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Old 05-26-13, 08:39 PM   #1
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Celebrated by birthday by riding my age.

Great riding weather in Clevleand, OH today. I celebrated by riding on the Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace path with 12 good friends. I managed to get in 57 miles to celebrate my 57th birthday. That's a personal best. Good times.

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Old 05-26-13, 08:58 PM   #2
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You are setting yourself up for a tough tradition!

Congratulations. My first ride over 50 miles had a sense of "this is a big deal" - even if it's not actually much different than the a hard 45 mile ride. But it does mean you have reached a level of fitness (and/or insanity - I don't pass judgement) to be able to ride for four (?) hours. A Century is within reach (my advice is do a club ride - that makes it seem more like four 25-mile rides, although you will feel tired starting the fourth leg).
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Old 05-26-13, 11:23 PM   #3
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Nice work!
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Good for you . Did you get a pie after the ride .
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Old 05-27-13, 05:02 AM   #6
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Congrats, and happy birthday.
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Old 05-27-13, 05:47 AM   #7
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Old 05-27-13, 06:36 AM   #8
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pretty amazing when you think about it
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Well done sir, glad that you accomplished the age ride!

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Spud,
Great ride! I try to ride my age at least several times per year. I don't always get to do it on my birthday but usually do it sometime close to the date. A metric century should be well within your capabilities.
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