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Old 08-02-07, 06:55 PM   #1
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Road My Age For 5 Days

Just completed the LMB MUP tour, fun ride, great weather (one day of rain) and really nice fellow riders. Lots of us old geezers on the tour, and some rode really fast. Oldest was 80 but I don't think he rode every day, (heck when I'm 80 I hope I can still get my leg over a bike or breath). Aprox. 25% of the bikes were recumbents. Looked like a comfotable ride. Good times!!
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Old 08-02-07, 07:01 PM   #2
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What is the LMB (sorry that I am so uninformed) and how far did you ride? Next...where are the pictures (coming from a guy that took 2 weeks to post his pics) Congratulations for the tremendous effort
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Old 08-02-07, 07:08 PM   #3
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Old 08-02-07, 08:04 PM   #4
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LMB = Leauge of Michigan Bicyclists
Distance rode a little over 300 miles.
Highlights: The people, both fellow riders and population, and the scenery, the UP in Michigan is senic and wild. Wildlife (saw a wolf and a moose see below)
Lowlights: Cracked a couple of ribs on the first day (don't ever ride on Mackinaw Island on a weekend), Almost attacked by a moose protecting her dead (road kill) calf, I didn't see the dead calf. I really don't care if I ever see a Moose that close again.
Pie: Somewhat lacking, but made up for the local dish called a "Pastie" (we call it a Cornish pastery), had some real athentic "Pasties" with a lot of the "Rutabaggy"
Lessons Learned: You can ride with bad ribs, it really doesn't hurt that much, (you can't stand to ride up a hill),enough Ibiprofin helps. What you can not do, is sleep on the ground. Don't play with Moose.

Great tour will go again.

Pictures will come including the Moose.
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Old 08-03-07, 05:47 AM   #5
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WOW, thats pretty impressive! How did you crack the ribs though? Did the moose come after you? Glad you made it through with the ribs and all. Great accomplishment
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Sounds like a fun time with pretty impressive mileage.
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Sounds like a fun ride!, (except perhaps for the mad moose part).
How did you crack your ribs?
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Old 08-03-07, 08:15 AM   #8
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Just completed the LMB MUP tour, fun ride, great weather (one day of rain) and really nice fellow riders. Lots of us old geezers on the tour, and some rode really fast. Good times!!
Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour. I'm leaving tomorrow for the LMB West Shoreline Tour. Yep, there will be a few old geezers on this tour, too

I just hope I don't see a moose up close
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"........ local dish called a "Pastie""

A "pastie" has a different meaning around here....and its much better than pie!!

Congratulations on your 300 miler!!
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Old 08-03-07, 12:09 PM   #10
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A "pastie" has a different meaning around here....and its much better than pie!!
Awww it all is in how you say it the A is soft, the Pastie you are refering to I believe is a small article of clothing and the A is hard.

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How did you crack your ribs?
There were thousands of people on Mackinaw Island all seeming to be riding bikes, one road their bike in front of me as I was mounting my bike and I (how I don't know) landed on my turned handle bar, with my chest. It was not the most elegant dismount ever seen and perhaps one of the most painfull.
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