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Old 06-10-07, 12:14 PM   #1
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55! What a feeling

Not only did I ride my age(55) but also stepped in to the next age group (total ride 60.4 miles) of VegaVixen age bracket of 50 +. It is nice out for a ride like this today.
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Old 06-10-07, 12:19 PM   #2
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Congratulations! Practically a metric century!

I have yet to ride my age. I somehow always stop at 35 miles.
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Old 06-10-07, 12:24 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Practically a metric century!

I have yet to ride my age. I somehow always stop at 35 miles.
Thank you VV. And I rode on a Dahon D7. Didn't realize you were looking over my shoulder as I was posting. You can do it with will and determination.
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Old 06-10-07, 12:47 PM   #4
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Thank you VV. And I rode on a Dahon D7. Didn't realize you were looking over my shoulder as I was posting. You can do it with will and determination.
Isn't that a folding bike?! If so, your near-metric-century ride is even more impressive!

As far as my riding my age, well, I only have a "few" extra miles to go.

I do want to achieve a metric century by the end of the year. Currently, I ride 10-mile time-trials (same series as that of jppe and his brother), and my training doesn't require distance riding as much as 20- to 35-mile routes on which I simply push myself to go faster. But, I do want to do a metric century, so I will start increasing my time in the saddle by adding up to 10% more miles on one of my rides every week. I'm in no hurry, though, as I don't want to risk injury that would keep my off the bike: riding is not only great physical exercise, it's also essential for my emotional well-being at this point.
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Old 06-10-07, 12:50 PM   #5
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Congratulations. Its good to see folks ride their age.
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Congratulations! Practically a metric century!

I have yet to ride my age. I somehow always stop at 35 miles.
How hard could it be to go 4 more miles?
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[QUOTE=VegaVixen]Isn't that a folding bike?! If so, your near-metric-century ride is even more impressive!

As far as my riding my age, well, I only have a "few" extra miles to go.

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Yes it is a folding bike 7 speed. And as far as the few extra miles, take it one day at a time and build endurance. You'll definitely achieve that before summer is over.
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Thank you VV. And I rode on a Dahon D7. Didn't realize you were looking over my shoulder as I was posting. You can do it with will and determination.
I've met Will, but haven't gotten to know Determination. Is he related to Surely?
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I've met Will, but haven't gotten to know Determination. Is he related to Surely?
Surely, is related and will be waiting to welcome you when you arrive with will and determination at the end of the ride.
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