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Rick@OCRR 03-26-14 02:31 PM

Congratulations on your 20 miler, so now you're ready for more!

As noted above, hydration and nutrition are very important.

The rest you will learn as you progress and while you are sure to have some adventures, big picture is all good :) !

Rick / OCRR

DiabloScott 03-26-14 03:17 PM

I think you've earned a reward... like a new multi-tool for the saddle bag or something.

:thumb:

Rich Gibson 03-26-14 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by qcpmsame (Post 16612346)
He's hooked, we have him in our control now, the procedure can progress and total domination, of his thoughts, is ours..............................

Bill

+1. Way to go Louis. I began late last summer after a 43 year layoff at age 71. I've got almost 3000 miles on my bike. Twenty miles is a great accomplishment. No need to try and go farther too quickly; enjoy the rides.

Rich

Tumatan 03-28-14 01:04 PM

nice, great job!

az_cyclist 03-28-14 03:07 PM

Congrats!

eja_ bottecchia 03-28-14 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour (Post 16611768)
After a few 15 mile rides these old legs felt up to a 20 miler so I gave it a shot and it really felt good. In all honesty, my legs felt stronger after this trip than they did after my first 5 miler. I can see 25 miles coming over the horizon! YEEEEEHAAAW!

How old are you?

zonatandem 03-28-14 04:15 PM

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OK . . . this is how you double your fun . . . and mileage!

Louis Le Tour 03-28-14 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia (Post 16620916)
How old are you?

I'll turn 71 next month.

Louis Le Tour 03-28-14 09:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rich Gibson (Post 16614332)
+1. Way to go Louis. I began late last summer after a 43 year layoff at age 71. I've got almost 3000 miles on my bike. Twenty miles is a great accomplishment. No need to try and go farther too quickly; enjoy the rides. Rich

I agree, biting off more than I can chew would not be a good idea. However, if I feel like I'm up to it then meeting the challenge and enjoying the accomplishment will be a rewarding experience.

eja_ bottecchia 03-28-14 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour (Post 16621837)
I'll turn 71 next month.

70 is the new 50. You're a young dude. :thumb:

Louis Le Tour 03-29-14 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia (Post 16621875)
70 is the new 50. You're a young dude. :thumb:

I'll tell my doctor next time I see him!

lenA 03-29-14 10:46 AM

the body and mind want to reward you when you are nice to them

OldsCOOL 03-29-14 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by lenA (Post 16622756)
the body and mind want to reward you when you are nice to them

Especially when the annual checkup and labs come in!

Doug64 03-29-14 02:59 PM

Good job Louis! Before you know it, you'll slap on those panniers, and head out the door:thumb:

eja_ bottecchia 03-29-14 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour (Post 16622615)
I'll tell my doctor next time I see him!

You tell him!

Bullwinkl360 03-29-14 04:38 PM

Well done! As was said, hydrate also B12 helps us old farts with energy.

jimmuller 03-29-14 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour (Post 16611768)
I can see 25 miles coming over the horizon! YEEEEEHAAAW!

To heck with 25 miles, go for 30! Wont' be long you'll be thinkin' 25 is nuthin'! :thumb:


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