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Old 10-09-06, 07:32 PM   #1
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Rode My Age and Then Some!

I set out to ride about 40 miles on Sunday, but the weather was absolutely glorious and I felt pretty good, so I added to it a little. I rode my age a month and a half early! The weather here is very likely to be snow axle deep on a Ferris Wheel on November 29, so I got it a month and a half early. Made it back to my starting point at about 58 miles (I'll be 57 in November) and still had a little left, so out the rode I went and back and ended up with a Metric! I know that most if not all the rest of you fellows and gals have done this, but it just feels so good, I had to shoot my mouth off about it! Actually, I credit you guys for this, I posted a thread some time back about 41 miels, and received so much encouragement from the group that I really believed I could do it. Thanks again to everyone. Next up is a Century! It doesn't seem so far out of reach now! By the by, what the heck was Farhorizon talking about? I see a bunch of positive, helpful friends here, are we talking about the same 50+ group?
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Old 10-09-06, 08:21 PM   #2
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I did 70 miles yesterday with about 8,000 feet of climbing, a good deal of well over 12%. I took one water bottle along. I refilled it once.

Let me tell you, don't ever try THAT. Although I feel OK today and I should be recovered completely by tomorrow's ride over the hills it nearly killed me yesterday.

I'll be turning 62 in another couple of weeks so I'm a bit early too. Of course I'll be doing the Foxy Fall metric next Sunday so I'll have to be easy on the old bod in the meantime.
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Old 10-10-06, 04:07 AM   #3
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Congratulations on your first metric. Good luck on that first century coming up. Now your non-riding friends will be sure that you are loony.
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