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 09-20-12, 03:38 PM
  #9651  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Victoria, B.C. Canada
Posts: 304

Bikes: Trek 7.3 WSD

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Did a quick 21.5km before I head to work tonight...It's a great day for riding along the waterfront. One of the last cruise ships of the season was in port and lots of people out walking along the waterfront scenic walk.
Karen
islandseas is offline  
Old 09-20-12, 05:56 PM
  #9652  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 727

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

Liked 142 Times in 41 Posts
Once again my 26 year old son beat me into a pulp. 60 miler from Johnstown, Ohio to almost Frazeysburg, Ohio. Very nice path, rails to trails type of path. Goofed around in Newark for a bit. Got an up close look at this, https://innovativebuildings.net/wp-co...t_building.jpg

Averaged 17 mph.
look566 rider is offline  
Old 09-20-12, 06:05 PM
  #9653  
Senior Member
 
Mort Canard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 650
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Just my usual urban bike path route for 18 miles. I've been off the bike for three days and I thought I should stretch the legs before the weekend's rides.
Mort Canard is offline  
Old 09-20-12, 09:16 PM
  #9654  
West Coast Weenie
 
Esteban58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sunnyvale, CA.
Posts: 639

Bikes: 2013 Caletti, Trek 7500 fx

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Did what's becoming my 'usual 20'... Worried about what I'll do as we lose the light here... What do others do, just ride in the dark and tough it out?
Esteban58 is offline  
Old 09-21-12, 05:48 AM
  #9655  
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

Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
42 miles starting at 05:00, 56F and ending lower at 54F. Passed a group that I see every Mon, Wed, and Fri--I was wearing leg warmers and a long sleeve jersey and they were in just shorts and short sleeve jerseys, seems a tad chilly for just that. One may ask, "why don't I do the group on Mon, Wed, Fri?" Well, they don't start until 06:30 and I start usually between 04:30~05:30--they only go 22 miles and I do 6 days between 30 and 40 miles, usually 34 is the least. Also, I'm not sure I wouldn't get dropped. That group is pretty fast.
Bikey Mikey is offline  
Old 09-21-12, 11:54 AM
  #9656  
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

Liked 122 Times in 85 Posts
Got in my usual 30 miles today on a nice and cool morning with an overcast the entire ride. Perfect riding weather. Let's hope it stays that way over the weekend. On charity ride tomorrow and a group ride scheduled for Sunday.

Originally Posted by Bikey Mikey
42 miles starting at 05:00, 56F and ending lower at 54F. Passed a group that I see every Mon, Wed, and Fri--I was wearing leg warmers and a long sleeve jersey and they were in just shorts and short sleeve jerseys, seems a tad chilly for just that. One may ask, "why don't I do the group on Mon, Wed, Fri?" Well, they don't start until 06:30 and I start usually between 04:30~05:30--they only go 22 miles and I do 6 days between 30 and 40 miles, usually 34 is the least. Also, I'm not sure I wouldn't get dropped. That group is pretty fast.
What time do you go to bed in order to get up that early every morning? I wake up around that time, but it's bladder related. My wife thinks I'm nuts for getting up at 6:00 AM, but since she retired, she has to, as well, if she wants to go riding in the mornings.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 09-21-12, 03:31 PM
  #9657  
Senior Member
 
bjjoondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 2,116

Bikes: 2011 ICE Sprint Special Edition

Liked 101 Times in 66 Posts
23 miles, stopped in Downtown Colorado Springs as they were doing a "24 hr." Better Block presentation, where they are taking area downtown and making it easier access for Peds and Bicyclist. It's a live demonstartion with false divders, plant's, trees, etc. It has a actual "bicycle valet" for parking, pretty nice, wouldn't mind seeing it become reality!
__________________
Take Care, Ride Safe, have FUN! :)
Jo: 2009 ICE Trice T
BJ: 2011 ICE Sprint Special Edition









bjjoondo is offline  
Old 09-21-12, 05:57 PM
  #9658  
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

Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by John_V
...What time do you go to bed in order to get up that early every morning? I wake up around that time, but it's bladder related. My wife thinks I'm nuts for getting up at 6:00 AM, but since she retired, she has to, as well, if she wants to go riding in the mornings.
I usually start getting ready for bed between 21:00~22:00(9PM~10PM for those who don't like International/Military time)--asleep by 21:30 if I start getting ready by 21:00 or asleep by 22:20 if I start getting ready by 22:00. I like riding that early(between 04:30~05:30) since there is little to no traffic on the back roads I ride. The other day, the roads were still quite wet from overnight rain and the prediction was for 85% chance around the time I'd be in the middle of a ride...so I slept in and didn't start until about 09:00--much more traffic to deal with and the parking lot in the shopping strip mall where I turn on part of the loop was nearly full whereas when I do my rides really early, the lot is clear(duh).

Last edited by Bikey Mikey; 09-21-12 at 06:08 PM.
Bikey Mikey is offline  
Old 09-21-12, 08:27 PM
  #9659  
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Posts: 4,146
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I've been doing more hiking lately (25 miles this week) than biking but managed to get out for a short ride to check the new quarq pm on the Tarmac. I really couldn't notice the extra 100g the quarq added to the bike but I did notice the 5# I picked up around my midsection over the late summer.
BikeWNC is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 10:44 AM
  #9660  
Senior Member
 
Mort Canard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Kansas
Posts: 650
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
I put in 30 miles this morning with the early risers group out of one of the local bike shops. Good pace and good mix of riders.
Mort Canard is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 10:47 AM
  #9661  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dunwoody GA
Posts: 174

Bikes: Cannondale Synapse

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes.
twentysomething is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 12:27 PM
  #9662  
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 8,373

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Liked 2,434 Times in 1,187 Posts
I did 52 miles today and resisted going into the bakery during the stop.

I need to watch my girlish figure.

GlennR is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 01:35 PM
  #9663  
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

Liked 122 Times in 85 Posts
50K charity ride this morning. Great ride until I got cut off while being passed in the bike lane and pushed into a decorative pebble bed. Bikes fall pretty damn fast when hitting pebble beds at 22 mph. Road rash on the left hip, thigh and forearm. Scratched up the left shifter paddles but other than that the bike seems to be OK. I don't think the guy that cut me off has done very many group or club rides. I did take the bike to the LBS to have it checked out. I think I'll take a few days off the bike so the road rash can heal.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 02:20 PM
  #9664  
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 8,373

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Liked 2,434 Times in 1,187 Posts
Glad you're not badly hurt.

Group ride can be dicey and I generally ride alone due to a few not as bad experiences.
GlennR is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 02:36 PM
  #9665  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,217

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

Liked 349 Times in 227 Posts
Ouch! A variety of wound care products are available at drug stores to help you heal and get back on the bike soon.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 02:37 PM
  #9666  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,217

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

Liked 349 Times in 227 Posts
Ten mile tandem ride this morning. Nice tailwind on parts of the ride back.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 05:10 PM
  #9667  
Senior Member
 
bjjoondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 2,116

Bikes: 2011 ICE Sprint Special Edition

Liked 101 Times in 66 Posts
Well I did a RT of 5.25 miles, I had to go out and get our new, "Winter Fitness Bike"!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
DSCF00111.jpg (104.3 KB, 8 views)
__________________
Take Care, Ride Safe, have FUN! :)
Jo: 2009 ICE Trice T
BJ: 2011 ICE Sprint Special Edition









bjjoondo is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 05:16 PM
  #9668  
West Coast Weenie
 
Esteban58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Sunnyvale, CA.
Posts: 639

Bikes: 2013 Caletti, Trek 7500 fx

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
32.5 today, new route, very scenic, more climbing than I expected but I handled it ok.
i vaguely remember riding this about 27 years ago with a lot more lan.
Esteban58 is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 07:53 PM
  #9669  
Member
 
Datsun Nut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Riverside -SoCAL
Posts: 37

Bikes: My fun bike is my 2011 Diamondback Outlook, Mountain Bike with Hybird tires (26x1.5) I also have a 1965 Sears 3 Speed Cruiser in great condition, my wife has a Huffy - My +1 is a 26" Shimano Folding Bicycle Mountain Bike

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I only did a 10 miler this morning. I usually head out about 5:45am and do 15 miles but the wife set today aside for a Garage Sale and insisted I be ready to move things out side by 7AM. So 10 miles and showered and went to work. Been off the bike for a few day and really wanted to ride. Tomorrow I head for a 50 mile ride. First big ride in 15 years. I am very excited!
Datsun Nut is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 09:37 PM
  #9670  
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Posts: 4,146
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Yes, I rode today. 28 miles with 1700' of climbing in 1:53 ride time. 15mph at 199w NP.
BikeWNC is offline  
Old 09-22-12, 11:07 PM
  #9671  
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

Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Yes. I would've repeated this 2 or 3 times but when I discovered I'd left my saddlebag at home, I skedaddled back. Color me risk-averse.
Red Rider is offline  
Old 09-23-12, 06:34 AM
  #9672  
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

Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
45 miles this am.
Bikey Mikey is offline  
Old 09-23-12, 12:34 PM
  #9673  
Climbing Above It All
 
BikeWNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Basking in the Sun.
Posts: 4,146
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
NealH and I rode 44.5 miles this morning. We questioned the decision to start on top of the mountain and finish with the climb instead of starting down in the valley. When we got to where we usually start it was 45 and blowing 15mph. So cool. But after a few miles it was great. We had 3850' of climbing on the loop under perfect clear Fall skies. The trees were turning at the highest elevations making the views even more spectacular. I love this loop, with about 30 of the over 44 miles either in National Park or National Forest. We took our time today (about all I can do these days) and rode in 3:26 ride time. I had 1914 Kj of work on this route which proves my extra weight not only makes me slower but makes me do more work. Fun day.
BikeWNC is offline  
Old 09-23-12, 03:37 PM
  #9674  
Senior Member
 
bjjoondo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Posts: 2,116

Bikes: 2011 ICE Sprint Special Edition

Liked 101 Times in 66 Posts
23 miles with the wife, on our what seems to become, normal, route via streets and trails to Manitou Springs and back. Stopped for a lemonaid at a little Mom and Pop drive in place. The temp was high 85 degrees but there was a "cool" wind blowing around and making leaves fly, sadly winter is on the way as we have VERY short fall seasons here.
__________________
Take Care, Ride Safe, have FUN! :)
Jo: 2009 ICE Trice T
BJ: 2011 ICE Sprint Special Edition









bjjoondo is offline  
Old 09-23-12, 03:43 PM
  #9675  
Have bike, will travel
 
Barrettscv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Posts: 12,284

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

Liked 290 Times in 160 Posts
21 miles today. I slept in and missed a riding event, the North Shore Century. I did enjoy the food and party afterwords.
__________________
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  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

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