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Old 07-29-06, 09:39 PM
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Over 1000 miles...

After an early day ride of 11 miles, I realized I was about to do something I have never done before and that was to ride over 1,000 miles in one year. With that in mind, I took of this evening for another 18 miles and now stand at 1,000.94 since I started logging miles in May of this year. I just want to say thanks to all of you on BF, especially the 50+ group for all of your encouragement and willingness to pass along your knowledge. I look forward to each day and the ability to read your various contributions and to learn a little bit more from each of you. Participation in the forum has encouraged my wife as well and she rides with me almost every time out now! Thanks again everyone.
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Old 07-29-06, 09:58 PM
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Old 07-29-06, 10:29 PM
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Hmmmm. 1000.94We're not TOO compulsive are we? Go ahead. Round up to 1001.
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Old 07-30-06, 03:29 AM
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In less than three months? You're a monster pedaler, Dauphin. My come back did not start until July 2005 and it took me 5 months to tick over a 1000. Good job indeed!
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Looks like you will hit maybe 4-5,000 miles your first complete year. Awesome!

Incidentally, my cyclocomputer measure to 1/1,000th of a mile, so mine might have been something like 1,000.946. This is much more accurate, as we all know our computers are PRECISE measuring instruments.
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Old 07-30-06, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by dauphin
After an early day ride of 11 miles, I realized I was about to do something I have never done before and that was to ride over 1,000 miles in one year. With that in mind, I took of this evening for another 18 miles and now stand at 1,000.94 since I started logging miles in May of this year. I just want to say thanks to all of you on BF, especially the 50+ group for all of your encouragement and willingness to pass along your knowledge. I look forward to each day and the ability to read your various contributions and to learn a little bit more from each of you. Participation in the forum has encouraged my wife as well and she rides with me almost every time out now! Thanks again everyone.
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Old 07-30-06, 06:38 AM
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Congrads buddy!!!!!!!! Keep it fun though don't bury your nose too deep into the cycloputer (been there done that had to take mine off and hurl it) --JJ
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WTG Dauphin. Keep it up!
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Great Job Dauphin. Last year it took me from Feb. until Sept. to accomplish 1,000 miles. You're just knockin'em back.
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so this is when you come up with all those questions? no wonder, if you've already hit a thousand miles!

well-done...and now I'll have to go count all the mileage notations in my DayTimer to see how many I've ridden since (whenever)...oh, to be driven to compulsive behaviors by others' compulsive behaviors ...
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Originally Posted by dauphin
After an early day ride of 11 miles, I realized I was about to do something I have never done before and that was to ride over 1,000 miles in one year. With that in mind, I took of this evening for another 18 miles and now stand at 1,000.94 since I started logging miles in May of this year.
Participation in the forum has encouraged my wife as well and she rides with me almost every time out now! Thanks again everyone.
Congrats on the milestone, Dauphin! And congrats on your choice of riding partners too I know that without Linda's participation, I wouldn't have progressed as far as I did in a couple of short years. It's great to be able to share this great sport with a loved one.

Take care, and you've got plenty of time left to pad that total by a few thousand miles

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Hmmmm. 1000.94We're not TOO compulsive are we? Go ahead. Round up to 1001.
Man, do I remember the urge to be accurate with my mileage. Congrats on reaching a milestone.
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Old 07-31-06, 06:50 AM
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This picture of my odometer was taken on my 49th birthday. I'd been riding for 18 months, & 2 months before my 49th I calculated that by averaging 23 klms a day I would make this 10k milestone.[or should that be kilometrestone ]on the day. Yes I made it. May not have meant much to anyone else, but as you can attest, the feeling of achievement is immense.
When considering that I started from a NO fitness base, then after 18 months I'd be 23 kgs lighter & done 10,000 klms on a heavy hybrid bicycle, I'm still wondering how it all happened.
BTW still riding 21 months & a further 13500ks later
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