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    Y2k

    Rolled over 2000 yesterday afternoon. Thought I would hit it last week, but did not feel well or ride much last week. Being new and all to cycling, that seems like a lot to me, not so much to a lot of folks here, but for sure enough that my knees know the difference. They are no longer tempting me to replace them!

    And what a remarkably fun time I've had accumulating them! Thanks BF 50+ for getting me thinking in a completely different way...
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Way to go T-Man.

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    On the knees- I have an old injury that stopped me from running. I took up cycling as a means of keeping fit that would not stress the knees. Took a couple of years but Cycling cured the knees and no problems with them.

    Now as to whether I did my first 2K as quick as you - I doubt it, but Well done on the cure and the milage.
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    Double big WooHoo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Way to go T-Man.
    +1 on that one for sure.
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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    Way to go T-Man.
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    Did it require a bunch of consultants to get you past that point without a big crash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    Rolled over 2000 yesterday afternoon. Thought I would hit it last week, but did not feel well or ride much last week. Being new and all to cycling, that seems like a lot to me, not so much to a lot of folks here, but for sure enough that my knees know the difference. They are no longer tempting me to replace them!

    And what a remarkably fun time I've had accumulating them! Thanks BF 50+ for getting me thinking in a completely different way...
    Well done! Have fun!

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    Hey! Great riding
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    And what a remarkably fun time I've had accumulating them!
    I was around for about 173 of those miles, and they were fun. Well, wait a minute. We're about 75 yards past the only tornado siren in the county that's not blaring, and then IT starts. That wasn't exactly fun, but it was certainly exhilarating. It put a little extra spin in my pedals for sure!

    Thanks for sharing 173 of those miles with me, and congratulations on the double millennium.

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    Congratulations, Terrierman! Now, pick a spot 2000 miles from where you live and tell us where it is that you could have biked to...

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    Congratulations! All of these milestones are worth celebrating, and therefore sharing, with the forum so that the rest of us are inspired.

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    Congratulations! It gets pretty hilly up your way, and 2000 hilly miles is no small feat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    Rolled over 2000 yesterday afternoon. Thought I would hit it last week, but did not feel well or ride much last week. Being new and all to cycling, that seems like a lot to me, not so much to a lot of folks here, but for sure enough that my knees know the difference. They are no longer tempting me to replace them!

    And what a remarkably fun time I've had accumulating them! Thanks BF 50+ for getting me thinking in a completely different way...
    Congratulations on reaching that milestone.

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    2000 is a lot to me! I wish I could (truthfully) write the same post.

    Pretty soon it will be time for the forum to determine DG's 2008 goals. I think we should set yours too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Congratulations, Terrierman! Now, pick a spot 2000 miles from where you live and tell us where it is that you could have biked to...
    Hey! That's a pretty darned cool thought!

    Way to go T'Man... I don't have to tell you what an inspiration you are to me. But I will. You are.

    Here's hoping I can join you at 2K this year.
    Maybe I can -I don't know, really- but I *have* put 950+ on the LeMond since April so if not this year, maybe the next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solveg View Post
    Congratulations, Terrierman! Now, pick a spot 2000 miles from where you live and tell us where it is that you could have biked to...
    I could have biked to Pacifica, rolled SKT out of the house and ridden another 55 miles up the coast.

    Or I could have ridden out to San Diego, picked up DG, done three centuries with him and had some change to ride on the beach.

    Or I could have cycled on up to Madison, put in a bit over 800 miles on some of the local trails with Tom Bombadil, and then ridden back home.

    When I look at it in those terms, it changes the perspective. What a great thought you gave.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    Rolled over 2000 yesterday afternoon...
    Oh, you mean "MILES" -- nevermind...
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