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 11-02-16, 06:46 PM
  #19576  
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
A nice and breezy 40 miles this morning with my buddy Steve. Got about 14 miles into the ride and Steve blows out a tube. Had to use one of my Co2 canisters after he went through two of his trying to inflate the tube. Limped back to the cars and then I took off and finished a 40 mile ride solo.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 11-02-16, 06:54 PM
  #19577  
Lucille
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 133 Post(s)
Liked 65 Times in 35 Posts
3 miles on my tricycle after putting the new wheel on all by myself. Then got too busy to ride my bike in the afternoon.
Lucillle is offline  
Old 11-02-16, 08:38 PM
  #19578  
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 347 Times in 226 Posts
Holy cow! Biked to work today in shorts on November 2! 78F this afternoon on the ride home! 20 miles.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 11-03-16, 10:07 AM
  #19579  
Lucille
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 449
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 133 Post(s)
Liked 65 Times in 35 Posts
3 miles on the tricycle, 6 miles on the bicycle. Everyone else here is riding way more miles than me, but I've resolved to try to add a little onto my ride miles each day if I can, and build myself up to longer rides.
Lucillle is offline  
Old 11-03-16, 10:35 AM
  #19580  
Senior Member
 
47p2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Scotland
Posts: 183

Bikes: N+1+1+1+1+1 etc

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 36 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Absolutely nothing today, my total for the last 7 days is 198.7 miles and with the weather now wet and the sunshine gone I decided that rule#5 could be allowed a day's grace.
47p2 is offline  
Old 11-03-16, 02:17 PM
  #19581  
Author Guy
 
Greybeard712's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 1,015

Bikes: 2012 Roubaix Pro, 2011 Roubaix Expert, 2006 Tarmac S-Works

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by wthensler
I run Gatorskins on my Giant, and I could not get the darn thing on correctly after a flat (23mm), and felt vindicated when I took it to a dealer and he messed with it for over an hour! I'm not sold on embedded steel ends.
Gatorskins are probably the best all-around protection in bicycle tires, but I don't like them. Too heavy, too much rolling resistance. I might use them on a serious off-road MTB, but not on a road bike.
I've found that the Continental GP 4000 ($40ea. made in Germany) are the best tires I've ever used. Good protection without sacrificing weight, low rolling resistance (12.2w), and long wearing. Highly rated.
On my older Tarmac (2006) I have a set of Continental Ultra Sport II tires, a made-in-Taiwan clone of the GP 4000. (A little less protection, 14.3w rolling resistance) Good tires for half the price ($16.50ea.), but not as good as the GP 4000. Just FYI.

18.6 miles today on the Tarmac SL3. Nice enough in the sun but pretty cold in the shade.

2016: 4,476m (7203k) Total: 14,079m (22,658k)· Tarmac SW SL3 460m (740k)


The world record for the most candles ever put on a birthday cake was 50,151.
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 11-03-16, 02:45 PM
  #19582  
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
Another windy 40 mile ride; this time solo. Got a late start so the wind was already starting to pick up and it just kept getting stronger as the morning went along. Didn't feel like fighting the wind today so it was a fairly easy paced ride.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 11-03-16, 03:46 PM
  #19583  
Senior Member
 
DaveQ24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 831

Bikes: Enough plus 1

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 364 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
I'll jump into this thread. I rode ... but I really didn't ride in the way I'm used to ... I rode my brand new from the clearance section 2015 Haibike full suspension pedal-assist ebike.

While it was awesome fun ... I quickly had the thought "dude, this is NOT why you ride".

Not much exercise in it, setting it on "Turbo" and pedaling off. However ... it's primary intention is to allow me to finally bike commute part of the time to work ... without working up a sweat.

But, for the regular rides, back to the regular bikes for me.

I could get so spoiled and lazy so fast with that bike!
DaveQ24 is offline  
Old 11-03-16, 04:41 PM
  #19584  
Senior Member
 
wthensler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Gatorland and BlueRidge heaven
Posts: 774

Bikes: 2021 Trek Domane SLR 7, 2012 Giant Defy 0, 2012 Trek Domane 6.2 P1, Bianchi Infinito CV disc Di2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 212 Post(s)
Liked 1,000 Times in 250 Posts
Last ride of the week in FL, 30+ windy miles, for a total of just under 200 for six days of riding. Except for Sunday, all were spirited rides with good effort and pace, even in the wind.

No chance for a spin tomorrow, but then I'll be in VA mountains again for four good days in the hills.
wthensler is offline  
Old 11-03-16, 06:11 PM
  #19585  
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 3,982

Bikes: TRIMMED DOWN THE HERD

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1090 Post(s)
Liked 934 Times in 599 Posts
A shakedown 6 mile ride for the bike I just refurbished.
2cam16 is offline  
Old 11-03-16, 07:14 PM
  #19586  
Senior Member
 
Ronno6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Deep South
Posts: 1,335

Bikes: Cannondale SR's and ST's from the '80's

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 340 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 46 Times in 20 Posts
24.3miles today with Ivan later in the afternoon.
Feel like I've been run over by a Rayco roller........
Ronno6 is offline  
Old 11-04-16, 03:49 AM
  #19587  
What happened?
 
Rollfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Around here somewhere
Posts: 7,927

Bikes: 3 Rollfasts, 3 Schwinns, a Shelby and a Higgins Flightliner in a pear tree!

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1835 Post(s)
Liked 292 Times in 255 Posts
That's better than being hooked on cheap fishing line with a crappy old Zebco reel.
__________________
I don't know nothing, and I memorized it in school and got this here paper I'm proud of to show it.
Rollfast is offline  
Old 11-04-16, 03:51 AM
  #19588  
What happened?
 
Rollfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Around here somewhere
Posts: 7,927

Bikes: 3 Rollfasts, 3 Schwinns, a Shelby and a Higgins Flightliner in a pear tree!

Mentioned: 57 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1835 Post(s)
Liked 292 Times in 255 Posts
I took Rosa out to pay bills and buy her nuts and bolts. True Value Hardware is her jewelry store.
__________________
I don't know nothing, and I memorized it in school and got this here paper I'm proud of to show it.
Rollfast is offline  
Old 11-04-16, 01:53 PM
  #19589  
Author Guy
 
Greybeard712's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 1,015

Bikes: 2012 Roubaix Pro, 2011 Roubaix Expert, 2006 Tarmac S-Works

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
20.7 miles on the Tarmac SL. Cold in the morning (40°) but mostly sunny and no wind.

2016: 4,476m (7237k) Total: 14,118m (22,721k)· Tarmac SL 744m (1197k)





Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso is the full name of famous painter Pablo Picasso
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 11-04-16, 02:31 PM
  #19590  
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
Finally a morning with very manageable winds. Hoping to get on the loop and get a really nice paced ride. But wait! We had a local elementary school select today to have their bike-a-thon and picnic so there was around 100 kids, parents and teachers at the park this morning. They were pretty spread out along the loop so doing any kind of speed would have been very unsafe. Even Amanda had to drop her speed from her normal 20+ to around 12 mph. Good thing we have the subdivision as part of our route. 40 total miles for the day.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 11-04-16, 07:16 PM
  #19591  
Full Member
 
mort1369's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Bullhead City, AZ
Posts: 227

Bikes: Raleigh USA Technium Olympian, Kona Hahanna single-speed, FUJI Espree Three Speed Fixie, Trek 720 hybrid/bike of burden, Trek 1200 ZX 'Superleggera' project, Trek 400 fixie, Cove G-Spot double-boinger. .

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 87 Post(s)
Liked 107 Times in 62 Posts
Rode to the Fast Past Car Show at the Golden Nugget Laughlin, just got back.
mort1369 is offline  
Old 11-04-16, 07:29 PM
  #19592  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 7

Bikes: 2004 Cannondale CAAD5 R700 and a 2005 Litespeed Vortex

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
…Awoke to a cool 45 degrees this morning, with an abundance of bright sunshine. Almost perfect riding weather.
The cooler weather effects my asthma a bit, resulting in a 1mph slower average speed today of 14.6mph for a 31 mile ride. Still able to get out to ride 100+ miles per week. When the temps fall below 45 deg., I suffer the stationary bike at the spa.
LS05 is offline  
Old 11-04-16, 08:01 PM
  #19593  
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 347 Times in 226 Posts
50F in the AM and low 60's in the PM for a very nice November bike commute. 20 miles.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 11-04-16, 11:31 PM
  #19594  
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,516

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 199 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4559 Post(s)
Liked 2,802 Times in 1,800 Posts
41 miles Friday evening, including a group ride and the ride to and from. Overcast, cool but very comfortable, just a wee bit of mist but not quite rain heading home. Felt great, best I've felt since oral surgery a couple of weeks ago and antibiotics to knock out an infection that had wiped me out for weeks.
canklecat is offline  
Old 11-05-16, 04:08 AM
  #19595  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,609

Bikes: Day6 Semi Recumbent "FIREBALL", 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1064 Post(s)
Liked 777 Times in 501 Posts
81 miles on Thursday with many of them into a fairly constant wind. Started to feel a thump-thump so a tire check was done and found the tire off the rim on both sides. After remounting it was slow going pumping and checking and pumping and checking and.....had to stop at 40psi a far cry from the 90psi normally run otherwise the tire started to come off again. The last 18 miles home were sloooooow.

Started at 3AM today for a pre-ride ride. 30 miles on the hybrid and now it's off on the touring Paramount for 70 additional miles.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 11-05-16, 12:42 PM
  #19596  
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
Today's 40 solo miles felt like riding in a wind tunnel. I was less tired on last Saturday's 80 mile ride with 2/3 of the route going through hills and rollers than I was on today's ride. There were a few pauses in the wind for which I took full advantage of and got some decent speed and a few miles of tailwinds where I also got some sprinting in. Looking at tomorrow's forecast, it doesn't look as if the winds are going to change.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 11-05-16, 01:25 PM
  #19597  
Author Guy
 
Greybeard712's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Sparks, NV
Posts: 1,015

Bikes: 2012 Roubaix Pro, 2011 Roubaix Expert, 2006 Tarmac S-Works

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 48 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
22.8 miles on the Roubaix. I have enough winter cycling clothing (thank you ebay) that the cold doesn't bother me.
Added the loop route I used to take and remembered why I don't do that anymore. 3 busy streets to cross (3 minute lights), horrible path surface, even the one that was repaved this year but it's all washboard. Amateurs!

2016: 4,520m (7274k) Total: 14,141m (22,757k)· Roubaix SL3 Ex 1540m (2478k) / 4072m (6553k)





The man who invented the Frisbee was cremated and made into Frisbees after he died.
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 11-05-16, 02:35 PM
  #19598  
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 20,430

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 178 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5885 Post(s)
Liked 3,468 Times in 2,078 Posts
35 miles on the MUP out to the marina on saylorville lake and back. The ride has its share of rollers. The weather was gorgeous as the weather was in the low 60s. There were very few people since the MUP is supposedly closed off because of construction and the arrival of fall. It's easy enough to get around the few barricades. I'm really digging the Lezyne Super GPS I picked up recently.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_0724.jpg (100.0 KB, 36 views)
bikemig is offline  
Old 11-05-16, 05:49 PM
  #19599  
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 347 Times in 226 Posts
20 miles on the ti V3 this afternoon. Very mild weather and smooth roads for the most part, with several miles of nice rollers.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 11-05-16, 05:53 PM
  #19600  
Super Moderator
 
making's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Greenwood Indiana
Posts: 2,805

Bikes: Surly Crosscheck

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1542 Post(s)
Liked 868 Times in 521 Posts
absolute beautiful ride to work. 67F just a nice ride.
__________________
Good Night Chesty, Wherever You Are
making 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.