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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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    Anyone else do things in excess??

    I think I'm figuring out my patterns. 600 miles last week and a big fat 0 this week. But lots of golf, beer and wine this week. Where in the heck is the middle ground?? How much more can this 60+ year old body handle a regime like this?

    Anyone else seem to do things in extreme??
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    I am a habitual overdoer. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    600 miles in a week? that's heroic. Or crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jppe View Post
    I think I'm figuring out my patterns. 600 miles last week and a big fat 0 this week. But lots of golf, beer and wine this week. Where in the heck is the middle ground?? How much more can this 60+ year old body handle a regime like this?

    Anyone else seem to do things in extreme??
    I'm tired after a 250 mile week, relishing my rest day to just eat and loaf. If I rode 600, I'd take a week off too. Hope you enjoyed the beer, wine and golf.

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    No. Not ever - LOL!

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    Only when it comes to my diet
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    Whats the big deal ?

    Do I look like a person with a plan ?

    I just DO things !

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    I'm like a dog chasing cars, I wouldn't know what to do with one If I caught It !
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    That brings me to a question..... Do any of you practice kicking the bucket ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    I am a habitual overdoer. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
    Ya beat me to it.

    I think it's a sign that you have what others covet ... passion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    Ya beat me to it.

    I think it's a sign that you have what others covet ... passion.
    That's it. I tell people it isnt an obsession, I just like it that much.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    Just Do It.

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    When I went to the gym Friday, I decided to switch my leg stuff from leg presses to squats. I can leg press quite a bit, so I figured I could probably squat pretty well too.....Bad idea.

    I put what I thought would be a good start weight on to lean how to do this, and decided I would do 4 sets like I do leg presses, after one set I was going hmmmm, after two I was wondering about the four sets, after three my legs were cramping up.

    My legs are too sore to ride now. I'm going back to the gym tomorrow and do more.

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    My life philosophy: anything worth doing is worth doing in excess.

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    Thanks guys. I'm beginning to understand things a little better now.

    Funny, but instead of driving the 3 1/2 hours back home from the beach my father in-law and I are going to squeeze in another 18 holes before we hit the road. He's 87 so I guess age is not really a factor?!?!

    (Oh, I rode for 50 miles this am as well....)
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    Sounds to me like you're living the dream.

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    Don't worry about it. Giving up all of those excesses does not make you live longer. It just seems a lot longer. And never forget my mantra. ""Everyone dies. Not everyone will have LIVED"

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    I work excessively at avoiding excess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
    600 miles in a week? that's heroic. Or crazy.
    Agreed. I don't even think I could build up to that kind of mileage. If I was doing 200 miles a week I'd be posting all over this forum like I was Superman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RISKDR1 View Post
    Don't worry about it. Giving up all of those excesses does not make you live longer. It just seems a lot longer. And never forget my mantra. ""Everyone dies. Not everyone will have LIVED"
    A very good mantra!
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    To some extent I do; however, I don't golf so I substitute it with Bourbon.

    Trust me. When you reach your limit, you will be like a car that runs out of gas on the side of the road.
    Once I got the straight jacket off, my imaginary friends and I escaped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
    I am a habitual overdoer. Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
    OldsCOOL, that’s a wonderful way of expressing it! That fits me to the letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnosis View Post
    OldsCOOL, that’s a wonderful way of expressing it! That fits me to the letter.
    We find ourselves in good company here.
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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    nothing i do is excessive. I proved that by doing it.

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    You're not retired by any chance, are you?
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    I procrastinate. But when it comes to my bicycle, I guess I have too many bags: two sets of panniers, two trunks, three handlebar bags and a duffel bag. Looking for the perfect arrangement.

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    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful"-Mae West or close to what she said.

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