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Smaug1 06-03-24 10:24 AM

I wound up with 34 miles yesterday on a new route that the bike club had done Saturday before the rain came:
https://www.strava.com/activities/11558157886

No riding Saturday; was driving to see my dad in the nursing home and to help my father in law get a hospital bed in his house. By the time that was all done, I only had energy for a 1.8 mile walk around the neighborhood with my wife.

Tonight is the faster club ride I usually go on, but it looks like it'll be rained out. I'm OK with that, as my legs are a little shot still after yesterday's ride. I commuted in on the eBike and when I go home for lunch, I'll just leave it there and take the car back.

rsbob 06-03-24 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling (Post 23257766)
I did an easy 20km today. I spent last week in America visiting family, the trip took a couple extra days due to weather-related flight cancelations and delays. While waiting at LAX for my flight to Haneda, I made the mistake of having dinner at PF Changís. During the 11 hour flight to Haneda, I had to use the toilet around 11 times, firing out of both barrels. Explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting are never enjoyable individually, and when combined together while on an airplane, you can say I didnít have the most pleasant flight. For those who might care, Panda Express has better food than PF Changís, and cost about one-third as much. Changís rooked me for $171, adding a 20% service charge which wasnít mentioned until I asked for the check, and then giving me a receipt which had the nerve to ask me if I wanted to leave an additional tip.

I had looked forward to getting in a longer ride, but didnít have the energy for it. But after a bottle of Pepto Bismal toilets, Iím starting to get ďregularĒ again. Iíll try to do 50km tomorrow if the weather allows.

OMG that is horrible. Food poisoning is the absolute worst, but canít even imagine on a long flight.

I got food poisoning in Mexico in March and spent a full night in a proper bathroom and the next day in bed trying to get down fluids. But on a plane - my deepest sympathy. And ya, LA airport food sucks.

SpeedyBlueBiker 06-03-24 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling (Post 23257766)
I had to use the toilet around 11 times, firing out of both barrels. Explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting are never enjoyable individually, and when combined together while on an airplane, you can say I didn’t have the most pleasant flight.

I've had that before, going from both ends, rushing to the toilet and not knowing which end wanted to go first! Luckily, I was at home in Bangkok, and I wasn't on a plane.

Jughed 06-03-24 04:20 PM


Originally Posted by 50PlusCycling (Post 23257766)
I did an easy 20km today. I spent last week in America visiting family, the trip took a couple extra days due to weather-related flight cancelations and delays. While waiting at LAX for my flight to Haneda, I made the mistake of having dinner at PF Changís. During the 11 hour flight to Haneda, I had to use the toilet around 11 times, firing out of both barrels. Explosive diarrhea and projectile vomiting are never enjoyable individually, and when combined together while on an airplane, you can say I didnít have the most pleasant flight. For those who might care, Panda Express has better food than PF Changís, and cost about one-third as much. Changís rooked me for $171, adding a 20% service charge which wasnít mentioned until I asked for the check, and then giving me a receipt which had the nerve to ask me if I wanted to leave an additional tip.

I had looked forward to getting in a longer ride, but didnít have the energy for it. But after a bottle of Pepto Bismal toilets, Iím starting to get ďregularĒ again. Iíll try to do 50km tomorrow if the weather allows.

Where did you eat 18-30 hours before you blew chunks? Double ended usually means norovirus - which the states had a big outbreak of late winter early spring, and it happens 24 hours afterÖ

May not have been PF Changs.

Jughed 06-03-24 04:23 PM

24 miles on the trail with my 13 year old son.

Hos first time out since getting the Rona 3 months ago - been on all sorts of meds since.

He did well, I was able to pace him at 18mph.

Sierra_rider 06-03-24 11:19 PM

A very fake 23 miles and 1200'...I had my trainer on ERG mode and was kinda figuring out what my zone 2 wattage is right now. Started at 250 and kept bumping it up, until I eventually hit 275 watts, without getting much cardiac drift.

Troul 06-04-24 04:58 AM

44 miles OD.

XxHaimBondxX 06-04-24 05:20 AM

Planning to ride this afternoon in 90 degree high humidity. It's been a pleasure folks.

XxHaimBondxX 06-04-24 02:25 PM

Survived 24 miles, wasn't too bad with occasional breeze coming from the river.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...e4897299db.jpg

50PlusCycling 06-04-24 02:33 PM

I got over my food poisoning, and enjoyed a pretty good ride at the park. I usually ride 100km on Tuesdays, but Iím taking baby steps. Surprisingly I set a new PR for 40km.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5650a5363.jpeg

rsbob 06-04-24 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by XxHaimBondxX (Post 23259051)
Planning to ride this afternoon in 90 degree high humidity. It's been a pleasure folks.

Sounds like a final sign-off. Hope not.

diphthong 06-05-24 01:14 AM

30-spot from sdsu area to the pacific ocean and back with a pizza and beer stop. may gray/june gloom still in effect.

Troul 06-05-24 04:28 AM

Breezy 21 miles. A near miss with a red light runner. They didn't even attempt to hit the brakes. Almost positive I heard the rpms go up right as they got up to the light.

Jughed 06-05-24 07:37 AM

my normal 30 miles on the ever windy (waterfront) MUP last night.

Smaug1 06-05-24 08:05 AM

Monday night club ride was canceled due to rain.

Yesterday: I just got the eBike commute in. (4 miles) Then home to lunch, then I got the car for an appointment and back to work. I was hoping to get an evening ride in, but when I was done with my daughter after work, it was T-storming again.

Today: Rain was forecast for this morning, but just a tiny bit and I'm damn tired of getting rained out, so I took the eBike in to work through some drizzle. I'll go home for lunch and back, so two commutes today for 8 miles total instead of 4. I considered taking the gravel bike for some "real miles" but it's hot & sticky and I don't want to sit in my sweat at work, so eBike it is.

Miata club ride was rained out Saturday and the bike club ride was shortened and they were rained on as well.

Troul: 'glad you didn't get hammered!

rsbob 06-05-24 09:35 AM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 23260023)
Breezy 21 miles. A near miss with a red light runner. They didn't even attempt to hit the brakes. Almost positive I heard the rpms go up right as they got up to the light.

Hate that. Last Saturday, had three separate encounters with careless drivers - one was a semi driver who ignored me turning through a round-a-bout and gave me a shrug. Haven’t had vehicle issues for quite some time.

Quick session for me. Almost 14 miles at just over 19 MPH. A couple of PRs but no where close to a KOM for age bracket. Managed one 6 mile segment over 21 MPH, thanks to aero-bars on the Orca. Whew!

rsbob 06-05-24 09:05 PM

31 flat-ish miles of Zone 2 at a more leisurely 16 MPH. Tomorrow is a ride with the better half.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...351e5f45f.jpeg

Sierra_rider 06-05-24 09:05 PM

A warm 29 miles and 4100' of climbing today. Maybe a bit "TMI," but I had to take yesterday off due to a saddle sore. Sorry, no pictures of it, butt I was able to ride today.:lol:

I didn't get home from work til this afternoon, and we're in a heat watch/warning/whatever it is, so I opted for my higher elevation climbing loop. I still had a high of 93 on that loop, but the average temp of the ride was only 84. I was able to get the bulk of the climbing done once the sun was setting low behind the mountains and trees, so it wasn't too bad.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2ed8004d60.jpg

This pic is cool, as you can see the lower part of the climb in the brown grass near the center of the pic:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...62191fa57f.jpg

Sierra_rider 06-06-24 12:15 PM

My easy loop today, 43 miles and only 4000' this week...normally it's a couple hundred feet higher on this loop.:foo: I focused on going faster on the flats and downhill on this ride for a more consistent power...ended up with an average of 16.8mph and a 200 watts. I also managed a somewhat early start, so only an average temp of 84.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...573abc0bc8.jpg

Smaug1 06-06-24 02:00 PM

I led the bike club on a 20 mile route yesterday; 3 eBikers in the group.
I wanted to try the rotating double pace line style of riding, like this:


...but one lady on the eBike said she wouldn't do it. I explained to others how it would work. We got going and it was working fine, but conversations started and they didn't want to rotate, so it died pretty quickly.
I rode to and from the starting point, for another 16 miles.
Leaving on a road trip vacation with my daughter Saturday. We're packing a pair of folding eBikes on which to explore some Colorado towns: Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder and Ft. Collins.

bharrisonb 06-06-24 03:15 PM

It was foggy today, but it cleared enough to be safe on the roads by 2PM ... 21 miles or so on the 1971 Raleigh Sports

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8a80100f54.jpg
Fog at Gap Cove
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...45d98b7468.jpg
Today's ride on Cape Ann, Massachusetts

MikeDeason 06-06-24 03:24 PM

65km.

can ride 4km on average more than I was doing on my flat bar bike in same time. Working up to 100km per day. 50 morning 50 night.

Sierra_rider 06-06-24 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Smaug1 (Post 23261399)
I led the bike club on a 20 mile route yesterday; 3 eBikers in the group.
I wanted to try the rotating double pace line style of riding, like this:

LINK

...but one lady on the eBike said she wouldn't do it. I explained to others how it would work. We got going and it was working fine, but conversations started and they didn't want to rotate, so it died pretty quickly.
I rode to and from the starting point, for another 16 miles.
Leaving on a road trip vacation with my daughter Saturday. We're packing a pair of folding eBikes on which to explore some Colorado towns: Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder and Ft. Collins.

It's sometimes hard to get a good pace line established IMO. There's always someone that wants to sit on, doesn't do their share, etc. Even the people that are willing to work, can mess it up...things like they accelerate hard over the front or they overtake too far off to the side. It inevitably creates gaps that the number 2 rider has to close after he just got done doing his pull on the front.

It's not the nice thing to do on a group ride, but I did exact a bit of revenge on a guy in a gravel race a couple weeks ago. Me and another guy were taking our turns trying to catch the front group. A 3rd guy was just sitting on and refusing to pull through. When we made a 90* degree turn and the tail wind became a crosswind, I suddenly lifted the pace...the other guy that was participating with me was in a position to grab my draft. The lazy guy got caught out in the gap that would open up every time he'd refuse to come through...it takes big power to close a gap in the wind like that, and he couldn't get back onto us. The 2 of us made the front group, and as far as I know, lazy guy never did and was hung out to suffer by himself.

rsbob 06-06-24 06:41 PM

28 miles with the better half. Me riding Zone 2 worked well for her and her electric stallion. She was right on my tail on a couple of PR climbs I wanted to nail - one starting at 10% and going up to 12. Motors work wonders.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1b1cffdac.jpeg

Jughed 06-06-24 07:08 PM

Bad weather here, real bad…

34 virtual miles on Zwift.

2x30 min intervals up the Alp. Set PB’s for 1 hour power & time up the Alp.

Tried to crack that 1 hour mark, came close @63 minutes,but the time between intervals got me.

First winter with a smart trainer/zwift = the best shape of this chapter in my cycling life.


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