I guess we 50s folk can get away with starting a thread about an accomplishment. Here's mine:
I finished the Devil Mountain Double Century. 206 miles, 20,000ish feet of climbing. It was the hardest thing I've ever done.
We started at 5 am Saturday and finished after midnight. That is roughly 20 hours.
Those who have seen my posts here know I'm not one of those super studly athletic folks who race. I never played a high school, or even jr high school sport. There are people who complete the DMD in an amazingly short time, with stunning high speeds. But for me, just living through it is a big flippin' deal.
I didn't wear my 50+ jersey. I wore my "California Triple Crown" jersey for tactical reasons. I thought if I missed a cut off by a few minutes I could point at it and claim "This ain't my first rodeo" and they might let me carry on. I didn't need to, but I was ready.
There were also a bunch of NorCal BikeForums folks on the ride, so BF was well represented.
I have long blog entry with a few photos at