Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+)
Reload this Page >

A Remembrance 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.

A Remembrance Ride Today

Old 06-15-10, 08:44 PM
  #1  
cehowardGS
Motorcycle RoadRacer
Thread Starter
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
A Remembrance Ride Today

Back in 1954 at the Middle School that I went to, I used to get out early so I could ride my bike. I would rush home, (a few blocks away), and get my Western Flyer bicycle, and cruise back to the school. I would ride around the school about 5 or 6 times. My Western Flyer was a showboat. Turn signals, horn, front suspension, rear springs, I think.

Anyway, today I rode my 85 Raleigh Competition, and I rode by my old school. I rode the same route I rode in 1953 and 1954. I circled the school 4 times, I think I rode back in time today. I could hear the other kids screaming, me trying to show off in front of the girls. Kind of hard to believe that was over 54 years ago! Time has flew from 13 years old to 69 years old!!

However, here I am riding the same route as I rode when I was 13 or 14 years. I am riding much faster now, and still silly as I was back in 1954..

Riding is great, tell me life isn't sweet!!
cehowardGS is offline  
Old 06-15-10, 08:47 PM
  #2  
doctor j
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Louisiana
Posts: 3,055
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 41 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
I did something similar to that a few months back, except that I don't have any old bikes. The ride was completed in nothing flat. It wasn't nearly as far as it seemed when I was in school. Neat ride!
doctor j is offline  
Old 06-15-10, 09:43 PM
  #3  
Gyro
Full Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: lost
Posts: 487
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 101 Post(s)
Liked 62 Times in 33 Posts
Hmmm, I was born in 54 I know how you feel, to a point. I ride around my old elementary, high school pretty much every day. Major bike path is in their back yard. Some times it feels weird, the first time I took my wife around the elementary school. I pointed to the class room I spent six grade. The school I vote at was my K thru 5 grade school.
Gyro is offline  
Old 06-16-10, 08:16 AM
  #4  
cehowardGS
Motorcycle RoadRacer
Thread Starter
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
I did something similar to that a few months back, except that I don't have any old bikes. The ride was completed in nothing flat. It wasn't nearly as far as it seemed when I was in school. Neat ride!
I know it was a great ride!

doctor, I wish we could find a TIME MACHINE, and go back to that time, and keep all the wisdom and knowledge that we have gain throught the years. Would be sweet, I tell you that!!

Good peddlin to you,
cehowardGS is offline  
Old 06-16-10, 08:19 AM
  #5  
cehowardGS
Motorcycle RoadRacer
Thread Starter
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by Gyro View Post
Hmmm, I was born in 54 I know how you feel, to a point. I ride around my old elementary, high school pretty much every day. Major bike path is in their back yard. Some times it feels weird, the first time I took my wife around the elementary school. I pointed to the class room I spent six grade. The school I vote at was my K thru 5 grade school.
You are a youngster!! Just kiddin..

I will do the elementary school ride sometime next week. In elementary school I had one of the small children's bike..Didn't get to a full 26 until I was 12 or 13..Dag, I can't remember that exact years!!

One thing we all will agree on, TIME FLIES!!

Safe peddlin to you,
cehowardGS is offline  
Old 06-16-10, 08:20 AM
  #6  
gcottay
Senior Member
 
gcottay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Green Valley AZ
Posts: 3,770

Bikes: Trice Q; Volae Century; TT 3.4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by cehowardGS View Post
. . . Riding is great, tell me life isn't sweet!!
And posts like yours make it all the better.
gcottay is offline  
Old 06-16-10, 09:39 AM
  #7  
ahsposo 
Pharaonic Member
 
ahsposo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Here to Eternity
Posts: 7,157

Bikes: A Home Built All Rounder, Bianchi 928, Specialized Langster, Dahon Folder

Mentioned: 30 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5978 Post(s)
Liked 4,313 Times in 2,478 Posts
Originally Posted by doctor j View Post
I did something similar to that a few months back, except that I don't have any old bikes. The ride was completed in nothing flat. It wasn't nearly as far as it seemed when I was in school. Neat ride!
I look back on what I considered "epic" rides when I was younger and just laugh!

cehowardGS - How come you didn't ride your bike to school?
__________________
ahsposo is offline  
Old 06-16-10, 10:45 AM
  #8  
Torgrot
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lansing, IL
Posts: 246

Bikes: Fuji Grand Fondo 2.0

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I live in the town I grew up in. I remember riding my bike to grade school well, but in the early sixties, I would never have ridden my bike to high school. It just wasn't cool, and at that age, I would never have done anything that wasn't cool, besides my bell bottoms would have gotten all tangled up in the chain. I have ridden to both today, and I am amazed at how short the distance is via a bike. When I get to the schools though, there aren't any bike racks to lock them to, so I guess nobody rides a bike to school today. The block I grew up on there were at least 25 kids of various ages living there. I live only a few blocks away today and I think there is on person younger than 18 living in the neighborhood. Smaller families these days.
Torgrot is offline  
Old 06-16-10, 12:33 PM
  #9  
cehowardGS
Motorcycle RoadRacer
Thread Starter
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by gcottay View Post
And posts like yours make it all the better.
You made my day!!

Happy Peddlin to you,
cehowardGS is offline  
Old 06-16-10, 12:37 PM
  #10  
cehowardGS
Motorcycle RoadRacer
Thread Starter
 
cehowardGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,828
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
I look back on what I considered "epic" rides when I was younger and just laugh!

cehowardGS - How come you didn't ride your bike to school?
Ha, it would have been gone by lunch time!! No, it would have been gone 5 minutes after I parked it outside..

I lived in the inner city.

Shucks it was a choir to get home without being bullied!!

Those were the times... And even though some of the times were hard, it was still good times...
cehowardGS is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Retro Grouch
Fifty Plus (50+)
26
07-25-16 09:10 AM
TransitBiker
Advocacy & Safety
11
05-23-16 07:36 PM
DX-MAN
Recreational & Family
9
05-13-13 10:47 PM
INOX NYC
General Cycling Discussion
8
12-04-11 04:35 PM
opmanf
Road Cycling
75
02-18-10 08:52 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

Copyright © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.