So, I'll be 62 on April 7th. Years ago I could easily do a birthday ride of at least my age in miles, but a long hiatus and two strokes make it unlikely that I can go 62 miles on April 7th. However, thanks to the wonders of the metric system, 62 kilometers is a much more reachable goal (38.5 miles). I will have all of March to build up to that distance, in fact I rode 17 miles today.. so it should be easy, just a little regular riding ( as opposed to my spotty record for the first two months of 2007, but we won't discuss that!).
I added some bar ends to the riser bar on my Kona Dew Deluxe (a fashion faux pas if there ever was one), but mounted them inboard after the grips, just to give an alternate hand position. On today's ride they worked great and my right hand did not cramp up, so that problem is solved. (Now I can immediately practice the banjo when I get back from riding.... my wife just loves that!). I am also thinking of taking the 35 year old Brooks B-17 off my Dawes and trying it on the Kona....not sure about doing that since the Dawes is all wrapped up and stored away...
So, I am planning to get my best fred cycling clothes ready and roll a whopping 38.5 miles on April 7th.. when it will be warm, sunny, and I can start collecting my Social Security http://www.bikeforums.net/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Anyway, just wanted to announce my committment to the world (as least the 50+ BF world), so that I will follow through with the plan... and maybe go on to a century (metric first, then a mile century).
The main thing is... keep moving.