck me for 69.95 + tax for another. I guess that stone cut the side wall, but the lucky thing was that we looked at the tires and I saw the bulge. Can you imagine what could have happened if the front blew out on the way back? Both unlucky and lucky day. 64 Miles and it was a nice cool day too . Not bad.
https://connect.garmin.com/activity/86318178
Phil85207 is offline  
Old 05-17-11, 03:45 PM
  #5068  
Senior Member
 
az_cyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,960

Bikes: Trek Domane 4.5, Trek 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
46.7 this morning in north Phoenix with 2 from the club. A bit windy, but cool temps. I got to take the morning off after some of the business trips I have had the past couple of months that had me traveling on the weekend.
az_cyclist is offline  
Old 05-17-11, 04:14 PM
  #5069  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,215

Bikes: Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 653 Post(s)
Liked 342 Times in 224 Posts
I was a Bike Commuter today - 19.5 miles total with a little bit of rain on the way home. 40's to low 50's today.
Continuing to pursue getting an abandoned BSO removed from the rack at work - has been locked without moving since at least the middle of last Summer. This being Bike to Work Week and our hospital in support of BTWW, Security says they will remove it very soon.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is online now  
Old 05-17-11, 07:53 PM
  #5070  
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Posts: 13,560

Bikes: 2018 Black Mountain Cycles MCD,2017 Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen Drop Bar, 2017 Niner Jet 9 Alloy, 2015 Zukas custom road, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 22 Posts
The regular Tuesday 30 mile group ride. Enjoyed a nice tailwind for much of the first half of the ride, but suffered with cross and head winds gusting up to 20mph most of the way back. Made decent time, but had to work hard for it.
https://connect.garmin.com/activity/86350225
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 05-17-11, 09:02 PM
  #5071  
Senior Member
 
Cadillac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chilliwack, BC
Posts: 233

Bikes: Trek 2000, Catrike, Gitane tandem, no-name mountain bike

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Just did a short ride of 60 km (37 miles). My total for the year is 1292 km (803 miles). Aiming for 5000 km (3000 miles) for the year.
Cadillac is offline  
Old 05-18-11, 07:29 AM
  #5072  
Senior Member
 
teachme's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Nederland, Texas
Posts: 1,441

Bikes: 2011 Specialized Sectuer, 1988 Bianchi

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
10 miles this morning.
teachme is offline  
Old 05-18-11, 07:31 AM
  #5073  
just keep riding
 
BluesDawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milledgeville, Georgia
Posts: 13,560

Bikes: 2018 Black Mountain Cycles MCD,2017 Advocate Cycles Seldom Seen Drop Bar, 2017 Niner Jet 9 Alloy, 2015 Zukas custom road, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB, 1980ish Fuji S-12S

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 173 Post(s)
Liked 33 Times in 22 Posts
I "semi-commuted" today. I drove into town and parked where the Ride of Silence will start. I rode my Salsa the 3 miles to work from there. It was such a nice, cool morning that I was able to ride in my work clothes without working up a sweat. I need to start doing this more often.
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 05-18-11, 10:31 AM
  #5074  
Senior Member
 
az_cyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,960

Bikes: Trek Domane 4.5, Trek 1500

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
12.2 miles @ 18.2, morning ride before work.
az_cyclist is offline  
Old 05-18-11, 01:06 PM
  #5075  
R_Z
Senior Member
 
R_Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 107
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I missed riding the past weekend and just had to get some miles in today. So I gave up lunch (I work for myself from home) and did 11 miles. I hated to stop, but I figure that's better than not riding at all.
R_Z is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.