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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.

    Spud

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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).
    2007 Specialized Roubaix, 105 Triple
    Started cycling 6/1/2010 at 64 - lethargy, bad knees, & 247# triggered my foray into cycling
    200# as of 9/9/2012 (mostly from diet, 40# in 5 mo)
    2010 (1st 7 mo) = 4.7K miles (a little nuts), 2011 = 6K

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    Senior Member JimF22003's Avatar
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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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    Please support diabetics like myself, a red rider, by supporting the American Diabetes Association.
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    My nephew's and his two friends' blog about their riding the East Coast, Maine to the Keys:
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    Congrats, and happy birthday.
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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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    terrific!
    Ride your Ride!!

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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.
    "The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles" Butch Cassidy

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