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B-d ride yesterday...You just never know.

Old 01-24-18, 08:39 AM
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B-day ride yesterday...You just never know.

So, yes I turned 59 yesterday. When I got up, the weather was a bit cool for Tucson, and it was bit breezy, so I figured I'd wait a day or two.

Around 10 am the wind died back, so I threw on my shorts, jersey, tights, a long sleeve shirt, and hit the road. I was thinking all along I'd see how it went with the wind.

I ended up doing 66 miles on a day when I wasn't going to ride at all.

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We all sympathize .... but I hope you make it through this and get back to watching the weather from the couch.

Sixty-six miles .... and in under 60 years! A new PR!

Which bike did you ride?

Oh ... grats on not dying for so long, and well ... no sense congratulating you for riding, that's its own reward. Happy days further!
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat
Around 10 am the wind died back, so I threw on my shorts, jersey, tights, a long sleeve shirt, and hit the road. I ended up doing 66 miles on a day when I wasn't going to ride at all.
haha awesome! & Happy Birthday!
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat
So, yes I turned 59 yesterday. [...] I ended up doing 66 miles on a day when I wasn't going to ride at all.
So your itching feet turned 59 :-) Happy birthday, and hope you enjoy many many miles more.

66 miles ... Any anecdotes?
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Originally Posted by Bikewolf
So your itching feet turned 59 :-) Happy birthday, and hope you enjoy many many miles more.

66 miles ... Any anecdotes?
Pretty uneventful. Now that I think about it, I didn't even see a roadrunner (the bird), and I see those riding all the time.
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Originally Posted by Wileyrat
Pretty uneventful. Now that I think about it, I didn't even see a roadrunner (the bird), and I see those riding all the time.
Someimes "uneventful" is a blessing.

Congrats! Here's to more and even better cycling!
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Well see, now you've banked seven extra miles for a subsequent birthday ride. This is a valid rule which I have taken advantage of.
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EXCELLENT BDay ride. Always fun when the originally planned distance turns out to be less than actually accomplished.

Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart
Well see, now you've banked seven extra miles for a subsequent birthday ride. This is a valid rule which I have taken advantage of.
I always went by the rule of "No Banking Allowed" since at our age next year's ride is less likely a given. That's also why I commit to the age x 2 ride.
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Happy Birthday and congrats on the 66 mile ride. I've been doing birthday/mile rides around here for my fifty year buddies but good Tuscon weather is sure a plus.
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