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Old 04-09-08, 09:37 PM   #1
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Birthday: Rode my age today

Celebrated 54 trips around the sun yesterday, but didn't have time for a long ride. Today the rain held off and I headed out for a 56.5 mile clockwise loop around Whatcom County, averaging 16.3 mph. That's slightly faster than my 25-mile loop yesterday. Google route map at <>. Overall a very nice ride, with just a little rain coming down Mosquito Lake Road. I took three modest rest and snack breaks at 18.8, 33 and 43 miles.

My son reminded me to stretch when I got home, and after that, a shower, dinner and a beer I feel pretty good. Tomorrow morning's yoga class may be another challenge, though.
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Old 04-09-08, 11:05 PM   #2
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Old 04-09-08, 11:06 PM   #3
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Congratulations and thanks for reminding me that I will have to do the same next week--61 for me. Shouldn't be a problem. Rode 60.78 today, 62 a week ago Monday, 60 the week before that.
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Old 04-10-08, 04:27 AM   #4
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Old 04-10-08, 05:42 AM   #5
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Congratulations, Mr. Turner! And to help celebrate, I rode your age yesterday, too!
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