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Old 01-12-18, 04:43 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm Burr
Going to be active again. I'm 76 (12-24-41) and retired in the Philippines.
I "try" to cycle 25 miles 3 times a week in a cemetery (no Traffic). I also lift 3 days a week (Kettlebells & Cable Machine)
I use to be very active here then got on the FB thing!!
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So ... you are not returning to cycling, just to swamp-riding?

is that a really big cemetery or do you just do a lot of laps?

(I actually know of a cemetery in Mass. where I used to ride some---smooth roads, almost never traffic, varied terrain, great grooming .... but 25 miles would have been like 80 laps.)
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Hi, I'm Burr
Going to be active again. I'm 76 (12-24-41) and retired in the Philippines.
I "try" to cycle 25 miles 3 times a week in a cemetery (no Traffic). I also lift 3 days a week (Kettlebells & Cable Machine)
I use to be very active here then got on the FB thing!!
I'm only 67.5yo and know for sure that your activities are far beyond what I will be capable of IF I make it to your age. Rock-On
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Says Old-Try-Guy who does multiple centuries per week .... you and CarbonFiberBoy and a few others just post here to discourage the rest of us, I think.
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used to walk at lunch thru a cemetery. some of it was kinda sad, like when kids would bring mementos such as a baseball & write notes to the deceased
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used to walk at lunch thru a cemetery. some of it was kinda sad, like when kids would bring mementos such as a baseball & write notes to the deceased
Yeah - stick to the happy parts of the cemetery!

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So ... you are not returning to cycling, just to swamp-riding?

is that a really big cemetery or do you just do a lot of laps?

(I actually know of a cemetery in Mass. where I used to ride some---smooth roads, almost never traffic, varied terrain, great grooming .... but 25 miles would have been like 80 laps.)

Two mile laps
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I'm only 67.5yo and know for sure that your activities are far beyond what I will be capable of IF I make it to your age. Rock-On
I have never slowed down for the last 40-50 years. It seems easy to me but I do have to make myself do it. I am lazy
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I would imagine that cycling in the Philippines is either urban and very dangerous or rural and potentially suddenly pavement-free. I can see why a well-kept two-mile loop with no traffic would be ideal.
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