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Old 10-09-06, 06:54 PM   #1
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Rode my age a couple of times and then some

Today being my 51st birthday, I rode 52 miles (one to grow on) Saturday with my son and a few members of my club. We had a nice day to ride with temps from the low 60s to the mid 70s. We rode some of my favorite local rural roads and climbed several good hills. I took Ribby the Bridgestone and had a nice time riding at a a good strong pace (for me).
Today, I took the day off and rode with another club member who was out of town Saturday but had Columbus Day off. Since I knew he had kind of a clunker of an old bike, I took Uncle Duke, my general purpose bike. We picked a route mostly new to both of us and explored some back roads we always figured would be good for riding, but had never tried. It was another cool day and we had a great ride that turned out to be 68 miles. There were big hills, long flat sections, new asphalt, old shake 'n bake and a few miles of gravel strewn dirt road. Some of the farm areas were like a throwback to a simpler time.
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Old 10-09-06, 07:38 PM   #2
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Well alrighty then, congrats on riding your age and the 68! Looks like you had some really pleasant scenery also.
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Old 10-09-06, 07:44 PM   #3
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Old 10-09-06, 08:10 PM   #4
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Mememememememeeeeeeeee..... lalalalalalalalalalalaaaaaaaa

Happyyyyy Birthdaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooo yoooooooooou
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Old 10-09-06, 08:10 PM   #5
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Love the pics. I'm always the one taking pictures on rides and never get enough.
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I was typing my post the same time as Grampy. Wish I had seen his post first. That's a really nice song. Did you write it?
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Happy birthday,and you gave me a good idea for my handlebars,George
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Congrats on the Bday and the ride! What a beautiful day and a fantastic area to ride in!
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Sure beats working!

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