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Originally Posted by msa6 View Post
When my daughter told me that she was up for doing the ride next summer (the last summer before she heads to college), I thought it was time to do more than just talk.
That sir is your motivation. You'll do it.

No need to kill yourself getting in pedaling shape. Start slow and short. Build from there. On a bike that fits you well and is reasonably comfortable to ride. Or, go to the gym, get on one of those exercise bikes, and build your pedaling muscles that boring way. Whichever works for you.

When you can ride 50 miles and still function reasonably well, you'll be ready to tour. 'Course you gotta do it day after day on tour. I'm 71 and do it. Should be no big deal for you.

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