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Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-23, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,309
Posted By Machka

Hi! Welcome back! I remember you from back when....

Hi! Welcome back! I remember you from back when. :)

I was a regular here from 2003 until 2018 - 15 years!

Then Rowan had a bad workplace accident which resulted in a severe traumatic brain...
06-08-23, 04:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,210
Posted By Machka

$50/day doesn't sound bad. I'd go for that.

$50/day doesn't sound bad. I'd go for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-23, 05:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By Machka

We did one of our monthly 50 kilometre bicycle...

We did one of our monthly 50 kilometre bicycle rides. We went early to avoid the traffic and to try to get it in before the wind became really strong. The traffic wasn't bad, but the wind was strong!...
03-15-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Machka

Yes, I think he would like to do a 100 km again....

Yes, I think he would like to do a 100 km again. But it does take quite a bit of effort to build up to doing that ... whereas in the past, we'd just go out and ride 100 km.

However, we did two...
03-15-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Machka

100 km

Fri, 27/01/2023

Beautiful day with temps between about 20 and 22C and a bit of wind about, increasing throughout the day.

Shortly after 11 am, Rowan and I set off on a bicycle ride with no time...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-23, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By Machka

Beautiful day with temps between about 20 and 22C...

Beautiful day with temps between about 20 and 22C and a bit of wind about, increasing throughout the day.

Shortly after 11 am, my husband and I set off on a bicycle ride with no time limits. Most...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-23, 05:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By Machka

January's 50K ride ......

January's 50K ride ......
01-07-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,560
Posted By Machka

Don't know about the old guys, but this old lady...

Don't know about the old guys, but this old lady does some strength training.

Hauled about 400 kg of rock today. Does that count?
01-07-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,652
Posted By Machka

Spin classes can be good. They can be...

Spin classes can be good. They can be motivational.
But if you're uncomfortable with a pace or activity, don't do it. It's OK if you want to do your own thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,565
Posted By Machka

*Your Ride Reports in 2023*

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-23, 03:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 761
Posted By Machka

One of these two ...

One of these two
...
01-01-23, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By Machka

Skin Cancer

A few of you may remember me from days gone by ... the long distance cyclist. :) Thousands upon thousands of kilometres outside on the road riding metric centuries, centuries, and brevets of all...
08-28-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,231
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: 279
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: 548
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: 548
Posted By Machka

Saturday -- ...

Saturday --

https://us.v-cdn.net/5021879/uploads/editor/5z/sim8aqjbrfzc.png


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: 3,372
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: 2,200
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: 1,752
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: 1,304
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: 914
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: 3,433
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: 4,187
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: 714
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: 714
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: 113,276
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: 888
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: 888
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: 1,190
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: 1,190
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: 113,276
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: 113,276
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: 1,448
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: 891
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: 15,277
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: 1,004
Posted By Machka

June's 50K ...

June's 50K

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/455x344/june2021_50k_bc09a83a5f3eababd3f22737e1086bef2d58b069.jpg
05-13-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,782
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: 5,001
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: 11,501
Posted By Machka

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal raisin cookies
03-10-21, 02:49 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 113,276
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: 1,273
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: 1,274
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: 2,843
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: 1,965
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: 20,372
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: 7,391
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: 761
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: 761
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: 17,180
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...
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