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SaiKaiTai 05-11-08 12:28 AM

I finally did a half century today
 
Looks like the title of the actual ride report is too cryptic
So, to hell with suspense.
Besides, I'm so late to that dance, I'm probably the only one who could possibly be excited about it
And I am, believe me :D
If you want details (lots of pictures), go read that thread
Otherwise, this one should suffice.

Yep, 50 miles.

Wildwood 05-11-08 12:34 AM

There are very few people, at any age, who consider 50 miles to be a short ride. Congrats.

stapfam 05-11-08 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai (Post 6673132)
Yep, 50 miles.

That new Giant is definitely working. That and of course the lightness of the bike and your personal fitness and the "Energy" food you take en route. (Hope it was PIE).

Well done- have you doing a metric by the end of the month and a full Century in the Autumn

Well done.

SaiKaiTai 05-11-08 12:40 AM

Pie! I knew I forgot something.
I did have a hearty breakfast and on the way back I had a PB&J Uncrustable and a packet of honey gel (Really just that, a packet of honey with added B vitamins). And lots and lots of water.

But, you know, I really have no interest in doing a full-on century (yet).
I figure a metric is good enough and it covers riding my age.
Yes, that Giant is something. My, my, my...

Kurt Erlenbach 05-11-08 05:44 AM

A big milestone. Congrats.

donheff 05-11-08 06:51 AM

Congrats SKT. I am due to try that pretty soon and hope to do a metric (and my age) this year as well.

Speedo 05-11-08 06:56 AM

Congratulations! I think you can think about upgrading your goal for the season to a full century. It's only May!

Speedo

Metric Man 05-11-08 07:07 AM

Nice job SKT. I did that last year for my 50th birthday on a MTB and it was tough. Congratulations. :beer:

BluesDawg 05-11-08 07:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SaiKaiTai (Post 6673150)
But, you know, I really have no interest in doing a full-on century (yet).
I figure a metric is good enough and it covers riding my age.
Yes, that Giant is something. My, my, my...

No rush to get there, but nothing gained by limiting your horizons either.

Glad the bike is working out for you, but it is the person on the bike making the accomplishments. :thumb:

BengeBoy 05-11-08 08:30 AM

Congrats. 50 miles is a big "milestone;" good luck with your next challenge!

rainycamp 05-11-08 08:53 AM

Congratulations, and great pics on the other thread. I, for one, can't get enough ride reports like these, especially when they have nice views of other parts of the country.

scruffyboy 05-12-08 08:14 AM

Congrats! Just did MY first half century a couple of days ago (still feeling it!) It was the first time in a LONG time I've done that kind of mileage.

wobblyoldgeezer 05-12-08 10:15 AM

Well done, You! :thumb:


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