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 08-17-12, 05:11 PM
  #9276  
Semper Fi
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,942
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1172 Post(s)
Liked 358 Times in 241 Posts
Had a nice, dry ride this afternoon, thunderstorm was early today, 1100. 84*F when I was riding, comfortable.

Bill
__________________
Semper Fi, USMC, 1975-1977

I Can Do All Things Through Him, Who Gives Me Strength. Philippians 4:13


qcpmsame is offline  
Old 08-17-12, 06:13 PM
  #9277  
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
12 very local miles this evening - circled around and did the only real hill in the area (a very modest hill) twice.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 08-17-12, 07:30 PM
  #9278  
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 36

Bikes: Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Started at 0800 with my usual group. Left them sipping coffee at the halfway point and rode with cyclist who had joined us. He peeled off near home and I continued 10 or 12 more miles to mine. Woodland to Davis to Winters to Dixon to Davis to Woodland. All finished before it was too hot. Great riding with a mix of people, styles and speeds. 62 miles.

Last edited by Lije Baley; 08-17-12 at 07:35 PM.
Lije Baley is offline  
Old 08-17-12, 07:30 PM
  #9279  
Senior Member
 
Mort Canard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Did 20 miles this eve on the urban bike and the local MUPs. Very moderate temperatures the last couple of days so a very enjoyable ride.
Mort Canard is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 06:12 AM
  #9280  
Senior Member
 
bent4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Bushnell, FL
Posts: 247

Bikes: Recumbents and all HPV'S

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked 35 Times in 13 Posts
73 miles to the Jersey Shore. Outstanding day!
bent4me is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 08:38 AM
  #9281  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 726

Bikes: Waterford R33, 2019 Infinito, Gunnar Roadie, 1999 Colnago Tecnos, '04 Cannondale Optimo 800 & '51 Rudge Sports, Colnago Tecnos, Tom Kellogg Merlin..

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Liked 140 Times in 41 Posts
28 miles Friday afternoon, I think. Lost wheel magnet for computer. Was a beautiful day. Rode the d'Arienzo. Sweet, smooth ride.
look566 rider is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 09:04 AM
  #9282  
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
Set out at 0630 this morning with a friend, before the rain chance climbed. It's now 1000 and there are reds/yellows starting to show up on the statewide radar, although not in my immediate locale just yet. Nice 30 mile ride at an easy 15.x MPH average. While we didn't stop to smell the roses, we did stop and smell a bit of Diesel as the daily freight train passed.

Oh yeah, the usual local dog pack 'welcomed' us as we rode through their jurisdiction, but they were content this time to just express their displeasure and let us ride on...
lphilpot is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 10:23 AM
  #9283  
Senior Member
 
ctpres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Creede CO in summer & Okeechobee, FL or TX Gulf Coast in winter
Posts: 742

Bikes: Zenetto Stealth road bike & Sundeal M7 MTN bike

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Another milestone 38.8 mi @ 13.5. When it comes to distance I am improving weekly - but speed! Can't seem to get over 13.5 on longer rides. Headwind on last ten miles didn't help.
ctpres is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 10:41 AM
  #9284  
Let's do a Century
 
jppe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,316

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

Mentioned: 59 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 651 Post(s)
Liked 879 Times in 408 Posts
65 miles with about 3500 ft of climbing-averaged about 18 mph. When I'm on the bike I wish I wasn't carrying this extra weight as it really hurts on the hills. When I'm sitting in the Mexican restaurant with chips, salsa and margaritas in front of me I turn into a Honeybadger.......
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 11:30 AM
  #9285  
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
Started off a nice, sunny morning with blue skies; perfect for our Saturday morning club ride. Seven miles into the ride and all hell broke loose. Heavy winds with one heck of a downpour. Waited for it to let up and headed back only to get caught by the second wave of thunderstorms. Usually, these come late in the afternoon but the second wave came with some nasty lightning. Got in 14 miles that actually turned out to be kinda fun.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 12:05 PM
  #9286  
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
Small 40 mile breakfast ride today - my stoker and I on our tandem and 10 others on single bikes. Just enough hills to make things interesting with a couple of them pretty challenging. Perfect weather!
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 01:40 PM
  #9287  
Senior Member
 
David Bierbaum's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: St. Louis Metro East area
Posts: 1,633

Bikes: 1992 Specialized Crossroads (red)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Liked 35 Times in 19 Posts
Yay! I did 29.4 miles today. I lined up most of the morning and afternoon to myself, and pedaled up the Confluence Trail, then on to the Sam Vadalabene River Road Trail, and pedaled all the way up to Piasa Creek before turning around and coming back.

On the down side, I didn't expect the Sam Vadalabene Trail to be in such poor shape. The drainage pouring slimy muddy water across the start of the trail was fair warning, and boy did I wish I had fenders! That was one huge lot of thumps and bumps along that section of trail.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
trip.jpg (109.3 KB, 14 views)
David Bierbaum is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 03:36 PM
  #9288  
Semper Fi
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,942
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1172 Post(s)
Liked 358 Times in 241 Posts
Did a nice fast ride this afternoon ahead of the daily T'storm. Temps stay nice here, 81*F and I am used to 93-99 right now. Even the humidity is down for us. Ride was super, saw another cyclist headed the other direction, she waved and I returned the salute.

Bill
__________________
Semper Fi, USMC, 1975-1977

I Can Do All Things Through Him, Who Gives Me Strength. Philippians 4:13


qcpmsame is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 08:15 PM
  #9289  
Senior Member
 
Mort Canard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Did a quick 15 miles this afternoon as a prep for tomorrow's 3/4 century ride. Temps in the low 80s and moderate winds. Great ride!
Mort Canard is offline  
Old 08-18-12, 08:26 PM
  #9290  
Still spinnin'.....
 
Stealthammer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Whitestown, IN
Posts: 1,208

Bikes: Fisher Opie freeride/urban assault MTB, Redline Monocog 29er MTB, Serrota T-Max Commuter, Klein Rascal SS, Salsa Campion Road bike, Pake Rum Runner FG/SS Road bike, Cannondale Synapse Road bike, Santana Arriva Road Tandem, and others....

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I did a 8 mile loop on the FG over rolling hills while Apache had his breakfast and played in his room for a bit, then the two of us grabbed the Opie and rode into Zionsville to checkout the Farmer's Market. I actually broke one of my cardinal rules though and rode the last three miles on a sidewalk because there is just no margin avalable and we were causing many of the drivers a great deal of trouble as they had to pass us one car at a time even though they were coming from both directions. We scored some awesome Habenaro, Jalapeno, and Bell Peppers and some killer Jalapeno cheeses, as well as some other produce and baked goods, and then we stopped to get a Gyro at this tiny little market. With sandwich and a bottle of water in hand we roda out to Lion's Park where I scarfed down the Gyro and he climbed up about 40-45 feet in a tree. After an hour or so we headed home through the backroads at a leisurely pace and just enjoyed the beautiful day.

I probably only got in about 40-45 miles total but I really enjoyed the leisurely pace of the second ride, and the time hanging out with the bird.
Stealthammer is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 05:50 AM
  #9291  
Senior Member
 
Bikey Mikey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Newport News, VA USA
Posts: 3,325

Bikes: Diamondback Edgewood LX; Giant Defy 1

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
40.4 miles this morning in 2 hours 12.5 minutes.

Wonderful thing about starting at 5AM is there's no traffic to even bother mentioning--especially on a Sunday.
Bikey Mikey is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 09:19 AM
  #9292  
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,392

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 910 Post(s)
Liked 288 Times in 158 Posts
49 miles this morning. Perfect weather, 60 to 70f. calm air and partly cloudy skies.

https://connect.garmin.com/activity/212408062
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 11:13 AM
  #9293  
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
No rain this morning, so the wife and I headed for the MUP to find the parking lot almost full at 7:00 AM. Lots and lots of people there today because of the all day rain we had yesterday. Not a very fast ride today, due to the crowd and some flooding, but I did get in my 30 miles with a not so bad of a time of just at two hours.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 11:57 AM
  #9294  
Senior Member
 
k7baixo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PHX AZ
Posts: 505

Bikes: Bacchetta CA2.0

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Great ride with the Phoenix Metro BC yesterday. About 40 miles plus another 26 total to/from the starting point. The main lead group started with about 20 riders and at at the end, there were only 6-7 left. The heat, the humidity and the pace made for a wicked filter. I was sooooo thankful with we hit the breakfast stop at the end of the ride itself.

k7baixo is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 02:43 PM
  #9295  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Malvern, Pa.
Posts: 439

Bikes: Trek Pilot 5.9

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I did a solo metric century (100 km, or 63 miles) today. I am very pleased with how my cycling fitness has progressed. In May, I rode in an organized metric century and was wiped out by the end. Today, I was only mildly tired. I could have ridden quite a bit further.

I have signed up for a true century ride in September, so I am increasing the length of my long Sunday ride every week. If today's ride is any indication, I think I should be prepared for a century.
Banded Krait is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 02:46 PM
  #9296  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 60
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
7.5 miles yesterday, 7.5 miles today.
RaymondK43 is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 03:00 PM
  #9297  
Semper Fi
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 12,942
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1172 Post(s)
Liked 358 Times in 241 Posts
I got in a nice ride this afternoon. Thunderstorms were early today so things were only wet with no rain or wind, save a slight head wind on the west bound sections. Temps were very mild when I rode, 78*F and moderate humidity. Held a moderate effort and was spinning the cranks.

Bill
__________________
Semper Fi, USMC, 1975-1977

I Can Do All Things Through Him, Who Gives Me Strength. Philippians 4:13


qcpmsame is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 03:14 PM
  #9298  
Senior Member
 
Mort Canard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I did what was billed as a 3/4 century today. Actual length 72 miles and it took me just under 5 hours actual elapsed time including stops. The ride started off at a nice cool 64 deg. F and never got much higher than the low 80s. After all of the excess heat this summer, a mild chill in the air at the start was most welcome. This is the longest ride of my 50+ cycling career and right now my legs feel pretty shredded. I will probably go out this evening for a quick spin around the neighborhood at a high cadence just to make sure that the kinks are all worked out. Still a lot of fun.
Mort Canard is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 03:22 PM
  #9299  
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,392

Bikes: Ridley Helium SLX, Canyon Endurance SL, De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Schwinn Paramount (1 painted, 1 chrome), Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 910 Post(s)
Liked 288 Times in 158 Posts
Originally Posted by Mort Canard
I did what was billed as a 3/4 century today. Actual length 72 miles and it took me just under 5 hours actual elapsed time including stops. The ride started off at a nice cool 64 deg. F and never got much higher than the low 80s. After all of the excess heat this summer, a mild chill in the air at the start was most welcome. This is the longest ride of my 50+ cycling career and right now my legs feel pretty shredded. I will probably go out this evening for a quick spin around the neighborhood at a high cadence just to make sure that the kinks are all worked out. Still a lot of fun.
Congrats!
__________________
When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 08-19-12, 03:26 PM
  #9300  
Senior Member
 
Mort Canard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 650
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Barrettscv
Congrats!
Thank you! Thank you!
Mort Canard 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.