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Doing your first double century after 60?

Old 08-23-22, 09:52 PM
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Doing your first double century after 60?

Just to settle my curiosity…… who here did your FIRST double century after 60?
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Old 08-24-22, 05:44 AM
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My first one was 60+. I think all 4 of mine were between ages 60-66. Two were completed riding mostly solo but 2 were with a group of 10-12 which were awesome. We rotated 2 mile pulls and kept the group together.

Rides that were equally challenging and maybe even harder were a couple 125 milers which have over 15,000’ of climbing, with almost 10,000’ of climbing in the first 62 miles.
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Old 08-24-22, 05:50 AM
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I did two of them when 68.
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All of my 200+ have been post 60th. with my max of 307 miles as a 66.5yo in 20 hours at 2017 Bike Sebring 12/24 Hr. In 2018 my right knee gave out the night before the Sebring start and that time I was only able to complete 266 miles riding SOLO before the knee gave out.
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I've done 50 DCs, but I started in my 40s.

DCs are a matter of starting early and pacing yourself. Have fun!
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When I did my one-and-only DC two months before turning 22, I encountered a 76-year-old Black gentleman who had ridden the Los Angeles Wheelmen Double Century every year since he had turned 65 and retired as a postal carrier, from back in the days when they walked their routes. Talk about a lifelong commitment to fitness.
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Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Carlton: 1962 Franco Suisse, S/N K7911
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
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