Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- First Week & Weekend of January 2020

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- First Week & Weekend of January 2020

Old 01-04-20, 01:33 AM
  #1  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,808

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 138 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3092 Post(s)
Liked 277 Times in 176 Posts
Your Weekend Ride Reports -- First Week & Weekend of January 2020

How has your first week & weekend of January gone? Lots of cycling? Other sports? Easing into it?
Machka is offline  
Old 01-04-20, 01:38 AM
  #2  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,808

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 138 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3092 Post(s)
Liked 277 Times in 176 Posts
First bicycle ride of the year!

Distance: 14.52 km
Elevation: 65 m
Moving Time: 1:00:17
Elapsed Time: 1:09:33
Speed: Avg: 14.5 km/h | Max: 19.4 km/h


January 2

Distance: 50.90km
Elevation: 334m
Moving Time: 2:49:36
Elapsed Time: 3:07:26
Speed: Avg: 18.0km/h } Max: 45.7km/h

This is the first 50 km bicycle ride we have done since before Rowan's accident! It was a bit of a challenge because of 28 km/h to 40 km/h wind. My legs weren't happy on the way out!

A vegetation fire started up about when we left and the road we used on the way back was closed for a bit. But when we got back to that point, they'd got it under control and had opened the road. Those things move fast!


January 3

Distance: 22.03km
Elevation: 163m
Moving Time: 1:19:57
Elapsed Time: 1:22:26
Speed: Avg: 16.5km/h | Max: 39.2km/h

Warm day ... not a bad ride on the way out, a little bit challenging with the wind on the way back.


January 4


Distance: 13.02km
Elevation: 50m
Moving Time: 48:22
Elapsed Time: 50:12
Speed: Avg: 16.2km/h | Max: 27.7km/h

Windy and smokey ride just to get us to 100 km in the first four days of the year!!
Machka is offline  
Likes For Machka:
Old 01-04-20, 05:02 PM
  #3  
TheDudeIsHere
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 185 Post(s)
Liked 266 Times in 158 Posts
43 miles today SOLO.

As you can see I am not one of those, "do my gloves match my tires and shoestrings?" type of guys. I just get on my bike and ride.



Perfect jersey to fit the bill today once I realized the headwind was kicking up both directions.

TheDudeIsHere is offline  
Old 01-04-20, 09:44 PM
  #4  
nesdog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
Posts: 2,614

Bikes: Domane SLR7 Disc

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Sixty mile week, with today's shop ride heading out in low 40's temps that eventually warmed into the 60's. Over the hill to the beach and back for nearly 5K of climbing.
__________________
[insert clever quote here]
nesdog is offline  
Old 01-05-20, 05:46 AM
  #5  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,808

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 138 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3092 Post(s)
Liked 277 Times in 176 Posts
Sunday

Walk/Run:
Distance: 3.87km
Elevation: 46m
Moving Time: 39:48
Elapsed Time: 42:58
Pace: 10:16/km

I ran for 2 km in the middle ... you can see where on this Strava graph.




Cycling
Distance: 10.15km
Elevation: 75m
Moving Time: 38:19
Elapsed Time: 41:57
Speed: Avg: 15.9km/h | Max: 30.6km/h
Machka is offline  
Old 01-05-20, 08:54 AM
  #6  
Kabuki12
Senior Member
 
Kabuki12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Ventura County ,California
Posts: 781

Bikes: 1973 Windsor Profesional,1976 Kabuki diamond formula with full Campy, 1977 Raleigh Competition GS , 1971 Stella original Campy equip. 1978 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, 1972 Italvega Gran Rally ,1972 Super Mondia Special,Medici Pro Strada

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 170 Post(s)
Liked 155 Times in 110 Posts
I rode 15 miles on my ItalVega to my shop under sunny So Cal skies and got my new(to me) Medici. I then rode a few miles to my local bike shop to have the chain replaced. After that I returned to my shop to retrieve the ItalVega for my return home . 36.5 miles and no head wind , for once. Lately every weekend I have been getting headwind when pedaling home . Usually at least 15 miles worth!


Kabuki12 is offline  
Likes For Kabuki12:
Old 01-05-20, 05:21 PM
  #7  
Ogsarg
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Hollister, CA (not the surf town)
Posts: 847

Bikes: 2019 Specialized Roubaix Comp Di2, 2009 Roubaix, early 90's Giant Iguana

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 325 Post(s)
Liked 245 Times in 114 Posts
finally got out on my new bike. 65 miles with a lot of short steep hills. 48 when I left and 62 when I got home.




Ogsarg is offline  
Old 01-05-20, 07:21 PM
  #8  
biker128pedal
Senior Member
 
biker128pedal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Eastern VA
Posts: 842

Bikes: Madone 5.0, Diamondback Topanga frame (Warranty replacement of broken Raleigh)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 13 Posts
No Jan 1st ride. Visiting parents. But road the 2nd, 3rd and today.
1/2 - Guess it may not count but mountain bike 2-1/2 hours for 20 miles off road at Beaver Dam Park. ONe end and back.
1/3 - 1:12 for 21.16 miles around Gloucester on my normal route.
1/5 - 2:24 for 40.42 miles on my modified Moton Center loop to the York River. Windy and 43 to 39 F. Bu the Pearly's and wind proof covers kept my toes warm.
biker128pedal is offline  
Old 01-06-20, 01:22 AM
  #9  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 10,584

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 179 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3352 Post(s)
Liked 727 Times in 499 Posts
Met and beat my goal for 2019 with my final ride of the year on Dec 31, riding 23 miles of my usual workout route averaging 17 mph without feeling exhausted at the end. For a couple of years I'd struggled to do better than 16 mph on that route, but toward the end of the year made some changes to my diet, conditioning, bike fit and pedaling (slower cadence, bigger gears) and got consistently stronger by November.

Did a 28 mile casual ride with friends on Jan 1, 2020, meeting for dinner at the midway point. Hot pho on a chilly evening, very good.

Some aero bar practice on Jan 2 on the indoor trainer. Finally found a setup I might be able to handle, switching from old school Scott to newer Profile aero bars. The Profile bars are longer and support my elbows better, much less strain on my neck and shoulders. Might try 'em outdoors this week if the wind calms down a bit. I'm still not confident on aero bars in the wind.

27 miles on Jan 3, the usual workout route. Felt like I was loafing but was still faster than usual.

Alas, the cold dry air keeps giving my sinuses fits and I had to rest Saturday and Sunday with sinus headaches and dizziness from congestion. Just as well, the bike I rode most of 2019 really needs an overhaul so it's partially disassembled on the workstand now. Just noticed the headset and fork were binding since I last checked in August after replacing the stem.
canklecat is offline  
Old 01-06-20, 09:01 AM
  #10  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 24,389

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 100 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3560 Post(s)
Liked 583 Times in 418 Posts
Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Windy and smokey ride just to get us to 100 km in the first four days of the year!!
any impending danger for you from the fires or are you some distance away? it looks like the whole continent is on fire!
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 01-06-20, 10:34 AM
  #11  
woodcraft
Senior Member
 
woodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 4,778
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1263 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 254 Times in 154 Posts
Originally Posted by Ogsarg View Post
finally got out on my new bike. 65 miles with a lot of short steep hills. 48 when I left and 62 when I got home.





Sweet!
woodcraft is offline  
Old 01-06-20, 10:44 AM
  #12  
woodcraft
Senior Member
 
woodcraft's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 4,778
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1263 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 254 Times in 154 Posts
New years day with the neighboring club- ride and brunch. Included a tough 1,400' climb. 47, 3,500'

Sunday late start, fast & hard. Highest power #s that I've seen for quite a while, so there's hope that I'm not turning in to a potato. 56, 3,900'
woodcraft is offline  
Old 01-06-20, 05:47 PM
  #13  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,808

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 138 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3092 Post(s)
Liked 277 Times in 176 Posts
Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
any impending danger for you from the fires or are you some distance away? it looks like the whole continent is on fire!
There's really only one big fire in the SE corner of the mainland, and a few others dotted around. There are two in Tassie right now, but not close to the Hobart area.

Last edited by Machka; 01-06-20 at 08:58 PM.
Machka is offline  
Likes For Machka:
Old 01-06-20, 07:15 PM
  #14  
caloso
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 38,704

Bikes: Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 61 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2104 Post(s)
Liked 600 Times in 333 Posts
2x20's on Saturday. Just me and my discomfort in the fog.
Team base ride on Sunday. 60-ish miles (100km) with friends in the sun. Good times.
caloso is offline  
Old 01-06-20, 07:58 PM
  #15  
cyclebycle13
Super WW
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY (state)
Posts: 630

Bikes: A really light one and a really heavy one.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 57 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 3 Posts
36 miles on Jan 1 and then 70 miles on Jan 5.
cyclebycle13 is offline  
Old 01-07-20, 12:04 AM
  #16  
TheDudeIsHere
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 185 Post(s)
Liked 266 Times in 158 Posts
Just and easy 20 on Sunday. I wore my Fat Bastard jersey giving an opening for others to crack some jokes. But nobody called me a fat bastard.

I'm only 6/1 and 260 so I am too fat to race Froome!

TheDudeIsHere is offline  
Old 01-07-20, 12:06 PM
  #17  
bikecrate
Senior Member
 
bikecrate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: LF, APMAT
Posts: 2,360
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 477 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 71 Times in 50 Posts
I had a ton of time off from work and of course the weather did not want to cooperate, so I only got one ride in. New Years' Day did a couple of mile walk in the woods. Midway through there was a loud crash next to the trail. Scared the crap out of me. Turned out to be a deer that was bounding off into the woods. Friday did a 40 mile ride in the Ocala Nat. Forest. Nice day mild temps and not too windy. Picture is my turn around point at Wildcat Lake.
bikecrate is offline  

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 © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.