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How long to ride your age...if ever?

Old 04-03-13, 01:02 PM
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Gina is 50. Last time we did a 53 miler, she rode it in 3:17 so figure a 50 miler she could do in 3:06.
I'll be 50 next month, if this thread is still alive, I'll post my time.




Two months before she turned 50 she did 100 miles in 6:25

After the ride still smiling



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Old 04-03-13, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mprelaw View Post
I don't see why a fit 80 year old, who has been riding most of his/her life, can't ride their age.
and in miles not kilometers
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Old 04-03-13, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
I think you have to climb your age x100 to talk. Just sayin'.
59 miles with 5900' of climbing isn't that big of a deal. Now for an 80 year old.....
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Old 04-03-13, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
59 miles with 5900' of climbing isn't that big of a deal. Now for an 80 year old.....

Gina's done 5,000 ft at 50 (Baldy Village). If she can do it anyone can, at a much slower rate!



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Originally Posted by Cougrrcj View Post
That's the spirit! Hopefully you went out for the 'BF.net 50+ forum required' celebratory Birthday Pie afterwards!
Pie? I don't think I did, to be honest.

Can I have a catch-up pie now? Preferably strawberry rhubarb. But plain rhubarb would be all right too, given it's almost in season.
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Old 04-03-13, 02:23 PM
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Surprising thing is that if I go out to ride my age- it will take a around 5 hours. Organised metric and it is done in 4. No idea why the difference in time but those organised rides seem to spur me on to a decent speed and time. Just the thought of riding 66 miles at my age seems to daunt me.


Now if I were 16 years Younger--? ? ?
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Old 04-03-13, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by cccorlew View Post
I think you have to climb your age x100 to talk. Just sayin'.
In that case, it would take me 13:00-13:10 That amount of hilliness might slow me down to the low 18s and I'd have 5 hours of driving to and from the ride. (Time spent loading the bike not included.)
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Old 04-03-13, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
In that case, it would take me 13:00-13:10 That amount of hilliness might slow me down to the low 18s and I'd have 5 hours of driving to and from the ride. (Time spent loading the bike not included.)
I'd have to head out to the Berkshires, or up to New Hampshire. Even then, I don't know if there's 6000' of climbing on the whole Kankamagus.

The biggest climb in all of Mass. Mt. Greylock, is only about 3500'. I guess I could always do it twice.
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On a reasonably flat and windless route, I can ride my age (50) in under 3 hours, pretty comfortably.
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