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My mileage is about to skyrocket i.e. retirement

Old 07-24-17, 08:24 PM
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My mileage is about to skyrocket i.e. retirement

This Friday, July 28th is the day I kiss all my headaches goodbye. I feel like I'm 17 years old and I just found out my girlfriend isn't pregnant. Not a care in the world.

My average weekly mileage of 15 - 30 miles should top 100 without even trying. I've always had it in me, I've just never had the time. God, I'm looking so forward to this I could cry.

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Old 07-24-17, 08:31 PM
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Congrats!!!

My time is still a bit down the road.
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Old 07-24-17, 08:35 PM
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I"m getting out a little early... 62
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Old 07-24-17, 08:39 PM
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Old 07-24-17, 08:41 PM
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Mine is about to increase also. Had my car towed to a body shop this afternoon after a fender-bender left it un-drivable.

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Old 07-24-17, 08:46 PM
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Congratulations on your retirement! I am looking forward to my retirement in a few years, not sure if I'll be able to go at 62 - may be 63 or 64.
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Old 07-24-17, 09:01 PM
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Glad you made it out.

I'm also hoping for 62 in a couple years, but may need to wait another year or two.
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Old 07-24-17, 09:32 PM
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Enjoy!

In my case I was able to get more extended rides in, but my weekly mileage may actually have gone down a bit. No longer did I hop on my bike every weekday to get to work so that cut out about 100 miles.
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Old 07-24-17, 09:44 PM
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At 65 my grandfather started riding 12 miles a day. He's now 75 and we don't know where the heck he is. (To praphrase an old joke)

Happy retirement/happy riding!
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Old 07-24-17, 09:45 PM
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Aiming for the last day of '18 to exit the workforce. At 68. Also wondering how to replace commuting miles but I'll think of something ��
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Old 07-24-17, 10:47 PM
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Congratulations on your retirement, and good luck with your new-found freedom! I set my all-time mileage record during my first full calendar year of retirement, 2016. Currently, I'm on track for another record year assuming I can stay healthy and hydrated.

Have fun and enjoy!
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Old 07-25-17, 01:56 AM
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I envy you, way to go, congratulations.
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Old 07-25-17, 05:28 AM
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Congratulations. I retired from working in '12. Then began volunteer work (choose carefully, everyone will be asking you)...the most rewarding is working with kids in our church's after school program and summer camps. That said, days are pretty free (except yard, home and vehicle maintenance) so with a friend's challenge ringing in my ears I started riding my bike in Jan...rode 3S3M Metric Century in May, and am heading to Texas next week for the BS75. I get 20-35 miles a day on weekdays, usually breaking a bit on weekends when folks around here (I ride mostly rural area) seem to let there dogs run loose. You're gonna love it.
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Old 07-25-17, 07:46 AM
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Congratulations on your retirement. I retired at 70 after working for the same company 47 years. I did notice that the somewhat frequent head aches totally disappeared. Im 78 now, and ride 20 to 35 miles every other day.
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Old 07-25-17, 10:21 AM
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congrats............ I can't wait till I can retire.
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Old 07-25-17, 11:39 AM
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I'm going shortly after the first of the year...at 61. Looking forward to it, although I will miss the clowns, as they say...but not the circus!!

In the meantime, I have a lot of vacation to use.
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Old 07-25-17, 11:44 AM
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I'll be 53 in 5 weeks

Retired last August. Went from a 1,500'sh mile weekend/holiday warrior to coming in at just over 4,000 miles in the last twelve months. Hate the trainer, so there was a 6 week period this past winter where I was on the rower, not the bike. Accepted a new job last week, so after August - Labor Day at the summer rental house, back to the grind and the miles will plummet again for a while. Going to miss retirement!!!
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Old 07-25-17, 12:00 PM
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Oddly, my mileage didn't increase when I retired. Partly, it might have gone down a little due to age. I rode ~5,000 miles/year for many years. Now I'm down to closer to 3,000. Another part of that is due to riding mostly tandem with my wife now, which means that I can't ride my bike while she makes dinner. No point in my being much fitter than she! Tandem is also a little trickier in that both of us have to be free to ride at the same times. OTOH it's been great fun, a new challenge, and both of us enjoy it more than when I went out solo.
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Old 07-25-17, 02:34 PM
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Congratulations on your retirement. 🎉 I retired in 2011 at 65 and stepped up my annual riding mileage from 3,000 to 10,000+/year. Just one warning, if you plan on getting mileage crazy like I did, put some coins aside because you'll be replacing components a lot faster than you ever have before.
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I sold my car when I retired nearly 4 years ago. I don't think I will be riding any more miles because although I enjoy riding my bike (a comfortable and slow long wheel based recumbent) it is a workhorse for me and not really a pleasure riding horse. It gets me where I need to go and allows me to pull my cargo trailer to get pretty much whatever I need to get.
But enjoy retirement because it is great.
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Old 07-26-17, 05:56 AM
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This is going to be AWESOME!

In my case, doing 100 miles a week is a nice number. I can reach that on about 3 - 4 semi-casual rides a week. I'm not setting that as a goal, just something that I know is within my comfort zone. I also still have the weekend morning rides with my wife. We usually average 12 - 18 miles each day.
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Congrats on your retirement. I'm 70 and don't know what day of the week it is, except that my wife reminds me. Play, play, play......................ride, ride, ride...............KB
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Old 07-26-17, 08:19 AM
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Congrats. I retired about a month ago. I honestly don't know how I had time to work before. It's a blast. I loved my job/career and the business I started but this is better yet.

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I'm jealous. If I could, I'd retire very soon (I'm 56), but for various reasons, including financial, it seems unlikely for another 10 years or so. I don't really hope to increase my annual mileage much (I ride plenty - about 5500 miles so far in 2017)- but I want to be young and strong enough to do some more diverse and challenging things for which I do not presently have time, like hard climbs in the Alps and in the American West.
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I'm jealous. If I could, I'd retire very soon (I'm 56), but for various reasons, including financial, it seems unlikely for another 10 years or so.
+1. Probably got another 10 years to go myself, so long as I can stay gainfully employed that is. If not, will probably have to come up with an escape plan that involves selling-up here and heading somewhere where a house that isn't a complete ****-box can be bought with $200-300k. After paying off whatever was left on my mortgage, that would leave me a decent sized nest-egg plus, eventually (unless Congress does it a death blow), full-retirement-age Social Security. Alternatives include finding a rich widow or taking a reverse mortgage and staying put.

But I don't think that would increase my cycling time. Aside from the fact that I'd probably look for a low-stress and part-time job to earn some pocket money, I would probably prefer to hit the pool over increasing my cycling time. Heck, I may even not cycle at all any more - the only reason I really do it now is because I can't find a pool I can use in the time available to me for lunch.
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