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When was the last time you rode your bicycle?

Old 05-21-16, 12:17 AM
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Saturday -- nice day, one of the nicest we've had in a while. High of about 16C, dropped to about 13C while we were out there, but no wind for a change ... and sunshine too.

Unfortunately I'm up to my eyeballs in a Web Development project for uni so I just didn't have the time to ride much. We did, however, take a little break just now and got in a quick 15.7 km ride around our neighbourhood from home. Down to one of the local beaches, around the beach community there, and then up and around the suburb. I needed to get the blood flowing again.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
When was the last time you rode your bicycle?


Where did you go? How far? Recreational or utility or event or ...? With people or solo?


Got pics?
I rode yesterday. It was just to work. About 9 miles there, but I was able to catch a bus on the ride home and get out of the rain for a bit, so maybe 5 miles on the way home. Solo, and no pics.
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Old 05-21-16, 08:43 AM
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This month has been the wettest May in years. I can't complain, thanks to mother nature I've picked lots of volunteer OT opportunities and will continue to do so, which gets me even further in purchasing a house someday. To answer the OP, I did get out for a ride yesterday, went for 50 miles but decided to bail at mile 30 after a series of flats. Industrial staples, steel belts from radial tires, and a pinched tube which I admit was totally my fault - I have never had so much bad luck on a single ride.
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Old 05-21-16, 09:00 AM
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getting ready to go for a ride to the farmers market shortly...
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Old 05-21-16, 11:03 AM
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I haven't ridden for a week and I need to prep for the 50 km ride for heart in 2 weeks. The distance is no problem, but I don't want to be too slow for my peeps. I'm in poorer shape than usual due to a delayed spring and a sore knee that seems healed now. I would have signed up for 75 km but my son is bringing his fiancee and we worried it would be too much for her as an occasional pleasure cyclist, but now I wonder if I will be the slow one.

Anyway I was working out of town this past week and I did at least get in a couple of days of 2-4 miles of walking.

It's a long weekend so I'll try to catch up on at least the missed 110 km of commuting miles.

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Old 05-21-16, 11:07 AM
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I can Take the Brompton Into the bar . so I Do.
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Old 05-21-16, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by cooker View Post
... 110 km of commuting miles
Interesting way to put that
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Old 05-21-16, 04:16 PM
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tl;dr and I probably got all of y'all beat

Last time I rode (and this was AMA) was last Novemeber when we moved (a total of two blocks).
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Originally Posted by Walter S View Post
Interesting way to put that
LOL, I didnt even notice.
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Old 06-04-16, 02:29 AM
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Prelude: on both Tuesday and Thursday this week I rode my trainer in the workout area Rowan has created for me. Tis the season to ride inside!


Saturday: 77.7 km outside!

There's a major storm coming. They've been advertising it for days now ... supposed to roll in this evening. So we set off relatively early (11 am) in order to get this ride in before the storm arrived, and yet late enough so that the frost would have melted off the roads.

It was about 10C where we live when we set off, and climbed up the Southern Outlet. That's about a 12 km climb and by the time we got to the top, we were both overheating because we had dressed for cold. I figured I'd be shedding clothes as soon as we got to the bottom of the descent.

But when we got to the bottom of the descent, it was indeed cold ... it had dropped to 8C and then down to 7C while we were riding. That was combined with a little breeze and heavy mist all the way out making it feel quite chilly. I was wishing for winter cycling boots! My toe covers weren't quite up to the job.

We turned around and fortunately the mist/drizzle stopped, and what little wind there was dropped off to practically nothing.

We had thought about stopping for lunch, but opted to just keep riding back home instead. A hot shower and coffee were calling! So we kept cycling back to Hobart and then up and over Bonnet Hill.

Our elevation profile shows one big climb at the beginning, then almost flat, and then another big climb at the end. Variety!

Happily, we did the ride within randonneuring time. Mission accomplished!

There were a number of cyclists out there today ... all bundled up and looking rather cold. So we weren't the only ones.
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Old 06-14-16, 09:43 AM
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I drove to a junkyard and biked home. Zippity doo dah.
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Old 06-19-16, 02:37 AM
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200K on Saturday ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...e-18-19-a.html


Feel free to add your weekend ride stories to the link above.
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Old 07-04-16, 07:23 AM
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A strenuously hilly 81.8 km ride on Saturday ... and a more relaxed 32 km ride on Sunday ...

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...july-4-so.html
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Old 07-05-16, 07:50 AM
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Over the weekend, less than a mile r/t, to run into town for some grocery sundries.
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Old 07-17-16, 01:31 AM
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164.9 km training ride ... from home and back to home again. No cars involved.

Story in this thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...y-11-17-a.html


Oh, and last weekend, we did a 100 km training and exploratory ride from the place we were staying for the weekend.
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103 miles in the backroads on Saturday. Nice hot day. Sunday, eat ice cream and walk the dog.
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Wow, you 160 km folk. I did a short test ride yesterday of about 5 km after getting two bike ready for my commuting week.
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Old 07-17-16, 06:44 PM
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Erm.... several (?8/9/10) months ago (save for when I test-rode it after servicing it for the summer)!
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Old 07-17-16, 10:56 PM
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Wow, you 160 km folk. I did a short test ride yesterday of about 5 km after getting two bike ready for my commuting week.
Well, it is the middle of winter. I was originally thinking we'd do something a little over 200 km, but we've had such bad weather lately, that idea was just not appealing. Then I was thinking of 180 km, but the far end of that route got a lot of snow during the week and then was flooded. So we decided to shorten it up to a century and just go with that.
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Today, to pick up prescriptions. I'm car-free by habit, economics, and lifestyle, but I don't ride long distances unless I feel good (I'm disabled) and conditions are suitable. "Training" is not part of my personal makeup.
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Old 07-20-16, 10:51 PM
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I didn't get out early enough to beat-the-heat. But a did get in a 10+ mile (round trip) ride to the post office.
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Old 07-24-16, 06:56 PM
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Not a good idea, but . . .

I rode to the bike co-op yesterday. We have a "heat advisory" for heat indexes around 100 F (38 or so C), and my asthma makes that worse. Oh, well, I got a couple of things done. The round trip is about 8.5 miles (13.67 km). Nothing today or tomorrow. I learned my lesson yesterday.
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Yesterday was pretty hot. Over 100 f on the pavement. Around 107 f in the afternoon.
So I went out and did 120.75 miles. It was a great ride.
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Old 07-25-16, 12:14 AM
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Yesterday was pretty hot. Over 100 f on the pavement. Around 107 f in the afternoon.
So I went out and did 120.75 miles. It was a great ride.
Humid or dry heat?

I find I can tolerate heat pretty well as long as I'm used to it and don't try to do more than what I'm accustomed to. It's like getting used to the cold. Get out in it every day and it won't bother you very much at all.
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Old 07-25-16, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Roody View Post
Humid or dry heat?

I find I can tolerate heat pretty well as long as I'm used to it and don't try to do more than what I'm accustomed to. It's like getting used to the cold. Get out in it every day and it won't bother you very much at all.
It was a dry heat. Very comfortable, very little sweating. The week before I did 122 miles in high humidity.
My jersey was soaked when I got home.
As you say, you get accustomed to the temperature, and humidity (dry or damp), and it becomes easier than you would think. You probably get the same reaction when telling non cyclists, you get used to it.
I remember Jay Leno saying "The murder statistics here have gone up. But, it's OK, it's a dry murder."
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