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Dirt Farmer 03-18-18 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by hazetguy (Post 20231036)
~15 miles on my Trek 660. Sorry, I don't have any kind of computer or gps to know exactly. I frequently drive the roads I rode today, so I have a fair guesstimation of the distance.

Even without a GPS you can still plot your ride on ridewithgps. It is fairly accurate.

rollagain 03-18-18 08:24 PM

Sunny day, clear roads, mild temps--out I went. I ... traveled about 7.7 miles according to my topo map (I don't use a cyclometer). Didn't ride all of it; had to walk a few hills, maybe half a mile's worth. The terrain in all directions from me is like a roller-coaster.

I was a little surprised at the mileage; my previous longest ride was less than four miles, but I did what I got the bike for: I explored. Took all the side-roads, and saw interesting things that made it well worth cooking my legs for.

General Geoff 03-18-18 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by rollagain (Post 20231454)
Sunny day, clear roads, mild temps--out I went. I ... traveled about 7.7 miles according to my topo map (I don't use a cyclometer). Didn't ride all of it; had to walk a few hills, maybe half a mile's worth. The terrain in all directions from me is like a roller-coaster.

I was a little surprised at the mileage; my previous longest ride was less than four miles, but I did what I got the bike for: I explored. Took all the side-roads, and saw interesting things that made it well worth cooking my legs for.

That's what it's all about! Take the road less traveled. :thumb:

I did 17 miles today with my girlfriend, finally convinced her to ride on the road with me to a nearby town. All hills, and while she groaned going up, she discovered on the descents that she is, in fact, a speed demon.

40.4 miles per hour going down one section, and she might as well have been high on a designer drug!

one4smoke 03-18-18 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by General Geoff (Post 20231493)
That's what it's all about! Take the road less traveled. :thumb:

I did 17 miles today with my girlfriend, finally convinced her to ride on the road with me to a nearby town. All hills, and while she groaned going up, she discovered on the descents that she is, in fact, a speed demon.

40.4 miles per hour going down one section, and she might as well have been high on a designer drug!


40.4 miles per hour! Wow, that's gettin' on with it!

General Geoff 03-18-18 08:55 PM


Originally Posted by one4smoke (Post 20231502)
40.4 miles per hour! Wow, that's gettin' on with it!

Yeah, but even with the super fast descents, we only averaged about 9mph for the trip. She likes to take her time and spin up the grades in granny gear. Nothin wrong with that! :D

Waltsmith 03-18-18 09:36 PM

Cold and windy (40s) but I wanted to check out a new cassette (11-40). 2 miles around the house, everything checked out OK, took one of loops (8.7 miles). Decided to fill my bottle with hot cocoa, and went to check out THOUSE HILLS. 23 miles and yes, I didnít need to go down to the small ring, so successful on all points.

Ju st took my second hot shower, still canít get warm! Is hell getting old

rollagain 03-18-18 11:13 PM


Originally Posted by Waltsmith (Post 20231601)
Cold and windy (40s) but I wanted to check out a new cassette (11-40). 2 miles around the house, everything checked out OK, took one of loops (8.7 miles). Decided to fill my bottle with hot cocoa, and went to check out THOUSE HILLS. 23 miles and yes, I didnít need to go down to the small ring, so successful on all points.

Just took my second hot shower, still canít get warm! Is hell getting old

Ha! I was overheated after the ride, and mostly stayed that way for a while. My problem now is that ever since dinner I've been needing back-to-back naps! :lol:

Waltsmith 03-19-18 03:42 AM


Originally Posted by rollagain (Post 20231688)
Ha! I was overheated after the ride, and mostly stayed that way for a while. My problem now is that ever since dinner I've been needing back-to-back naps! :lol:

Well, my core was sweating like a b..... , but everything else is frozen. Feet and ears the worst. When I got home I looked at the weather and it said the wind chill was 28*F and I would guess it was worse then that when you add in another 15mph for the speed. First ride really since last fall. I donít do cold well

dennis336 03-19-18 04:54 AM

Got 40 miles in on Saturday ... still pretty cold (upper 30s) with strong winds (why, oh why, are they always head winds) so, on balance, was pretty happy for a cold March day. Trying to get ready if the warm weather comes!

one4smoke 03-19-18 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by General Geoff (Post 20231522)
Yeah, but even with the super fast descents, we only averaged about 9mph for the trip. She likes to take her time and spin up the grades in granny gear. Nothin wrong with that! :D

There's other ways to cycle up the grades?? :p

LuckySailor 03-19-18 08:51 PM

Today it was 24 degrees out, still lots of snow, and I rode 18.5 miles in 90 minutes. kinda slow, but I was on a mountain bike for some silly reason.

Slightspeed 03-21-18 06:06 PM

Zero today. Rain all day, water up over the curb. 50 miles round trip to Malibu yesterday, 18.3 mph average. So glad we made it before the rain came.

one4smoke 03-31-18 07:21 PM

32 @ 15mph

General Geoff 04-01-18 05:31 PM

41 miles today, very leisurely pace. Lovely easter sunday activity.

darkslime 04-01-18 06:28 PM

Not at all, because none of my bikes are in working condition :(

deex 04-01-18 10:21 PM

Sunday: 102 miles
Saturday: 82 miles

The weather was perfect!

one4smoke 04-18-18 08:20 AM

51.3

The sweet time of year is upon us!

jack002 04-18-18 09:11 AM

12.2 miles in 57 min yesterday. First time the weather was someone decent.

GuessWhoCycling 04-18-18 11:37 AM

15 miles with 1,427 ft of gain. Nice midweek ride around the neighborhood.

glenncz 04-18-18 07:25 PM

I'm just getting started because it's been so cold here in Pa. Last year I rode 2200 miles, hope to duplicate this year. After work it was 45F but sunny, I did 12 miles. But 2.5 hrs later and I'm still cold!

General Geoff 04-19-18 12:08 AM

12 miles yesterday, visited West Park. The Sakura trees are in full bloom.


http://shadowflareindustries.com/pho...3df49cd-xl.jpg

Patriot1 04-19-18 05:09 PM

10 miles this morning and 10 miles this afternoon. A 66 degrees and sunny..a good day, just a tad windy.

Patriot1 04-19-18 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by General Geoff (Post 20293322)
12 miles yesterday, visited West Park. The Sakura trees are in full bloom.


http://shadowflareindustries.com/pho...3df49cd-xl.jpg

Beautiful bike!

Ritalalala 04-19-18 08:48 PM

Today is only 20miles, I spent 1.5 hours at the gym.

General Geoff 04-19-18 09:37 PM


Originally Posted by Patriot1 (Post 20295071)
Beautiful bike!

Thanks! :)

GuessWhoCycling 04-20-18 11:54 AM

Easy 10 mile stretch with 900 ft gain to relax the legs.

rollagain 04-20-18 07:17 PM

Roughly 4.5. I've been doing two-mile out-and-back rides to road test adjustments to the new bike. I'm pretty satisfied with the bar and hand controls; today I began working with a bungee cargo net on my rear rack. No joy with unholstered Foldylock, but water bottle works fine. That's temporary anyway; I'll be ordering a Wald basket set for it soon.

GuessWhoCycling 04-21-18 03:36 PM

52 miles at 17.6 average speed. Nice day to ride today! :D

rob214 04-21-18 04:24 PM

my longest ride, 103miles

OldTryGuy 04-21-18 05:22 PM

Over night'r Midnight Madness 146 miler. Stars were shining bright with a Waxing Crescent moon at 24% illumination.


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