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Location: Southern California
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nuke_diver[/B];16752448]I'm pretty sure I would die on a quarter of that ride...congrats for doing the whole thing..though saner minds will wonder why
Funny you should mention "saner minds" nuke_diver
Back when I started posting double century reports here on the 50+ forum (2006) most of the replies I received included, ". . . but you're crazy, you've got to be nuts, you're out of your mind, no sane cyclist would even want to ride 200 miles in a day," etc.
Somehow, and slowly, those attitudes seem to have mellowed a bit, or maybe those members who think doubles riders are crazy don't even click on anything with "double century" in the title? I don't honestly know.
I do know others have posted double century reports (az_cyclist, Curtis
for sure) and I'm very happy I'm not the only one. Several 50+ riders (Rowan for one) have done lots more miles in a day.
Thanks for the "congrats" though, and as always, I'll just let the saner minds think what they like! If you live anywhere near Northern California, my advice would be to try just one of those climbs . . . and see how you feel. If it's not bad, try another . . . you may really like it
Rick / OCRR
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