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Old 03-07-19, 11:59 AM
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Do I have to

do my birthday ride today? It's 25 degrees. And way too much snow around so the roads have no shoulders. I should really move my birthday to June.
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Old 03-07-19, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
I should really move my birthday to June.
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Old 03-07-19, 12:20 PM
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July - if you lived in Seattle. Summer starts here around the 4th.

just choose to identify as a person born on a beautiful, warm day. Works for me....
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Old 03-07-19, 01:29 PM
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according to the rules yes
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Old 03-07-19, 02:12 PM
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maybe you can add penalty miles and do it another day
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Old 03-07-19, 02:28 PM
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Well, my birthday is in August so I have no business judging you on this

Couple of qualifying questions:
1) By birthday ride, do you mean riding your age in miles?
2) If yes to #1 , then it kind of depends on how old you are. Well, that wasn't a question but didn't seem right to ask

Personally, I'm not too OCD about riding my age (or more) on my actual birthday as long as I do it some time on or after that day during the season.
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Old 03-07-19, 02:34 PM
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My birthday is Saturday with a forcasted high of 36 ℉ and rain all day. Nope, not gonna do it... I've ridden in weather like that plenty of times and I'm old enough to know its not that great...

...But as soon as the weather is decent I'll do a ride that is double my age in miles to make up for it.

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Old 03-07-19, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by dennis336 View Post
Well, my birthday is in August so I have no business judging you on this

Couple of qualifying questions:
1) By birthday ride, do you mean riding your age in miles?
2) If yes to #1 , then it kind of depends on how old you are. Well, that wasn't a question but didn't seem right to ask

Personally, I'm not too OCD about riding my age (or more) on my actual birthday as long as I do it some time on or after that day during the season.
1) Yes, I meant riding my age in miles.
2) Old enough to be on this forum.

Maybe I'll do the birthday ride with my husband on HIS birthday. (We're the same age). October is lovely around here.
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Old 03-07-19, 04:01 PM
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If you wait six months to do your birthday ride, you have to ride an extra half a mile for it to count.
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Old 03-07-19, 06:45 PM
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
do my birthday ride today? It's 25 degrees. And way too much snow around so the roads have no shoulders. I should really move my birthday to June.
Move to Australia!

My birthday is tomorrow ... it's supposed to be +25C and we'll be in an area with nice quiet country roads.
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Old 03-07-19, 07:53 PM
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wishes !!!!

Do I have to

..........
Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
do my birthday ride today? It's 25 degrees. And way too much snow around so the roads have no shoulders. I should really move my birthday to June.
Don't worry about it. I did it for you today with a little extra. You can pay me back anytime you want when the weather is better. OH, a bit windy 75 miles today.


wishes also !!!

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Move to Australia!
......My birthday is tomorrow ... it's supposed to be +25C and we'll be in an area with nice quiet country roads.
Me thinks FL. is a bit closer for NomarsGirl and except for the wind, a good day for riding today.
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Old 03-07-19, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by OldTryGuy View Post
wishes !!!!

Do I have to

..........

Don't worry about it. I did it for you today with a little extra. You can pay me back anytime you want when the weather is better. OH, a bit windy 75 miles today.

Thanks! You did more than a bit extra. I'll be out on the road sometime in April. March is NOT riding weather here. There are some crazies, but I'm not one of them.
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Old 03-07-19, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Move to Australia!

My birthday is tomorrow ... it's supposed to be +25C and we'll be in an area with nice quiet country roads.
Australia might be a bit complicated for a move. Visas and all that. I could move to Europe tomorrow if I wanted. Dual citizenship with Ireland.

Have a great birthday!
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Australia might be a bit complicated for a move. Visas and all that. I could move to Europe tomorrow if I wanted. Dual citizenship with Ireland.

Have a great birthday!
You too!
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Old 03-07-19, 09:03 PM
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In snow and ice the unofficial rule exceptions which I just made up convert miles and kilometers to yards and meters. One lap around the football field or park should do.
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Old 03-07-19, 09:19 PM
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Prorate the extra miles depending on how long your delay is. One month, add 1/12 of your age for example. But a few days either way is still within the traditional rules.
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do my birthday ride today? It's 25 degrees. And way too much snow around so the roads have no shoulders. I should really move my birthday to June.
Yes melt with the rest of us.
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Old 03-08-19, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by NomarsGirl View Post
do my birthday ride today? It's 25 degrees. And way too much snow around so the roads have no shoulders. I should really move my birthday to June.
1. I have a God son who was born on Dec. 25. From the very first his mother celebrated his half birthday on June 25. I thought it was unconventional and non traditional at the time but today I marvel at her wisdom.

2. Whoever provides the trophy gets to set the rules. Since nobody is offering to give you a trophy, nobody else deserves an opinion.
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Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
according to the rules yes
Garbage - the rules must have been made by the folks with birthdays in good seasons for riding. I have a winter birthday as well and have rarely been able or motivated to do a ride on the exact date. Most of the time I'm inhibited by weather but as my birthday is very close to another major holiday there are other factors.

It's not so important that you ride on that exact date. Just that 1) you can do it and 2) you will do it. Why not do it in advance? Are there any rules about that?
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Old 03-08-19, 09:31 AM
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The good thing is that once you hit 50, most rules don't apply(if you don't want them to). So do your birthday ride when ever you feel like it, or not. And if any body has a problem with that, you also have the right to not really care what anybody else thinks about anything after you turn 50.

Enjoy the trainer.
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Originally Posted by Hoopdriver View Post
Garbage - the rules must have been made by the folks with birthdays in good seasons for riding. I have a winter birthday as well and have rarely been able or motivated to do a ride on the exact date. Most of the time I'm inhibited by weather but as my birthday is very close to another major holiday there are other factors.

It's not so important that you ride on that exact date. Just that 1) you can do it and 2) you will do it. Why not do it in advance? Are there any rules about that?
yeah just kidding btw. do what you want
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Old 03-08-19, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
The good thing is that once you hit 50, most rules don't apply(if you don't want them to).
Are you kidding? I did my FIRST birthday ride when I turned 50! (Missed the 50 plastic crows my loving family was going to have planted in front of my office that day, too!)

So do your birthday ride when ever you feel like it, or not.
Well, yeah. It's not like we're professional cyclists. It's supposed to be fun!
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One of the advantages of being qualified to post on the 50+ is that at that age we begin to follow our own rules. So whatever you do is fine.
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Originally Posted by Flip Flop Rider View Post
yeah just kidding btw. do what you want
Yeah, I know. If you can't have fun with something, it's not worth taking seriously!

What I want to do is have a big pink donut on my birthday and ride off those calories when the weather is more suitable.
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March is still ice fishing season here in Michigan. I may venture out a time or two in April, for SHORT rides.
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