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Old 07-05-12, 01:36 AM   #1
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Monday; "did" Mt Spokane, very painful, quite beautiful, maybe epic for old fat gut

I rode to the top of Mt. Spokane Monday for the first time in nearly 15 years, and it hurt! Due to needing new knees and plethora of injuries and other maladies including being 61 years old, in addition to the 60 pound difference weight. For the statisticians; the altitude at my home is 1920 ft., The top of Mt Spokane 5,882 ft., it took 61/2 hrs., burned 6,415 calories, 73.3 round trip miles, top speed 36.39 mph, ( “kind of” slow - rough road), avg. speed 11.44. It is a beautiful ride; I could not upload pictures. I’ve included some websites in case anyone is interested in seeing what my corner of the world looks like;
http://www.parks.wa.gov/parks/?selec...ount%20spokane http://www.city-data.com/city/Spokane-Washington.html http://www.google.com/search?q=north...2&ved=0CGcQsAQ http://www.google.com/search?q=easte...D&ved=0CEcQsAQ
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Old 07-05-12, 01:56 AM   #2
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Congrats on making it to the top. And ... 61 is not something that would necessarily hold us back. I turn 61 next month and don't see it as something to slow me down. Is that snow on the ground in your picture? In July? The area where you live is one of my possible retirement places, so I'm interested in what people say and post.
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