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    I Rode Your Age Today . . .

    . . . . if you're 65.

    I haven't been around BF too much lately, things going on like new grandchildren. But I did get a nice ride in with my club today. Nothing completely spectacular, but I'm feeling the need to post. (I had lots of hilarious comments a couple of days ago , but couldn't post from a foreign computer.)

    Three of us left at 7:00 this morning, heading for the Nimbus Fish Hatchery on the American River Bike Path, here in the Sacramento area. "Plan A" was to ride a little farther but go a little faster than our usual group, which was leaving at 7:30. If we planned it right, we could meet them at the Bakery.

    From our neighborhood, one has to climb a bit. Nothing serious, but it is 7:00 in the morning. There are 1000 variations in the route to the American River Bike Path from our start. It's an easy ride, if a little trafficky. But several of the roads have recently been repaved. Don't you just love the sound of bike tires on smooth asphalt?

    We hit the ARBP at about 26 miles. Some of you know that it's 32 miles of VERY nice path. If we traverse the entire length and back home it's a great century. Here's a quick shot, heading southish.


    If you watch the news, you know that it's dry here in California. Earlier this year, this shot would have been very green. But the American River still has water.


    The three of us aren't pushing it very hard, but the path provides nice shadow/sun changes, along with several miles of twisty/hilly riding. We pass only a few riders (well, it IS Wednesday), all seem to be out for a slow ride.


    Here's the good part (well, the riding is the best part): We pull into the bakery and there is the rest of the group just getting off their bikes! Perfect timing. We'd ridden 37 miles.

    Of course, I must report that I had a Snapple Pink Lemonade and a "Downtown Blue Berry Muffin". Mmmm good.

    So now, the group is all together . . . 16 of us! This is a regular peloton. Many of you know, riding in a large group requires different talents than riding alone. Much of the 25 miles home are on different bike paths. One good thing about recently (10 years) developed areas is that there are some pretty nice bike paths. Here's 8 of our group of 16, riding in a very orderly fashion.



    Most of us end the ride at the little cafe in our development (Diet Coke with a free refill). The out side patio is very cool (temperature and ambience) with waterfalls, trees and umbrellas. Most of us will ride again tomorrow.

    By riding around the block one time, my odometer hits 65 miles at my drive way.
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    Can I contract with you to perform my 53 mile age ride?
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    You had to 65.5 to do mine

    Nice pictures. It looks like a great place to ride.
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    Personally, I'm gald you were feeling the need to post. Thanks.
    Oh I used to be disgusted and now I try to be amused. But since their wings have got rusted, you know, the angels wanna wear my red shoes. But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain, that's when I knew that I could not refuse. And I won't get any older, now the angels wanna wear my red shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    . . . . if you're 65.

    I haven't been around BF too much lately, things going on like new grandchildren.
    I almost missed that. Congratulations on both events! Don't you love the group events that meet at a cafe to socialize?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Can I contract with you to perform my 53 mile age ride?
    You bet. Always anxious to help out a fellow 50+er.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yen View Post
    I almost missed that. Congratulations on both events! Don't you love the group events that meet at a cafe to socialize?
    Gee, did I neglect to mention that previously? Keaton Thomas, born July 3rd, Bradyn Ebbett (after the mountain pass on the Death Ride) born July 13th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    You bet. Always anxious to help out a fellow 50+er.
    Good, good.

    In order for it to qualify as my surrogate age ride, you will have to ride a non-road bike, using platform pedals, and wearing Fred clothes (i.e. no lycra, no biking shoes, no shirts that have rear pockets). Oh, and you will have to make a minimum of 10 stops, including a mid-ride stop at a cafe or bakery to eat something.

    The minimum amount of time required to complete the 53 miles is 5 hours, although 6 would be better.

    Otherwise I won't be able to count it.
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    Er, uh, Fred clothes? MTB? I will have to talk to my people about this. You will be hearing from them at a later date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Slim View Post
    Er, uh, Fred clothes? MTB? I will have to talk to my people about this. You will be hearing from them at a later date.
    While your doing Toms- You might do a few more miles for me aswell. Only problem is that I have a few slopes- Not too many on a ride but a couple of 12%ers for a mile or so- a 15% for 3/4 and the basket of 16% for 1/2 mile with traffic up a very narrow road.

    At this time of year- Any ride is great providing it does not get too hot so Just relax- think about the ride and do it again---soon. Sounds as if that one is a keeper for the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    While your doing Toms- You might do a few more miles for me aswell. Only problem is that I have a few slopes- Not too many on a ride but a couple of 12%ers for a mile or so- a 15% for 3/4 and the basket of 16% for 1/2 mile with traffic up a very narrow road.

    At this time of year- Any ride is great providing it does not get too hot so Just relax- think about the ride and do it again---soon. Sounds as if that one is a keeper for the future.
    Dear Mr. Fam,

    It would appear some nefarious person has been using Mr. Slim's name to unnecessarily inflame Bike Forum 50+ posters. Mr. Slim does not intend to "ride your age" or anyone else's age, for that matter. Please be assured of Mr. Slim's continued goodwill toward this forum.

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    Well, now, Slim... that's a right purty lookin' ride ya gotchasef there.
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    SKT.

    I will be in Mill Valley a number of times due to the new grandchild. I will PM you with advance notice. Watch for it.
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