Share Your Rides

IIGESHII - 6:12PM PDT, Sep 9th 2007 View users public diary

iigeshii
Mesa, AZ

In order to get to know each other better, why don't we share some of the rides we have done or like to do?

Have you ever used www.bikely.com? It's a great webpage that lets you draw out a route on a map, save them, and share them with others. It'll even determine the mileage for you and let you comment on points of interest on the way.

For example, here is the ride I did on Saturday:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Breakfast-Ride

I'd love to see some mapped drawing of what routes you take.

Eric.


WOLFENA - 12:42PM PDT, Sep 10th 2007

wolfena
York Springs, Pennsylvania

As I've mentioned, I'm brand new to biking.... & never used that site. The one I found on my own is http://www.mapmyride.com/ - I will definately look at the one you posted as well (Thank you!)


At the moment I don't have a "regular" route - but next time I go out I'll come back & post it here....


-Nancy :smile1:
edit to add:

btw over 50 miles!!!! Geez.... I dunno if I want to post my measly typical 11ish miles after seeing that!

Last Edited: 1:01pm PDT, September 10th 2007

DSNYDER - 1:45PM PDT, Sep 10th 2007

dsnyder
Washington DC

Hey Nancy, when I started riding 10 years or so ago 5 miles was a big deal. (Now that I am trying to run, 3 miles running is a big deal.)

Monday is my day-off so my riding buddy Larry and I try to do a longer bike ride -- usually around 40 miles. But we are trying to work up to doing a century -- 100 miles in one day. So today we rode 70 miles. Our average speed was 12.9 mph -- nothing strenuous. We hope to work up to a century in a couple of weeks. My HRM says I burned 2324 calories. Feels very good!!

Dean

“When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything ...”--John Wesley


IIGESHII - 9:39AM PDT, Sep 11th 2007 View users public diary

iigeshii
Mesa, AZ

Dean is right Nancy,

I just started biking about 2 years ago. My first ride I did was just in my neighborhood, it was about 5 miles. I honestly didn't think I was going to make it and swore I'd never ride again. Thank goodness I had my sister to convince me otherwise!

You have to start somewhere and you are doing great. Little by little and before you know it you'll also be working towards your own century!

Eric.


JUDYDJ1220 - 10:14AM PDT, Sep 11th 2007

judydj1220
Houston, Texas

Hey all! I'm joining your group... been on CK for 1 1/2 years and didn't know there were groups! Ha! ha!

I started biking in 1993 and was pretty avid about it - doing my 10-mile route about 6x a week, at least 1 organized ride every month and the MS150 each year. In 1999, I moved more into town and found it difficult to find a safe route, so I didn't ride as much during the week. I still did the organized rides and annual ride.

To make a long story short, I quit doing organized rides (the registration fees were eating my lunch!), occassionally ride the 10 mile mile route that I finally mapped out, but still do the annual MS150 ride.

I do miss riding and want to start riding again at least 3x a week.

Thanks for letting me join your group!

Judy


WOLFENA - 10:25AM PDT, Sep 11th 2007

wolfena
York Springs, Pennsylvania

Hi Judy :hi:

Don't worry about not knowing about the groups section - it's only been here about 2 weeks now.

-Nancy :smile1:


KARENV2 - 10:52AM PDT, Sep 11th 2007

Hi Guys!
Welcome Judy!
I mostly ride around my neighborhood I have a couple of routes that I do depending on my time. I usually do 4 miles(or 30 minutes) a day during the week and venture out longer and farther on weekends. I haven't done an official ride yet but I am working up to it. The Seagull Century is a huge ride down here and maybe next year I can't be up to it. I need to start with much smaller "family friendly" rides.
I waiting for a nice cool fall Saturday to go to Assateage State Park and ride their paved trail. It is about 9 miles with wild ponies and the ocean.
Take Care and Enjoy the Ride!
Karen


FLSPORTSDR - 7:37PM PDT, Sep 11th 2007

flsportsdr
Florida

I'm pretty whimpy in regards to riding in traffic. I only ride in my neighborhood, or on a path closed to motorized traffic. I had a friend killed in a bike vs car accident. It was years ago but I am twitchy about cars. I am fortunate to have closed paths available :)


"I'm just one stomach flu way from my goal weight" Emily in The Devil Wears Prada

Last Edited: 7:46pm PDT, September 11th 2007

DSNYDER - 2:34PM PDT, Sep 17th 2007

dsnyder
Washington DC

My riding buddy Larry and I did a 75-mile ride today on our way to building up to a century. We averaged just under 13 mph. I am beat, but it feels good.

Dean

“When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything ...”--John Wesley


WOLFENA - 4:01PM PDT, Sep 17th 2007

wolfena
York Springs, Pennsylvania

I had MY longest ride today so far.... 13.5 miles, an hour & 20 minutes. It wasn't planned - I GOT LOST!! :laugh5:


-Nancy :smile1:


FLSPORTSDR - 2:09PM PDT, Sep 18th 2007

flsportsdr
Florida

Congrats on your long ride nancy!! And to Dean on his 75 miles as well :)

I had my long ride Sunday. I was suppose to do 65 but I only did 50. My legs were completely DEAD...probably because I ran 10 miles the day before. My speed was remarkably good for as crappy as my legs felt. Today is a one hour trainer ride.

I'm just one stomach flu way from my goal weight" Emily in The Devil Wears Prada


JUDYDJ1220 - 2:05PM PDT, Sep 19th 2007

judydj1220
Houston, Texas

Missed my ride....

I had planned to do my 10 mile ride yesterday when I got home.... BUT....when I got to my car to leave, I had a flat tire!!! WHAAAAAA! By the time I got it changed and drove home (50 mph max with a doughnut tire??), there would not have been enough daylight to complete my ride. So... to compensate, my daughter and I went to eat at Chili's. :$

If the sun, moon, Jupiter and Pluto (yes, I still consider it a PLANET!) are all lined up, I'll go for my ride on Thursday.

Happy Riding! :thumbu2:

Judy


DSNYDER - 5:24PM PDT, Sep 24th 2007

dsnyder
Washington DC

Eric and all

I got my century in for the season -- 101 miles today. I wasn't planning on it but I was feeling good so I just kept going. It did take me all day. According to my computer I averaged 12.5 mph. It felt good and I think I'll sleep well tonight.

Dean

“When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything ...”--John Wesley


IIGESHII - 7:20AM PDT, Sep 29th 2007 View users public diary

iigeshii
Mesa, AZ

Fantastic Dean!

Congratulations on reaching your goal. You must feel great. Plus, you have 3 whole months to spare before the end of the year.

Eric.


DSNYDER - 2:06PM PDT, Oct 1st 2007

dsnyder
Washington DC

My biking buddy and I did 30 miles this morning and spent more time in the muffin shop than on our bikes. Fun!!!

Dean

“When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything ...”--John Wesley


ANNIEROO - 7:39PM PDT, Oct 2nd 2007

annieroo
Dover, NH

I did 24 miles on Saturday, riding one of my favorite rides Durham NH to Newmarket and return - lots of back roads and side ventures to get more miles without going too far from home!

It's been cold here in the mornings, so I've wimped out on commuting to work on the bicycle. I've been doing the stationary bike to get the exercise - 16 virtual miles so far in October.


ANNIEROO - 6:43PM PDT, Oct 4th 2007

annieroo
Dover, NH

The weather has turned to summer again. It's New England in October, but we are supposed to get temps in the 80's tomorrow. Today was a stellar day of full sunshine, gentle breeze, and dry air. I finally was able to ride the bike to work, after being stuck riding the ebike in front of the TV for the last 3 mornings.

Did 15.5 miles today - to and from work, and then tooling around a bit after work.

Anne


DSNYDER - 4:52PM PDT, Oct 15th 2007

dsnyder
Washington DC

I rode 46 miles this morning. (Monday is my day off.) It was a little brisk. I wore a long sleeved UnderArmor shirt under my bike shirt and after 1/2 hour or so I was quite comfortable. Hope everyone is getting a chance to ride!!!

Dean

“When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything ...”--John Wesley


OBRATS - 5:04AM PDT, Oct 26th 2007

obrats
South Jersey

Anyone use a bike trainer and which would you recommend? I plan of getting plenty of indoor bike workouts this Winter.

Dan

http://obrats.blogspot.com/

I have lost 100+ pounds and determined to lose the last 30.

Last Edited: 5:05am PDT, October 26th 2007

DSNYDER - 7:04PM PDT, Oct 29th 2007

dsnyder
Washington DC

Dan

I don't use a trainer. I have one but I don't use it. Instead of biking I add an extra day on the rowing machine.

Today was my day-off. I rode my TriCross from Capitol Hill, DC, to Bethesda, MD, then back to DC on the Rock Creek trail, then across the Potomac on the Memorial Bridge to the Mt. Vernon trail, which I rode to Mt. Vernon, and then back home to Capitol Hill. A 64.5 mile ride.

Dean

“When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything ...”--John Wesley


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