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chinarider 07-20-07 09:47 PM

Rode my (soon to be) age today
Did 55 miles. I will be 55 in 3 weeks. Averaged 15.6 mph. Did it myself with no stopping. Rolling out and back course. For those of you MotionBased literate the ride can be found here: Kind of bonked the last 5-10 miles. I hadn't eaten much during the day. I was going to take 2 cliff bars, but I forgot to. I could have used them. I did drink about 70-80 oz of dilute gatorade during the ride. My legs really ached the last few miles (tho I din't really slow up) and hurt for a while after. Feel OK now. I think with more food, I would have been ok.

My brother in law who is 62 or 63 is in the middle of this: 300 miles in 5 days across Washington state.

doctor j 07-21-07 06:09 AM

Congrats on the pre-birthday ride, chinarider. Now you've got it outta the way. Pressure's off!

I've discovered that, for me, the eating part of a longer ride is just as important as the drinking part. I use granola bars, honey, dried apricots, peanut butter and crackers etc. A little fuel really helps.

Terrierman 07-21-07 07:53 AM

Congratulations, nice ride.

Mojo Slim 07-21-07 10:26 AM

I love these "rode my age" threads. What a milestone and goal for us all. As I said in another thread: as our age gets greater so do our rides.

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