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08-28-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,631
Posted By Machka

I've met most of my cycling goals. And I'm...

I've met most of my cycling goals.

And I'm building back up again.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Machka

I haven't cycled much this month, unfortunately,...

I haven't cycled much this month, unfortunately, but this weekend ...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-22, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Machka

Yep! Start/Finish at Campbell Town. :)

Yep! Start/Finish at Campbell Town. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By Machka

Saturday -- ...

Saturday --

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Today, Rowan and I cycled the longest ride we've done since prior to his accident: 73 km.

We were planning to...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,649
Posted By Machka

I had been cycling for years before I rode my...

I had been cycling for years before I rode my first 200 km ride. I had also ridden several centuries (100 mile rides) and longer, just recreationally. When I did my first 200 km brevet, it was...
06-12-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,812
Posted By Machka

My husband and I do a 50 km brevet once a month....

My husband and I do a 50 km brevet once a month. We've done that for the past 18 months.

Often we will nap after we do the ride ... him, because one of the side effects of his severe brain injury...
06-12-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By Machka

If you can't see to use a USB, can you see to...

If you can't see to use a USB, can you see to ride?
06-12-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 994
Posted By Machka

I don't mind paying for an event. We ride at...

I don't mind paying for an event. We ride at least 12 a year. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Machka

Today's ride ... outside ... ...

Today's ride ... outside ...

https://us.v-cdn.net/5021879/uploads/editor/mf/m1iuvyymg6sg.png

Distance: 10.56km
Elevation: 37m
Moving Time: 38:11
Elapsed Time: 38:14
Speed: Avg: 16.6km/h |...
Replies: 24
Views: 2,820
Posted By Machka

I ride all year round. In fact, Rowan and I just...

I ride all year round. In fact, Rowan and I just finished a challenge that involved one ride each month (at least).

https://audax.org.au/ridereport/pyrr-2021-complete/
Forum: Touring
03-04-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,189
Posted By Machka

I have Bible Gateway on my phone. We don't...

I have Bible Gateway on my phone.

We don't tour much these days, but it's great for sitting for hours in Emergency and things like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Machka

https://us.v-cdn.net/5021879/uploads/editor/cn/qi6...

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Machka

Your Ride Reports - February 2022

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a...
01-03-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 102,771
Posted By Machka

As you know,Rowan and I were long distance...

As you know,Rowan and I were long distance cyclists till his accident.

Since his accident, the longest we've cycled is about 53 km, and we did do one ride of at least 50 km every month in 2021. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Machka

As you know, Rowan and I were long distance...

As you know, Rowan and I were long distance cyclists till his accident.

Since his accident, the longest we've cycled is about 53 km, and we did do one ride of at least 50 km every month in 2021. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 528
Posted By Machka

First bicycle ride of 2022!! It was 29C...

First bicycle ride of 2022!!

It was 29C (84F) when we headed out with about 25 km/h winds from the north. North winds are hot winds.

But it was overcast and we had the occasional drop of rain,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By Machka

Last weekend we completed our 12th 50 km ride to...

Last weekend we completed our 12th 50 km ride to complete a Petit Year Round Randonneur.

The story:
https://audax.org.au/ridereport/pyrr-2021-complete/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 997
Posted By Machka

Your Ride Reports - December 2021!!

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a...
09-08-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 102,771
Posted By Machka

Further Update: In May 2021, on one of our...

Further Update:

In May 2021, on one of our 50 km rides, Rowan had a heart attack! It was an NSTEMI - mild heart attack - and Rowan is now on heart medications.

Then in August ... Rowan turned...
09-08-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 102,771
Posted By Machka

We started riding those 50 km rides each month in...

We started riding those 50 km rides each month in January and have done 8 of them this year so far!!

And yes, I graduated in December 2020. :) Then I returned to take an online course on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By Machka

August 8 - Celebrating Rowan's birthday with a 50...

August 8 - Celebrating Rowan's birthday with a 50 km ride! We were cycling on the road at 9 am ... :)

Distance: 50.72km
Elevation: 200m
Moving Time: 2:48:07
Elapsed Time: 2:54:26
Speed: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 818
Posted By Machka

Thursday, 1 July 2021 … 2.4 km walking + 0.0 km...

Thursday, 1 July 2021 … 2.4 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 10 flights of stairs
Friday, 2 July 2021 … 0.0 km walking + 0.0 km cycling + 0.0 km rowing + 0 flights of stairs
Saturday,...
Replies: 89
Views: 13,782
Posted By Machka

Rowan and I aren't doing the longer randonnees...

Rowan and I aren't doing the longer randonnees this year for obvious reasons but for the first time since Rowan's accident in 2018, we are attempting a 50 km each month or in the Audax Australia...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By Machka

June's 50K ...

June's 50K

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05-13-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,382
Posted By Machka

Hi Bill ... you are also an example of never...

Hi Bill ... you are also an example of never quitting and being positive about life. :)

Rowan came home on Tuesday afternoon after 3 days in hospital. On lots of medications for his heart now.
He...
03-27-21, 01:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,160
Posted By Machka

It would be hard to find a flat 20 miles here. I...

It would be hard to find a flat 20 miles here. I know because I'm trying to find flat 20 mile routes! I pour over maps. Rowan has difficulty climbing hills and we'd like to ride flat routes but ...
03-10-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,211
Posted By Machka

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies
03-10-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 102,771
Posted By Machka

I am glad to hear from you!! Thank you very much....

I am glad to hear from you!! Thank you very much. :) I hope you are well.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,207
Posted By Machka

Your Ride Reports - March 2021

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a...
02-16-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,122
Posted By Machka

Did you go down the 22 flights? I work in a...

Did you go down the 22 flights?

I work in a 10-storey building and go into stair climbing spurts where I'll get out there and climb, climb, climb at different times throughout the day. Up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,415
Posted By Machka

Covid didn't affect my riding ... but university...

Covid didn't affect my riding ... but university did!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By Machka

Your Ride Reports - January 2021

If you are new to posting on this thread, or if you are new to cycling, we welcome you! If you are returning from a previous thread, we welcome you, too.

This thread is for anyone who rides a...
11-09-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 17,696
Posted By Machka

When can I expect riding to become enjoyable? ...

When can I expect riding to become enjoyable?

From the very first, freeing pedal stroke! :)
10-27-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,851
Posted By Machka

What's normal? Do you mean back to the way...

What's normal?

Do you mean back to the way things were before the pandemic? What if that never happens?

Personally I'm really hoping we don't return to the way things were before the pandemic....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Machka

Sunday -- Rainy day in Tasmania. Another Zwift...

Sunday -- Rainy day in Tasmania. Another Zwift ride!

Distance: 11.42km
Elevation: 204m
Moving Time: 49:09
Elapsed Time: 49:09

......................... Avg ............ Max
Speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Machka

Saturday - rainy and cool. Zwift London. ...

Saturday - rainy and cool. Zwift London.

Distance: 15.29km
Elevation: 200m
Moving Time: 1:01:28
Elapsed Time: 1:01:28

...................... Avg ............. Max
Speed ........ 14.9km/h...
10-02-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,543
Posted By Machka

If they pass you without doing all those things...

If they pass you without doing all those things you do, that means they think you're a good cyclist and they trust your bicycle handling skills.

If they were were to ring their bell or provide a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Machka

Friday -- We're in self-isolation after a...

Friday -- We're in self-isolation after a voluntary COVID test because of hay fever symptoms, but that doesn't stop us from exercising!!

Cycling ... inside, on the trainer with Zwift!
Distance:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Machka

Fascinatingly (to me) ... I had deviated...

Fascinatingly (to me) ...

I had deviated septum and turbinate reduction surgery in July. Since then, I have done a few short, casual rides and a Zwift or two. I didn't notice much difference...
Forum: Touring
09-19-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,527
Posted By Machka

Why not tour your own province/state and/or...

Why not tour your own province/state and/or country?

At this point, we have to remain in Tasmania. Our borders are closed to everywhere else. We may open a little bit at the end of October. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By Machka

We went away for a nice little break ... no...

We went away for a nice little break ... no cycling, but did manage a 3.5 km walk ...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50315821531_8aa9b09ef7_c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By Machka

I'll start by mentioning that I've exercised for...

I'll start by mentioning that I've exercised for 30 days straight! WooHoo!

https://us.v-cdn.net/5021879/uploads/editor/du/ctqbzz7v6szj.png
08-28-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,850
Posted By Machka

August 24

We've known each other 17 years.
We've been married 12 years.
We've lived together 11 years.
Happy Anniversary! ❤️

I describe our first two years of marriage as ...

It has been an...
08-09-20, 03:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 14,229
Posted By Machka

Try not to get into emergency situations!

Try not to get into emergency situations!
08-07-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 102,771
Posted By Machka

Rowan has reached 65 today! :) Regarding his...

Rowan has reached 65 today! :)

Regarding his injury, he has plateaued, as predicted would happen at the 2-year point. But if all goes well, we'll get out for a little ride this weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Machka

Saturday - nice, slow, casual, flat ride. :) ...

Saturday - nice, slow, casual, flat ride. :) It's our first bicycle ride since June 4!

Distance: 8.30km
Elevation: 28m
Moving Time: 36:17
Elapsed Time: 36:56
Speed: Avg: 13.7km/h | Max:...
07-30-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,881
Posted By Machka

20 days post-surgery. Still some post-surgery...

20 days post-surgery. Still some post-surgery pain.

But I can breathe through my right nostril amazingly well! :) We're talking about trying a short bicycle ride on the weekend.
07-21-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,881
Posted By Machka

I've had my surgery! That's a bit of an...

I've had my surgery! That's a bit of an experience, I have to say!!

It's 11 days post-surgery and I've had my packing out (on the next day) and my splints out (yesterday) and I am breathing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,418
Posted By Machka

If you haven't talked about it and agreed on...

If you haven't talked about it and agreed on anything than there is no "normal" time/distance for each person to pull.

Personally, if someone drafts me for a while then goes around in front, I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,998
Posted By Machka

I missed this post and didn't hear anything about...

I missed this post and didn't hear anything about it on FB either. I've been in another world.

I am really, really sorry to hear this! It breaks my heart.
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