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How was your Thanksgiving day ride?(28 posts)

How was your Thanksgiving day ride?Kristin
Nov 23, 2001 7:44 AM
You'd have been proud of me. It was warm, so I had to get out. I made a firm decision to ride only 11 miles and take it easy. Stiff headwinds made my 5.5 mile turn around a bit less tedious. The ride home was refreshingly fast. It was so nice I could have stayed out all day. And I think the turkey tasted better as a result!

Does anyone else find it interested that you don't "feel" the tailwind?
45 minutes fixed gear in rainDog
Nov 23, 2001 7:50 AM
Not too bad. Did a rare ride in the rain Thursday morning. Saw lots of women out running. The simplicity of jumping on the fixed gear and just riding is great.

Didn't come close to pre-burning the calories consumed later. Did a fried turkey for the first time. 15 pound turkey under an hour. Not hard at all, and tasted good.

what kinda pedals on the pista? nmJs Haiku Shop
Nov 23, 2001 8:37 AM
Look 296Dog
Nov 23, 2001 3:02 PM
Just had them lying around; they work ok.

black goes with black........max that ride outdupe
Nov 23, 2001 3:24 PM
has old school cleats as well as look pattern.

just sittin here doing nothing waiting to be used for the first time.
post your ads somewhere elsedope
Nov 23, 2001 4:24 PM
We earned the meal that's for sure.MB1
Nov 23, 2001 9:10 AM
Started just before sunup, finished well after dark. Boy did we enjoy dinner! And man am I ever hungry today.

Perfect weather for this time of year and almost empty roads and trails. Our favorite sighting was the couple on roller skis with 2 very large dogs taking up both lanes of a 2 lane road-some people are clueless.

Did some dirt, did some climbing, cruised along the nearly empty roads and had a really nice Thanksgiving.
Did a century....Allen az
Nov 23, 2001 9:28 AM
Did my first century yesterday! I rode the perimeter of the White Tank Mountains in Surprise, AZ (west of Phoenix). Only about 15 cars passed me in 75 miles, so I had 3 empty lanes just for me. It was heaven! The weather was perfect, and the scenery (mountains, desert) was really nice. I stopped to check out a dead coyote on the side of the road (probably hit by a car). It was a little scary, because there could've been live ones wandering around. I did 106.22 miles with an 18.4 mph average speed. A headwind on the way back slowed me down a bit. The 25lb. Trek 1000 surprisingly held up well. & I brought enough food....1/2 sandwhich, Powerbar, Fig Newtons, and 5 cookies.

I'll probably do another century before the year is over. But I'll bring a cell phone next time, 'cause I was in the middle of nowhere and anything could've happened.

I think I'm ready for Doug's 508 now.... Kidding : )

Holy Schneikies!!!Akirasho
Nov 23, 2001 10:28 AM
I guess those last minute tips helped!

Congratz on a fast first century!

We abide.

Remain In Light.
lol, Thanks!Allen az
Nov 23, 2001 10:51 AM
Yeah, those tips actually did help. I didn't realize I had to take so much food.
you're almost thereDog
Nov 23, 2001 3:02 PM
...for practice, do the same 106 miles, but do this first: don't eat for 3 days, don't drink for 24 hours, stay up all night, and then go for it; oh, and it has to be really rough roads and 106 degrees out; that probably would simulate the last 100 miles; just kidding, sounds like you did fine.

I'd take the cell phone, yes; I do almost all the time, now; got one of those itty bitty Nokia's; must weight about 1 ounce.

San Diego Thanksgivingbadabill
Nov 23, 2001 9:50 AM
The back country roads in San Diego were empty this thanksgiving. Did 85mi thru the back country hills with no traffic and few riders. Sould of taken the cross bike for the triple, the climb up Japatul RD was work but the descent down lyons valley and Honey springs was great. Got rained on a little, was a little cold (60 or so:-) I enjoy solo rides like that.
Cold?!*^!? Damn SoCAL Hippies don't know cold from shinola! ;-)MB1
Nov 23, 2001 9:59 AM
Miss the climbs in SoCal pretty bad, wish I could climb Polomar again. Don't miss the drivers though. We didn't see 60 all day yeaterday-it ain't the temps though, it's the clothes.
Cold?!*^!? Damn SoCAL Hippies don't know cold from shinola! ;-)badabill
Nov 23, 2001 10:10 AM
Actualy thought of doing Palomar Mt but did not feel like loading the bike up, I live in Chula Vista. The ladies on PCH have put their bikinis away for the winter. Life is tough when 60 is considered cold:-)
I've ridden San Diego in my SHORTS in cooler temperatures ...Humma Hah
Nov 24, 2001 8:55 AM
What a wuss! Think how miserable you'll be on that 4-day stretch in January or Feburary when San Diego experiences some semblence of WINTER! I'll be thinking of you as I ride to work with icesicles in my beard, sweating under my jacket!
Nov 23, 2001 11:11 AM
I had to leave early in order to get 20 miles in b4 going to relatives for turkey. I think it was about 33 degrees when I left, under 40 when I got home. Better than last year, 18 degrees. We here in New England have been blessed with nice weather considering what month it is, I hope it holds out a bit longer, last year, it got real cold right b4 thanksgiving, and didn't warm up until April!!!
I just got back from a quick thirty miler, and I've got twobill
Nov 23, 2001 2:10 PM
words to say.
I suck.
Did I say quick? It wasn't. My miles are down, I'm logy with turkey, I've put on a couple of pounds, and I just suck. Fortunately, I've made it my business not to care too much for now.
Nov 23, 2001 2:14 PM
T-day ride?look271
Nov 23, 2001 2:40 PM
I had to work. That s&*ks, but I should be able to get out this weekend. It's still amazingly warm here (50's-60's) during the day. Maybe I'll do road on Sat and mtb Sunday. (I've been a good boy, I should be allowed!)At least I got time+1/2 for working T-day.
re: How was your Thanksgiving day ride?davidl
Nov 23, 2001 4:11 PM
Super - My brother and sister-in-law and I did 25 mi from north Dallas to around White Rock and back. Some wind - not too bad at all. Worked up a good appetite for later. Next morning I noted an added 4 lbs. of Thanksgiving buffet.
4 lbs in a day?Kristin
Nov 25, 2001 5:48 PM
Lets see, that would be:

14,400 calories in 4 lbs
+200 for calories expended during ride
-3600 if you weighed-in after drinking 16 oz of aqua & not peeing.
12,000+ calories consumed

Eegads! Must have been some gorge fest!
Forgive would have expended more likeKristin
Nov 25, 2001 5:56 PM
1000-1500 calories in that ride, depending on how hard you went. My apologies. Sunday night...can't do math.
Water weight extremes ...Humma Hah
Nov 25, 2001 6:16 PM
Its all the water in the stuffing.

After a century, I'll typically be down a couple of pounds, but that's mostly hydration, or lack thereof.

Then, during the following 24 hours, I drink like a fish, much more goes in than comes out. In two days I have picked up a couple of pounds more than normal. This coincides with sore muscles.

Then the soreness subsides and I begin to pee like a race horse. Four days after the run, my weight is down again, and I may have dropped half a pound net.
Warm and sunny!lonefrontranger
Nov 23, 2001 10:04 PM
It was gorgeous in Boulder. We did a 3-hour dirt / smooth singletrack loop, on road bikes. Fun, even the steepish sandy switchback climbs - had to slither up them in a 39/26. My SO was on his roadie single-speed, suffering.

The driving force behind this was that we all REALLY wanted to play on some new trails we'd found, but all our mountain bikes were in various bits. My 'cross bike still doesn't have a crank on it yet, my MTB has no bar or stem, my SO doesn't have the right bolts to mount his discs, and our buddy's fork's air cartridge was totally kaput. Not to mention every one of our MTB tires has one or several goatheads in them.

Our buddy commented that he now knows why there's a growing interest in 29" (700c) wheeled MTBs. The road bikes may be squirrelly and slippery, but they roll over holes, rocks and waterbars much easier.

I dragged out my oldest, crappiest wheels for this adventure, and can now safely report that Shimano 9-speed (my ancient cyclo-cross set leftover from the late, unlamented Redline) does work on Campy 10 in a pinch. Not perfect, but it does work, and I could always find a gear when I needed it, even under load.

We did get a few curious looks from the MTB'ers, but no one crashed, and we had a great time. I do have to say that the Morgul Bismark seriously dislikes stutter bumps. I nearly got bucked off on one long, washboard descent, and was sideways more than I'd like to admit. Gives me vast respect for those guys who ride Paris-Roubaix every year.
Rain, rain go away...DINOSAUR
Nov 24, 2001 10:43 AM
It rained here on the west coast. I had my schedule all planned and took Wednesday off. I was watching the evening news last night while working out on my rowing machine and they are forecasting rain all the way through next Friday. Sometimes I can squeeze some rides in between the storms, but if my Rolf wheels get water in them I have to stip off the tires and replace the rim tape otherwise the tape gets brittle and it's rim puncture city. Hopefully this storm will move through and we will get some good weather during December. Rain sucks, but we need it. If you live in the mid-west, stand by, rain is on the way.....
Send it east!Humma Hah
Nov 24, 2001 6:07 PM
I've been riding with no rain worries here in Virginia for WAY too long. We're inches and inches behind, and dangerously dry. I gladly missed today's riding for the little taste of mist we've had today. I'm eager to miss more tomorrow, with heavier rain expected.

I don't want my beloved Virginia to look all brown and dry like San Diego, but the amount of rain has been comparable for several months.
Thanks a lot Humma!MB1
Nov 25, 2001 1:34 PM
We slogged through that wet junk all weekend. Miss M just had to get her Saturday century in and of course we needed a recovery 50miler today. Sure was slippery with the last of the leaves coming down in the rain.

Why don't you drop by tonight and help me overhaul the bikes.
The rain gave me a good chance ...Humma Hah
Nov 25, 2001 6:12 PM
... to install a home computer network this weekend.

I was seriously thinking about riding in the rain yesterday, but Nina had chores for me to do. Her bike has fenders and is actually pretty good in the rain.

Think of all the cars that wrecked on that slick stuff. Rain was good for our cause!