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

Your Weekend Ride Reports -- August 24/25

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 -- August 24/25

Old 08-24-19, 08:15 AM
  #1  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,531

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2935 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 83 Posts
Your Weekend Ride Reports -- August 24/25

Happy Weekend. Tell us all about your cycling this weekend or week!

.
Machka is offline  
Old 08-24-19, 08:21 AM
  #2  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,531

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2935 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 83 Posts
August 24 is Rowan and my anniversary. Although we were married on August 24 in Canada, which is August 25 in Australia, it is August 24 here in Australia today, so we're celebrating today. Did you follow all that.

I've mentioned this before elsewhere, so I'll try to be brief ...


Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Rowan and I "met" here on Bikeforums, in early 2003. I'm a Canadian and he is Australian. I had posted a question about the Paris-Brest-Paris, a 1200 km bicycle ride coming up later that year, in August, and he replied indicating he was going. That was that. We made no plans to meet or anything.

In late August, on the Paris-Brest-Paris, I was walking through the last rest stop when someone called, "Machka". I wondered who would know that name, and it was him. We chatted for a little while then went our separate ways. But over the next year we got to know each other on a couple cycling forums, one of which was this one.

In October 2004, I went to Australia with a friend and spent 3 months cycling around Australia. Rowan and I met again at the Great Southern Randonnee, another 1200 km cycling event, and then my friend and I stayed with Rowan in Hobart for a few days. My friend and I went our separate ways after that trip, and Rowan and I got to know each other better online, and through emails and phone calls.

He came to North America in 2005 and 2006, and of course we did cycling events and tours together. We spent a month in Europe in 2007. I went to Australia in early 2008 for a couple weeks. And then he came to Canada in late 2008 ... and we were married on a lake just outside Jasper.

But first, on that day, we cycled a century (100 miles) to celebrate the development of our relationship ... then we were married.


Rowan returned to Australia 10 days later, and 9 months later, I moved to Australia. During that time, I finished my Bachelor of Education ... and the area where he lived was destroyed by Australia's most devastating bushfire. Rowan lost his home and narrowly escaped with his life. For a while, he was living in a tent trailer on the property where he worked, and I thought that might be where I would be living too ... but his employer offered us a very rustic cabin on the back of the property about 2 km from "the grid". It had, somehow, survived the bushfire. And that's where I spent my first year in Australia ... living off the grid in a remote and rustic cabin!


We've been back to "our" lake in Jasper where we got married a couple times, most recently June 2017. Of course we take photos which are in the album below. And we do try to cycle on or about our anniversary each year.

So, we're celebrating 16 years of knowing each other, 11 years of marriage, and 10 years of living together.








The whole album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/machka...57607097344648
Machka is offline  
Likes For Machka:
Old 08-24-19, 08:23 AM
  #3  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,531

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2935 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 83 Posts
Saturday 24 August ...

Walked/ran 20 minutes
Cycling indoors with Zwift 40 minutes

Rowan cycled "with" me for 25 minutes.
Machka is offline  
Old 08-24-19, 07:10 PM
  #4  
znomit
Zoom zoom zoom zoom bonk
 
znomit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 3,800

Bikes: Giant Defy, Trek 1.7c, BMC GF02, Scott Sub 35

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 190 Post(s)
Liked 54 Times in 27 Posts
200 km rando yesterday. I was organising and due to some technical difficulties didn't realise there were 3 other entrants until Friday night. Cold ride with most of it around 6C, and 2000m climbing in about 80km. Legs definitely feeling the lazy winter! Good warmup for the 300 and 400 next month.
znomit is offline  
Old 08-24-19, 07:33 PM
  #5  
puma1552
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 667

Bikes: '17 Colnago C-RS (Full 5800); '16 Specialized Sirrus Elite

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 315 Post(s)
Liked 32 Times in 21 Posts
Just a quick 15 mile ride, averaged a bit over 16 mph which I was happy with having been off the bike for a few weeks due to traveling for work...had too many other things to do today so had to keep it short.
puma1552 is offline  
Old 08-24-19, 07:50 PM
  #6  
OldTryGuy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 4,487

Bikes: 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 680 Post(s)
Liked 65 Times in 47 Posts
Originally Posted by Machka View Post
August 24 is Rowan and my anniversary. ..........
Congratulations

I rode an egg sucking 70 miles today and felt like doggie doo doo during and now feel like run-over doo doo. Getting s-l-o-w-e-r.....faster than desired. Hope to meet-up tomorrow with the Sunday AM group for some wheel sucking, easy following behind riding.
OldTryGuy is offline  
Old 08-25-19, 03:32 AM
  #7  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,531

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2935 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 83 Posts
Thanks!


Sunday ... On Treadmill ...

Distance: 5.78km

Elapsed Time: 1:01:37

Pace: 10:40/km
Machka is offline  
Old 08-25-19, 04:48 AM
  #8  
jbchybridrider 
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Posts: 2,606
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
Liked 57 Times in 31 Posts
Originally Posted by Machka View Post
August 24 is Rowan and my anniversary.
Congrats, what a coincidence spring sprung early at the same time
jbchybridrider is offline  
Likes For jbchybridrider:
Old 08-25-19, 05:02 AM
  #9  
jbchybridrider 
Senior Member
 
jbchybridrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: adelaide, australia
Posts: 2,606
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 146 Post(s)
Liked 57 Times in 31 Posts
I didn't have to travel as far as usual to ride today. For the first time for me I rode at the Cobbler Creek mtb park in suburbia. You can hear cars on the highways and see them if I'm at the edge of the park and houses but otherwise its like being bush with excellent single trail. It was a nice day too.

"Relive video here "
https://www.relive.cc/view/rt10007760740






jbchybridrider is offline  
Old 08-25-19, 07:31 AM
  #10  
Machka 
In Real Life
Thread Starter
 
Machka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Down under down under
Posts: 51,531

Bikes: Lots

Mentioned: 134 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2935 Post(s)
Liked 124 Times in 83 Posts
Annual Walking Totals - to August 25

2015 - 670.8 km
2016 - 670.2 km
2017 - 739.1 km
2018 - 860.1 km
2019 - 687.7 km
Machka is offline  
Old 08-25-19, 07:37 AM
  #11  
jamesdak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 5,541

Bikes: G.L. Maillot Juane & Ventoux,Schwinn Circuit, Prologue,PDG Paramount,Paramount,Tempo,Jake The Snake,LeMond Zurich & Tourmelet,Giordana XL Super & Antares,Puegeot U08,Bob Jackson,Fuji S12-S,Opus III,Orbea Cabestany,Bianchi Campione,Basso Gap

Mentioned: 86 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1219 Post(s)
Liked 162 Times in 97 Posts
Saturday - Was signed up to do a local Century ride for a charity in a valley about an hour away. Overslept and missed it but at least the charity got my money. Anyway, went out around the house to do 100 miles anyway. Felt so good that I stayed out for 130 miles. Still felt good at the end and even kicked in a little 100 meter sprint before turning into the house. The whole ride was done on my favorite bike, the Giordana XL Super. Stayed on top of the nutrition and hydration on this one and I think that's why I felt so good. It's now Sunday morning and I still feel good with no real muscle soreness, crazy!

jamesdak is offline  
Old 08-25-19, 02:04 PM
  #12  
bruce19
Senior Member
 
bruce19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lebanon (Liberty Hill), CT
Posts: 6,483

Bikes: CAAD 12, MASI Gran Criterium S, Colnago World Cup CX & Guru steel

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 943 Post(s)
Liked 149 Times in 95 Posts
41 mi at a 13 mph pace with a very nice group. Very enjoyable. I think we had about 2700 ft of climbing.
bruce19 is offline  
Old 08-25-19, 04:07 PM
  #13  
thehammerdog
Senior Member
 
thehammerdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NWNJ
Posts: 2,696

Bikes: Road bike is a Carbon Bianchi C2C & Grandis (1980's), Gary Fisher Mt Bike, Trek Tandem & Mongoose SS MTB circa 1992.

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 231 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Nyc ride



Brooklyn bridge


Towers


GWB
Did a nice 30 miles riding around nyc today
thehammerdog is offline  
Old 08-25-19, 06:12 PM
  #14  
wipekitty
vespertine member
 
wipekitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: from sea to shining sea!
Posts: 2,148

Bikes: Yes

Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 584 Post(s)
Liked 79 Times in 59 Posts
Finally got a ride in on Sunday! Just 25 miles, 1,309'. My fitness has gone down the tubes in the last month and I'm hoping to get rolling again next week.
wipekitty is offline  
Old 08-25-19, 06:21 PM
  #15  
jamesdak
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Utah
Posts: 5,541

Bikes: G.L. Maillot Juane & Ventoux,Schwinn Circuit, Prologue,PDG Paramount,Paramount,Tempo,Jake The Snake,LeMond Zurich & Tourmelet,Giordana XL Super & Antares,Puegeot U08,Bob Jackson,Fuji S12-S,Opus III,Orbea Cabestany,Bianchi Campione,Basso Gap

Mentioned: 86 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1219 Post(s)
Liked 162 Times in 97 Posts
Sunday - Short, lazy recovery ride from the miles I did on Saturday. Took out another Giordana today. Only 26 miles today.

jamesdak is offline  
Old 08-26-19, 09:23 AM
  #16  
bikecrate
Senior Member
 
bikecrate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: LF, APMAT
Posts: 2,274
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 445 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 14 Times in 14 Posts
It's hotter than Satan's scrotum. Saturday I rode out to Flatwoods park. I had to take a slightly different route since some park roads were closed due to excessive rain/flooding. Had one vehicular close pass. Fortunately, Flatwoods was open, since I needed to refill my water bottles. 43 miles total. Sunday I went out to Thonotosassa. I did a different route and went slightly farther than I had intended. About half way something stung my knee. It really hurt. Total miles 45.

Interesting sign at a regional airport exit.
bikecrate is offline  
Old 08-26-19, 10:32 AM
  #17  
eduskator
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 115

Bikes: TCR Advanced Pro 0

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
Liked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Started my weekend with a 42kms ride hitting the hills in the National Park close to where I live (700m of elevation) on Saturday, and another 50kms ride on Sunday with a similar elevation. My legs are sore!
eduskator is offline  
Old 08-26-19, 01:26 PM
  #18  
audiomagnate
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 118

Bikes: 1990 Cannondale 3.0 RS400, 1994 Bianchi Kodiak converted to Urban Assault Vehicle

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 15 Posts
I rode a segment in a pace line that I've ridden solo 11 times before with Strava turned on and improved my time/speed by 25 percent over my best previous solo time.
audiomagnate is offline  
Old 08-26-19, 01:33 PM
  #19  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 23,195
Mentioned: 172 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9063 Post(s)
Liked 687 Times in 425 Posts
About 44 miles on the trail in Lehigh Gorge State Park on Saturday. It had been in the 90s on Friday. I started out on Saturday in arm warmers.

indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 08-26-19, 05:10 PM
  #20  
audiomagnate
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 118

Bikes: 1990 Cannondale 3.0 RS400, 1994 Bianchi Kodiak converted to Urban Assault Vehicle

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 32 Post(s)
Liked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
About 44 miles on the trail in Lehigh Gorge State Park on Saturday. It had been in the 90s on Friday. I started out on Saturday in arm warmers.

I hope you brought your fly rod.
audiomagnate is offline  
Old 08-28-19, 10:00 AM
  #21  
aliasfox
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 3 Times in 2 Posts
According to Strava, 28.4 miles, with 1,852 ft of climbing.

Brought my Bianchi to the west coast. Have triple, will ascend.
aliasfox is offline  
Old 08-28-19, 03:15 PM
  #22  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 9,467

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

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2910 Post(s)
Liked 243 Times in 185 Posts
Taking a break from the 50-60 mile weekend daytime club rides after admitting to myself I'm not getting heat adapted this year as well as in previous summers. I'm gonna blame the wonky endocrine system thing again since the thyroid problem late last year.

So I mostly rode several 20-30 mile solo rides this weekend, either early morning or late at night when the temp was below 90. Sometimes I'd do one in the morning and another at night. Really seemed to help. My average speed on the same routes increased from 15 mph earlier this year to 18 mph this week. Pretty happy to finally see some progress after months of PT and struggling to regain my form.
canklecat 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

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