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big john 06-25-20 08:05 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21553782)
I get askeered around 40.

I agree. Sometimes I go 45 but my days of just letting it roll are behind me.

LesterOfPuppets 06-25-20 08:08 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21553795)
Hoping that the pcad memorial thread doesn’t turn into something “worthy” of A&S.

Oh dear. Not gonna look.

big john 06-25-20 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21553821)
At least it's reasonably flat.

Does not compute.

abshipp 06-25-20 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21553859)
Does not compute.

They must call it the 'Land of Lincoln' because the topography is as flat as the brim of ol' 16's top hat.

big john 06-25-20 08:51 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21553870)
They must call it the 'Land of Lincoln' because the topography is as flat as the brim of ol' 16's top hat.

Climbing is great and all but it would be nice to try a flat century. The least gain I can remember is 4000 feet except when touring.

Some days I'd like to be able to ride from home for a few hours and not have to do a bunch of climbing.

abshipp 06-25-20 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21553893)
Climbing is great and all but it would be nice to try a flat century. The least gain I can remember is 4000 feet except when touring.

Some days I'd like to be able to ride from home for a few hours and not have to do a bunch of climbing.

My regular local rides are typically between 20-30 ft/mile.

I did a ride that ended up being 50 ft/mile a couple of days ago but I had to deliberately plan the route to maximize elevation gain.

​​​​There's no way I would make it if I was made to ride an actual climb.

big john 06-25-20 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21553915)

​​​​There's no way I would make it if I was made to ride an actual climb.

You might surprise yourself.

indyfabz 06-26-20 03:41 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21553893)
Climbing is great and all but it would be nice to try a flat century. The least gain I can remember is 4000 feet except when touring.

Come to S. Jersey, eastern Delaware or eastern Maryland. The downside is no coasting down hills. I sometimes lead a 75 ride in Jersey. People underestimate its difficulty because of the terrain. But with few traffic control devices and no real climbs, you are constantly pedaling, and the wind can be a factor as well.

bampilot06 06-26-20 03:45 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 21554087)
Come to S. Jersey, eastern Delaware or eastern Maryland. The downside is no coasting down hills. I sometimes lead a 75 ride in Jersey. People underestimate its difficulty because of the terrain. But with few traffic control devices and no real climbs, you are constantly pedaling, and the wind can be a factor as well.


Or just come to newport news. my average elevation during a ride is like 300 feet.

indyfabz 06-26-20 03:46 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 21553839)
Oh dear. Not gonna look.

Someone tossed out the “M” word without substantiation and a few took it as fact.

That was my first reaction when I learned that one of the most influential people in my life, despite being a very experienced cyclist, had been hit by a car and killed while riding home from work. I later learned it was 100% her fault, so I am sensitive to the issue.

In any event, I don’t think the thread is the right place for that discussion.

MoAlpha 06-26-20 03:57 AM


Originally Posted by abshipp (Post 21553870)
They must call it the 'Land of Lincoln' because the topography is as flat as the brim of ol' 16's top hat.

My ass couldn’t take it.

v70cat 06-26-20 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21553739)
The car was in the weeds and there was a stop sign down. We may never know exactly how it happened.


Very sad he was a great rider and a good guy.

phrantic09 06-26-20 04:37 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 21553893)
Climbing is great and all but it would be nice to try a flat century. The least gain I can remember is 4000 feet except when touring.

Some days I'd like to be able to ride from home for a few hours and not have to do a bunch of climbing.


My wife did a flat century in Florida a few years ago and said she’d rather do one with 5K of climbing than the flats of coastal FL where the only climbs are overpasses and the wind is in your face all day long.

datlas 06-26-20 04:40 AM

No work today. Time to ride.

Ride>>work

phrantic09 06-26-20 04:44 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21554116)
No work today. Time to ride.

Ride>>work

Was out of bed 90 minutes ago and decided to take the day off from riding. Now after banging out emails for work for the last hour, I wish I’d gone

Trsnrtr 06-26-20 05:51 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 21554116)
No work today. Time to ride.

Ride>>work

Have a great ride! :thumb:

RUOkie 06-26-20 05:54 AM

Hi. After 4 yrs, I logged on. Was just told about PCAD by Rog (if anyone remembers him). I was pretty sad about it despite my not so good relationship with him. So while logged in I thought I'd say hello. Still riding the same bikes, will be riding my age tomorrow for my birthday (53m), then eating lots of food and likely drinking one too many IPAs.
My private practice gave up the ghost, and I'm working for the VA and loving it, (COVID aside). I got remarried in 2016 and am the dad to a teenage girl (who alternates between being the best person in the world and driving me insane). So my life is blessed.

See you in another 4 yrs. :)

LAJ 06-26-20 06:08 AM

As always, good to see you [MENTION=163411]RUOkie[/MENTION].

The same goes to you, iJen.

bampilot06 06-26-20 06:15 AM

Is it possible that I am still recovering from last weeks long ride? My legs are heavy, feel tired and have zero power. If this is what getting old feels like I am not a fan.

WhyFi 06-26-20 06:17 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21554176)
Is it possible that I am still recovering from last weeks long ride? My legs are heavy, feel tired and have zero power. If this is what getting old feels like I am not a fan.

Sounds like you're a parent.

Velo Gator 06-26-20 06:20 AM


Originally Posted by LAJ (Post 21554172)
As always, good to see you [MENTION=163411]RUOkie[/MENTION].

The same goes to you, iJen.

Thanks bud. I was happy to see your avatar hasn’t changed ;)

Trsnrtr 06-26-20 06:25 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21554176)
Is it possible that I am still recovering from last weeks long ride? My legs are heavy, feel tired and have zero power. If this is what getting old feels like I am not a fan.

Could be. I alternate with feeling good and over-doing it and then suffering the next week with sore and heavy legs. Then again, I’ve got some underlying issues and am 69. :D

LAJ 06-26-20 06:36 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Gator (Post 21554181)
Thanks bud. I was happy to see your avatar hasn’t changed ;)

Delta is forever willing to share her dollie. :)

bampilot06 06-26-20 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 21554189)
Could be. I alternate with feeling good and over-doing it and then suffering the next week with sore and heavy legs. Then again, I’ve got some underlying issues and am 69. :D

I guess this is my new norm. fantastic. As long as I feel better next week. I’m going for the 100 mile cap trail first week of July. Weather and family permitting of course.

phrantic09 06-26-20 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 21554176)
Is it possible that I am still recovering from last weeks long ride? My legs are heavy, feel tired and have zero power. If this is what getting old feels like I am not a fan.

You’re describing my persistent state.


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