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 07-07-18, 04:55 PM
  #23101  
Ellensburg, WA
 
scozim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Posts: 3,755

Bikes: See my signature

Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 310 Post(s)
Liked 446 Times in 156 Posts
3.5 hours on the mountain bike today that included some stalking of a herd of elk that was 30-40 strong and an awful lot of climbing

The view from on top:





__________________
1984 Gitane Tour de France; 1968 Peugeot PL8; 1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1984 Peugeot PSV; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1983 Vitus 979; Colnago Super, mid-80's Bianchi Veloce, 1984 or 85 Vitus 979




scozim is offline  
Old 07-07-18, 05:24 PM
  #23102  
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
111 miles with 6000’ of climbing at 17 mph in 70 degree temperatures plus two hours of steady light rain. I rode 30 miles from my house to do a 60 mile group ride. Great day to ride.

I did 50 miles on Tuesday in high 90 degree temperatures and today’s ride seemed easier.
__________________
Ride your Ride!!
jppe is offline  
Old 07-07-18, 08:31 PM
  #23103  
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
19 miles Saturday morning, first time outdoors on the road bike since I was hit by a car in early May. Felt pretty good most of the first 15 miles. Using the indoor trainer has helped maintain some fitness. Mostly a casual pace that felt slower than the 15 mph it turned out to be.

Shoulder began aching around 15 miles in so I stopped at the LBS to rest and poke around. They had a used Specialized Tarmac on sale so I took a spin around the block. Wow. Big difference from my '89 steel bike. That lightweight carbon bike felt like it climbed hills almost by itself. I can see now why I usually get dropped on climbs in faster group rides.
canklecat is offline  
Old 07-07-18, 09:01 PM
  #23104  
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 3,101 Times in 1,415 Posts
Originally Posted by canklecat
19 miles Saturday morning, first time outdoors on the road bike since I was hit by a car in early May. Felt pretty good most of the first 15 miles. Using the indoor trainer has helped maintain some fitness. Mostly a casual pace that felt slower than the 15 mph it turned out to be.

Shoulder began aching around 15 miles in so I stopped at the LBS to rest and poke around. They had a used Specialized Tarmac on sale so I took a spin around the block. Wow. Big difference from my '89 steel bike. That lightweight carbon bike felt like it climbed hills almost by itself. I can see now why I usually get dropped on climbs in faster group rides.
I love my Tarmac. It goes like stink and is surprisingly comfortable on long rides with crappy pavement. Did you buy it?

Last edited by caloso; 07-07-18 at 09:06 PM.
caloso is offline  
Old 07-07-18, 11:16 PM
  #23105  
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 caloso
I love my Tarmac. It goes like stink and is surprisingly comfortable on long rides with crappy pavement. Did you buy it?
Nah, not spending any serious money until my injury issues are fully diagnosed and treated and I know how much it'll cost. My attorney is dealing with the driver's insurance company. It's likely any settlement will only cover my medical expenses. Meanwhile I'll keep riding my '89 Centurion.

But that Tarmac was pretty sweet. I really expected it to be a harsh ride and it wasn't -- nothing that a good set of 700x25 tires at slightly lower pressure couldn't fix. Between the lighter weight, stiff and efficient bottom bracket and comfy hoods, it would really help with my main nemesis -- the dreaded climbs, especially our roller coasters with lots of short but steep climbs that basically become sprints. That's where I eventually get dropped on group rides. I can catch up by sprinting downhill and on flats, but eventually that grinds me down to the point that I'm cooked after about 20 miles.
canklecat is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 06:21 AM
  #23106  
your god hates me
 
Bob Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,532

Bikes: 2016 Richard Sachs, 2010 Carl Strong, 2006 Cannondale Synapse

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1134 Post(s)
Liked 1,097 Times in 609 Posts
Got ~22 miles on the new 'cross bike yesterday. Today the plan is ~40 miles, also on the new 'cross bike.
And it's a good thing I just got the new 'cross bike, because one of my road bikes is in serious disrepair, essentially unrideable (see post about last Wednesday's 100 mile death march), another one is packed up ready to fly out to Colorado for the Triple Bypass this coming weekend, and the other one has been stripped so I can sell it.

First World Problems, right?
Bob Ross is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 12:47 PM
  #23107  
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
Earlier this morning, I went on a beautiful 29˝ mile ride in just under 2 hours. It was gorgeous outside, 72°F, and beautiful sunshine. Heck, EVERYBODY was outside today!

MY POST ON FACEBOOK
"Whew, what a bicycle ride!!! Beautiful day for it too. Lots and lots of people inside West Creek Pkwy off Patterson Ave. I rode from my house out to River Rd, and then out to Patterson, up Hockett Rd to Tuckahoe Creek Pkwy and the big Capital One complex. Then I did 2 laps inside West Creek Pkwy, trying to keep up with all the racers and their high tech Cervelo, Giant, Specialized, whatever... $5000 racing bikes. But all in all, I had a lot of fun. It was hilarious when I was done with my laps though, as the cops had Patterson Ave all barricaded with cones (Hope Church was going to be letting out). So, I stopped at Patterson, got off my bike, and the cops directed me across the street. I jogged beside my bike going across Patterson and went, "Ooooh...." as my legs were tired. One of the cops asked, "You're not cramping up, are you?" I said, "No, I'm okay... I was just trying to keep up those younger guys in there (points back towards West Creek Pkwy), and it's tough!". Then I turned my classic 1985 Fuji sideways so the two cops could see it, and I said, "Ain't it a classic? 1985... Still going strong too!". The younger cop looks at me laughs, "1985? Seriously? That's when I was BORN!" The other cop joins in and laughs and imitates that funny NFL football segment on TV and shakes his head and says, "C'mon, man!!" It was hilarious!! I got back on my bike, thanked the cops, who were still chuckling, and *very carefully* rode back home along Patterson Ave. 29˝ miles in 1hr 56 min. Whew...."

This is Hockett Rd & Tuckahoe Creek Pkwy (seen at the top (mile 12) of the map below...)



And here's the layout map from MapMyRide...
ButchA is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 02:53 PM
  #23108  
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
19 mi @ 10 avg. Late start due to watching TDF. Winds awesome. Highest HR was going down hill! My up hill return trip speed doubled.
ctpres is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 03:26 PM
  #23109  
dollar-store reject
 
JLDickmon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Kalama-zoo zu zuzazu zu
Posts: 294

Bikes: one big fat wad of classic Cannondale mtb's

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Liked 29 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by jppe
111 miles with 6000’ of climbing at 17 mph in 70 degree temperatures plus two hours of steady light rain. I rode 30 miles from my house to do a 60 mile group ride. Great day to ride.

I did 50 miles on Tuesday in high 90 degree temperatures and today’s ride seemed easier.
Ok, that's it. I quit.
I thought 14 miles at high cadence from the house to the ballpark and back was good..
JLDickmon is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 05:41 PM
  #23110  
Senior Citizen
 
Igotdibs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: North Bend, WA
Posts: 128

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR7 Disc, Lemond Poprad, 1980 Colnago Super, '88 Specialized Rockhopper

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 69 Post(s)
Liked 576 Times in 162 Posts
My son and I did 26 miles @ 16 mph avg this morning along the middle fork of the Snoqualmie River. Beautiful scenery and perfect weather.

Last edited by Igotdibs; 07-09-18 at 07:36 AM.
Igotdibs is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 08:47 PM
  #23111  
rebmeM roineS
 
JanMM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Indy, IN
Posts: 16,208

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
Ten easy miles this afternoon. Three modest hills going up and one going down. That one I started calling The 30mph Hill after it was repaved last year. You can get to 30 very quickly since then.
__________________
Bacchetta Giro A20, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
JanMM is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 09:32 PM
  #23112  
dollar-store reject
 
JLDickmon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Kalama-zoo zu zuzazu zu
Posts: 294

Bikes: one big fat wad of classic Cannondale mtb's

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 96 Post(s)
Liked 29 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by JanMM
50 hilly tandem miles today on the Screamer. The Cemetery Ride - rode past about 15 cemeteries in Morgan Co., IN.
My daughter lives in Martinsville.. do you know Cedar Creek Wine & Brew Co? She and my SIL work there on the weekends. My SIL is assistant brewer.
JLDickmon is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 10:54 PM
  #23113  
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
50 miles on a very nice 89° day. It's going to get hotter every day this coming week, that's never stopped me before. Passed some kids maybe 11-12 years old with masks and snorkels, snorkeling in a 4' wide 2' deep dirt irrigation canal. I guess when you live in the desert you have to snorkel where ever you can. The canals are all over the place, I passed 8 today, I know where they are. On a hot day I stop at every one and soak my jersey and sunsleevs. Leaves me cold on a 100° day, the're ice cold, full of snow melt.
John00 is offline  
Old 07-08-18, 11:58 PM
  #23114  
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: La-la Land, CA
Posts: 3,623

Bikes: Cannondale Quick SL1 Bike - 2014

Mentioned: 32 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3405 Post(s)
Liked 240 Times in 185 Posts
Originally Posted by John00
50 miles on a very nice 89° day. It's going to get hotter every day this coming week, that's never stopped me before. Passed some kids maybe 11-12 years old with masks and snorkels, snorkeling in a 4' wide 2' deep dirt irrigation canal. I guess when you live in the desert you have to snorkel where ever you can. The canals are all over the place, I passed 8 today, I know where they are. On a hot day I stop at every one and soak my jersey and sunsleevs. Leaves me cold on a 100° day, the're ice cold, full of snow melt.
If you say so.
KraneXL is offline  
Old 07-09-18, 08:15 AM
  #23115  
your god hates me
 
Bob Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,532

Bikes: 2016 Richard Sachs, 2010 Carl Strong, 2006 Cannondale Synapse

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1134 Post(s)
Liked 1,097 Times in 609 Posts
Commuted on the "(in) serious disrepair, essentially unrideable" bike so I can bring it to the shop this afternoon. Will wind up with ~11 miles for the day.
Bob Ross is offline  
Old 07-09-18, 08:35 AM
  #23116  
Veteran, Pacifist
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 13,033

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 280 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3735 Post(s)
Liked 4,376 Times in 2,041 Posts
Bike, hike, float = cross training day at the Snoqualmie Summit recreation area.
The Pacific Crest Trail passes through right here, for folks seeking a walk from Mexico to Canada, or vice versa.




Last edited by Wildwood; 07-09-18 at 03:58 PM.
Wildwood is offline  
Old 07-09-18, 05:22 PM
  #23117  
Senior Member
 
MidSouthBiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: MidSouth
Posts: 352

Bikes: Mr.White Mr.Green Mr.Orange

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Got in 2.0 hours on a really humid day. I was soaking wet from all the sweat.
MidSouthBiker is offline  
Old 07-09-18, 06:43 PM
  #23118  
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
Originally Posted by KraneXL
If you say so.
I'm just grateful when the temps are under 100° It gets hot, but the humidity is never over 20%. Cools you off. I couldn't ride in 80+% humidity. I'm sure I sweat a lot, but it dries so fast I don't notice it. And I'm very used to it, acclimated, I've ridden thousands of miles in it. Here it's ride in the heat or go home. I carry two insulated bottles that I froze 2/3 full the night before with a fair pinch of table salt in them. And carry one or two small bottles full frozen solid. I stop at every park and drink water there too.

Last edited by John00; 07-09-18 at 06:51 PM.
John00 is offline  
Old 07-10-18, 07:53 AM
  #23119  
your god hates me
 
Bob Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,532

Bikes: 2016 Richard Sachs, 2010 Carl Strong, 2006 Cannondale Synapse

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1134 Post(s)
Liked 1,097 Times in 609 Posts
Did the by-now-routine Tuesday early AM Club ride, 22 miles.
It kinda devolved into a hammerfest

I have mixed feelings about that: On the one hand, I know the spirit of the ride as intended is to be a cooperative (rather than competitive) group ride, and I think the riders who willfully disregarded that intention are arguably self-absorbed dicks.
otoh, it's nice to challenge one's self and just go with the fast kids. So I confess, I may have been an enabler!
Bob Ross is offline  
Old 07-10-18, 11:50 AM
  #23120  
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 miles on Sunday and another 40 miles today. This heat and humidity is really starting to get to me. Either I'm riding too far or I'm getting too old. Haven't figured out which one yet.
__________________
HCFR Cycling Team
Ride Safe ... Ride Hard ... Ride Daily

2017 Colnago C-RS
2012 Colnago Ace
2010 Giant Cypress
John_V is offline  
Old 07-10-18, 01:07 PM
  #23121  
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
27.8 mi @ 10.2 mph avg with 1,200 of climbing. GREAT RIDE!
ctpres is offline  
Old 07-10-18, 03:16 PM
  #23122  
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Early morning Maine ride.....50 miles @ 19 plus mph.

Ilfalco2 is offline  
Old 07-11-18, 04:23 AM
  #23123  
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Central Vermont
Posts: 246

Bikes: 2018 Kona Rove NRB, 2121 Kona Libre

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
Liked 43 Times in 25 Posts
62 mile lump-in-your-throat beautiful day on some nice, quiet paved roads on the flat part of my little state.
Greenhil is offline  
Old 07-11-18, 09:30 AM
  #23124  
your god hates me
 
Bob Ross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,532

Bikes: 2016 Richard Sachs, 2010 Carl Strong, 2006 Cannondale Synapse

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1134 Post(s)
Liked 1,097 Times in 609 Posts
Took the new 'cross bike out for a ~14 mile easy spin.

Okay, actually it wasn't that easy...partially because I was fighting a stiff headwind for more than half the trip, and also because those knobby 37c tires are freakin' slow on pavement!
Bob Ross is offline  
Old 07-11-18, 11:40 AM
  #23125  
Quack!
 
sacrifice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Juneau, AK
Posts: 58
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
29.51 miles in an attempt to dial in my touring bike. Maybe one more adjustment (moving the seat back a bit), and it should be good to go.

Going on a 350 or so mile ride with my daughter in August and decided on taking my touring bike rather than my road bike.
sacrifice 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.