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rsbob 05-04-24 06:47 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 23231353)
Took a little more hydration than I usually do in the weather conditions this time of year [50s & cloudy, 14mph headwinds] so instead of lugging it around, I put it to use.
107 miles.

I’ve been waiting for your mega-efforts. Well done

Today was Z2 for 32 miles and 600’ in light rain.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ac8aef9dd.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2dd132fc8.jpeg
Low-cal fortifier
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6042782f7.jpeg
The town’s name was changed to Carnation - like the dairy.

Sierra_rider 05-04-24 08:16 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23231747)
I’ve been waiting for your mega-efforts. Well done

Today was Z2 for 32 miles and 600’ in light rain.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ac8aef9dd.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2dd132fc8.jpeg
Low-cal fortifier
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6042782f7.jpeg
The town’s name was changed to Carnation - like the dairy.

...and I always wait for your pictures of pastries.:D I could kill for a cinnamon roll or a butterhorn on the mid point of a ride, but logistically hard to accomplish on most of my rides. I did reward myself with a BBQ burger and garlic fries after yesterday's ride...part of the reason I ride is to make room for my love of food lol.

rsbob 05-04-24 11:32 PM

Attention BF Admins: The misspelling of the title of this thread, “.

How fer did you ride today?!

is driving me crazy. Can we please correct with the spelling, ‘fur’? Thank you.

diphthong 05-05-24 03:22 AM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 23230851)
Did a short 20 miles and 1600 ft of climbing of fakery in the Hollywood Hills on Rouvy.

time for a socal visit...

Troul 05-05-24 06:29 AM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23231897)
Attention BF Admins: The misspelling of the title of this thread, “.

How fer did you ride today?!

is driving me crazy. Can we please correct with the spelling, ‘fur’? Thank you.

Phurr reelz...

50PlusCycling 05-05-24 10:32 PM

Today was a leisurely ride around Tokyo, at an easy pace, and enjoying the sights and sounds. Normally I would have gone on a longer and faster ride, but the wind is howling today.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...52a6c173a.jpeg

Today is a national holiday in Japan, “children’s day,” the last day of the Golden Week holiday season. The office buildings and schools were empty today, but Tokyo was crawling with tourists. I went from Aoyama, down through Azabu, out to Marunouchi, Ginza, Tsukiji, Otemachi, and then back home. Other than the wind, it was a great day, and people were out enjoying the holiday.

Troul 05-06-24 01:08 PM

102 miles.

WaveyGravey 05-06-24 03:21 PM

Today I rode 27 miles. First ride in about 2 weeks.

Sierra_rider 05-06-24 11:45 PM

A couple more days of indoor riding because of work. Today was 16 miles and 1900' of virtual New Zealand.

Smaug1 05-07-24 07:46 AM

Yesterday, I got about 27.2 miles. GPS issues lost me a couple miles at the beginning: https://www.strava.com/activities/11349277593
We had one new member join who is an out-of-practice cyclist. He had been at home taking care of his wife, who recently died of ALS. (Lou Gehrig's) It's his first ride back in 3 years. He's got pretty big legs; he's gonna be a KILLER when he gets his stamina back.
We had one returning member who had her knee replaced exactly a year ago. She's put on some weight, but has the right attitude.
...and we had one member who stopped the Monday rides because they're too fast, even on her Domane+. She's a nice lady, often leads our Wednesday rights, which are more moderately-paced.
All this considered, we averaged 16 mph, which I'm happy with. I'm getting back in shape from a winter of mostly eBike commuting and hope to be able to hang with the 18 mph B group by the end of the season. (even if only in their drafts)
Last year when I joined this club, I was the slowest guy in the slowest group and one senior guy pulled me all summer. Now, he's free to join the B group and I'll pull the C group. (though I did let the lady on the Domane+ help pull up some of the hills into the wind :D)

Saturday, I joined the bike club for a ride to downtown Milwaukee and back; visited a really nice and trendy coffee shop; 52 miles:
https://www.strava.com/activities/11332552296

Sunday was super-nice, but my legs needed a rest. ...so my wife and I took the eBikes downtown (Kenosha) for dinner:
https://www.strava.com/activities/11342317647

Tonight, I'm supposed to have my daughter, but she's got strep and I think will want to stay with her mom. If so, I'll respect that and hopefully avoid getting that bug, and maybe also sneak out to join a slow group ride with the club. With luck, I'll have time to better align the rear wheel on my Priority Apollo 11 gravel bike. It's not trivial, since it has belt drive and IGH. Belt tension is one factor, then alignment, then brake alignment too. By comparison, the Domane is very simple and efficient. (if higher maintenance with the chain)

Not much climbing to speak of to your mountaineers or even Seattle-ites. 1000' over 25 miles is a lot, in this part of the country. Maybe about like our Floridian sees?

Smaug1 05-07-24 07:48 AM

Dudes, I think it's time to close this thread and start a new one?

I see page numbers going up, but clicking them takes us back to pg. 249, which keeps getting longer and longer.

Troul 05-07-24 08:46 AM


Originally Posted by Smaug1 (Post 23233758)
Dudes, I think it's time to close this thread and start a new one?

I see page numbers going up, but clicking them takes us back to pg. 249, which keeps getting longer and longer.

nothing wrong on my end. this thread is serving good purpose staying open.

13ollocks 05-07-24 10:16 AM


Originally Posted by one4smoke (Post 19077952)
(The way it's said in the south by us old guys. :p)

32 miles for me...

went out for a weekday 30-35, unanticipated thunderstorm rolled in, with wind and heavy rain, so I made a dash for home along the main road. Flatted the rear tire - probably hit some unseen gravel on the ratty litter-strewn shoulder. Put in the spare tube at the roadside in the downpour. A young guy in a small SUV pulled over and offered a lift, but like idiot, I responded " appreciate it, but I can't get any wetter and the tire's almost fixed" - bad move. About a 1/4 mile down the road I blow the rear tire again, but this time no spare tube. Faced with rolling home on the flat, and likely chewing up the rim, or ruining an almost new pair of cleats, I make the Call of Shame to my daughter. Made it 27 miles @ 18 mph av. I actually like cycling in the rain, but the thunder and lightning prompted the dash home - next time, stay off the main road, though.

jaxgtr 05-07-24 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Smaug1 (Post 23233758)
Dudes, I think it's time to close this thread and start a new one?

I see page numbers going up, but clicking them takes us back to pg. 249, which keeps getting longer and longer.

I just select reply or last and all is good.

Smaug1 05-07-24 01:05 PM


Originally Posted by jaxgtr (Post 23231597)
Got in 64 today with 38 miles of 18 mph headwinds, but made for a quicker return, but man did it get hot and humid for the last 45 mins, the clouds went away and the sun started to bake me and the earth pretty good. I unfortunately did not realize that the road I opted to return back on was being torn up, it was not that way 3 weeks ago, so I did about 8 miles on the sidewalk versus the potential of being nailed by a side mirror. I also believe after today's ride, I have confirmed my thoughts to unload some bikes as I have found that the CheckPoint is just fulfilling my road and gravel needs all too well and I just don't need the others. So I am going see about finding new homes for my Domane and Emonda. Might build up a mountain bike with the proceeds.

Whoa, careful there. I can maybe understand it replacing the Domane, if it's as comfortable, but I doubt it will be as fast or light as the Emonda.
If it were me, I would miss having a light, fast-rolling bike.
I start to think that way after a couple rides on my gravel bike, then I get on my Domane and realize how much easier it is at speeds over 15 mph. On the Domane,cruising at 20 mph with a tailwind is nearly effortless, but keeping at that speed on the gravel bike is not.
I suggest taking a nice road ride three days in a row:
1) on the CheckPoint
2) on the Domane
3) on the Emonda

Same route each time.

You don't want to go overboard selling bikes and realize you made a hole later just because you were in a phase.

jaxgtr 05-07-24 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by Smaug1 (Post 23234033)
Whoa, careful there. I can maybe understand it replacing the Domane, if it's as comfortable, but I doubt it will be as fast or light as the Emonda.
If it were me, I would miss having a light, fast-rolling bike.
I start to think that way after a couple rides on my gravel bike, then I get on my Domane and realize how much easier it is at speeds over 15 mph. On the Domane,cruising at 20 mph with a tailwind is nearly effortless, but keeping at that speed on the gravel bike is not.
I suggest taking a nice road ride three days in a row:
1) on the CheckPoint
2) on the Domane
3) on the Emonda

Same route each time.

You don't want to go overboard selling bikes and realize you made a hole later just because you were in a phase.

LOL... I hear ya, but I do this on occasion. With this economy, who knows if they will sell. So I will just throw them out to see how the sales breeze is blowing, never know.

WaveyGravey 05-07-24 03:24 PM

Today I rode 25 miles.

Smaug1 05-07-24 10:57 PM

25 miles for me as well
 
https://strava.app.link/CjrFcYahqJb

It was thunderstorming on and off all day today. When I left work, it was just finishing and then the sun came out and it was beautiful for a few hours until dark. I took full advantage of that and snuck in a 25 mile ride on my gravel bike, I’m sure glad it had fenders.

my legs are kind of sore now; I rode yesterday too. I hope I didn’t ruin myself for leading the group ride tomorrow…

The bike was covered with stuck-on limestone slime. I was so glad it is a belt drive bike; I just hosed it off and toweled it off when I got home and it looks as good as new.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...664ec76f0.jpeg
You can see the soup further on down the trail.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d5e26c6ed.jpeg
In the background, you can see the RecPlex, which is a huge indoor exercise facility. It has two full size swimming pools, weight training, running track and others things. There is a path around the lake, but it is usually too crowded with pedestrians to be considered for cycling, plus the pavement is bad. There is a beer garden and swimming beach off to the right, and folks can rent canoes or kayaks on which to cruise around the lake. No motorboats allowed, or even sailboats. (except maybe sailboards)

Sierra_rider 05-07-24 11:33 PM

21 miles and 1500' of zone 2 indoor fakery today.

Troul 05-08-24 04:53 AM

37 miles after the storms pushed on.

Smaug1 05-08-24 12:40 PM

Today so far:
  • 4 miles commuting on the eBike, Zone 1
  • 10 miles downtown and back on the eBike, Zone 2
Later this evening, I'll lead my club's Wednesday night ride from the gravel bike, which will also be mostly Zone 2, 20-25 miles. That's fine, as I rode Zone 3 yesterday and Monday. Gonna take 'er easy in Zone 2 today with no guilt.
I don't believe the biergarten near the finish of the ride is open weeknights yet; too bad. I may bring my stein just in case...

rsbob 05-08-24 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23234462)
21 miles and 1500' of zone 2 indoor fakery today.

same here
Zone 2d out yesterday for an hour with a few Z3s for ‘fun’

Sierra_rider 05-08-24 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by rsbob (Post 23234969)
same here
Zone 2d out yesterday for an hour with a few Z3s for ‘fun’

I kept mine solidly in zone 2, averaged 250ish watts for the hour. My HRV had been suppressed a bit and my resting HR a bit elevated the last couple of days, but I'm back in racing form according to the stats this morning. Just in time for this year's penultimate Wednesday night XC tonight, feeling pretty confident about being on top of the box again this week.

jaxgtr 05-08-24 07:05 PM

Got in a total of 36.6 miles and 2.2k climbing on Rouvy. Going to be 97 with strong winds out of the west and high humidity tomorrow, rain most of Friday, so I will probably be doing some more Rouvy miles in the AC with my 2 fans. Saturday looks to be wonderful, probably one of the last cold fronts to make it this far South for the spring, high near 80 with < 10 mph winds out of the NW and low humidity. :thumb:

Sierra_rider 05-08-24 11:03 PM

About 21ish miles on the MTB, but not all of it was racing...normalized power of 320 watts for about an hour. Anyway, 2nd place put in a couple of attacks...1 of them is on the first lap. He got a gap on the first one, but I didn't panic and slowly caught up over the course of several minutes. His last attack was on the last lap and I was able to cover it fairly well. As soon as I got back onto his wheel on the final climb, I counterattacked and ended up getting a surprisingly large gap(nearly a minute) over the final mile of racing...good enough for the win.

Smaug1 05-09-24 08:12 AM


Originally Posted by Smaug1 (Post 23234913)
Today so far:
  • 4 miles commuting on the eBike, Zone 1
  • 10 miles downtown and back on the eBike, Zone 2
Later this evening, I'll lead my club's Wednesday night ride from the gravel bike, which will also be mostly Zone 2, 20-25 miles. That's fine, as I rode Zone 3 yesterday and Monday. Gonna take 'er easy in Zone 2 today with no guilt.
I don't believe the biergarten near the finish of the ride is open weeknights yet; too bad. I may bring my stein just in case...

Here are yesterday's rides, for those interested:Riding 7.75 miles each way to the start/finish point of the club's ride was a bit too much, as I'm pretty sore today. The pace for the ride was supposed to be 12-15 mph and I averaged 13.7, but there were a lot of stops. I felt like the real average pace should've been something closer to 16, which is hard for me on a gravel bike. Also, this was my 3rd day in a row riding at least 25 miles. My legs are sore today; I overdid it when Tuesday night became available.

Every time I do something like this, I gain a new respect for the pros who do these grand tours riding 70+ miles per day for 2-3 weeks, averaging over 25 mph each day, and often while climbing 7,000' or more per day. My local speed demons are happy when they go one night per week in a (illegal) peloton and get 25 mph for 25 miles. I consider them fast and strong, but the pros are an order of magnitude stronger.

I will almost certainly not ride today. It is supposed to rain all day, then I will drive to go spend time with my daughter in the evening. Maybe just eBike commuting tomorrow. I'm contemplating my first "gravel race" (I won't be "racing", just riding) Saturday up in northern WI. I need a new saddle. I have the one that came on my Domane on the gravel bike and it is too hard. The Selle X-2 on my Domane is outstanding, but it's too late to get another one new. I may have a local guy with one to give or sell to me.

If you want to follow me on Strava, here's a link to my profile: https://www.strava.com/athletes/120040584

If you do, drop me a message there saying you're from here so I know who you are and where I met you.

Smaug1 05-09-24 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23235350)
About 21ish miles on the MTB, but not all of it was racing...normalized power of 320 watts for about an hour. Anyway, 2nd place put in a couple of attacks...1 of them is on the first lap. He got a gap on the first one, but I didn't panic and slowly caught up over the course of several minutes. His last attack was on the last lap and I was able to cover it fairly well. As soon as I got back onto his wheel on the final climb, I counterattacked and ended up getting a surprisingly large gap(nearly a minute) over the final mile of racing...good enough for the win.

Nice job!

I chalk it up to the endurance you've built up over all the road rides, including a lot of climbing.

Sierra_rider 05-09-24 08:35 AM


Originally Posted by Smaug1 (Post 23235550)
Nice job!

I chalk it up to the endurance you've built up over all the road rides, including a lot of climbing.

Thanks, I think there is some utility in the phrase "ride lots."

Sierra_rider 05-09-24 04:46 PM

Did 49 miles and 5400' of gravel at an easy pace. My legs were feeling a bit tired today, so I didn't want to build up too much fatigue by the end of the week. Did some of my favorite local gravel/fire roads. Saw a bear and her cub, they weren't too interested in me...unfortunately I didn't have time to grab a pic of them, but I see at least several bears a year, so I'll get another chance. Perfect spring day up in the mountains today, averaged around 70.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...24dadebd9e.jpg
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d46280e66a.jpg
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c026905d01.jpg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c0a5300873.jpg

Troul 05-09-24 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by Sierra_rider (Post 23236056)
Did 49 miles and 5400' of gravel at an easy pace. My legs were feeling a bit tired today, so I didn't want to build up too much fatigue by the end of the week. Did some of my favorite local gravel/fire roads. Saw a bear and her cub, they were too interested in me...unfortunately I didn't have time to grab a pic of them, but I see at least several bears a year, so I'll get another chance. Perfect spring day up in the mountains today, averaged around 70.

so you were bearly trying today? :D


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