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Old 10-06-07, 02:15 PM   #1
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my first 5K ...

Nope ... not running ... riding. This is my first year of riding and today I hit 5000 miles for the year. I'm not sure but I don't think I've put that many miles on my car for the year.

Not quite to my goal for the year (5300 = my age x 100)... but damn ... I feel good about this.

A year and a half ago I was a smoker and weighed 30 lbs more than I do now ... who woulda thought?

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Old 10-06-07, 02:30 PM   #2
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Thats a lot of miles in a year - great job!
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Old 10-06-07, 02:34 PM   #3
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Rock on! That's a lot o' miles.
Hey, if indeed you do "bike for beer" that's a lot of beer too!
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Old 10-06-07, 02:49 PM   #4
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Good job! I'm nearly at 4,000, and I hope to make 4,500, if the weather holds.
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Old 10-06-07, 04:00 PM   #5
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That is truly great. If you do the math, you have ridden farther than probably 99.999% of Americans (guessing that not more than 3000 will go farther).
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Old 10-06-07, 04:30 PM   #6
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Congratulations! For the spectacular mileage, but especially for quitting smoking. That is one hard task, and you were up to it!

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Old 10-06-07, 04:39 PM   #7
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Five grand!!! Congratulations. Quite an accomplishment for an old fart, ex-smoker.
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Old 10-06-07, 04:45 PM   #8
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Congratulations on a great year.
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Old 10-06-07, 08:36 PM   #9
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WOW! Great year! Congratulations.
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Old 10-06-07, 09:23 PM   #10
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Holy crap Batman. 5000 miles in your first year of riding is really amazing. Glad that you got rid of the coffin nails and were able to lose the weight. What will be your encore?
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And to think, I'm happy that I finally hit 2000, and I'm a fairly dedicated rider. Just finding the time is a problem. I had to check to see where you're from. Warm weather riders have a definite advantage, but you're from Maryland, not a warm weather state.

Congrats.
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Old 10-07-07, 04:09 AM   #12
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Now that is a great story. Question - did you stay with the same bike or have you made changes?
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