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George 01-09-07 02:14 PM

Riding your age.
 
OK picture this,the guy wakes up and it looks like it will be a nice day. So he yells to his wife, that is two feet away in bed, that he's going riding.
She says huh,
He says I'm going riding I'm 75 today and I'm going to ride 75 miles.
She says what, and rolls over.
He says I'll see you tonight,she doesn't move.
15 minutes later she's up looking for him and wondering where he is.
She can't find him so goes back to bed.
Mean while he's out there stabbing at the pedals and giving it hell.
He's cruising along at 6mph averageing 4.
All of sudden he wonders where he's at,
where he's been, where he's going,and how the hell to get home.
I didn't mention he's 2 miles from the house. Anyway don't you think when we're 70 we should reverse this birthday milage thing and go, say 7.0 then 6.9,6.8 as the twilight years gain on us just to be safe,or give us a break. Have fun riding.

Digital Gee 01-09-07 02:25 PM

Just convert to metric... :D

stapfam 01-09-07 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by George McClusky
I didn't mention he's 2 miles from the house. Anyway don't you think when we're 70 we should reverse this birthday milage thing and go, say 7.0 then 6.9,6.8 as the twilight years gain on us just to be safe,or give us a break. Have fun riding.


Have to agree about the Birthday milage should get a factor in for age.

I ride Offroad and 60 miles in winter on a wet (And if offroad muddy) and windy day did not seem sensible - so I did it on the road- on a road bike. That is my factor for this year. In 5 years time I might do the 65 in the cold and the wet and the snow over 2 days, But I don't fancy 2 days of freezing my toes off.

Then there is personal fitness-How am I going to ride my age 3 weeks after my Brain surgery or having my hip replaced, or after having fitted a new saddle again? If you are not fit enough- or strong enough- or just feeling wimpish- Then just get out and ride metric. You never know- It might encourage you to ride the true milage the following week.

jppe 01-09-07 07:50 PM

At 75 we should be able to consider any mileage we ride a birthday ride so I'm with you George!!

Tom Stormcrowe 01-09-07 08:03 PM

I intend to ride my age at 113!:D ;)

Beverly 01-09-07 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by stapfam
Have to agree about the Birthday milage should get a factor in for age.

I ride Offroad and 60 miles in winter on a wet (And if offroad muddy) and windy day did not seem sensible - so I did it on the road- on a road bike. That is my factor for this year. In 5 years time I might do the 65 in the cold and the wet and the snow over 2 days, But I don't fancy 2 days of freezing my toes off.

Then there is personal fitness-How am I going to ride my age 3 weeks after my Brain surgery or having my hip replaced, or after having fitted a new saddle again? If you are not fit enough- or strong enough- or just feeling wimpish- Then just get out and ride metric. You never know- It might encourage you to ride the true milage the following week.

I'm going to celebrate the 64th in a few days and I intend to ride my age (just as soon as it's a little warmer) :D I'm just not into riding the longer miles in freezing weather.

Tom Bombadil 01-09-07 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Digital Gee
Just convert to metric... :D

Metric? I suggest furlongs. Eight to every mile.

If they are good enough for thoroughbred horses, that's good enough for me.

europa 01-09-07 09:18 PM

I'm just imagining my hyperfit 14 year old son feeling chuffed because he rode his age whereas his 50 year old dad still thinks that's a good effort.

Richard

brownsfan 01-12-07 12:36 PM

I wanted to ride my age on my birthday, but four days after Thanksgiving I did not feel it was safe to ride because the roads were icy. In 2007 I've decided to ride my age on my wife's birthday -- the latter part of July. :)

head_wind 01-12-07 12:42 PM

I really wonder how you guys were raised. What is all this
possessive stuff?? Ride your age?? Haven't you ever
heard of sharing?? Ride someone elses age!!

crtreedude 01-12-07 01:15 PM

Ride your age you bunch of wimps! All you have to do is find some strong kid and put them behind you on a tandem. Sheesh, you just have to know how to do it.

Once you hit 75, you might want to let them steer...

BluesDawg 01-12-07 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by head_wind
I really wonder how you guys were raised. What is all this
possessive stuff?? Ride your age?? Haven't you ever
heard of sharing?? Ride someone elses age!!

That's what I'm doing tomorrow. One of our club members turns 55 tomorrow. Several of us are joining him for his "double-nickel ride".

oilman_15106 01-12-07 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
I intend to ride my age at 113!:D ;)

+1 or to whatever age you make it.

OBXBIKR 01-12-07 03:43 PM

I have every intention of riding my age and more many times this year before I turn 70 in Sept. I just don't think it's such a big deal. Sorry.

BluesDawg 01-12-07 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by OBXBIKR
I have every intention of riding my age and more many times this year before I turn 70 in Sept. I just don't think it's such a big deal. Sorry.

I don't know what you are sorry about, but good for you! I hope it is still no big deal at eighty, ninety, one hundred...
For those of who regularly ride long distances, it is not a great accomplishment for that individual ride. It's more a statement that we are still at it. For others among us, it might be a big goal to achieve riding their metric age.

J.P. 01-16-07 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by George McClusky
Anyway don't you think when we're 70 we should reverse this birthday milage thing and go, say 7.0 then 6.9,6.8 as the twilight years gain on us just to be safe,or give us a break. Have fun riding.

This is where golfers have an advantage; it gets easier to shoot your age as you get older.


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