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Old 05-25-11, 12:51 AM   #1
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Birthday ride

Another year, another mile added. 56 miles in 2 hrs., 50 min., 4 secs. 19.8 mph average. Nice and windy. Rode from Ventura to Santa Barbara and back. A gorgeous day on the central coast.
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How I wish for the flat roads and a tailwind for the ride. That is the only way I could keep up and average like that for any ride. It would help if it was a downslope aswell.

Well done on the ride but I think a handicap system will have to be inaugerated soon for those of us in hillier Climes.

And Happy birthday too.
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Pie?

Great job on the Birthday ride!

Was there any pie to be found in Santa Barbara?
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Old 05-25-11, 10:43 AM   #5
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Was there any pie to be found in Santa Barbara?
We didn't stop, but there was pie at home. Cherry pie. Mmmm.
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We didn't stop, but there was pie at home. Cherry pie. Mmmm.
If the cherries weren't from this year, they don't count. You'll have to repeat or face a possible disqualification (not the ride, just the pie).

That sounds like a great B-day ride. Happy, belated, birthday.
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Birthday ride, May 2012.



The 2012 Birthday Ride displayed on the cool new birthday present from my wife.

Haven't checked in here in a long time, hope everyone is doing well.

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Happy birthday, Neil, and congrats on a great ride. Wish I could hold that kind of pace for 50+ miles.
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Nice pace! Happy birthday!
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Happy birthday, speed demon!
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Just had my 56th birthday, too, but did not ride my age. You're a better man than I am. Happy Birthday!
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According to the Official Birthday Ride Rulebook, which I make up as I go along, you can ride your age any time during the year.
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I just had my 56 birthday too, ( 16 years ago) I am still ridding my age though.
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I just had my 56 birthday too, ( 16 years ago) I am still ridding my age though.
Ride your age can be be done anytime- but my birthday is in January. Rode mine yesterday but I am also counting it as a Metric- A century ride- First Night ride- First group ride and anything else I am expected to do this year. That is just coverage for this year though. Come January and it all starts again.
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Happy birthday, Neil, and congrats on a great ride. Wish I could hold that kind of pace for 50+ miles.
Yeah, what he said! Great ride Neil! I am also 56 and am still trying to kick my solo averages up over 15mph so I still have a ways to go.
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Nice pace Neil and Happy Birthday. It seems you're getting faster with age.

Thats a beautiful area to ride. Next week I'm riding the Ojai Century and also the Cool Breeze in Aug which both go along that section of coast.

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