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Old 06-14-12, 03:54 AM   #1
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rode my age in miles

Did 61 miles Sunday, same as my age. Wast ofSpokanw Wa see route http://www.mapmyride.com/workout/137920871
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Old 06-14-12, 04:32 AM   #2
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Congratulations, Pat. Do you post in the 50+ section as well? Lots of folks there understand and encourage this particular accomplishment. My birthday "ride-your-age" ride will be coming up in a couple of months. I'll be 3 miles behind you.
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Old 06-14-12, 07:00 AM   #3
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Congratulations! I did the same this past January and hope to do it again next year if I am far enough south. Beautiful pictures!
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Couldn't bring up your route. Web site says it is private. I'd like to see it because I'm considering eastern Washington as a retirement location and would like to see what the cycling environment is like. It's pretty high on the list.
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Congratulations. I rode my age (56) three weeks ago, not consciously, doing the age thing as much as doing the commute all the way to a job I no longer have, but wanted to ride it anyway.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1267917

(This was the planned route. Actual route was almost 60 mi.)
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Couldn't bring up your route. Web site says it is private. I'd like to see it because I'm considering eastern Washington as a retirement location and would like to see what the cycling environment is like. It's pretty high on the list.
I've tired to reset my privacy settings and contacted the site for a fix, you might try the general map section for it and other routes. The Eastern Wa and N Idaho area has some GREAT riding, I've riddien "serriously" nearly 40 years and am still findiing new routes. Check out the Pacific Norwest section in the "Regional Discussions", A lot of guys stationed at Fairchild A.F.B. retire here. Lotsa other outdoor stuff too like 50 lakes within 25 miles, lotsa skiiing nearby etc etc Feel free to contact me with questions and checik out- http://hugefloods.com/Features.html, http://www.google.com/search?q=chann...w=1366&bih=544, http://friendsofcdatrails.org/CdA_Trail/index.html, http://www.visitspokane.com/, http://www.pendoreilleriver.com/ http://www.google.com/search?q=palou...g&ved=0CHQQsAQ http://www.google.com/search?q=palou...w=1366&bih=544
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I've tired to reset my privacy settings...
I can see the route now. Thanks for the links too. Gong to be busy with some reading for awhile. I have ancestral roots in western Idaho. My paternal grandmother moved from that area to L.A. with her husband before my dad and aunt were born. I remember visiting my great-great grandmother in Payette when I was a wee lad. My great-great-great grandfather was a Church of Christ minister in Boise. Before that, I don't know.

But, maybe because of the overall tax situation, I might end up on the Washington side of the state line. If I stay in the states when I retire, it will be either somewhere between eastern Washington and western Montana or northern Nevada. Looking at four places overseas. Still have a few years before I need to decide.

Thanks again. I might be in touch with some questions.

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Boy! You sure took a round-about way to get your mileage in. I'd need a route sheet for sure. Looks like a nice riding environment. What do you think of Chaney?
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Pat looks like a good ride.

volosong, Cheney is a nice small college town with what years ago was a great amatuer rodeo, haven't been to it in years. Spokane is a great place to live; I grew up there. However we in Washington have rather oppressive tax rates so it is worth doing your homework on that before you commit to moving here.
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...However we in Washington have rather oppressive tax rates...
I thought that was Oregon with the high taxes, (except for sales tax). My brother and his family moved from Portland to Vancouver, mostly for the tax advantages, (and schools). A government has to get their money some how, from some mix of different methods. Why do you say that WA has "oppressive tax rates"? Certainly can't be as oppressive as California?
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I thought that was Oregon with the high taxes, (except for sales tax). My brother and his family moved from Portland to Vancouver, mostly for the tax advantages, (and schools). A government has to get their money some how, from some mix of different methods. Why do you say that WA has "oppressive tax rates"? Certainly can't be as oppressive as California?
Since Oregon has a sales tax, Washingtons "other" taxes are less. Live in Wash. and buy in Ore. Notice how far Vancouver & Portland are from each other?
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