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10-19-21, 02:56 PM
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Posted By jppe

About 35 miles after walking 18 holes. Gorgeous...

About 35 miles after walking 18 holes. Gorgeous day and a perfect place to end the ride. ...
10-19-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By jppe

Very similar here, late 2004 and age 52. There...

Very similar here, late 2004 and age 52. There was a stretch there where 50+ was really entertaining!!!

I was able to attend the inaugural 50+ ride in Glenwood Springs and have ridden with...
10-18-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By jppe

Someone needs to post a pollÖÖ

Itís probably just my perception but it seems there are a lot more folks 60+ posting than 50-55-60. It would be interesting to see the distribution of ages in 5 year blocks, 50-55, 55-60 and on up....
10-18-21, 08:20 AM
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Views: 221
Posted By jppe

50 degrees is always very pleasant for outdoor...

50 degrees is always very pleasant for outdoor activities here in NC!! Climbing hills in 50 degree temperatures is very nice. Sounds like you had a good ride.
10-18-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,078
Posted By jppe

Iíve got to think itís very individualized. I...

Iíve got to think itís very individualized. I suspect thereís quite a few here that will still be riding drop bars until theyíre no longer riding. For me at 69, Iím not seeing a reason why I wouldnít...
10-17-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 873
Posted By jppe

Over the last couple years I have really enjoyed...

Over the last couple years I have really enjoyed riding to a lunch stop. Usually those stops are in the 45-70 mile range. I eat lunch then continue on with the ride. My rides are generally 60-100+...
10-13-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By jppe

OP, my mileage usually starts lagging this time...

OP, my mileage usually starts lagging this time of the year so perfectly normal and even expected here.Itís just part of the annual rhythm of cycling for me. The spring and summer months were always...
10-13-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By jppe

He's originally from Lynchburg, VA and now Kitty...

He's originally from Lynchburg, VA and now Kitty Hawk, NC. Just one of the fellas I met while riding. He definitely is pretty stout! A good wheel to ride behind for sure.
10-10-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 669
Posted By jppe

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Way too early to...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Way too early to even be mentioning that stuff. It was 81 degrees in NC today and Iím completely fine with that.

There ainít nuttin I enjoy doing in that stuff....
10-09-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By jppe

Itís all about the wind around the coast. The...

Itís all about the wind around the coast. The wind today was pretty decent. We were able to sustain 19-21 without a huge effort.
10-09-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Finale

Cycle NC 2021 in the books!! 65 miles today on Day 7 from Wallace to N Topsail Beach. And despite predictions of rain all week thankfully we didnít get a drop while we rode.

Doing week long tours...
10-09-21, 03:02 AM
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Views: 1,607
Posted By jppe

The fella is really angry about something...

The fella is really angry about something completely unrelated to cycling. I hope he can get it worked out before he hurts someone else and himself. Iím sure it affected your ride but you just...
10-08-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By jppe

Pictures Day 6 Cycle NC

Day 6 Cycle NC Done! 76 miles from Smithfield to Wallace. Overcast, decent winds, no rain and good temperatures to ride in.

But the story for today was food poisoning from last nightís supper that...
10-07-21, 01:22 PM
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Views: 182
Posted By jppe

Pictures Day 5 Cycle NC

71 miles with 35 miles on a paved greenway along the Neuse River
...
10-06-21, 05:46 PM
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Posted By jppe

Yikes!!! Howíd it happen?

Yikes!!! Howíd it happen?
10-06-21, 12:18 PM
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Views: 151
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 4

Day 4 Cycle NC Done. 62 miles with 2400í of climbing from Roxboro to Creedmoor over some rolling terrain. Another nice day for riding a bike. Great remote backroads and vistas today.

Now, if we...
10-06-21, 04:02 AM
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Views: 2,007
Posted By jppe

Not me. But not a big deal.

Not me. But not a big deal.
10-06-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 794
Posted By jppe

Youíre definitely headed in the right direction!...

Youíre definitely headed in the right direction! Hopefully for you itís sustainable and your healthier habits will be the new norm. A resting heart rate 100+ wouldnít have lasted very long!!! Glad...
10-05-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By jppe

Where are you riding?

Where are you riding?
10-05-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By jppe

Yes on all 7 days. We will finish at N Topsail...

Yes on all 7 days. We will finish at N Topsail Beach on Saturday. Weíll camp there Saturday night then catch a bus back to Durham where my van is parked.

I could post and take a lot more...
10-05-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 3

Cycle NC Day 3

Nice and dry 62 miles with 2600í of climbing from Reidsville to Roxboro. My brother and I rode together for about half todayís ride. No rain until the tent was set up!!

The...
10-04-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 2

Cycle NC Day 2 done. 76 miles with 4200í of climbing from Mt Airy to Reidsville. Beautiful route and day to ride but lots of hills the first 28 miles.

I stopped at Short Sugarís BBQ in Reidsville...
10-03-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,339
Posted By jppe

I saw where some replies slammed the idea that it...

I saw where some replies slammed the idea that it couldnít be related to hydration, but Iíve had similar symptoms as yours this summer and it was dehydration. Mine could have been both lack of fluids...
10-03-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 1

Iíve missed doing the supported week long tours since COVID canceled a lot of those I normally do. But Iím riding in my home state this week with my brother who just retired.

Day 1 Cycle NC done....
09-25-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26,087
Views: 2,726,599
Posted By jppe

I had a really nice ride in and around Brunswick...

I had a really nice ride in and around Brunswick County, NC today. The skies were as clear a blue as youíd see in NC. Brunswick County is at the coast and will be our new home next year.

I met...
09-23-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,222
Posted By jppe

Typical routine for me is to walk 18 holes of...

Typical routine for me is to walk 18 holes of golf in the morning, grab lunch and then a couple days a week ride 40-60 miles in the afternoon. Does taking a shower first thing count as a Tri for a...
09-22-21, 09:55 AM
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Posted By jppe

Itís all paved, no gravel. Itís usually well...

Itís all paved, no gravel. Itís usually well attended by 200-300 riders.
09-21-21, 10:41 AM
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Posted By jppe

Cool! Iíve seen folks wearing the CAC jerseys on...

Cool! Iíve seen folks wearing the CAC jerseys on local rides. I live in Concord and do most of my rides from the house but venture towards Davidson/Mooresville, Kanna/Cleveland/Salisbury/High Rock...
09-20-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26,087
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Posted By jppe

Where were you riding around Charlotte? I usually...

Where were you riding around Charlotte? I usually average around 2500í per 50 miles so it sounds like very typical terrain for our area. Itís a great area for training if you know roads that get you...
09-18-21, 08:37 AM
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Posted By jppe

I made it to Sunset Beach about 2:30 Friday...

I made it to Sunset Beach about 2:30 Friday afternoon. 103 miles today. Thank goodness for the clouds today as it was muggy as heck. Very flat today which meant hardly any coasting …..which can be as...
09-16-21, 05:08 PM
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Posted By jppe

Oh well, rode 109 miles with 4000í of climbing...

Oh well, rode 109 miles with 4000í of climbing today. Slower than normal but comfortable ride. Doing a two day solo self supported ride to the NC coast. Tomorrow will be 100 miles and pretty flat.
09-16-21, 05:04 PM
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Posted By jppe

Doing a solo unsupported 200+ mile ride from my...

Doing a solo unsupported 200+ mile ride from my house to the NC coast. 109 miles today and another 100 miles tomorrow. Tomorrow is flatter but itís all about wind direction!!

...
09-15-21, 07:26 PM
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Posted By jppe

Thanks for the updates! It’s great to hear that...

Thanks for the updates! It’s great to hear that cycling still plays a part in what you do.
09-13-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4,169
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Posted By jppe

Probably my last ride up to the in-laws house on...

Probably my last ride up to the in-laws house on the lake. Theyíve moved into a retirement facility and weíve cleaned out everything. A contract was received the day it went on the market. Just...
09-11-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By jppe

I didn’t ride much the past couple months and...

I didn’t ride much the past couple months and like you trying to regain fitness. It’s tougher than I’d hoped but starting to see some progress. Hang in there.
09-08-21, 06:04 AM
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Posted By jppe

It starts in the mountains with hills and doesnít...

It starts in the mountains with hills and doesnít flatten out for about 4 days. Normally hills arenít an issue but just havenít ridden enough to know lately.
09-07-21, 01:51 PM
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Posted By jppe

Iím wondering if my years are starting to show....

Iím wondering if my years are starting to show. After riding 3-100 milers on a lightly packed bike in 3 days in June, Iíve not really ridden that much. Nothing to really train for and itís been hot....
08-30-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,357
Posted By jppe

For years I didnít use a mirror. I had tried...

For years I didnít use a mirror. I had tried helmet and eye glass mirrors but they never took for me. Just couldnít get comfortable using them. I did my ride across the US without a mirror and there...
08-27-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By jppe

Averaging 17+ mph solo over that distance is very...

Averaging 17+ mph solo over that distance is very good. Youíve also selected a really nice bike for your rides. I know itís hard for you to believe but if you can do 75 miles at that pace 100 miles...
08-19-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4,169
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Posted By jppe

Time trialing on Charlotte Motor Speedway in...

Time trialing on Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2017. We used to hold 6 ten mile events each year. I think this shot was on front stretch. I was the event organizer for many of the last years. At its...
08-05-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,375
Posted By jppe

Itís doing okay. Iím still doing everything I...

Itís doing okay. Iím still doing everything I would have done otherwise. It took about a year before it was ďnormalĒ but like you was back at all my daily activities very quickly. My surgeon held me...
08-04-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,375
Posted By jppe

Thatís really good they were able to to a...

Thatís really good they were able to to a ďrepairĒ in lieu of a ďreplaceĒ. The ball broke off the femur neck and dislocated so a total replacement was done.

...
08-04-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,129
Posted By jppe

650 wheels might be perfect. Allows a little...

650 wheels might be perfect. Allows a little wider tire, lower air pressure and a more comfortable ride. While I added a gravel bike Iím still mainly a road rider. Iím not a good descender on gravelÖ.
08-04-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By jppe

So awesome! Sounds like something I’d enjoy...

So awesome! Sounds like something I’d enjoy doing. I’m always looking for something new and different.
08-04-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,375
Posted By jppe

Which procedure did you have? Did they make the...

Which procedure did you have? Did they make the incision from the front or the side?
08-01-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26,087
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Posted By jppe

63 miles. Pretty typical dog days ride in NC. ...

63 miles. Pretty typical dog days ride in NC. Probably one of my last few rides up to the in-laws house before they move.

...
07-31-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,375
Posted By jppe

cobolman, sounds like youíve made a good decision...

cobolman, sounds like youíve made a good decision for your situation. I tell a lot of folks you really have to be all in to ride, it takes effort and is certainly not for everyone. Being risk averse...
07-30-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By jppe

From initial responses it’s apparent that without...

From initial responses it’s apparent that without enforcement the regulation doesn’t work…….probably the case with any law???? I suspect any law deterring the use of mobile devices while driving...
07-29-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26,087
Views: 2,726,599
Posted By jppe

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/9aeb8461_e9a5_458a_b650_08c08a027284_90108d46d18b6b4b031821ba5c8b8981f9a0d71f.jpeg...
07-29-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,780
Posted By jppe

You mentioned it but fitting a bike to your...

You mentioned it but fitting a bike to your riding style trumps everything. If the bike fit is off enough it can lead to serious joint and other physical issues issues. I was headed down that road...
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