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 09-09-11, 11:30 AM
  #6401  
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Posts: 4,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Got up on the BRP this morning for a short ride to open my legs and check out the bike I'll be using this weekend. It was pretty cool coming back down the hill at 35mph in summer kit when the temp was in the low 50s. So perfect!
BikeWNC is offline  
Old 09-09-11, 11:58 AM
  #6402  
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
20 then a swim
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 09-09-11, 02:58 PM
  #6403  
Senior Member
 
GoGranny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Western Maryland
Posts: 84

Bikes: Giant Boulder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No, we're enduring the fifth day of rain.
GoGranny is offline  
Old 09-09-11, 04:29 PM
  #6404  
Don't mince words
 
Red Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Vacaville, CA
Posts: 6,971

Bikes: '16 BH Quartz, 2017 Calfeecustom carbon tandem, Fuji D6 TT bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rode 3.5 mi. to the gym, did a TRX class, rode .6 mi. to pick up car (currently sharing w/daughter who commutes by car, bus and BART), drove home, then rode 26 mi. out in the country. 500' of climbing, quick pace, avg. 17.8 mph. It was fun using the same bike for a commute as well as a fast ride.
Red Rider is offline  
Old 09-09-11, 04:54 PM
  #6405  
Sore saddle cyclist
 
Shifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,878

Bikes: Road, touring and mountain

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 8 Posts
Yes I rode today, but after watching donheff's slide show of Italy, my ride isn't much. Go see his pictures of Italy, then we can talk about a group meet up there.
Shifty is offline  
Old 09-09-11, 06:22 PM
  #6406  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,216

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

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 653 Post(s)
Liked 348 Times in 227 Posts
Not today but yesterday my stoker surprised me by talking me into a tandem ride after work. About ten miles, a little misty part of the way but I had put the fenders on so that was OK.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 09-09-11, 07:26 PM
  #6407  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: plano,tx
Posts: 59

Bikes: road and mtn.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
22.3 miles this evening. nice ride.
gw
garydogwood is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 08:32 AM
  #6408  
Icantre Member
 
stonefree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: the Bayou City perpetually under construction
Posts: 384

Bikes: 2001 DBR Axis TT, 1998 Trek 5500 OCLV, 1993 Trek 1100, 1971 Raleigh Grand Prix, 1972 Gitane Attic Beater

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rode ten miles and then walked ten miles....back to my car with a flattened rear tire. Great workout.

Last edited by stonefree; 09-10-11 at 09:06 AM. Reason: cant spell
stonefree is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 09:38 AM
  #6409  
Senior Member
 
John_V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,585

Bikes: 2017 Colnago C-RS, 2012 Colnago Ace, 2010 Giant Cypress hybrid

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 408 Post(s)
Liked 122 Times in 85 Posts
First chance to ride since Monday due to the afternoon showers. I did my bike club ride this morning but we did the short version (12 miles) because of some new riders. It's getting ready to rain again so I'll see how the weather is when the wife gets home from work. Maybe we can get another 10 miles in. I'm on vacation this next week so I ought to get some good rides in.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 09:47 AM
  #6410  
Saved by Grace
 
lphilpot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: The slow guy in the back
Posts: 740

Bikes: Only one at a time; currently a 2012 Specialized Tricross Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
13 miles and a few feet [which I'm still counting! ] this morning. The weather has been unusually cool for early September with the front that moved through and pushed TS Lee out of the area. Around here it's still usually just plain ole' summertime in September. Fall weather doesn't kick in until late October typically. It's inching back up day by day, but it was a pleasant morning.... other than having to cut my ride a tad short to find a restroom!
lphilpot is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 10:39 AM
  #6411  
Lost in France
 
Auldyin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Central France
Posts: 21

Bikes: 90,s Peugeot "Tourmalet"80's Peugeot "competition", 70's Dangre Starnord "Eddy Merckx"

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
25km round trip,up the hill to Cressat a nearby town and back down!! Having a heatwave here recently, with temps up to 45C(33C today)so it gets hot getting up the hills which are everywhere here ,at the start of the Massief Centrale mountain range in Central France
https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/49921876
Auldyin is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 12:21 PM
  #6412  
Banned.
 
DnvrFox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Beautiful in the 70'sF, 7 miles with the wife, 13 more for 20.
DnvrFox is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 12:41 PM
  #6413  
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Posts: 4,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
62.8 miles and 4950' of climbing on the Villainous Viper Metric this morning out of downtown Asheville, NC. Absolutely spectacular day to be riding a bike. 48 to start and 75 at the finish. Too bad my legs didn't come along with me today. I struggled on every climb and we started with a bang right up to the BRP from town. There were many steep pitches today including one mile at 11.4% ave. I saw 16% on that one. Ouch. 4:24 on the bike time/ 4:46 total for a 14.3 mph moving ave.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/113287797
BikeWNC is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 01:56 PM
  #6414  
Senior Member
 
GoGranny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Western Maryland
Posts: 84

Bikes: Giant Boulder

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by stonefree
Rode ten miles and then walked ten miles....back to my car with a flattened rear tire. Great workout.
Well, at least you can see it as an opportunity to "make lemonade."
GoGranny is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 02:26 PM
  #6415  
Member
 
Deltarebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In the Delta
Posts: 42

Bikes: Giant XTC 1 SE

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by BikeWNC
62.8 miles and 4950' of climbing on the Villainous Viper Metric this morning out of downtown Asheville, NC. Absolutely spectacular day to be riding a bike. 48 to start and 75 at the finish. Too bad my legs didn't come along with me today. I struggled on every climb and we started with a bang right up to the BRP from town. There were many steep pitches today including one mile at 11.4% ave. I saw 16% on that one. Ouch. 4:24 on the bike time/ 4:46 total for a 14.3 mph moving ave.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/113287797
14.3 on that terrain? Give yourself a pat on the back.
Deltarebel is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 02:29 PM
  #6416  
Member
 
Deltarebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In the Delta
Posts: 42

Bikes: Giant XTC 1 SE

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Made my first 50 + mile ride this am. Not too tired either. Waited to take my beta blocker until I got back. That helped a lot.
Ride Giant XTC1 SE mountain bike. Came with 11-34 XTR cassette. Got 11-21 cassette ordered. Anxious to see how much difference it makes.
Deltarebel is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 02:49 PM
  #6417  
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Posts: 4,146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Deltarebel
14.3 on that terrain? Give yourself a pat on the back.
Thanks! It felt like a hard ride for sure.
BikeWNC is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 03:02 PM
  #6418  
Life is good
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Posts: 18,209

Bikes: 2018 Lynskey Helix Pro

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 522 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 10 Posts
The weather was beautiful today so I rode to Stone Mtn. No surprise there. I met another cyclist there to ride home with. He is 59 and was riding a Fuji Team Issue bike that he uses for time trials. That should have been a clue to what was to come. After 2 miles he spotted another (faster than me) cyclist that he said he knew and wanted to catch up with. I told him to have a safe ride and turned onto my usual route and headed home.
__________________
The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. - Psalm 103:8

I am a cyclist. I am not the fastest or the fittest. But I will get to where I'm going with a smile on my face.
RonH is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 05:52 PM
  #6419  
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 rode a metric century with a few club members. It was the first metric for one 50+ rider. She just did her first half century a few weeks ago after never having ridden more than 25 miles.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/113306868

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bluesda...16029149/show/
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 07:35 PM
  #6420  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,216

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

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 653 Post(s)
Liked 348 Times in 227 Posts
Rode a very hilly 41 mile club ride today that went down into Brown County. Made it up the very challenging Bear Wallow hill and partway up Greasy Creek hill which I had previously ridden up maybe 12-15 years ago when it was on the Hilly Hundred route. Walking the last steepest part made me realize that if I had stayed on the bike I would have been moving faster. The downhill immediately after Greasy Creek was long and smooth - hit 41mph.
The 41 mile ride was medium and the long ride was 61. Not unexpectedly, I was passed uphill going 7mph at mile 23 by a group of long route riders who were at mile 38.
There they go!

__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 08:34 PM
  #6421  
The Mississippi Flash
 
triggerracing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Mantachie MS
Posts: 130

Bikes: Specialized Hardrock MB

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
23 miles on the local MUP. Light pedestrian traffic so was able to keep a pretty steady cadence. Saw a friend I hadn't seen in years, riding a 70's era Sears and Roebuck cruiser in very good conditon. Of course, didn't think to get a pic.
triggerracing is offline  
Old 09-10-11, 10:44 PM
  #6422  
Senior Member
 
CbadRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the bridge with Picard
Posts: 5,932

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
42 miles and 3700 ft of climbing with my local group. I rewarded myself with ice cream this afternoon.

I started lifting weights again 2 weeks ago, focusing quite a bit on leg strength. I noticed a difference riding today, my legs definitely felt stronger and my back and shoulders did not ache after the ride. The bad part is that since I lifted yesterday, my legs felt good the first half of the ride but were very tired the second half.
__________________
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 09-11-11, 02:24 AM
  #6423  
Senior Member
 
JimF22003's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 2,654

Bikes: 2008 Trek Madone 5.5, 2009 Cervelo R3SL tdf edition, Cervelo R5 with Di2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I did the Civil War Century again this year, after missing it last year because I was out of town:

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/113323247

We had pretty good luck with the weather. It was misty and humid, but the afternoon thunderstorms held off. The roads had lots of gravel and twigs etc. on them from all the recent rains, but it was better than I expected.

I wasn't able to ride all week because of the rain, so this is the first time I've ever tried riding that long of a ride with "fresh" legs. Wasn't good. I actually felt OK for most of it but I was dying at the end. And the drive home, and all evening, and all night were excruciating with leg cramps.

I think I need a "recovery" ride today for sure.
JimF22003 is offline  
Old 09-11-11, 03:56 AM
  #6424  
Member
 
Deltarebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In the Delta
Posts: 42

Bikes: Giant XTC 1 SE

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Going out for a short ride this am.
Deltarebel is offline  
Old 09-11-11, 07:48 AM
  #6425  
Member
 
Deltarebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: In the Delta
Posts: 42

Bikes: Giant XTC 1 SE

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Deltarebel
Going out for a short ride this am.
Back home. 25 mile ride. After 50 yesterday, I did not not push it hard this morning.
Bike has 11-34 cassette. Have a 11-21 on order. Curious as to how much difference this is going to make.(Crank 22/34/46)
Deltarebel 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.