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Old 12-21-20, 03:40 PM
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Hey i am 50

52 actually. Been a long time, but i unearthed my login.
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Old 12-21-20, 04:01 PM
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The bike information is dated. I bought a Jamis Aurora in 2007. Maybe around $1,000? At the time i thought it would be the most expensive bike i would ever own.
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Old 12-21-20, 04:07 PM
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It is time for a new bike. I like steel, and the ability to put a rear rack on it. Used mostly for a 22 mile round trip commute that i try to do 40 to 50 times a year. Also, weekend rides with dw. These are mostly on paved bike trails, and range to 20 to 40 miles.
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Old 12-21-20, 06:50 PM
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I was 50 when I discovered randonneuring. Since then finished three PBPs, SBS 1200, Cascades 1200, Natches Trace 1500, a couple 1,000's, several SRs, and five R-12s. 50-60 was a good decade. Enjoy!
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Old 12-22-20, 01:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Albino_Litigato View Post
It is time for a new bike. I like steel, and the ability to put a rear rack on it. Used mostly for a 22 mile round trip commute that i try to do 40 to 50 times a year. Also, weekend rides with dw. These are mostly on paved bike trails, and range to 20 to 40 miles.
In 1993, I lived in Crystal City for a year. Without a car, I bought a mountain bike to ride the bike path and cruise the National Mall. I quickly, shipped my road bike over, and the last ride I did was an organized century in Reston. My experienced was a real bike friendly metro DC area.
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Old 12-23-20, 01:12 PM
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I was 50 when!
I can't remember what I did when I was 50. I only know that it didn't kill me.
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Old 12-24-20, 04:08 AM
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^^^ What he said.
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