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    www.ocrebels.com Rick@OCRR's Avatar
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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 !

    Rick / OCRR

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    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    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
    ..life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. ― Andy Rooney ...enjoy what's left!

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    nice, great job!

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    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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    1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    OK . . . this is how you double your fun . . . and mileage!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    How old are you?
    I'll turn 71 next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Gibson View Post
    +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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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    I'll turn 71 next month.
    70 is the new 50. You're a young dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by lenA View Post
    the body and mind want to reward you when you are nice to them
    Especially when the annual checkup and labs come in!
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    I'll tell my doctor next time I see him!
    You tell him!
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    1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
    2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
    2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)

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

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    What??? Only 2 wheels? jimmuller's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis Le Tour View Post
    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'!
    Real cyclists use toe clips.
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