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 02-23-10, 10:45 PM
  #2051  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 4,260
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Originally Posted by JanMM
Spectacular pics.
Not too many fjords here in the American Heartland!
I thought they were assembled in Dearborn.
cranky old dude is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 01:34 PM
  #2052  
Senior Member
 
wrafl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Burbs of Chicago
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
31 miles temp in the 20's, cloudy day with wind from the NW at times gusting to 18MPH. The sun is making an attempt to break through the low clouds but not today.
wrafl is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 06:33 PM
  #2053  
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
Originally Posted by cranky old dude
I thought they were assembled in Dearborn.
The '97 fjord Escort we used to have was hecho en mexico.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 06:35 PM
  #2054  
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
A whopping 5 miles after work yesterday - clear streets, mid-30's, no precipitation. Took the LWB V3 out and really enjoyed the ride.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 06:59 PM
  #2055  
Old Fogy
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Murray, Utah
Posts: 1,225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
One hour on the trainer, while watching Ellen on the boob tube. Forty degrees and sprinkling outside. Rode a bit yesterday, what I thought was a cool breeze turned out to be a bitter cold wind, once I got on the bike. I HATE WINTER!!!!
waldowales is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 07:28 PM
  #2056  
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 25,219
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8243 Post(s)
Liked 8,951 Times in 4,442 Posts
Took the mtb out for 1.5 hours on the road. First time out of the house since last Friday. 4 days down with some flu crap. Took the week off work, best vacation ever. Matbe I'll get a long road ride in tomorrow.
big john is offline  
Old 02-24-10, 08:59 PM
  #2057  
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Posts: 5,804

Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Two hour trainer class tonight. I was reflecting, on the way home, about how much I've been riding lately. In the past 7 days I have spent 11.75 hours on a bike. It's been 13 weeks since the ankle fusion surgery, I'm officially back! Next I have to catch up with the guys who didn't take a couple months off.
Allegheny Jet is offline  
Old 02-25-10, 03:19 PM
  #2058  
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 2,071

Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
February 25, yes, another beautiful day and I am lovin it.
Temp in the mid 40s when I left before noon. Rode 30+ miles. Wind was out of the NNW @ 20/28. It was a beautiful Florida day. it just doesn't get any better than this......

30.77 (s)miles today
424.23 (s)miles this month
1010.06 (s)miles this year
33 ride days TY vs 31 ride days LY
6489 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
266 miles ahead of this date last year

kjc9640 is offline  
Old 02-25-10, 03:26 PM
  #2059  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 730

Bikes: 1976 Apollo Mk IV, mid-'80s Miyata touring bike, mid-'80s Miyata mtn bike, 2007 Trek 6500 mtn bike, 2008 Trek Madone 5.2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by big john
Took the mtb out for 1.5 hours on the road. First time out of the house since last Friday. 4 days down with some flu crap. Took the week off work, best vacation ever. Matbe I'll get a long road ride in tomorrow.
Wow! You have green snow. I've never seen that before
Cone Wrench is offline  
Old 02-26-10, 12:33 PM
  #2060  
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 2,071

Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
February 26, yes, another beautiful but cold day and I am lovin it.
Temp in the low 40s when I left before noon. Rode 20+ miles and had my second meeting with the Parks and Recreation Dept. Wind was out of the NNW @ 6/10 so it was no factor. It was a beautiful Florida day. Not a cloud in the sky......
I don't like 20 mile rides so I might try for another 20 later to make it a 40 mile day. I have got to step it up as I am only tracking at a 6300 mile year so far.

20.51 (s)miles today
444.74 (s)miles this month
1030.60 (s)miles this year
34 ride days TY vs 32 ride days LY
6469 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
267 miles ahead of this date last year


kjc9640 is offline  
Old 02-26-10, 02:04 PM
  #2061  
Senior Member
 
wrafl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Burbs of Chicago
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
20.2 miles with temp in low to mid 20's, with the wind it felt like the temps were in the teens despite the sun out.
wrafl is offline  
Old 02-26-10, 09:00 PM
  #2062  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Brooklyn NY
Posts: 7,713

Bikes: Kuota Kredo/Chorus, Trek 7000 commuter, Trek 8000 MTB and a few others

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked 459 Times in 361 Posts
18" of snow today. No thanks.
zacster is offline  
Old 02-26-10, 09:13 PM
  #2063  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Broad Brook CT
Posts: 549

Bikes: jamis 2002 komodo, univega aplina uno, miele toscana 300, 1972 puch brigadier, Marin Sausalito

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 17 Times in 12 Posts
14 miles in the snow today, dabbed a foot on a off road short cut water crossing and arrived home with a wet foot.
dr1445 is offline  
Old 02-28-10, 04:32 PM
  #2064  
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
Longest ride of the New Year: 20 miles - with the Temp flirting with 40F, dry roads.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 02-28-10, 05:31 PM
  #2065  
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 2,071

Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
February 28, yes, another beautiful day and I am lovin it.
Temp in the mid 50s when I left about noon. Rode 33+ miles. Wind was out of the W @ 16 so it was a bit of a cross wind. It was a beautiful Florida day. Not a cloud in the sky......
I have got to step it up as I am only tracking at a 6384 mile year so far.

33.41 (s)miles today
478.15 (s)miles this month
1064.01 (s)miles this year
35 ride days TY vs 33 ride days LY
6435 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
261 miles ahead of this date last year


kjc9640 is offline  
Old 02-28-10, 05:34 PM
  #2066  
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

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 910 Post(s)
Liked 288 Times in 158 Posts
24 miles with Bob & Michael. Mostly dry roads w/ temps in the mid thirties.

We compaired our tenure as married men. 2, 25 and 48 years!
Barrettscv is offline  
Old 02-28-10, 06:20 PM
  #2067  
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 finally got back out on the bike after a week of laying off due to heavy sinus pressure and cold symptoms. It was sunny and mid 50s, but the wind was blowing. I planned my route to be mostly headwind in the first half and mostly tailwind later. The plan worked out pretty well and I put in 50 miles on the Casseroll (Butternut).
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 02-28-10, 06:30 PM
  #2068  
Senior Member
 
wrafl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Western Burbs of Chicago
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
25.4 miles this morning temps in the 30's but no sunshine. When the flurries started I decided to head home but it was a false alarm.
wrafl is offline  
Old 03-01-10, 07:05 AM
  #2069  
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Posts: 5,804

Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
My Sunday ride was 2.5 hours on knobby tires over slushy wet roads with some sleet thrown in to make it interesting.
Allegheny Jet is offline  
Old 03-01-10, 02:43 PM
  #2070  
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 2,071

Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
March 1, yes, another absolute beautiful day and I am loving it.
Temp in the high 50s when I left about 11AM. Rode 28+ miles. Wind was out of the SSE @ 6 so it was no factor. Stopped at The Out Spoken Bike Shop in Lake Mary and had a new freewheel and chain installed. It was a beautiful Florida day. Not a cloud in the sky......
I have got to step it up as I am only tracking at a 6384 mile year so far.

28.27 (s)miles today
28.27 (s)miles this month
1092.28 (s)miles this year
36 ride days TY vs 33 ride days LY
6407 miles needed to hit 2010 goal (7500 miles)
289 miles ahead of this date last year



Last edited by kjc9640; 03-01-10 at 02:48 PM.
kjc9640 is offline  
Old 03-01-10, 07:00 PM
  #2071  
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
18 miles after work. Looking forward to Daylight Saving Time in a couple of weeks so that can be more like 30 to 40 miles.
BluesDawg is offline  
Old 03-02-10, 06:23 PM
  #2072  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New England
Posts: 1,001

Bikes: Trek 1.1

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 2 Posts
26 miles along the coast of Maine. Lots of big pine trees down from recent storm. One of my favorite maples split down the middle.
Sculptor7 is offline  
Old 03-03-10, 07:52 AM
  #2073  
Senior Member
 
Allegheny Jet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Medina, OH
Posts: 5,804

Bikes: confidential infromation that I don't even share with my wife

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Last night's workout was supposed to be outside but I chickened out and rode indoors because it was dark and 30 degrees when I got home from work. I don't mind riding in the dark but don't trust my judgment for cadence and HR zone. Spent 2 sweaty hours on the rollers and trainer. First 30 minutes was a warmup on the rollers @ 105 rpm then went on the trainer for a Z3 interval @ 95-100 rpm for 1.5 hours. It was a breakthrough workout for me after the ankle fusion. I feel back up to speed and am riding without limitations, concerns or guilt.
Allegheny Jet is offline  
Old 03-03-10, 07:44 PM
  #2074  
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
10 miles after work today. I, too, am looking forward to Springing Forward this weekend..........supposed to be toasty up to 50! And dry!


Spring Forward NOT this weekend
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

Last edited by JanMM; 03-07-10 at 09:05 AM.
JanMM is offline  
Old 03-04-10, 02:06 PM
  #2075  
Slo Spoke Jim
 
kjc9640's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL
Posts: 2,071

Bikes: 1982 Raleigh road bike & love it

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
6%20Tina%20%20&%20The%20Fat%20Lady.jpg1%20Tina%20%20&%20The%20Fat%20Lady.jpg14%20Tina%20%20&%20The%20Fat%20Lady.jpg7%20Tina%20%20&%20The%20Fat%20Lady.jpg11%20Tina%20%20&%20The%20Fat%20Lady.jpg12%20Tina%20%20&%20The%20Fat%20Lady.jpg

The Baroque World Of Fernando Botero

Feb. 2, a very cold windy evening 20 mile ride through downtown St. Pete with SloSpoke Tina. We made a quick stop at the art museum that is featuring some sculptor who's name I can't pronounce. I think he had a thing for large women.

Last edited by kjc9640; 03-04-10 at 02:13 PM.
kjc9640 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.