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Old 07-09-06, 07:37 AM   #1
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60@60: rode my birthday

Thanks to the forum for suggesting this way of marking a milestone. I rode into work (23 miles), then 9 miles at noon, and then 28 miles home. Passed through orange orchards, 2 lakes, a horse farm, farmland, developments, industrial area, a racetrack, and 15 miles of Pacific Ocean coast. Rode on residential streets, back roads with no shoulders, a freeway, bike paths, dirt paths, and the Pacific Coast Highway. I met a lady in her 70's planning a bike tour next year, a co-worker, and a visitor from Pasadena. My wife and kids are certain that I'm nuts, but proud nevertheless. I had a great birthday.
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Old 07-09-06, 08:01 AM   #2
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Woo-Hoo!!!

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Splendid way to mark your b'day. Congratulations! However, the trouble with this is that the older you get the LONGER you have to ride. It was a lot easier to ride my age when I was, oh, 25...
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Old 07-09-06, 08:45 AM   #4
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Congrats and Happy Birthday!
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Old 07-09-06, 09:35 AM   #5
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Haooy Birthday! It sounds like it was a winner... with the Pacific Coast as a backdrop, I'm envious.
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Old 07-09-06, 09:40 AM   #6
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You should fell proud! And what better way to spend "your" day
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Congrats on marking the milestone - you're doing better than me at this stage, for sure. Sounds like a beautiful ride.
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Old 07-09-06, 10:59 AM   #8
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Congrats! Good job. Hope you have many more milestones.

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A very creative way to get in your intended mileage! Great stuff, Leucadian...
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These birthday rides are a great way of showing people that we can still cut it. Well done on your ride, but I think we have to think of a handicap for those that have done it before. How about having the Party the night before with 1/10th of your age being consumed in pints of beer. That'll sort out the men from the boys- but for the tea-totallers amongst us- it is going to be hard.
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