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    I Did It!

    I rode my age! I've been 51 for three days. Here's my odometer from today's ride:



    51.25 miles. The longest I ever rode in my life was 50 miles, and that was when I was 16.

    Yeah, I'm a fat middle-aged schlub, but...

    I rode my age!!!

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    Great job! Half a century is a very respectable ride.

    I suspect it gets a little more difficult to accomplish this as we approach our 100th birthday
    Uphill or downhill; headwind or tailwind; Pavement or Dirt ... it's all good.

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    Great job!

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    Good job on the 51 mile ride! I've only been able to do about 40 myself -- and I'm only 38. ;-)

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    I've done over my age, but I'm only 22.

    Congrats on your accomplishment!

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    Great! I had planned on doing something last month for my birthday, but I didn't.
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    Congrats!

    I started my program on my birthday - I wasn't ready to ride 38 miles my first day out of the chute

    However I did turn a 50 mile day on Saturday
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    Outstanding! Excellent job! You realize it needs to up a year every year now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightcap View Post
    I rode my age! I've been 51 for three days. Here's my odometer from today's ride:



    51.25 miles. The longest I ever rode in my life was 50 miles, and that was when I was 16.

    Yeah, I'm a fat middle-aged schlub, but...

    I rode my age!!!
    Good for you, 99.99% of Americans your age would have trouble riding 51 yards....

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    So in another 49yrs you will do yer first century.



    DBD

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    Keep it up. You'll be finishing a century one of these days! I just finished one three weeks ago, and I'm 56. I'm not that proud though. I've been on several centuries where I was suffering and grumpy, and have been passed by 65 year olds who were chipper, laughing, and riding strong. It's amazing how many old guys there are who can finish a 100-mile-ride without too much trouble. Uh-oh, I guess I'm becoming one of them, though it's usually trouble for me. I know what it is: when you're retired you can ride several times a week. Rats! I won't be able to retire for another 10 years or so.

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    Thats great! Now when will it be a metric 100?

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    Nice job. Where did your ride take you? I am from Melrose, MA and I would love to try a longer ride than my 9.5 mile one way commute or my 10 to 15 mile weekend rides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecake View Post
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    CONGRATULATIONS

    Saturday before last, I did the same thing. I am 49 turning 50 in January and I rode 50.18 miles. Before that, my longest ride had been 25 miles. The coolest part of doing this was afterwards I was standing in a bathroom by myself and looking in the mirror and I had biggest grin on my face and no matter how I tried to wipe it off it kept coming back. Man what a great feeling.

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    CONGRATULATIONS on both your birthday and making the ride. Heres a for you. Now its time for some PIE
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    Happy birthday! Congrats on the ride.
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    Woot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightcap View Post
    I rode my age! I've been 51 for three days. Here's my odometer from today's ride:

    51.25 miles. The longest I ever rode in my life was 50 miles, and that was when I was 16.
    Congratulations! You'll be doing a century in no time

    It's amazing what people can do on a bike with a little training and effort. Happy Birthday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbikedude View Post
    So in another 49yrs you will do yer first century.



    DBD
    WOOT!!

    I hope I can still do a century when I'm 100. How cool would that be!!


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