No matter what a person's age is, riding it in January, when my birthday is, can be a challenge. So I decided that this year, when a nice day came, I would just do it. That was yesterday and I am happy to report that me and the Cannondale managed to make 65 miles in just over 4 hours on trails here in the DC area. It was cold, but not too windy and when it was all over, I had a Pete's Wicked Ale and a nice hunk of pie (with dinner in between). This was only my second year for riding my age, and I fully intend to keep it up until they pry my cold, dead fingers from the handlebars. I can't think of a better way to celebrate one's birthday--whether it is the right date or not.