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Old 04-19-22, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
"How Far" is the worst measure of cycling or a cyclist. Riding for a certain amount of time is far more important than distance, and "How Fun" is most important of all. So-called "bikers" make a deal out of "how far" too, so they can pigeon-hole those they meet into some sort of hierarchy. I used to race when I was young and one of the reasons I quit was all anyone ever cared to say to you at most races most of the time was "how fast" or "how far". So now I just go for fun.
Welcome to the forum. Lots of good info and opinions to share. I have an idea for you. How about you start a new thread with a title like, What amount of time did you ride today and how much fun did you have? Then, we will all see how well it goes. Constructive criticism can lead to positive change if applied positively rather than negatively. Best of luck.

P.S. I am not too far from your philosophy. If you scan up, you will notice my last few posts omit distance and stats but I just chose to omit them. In so doing I did not criticize people like you did calling them, “so-called “bikers””. If people want to proudly compare their stats, so be it. I am not the god of Bike Forum, are you?
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31.5, 1,350 feet on a slightly extended lunch break. nice break in the day.
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
"How Far" is the worst measure of cycling or a cyclist. Riding for a certain amount of time is far more important than distance, and "How Fun" is most important of all. So-called "bikers" make a deal out of "how far" too, so they can pigeon-hole those they meet into some sort of hierarchy. I used to race when I was young and one of the reasons I quit was all anyone ever cared to say to you at most races most of the time was "how fast" or "how far". So now I just go for fun.
Could give us how many strokes you did in a ride. The other details would follow to substantiate your strokes & make it hold weight.
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32 Miles O.D. 22įF 15MPH headwind
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Old 04-20-22, 06:36 PM
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40 miles in the local hills with 4400 feet of ascent.
Started cloudy ended sunny and 70F.
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Old 04-20-22, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
"How Far" is the worst measure of cycling or a cyclist. Riding for a certain amount of time is far more important than distance, and "How Fun" is most important of all. So-called "bikers" make a deal out of "how far" too, so they can pigeon-hole those they meet into some sort of hierarchy. I used to race when I was young and one of the reasons I quit was all anyone ever cared to say to you at most races most of the time was "how fast" or "how far". So now I just go for fun.
The running community is just like what you described. How far did you go? What pace did you run? There's also people like you who advocate in the running community about running for time and not distance. Hey, whatever works for people is cool. The main point is to get out there!
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Old 04-22-22, 03:36 PM
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47 miles on the road this morning, 10 miles this afternoon in the woods. Hot and windy on the road today. Shady and nice in the woods!
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Old 04-22-22, 07:29 PM
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35 Miles O.D. forecast lied.
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Old 04-22-22, 10:28 PM
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34 miles today. Sunny, a bit of wind, and around 58-59F.
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Old 04-23-22, 11:08 AM
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50 miles on the road this morning chasing the Recumbents, windy again out of the east.

Heading out to the woods later today for 10 miles on the MTB looking for gators and deer. 85 degrees.
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Old 04-23-22, 01:31 PM
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Another twenty out and back for 40 miles, chocolate and cheese run
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Old 04-23-22, 09:11 PM
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32 miles today. Nice day, sunny, and 61 degrees.
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Old 04-23-22, 10:54 PM
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late afternoon 15-spot. upper 60's. only 1k el gain. zero rush. was back an hour before sunset.
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Old 04-24-22, 11:07 AM
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62 miles this morning around Lake Istapoga, Fl. The Gator didn’t fare as well…

Nice and cool at the 7:30 start, 66 degrees, but warm (80) and windy by the 11am finish.



Road Kill Gator!
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Old 04-24-22, 02:48 PM
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54 miles with 4500 feet of climbing. Pretty hilly. Still recovering from two surgeries and 40 lbs overweight, so, it took me 4 hours. A few years ago, this was a routine 3 hour training ride. Unlike wine, old men always get worse.
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Old 04-24-22, 03:38 PM
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54 miles with 4500 feet of climbing. Pretty hilly. Still recovering from two surgeries and 40 lbs overweight, so, it took me 4 hours. A few years ago, this was a routine 3 hour training ride. Unlike wine, old men always get worse.

Personally I got a lot faster once I got older, 60 vs 30, only because my 4 kids all grew up and moved out and my work schedule got a lot better (more time off) so Iím riding a lot more now (5 days a week, 40-60+ miles a day) than I ever had time for when the kids were in the house! I also moved from New Hampshire down to FL so I can ride outside year round, oh and I dropped 20lbs due to cancer/radiation 6 years ago and have kept it off by riding a lot.

If I had ridden as much as I do now when I was in my 20ís of course Iíd have been a lot faster then too, but once the kids came along, not much time to ride more than an hour or so, either outside or on the rollers inside in the winter months in NH.
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Personally I got a lot faster once I got older, 60 vs 30, only because my 4 kids all grew up and moved out and my work schedule got a lot better (more time off) so Iím riding a lot more now (5 days a week, 40-60+ miles a day) than I ever had time for when the kids were in the house! I also moved from New Hampshire down to FL so I can ride outside year round, oh and I dropped 20lbs due to cancer/radiation 6 years ago and have kept it off by riding a lot.

If I had ridden as much as I do now when I was in my 20ís of course Iíd have been a lot faster then too, but once the kids came along, not much time to ride more than an hour or so, either outside or on the rollers inside in the winter months in NH.
I like the rolling roads from Sebring up into the orange groves. Looks like a nice place to retire and ride bikes.
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58.2, 4,700 feet of climbing. a climb-y day. wasnít at my best, thatís for sure.
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25 nyc street miles....
great day to ride


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todays miles

25 nyc street miles....
great day to ride


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17 mi, 1300' of elevation gain. Getting back in to riding. Most of my days are for running, so only Sunday for the bike.
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10 more miles and 1200 more feet than yesterday’s ride. That’s a lot of feet, at least their nails don’t need to be clipped.

3/4s through my ride I notice that my Velotoze shoe covers stopped squeaking against my rubber retaining strap for the Garmin cadence pickup. When I looked more closely, the strap rubbed through the shoe cover and was wearing away at the toe cover I was too lazy to remove before putting on the Velotoze cover. Moving the sensor up about two inches on the crank arm took care of the issue. Dumb.
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
I like the rolling roads from Sebring up into the orange groves. Looks like a nice place to retire and ride bikes.
Riders come from both coasts of FL to ride the back country roads in Highlands county, mostly in the winter. Lots of good roads without much traffic. Most of our riders are retired, I will be too in 2 years, then Iíll be able to ride more.
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48 miles on the road this morning, 64-80 degrees, east wind.

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