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 08-21-17, 01:28 PM
  #21226  
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
27.1 miles (43.6k). Shoulder hurts before the first mile but that's no excuse not to ride

2017: 4,059m (6,532k) ♂ Total: 19,047m (30,653k)

Last edited by Greybeard712; 08-21-17 at 03:28 PM.
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 08-21-17, 02:49 PM
  #21227  
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
Originally Posted by mfhorn
I've got a LONG ways to go before I'm even thinking about the numbers I'm seeing. I could probably do more than I do, but at least I'm getting out & moving some. A couple miles in the morning & a couple in the evening. I haven't exercised at all really in years. Had heart surgery a little over 5 1/2 years ago (Merry Christmas to me!) and kept up with the same lousy habits. I'm trying to do better now, but it's a big change & a lot of work.
It all counts.

When I resumed cycling two years ago this month I could barely ride a mile. I'd get winded and had to stop every 400 yards. Lifelong asthma has gotten worse. And I've added thyroid disease and chronic back and neck pain from an old car wreck. So my goals were pretty modest.

30+ years ago when I was in my 20s I commuted 20 miles a day and rode many longer rides on weekends and occasional century rides with a casual group. Seems like I had boundless energy. But two years ago I thought riding 10 miles without stopping to rest was impossible, and that I'd never ride farther than that again.

It still doesn't come easily. I'll always be a very middle-of-the-pack rider in my age group locally. I look fit, same weight as at my peak in my 20s. But most of the local A group 50-60something guys (and some women) who look paunchy can blow me away, especially on hills.

Doesn't bother me. Every ride is a treat, however long or short. Surviving every ride is even better, since I ride in traffic as well -- although the multi-use path has its own hazards, including free range dogs.
canklecat is offline  
Old 08-21-17, 07:04 PM
  #21228  
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
We had an 87% eclipse here in Gainesville, and it actually got darker afterwards because of the clouds, and it stayed that way throughout a late afternoon ride. Just over 42 miles in much cooler temperatures than usual. Even though this is Florida, fall isn't too far away, I can feel it.
__________________
Ride hard and ride on......
wthensler is offline  
Old 08-21-17, 09:46 PM
  #21229  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by canklecat
It all counts.

When I resumed cycling two years ago this month I could barely ride a mile. I'd get winded and had to stop every 400 yards. Lifelong asthma has gotten worse. And I've added thyroid disease and chronic back and neck pain from an old car wreck. So my goals were pretty modest.

30+ years ago when I was in my 20s I commuted 20 miles a day and rode many longer rides on weekends and occasional century rides with a casual group. Seems like I had boundless energy. But two years ago I thought riding 10 miles without stopping to rest was impossible, and that I'd never ride farther than that again.

It still doesn't come easily. I'll always be a very middle-of-the-pack rider in my age group locally. I look fit, same weight as at my peak in my 20s. But most of the local A group 50-60something guys (and some women) who look paunchy can blow me away, especially on hills.

Doesn't bother me. Every ride is a treat, however long or short. Surviving every ride is even better, since I ride in traffic as well -- although the multi-use path has its own hazards, including free range dogs.
Glad to hear you're doing so much better! I took a little different route tonight. Didn't get as far as I wanted to, but it was a lot more 'uphill' than I've been doing. Still right at 2 miles, about 3/4 of what I'd wanted to do.
mfhorn is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 10:00 AM
  #21230  
Senior Member
 
ctpres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Creede CO in summer & Okeechobee, FL or TX Gulf Coast in winter
Posts: 742

Bikes: Zenetto Stealth road bike & Sundeal M7 MTN bike

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
12 mile hard ride during eclipse - new meaning for COOL ride. Ventured on short section CO 149 - never again - no shoulder and cars coming closer than I like. We were in 80 coverage area with heavy cloud cover so it really was cool.
ctpres is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 11:53 AM
  #21231  
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
No ride yesterday. This morning's 40 mile ride with the guys was going great until one of them got a blowout. Of course, it was on the rear wheel and the problem turned out to be a separation of the sidewall at the bead. Good thing for tire boots, is all I can say. We didn't think it was going to hold because of where the tire was separated but it did hold long enough to get him back to the parking lot. It's the most excitement I've had on this particular route in quite some time.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 12:34 PM
  #21232  
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 40,865

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Canyon Exceed, Specialized Transition, Ellsworth Roots, Ridley Excalibur

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2952 Post(s)
Liked 3,105 Times in 1,417 Posts
3' and 5' VO2max intervals this morning. I drop my bag at the office then head across the river to a nice smooth bit of road where I like to do my shorter intervals. It'll be built up with houses within a year I bet, but for now it's sufficiently rural to even take a nature break in the weeds next to the road if I have to.
caloso is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 01:29 PM
  #21233  
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
25.4 miles (40.9k). Cloudy and warm (low 70s). but temps held steady for a really nice riding day.

2017: 4,084m (6,573k) ♂ Total: 19,073m (30,694k)
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 01:34 PM
  #21234  
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
Easy 10 mile midday ride, trying to recover from pushing a mite too hard Sunday. Tweaked the saddle tilt on the hybrid after reinstalling the lower flat bar.
canklecat is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 03:54 PM
  #21235  
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
51 miles with the steady 10 mile grade up to the mountains. Was passed by a 20 year old woman, she was tired and slowed down right after catching and passing me so I stayed on her tail for a while until she recovered then she slowly pulled away.
John00 is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 06:49 PM
  #21236  
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
23.68 miles today. The fastest ride I have ever done at 14.7 mph average.

Had some pretty good climbs on it too!
Mack3601 is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 06:59 PM
  #21237  
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
Very hot at the start, over 100 with the humidity factored in. Took me an hour and six minutes to peddle the 21 miles to Williston, an hour and two on the return. Another whiff of fall on the way back as I hit a few "cool" spots along lower parts of the Archer path. And sunset is noticeably earlier, I'm going to have to double check my lighting.
__________________
Ride hard and ride on......
wthensler is offline  
Old 08-22-17, 08:39 PM
  #21238  
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
Got rained out from bike commuting today but weather great this evening so out for a seven mile very local ride including a few short, steepish hills and one newly-paved downhill which is much more fun than when it was rough-surfaced.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 08:24 AM
  #21239  
Senior Member
 
ctpres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Creede CO in summer & Okeechobee, FL or TX Gulf Coast in winter
Posts: 742

Bikes: Zenetto Stealth road bike & Sundeal M7 MTN bike

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
16 miles at 9.8 mph avg. Gotta love riding at high elevations. Daily high's in the upper 60's. Home - Houston high 90's. Low temp and low humidity equal sweatless rides. But I sure do miss pavement.
ctpres is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 10:09 AM
  #21240  
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
I got 21 miles in this morning before the heat kicked in. Today was the first day this week that it wasn't foggy out. Felt good but humid as heck. Also was glad to get an average speed of 18.9. I knew I should have pushed it harder to get to the 19mph target.
wait4me is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 01:15 PM
  #21241  
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 35
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not sure I'm saying this right, but it seems like going up hill is more extra work than going down hill is less work.

Got 2.7 miles in in about 20 minutes. I'll go again here in a few hours.
mfhorn is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 01:16 PM
  #21242  
Senior Member
 
Stormsedge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 678

Bikes: 2017 Trek Domane SL6 Disc, 1990 Schwinn Crosscut Frankenroadbike, 2015 KHS Team 29 FS, 2000 Gary Fisher Tassajara--gone but not forgotten

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 155 Post(s)
Liked 49 Times in 30 Posts
Just under 21 miles today. 89 degrees, 45% humidity, slight breeze.
Stormsedge is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 01:22 PM
  #21243  
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 40,865

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Canyon Exceed, Specialized Transition, Ellsworth Roots, Ridley Excalibur

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2952 Post(s)
Liked 3,105 Times in 1,417 Posts
2x30' intervals, sweet spot power, big gear-low cadence.
caloso is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 01:42 PM
  #21244  
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). Cool to start (63) so arm sleeves but sunny. Good riding day. Dusted off the Tarmac for today's ride, had a rear flat. Then I discovered a rear flat on the older Roubaix from the last ride (sigh), but at least it's at home.
Took the Roubaix Pro to pick up the car (6.2 miles) in dangerous traffic.


2017: 4,112m (6,617k) ♂ Total: 19,100m (30,739k)

Last edited by Greybeard712; 08-23-17 at 04:51 PM.
Greybeard712 is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 02:06 PM
  #21245  
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 Greybeard712
21.5 miles (34.6k). Cool to start (63) so arm sleeves but sunny. Good riding day. Dusted off the Tarmac for today's ride. I'm so spoiled by the Roubaix Pro...

2017: 4,106m (6,607k) ♂ Total: 19,094m (30,729k)
I wasn't going to ride today after almost 180 miles the past four days....but since Greybeard posts his YTD total (great idea, BTW), and we've been playing tortoise and hare mileage-wise (and I can only get out after work), I may do so to give myself a bit of a cushion. My rides average just above 40 miles, and I've been pushing pretty hard and managed to cobble together a few heavy riding months.

Besides, I'm in FL and sooner or later he's going to run out of weather .

But dang, they canceled my Roubaix Pro for 2018, so it's either the Expert, or an S-Works with ETap or DuraAce. We'll find out Friday or Saturday when I'm at the LBS in VA.
__________________
Ride hard and ride on......
wthensler is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 04:09 PM
  #21246  
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
42 miles with the gang today. No flats! 😄
John_V is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 05:45 PM
  #21247  
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
Mack3601 is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 06:08 PM
  #21248  
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
42 solo in the heat. Stopped for a diet Dr. Pepper on ice!
__________________
Ride hard and ride on......
wthensler is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 06:54 PM
  #21249  
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 4,339

Bikes: TRIMMED DOWN THE HERD

Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1087 Post(s)
Liked 920 Times in 588 Posts
Did a little ride today with my buddy who's visiting from SoCal. He in his newly acquired 1998 LeMond Zurich. Me in a Jamis Coda Comp that I just rebuilt and will be flipping soon. I threw on a set of carbon wheels with some Rubino Pro Slicks temporarily just to lighten it up a bit for our rides.
IMG_2133 by 2cam16, on Flickr
2cam16 is offline  
Old 08-23-17, 09:55 PM
  #21250  
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
13 miles Wednesday night, easy pace and route, just stretching the legs. Overdid it this weekend and the legs are taking longer than usual to recover.
canklecat 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.