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    Team Geritol Spoke's Avatar
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    At 54, My First Century at the LAF RftR

    Hooray!!! Only in my third year of riding, but yesterday, at 54 years, I did my first century at the Lance Armstrong Foundation Ride for the Roses here in Austin. I rode 101 miles in 6 hours 12 minutes, averaging about 16.25mph. It was a beautiful day for a bike ride with Lance and about 6,500 of his closest cycling buds. The ride was a celebration of the LAF Peloton Project reaching it goal of raising $7,000,000.00!

    For all of you like me who are getting into this sport of road cycling at an age a little past our prime, you can do, just get out there and do it. If I can do it, you can do it. Ride On!

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Congratulations! Super accomplishment!!

    I'm hoping to do a century perhaps next Spring. I did a metric century this month to celebrate my birthday. You're helping inspire me.

    So, what did Lance have to say?
    Last edited by Digital Gee; 10-24-05 at 07:22 PM.
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    "Old & Slow Rider" BJ Ondo's Avatar
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    Congrats!! I've done both a "road and off-road" Metric Century this year, maybe I'll branch out next year and get in a Full Century, just gota find the "perfect beginner ride century" for that next 100 miler as the last one was in 1984!! :O
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    If more of us "old folks" had a Colnago to do it on, we might be riding centuries every day.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dchiefransom
    If more of us "old folks" had a Colnago to do it on, we might be riding centuries every day.
    Is that like, a good bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digital Gee
    Is that like, a good bike?

    Oh that's a beautiful bike! Great Job!

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    Lookin' good Spoke...nicely done!

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    more power to ya. keep it up

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