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    as I used to be NotAsFat's Avatar
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    Rode My Age Today - 51 miles

    Turned 51 today, and when I got off work, I decided to "celebrate" by riding my age. Did it in under 3 hrs. Average speed of 17.5 mph. Full report can be seen here.
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    Great job! Happy birthday! Good for you! Perhaps one day I can do the same. I have ridden to work (10 miles one way) and plan to do this much more often. Maybe with the practice I can do my age too. I just turned 53 last week. Again, good job!

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    All these lucky people with birthdays in the Summer- Try it in January with the wind and the rain and the cold- Thats why I try to do mine in late spring or Autumn.

    Nice to know that so many of us are riding their age after the initial thought of it has given them a heart attack. But for someone to do a days work and then do it on the Spur of the moment is stupid. Glad to see that you are keeping up the spirit of the Forum- But try and act your age next year and do it before work- Then you can have a good days rest when it doesn't matter.

    Well done.
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    Congratulations on your birthday and your ride. Now what is next, the metric century or the "real" century?

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    Congrats on your BD and your ride. I'll be turning the big 50 in two months and hopefully able to bike my age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAsFat View Post
    Turned 51 today, and when I got off work, I decided to "celebrate" by riding my age. Did it in under 3 hrs. Average speed of 17.5 mph. Full report can be seen here.
    Congrats!

    I remember when I first started riding my age, there was no way I could be concerned with my average speed. I pretty much averaged "slow" with occasional "slower" but thru sheer determination I made it.

    Happy birthday!
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    Good for you! I turned 63 in June and rode my age a couple weeks ago, not even close to 17mph though.
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    Happy Birthday and congratulations on riding your age.

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    Congratulations on your ride and your birthday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    All these lucky people with birthdays in the Summer- Try it in January with the wind and the rain and the cold- Thats why I try to do mine in late spring or Autumn.

    Nice to know that so many of us are riding their age after the initial thought of it has given them a heart attack. But for someone to do a days work and then do it on the Spur of the moment is stupid. Glad to see that you are keeping up the spirit of the Forum- But try and act your age next year and do it before work- Then you can have a good days rest when it doesn't matter.

    Well done.
    Thanks. I've always given my mother credit for being a smart lady. She served as an elected judge when many of today's "feminist icons" were in junior high, and IMO, her delivering me in August is further proof. I like to think I inherited enough sense to stay inside in rainy, windy January weather.

    As regards riding 50-odd miles before work, to be on time, I have to leave the house about 7:30 am. Figure 30 min. to clean up and grab something to eat before I leave, so I have to get back about 7:00. Three hours of riding time means leaving at 4:00. Leaving aside the problem of riding a couple of hrs in the dark, it means getting up around 3:30-3:45, at the latest. Not gonna happen.
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    as I used to be NotAsFat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoMad View Post
    Congratulations on your birthday and your ride. Now what is next, the metric century or the "real" century?
    Thanks. I've done metric and imperial centuries, but this is the longest I've ever ridden after a full shift at work. An after-work metric might be doable, but I'd have to rig my light kit up, and the battery is heavy (I don't like riding fast at night w/less than a 20w halogen spot beam). Hmmm... I'll have to think about that.
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    Did you know you share a birthday with Tullio Campagnolo--the guy who invented or improved all those wonderful bike components?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tullio_Campagnolo
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    Way to go on the ride!

    We expect a birthday ride status report, AKA a U.S. century ride, circa 2056 A.D.

    (sure hope I'm around to read his century ride report)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorad View Post
    Way to go on the ride!

    We expect a birthday ride status report, AKA a U.S. century ride, circa 2056 A.D.

    (sure hope I'm around to read his century ride report)
    I hope I'm around to write it.
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    Congratulations! and Happy Birthday!
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