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10-31-23, 02:41 PM
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Posted By jppe

I actually didn't do the ride this year! I took...

I actually didn't do the ride this year! I took about a year off from riding and am just now trying to get back on the bike. Between moving my in-laws to assisted living, selling our 30 year old...
02-27-23, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By jppe

There was a water stop about 50 yards back from...

There was a water stop about 50 yards back from this photo. The fella (Hugh) slowed down a little to grab a drink and chug it. He caught back up with Ann Marie in no time.

Beth was wearing the...
02-25-23, 07:18 PM
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Views: 797
Posted By jppe

Another Epic Day on the Bike!

A fun day doing something really different on a bike! I took the opportunity to be a “bike lead” for the Wilmington, NC marathon. I got to meet several other cyclists in the NC coastal area who just...
01-15-23, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,510
Posted By jppe

I finally moved up to the Sr tees at our new...

I finally moved up to the Sr tees at our new course. I feel like since I’m 70 years old now I’ve earned that right. It’s a lot more enjoyable hitting irons into greens vs longer clubs. But I’m still...
01-12-23, 10:07 PM
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Posted By jppe

Taking advantage of a 66 degree day in my new...

Taking advantage of a 66 degree day in my new digs. Check out the elevation at the start of the ride at my house……

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12-26-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By jppe

With the lack of bike storage I had to “downsize”...

With the lack of bike storage I had to “downsize” the latest addition to the group!!

...
12-21-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,635
Posted By jppe

I really hate to see that. With all his riding...

I really hate to see that. With all his riding experience my intuition would suggest he was doing everything he felt necessary to keep himself as safe as possible.
12-14-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,113
Posted By jppe

We Completed Our Move!!!

Well, it took almost a year longer than planned but we’re finally in our new house at the NC coast and on a golf course. What an experience. COVID, labor challenges, material uncertainties,...
12-14-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,510
Posted By jppe

I’ve played golf 60 years and cycled 20 years....

I’ve played golf 60 years and cycled 20 years. I’ve intentionally avoided measuring the metrics like power and swing speed but definitely track overall results. Interestingly both activities peaked...
11-19-22, 04:48 PM
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Posted By jppe

A nice 35 miler in 55 degree temperatures and...

A nice 35 miler in 55 degree temperatures and mild winds. I met my wife at about 25 miles to watch the local Christmas Parade before heading home. We hadn’t been in years……and since we’re moving away...
11-14-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,449
Posted By jppe

No. Never!! It’s just not right……..I couldn’t...

No. Never!! It’s just not right……..I couldn’t even skate or ride a skateboard growing up. Just imagine what trying to ride rollers on a bike would be like for me.
11-13-22, 10:44 AM
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Posted By jppe

Especially in those colder temperatures!

Especially in those colder temperatures!
11-13-22, 10:26 AM
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Posted By jppe

I not one of those whose cycled with bad hips,...

I not one of those whose cycled with bad hips, but I have had a total hip replacement. Crashed one afternoon, broke the ball off the femur neck and had a new hip the next day. I also watched my wife...
11-12-22, 02:48 PM
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Posted By jppe

From today. I’ve been distracted from riding...

From today. I’ve been distracted from riding since June with moving from our house we’ve been in for 30 years. Riding time and miles have suffered. Rode about 60 miles today. Stopped midway for a hot...
11-12-22, 02:40 PM
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Posted By jppe

From earlier this week. Finding motivation...

From earlier this week.

Finding motivation to ride……it’s 80 degrees so jumped on the bike after walking 18 holes this morning.

Doing a local brewery tour. At Mile 30 a Spaten Lager at Old...
10-29-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By jppe

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10-16-22, 05:05 PM
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Posted By jppe

Only my 4th ride since June but a fun one....

Only my 4th ride since June but a fun one. Managed 50 miles. Went into town in the historic district where lots of Halloween decorations were on display. Met my wife and son for some sushi and Pat...
09-16-22, 06:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,842
Posted By jppe

Last year several of us rode 3 days to the beach...

Last year several of us rode 3 days to the beach carrying our bags. 100 miles each day which included BBQ and Brewery stops every day. So definitely!!!
09-12-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,842
Posted By jppe

Does Anyone Still Do Birthday Rides?

I’ve only ridden once since early July but riding my age is on my mind. I used to ride double my age pretty regularly but it’s amazing how things can change…..

Lots of stuff going on the last...
09-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By jppe

We both tested negative about 7 days after the...

We both tested negative about 7 days after the positive test. We are both vaccinated with two boosters. My Sister in Law finally tested negative after 10 days. I'm pretty much back to normal but...
09-04-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,042
Posted By jppe

Anyone Remember or Still Doing Pie Rides???

Been here long enough to remember all the discussions around riding for pie.

Anyone else?


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09-03-22, 01:26 PM
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Posted By jppe

First ride in 2 months. Too many other priorities...

First ride in 2 months. Too many other priorities plus a bout with COVID. 30 miles at a slow pace. No issues riding in traffic, felt normal.
08-28-22, 10:11 AM
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Views: 888,089
Posted By jppe

Carrying a spare********** ...

Carrying a spare**********


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08-25-22, 01:07 AM
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Posted By jppe

Got it!!! The descent on Trail Ridge is actually...

Got it!!! The descent on Trail Ridge is actually not that bad but you have to stay within your comfort zone for sure.

The time we rode Trail Ridge when it was super windy up top, it was literally...
08-24-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By jppe

My first one was 60+. I think all 4 of mine were...

My first one was 60+. I think all 4 of mine were between ages 60-66. Two were completed riding mostly solo but 2 were with a group of 10-12 which were awesome. We rotated 2 mile pulls and kept the...
08-22-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By jppe

Maybe after we leave the house we’ve been in for...

Maybe after we leave the house we’ve been in for 30 years there might be some emotions. But our mindset right now is we can’t leave it soon enough!!!! Seems like stuff continues to “break” and needs...
08-21-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By jppe

What You Got???

Moving from Piedmont NC to the NC Coast in a couple months. We’ll be 2-3 miles from seaside and in a well established subdivision. The main driver is getting out of our 5 bedroom 2 story house with...
08-16-22, 04:59 PM
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Posted By jppe

Denver is still around, just a different handle!...

Denver is still around, just a different handle! Nora and he still get in some rides outside of Denver, CO.
08-10-22, 07:38 PM
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Posted By jppe

Awesome!!!! I hear ya! Welcome to our humidity!!!...

Awesome!!!! I hear ya! Welcome to our humidity!!! There’s no escaping it out riding.

Agree with the terrain. While it’s not hilly around where I live and train in Piedmont NC I was surprised at...
07-09-22, 01:36 PM
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Posted By jppe

62 miles with the locals ...

62 miles with the locals


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07-09-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jppe

Check this out

On this morning’s group ride. No one saw when he picked it up. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that happen riding on paved roads.

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07-09-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By jppe

The house will also be beside the first tee box...

The house will also be beside the first tee box of a golf course……I’m in my 60th year of playing golf so hopefully a little slice of paradise.

BTW, I received the compression boxer shorts and used...
07-08-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,254
Posted By jppe

Well, I have wheels for riding just about...

Well, I have wheels for riding just about everything because I ride everything…….except single track. Both rim brake and disc. Regardless I always opt for lighter weight and durability over aero....
06-28-22, 03:16 PM
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Posted By jppe

A short 25 miler. Recovery involves a brown ale. ...

A short 25 miler. Recovery involves a brown ale.


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06-23-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By jppe

I do better with regular padded shorts versus...

I do better with regular padded shorts versus bibs. I’ve experienced similar issues as you have with bibs. The key to bibs is getting the correct size and model for the tension on the straps which...
06-19-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By jppe

The AL frame bikes I’ve had were very harsh...

The AL frame bikes I’ve had were very harsh rides. But one of my carbon bikes was really stiff but not quite as harsh.

For me the 3 big things for back and overall comfort are bike fit, frame...
06-19-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27,304
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Posted By jppe

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06-15-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By jppe

When I was riding a lot, doing a shortish ride...

When I was riding a lot, doing a shortish ride (20-30 miles) the day after while pushing really easy gears helped me a lot. I also seemed to do better using a recovery drink immediately after a ride...
06-15-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By jppe

I found this interesting

Pretty good short film. Fella makes a lot of good points within the 6 minutes. A lot of similar messages posted here and it looks like he’s one of us.

https://youtu.be/ERJ-cf_ecO4
06-09-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,070
Posted By jppe

I just bought some compression shorts just for...

I just bought some compression shorts just for that purpose and will let you know once they get here so I can try them. I plan to remove the mesh from my existing swimsuits and use the compression...
06-04-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,306
Posted By jppe

67 miles with 32 miles of it with the Saturday...

67 miles with 32 miles of it with the Saturday group of 12. Gorgeous day to ride in NC. really nice to have 60 degree temperatures. I’m wearing the red Pinarello jersey. Probably the oldest rider...
05-22-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,306
Posted By jppe

65 miles before it got too warm. Dropped by one...

65 miles before it got too warm. Dropped by one of our Country Clubs on the way back and talked to a fella I’ve played a lot of golf with. Field are maturing……fresh tar and gravel at the top of a...
05-19-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By jppe

Go Nora!! Thanks for sharing Denver. RtR is...

Go Nora!! Thanks for sharing Denver. RtR is headed back to Glenwood Springs next month. We sure had a fun few days there, didn’t we?
05-18-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,306
Posted By jppe

A 50 miler to the in-laws on some new to me...

A 50 miler to the in-laws on some new to me roads. Temperatures got up into the high 80’s but rehydrated afterwards at an Italian restaurant.

...
05-15-22, 08:02 PM
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Posted By jppe

75 mile recovery ride which included a visit with...

75 mile recovery ride which included a visit with Gilbert. He loves apple slices!!

...
05-11-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,306
Posted By jppe

Great 100 miler with ironman brother John Price....

Great 100 miler with ironman brother John Price. Smyrna, GA to Anniston, AL on the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga Trail. Carried our stuff to spend the night then we’ll ride back to Smyrna where we...
05-07-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,306
Posted By jppe

100k with 35 miles of it with a group. I felt...

100k with 35 miles of it with a group. I felt some cycling fitness and skills returning.
05-05-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,306
Posted By jppe

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea...

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to do a climbing ride just to see where my cycling fitness (or lack there of) currently stands. Since I really haven’t ridden as much this year and...
05-03-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,156
Posted By jppe

I rode through Cazenovia in September 2016 on my...

I rode through Cazenovia in September 2016 on my Cross Country ride. It was up and down all day! I think I had 7000’ of climbing over 90 miles that day.
...
04-30-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27,304
Views: 3,252,306
Posted By jppe

Perfect temperatures in NC today. I ridiculously...

Perfect temperatures in NC today. I ridiculously slow 104 miler but felt good the whole ride. Trying to get the mileage back up.

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