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Old 10-21-08, 05:14 PM   #1
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Ride 212 9,000 Miles

Old Fat Guy Rides passed 9,000 miles today.
Highway 45 North at Hughes Road in Dickinson Texas.
Do you think The State of Texas should place a historical marker here?

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Old 10-21-08, 05:17 PM   #2
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Maybe they'll do it for an even 10,000 mile mark. Congratulations, by the way.
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Old 10-21-08, 06:26 PM   #3
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Congratulations, I wish I had 1/3 the miles you do. Keep up the good work.
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Wow, my posts keep vanishing!

I said, "Dude, you are an animal!"!!!!

You have mo' miles than both us put together!
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Old 10-21-08, 08:44 PM   #5
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Wow, my posts keep vanishing!

I said, "Dude, you are an animal!"!!!!

You have mo' miles than both us put together!
I could go further if I had your dark glasses.
Being retired helps.
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Hey Mr. Beanz sorry about your posts vanisihing, but it seemed to affected 10 Wheels. His old fat guy disappeared from the photo. I only see a spiffy looking cyclist.
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Congrats 10 Wheels , Awesome stuff
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Great job!!!!


10,000 by the end of the year should be easy for you. :-)
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+1. And congratulations to 10 Wheels.
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10 wheels, you think you'll make 10K for the year? D It looks like you have a chance.
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Hey Mr. Beanz sorry about your posts vanisihing, but it seemed to affected 10 Wheels. His old fat guy disappeared from the photo. I only see a spiffy looking cyclist.
Yeah, get outta here ya poseur!

Hehe, grats on laying down the rubber.
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Old 10-22-08, 05:49 AM   #12
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Believe I will get 11,000 miles.
I am stronger than ever. I still ride with Dave and he does his birthday miles 6 days a week (65).
I commute to his home, 15 mi round trip. (Dave has 11,600 miles ytd)
The Good News is That this time of year is the best time to ride , as the Hot Temps are now gone.
60* to 80* each ride. I love it.
Sun 83 mi
Mon 82 mi
Tue 83 mi
I am also considering a goal of One Century Ride Every Week for Next Year.

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Hey 10 Wheels - You are looking good. Oh and congrats on the bike rides!!! That's a lot of miles! Ride 212 cool - if I were on Ride 212 that would mean y'all would have had to read 212 of my threads.... Consider yourself lucky!

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Hey 10 Wheels - You are looking good. Oh and congrats on the bike rides!!! That's a lot of miles! Ride 212 cool - if I were on Ride 212 that would mean y'all would have had to read 212 of my threads.... Consider yourself lucky!

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Your Posts are Great. Keep them coming.
Will wait for your 212 ride.
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Me too, or I can't wait until my wife is done with her RN year and we do our midlife lifestyle change and she does travel nursing and I ride bikes. :-)
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Absolutely outstanding. I can't wait until I'm retired!!

Also, nice glove choice! I'm personally loving the woodland camo Mechanix for fall/winter commuting. I'll be rockin' them next summer as well.
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Absolutely outstanding. I can't wait until I'm retired!!

Also, nice glove choice! I'm personally loving the woodland camo Mechanix for fall/winter commuting. I'll be rockin' them next summer as well.
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Hey, way to go 10wheels!! Them legs are looking awfully strong man. You're going to put a hurting on Indy next year my friend. I'm going to try, and count how many times you lap me during the ride.

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Hey, way to go 10wheels!! Them legs are looking awfully strong man. You're going to put a hurting on Indy next year my friend. I'm going to try, and count how many times you lap me during the ride.

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You are Welcome to stay with me.
Hopefully with more training prior to the event, I will be able to do just that. I hit the 67.5 mile mark at about that pace last year with basically no training beforehand. So if I train, I should be able to maintain.

Still no news on the team from Tom so far, but I'm sure he'll have it soon.
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9k miles is incredible. If I can hit 1/10th of that this year (and I expect I shall, just) I'll be happy.
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+1.

9k miles is incredible. If I can hit 1/10th of that this year (and I expect I shall, just) I'll be happy.
Just Completed 500.3 miles for this week.
The weather is just rite for bike riding.
9 of us on today's ride.

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