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Old 06-11-07, 05:06 AM   #1
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Finally, Leading First Group Ride for "Seniors"

Finally, Leading First Group Ride for "Seniors" this year in my church.

Last scheduled first ride was "snowed out."

It will be a first gentle ride - for the beginners or out of shape, we will go 6 miles, and then the rest of us will continue for another 9 miles or so. Ages range from about 62 up to 80+ or so.

We are leaving from my house which is right on our MUP. First we will go north for 3 miles and return, then south for 4.5 miles and return.

Here are the trails we will be riding:







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Old 06-11-07, 05:42 AM   #2
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Cool ride.

I hate the word "Seniors".
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Old 06-11-07, 05:45 AM   #3
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Cool ride.

I hate the word "Seniors".
Actually, we are called the XYZ'rs - supposedly eXtra Years of Zest.

It is difficult to find a word all agree on. I hate the XYZ - it implies the end of something.

But, try and find a name everyone agrees to?

We are also using "mature."

This is why we chose "50+" for this forum. It is descriptive without being perjorative (I hope).
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Old 06-11-07, 05:53 AM   #4
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Nice trails, Dnvr.

I think it's great when organizations hold these types of rides for seniors and beginners. Let us know how it goes.
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How about the Second Childhood group?

Denotes the desire to have fun but that it isn't open to 12 year-olds.
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Old 06-11-07, 06:01 AM   #6
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How about "Classic" group?
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Dotagers? Man, it's hard to find a neutral word for age enhanced models that somebody doesn't hate.

Nice looking trails Dnvr, your group will have a great time.
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Whatever they call your group, doesn't really matter as long as everyone complete the ride. Lead them to the finish line young man.
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Old 06-11-07, 06:16 AM   #9
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The Ponce De Leon Bicycling and Social Club?
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The Arte Johnson fan club perhaps?
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Looks like you have lots of neat trails to ride on. I guess the closest trails are about 90 miles from here.
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Looks like you have lots of neat trails to ride on. I guess the closest trails are about 90 miles from here.
Hundreds of miles of similar trails, all interconnected! Almost all with no or very few street crossings. Here are the main ones in the Denver metro area. The map is getting a bit old - there are now more trails.


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How about the Rick James Cycling Club? Nice trails. Are they clogged with moron rollerbladers wearing headphones?
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How about the Rick James Cycling Club? Nice trails. Are they clogged with moron rollerbladers wearing headphones?
Not on a Monday morning. Practically no one around.

Had a great ride.

There were 8 of us. My wife rode for a short distance, and then we were joined by the wife of one of the riders. Five of us went the full 15 miles. At one of the break spots there was a guy by himself playing the guitar. He ws great. He has grown up in Gospel and Blues - his parents knew Buddy Holly and all the rest, and he has toured the world.

We all sang some gospel songs to his accompaniment. I invited him to come to my group of 8 gospel singers. I doubt he will, but it would sure be fun..

It was hot (for us, that is) but we took life easy and enjoyed ourselves.

Good morning!
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A group ride that is ride up my alley. I love casual 15 mile rides on trails.
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We had our second group ride today. Just 5 of us, but we had a great 15 mile ride.

Then I went out for another 20 solo miles.

Fun!
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Way to go DFox. That's a great idea.
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I go through Denver a lot . . . the in-laws live on the eastern plains. The wife and I would love to tackle some of those trails. Thanks for the pics and map -- where on the map were the photos taken?
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We have Juniors, Seniors and Masters - how about Grand Masters?
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I go through Denver a lot . . . the in-laws live on the eastern plains. The wife and I would love to tackle some of those trails. Thanks for the pics and map -- where on the map were the photos taken?
They were taken south of my home on the S Cherry Creek Trail in the town of Parker.

However, many of the trails in the Denver area follow stream beds and are scenic.

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Whatever they call your group, doesn't really matter as long as everyone complete the ride. Lead them to the finish line young man.
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We had our second group ride today. Just 5 of us, but we had a great 15 mile ride.

Then I went out for another 20 solo miles.

Fun!

Yes, you da man! I admire your efforts!
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Wow, what a great idea for a ride -- nice people, nice trails. Now that's my idea of a good time!
The better half has been yearning to revisit the Estes Park CO area someday. You've given us extra incentive.

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