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GhostRider62 04-24-22 02:48 PM

54 miles with 4500 feet of climbing. Pretty hilly. Still recovering from two surgeries and 40 lbs overweight, so, it took me 4 hours. A few years ago, this was a routine 3 hour training ride. Unlike wine, old men always get worse.

A350driver 04-24-22 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by GhostRider62 (Post 22483034)
54 miles with 4500 feet of climbing. Pretty hilly. Still recovering from two surgeries and 40 lbs overweight, so, it took me 4 hours. A few years ago, this was a routine 3 hour training ride. Unlike wine, old men always get worse.


Personally I got a lot faster once I got older, 60 vs 30, only because my 4 kids all grew up and moved out and my work schedule got a lot better (more time off) so Iím riding a lot more now (5 days a week, 40-60+ miles a day) than I ever had time for when the kids were in the house! I also moved from New Hampshire down to FL so I can ride outside year round, oh and I dropped 20lbs due to cancer/radiation 6 years ago and have kept it off by riding a lot.

If I had ridden as much as I do now when I was in my 20ís of course Iíd have been a lot faster then too, but once the kids came along, not much time to ride more than an hour or so, either outside or on the rollers inside in the winter months in NH.

GhostRider62 04-24-22 04:36 PM


Originally Posted by A350driver (Post 22483087)
Personally I got a lot faster once I got older, 60 vs 30, only because my 4 kids all grew up and moved out and my work schedule got a lot better (more time off) so Iím riding a lot more now (5 days a week, 40-60+ miles a day) than I ever had time for when the kids were in the house! I also moved from New Hampshire down to FL so I can ride outside year round, oh and I dropped 20lbs due to cancer/radiation 6 years ago and have kept it off by riding a lot.

If I had ridden as much as I do now when I was in my 20ís of course Iíd have been a lot faster then too, but once the kids came along, not much time to ride more than an hour or so, either outside or on the rollers inside in the winter months in NH.

I like the rolling roads from Sebring up into the orange groves. Looks like a nice place to retire and ride bikes.

mschwett 04-24-22 05:15 PM

58.2, 4,700 feet of climbing. a climb-y day. wasnít at my best, thatís for sure.

Troul 04-24-22 05:49 PM

73 Miles O.D

thehammerdog 04-24-22 07:29 PM

25 nyc street miles....
great day to ride
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cce194bbf7.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5936be9f93.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f574aca1e.jpg

thehammerdog 04-24-22 07:30 PM

todays miles
 
25 nyc street miles....
great day to ride
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...cce194bbf7.jpg
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5936be9f93.jpg
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4f574aca1e.jpg

Ubie 04-24-22 07:44 PM

17 mi, 1300' of elevation gain. Getting back in to riding. Most of my days are for running, so only Sunday for the bike.

rsbob 04-24-22 09:08 PM

10 more miles and 1200 more feet than yesterday’s ride. That’s a lot of feet, at least their nails don’t need to be clipped. :foo:

3/4s through my ride I notice that my Velotoze shoe covers stopped squeaking against my rubber retaining strap for the Garmin cadence pickup. When I looked more closely, the strap rubbed through the shoe cover and was wearing away at the toe cover I was too lazy to remove before putting on the Velotoze cover. Moving the sensor up about two inches on the crank arm took care of the issue. Dumb.

A350driver 04-25-22 04:10 AM


Originally Posted by GhostRider62 (Post 22483157)
I like the rolling roads from Sebring up into the orange groves. Looks like a nice place to retire and ride bikes.

Riders come from both coasts of FL to ride the back country roads in Highlands county, mostly in the winter. Lots of good roads without much traffic. Most of our riders are retired, I will be too in 2 years, then Iíll be able to ride more.

A350driver 04-25-22 09:28 AM

48 miles on the road this morning, 64-80 degrees, east wind.

https://strava.app.link/QGmeoD69vpb

kahn 04-25-22 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by Troul (Post 22478001)
32 Miles O.D. 22įF 15MPH headwind

Oh, and here I complain when our weather goes backward into the upper 40's. You are a trooper for sure.

kahn 04-25-22 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by Digger Goreman (Post 22481866)
Another twenty out and back for 40 miles, chocolate and cheese run :thumb:

Now, there's incentive!

kahn 04-25-22 01:30 PM

Fri: 23m and 1,100 feet - Disco Myrtle
Sat: 15.6 and 700 feet. Golden Gardens
Sun: 19 700 feet. 520 to Medina and Hunts Point


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...8353027b4c.jpg
From Sunset Park overlooking Shilshole Marina/Elliot Bay

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f158fc662c.jpg
Golden Gardens Park

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ba111eed14.jpg
Fishing boats, Smith Cove Marina (Queen Anne in background)


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7db89a69b9.jpg
Myrtle Edwards Park - sculpture: Adjacent, Against, Upon

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0b1512c677.jpg
Smith Cove Park - Elliot Bay

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c5eca189c3.jpg
WA-520 Overlook with Olympic Mts

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...480ab7ef81.jpg
Mt Baker, near Canadian Border overlooking Lake Washington

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9ac2de375b.jpg
Mt Rainer, 14,410 feet

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...549859bb42.jpg
Looking east of Lake Washington to Cascade Mts

Troul 04-25-22 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by kahn (Post 22484159)
Oh, and here I complain when our weather goes backward into the upper 40's. You are a trooper for sure.

I was suckered in from the 1st segment of spring season's weather. On the way back, I did question the level of sanity....

Def nice scenery!

A350driver 04-25-22 08:57 PM

Hey Kahn, was that first picture at the Sand Point Sailing Club?

Looks like a fleet of club 420s.

StanSeven 04-25-22 10:06 PM

This is a good and long running thread. Let’s not close it because of some lately inappropriate and political content posts. I deleted a few recent posts and cleaned up another.

Troul 04-26-22 06:09 AM

breezy 31 Miles O.D.

kahn 04-26-22 07:54 AM


Originally Posted by A350driver (Post 22484683)
Hey Kahn, was that first picture at the Sand Point Sailing Club?

Looks like a fleet of club 420s.

If you are familiar with Seattle, it was taken at Sunset Park in Ballard (I generically call all of Seattle west of Phinney Ride and north of the Ship Canal Ballard). The park looks out over Elliot Bay or Puget Sound also depending on your definition of either of those features.

Here's the real vantage point overlooking Shilshold Marina.

Pictures:

From Sunset Park
Golden Gardens
Fishing Boats at Smith Cove Park (Queen Anne Hill in background)
Myrtle Edwards Park's pedestrian Bridge over railroad tracks to Queen Anne and Seattle Center (overlooking controversial sculpture: Adjacent, Against, Upon - https://www.historylink.org/File/10695
Large ship from Smith Cove Park
Overlook above WA-520 looking west to Olympic Mts
Looking north to Mt Baker (near Canadian Border) - volcano
Looking south to Mt Rainier (14,410 feet) - volcano
Looking east toward Cascade Mts.

We definitely have more topographical relief than Florida!


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...240332dd6e.jpg

A350driver 04-27-22 09:58 AM

53 miles, getting warm and muggy down here!

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/8716217599

Ttom 04-27-22 05:54 PM

Two hours don't know the mileage.

Troul 04-27-22 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by Ttom (Post 22486947)
Two hours don't know the mileage.

26ish?

kahn 04-28-22 02:38 PM

My usual 16 mile loop with 700 feet but planned to fit between squalls. It was dark and growing quickly...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9faebfbaf9.jpg

A350driver 04-28-22 05:22 PM

13 in the woods of Highlands Hammock State Park, where the deer and the alligators play!

https://strava.app.link/MCS42hCMBpb

Troul 04-29-22 06:59 AM

55 Miles O.D. 30 Effff degrees


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