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Old 10-20-10, 01:25 PM   #1
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Wife Rode Her Age

[RODE her age. I can't believe I wrote that wrong!]

We had a great ride on the Avenue of the Giants Monday, as my wife put in her obligatory ride her age trip.

This is a great ride -- good road, not much traffic (at least in October), gentle hills.

We even stopped to fuel up:

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Old 10-20-10, 02:16 PM   #2
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Great to have a ride partner that you enjoy riding with. And fantastic scenery

But reckon it is about time the wfe a newer -more modern model----- Bike that is. Unless you are paying for it. Then it would have to be N+2 just to give you a chance of not slumping over the bar at the rest stops.

Congrats to the wife but remind her that 50+ is for familiy members aswell. We could do with the inside info on your choice of Pie on rides.
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Old 10-20-10, 02:53 PM   #3
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Thats why I marry 20 year olds. I'm just lazy....

JK of course, congrats to both of you. Great accomplishment. Now is she can golf her age?
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Old 10-20-10, 06:24 PM   #4
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Congratulations to Mrs. TromboneAl.

Mr. TromboneAl, however, will be required to stay after class and write the word "rode" 500 times on the blackboard.

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most excellent. send her our congrats!
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Old 10-21-10, 10:24 AM   #6
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Congratulations, and +1 on the fantastic scenery.
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Old 10-21-10, 06:24 PM   #7
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Please pass a "well done" to your better half from me as well. From the pics, that appears to be a beautiful route on which to ride one's age.
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Brava. Congrats, and wishes for many more

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Oh, and the trees look good too!)
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Old 10-22-10, 02:05 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
... But reckon it is about time the wfe a newer -more modern model----- Bike that is. ...
I don't see the point. My younger son rides a very similar-looking Centurion Ironman and really likes it, and it's newer than any of my rode bikes. Of course it's pretty easy to ride his age (21) -- I do it once or twice per weekend.

I liked the original "road her age" caption -- I was going to suggest raising the bar by having her "mountain her age" next.
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