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    20 mph+ ride

    Just did a 25 mile ride and averaged just over 20mph. first time ever. Really stoked.

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    good for you, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy-B
    Just did a 25 mile ride and averaged just over 20mph. first time ever. Really stoked.
    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! Ain't speed grand? Today I rode 27 miles and averaged 19.70 mph. Three weeks ago I managed 20.01 over the same route which was the first time that I broke 20 in about 3 years. I was off the bike for two plus years due to health problems and managed my 20+ on my 53rd week of being back on the road. I really get a kick of passing the "kids" on the bike trail, you know, the 30 to 40 year olds - and those much younger as well.

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    Ya it's a lot of fun to pass em up, especially on an 80's six speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy-B
    Ya it's a lot of fun to pass em up, especially on an 80's six speed.
    Don't you just love 80's six speeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by berny
    Don't you just love 80's six speeds?
    I've got a new Giant on order, but I'm definitely gonna keep the old Raleigh around. If I can pass the pups with the Raleigh, I should be able to blow by em with a lighter (don't know about better yet) bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy-B
    I've got a new Giant on order, but I'm definitely gonna keep the old Raleigh around. If I can pass the pups with the Raleigh, I should be able to blow by em with a lighter (don't know about better yet) bike.
    I still have an old road bike with down tube shifters that I bought in 1970 - a Bottechia made in Italy. It weighs a ton compared to today’s bikes but I got 1000's of miles of use out of it, too many to really know. The last time I rode it was in 2001 and it still moved along quite nicely.

    Crazy-B, when you get your new ride, I don't think you'll see anything under 20 mpg avg. given what you’ve accomplished on your old ride. I'm afraid that if I ran into you on the trail with your new Giant in hand that I'd hear you saying "On the left" as you prepared to pass me. Oh well - I can still pass my share. Good luck with the new bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blandin
    I still have an old road bike with down tube shifters that I bought in 1970 - a Bottechia made in Italy. It weighs a ton compared to today’s bikes but I got 1000's of miles of use out of it, too many to really know. The last time I rode it was in 2001 and it still moved along quite nicely.

    Crazy-B, when you get your new ride, I don't think you'll see anything under 20 mpg avg. given what you’ve accomplished on your old ride. I'm afraid that if I ran into you on the trail with your new Giant in hand that I'd hear you saying "On the left" as you prepared to pass me. Oh well - I can still pass my share. Good luck with the new bike!
    Thanks for the compliment, Blandin. If we met up we could gang up on the youngsters. At 52 I feel like I'm just starting to hit my stride. My legs are stronger now than when I was in my 30's. If i could just lose that extra 20 lb's. Oh well(sigh).

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    Terrific!! That's a super ride.

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    I did my first century today and averaged 17.8... i am dead tired... was fun though congrats on the speed...

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    Excellent job! I have trouble getting over 18mph for 25 miles. Just have to keep trying - I know I have a 20+mph ride in me somewhere!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCR1RIDER
    I did my first century today and averaged 17.8... i am dead tired... was fun though congrats on the speed...
    Amazing accomplishment. Oh am I jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OCR1RIDER
    I did my first century today and averaged 17.8... i am dead tired... was fun though congrats on the speed...
    Super job, were you solo or with a group? A century at any speed is my next goal.

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