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Old 05-27-10, 07:03 PM   #1
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Rode my family's age

Took the day off and hit the Schuylkill River Trail. Told my youngest son that it was the kind of day I could ride forever. He said, "Sure, Dad. It's good to have a fantasy life." I laughed, but then thought why not make a day of it. So, seven plus trips to Philadelphia and then to Phoenixville and I logged 158.7 miles. On the last lap I was getting a bit bored with the same scenery, but was happy it was flat. In my boredom I realized that the combined age of my wife, two sons, and self is 158 years. So, today I rode my family's age.

It was a great day to ride. Warm, in the mid to upper 80s, but not much humidity. Very little headwind, and plenty of stretches of trees providing shade. I passed a woman (in her 30s would be my guess) three times. She was riding a single speed with coaster brakes and a front wire basket. I wonder how many miles she did. I also saw two red foxes in different parts of the trail, and a snapping turtle that must have benn 35 lbs or more. All in all a good way to spend a day away from work.
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Old 05-28-10, 04:35 PM   #2
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My family's cumulative age is 183. I'm not going to ride 183 miles in a day anytime soon so you're welcome to do it for me if you like.

I'm glad you had a good day out on the bike. Days such as that are truely gems.
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Old 05-28-10, 08:15 PM   #3
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Impressive, way to go NOS88! That's a lot of miles on an unplanned ride.
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Well done! Methinks a rest is in order for tomorrow!
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Old 05-30-10, 12:05 AM   #5
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OK, I'm impressed.
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