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    Hi from YSOH

    Hi biker folk.

    My dad turned me on to this site -- he is a 65 yr old avid biker -- and I quickly concluded that there probably wasn't a better group of people to start chatting with on the WEB.

    I am a post 40 male who quit smoking on 4/20; live within a stones throw (1/2 mile) of an incredible paved trail system; barring snow cover, ride year round; and recently began to commute the 25 miles to work a minimum of three days per week. I also ride several 50's on top of the commutes and hope to increase both: the frequency of the commutes and the distances of the other rides.

    I own three bikes: road, hybrid and mountain. The road bike gets the most attention; it's the commuter. The hybrid is my shopper, whereas the mountain is my all terrain animal.

    Goals: more centuries, faster commuting, clear lungs, fun...

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    Hello BVT, you sound as if you've made a commitment there...have you done any centuries yet? It sounds as if you've already checked out the place, so enjoy yourself, and don't forget to do some posting!

    Welcome to BF!

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    Hi, East Hill.

    Thanks for the note.

    Yes, I have ridden a few centuries; all have been painful experiences. The most recent century was in late May and it resulted in a sore calf muscle that hung with me for several days (I had just begun using clipless pedals and blame them for awakening unused muscles).

    I have since focused on general conditioning runs: riding faster and faster commutes, plus pushing myself on the fifty mile rides instead of just joy riding like I've done in the past.

    I plan to ride another century this upcoming weekend (Saturday) and expect it to be pain free.

    Do century rides suit you?

    BVT

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    I have never done an organised century, just a couple on my own. Living in an area with a lot of hills, let's just say it's an interesting experience .

    But a worthwhile experience, for sure.

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