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 03-25-17, 12:42 AM
  #20251  
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 John_V
...Having that low a profile and watching other riders struggle in the wind made me glad I opted to ride the trike.
I can relate. Wind and rain today so I took the trike out. That lower profile makes a big difference. First time I've ridden it since last Nov, only put 232 miles on the trike last year (I have it up for sale on CL and ebay).

I managed to go between drizzles, parts of the bike path are still flooded and the forestry guys are still cleaning out the tree cutting debris so only 5.8 miles (9.3k). I spent as much time prepping the trike and getting to the bike path as I did on the road. But at least I got a ride in.

2017: 838m(1,348k)Total: 15,826m (25,470k

Last edited by Greybeard712; 03-25-17 at 01:31 PM.
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 03-25-17, 01:30 AM
  #20252  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,577

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: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1051 Post(s)
Liked 751 Times in 486 Posts
Got in a whopping 3 hours of good sleep so getting ready for a 0345 departure for some quiet, early AM bicycling miles. ciao for now

Round 1 done being slow and easy, not much wind, 32 miles. Off to the LBS ride now and maybe another 65 miles.

Last edited by OldTryGuy; 03-25-17 at 05:30 AM.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 03-25-17, 09:12 AM
  #20253  
Senior Member
 
ButchA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Richmond, VA (West end - Henrico)
Posts: 706

Bikes: 1985 Fuji Del Rey, 25" frame, 12 speed

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 127 Post(s)
Liked 17 Times in 12 Posts
Um, well... I tried to ride this morning, but felt an odd "whomp, whomp, whomp" type of sensation in the rear tire. I cut short the ride and only did 5.75 miles and returned home.

D'oh... I believe this photo below speaks for itself. Kenda K35 27" x 1 gumwall tire with 820 miles since new. You figure, I haven't ridden since I stored my C&V '85 Fuji away for the winter. Somehow, somewhere, during the cold months, the Kenda tire developed a bubble or split inside with the cord threads. Yikes!!!

Time to get on Amazon and order new 27" gumwall tires...

ButchA is offline  
Old 03-25-17, 11:54 AM
  #20254  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,577

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: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1051 Post(s)
Liked 751 Times in 486 Posts
Originally Posted by OldTryGuy
Got in a whopping 3 hours of good sleep so getting ready for a 0345 departure for some quiet, early AM bicycling miles. ciao for now

Round 1 done being slow and easy, not much wind, 32 miles. Off to the LBS ride now and maybe another 65 miles.
Weather forecast was for 10mph to 15mph winds to start shortly after sunrise and they were right on. Gusts knocked the bike around a bit so it was interesting. Got 37 miles with the LBS group and 32 extra for 101 miles today. Warm up for next Sunday's 168 mile Cross Florida ride.

https://spacecoastfreewheelers.com/events/xfl/


sorry about the other link ???

Last edited by OldTryGuy; 03-25-17 at 03:46 PM.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 03-25-17, 01:37 PM
  #20255  
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
21 miles (33.8k) on a mostly sunny day with moderate wind. It's officially Spring but still feels like Winter at 9AM. I felt sluggish today, must have been riding against the earth's rotation.

2017: 859m(1,382k)Total: 15,847m (25,504k)


The 2011 earthquake near Japan increased the Earth's rotation speed, shortening the day by 1.8 microseconds.
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 03-25-17, 03:14 PM
  #20256  
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
Trying to get back to doing some longer rides. The first 90 minutes were in darkness but weather was almost perfect. Sunrise was really nice. 105 miles with 6600' of hills. I have nothing for the hills. I think walking 18 holes of golf 5 days a week is keeping my weight down but robbing some leg strength.

The last 50 miles included more stops than usual just to chat with folks and grab snacks. I'm enjoying the touring mindset!
jppe is offline  
Old 03-25-17, 07:39 PM
  #20257  
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
60 miles on the Withlacoochee Trail riding the Clean Air Ride with my riding buddies Steve and Karen. Like every year, there were lots and lots of riders. Couldn't ask for better weather for a charity ride.
John_V is offline  
Old 03-25-17, 08:48 PM
  #20258  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,209

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

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 651 Post(s)
Liked 337 Times in 222 Posts
First ride this year wearing shorts today - 20 tandem miles on the Screamer. A bit windy with headwind on the way out then a little tailwind most of the way back which was really nice on a stretch of rollers, which we and our tandem always enjoy, but enjoy more with help from the wind!
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 03-26-17, 12:23 PM
  #20259  
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
Gloomy, overcast, no wind for 16.8 miles (27k). Rain and wind tomorrow, I'll probably take the day off. Doesn't seem like Spring.

2017: 876m(1,409k)Total: 15,864m (25,531k)
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 03-26-17, 01:12 PM
  #20260  
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
40 solo miles today and loved it! Winds were pretty strong from the north, so pretty much most of the ride was side and crosswinds. Legs felt great, even after yesterday's 60 mile ride.
John_V is offline  
Old 03-26-17, 03:42 PM
  #20261  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,209

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

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 651 Post(s)
Liked 337 Times in 222 Posts
rainy off and on today, but took advantage of a dry period to get in a ten mile ride on the ti bike. Rain resumed just as I returned home.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 03-26-17, 05:30 PM
  #20262  
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 29,404

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r, Marin Muirwoods 29er, Trek FX Alpha 7.0

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5181 Post(s)
Liked 3,485 Times in 2,288 Posts
got a feeling this is gonna be a looong spring

rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 03-26-17, 08:37 PM
  #20263  
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,490

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

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4542 Post(s)
Liked 2,770 Times in 1,783 Posts
Five miles before a t-storm blew in, just a test ride after cleaning and relube to check a sluggish rear derailer. Also tested transfer of data from Wahoo Fitness to Strava. Wahoo Fitness has a much larger and more visible realtime display. It seems to record all relevant data, but doesn't show it until transferred to Strava.
canklecat is offline  
Old 03-26-17, 08:41 PM
  #20264  
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 29,404

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r, Marin Muirwoods 29er, Trek FX Alpha 7.0

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5181 Post(s)
Liked 3,485 Times in 2,288 Posts
Originally Posted by canklecat
cleaning and relube a sluggish rear derailer
use chain lube? or something else?
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 03-26-17, 08:59 PM
  #20265  
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,490

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

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4542 Post(s)
Liked 2,770 Times in 1,783 Posts
Originally Posted by rumrunn6
use chain lube? or something else?
I just squirted some Tri-Flow in the pivot points and cable/housing openings to see if there was any improvement. There's some improvement but I really need to replace the ancient cables and housings -- they're probably the originals from 1992! So far I've replaced only the cable and housing for the front derailer when I replaced the balky Shimano indexed thumb shifter for a simpler Sunrace friction shifter.

I may also need to adjust that tension screw on the rear derailer that adjusts shifting speed, but also affects clearance between the pulley and largest rear sprocket. I adjusted it a few months ago and it's tricky -- if I lean toward snappier shifting there's some rub between the chain/pulley and 28T rear sprocket. But I'll wait until I replace the grungy old cables and housings before messing with more adjustments.

I hadn't expected to enjoy riding gravel and the mowed grassy levees around our area so much, but it's kinda fun with this old Univega mountain bike. Gets everything dirty quicker, though.
canklecat is offline  
Old 03-27-17, 03:59 AM
  #20266  
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 29,404

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r, Marin Muirwoods 29er, Trek FX Alpha 7.0

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5181 Post(s)
Liked 3,485 Times in 2,288 Posts
Originally Posted by canklecat
tension screw on the rear derailer that adjusts shifting speed, but also affects clearance between the pulley and largest rear sprocket // enjoyed riding gravel and the mowed grassy levees around our area so much
had no idea some limiter screws affect shifting speed. is this common? & yeah something oddly fun about unpaved riding. it's a lot slower & harder but you can still get a great workout measured in time rather than miles
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 03-27-17, 04:06 AM
  #20267  
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 29,404

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r, Marin Muirwoods 29er, Trek FX Alpha 7.0

Mentioned: 112 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5181 Post(s)
Liked 3,485 Times in 2,288 Posts
Originally Posted by ButchA
gumwall tire with 820 miles since new, during the cold months, the Kenda tire developed a bubble or split inside with the cord threads. Time to get on Amazon and order new tires..
impressive you got that many miles in. probably got your money's worth cuz they aren't expensive? although many gumwalls have lasted much longer. fun to buy new tires tho!
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 03-27-17, 10:13 AM
  #20268  
Senior Member
 
ButchA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Richmond, VA (West end - Henrico)
Posts: 706

Bikes: 1985 Fuji Del Rey, 25" frame, 12 speed

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 127 Post(s)
Liked 17 Times in 12 Posts
Originally Posted by rumrunn6
impressive you got that many miles in. probably got your money's worth cuz they aren't expensive? although many gumwalls have lasted much longer. fun to buy new tires tho!
Yeah.... Those Kenda K35 gumwalls are really dirt cheap. Depending on where you look, they can be had for as little as $10 bucks a piece with free shipping! But as you can see they don't last long and can get all cracked, split, and dry rotted easily. Lesson learned....
ButchA is offline  
Old 03-27-17, 11:55 AM
  #20269  
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
Rain cleared last night so I rode 15.7 miles (25.3k) in sunshine and a cold north wind. Got a little brutal near the end.

2017: 891m(1,434k)Total: 15,880m (25,556k)
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 03-27-17, 09:06 PM
  #20270  
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,490

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

Mentioned: 197 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4542 Post(s)
Liked 2,770 Times in 1,783 Posts
28 miles Monday afternoon, enjoying the beautiful day before we're due for t-storms Tuesday-Wednesday. Legs were a bit crampy so I decided to loaf cycle after pushing it a bit harder than usual last week.
canklecat is offline  
Old 03-28-17, 11:21 AM
  #20271  
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
I guess I forgot to post yesterday's ride. Did 20 miles on the wife's trike, since she wasn't using it. Don't normally ride on Monday but I was feeling energetic.

Excellent 40 mile ride today with Jeff and Steve. Awesome weather and a morning with little to no winds.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 03-28-17, 01:44 PM
  #20272  
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
17.8 Miles (28.7k) on ye olde faithful aluminum Allez. Sunshine (but cold), very little wind, beautiful ride. Tomorrow should be similar but Thursday-Wind Rain-Blech.

2017: 909m (1,463k)Total: 15,898m (25,585k)
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 03-28-17, 02:50 PM
  #20273  
Senior Member
 
SammyJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Summerville SC
Posts: 595

Bikes: 2012 Caad 8 105; 1994 Trek 5500

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 18 Posts
16 miles on SawBranch MUP. No neck pain today!
__________________
I have NEVER regretted going on a ride;
I have often regretted not going when I could have!


I am grateful for the headwind that challenged me today!
I am grateful for the tailwind that helped me go fast!


Clydesdales and Athenas Strava Club
https://www.strava.com/clubs/clydesda...bikeforums-net
SammyJ is offline  
Old 03-28-17, 05:16 PM
  #20274  
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
I rode Sunday, Monday and today: total 113 miles in 6:17, not too bad considering the brutal winds and being worn out from our big wedding renewal Sat night. My entire collection of siblings (5) and their families showed up, which was gratifying.

Today was brutally windy on the way out, tried keeping my HR below 140, which was tough in The Gauntlet. Now that I'm home and the sun is setting, it's nice and calm!
__________________
Ride hard and ride on......
wthensler is offline  
Old 03-28-17, 08:10 PM
  #20275  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,209

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

Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 651 Post(s)
Liked 337 Times in 222 Posts
26 miles today as a Bike Commuter.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.