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    Rode my age

    I rode my age Saturday, the 24th. 53 miles. Out and back. Ventura to Santa Barbara. First half averaged 20mph in the rain. Yuk. Met a buddy at the turn-around and we rode back to my house for the B-day BBQ. The last 10 miles turned into brilliant dry sunshine along the Coast Highway. Sweet.

    Note to self: eat something before you swig margaritas after a long ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilG View Post
    I rode my age Saturday, the 24th. 53 miles. Out and back. Ventura to Santa Barbara. First half averaged 20mph in the rain. Yuk. Met a buddy at the turn-around and we rode back to my house for the B-day BBQ. The last 10 miles turned into brilliant dry sunshine along the Coast Highway. Sweet.

    Note to self: eat something before you swig margaritas after a long ride.
    20 in the rain and you still enjoyed it. Sounds a good ride- but give up on the margaritas. Stick to red wine of a suitable quality. Then you can savour the quality and you won't need food- just another bottle.
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    lol!
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    Santa Barbara people are required to drink margaritas!

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    Way to go. I think several of us rode in the rain over the long weekend. Crazy.
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    Good job! I ride my age almost everyday!
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    Good job! Wow, 20 mph average in the rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    Good job! I ride my age almost everyday!
    Now THAT's impressive. Metric or Imperial?

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    Metric. 15KM I'm young. I just came in here to congratulate you! My 15KM ride is to and from school, and a ride through some nearby trails at lunch.

    Good job though! Biking is a great way to stay fit while older. I once rode with some 50+ people [on a group ride] and they were pretty good!
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    Bravo! Are we supposed to drink margaritas at the end of a ride? This bike thing is getting to be more fun all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aqua4her View Post
    Bravo! Are we supposed to drink margaritas at the end of a ride?
    Yes, it would be dangerous to drink them before or during.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markok765 View Post
    Metric. ... Biking is a great way to stay fit while older. I once rode with some 50+ people [on a group ride] and they were pretty good!
    I rode my metric age in nice weather on Sunday, avoiding Friday's and Saturday's rain. Congrats to those who did it in miles soakin' wet!
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    I didn't realize it until just now, but I rode my age (61) Saturday in the rain, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    I didn't realize it until just now, but I rode my age (61) Saturday in the rain, too.
    It is just me, or do you feel like you're going faster in the rain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John E View Post
    I rode my metric age in nice weather on Sunday, avoiding Friday's and Saturday's rain. Congrats to those who did it in miles soakin' wet!
    What is your metric age, John E? Is that an age you get in Europe?
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    I find the rain cools you down, so it feels easier, and therefore faster.
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