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06-16-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,739
Posted By MikeRides

I haven't really been keeping track of my rides...

I haven't really been keeping track of my rides this year, not as religiously as I used to anyway.

6/15: 64 miles - Planned a 50-mile Birthday ride with my now 10-year old, her one Birthday wish...
Forum: Touring
06-02-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,748
Posted By MikeRides

I haven't toured since 2014 when I did the ECT...

I haven't toured since 2014 when I did the ECT with my then 5 year old. That was quite an adventure, I had intentions to do other tours since then but life always got in the way. This year I'm...
04-21-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,436
Posted By MikeRides

PSA: Running does not improve your riding...

PSA: Running does not improve your riding speed/endurance.
04-13-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,356
Posted By MikeRides

4/12: 15 miles. Couple laps around the block to...

4/12: 15 miles. Couple laps around the block to try to reacquaint myself with the bike.
4/13: 80 miles. A bit more than I wanted/was ready for at the time being, but I had a blast. I've lived in...
04-13-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,436
Posted By MikeRides

Hey guys... Sad to report I'm forced to come back...

Hey guys... Sad to report I'm forced to come back to this community, weighed in at 210 this morning. :-( I blame weeks of extremely long work days, lots of fast food and beer, and sugary energy...
12-26-18, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,056
Posted By MikeRides

Heat exhaustion got me once, ended up bed ridden...

Heat exhaustion got me once, ended up bed ridden for 3 days and almost hospitalized after that one. Only details I have from that situation is that it was my first 30 mile ride. I was just starting...
07-18-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By MikeRides

All I've got to say is, an apple fritter is NOT a...

All I've got to say is, an apple fritter is NOT a doughnut! :-D

But yeah looks like a popular ride, way to go on the 33 miles bud!
Forum: Northeast
06-27-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By MikeRides

I'm only about 40 min of Lake George...

I'm only about 40 min of Lake George unfortunately I'll be down in NY that week/weekend. Rt 9 is decent for riding, never had a problem with "summer" traffic in the years I've ridden portions of it
05-13-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,821
Posted By MikeRides

No garage for this apartment dweller, I have a...

No garage for this apartment dweller, I have a little nook off the living room for where my 2nd bike and my daughter's bike are parked, my primary bike stays inside the locked Jeep because I got...
05-06-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By MikeRides

Congrats!! FYI, this particular forum isn't just...

Congrats!! FYI, this particular forum isn't just for 200+ pound cyclists so you are allowed to hang back with us ;-)
05-05-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,068
Posted By MikeRides

Late start this month but still setting a goal of...

Late start this month but still setting a goal of 300 miles.

5/5: 27.5 miles

MTD: 27.5miles
YTD: 133.3 miles
04-29-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,287
Posted By MikeRides

Oh, I never knew PhotoJoe personally like many of...

Oh, I never knew PhotoJoe personally like many of you but only through this forum, he seemed like a great guy. I'm so sorry to hear of his recent passing, I'd just like to pass my condolences to his...
04-29-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,875
Posted By MikeRides

4/21: 26.5 miles (1:40; sadly no matter how much...

4/21: 26.5 miles (1:40; sadly no matter how much I continued to spin over the winter I didn't improve my fitness much)
4/22: 27.5 miles (same route just opposite direction of yesterday's ride...and...
04-22-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,875
Posted By MikeRides

I was on the stationary bike a few times early...

I was on the stationary bike a few times early this month but since this is April and the official start to *outdoor* cycling season I won't include them on any further logs...

That said, we had a...
03-30-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By MikeRides

Took the bike out for a ride the first time last...

Took the bike out for a ride the first time last weekend, only a relatively easy 10 miler. All I've got to say is I've got some work to do!! Damn winter laziness.

Since I forgot to take my 2018...
03-24-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,661
Posted By MikeRides

Been riding 5 "virtual" miles every other day on...

Been riding 5 "virtual" miles every other day on the stationary bike. It was near 40 degrees today and decided to take the bike out for a 10 mile spin to pick up our Jeep from the shop. Holy crap I...
03-24-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,362
Posted By MikeRides

Well I'm ready to hang up my running shoes and...

Well I'm ready to hang up my running shoes and get on my bike again, this has been a loooong winter! That said, it's 39 degrees (F) outside right now and I'm preparing to take the bike out for a...
03-18-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,362
Posted By MikeRides

I'm so ready for spring...this winter has been...

I'm so ready for spring...this winter has been the coldest I've noticed in at least a DECADE! Snow, I can handle, at least I can do stuff outside but the bitter wind chills? All I want to do is sit...
02-18-18, 05:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,824
Posted By MikeRides

Defnitely out of shape! Got a lot of work to do...

Defnitely out of shape! Got a lot of work to do before April 28th.

Feb 14: 7 miles (trainer)
Feb 18: 18 miles (trainer)

MTD: 25 miles
02-03-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,824
Posted By MikeRides

Currently in training to finish an upcoming half...

Currently in training to finish an upcoming half fondo in sub-4 months!

2/1: 20 miles (trainer)
2/3: {will do 30 sometime today**

MTD: 20 miles
01-07-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,098
Posted By MikeRides

Mike's Ride Log 2018..with more pictures!

Been on the stationary bike for the last week due to some frigid wind chills, but I'm still hopeful to ride 300 miles a month for a grand total of 3600 miles by year end. Got 3 big rides planned, my...
12-28-17, 11:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,097
Posted By MikeRides

Congrats on surpassing your 2017 goals ill.clyde!...

Congrats on surpassing your 2017 goals ill.clyde!

2017, for me was a bust. I didn't track a single mile ridden other than the two charity rides I did (adding up to ~150 miles), I was on the bike a...
12-28-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,055
Posted By MikeRides

I'm having a hard time reading this...as right...

I'm having a hard time reading this...as right now, it's currently -20*F outside where I am and it's not expected to budge upward much in the next 10 days. I'm cringing at the thought that you need...
12-01-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By MikeRides

After a lazy year of exercise and 2 weeks in...

After a lazy year of exercise and 2 weeks in Florida, working 12+ hour shifts and eating nothing but fast food (yeah yeah I know it's bad for me) I'm also up to 204 as of this morning from a low of...
11-04-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,941
Posted By MikeRides

Just out of curiosity did you eat anything prior...

Just out of curiosity did you eat anything prior to or during your ride? Were you properly hydrated? From my experience, bonking comes from malnutrition... so that may have been your issue, on your...
10-29-17, 08:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,685
Posted By MikeRides

Probably would make for a better walk/run commute...

Probably would make for a better walk/run commute actually.
10-29-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,685
Posted By MikeRides

Just received a response regarding an application...

Just received a response regarding an application for an apartment closer to work, only 1.25 miles away and 2 blocks from the kid's school. Year round bike commuting here I come!! :)
10-08-17, 09:53 AM
Replies: 529
Views: 81,701
Posted By MikeRides

Sounds like a nice ride, love the variations of...

Sounds like a nice ride, love the variations of off and on road. :thumb: One bit of irony though, is the person riding with a safety vest on but no helmet. Don't think that helmet will do any good...
10-08-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,164
Posted By MikeRides

October Goal: 100 miles. Like the rest of this...

October Goal: 100 miles. Like the rest of this year it'll be a long stretch since I'm in the middle of a busy "season" (August-January) at work and prepping to move into my new home.
Forum: Commuting
10-02-17, 02:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,685
Posted By MikeRides

Does anyone here actually have/use one of these...

Does anyone here actually have/use one of these mugs?
10-01-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,685
Posted By MikeRides

I can only count to...three, in Roman numerals. ...

I can only count to...three, in Roman numerals. /sarcasm
09-30-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,224
Posted By MikeRides

Well if it makes any difference, since I didn't...

Well if it makes any difference, since I didn't have to work yesterday and had a ton of stuff to do around the house so I never made it to any place local to get my free coffee either.
09-30-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,484
Posted By MikeRides

Well rain today means I finished this month with...

Well rain today means I finished this month with just shy of 80 miles... this whole year has been a washout. Two charity rides, and only a handful of solo rides, I believe I just barely broke 1000...
09-29-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,224
Posted By MikeRides

Happy National Coffee Day fellow bike...

Happy National Coffee Day fellow bike enthusiasts! Not that we need an excuse to get out and ride (right!?) but many coffee shops are offering free coffee today.
09-29-17, 08:29 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,165
Posted By MikeRides

It may be soul sucking but the best answer to...

It may be soul sucking but the best answer to stay warm/dry is to get a trainer or stationary bike. I have the latter set up in my spare bedroom, set up with a 50" TV over it and a PS3, my daughter...
09-24-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,484
Posted By MikeRides

50 mile charity ride yesterday that turned into...

50 mile charity ride yesterday that turned into 55 miles due to unclear directions and 25 [solo] miles (roughly, I took my bike computer off) ride this morning makes for 80 miles ridden this weekend.
09-10-17, 03:43 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,224
Posted By MikeRides

No, I'd be opposed regardless. It's a concern of...

No, I'd be opposed regardless. It's a concern of safety. The only route to the middle school would be along a corridor between a busy industrial park and a interstate exit, with little to no...
09-10-17, 01:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,224
Posted By MikeRides

Trying to build up some confidence to allow my...

Trying to build up some confidence to allow my daughter to bike to school this year... She just started middle school (officially, since last year she was part of an accelerated program that bussed a...
09-10-17, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By MikeRides

It's posts like this that make me feel ashamed...

It's posts like this that make me feel ashamed that I've only ridden, possibly 200 miles total this year. The past few years I averaged 1500-2000 annually. :( Anyway, great job OP, keep up the good...
09-09-17, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By MikeRides

Great job!!!

Great job!!!
07-31-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By MikeRides

Definitely YMMV. I used to ride on a large, cushy...

Definitely YMMV. I used to ride on a large, cushy gel-esque seat, and i found my rear end would get numb after 20 miles. My road bike has a extremely hard seat but I find my bike shorts do a good job...
07-31-17, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,113
Posted By MikeRides

Congrats!! Don't give up. I started out in the...

Congrats!! Don't give up. I started out in the 240-250 range myself, am now down to a well respected 165# from a slight diet change and becoming more active again. There are some days I still feel...
07-31-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By MikeRides

Congrats on the metric and good luck on your...

Congrats on the metric and good luck on your full,imperial century! After 3 years I rode my first full century back in April. Now that I did it, I have no aspiration to do another. Keep this tip in...
07-29-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,281
Posted By MikeRides

7/16: 32 miles 7/23: 25 miles 7/29: 55 miles...

7/16: 32 miles
7/23: 25 miles
7/29: 55 miles (was aiming for 60 but couldn't find a reasonable loop and didn't feel like doing 2.5 mile out & back ride at the end)

MTD: 112 miles
Goal: 200...
07-23-17, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By MikeRides

Can running have a negative effect on cycling?

Just wondering... Once I lost a substantial amount of weight from cycling I took up running because it was easier to change into basic shorts and running shoes then change into my cycling kit on work...
07-21-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,250
Posted By MikeRides

My first ride when I started my lifestyle change...

My first ride when I started my lifestyle change was 1-mile and I was beat afterward. Slowly moved up to 3 miles, then 5, 10, 15...and eventually capable of comfortably doing back to back 25 milers....
07-21-17, 02:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,718
Posted By MikeRides

My excuse is I simply haven't been riding... Last...

My excuse is I simply haven't been riding... Last Sunday was my first ride since April, and prior to that ride I hadn't been on the bike since September. Weather just hasn't cooperated with my free...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,648
Posted By MikeRides

I used to keep everything (license, work ID,...

I used to keep everything (license, work ID, insurance card, credit card x2 and some cash) in a arm band wallet. I wore it just above my left bicep, slipped under my sleeve. Unfortunately after...
07-16-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,853
Posted By MikeRides

When I started cycling again, it was solely due...

When I started cycling again, it was solely due to being in-between jobs. I was unemployed for a little over two years, my savings was running out and credit cards were near maxed out so I couldn't...
07-16-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 7,281
Posted By MikeRides

Work's been a bear the past few months and family...

Work's been a bear the past few months and family obligations have kept me off the bike for the most part since April. Hoping to make a return this week as I'm on vacation

7/16: 32 miles --...
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