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 07-14-17, 10:58 AM
  #20926  
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 more miles today; 25 with my buddy and 15 solo. Hot and humid with some wind that really wasn't enough to cool you down.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 07-14-17, 01:25 PM
  #20927  
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
23.4 miles (37.7k) at a moderate pace, rarely over 15mph. Another beautiful day.

2017: 3,066m (4,934k)Total: 18,054m (29,055k)
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 07-14-17, 01:32 PM
  #20928  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Chicago North Shore
Posts: 2,329

Bikes: frankenbike based on MKM frame

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 712 Post(s)
Liked 600 Times in 369 Posts
20 miles, cold, windy, clouds forbidding. Tomorrow is predicted to be warmer and sunny, so I cut ride short today.
philbob57 is offline  
Old 07-14-17, 03:01 PM
  #20929  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Spanaway, WA
Posts: 228

Bikes: Specialized Sirrus Sport Disk, Genesis GS29

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 47 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Today's ride was 19.51 miles. Took a couple of shot next to the Lake.

Mack3601 is offline  
Old 07-14-17, 09:25 PM
  #20930  
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,500

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

Mentioned: 198 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4549 Post(s)
Liked 2,782 Times in 1,788 Posts
15 miles Friday night after wasting all day waiting for a package delivery. Relaxing ride, trying out some makeshift padding on the drop bars before ordering some proper padding. Used some mountain bike face guard bar pads, trimmed and attached to the Centurion drop bars with ace wrap and white duct tape. Worked surprisingly well, enough to persuade me to buy some proper pads. Much easier on my aching wrists and elbows, especially on chipseal.
canklecat is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 09:22 AM
  #20931  
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
40 miles on a group ride. Rolled out at 7:10, so beat most of the heat.
__________________
Ride hard and ride on......
wthensler is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 12:36 PM
  #20932  
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
The last long ride I had with my buddy, Frankie, was our century ride on June, 30th. Since neither of us had anything pressing to do today, we rode 60 easy miles on a really hot and humid morning. My buddy Steve came along so we could have more subjects to talk about.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 12:53 PM
  #20933  
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
32.3 miles (52.0k). Took the new(er) Roubaix out with a riding buddy to Mayberry Park. Started at 8AM to avoid the heat. It's amazing how fit he is having just had his 80th birthday. Beautiful ride.

2017: 3,098m (4,986k)Total: 18,086m (29,107k)
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 03:21 PM
  #20934  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 5,596

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: 1059 Post(s)
Liked 766 Times in 496 Posts
Made it out at 2:17AM on the Paramount for segment 1. 77F, HIGH humidity = soaking wet after 52 miles. Jumped in the pool, swam a few laps, rinsed chlorine off, fresh kit, quick bite, then out on the Giant to LBS for a sufferfest. Lots of 23mph to 28mph now under the sun. Absolutely brutal but got another 55 miles for 107 total.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 03:55 PM
  #20935  
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
Bastille Day (My stoker's birthday): Bike commuted 19 miles.
Today: 27 solo miles on the ti bike. Rode the opposite direction of the RAIN ride for a couple of miles - saw at least a hundred of them. A couple of them told me I was going the wrong way. They all looked pretty good for being just shy (I think) of halfway into a 164 mile cross-Indiana ride.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 04:39 PM
  #20936  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Chicago North Shore
Posts: 2,329

Bikes: frankenbike based on MKM frame

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 712 Post(s)
Liked 600 Times in 369 Posts
30 miles. Thought about going 35, which my training schedule called for, but glad I cut it short, since the trip home was against the wind. The wind was totally demoralizing, since it was totally unexpected - Wunderground said 3 mph winds.

First consecutive 20 (or more) days in years. First 50 mile weekend (Fri-Sun) and first 100 mile week since 2015. First goal is 45.99 miles before August 1 (that's 74 km, age + 1.). I'm pretty sure I can do it now, but I'd like a couple of 35ers and even a 40 before I do this month's long one.
philbob57 is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 05:28 PM
  #20937  
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
Originally Posted by philbob57
30 miles. Thought about going 35, which my training schedule called for, but glad I cut it short, since the trip home was against the wind. The wind was totally demoralizing, since it was totally unexpected - Wunderground said 3 mph winds.
The winds were pretty decent last Saturday along the Lakefront Trail (our first visit to beautiful Chicago). Now back in FL, our windy season (which I didn't even know existed) is over, but of course the heat is on. Demoralizing is an apt term for relentless winds, but I've learned to make a game of it 😀.
__________________
Ride hard and ride on......
wthensler is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 05:56 PM
  #20938  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Boston-ish
Posts: 225

Bikes: Trek 800 Sport,Cavelo Gara

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 61 Post(s)
Liked 24 Times in 6 Posts
20.15 miles on the Trek hybrid, at an average speed of 14.4 mph. For me, this represents a breakthrough, as it's the first time in the past year that I've done over 15 and felt like I could keep going. In fact, got back near my house, and kept adding loops until I got to 20. I still had energy, but was out of water at 14 miles, and was beginning to feel dehydrated, so quit.

My 'training' is 8-9 miles commutes, typically 3-4 days a week, averaging a max of 11.4 mph, but it was hard to tell if the persistence way paying off, as I wasn't really getting faster (although my perception was that I was recovering faster.)

What should be more important to me (I keep telling myself) is that I have a good chance of hitting my goal of 20+ days out of the month with at least enough exercise to break a sweat. That is what really helps keep my stress levels down, and the corners of my mouth turned up.

But durned if it didn't feel good to hit 20, and feel like I could have kept going!
NewATBikeComute is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 09:41 PM
  #20939  
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 13,500

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

Mentioned: 198 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4549 Post(s)
Liked 2,782 Times in 1,788 Posts
22 miles Saturday evening. I was supposed to be taking it easy after some consecutive hill interval days this week, but ended up faster than usual on some hill segments. Lowered the handlebar stem a bit to compensate for the thicker padding I added the other day for comfort. Much easier on my wrists and elbows. Core strength is coming along okay, so I'm not just leaning heavily on my arms. Just too much riding on rough chipseal and busted up pavement.
canklecat is offline  
Old 07-15-17, 10:02 PM
  #20940  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Bend Or.
Posts: 573

Bikes: 2 TiSports and a Ho Ko E Koo

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 1 Post
62.8 Just over a Metric Century The same ride as 2 days ago with a few extra miles. Over 3000' climbing, which a few years ago was just a warm up, now it's tiresome..
John00 is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 09:13 AM
  #20941  
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
Out early again, this time 42 solo miles. Very humid and heat building quickly, glad I got it done early, and at a brisk pace. Degreased, oiled and washed the bike, and charging all the electronics for a possible ride late this afternoon. Managed 135 miles for the week, not bad considering how busy work has been.
__________________
Ride hard and ride on......
wthensler is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 09:20 AM
  #20942  
Seat Sniffer
 
Biker395's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,602

Bikes: Serotta Legend Ti; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 1996 Colnago Decor Super C96; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 932 Post(s)
Liked 1,919 Times in 550 Posts
We did what is known as the "Acton Loop" yesterday. It's about 80 miles and 8000 Feet of climbing. But climbing was only part of the issue. It was 100F+ and pretty damn humid, so it chewed us up pretty good.

Here we are at the top of Mill Summit. It's all downhill from there to lunch, but into a desiccating hot wind, even that was a bit of a sufferfest.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG_5603 Mod Lo Res.jpg (98.8 KB, 47 views)
__________________
Proud parent of a happy inner child ...


Last edited by Biker395; 07-16-17 at 10:53 AM.
Biker395 is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 11:39 AM
  #20943  
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
Miserably hot and humid day today. Got in 40 miles that took just about all I had. A cold shower after the ride felt good but really hasn't helped that much. I'm totally worn out - the heat won!
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 11:57 AM
  #20944  
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
27.7 miles (44.6k), double ride on the usual bike path. 193 miles/week in June is my personal best. I've ordered this weather for the rest of the year but not sure the order was accepted

2017: 3,126m (5,030k)Total: 18,114m (29,152k)You have to be a retired letter carrier to live in Nalcrest, Florida. Ironically, the town does not have mail delivery service.

Last edited by Greybeard712; 07-16-17 at 12:11 PM.
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 01:15 PM
  #20945  
Senior Member
 
coffeesnob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Va
Posts: 707

Bikes: Trek DS 8.3 - cannondale M500

Mentioned: 37 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2634 Post(s)
Liked 141 Times in 82 Posts
Originally Posted by ButchA
Finally got my beloved '85 Fuji Del Rey out for a nice (but hot) 25 mile ride, in the suburbs west of Richmond, VA. I left my house, and rode along River Rd, out past the 288 expressway, turned and rode up through the big business complex called West Creek Pkwy, turned around where it comes back out on Patterson Ave (route 6) and rode all the way back home.

25 miles in 1hr 33min for an avg of 16 mph. Not too bad... I wanted to see if getting more of a breeze from a faster pace would help, but it didn't. I was completely soaked by the time I got back home.


The map layout from MapMyRide



Stopped along Tuckahoe Creek on River Rd.





Turned around and took a photo looking south along Tuckahoe Creek.



...and lastly, I stopped in the shade in West Creek Pkwy right near the 288 expressway overpass.
You ever ride the Va capitol trail? We went on a quick ride there today.
coffeesnob is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 06:01 PM
  #20946  
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 coffeesnob
You ever ride the Va capitol trail? We went on a quick ride there today.
Not yet... It is something I want to do though. I've seen the map of it and talked to a few people who have done it. People rave about it all the time too!

For non-Virginians, there is a beautiful, paved, 50+ mile "trail" extending from Richmond all the way to Williamsburg (or from the historic Colonial Williamsburg to downtown Richmond - if coming the other way).

Virginia Capital Trail Foundation | Connecting the past to the present
ButchA is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 06:05 PM
  #20947  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Somerset County NJ
Posts: 2

Bikes: 2014 Trek Verve 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bob6085

Just passed my 70th birthday.
Spend my weekends mowing the lawn then the rest of the day watching golf on TV.
Last year, in an attempt to get me off the couch, the kids bought me a bike (Trek Verve 2).
My first ride was approx 2.5 miles.....gasping for breath, legs turned to rubber, thought I was going to die. Spent the rest of the week recuperating.
The following weekend I was able to ride 5 whole miles before my body refused to go any further.
I am now up to 8 mile journeys almost every night, weather and temperature permitting. I must still stop frequently when going up hills to let my legs return to normal. But I am slowly getting into shape. I am 5'8" and weigh 125 lbs.
Not exactly in best shape of my life.
Went to the local bike shop this afternoon and bought front and rear lights, a bike computer, a water bottle and cage to hold it. I'll keep you all posted on my progress.
Bob6085 is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 06:10 PM
  #20948  
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Somerset County NJ
Posts: 2

Bikes: 2014 Trek Verve 2

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bob6085

Correction 225 pounds
Bob6085 is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 06:55 PM
  #20949  
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
29 local tandem miles today. Some small hills and some rollers - whoopee!
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 07-16-17, 07:09 PM
  #20950  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 56

Bikes: 2017 BMC Roadmachine 02, 1980 Raleigh Corsa 1996 Cannondale M400 MTB

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Got 42 miles in today. Nice and calm out but the humidity here in eastern NC is just miserable. Also had to take the MTB out, my Raleigh had a flat and of course my spare tube was dead also.
wait4me 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.