Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Fifty Plus (50+) Share the victories, challenges, successes and special concerns of bicyclists 50 and older. Especially useful for those entering or reentering bicycling.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-07-12, 12:09 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brighton, UK
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
Posts: 1,561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Is a goal a good thing or a mad thing?

[email protected]

You know...

I went up to the top of this once as a teenager, but only from Sault, not the very bottom

So, 3 times - surely all it takes is a failure of imagination and a dogged daftness

Anyhow, I've booked next summer's break. Spouse, sadly, has declined the tandem
wobblyoldgeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-12, 12:18 PM   #2
Have bike, will travel
Barrettscv's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Bikes: De Rosa Professional, Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra, Pinarello Gavia, Schwinn Paramount, Motobecane Grand Record, Peugeot PX10, Serotta Nova X, Simoncini Cyclocross Special, Raleigh Roker, Origin8 monstercross, Pedal Force CG2 and CX2
Posts: 11,409
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 436 Post(s)
That link is not working for me...

Training for an epic event is a good goal, as long as the rest of your life holds together well.

My Goal;

When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

Last edited by Barrettscv; 10-07-12 at 12:23 PM.
Barrettscv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-12, 12:27 PM   #3
DnvrFox's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 20,917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Originally Posted by wobblyoldgeezer View Post
That's an email address
DnvrFox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-12, 01:48 PM   #4
Time for a change.
stapfam's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
Posts: 19,915
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
The link you refer to is probably climbing Ventoux up the 3 different routes in one day. Did the trip from Malaucen in one day and was my first ever Mountain climb. Went back a couple of years later and the intention was to do the 3 climbs but did the Malaucen to the summit- dropped down into Sault and thanks to the weather-Rain and wind- I stopped. Mountains are not the best place to be on with horizontal rain.

The other Town to start from is Bedoin and a link to Ventoux is

Scroll down to Road cyling and you can get an idea of what Wobbly is refering to.

And a link to one of our members climbing it is!
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.

Spike Milligan

Last edited by stapfam; 10-07-12 at 01:55 PM.
stapfam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-12, 05:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
ctpres's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Creede CO in summer & Okeechobee FL in winter
Bikes: Zenetto Stealth road bike & Sundeal M7 MTN bike
Posts: 534
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Guess my goal (see sig) fits mad category. But I am having fun trying and if I do make it, I will have bragging rights for the rest of my life, and that's worth a lot.
Retired 78 YO. Got my sub 5 ET century at 50 and sub 7 RT at 75. Just want to finish sub 10 RT at 80. USNR, USAF, USCGA - riding 2014 Zenetto Stealth ZR7.1 Carbon on the road in flatland & 2017 Sundeal M7 for the mountains. Train HI - Creede Co in summer and ride low - Okeechobee, FL in winter. Life is good.
ctpres is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.