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    Birthday ride

    I rode my age yesterday,61 km.-Great ride!

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    Europe right?

    You have to be either European or Canadian. Otherwise you need to do this in miles instead of Km....
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    I rode my age yesterday,61 km.-Great ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinrjensen View Post
    You have to be either European or Canadian. Otherwise you need to do this in miles instead of Km....
    If you look at the left hand side of the screen,you can see where I come from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinrjensen View Post
    You have to be either European or Canadian. Otherwise you need to do this in miles instead of Km....
    Kilometers are only used by Europeans and Canadians...fascinating, did not know that. I thought it was just us backwards USofAmurricans not using metric...

    Oh, and Tony, congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony V View Post
    I rode my age yesterday,61 km.-Great ride!
    Good job Tony V ! Oh and by the way Happy Birthday!

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    Are those 61 metric years?

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    Congrats on good ride, and Happy Birthday!

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    This brings up whole new possibilities!

    Can we choose the measurement we ride our age in?

    I.e., could I ride my age in yards (or feet)? Or how about furlongs? Or light years?

    Anyway, Tony V., either metric or miles, 61 is a great ride and congratulations!

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    I hope you finished the ride with a birthday pie
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    Congrats on your birthday and the ride.
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    Not all of Europe is metric in all respects. I still work in miles per pie and not Pies per 100 kms.

    Now as to whether the American mile is as long as the UK one????
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    Units are just for Physics majors. 61 is 61. Happy Birthday.
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    Just realised rather belatedly that I more than rode my age (51) in km (64) this year. This is probably a first, given the Frozen North is not that condusive to Feb. 15 bike riding. It helped that I wasn't in Toronto on the day in question.

    I will be happy to ride my age in miles later in the year. Will that count?
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    Nice going. Any milestone is a good milestone. No pictures?
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    You want pictures??

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    The person who invented the Worst Day of the Year ride clearly didn't realize that it wasn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    Not all of Europe is metric in all respects. I still work in miles per pie and not Pies per 100 kms.

    Now as to whether the American mile is as long as the UK one????
    I think the Imperial Mile has an extra quart in it???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudicca View Post
    I will be happy to ride my age in miles later in the year. Will that count?
    Of course! I seldom get to ride my age on my January birthday so I save it until warmer weather
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    Three years ago the Solvang double century was on my birthday. I rode 200 mi. that day, so if this birthday ride stuff is right, I should live a long time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony V View Post
    If you look at the left hand side of the screen,you can see where I come from.
    Yeah, you probably did it up-side-down too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacy View Post
    Yeah, you probably did it up-side-down too!
    That's food for thought,I might try that next year!(he he).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
    Three years ago the Solvang double century was on my birthday. I rode 200 mi. that day, so if this birthday ride stuff is right, I should live a long time!

    Rick / OCRR
    I did about 68km today, exceeding my age in km by 10. My riding companion du jour has a friend who is riding his bike from north San Diego County to Solvang so that he can ride the double up there. I was afraid to ask whether he is also cycling back home afterward ...
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    Happy birthday, Tony.
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    Happy Birthday Tony.
    Soon you will be riding 61 km everyweek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Happy Birthday Tony.
    Soon you will be riding 61 km everyweek.
    I did 61km. two days later.Tomorrow I'm doing 85km.Thanks everybody for the good wishes.

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    Happy birthday Tony /My LindA Lee never frets about her age and chid's me because I grip about my age so 28th of March [my 69th birthday]so I think ill try to find the meanest snowcoveredest trail and forget winter 2009./Kenneth/

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