I've been doing a few 25 mile rides and yesterday I bit the bullet and chewed off another five miles to make it a thirty mile run. I was pretty worn out when I got back but still felt better than I did after my first FIVE mile ride. I'm just going to do a couple of these and then shoot for 35 with the aim of reaching 50 by the middle of June. As I was riding along yesterday it occurred to me that here I was conditioning for a cross country bike ride while the people I graduated from HS with back in '61 are dying like flies! I've either got good genes or no brains and only time will tell what it is!!