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I'm 64, still riding.

Old 05-28-18, 02:34 PM
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I'm 64, still riding.

Well, avoiding riding with cars mostly, but still riding. When you get off the couch, does it take a while to straighten up? I can amazingly still rack up miles on the bike. I have a modern commuter bike that's great for this kind of riding. And several older bikes...
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Old 05-28-18, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Shp4man View Post
Well, avoiding riding with cars mostly, but still riding. When you get off the couch, does it take a while to straighten up? I can amazingly still rack up miles on the bike. I have a modern commuter bike that's great for this kind of riding. And several older bikes...
Right there with ya. 65 in November this year. No plans to stop riding any time soon.
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Old 05-28-18, 03:26 PM
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Not to 65 yet... but I've been adding a LOT of miles every year.

Mostly commuting, errands, and utility miles, but they do add up... a lot. A little over 3300 miles for the year so far.
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Old 05-28-18, 03:48 PM
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Good for you. Just remember though, 64 is the new 34. ��
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Old 05-28-18, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Just remember though, 64 is the new 34. ��
We have Pfizer to thank for that.
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Old 05-28-18, 05:49 PM
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Turning 64 in September, no plans or thoughts of stopping. Up to 1400 miles so far this season. Why stop?
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Old 05-28-18, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
We have Pfizer to thank for that.
LOL! Well played.
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Old 05-28-18, 07:25 PM
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Also, hope to be riding when I'm 84 !
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Old 05-28-18, 07:42 PM
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The Beatles had a song about turning 64.

Four years ago, as my wife approached that milestone (3 months ahead of me, as always -- funny how that works every year), we got some good laughs from that song. I am still cycling and my wife is still taking ballet lessons. I do not go as far or as fast as I used to, and she doesn't go up en pointe any more, but we still do what we can.
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Old 05-28-18, 08:30 PM
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Still riding at 68. About 4700 miles in 2017. Retiring at end of this year and plan to ride more miles total but fewer (0) bike commuting miles. Wife turning Medicare-eligible in July and we are still riding a tandem regularly. About 1400 miles in 2017.
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Old 05-28-18, 08:55 PM
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I am 66, wife 67. We are both still riding with our car being the second choice for as much as we can, which is most of the time. Went with a 73 year friend the other day for 59 miler, mostly flat. I barely kept up. Also, still touring with DW. Planning trip next year mostly France but we will see.
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
Why stop?
Because you wife makes you. As I mentioned in another thread, I rode across the country self contained with a small group. One member turned 77 during the trip. When we reached the end of the three-month tour in Bar Harbor, ME, he started riding home to the Philly 'burbs. His wife finally had a enough and picked him up in CT.
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Old 05-29-18, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Because you wife makes you. As I mentioned in another thread, I rode across the country self contained with a small group. One member turned 77 during the trip. When we reached the end of the three-month tour in Bar Harbor, ME, he started riding home to the Philly 'burbs. His wife finally had a enough and picked him up in CT.
Wife and I, total age 155, and still riding 75-100 miles per week on our tandems.
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Old 05-29-18, 07:40 AM
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Wife and I, total age 155, and still riding 75-100 miles per week on our tandems.
You get two for that!

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Old 05-29-18, 01:21 PM
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67 here, still riding at least 1000kms a month.
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Old 05-29-18, 01:25 PM
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This is a great thread,
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Old 05-29-18, 02:20 PM
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This 80-year old guy is a local hero, 10 years of at least one ride to the Summit every week.
I'll be doing the ride with him next Sunday.

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Old 05-29-18, 02:33 PM
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This thread is inspiring. I will be 65 in a couple of months and just started riding. Looks like I could have some years ahead on a bike.
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Old 05-29-18, 06:30 PM
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I'm sitting here chuckling at all you young whippersnappers whining about being 60 something. Turning 72 on June 19th. This season I had two goals....my 6.5 mi. TT at 18 mph and a 1 mi. flat Strava segment better than last years' 24.2 mph. Two weeks ago I averaged 18.1 mph on the TT and last week averaged 24.4 mph on the flat. Time to set new goals for the season. FWIW I have a friend who rides every Sat. with our club. He's 90.
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Old 05-30-18, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
I'm sitting here chuckling at all you young whippersnappers whining about being 60 something. Turning 72 on June 19th. This season I had two goals....my 6.5 mi. TT at 18 mph and a 1 mi. flat Strava segment better than last years' 24.2 mph. Two weeks ago I averaged 18.1 mph on the TT and last week averaged 24.4 mph on the flat. Time to set new goals for the season. FWIW I have a friend who rides every Sat. with our club. He's 90.
Not sure where you got that. I didn't see any whining here. I bet your 90 year old friend considers you a young whippersnapper, so it's all relative.
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Old 05-30-18, 09:35 AM
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Your thread title “ 64 and STILL RIDING”? I hope you stop to eat now and then.
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Old 05-30-18, 12:50 PM
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In the club I ride with there is a rider who is 78. He is a very good rider and a real inspiration!
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Old 05-30-18, 06:41 PM
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I am 63 and I ride 3 to 4 times a week.I also unicycle twice a week..
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Old 05-31-18, 05:45 AM
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When I opened the topic I kind of read it as, Wow!..I'm 64 and still riding?
That should read, Wow!...I'm 64 and have at least another 30 years of riding!
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Old 05-31-18, 08:02 AM
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67 here, still riding-and my mountain bike ('98 steel framed GT) still gets to see action occasionally, though most of my riding is on a road bike these days. A coupe of guys in a group I ride with are in their early 80's. Once, we found we had to detour on a ride. Ended up doing 35 miles that day, and one of the guys was only about 6 months off of a knee replacement! Not something we do on a regular basis, but even in their 80's, either of them can ride with many younger, and still maintain.
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