Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Addiction LXXVIII

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Addiction LXXVIII

Old 06-25-20, 05:01 PM
  #10776  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,928

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3411 Post(s)
Liked 1,567 Times in 698 Posts
Just saw that trek put the century challenge back up on strava. This time last year I was riding about 10 miles a ride and it would take me about 45 mins to finish, and I was getting around 200 miles a month. I had just started using strava and when this challenge popped up, I decided I would go for the 500 miles. At the time this was huge challenge for me, and I was determined to get it done. I would ride twice a day, 10 miles in the morning and 10 miles at night. About half way through the month my first walmart bike broke so I lost about 5 days. Then when I was at mile 498 I got a flat. I walked home and for another two hours proceeded to ride as far as I could before it would go flat, then pump it back up.
Pretty stoked that the challenge is back, it really pushed me to get into this sport. This year I only have 12 days off, so it will be a bit of a challenge, but the goal is to hit 500 again.
bampilot06 is offline  
Likes For bampilot06:
Old 06-25-20, 05:07 PM
  #10777  
Bah Humbug
serious cyclist
 
Bah Humbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 17,468

Bikes: S1, R2, P2

Mentioned: 115 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6902 Post(s)
Liked 2,160 Times in 1,155 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Just saw that trek put the century challenge back up on strava. This time last year I was riding about 10 miles a ride and it would take me about 45 mins to finish, and I was getting around 200 miles a month. I had just started using strava and when this challenge popped up, I decided I would go for the 500 miles. At the time this was huge challenge for me, and I was determined to get it done. I would ride twice a day, 10 miles in the morning and 10 miles at night. About half way through the month my first walmart bike broke so I lost about 5 days. Then when I was at mile 498 I got a flat. I walked home and for another two hours proceeded to ride as far as I could before it would go flat, then pump it back up.
Pretty stoked that the challenge is back, it really pushed me to get into this sport. This year I only have 12 days off, so it will be a bit of a challenge, but the goal is to hit 500 again.
That is some dedication!

This year it should go more smoothly for you.
Bah Humbug is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 05:58 PM
  #10778  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,428

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7079 Post(s)
Liked 888 Times in 603 Posts
Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
Just saw that trek put the century challenge back up on strava. This time last year I was riding about 10 miles a ride and it would take me about 45 mins to finish, and I was getting around 200 miles a month. I had just started using strava and when this challenge popped up, I decided I would go for the 500 miles. At the time this was huge challenge for me, and I was determined to get it done. I would ride twice a day, 10 miles in the morning and 10 miles at night. About half way through the month my first walmart bike broke so I lost about 5 days. Then when I was at mile 498 I got a flat. I walked home and for another two hours proceeded to ride as far as I could before it would go flat, then pump it back up.
Pretty stoked that the challenge is back, it really pushed me to get into this sport. This year I only have 12 days off, so it will be a bit of a challenge, but the goal is to hit 500 again.
Great story. You've come a long way, not only in endurance. You've gone from a Walmart bike to a Pinarello Cervelo
Congrats.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.



Last edited by seedsbelize; 07-04-20 at 03:53 PM.
seedsbelize is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 05:58 PM
  #10779  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 31,005
Mentioned: 199 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13727 Post(s)
Liked 6,562 Times in 3,347 Posts
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Our parking pad is under the power and FO lines to the house and birds **** all over her car.
Not long after I bought my house I parked my car under lines across the street for a week. There is a community garden there with trees. The car was covered in bird droppings. If I know I’m not likely to move my car for a while I’ll park blocks away rather than park there.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:04 PM
  #10780  
seedsbelize 
smelling the roses
 
seedsbelize's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tixkokob, Yucatán, México
Posts: 15,428

Bikes: 79 Trek 930, 80 Trek 414, 84 Schwinn Letour Luxe (coupled), 92 Schwinn Paramount PDG 5

Mentioned: 104 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7079 Post(s)
Liked 888 Times in 603 Posts
There is some good news to report from the confines of this workshop. I disassembled a nine speed wheel with a buggered hub and then was able to build a seven speed hub back onto the rim, using the same spokes. I made some adjustments to my nipple driver and it works like it should. Tomorrow I will make some adjustments to my dishing guage and finish it up. Another kuzzah to the new truing stand.
__________________
Originally Posted by Bah Humbug View Post
Auto-pause is a honey-tongued devil whispering sweet lies in your ear.


seedsbelize is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:11 PM
  #10781  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,711

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19893 Post(s)
Liked 929 Times in 645 Posts
Spend the afternoon doing mowing therapy and still really bummed. Has anything been disclosed about how the accident happened?
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:16 PM
  #10782  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,713

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 502 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15491 Post(s)
Liked 3,474 Times in 1,732 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Spend the afternoon doing mowing therapy and still really bummed. Has anything been disclosed about how the accident happened?
Car driver vs cyclist. Car wins every time. Sad!
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:18 PM
  #10783  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,713

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 502 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15491 Post(s)
Liked 3,474 Times in 1,732 Posts
I got invited to do a century on Saturday and am off tomorrow, so a 300 mile week is possible.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:21 PM
  #10784  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 17,253
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3244 Post(s)
Liked 2,549 Times in 1,409 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Spend the afternoon doing mowing therapy and still really bummed. Has anything been disclosed about how the accident happened?
Not much. The original article I saw was updated with the names of the driver and Peter, but that's about it. Several people on FB have said things about him being hit from behind and the cops did say both Peter and the car were traveling in the same direction. Could have been a right hook for all I know.
big john is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:31 PM
  #10785  
kissTheApex
Senior Member
 
kissTheApex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,439

Bikes: Yes please

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 536 Post(s)
Liked 308 Times in 199 Posts
Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
I... don't really know if this is the place to share. But some certainly knew him. Bikeforums legend Pcad was struck and killed by a car while riding yesterday.

Rest in peace.
Oh no.

just logged in the first time for today and saw the news. RIP uncle PCad. May your chain never be without lube and your gears never without adjustment in the great beyond.

I’m sad.
kissTheApex is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:45 PM
  #10786  
Velo Vol 
VFL For Life
 
Velo Vol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 42,711

Bikes: Velo Volmobile

Mentioned: 740 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19893 Post(s)
Liked 929 Times in 645 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
Not much. The original article I saw was updated with the names of the driver and Peter, but that's about it. Several people on FB have said things about him being hit from behind and the cops did say both Peter and the car were traveling in the same direction. Could have been a right hook for all I know.
This says the collision was at an intersection, presumably featured in the video.

https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/sout...county/789921/

There's damage to the driver's side front bumper, which doesn't seem like a right hook, unless the driver then hit something else.
__________________
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
People here don't get it.
Velo Vol is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:53 PM
  #10787  
bampilot06
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: 757
Posts: 3,928

Bikes: Cervélo C2, Ritchey Breakaway

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3411 Post(s)
Liked 1,567 Times in 698 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This says the collision was at an intersection, presumably featured in the video.

https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/sout...county/789921/

There's damage to the driver's side front bumper, which doesn't seem like a right hook, unless the driver then hit something else.
It looked like they had to tow the car out of that wooded area. I had assumed the damage was caused by going off the road.
bampilot06 is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 06:56 PM
  #10788  
rjones28 
Mostly Harmless
 
rjones28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Chittenango, NY
Posts: 51,512

Bikes: Have two wheels

Mentioned: 167 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10027 Post(s)
Liked 1,860 Times in 1,150 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Spend the afternoon doing mowing therapy and still really bummed. Has anything been disclosed about how the accident happened?
__________________
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
If this thread doesn't go 10 pages I'm quitting BF.
rjones28 is offline  
Likes For rjones28:
Old 06-25-20, 07:03 PM
  #10789  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 17,253
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3244 Post(s)
Liked 2,549 Times in 1,409 Posts
Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
This says the collision was at an intersection, presumably featured in the video.

https://dailyvoice.com/new-york/sout...county/789921/

There's damage to the driver's side front bumper, which doesn't seem like a right hook, unless the driver then hit something else.
The car was in the weeds and there was a stop sign down. We may never know exactly how it happened.
big john is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 07:03 PM
  #10790  
MoAlpha
• —
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 8,675

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6906 Post(s)
Liked 3,394 Times in 1,845 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I got invited to do a century on Saturday and am off tomorrow, so a 300 mile week is possible.
Sounds entirely epic. I look forward to your stravings.

I am working on speed, which, for me, is like trying to get taller, but it precludes riding a whole lotta miles. Plus, no one I want to ride with wants to ride with me.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 07:07 PM
  #10791  
Trsnrtr
Super Moderator
 
Trsnrtr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 20,118

Bikes: Giant Propel, Colnago V3, Co-Motion Supremo, ICE VTX, ICE VTX WC

Mentioned: 103 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8502 Post(s)
Liked 1,969 Times in 959 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I got invited to do a century on Saturday and am off tomorrow, so a 300 mile week is possible.
We’re heading for 90s tomorrow and my wife has a couple doc appointments so I’m going to take tomorrow off and probably shorten up my rides on Saturday and Sunday. The leaderboard is all yours to claim.
__________________
Dennis T

Where there is a will, there's a way. Where there is no will, there's an excuse.





Trsnrtr is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 07:17 PM
  #10792  
big john
Senior Member
 
big john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: In the foothills of Los Angeles County
Posts: 17,253
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3244 Post(s)
Liked 2,549 Times in 1,409 Posts
Some people are riding into the mountains Saturday and I might go. It's only 63 miles but has 5700 feet of climbing with climbing near the end. Oh, and screaming descents where 50mph comes easily.
big john is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 07:25 PM
  #10793  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,311

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1970s Track 650b, 1981 Trek 710 650b, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9, 2020 Holdsworth Competition

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2591 Post(s)
Liked 2,114 Times in 834 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
I got invited to do a century on Saturday and am off tomorrow, so a 300 mile week is possible.
I just registered for that 200k.

Related, if someone is expecting some hand and seat discomfort, would it be better to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to take the some of the edge off?
​​​​
abshipp is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 07:32 PM
  #10794  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,713

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 502 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15491 Post(s)
Liked 3,474 Times in 1,732 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I just registered for that 200k.

Related, if someone is expecting some hand and seat discomfort, would it be better to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to take the some of the edge off?
​​​​
Before or during ride, acetaminophen is safest.

#KidneySafe
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Likes For datlas:
Old 06-25-20, 07:33 PM
  #10795  
datlas 
Beyond Bogus
 
datlas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Malvern, PA (20 miles West of Philly)
Posts: 35,713

Bikes: 1986 Alpine (steel road bike), 2009 Ti Habenero, 2013 Specialized Roubaix

Mentioned: 502 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15491 Post(s)
Liked 3,474 Times in 1,732 Posts
Originally Posted by big john View Post
Some people are riding into the mountains Saturday and I might go. It's only 63 miles but has 5700 feet of climbing with climbing near the end. Oh, and screaming descents where 50mph comes easily.
I get askeered around 40.
__________________
Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Addiction is all about class.
datlas is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 07:42 PM
  #10796  
MoAlpha
• —
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Land of Pleasant Living
Posts: 8,675

Bikes: Shmikes

Mentioned: 53 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6906 Post(s)
Liked 3,394 Times in 1,845 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I just registered for that 200k.

Related, if someone is expecting some hand and seat discomfort, would it be better to take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to take the some of the edge off?
​​​​
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Before or during ride, acetaminophen is safest.

#KidneySafe
As @datlas says, anytime dehydration is possible, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, are best avoided.
MoAlpha is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 07:43 PM
  #10797  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
indyfabz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 31,005
Mentioned: 199 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13727 Post(s)
Liked 6,562 Times in 3,347 Posts
Hoping that the pcad memorial thread doesn’t turn into something “worthy” of A&S.
indyfabz is offline  
Likes For indyfabz:
Old 06-25-20, 07:45 PM
  #10798  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 35,441

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 346 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17345 Post(s)
Liked 6,057 Times in 3,128 Posts
Originally Posted by abshipp View Post
I just registered for that 200k.​​​​
This is an organized ride? Solo? Group? Group-ish?

I'd kinda like to do a 200k in the next couple weeks - got the route planned and everything. Just gotta see when I can sneak out for 8 hours or so.
WhyFi is online now  
Old 06-25-20, 07:46 PM
  #10799  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,311

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1970s Track 650b, 1981 Trek 710 650b, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9, 2020 Holdsworth Competition

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2591 Post(s)
Liked 2,114 Times in 834 Posts
Originally Posted by datlas View Post
Before or during ride, acetaminophen is safest.

#KidneySafe
Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
As @datlas says, anytime dehydration is possible, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, are best avoided.
Wonderful, thanks so much.

Supposed to get up to 88°F, hoping I can talk to the RBA and get an earlier start than 7AM.
abshipp is offline  
Old 06-25-20, 07:56 PM
  #10800  
abshipp 
Senior Member
 
abshipp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Greenville SC
Posts: 3,311

Bikes: 1976 Motobecane Grand Jubile, 1977 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 Chrome, 1970s Track 650b, 1981 Trek 710 650b, 2014 Canfield Nimble 9, 2020 Holdsworth Competition

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2591 Post(s)
Liked 2,114 Times in 834 Posts
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
This is an organized ride? Solo? Group? Group-ish?

I'd kinda like to do a 200k in the next couple weeks - got the route planned and everything. Just gotta see when I can sneak out for 8 hours or so.
Organized through my club. Not a typical brevet though since it's not going to be RUSA sanctioned and instead of brevet cards the route will be validated by GPS track.

At the moment it's only myself and one other person signed up for the 200, but there's another 10 people signed up for the 400 and 600 that is launching the same morning.

I'm hoping for sub 10 hours gate to gate, but I haven't even done a century this year so we'll see. At least it's reasonably flat.
abshipp is offline  
Likes For abshipp:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.