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    Birthday, maybe rode my age, anyway 1st 100 mile week in 20+ years

    71 today. At the beginning of the year/season (May 1), I had hoped to ride 72 miles by the end of July, but the weather has not cooperated -colder, wetter, and windier than usual. Besides, I no longer seem to be able to ride every day ... I need more recovery time than daily rides allow. So I changed my goal to 72 km - age + 1 to grow on - just under 45 miles. Do km count for rding one's age in countries that measures distance primarily in miles?

    At 24.1 miles (as my computer displayed), I stopped for a snack. Unfortunately, as is its wont, the @#$%ed computer locked up after the snack, and stayed locked for 50 minutes. Even assuming my speed during that interval was 15% slower than than the average for the rest of the trip, though, I hit the 72+ km/45 mile mark.

    With a 32 mile ride (previous high for the 21st century) on Sunday and 26 miles on Tuesday, this is my 1st 100+ mile week since 1991. I'm looking forward to the rest of the year.

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    USMC Veteran, 1975-1977 qcpmsame's Avatar
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    Congratulations on the distance, both for you age ride, and for the weeks cumulative total. Most importantly Happy Birthday!

    Bill
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    Happy belated B-day and nicely done. Meters-miles, makes no difference. IMO, all that maters is having the desire to ride and then following through to completion.

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    Congrats. Get a new bike computer for a birthday present!

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    71 in base-8 is 57. 57 kilometers is 35 miles. Being physically fit and enjoying life at 71 is the birthday gift. Continued strength and health!
    "When life hands you lumens, make lumen-aide!"

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    Way to go and happy B-Day!

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    Inspirational.... Happy Belated Birthday.

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    Thanks all. My bike is from 1973, so I'm resurrecting my 1982-ish Cateye Solar computer today or tomorrow.

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