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    I rode over a hundred miles yesterday

    For the first time in about 25 years. Not only that, it was 25 miles more than I've ridden in one day since buying my touring bike this Spring. And I have to say, I'm feeling surprisingly chipper today. Little bit tender around the bum, but not bad.

    Kind of made up for the fact that Wednesday was my 48th birthday and somebody dear to me guessed my age as 52. Not that I feel I have something to prove or anything.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    Congratulations. Where did you ride?
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    Congratulations. Where did you ride?
    Thanks. I started in central Denver and rode the MUP along the river down to the southern outskirts of town, then north to Boulder, which was about half-way. Then I went south-east to the north side of Denver and back along the river to my starting point. Apart from one section where I accidentally got trapped in an office park, it was a pretty awesome ride.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    Nice! That's farther than I've ridden in a single ride, and I'm not as young as you yet. I hope I'm fit enough when I am that young to be able to do things like that, congrats.

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    well done it's great to get a century under your belt.it's been 2 years since i done my last 100+ felt really great after it but these days i try to stick to around the 50/60 mile mark done 60 today as a matter of fact.
    btw the smart person that said you look older why not take them out for a ride.

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    What kind of bike did you buy? Pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohman View Post
    What kind of bike did you buy? Pics?
    I went with the Cannondale Touring 2. I've only done a couple of short tours with it so far, but racked up quite a few miles unladen.

    Here's some photos of a recent 3 day trip.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/11252063...iq8s_X0NDflAE#
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    nice pics..
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    Congrats on the 100! Oh and, nice rig you got there. I always admired the cannondale touring bikes, they always looked pretty to me. Thoes are some incredible pictures you have in that album. Makes me want to ride...

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    Well done.
    Farthest I've done is about sixty-five, seventy miles.
    On a side note, I notice you use the word "Bum" for your posterior. Are you English? I am, and thought Americas didn't use the term, but rather used it for down and outs.

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    Nicely done! Do you live in CO? That's where I am, and I've done some incredible century rides around here! I love love love living here!!! Again, congrats on the accomplishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotte View Post
    Well done.
    Farthest I've done is about sixty-five, seventy miles.
    On a side note, I notice you use the word "Bum" for your posterior. Are you English? I am, and thought Americas didn't use the term, but rather used it for down and outs.
    English? English! I'm Scottish thankyouverymuch.


    Although the people who claim to be my parents did spirit me away to England at a very young age. Where in Engerlund are you from?
    Last edited by Connell; 09-05-10 at 09:17 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelmonkey View Post
    Nicely done! Do you live in CO? That's where I am, and I've done some incredible century rides around here!
    Thanks. Yep, I live in Bailey, about an hour SW of Denver. How 'bout yerself?

    I love love love living here!!!
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Connell View Post
    English? English! I'm Scottish thankyouverymuch.


    Although the people who claim to be my parents did spirit me away to England at a very young age. Where in Engerlund are you from?
    I'm in Manchester...for my sins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connell View Post
    Thanks. Yep, I live in Bailey, about an hour SW of Denver. How 'bout yerself?



    Me too.
    Alright, I'm jealous. Bailey would be a great place to live. In fact, the wife and I have dreams of one day retiring into a somewhat close-to-D-town mountain area like Bailey, Conifer or Evergreen (though the latter might be a bit too pricey). We're only 37 and 38 though, so retirement's quite a while away still. We live in Parker, so I'm not complaining. It's a nice quiet town that's pretty welcoming to cycling. Do you ride Deer Creek Canyon and the High Grade Road a lot? We used to live in Southwestern Littleton and I'd ride that a couple of times per week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gotte View Post
    I'm in Manchester...for my sins.
    Oh...sorry. Didn't mean to open that wound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelmonkey View Post
    Alright, I'm jealous. Bailey would be a great place to live. In fact, the wife and I have dreams of one day retiring into a somewhat close-to-D-town mountain area like Bailey, Conifer or Evergreen (though the latter might be a bit too pricey).
    Yeah as a general rule, the further you get from Denver, the lower the prices. Right now is a good time to buy, but a suckass time to sell.

    We're only 37 and 38 though,
    Oh sure, rub it in.

    so retirement's quite a while away still.
    I check my retirement fund whenever I pass the billboard on I-70. Apparently it will be $60.2 million for Wednesday night's drawing. I must remember to buy a ticket.

    We live in Parker, so I'm not complaining. It's a nice quiet town that's pretty welcoming to cycling. Do you ride Deer Creek Canyon and the High Grade Road a lot? We used to live in Southwestern Littleton and I'd ride that a couple of times per week.
    No, I'm afraid I just don't have the leg muscles for that. Maybe twenty years ago. Or next year.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    Congratulations on your century. There's also something cool about reflecting on having ridden 100 miles in a shot.

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    Congrats. Sunday I just rode 23 miles more than I have ever before making 123 miles in one long day. I also was surprised that I held up that well. A shower and a bed were just to tempting to skip another night in a tent. Of course I got chewed out by the wife that I cut my bike touring from three days to two. I should have enjoyed my time off more. So, more miles isn't always better. Well, lesson learned.

    http://adventurelaus.blogspot.com/20...bike-tour.html

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