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    Rules for riding your age

    So do you have to do it on your birthday? What if you're going on a long ride 3 days before? Can that count?

    If I haul my dog in a trailer, can I do dog years instead?

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    Providing the dog is 9 years old and you do it with the multiple of 7 (1 dog year = 7 human)

    Birthday rides do not have to be done on your birthday and in fact Although you can do a birthday ride- It should really be called a "Ride your age Ride".
    This is accomodate those of us that do not live in San Diego and may have 6 ft of snow when our birthday falls.

    And the ride your age bit is your ACTUAL age and not your mental age. Once again for those living in San Diego who may feel like cheating.
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    Well see, I never thought it was a "Birthday" thing. I always assumed it was for kicks (Paul Revere and the Raiders). There is no time limit, and I suppose as long as you do it before the next birthday it counts

    Solveg, if you do it three days before, thats one mile less you need to ride

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    Rule # 1. There are no rules.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Baron View Post
    Rule # 1. There are no rules.
    Actually the quote is:
    "The first rule is: Obey all rules!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    So do you have to do it on your birthday? What if you're going on a long ride 3 days before? Can that count?

    If I haul my dog in a trailer, can I do dog years instead?
    In my opinion, it must be on your birthday. On my 65th birthday last December 9, I rode 70 miles. When the ride began it was 8 degrees F. Originally there were about 15 people going on the ride but after the cold front came through, only one friend was left. It wasn't too bad after the first hour because we were numb. Turned out that my birthday was the coldest day of the year. Global Warming my *****!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyTopBiker View Post
    Actually the quote is:
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post

    Birthday rides do not have to be done on your birthday and in fact Although you can do a birthday ride- It should really be called a "Ride your age Ride".

    Well, I did a century a few years back. Does that cover me until I am 100?

    We need to get this straightened out!

    We need to have some rules to break.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Birthday rides do not have to be done on your birthday and in fact Although you can do a birthday ride- It should really be called a "Ride your age Ride".
    This is accomodate those of us that do not live in San Diego and may have 6 ft of snow when our birthday falls..
    +1

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    I looked at the birthday ride as some goal in miles to achieve which is really only significant if you normally ride 10, 20 miles. My 62 miles was and still is the longest ride I've achieved. Those who routinely ride metric and Imperial centuries, I would think it's no big deal. I don't think you have to ride it on your actual birthday, but some of us can't remember our age, and usually someone sends a card to remind me.

    The rule I think that must be discussed is at what age do we "Fix" the birthday ride mileage, or do we make it ride your age in kilometers at age 70 and older. While I may look forward to it, I'd be a rare person in deed if I can ride 90 miles on my 90th.
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    I rode 76 miles yesterday and I'm sure that it had to be somebody's age and birthday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Providing the dog is 9 years old and you do it with the multiple of 7 (1 dog year = 7 human)

    Birthday rides do not have to be done on your birthday and in fact Although you can do a birthday ride- It should really be called a "Ride your age Ride".
    This is accomodate those of us that do not live in San Diego and may have 6 ft of snow when our birthday falls.

    And the ride your age bit is your ACTUAL age and not your mental age. Once again for those living in San Diego who may feel like cheating.
    +1
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    So I turned 56 in June. I seldom ride very far at all but finally got some time
    off from work and family commitments and strung together a few 20-30 milers.
    Then the stars finally were aligned correctly and I was able to ride 56+ miles.

    So I Think I rode my age? It seemed like I rode my age. I won't turn 57 until
    next June. Can I count my Sept. ride as having rode my age or doesn't
    it count?

    Just wondering.

    Happy trails.

    edit: Being still somewhat new here, if I broke "Ride Your Age" etiquette, I can withdraw my claim. Don't want to offend....
    Last edited by cranky old dude; 09-06-07 at 07:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Well, I did a century a few years back. Does that cover me until I am 100?

    We need to get this straightened out!

    We need to have some rules to break.
    Do we need another poll to answer this question

    My vote would be "ride your age" anytime during the year.

    To answer your question.....riding 100 miles only counts the year you turn 100
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    I'm 61, last monday I rode 61mi. A 30mi ride turned into 61mi because I made a wrong turn & later missed a turn twice. Does this count as a birthday ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    So do you have to do it on your birthday? What if you're going on a long ride 3 days before? Can that count?

    If I haul my dog in a trailer, can I do dog years instead?
    I'm 56 I don't want to start cutting my weekend rides in half on my birthday.

    Yes, dog years with the dog. It the official rule. I said so. 22 x 7 = 154. I do 154 miles with the dog a few times a week. Wow I have.. 2000 x 7 = 14,000 dog miles on the old trike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    I'm 61, last monday I rode 61mi. A 30mi ride turned into 61mi because I made a wrong turn & later missed a turn twice. Does this count as a birthday ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    I'm 61, last monday I rode 61mi. A 30mi ride turned into 61mi because I made a wrong turn & later missed a turn twice. Does this count as a birthday ride?
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    Yeah! Do you have to declare intent?

    And does it need to be a dedicated birthday ride?

    Example.... You are 60. You go on a 100 mile organzed ride. Does this count if it's not your exact age?

    Example 2... You are 60. You go on 60 mile organized ride. Can this count as a "ride your age" ride after the fact, or do you have to say, "I'm going on this organized ride and it will be my birthday ride".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly View Post
    Mine is in January. This year I did my "ride your age" ride on my half-birthday It's so much nicer in July
    On you half birthday you only need to ride half your age (Rule 7.2.5)

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    Certainly you can ride your age at any time can you not? You can ride your age and years any time of the year. Of course, if you want to be really exact, you can figure the number of days that have elapsed since your last birthday (in my case about 240) and divide that number by 365 to get the extra mileage you need to ride your age. Today that would be an extra .66 miles added to my age in years. But if I felt generous, I could always just do an extra mile and forget about all that fancy math.

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    There are no rules. I like to ride my age on my birthday if I can. My club celebrates birthdays with age rides on the nearest weekend. This year I'm taking my birthday off and will ride at least my age, 52, in miles on October 9th. Public schools are out that week for Fall break, so my son will ride with me. The club ride will be the Saturday before. I'll probably lay out a route almost exactly 52 miles for that one just for fun.
    Weather is usually pretty decent at that time of year, but short of a storm, I'll ride in whatever weather happens to be there. Hot, cold, sunny, rainy, calm, windy, whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guybierhaus View Post

    The rule I think that must be discussed is at what age do we "Fix" the birthday ride mileage, or do we make it ride your age in kilometers at age 70 and older. While I may look forward to it, I'd be a rare person in deed if I can ride 90 miles on my 90th.
    Here is a more fair formula:

    (100 - age) * 2 = the length of the required birthday ride.

    This will be designated Rule 7.5.3
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    In 2006 the Solvang Double Century was on my birthday! Since I was (only) 56 at the time, I should be good on the "Ride Your Age" thing until I'm . . . ah, 200! Yeah, that's it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Yeah! Do you have to declare intent?

    And does it need to be a dedicated birthday ride?

    Example.... You are 60. You go on a 100 mile organzed ride. Does this count if it's not your exact age?

    Example 2... You are 60. You go on 60 mile organized ride. Can this count as a "ride your age" ride after the fact, or do you have to say, "I'm going on this organized ride and it will be my birthday ride".
    How's this rule?

    You need to take photo a of the miles displayed on your bike computer, next to a newspaper showing the date. And..........you need to post it here no later than noon the following day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    I'm 61, last monday I rode 61mi. A 30mi ride turned into 61mi because I made a wrong turn & later missed a turn twice. Does this count as a birthday ride?
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    This only counts as "senior moments"
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