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Old 03-26-14, 02:31 PM   #26
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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 !

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Old 03-26-14, 03:17 PM   #27
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I think you've earned a reward... like a new multi-tool for the saddle bag or something.

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+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.

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nice, great job!
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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?
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Old 03-28-14, 04:15 PM   #32
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OK . . . this is how you double your fun . . . and mileage!
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Old 03-28-14, 09:34 PM   #33
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I'll turn 71 next month.
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+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.
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70 is the new 50. You're a young dude.
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70 is the new 50. You're a young dude.
I'll tell my doctor next time I see him!
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the body and mind want to reward you when you are nice to them
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the body and mind want to reward you when you are nice to them
Especially when the annual checkup and labs come in!
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Good job Louis! Before you know it, you'll slap on those panniers, and head out the door
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Well done! As was said, hydrate also B12 helps us old farts with energy.
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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'!
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