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Old 03-09-06, 02:01 AM
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How many of you cycle a distance equivalent to your new age on your birthday?



Today is my day .... and I'm debating if I can fit it into my schedule or not. If I had just turned 20, or 22, or 25, or something, it would be easy . . . . . . . . but . . . . . .

If I do manage it, it would have to be on the trainer .... hmmmmm ....
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Old 03-09-06, 04:29 AM
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It's my birthday on the 19th March.
Since the 19th is a Sunday, I'll have the time for a good bike ride. I have two options.
a)My local bike group (a hybrid bike group) have a ride on. But, I'll need a car to get myself to the start in time. It's a ride in the outer part of Sydney, so the roads should be pretty quiet, and is supposed to a 45Km ride. I might ask for a lift in someone's car.
b)I have a friend living on the otherside of Sydney. I might see if we could meet up halfway (by public transport/bike) & go for a ride. And perhraps pop into a cafe along the way.
Since I'll be turning 28, riding my age shouldn't be too hard.

Happy Birthday & best wishes. By the way, It's my mother's birthday today too. Happy birthday to any mums out there.

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Old 03-09-06, 05:07 AM
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I tried last year but events got in the way on my actual birthday. But about 2 weeks later I did it. Well, truth be known the thought of doing 47 miles didn't seem quite right, so I did my first half century. This is a tradition I hope to always uphold.
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There's a local fellow, now in his mid-seventies, who, for a number of years, has been doing a century on his birthday.

Happy birthday, Machka. Shy about revealing the number? <grin>
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Old 03-09-06, 07:59 AM
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The attached picture is from 2004. Last year I had to wait a few days to ride my age. This year, I hope to ride my age again. It does get harder to find the time as we get older.

If I had to do it on a trainer I wouldn't do it at all.


Happy birthday, Machka. Have a great ride.
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Old 03-09-06, 08:17 AM
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I'll be riding on the 8th, my birthday is on the 7th (have to work that Friday) Though I'll make up for it by doing close to double my age worth of miles.
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Old 03-09-06, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka
How many of you cycle a distance equivalent to your new age on your birthday?

If I do manage it, it would have to be on the trainer .... hmmmmm ....
I did a dead-flat 57 miles on my 55th birthday last November.

Come down here to Florida on your birthday next year. The riding is wonderful this time of the year.
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Old 03-09-06, 08:48 AM
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I'll do 40 this year.
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Old 03-09-06, 08:58 AM
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that's a good idea! I'll do it on my b/d

Edit: Oh, and happy b/d Machka
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Old 03-09-06, 09:01 AM
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Hmm, trolling for birthday wishes are we?

Anyway, I think the real accomplishment would be riding your age every day! Or maybe 100 minus your age. Once you get to 100 you can take some time off.
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I rode 25 miles on Feb. 12 for my 25th. I can't think of a better way to celebrate.
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Hopefully no one will change this tradition to include that for majority of the ride, your speed must equal your age.

Since my birthday falls on a Tuesday, I was going ride my age each day of the weekend before and after. Its only going to be 33 miles each day. I might do more miles, you know to "grow on".
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Old 03-09-06, 10:10 AM
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Cool idea. I think I will try that on my 31st bday in April. Maybe ride my age each way. Thus, the RT would be double my age. hmmm...
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Old 03-09-06, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by DCCommuter
Hmm, trolling for birthday wishes are we?
Another Forum I visit has a smilie holding flowers. OK Machka, you'll have to use your imagination... :Smilie holding flowers:

BTW...since so many of you are doing more than your age on your BDay, can I do less?

Thanks, I knew you'd understand!
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Old 03-09-06, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by DCCommuter
Anyway, I think the real accomplishment would be riding your age every day! Or maybe 100 minus your age. Once you get to 100 you can take some time off.
I ride pretty close to my age every day, if you take my total kilometers and divide them by 365.
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i'll be 29 this year. that's not nearly enough miles for a birthday ride. it's my birthday, and riding is what i love to do. why limit myself? i'm going for a nice 3-4 hour ride.
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I don't think this is the equivilant of shooting lower than your age in golf.
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I ride more km than my age every day. And since were metric I'll stick with that
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I ride more km than my age every day. And since were metric I'll stick with that

Uh, you have to convert the age to metric too... now what was that conversion factor...
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i'm too immature to cycle my age
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Originally Posted by Machka
How many of you cycle a distance equivalent to your new age on your birthday?
Today is my day .... and I'm debating if I can fit it into my schedule or not. If I had just turned 20, or 22, or 25, or something, it would be easy . . . . . . . . but . . . . . .

If I do manage it, it would have to be on the trainer .... hmmmmm ....
Mine was yesterday, but since I'm teaching double classes this week, 8am to 10pm each day I think that I'll have to put it off until Sunday. As for me, it would just be 48 miles, but I KNOW Machka has a shorter distance to go than that. (for her, it's probably the equilivant of her 'just go warm up before I start riding' distance.

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Mine was yesturday, our company gives birthdays off. Did a nice 54 mile ride in near-perfect weather.

Took some of the sting off turning 36!
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How about SLEEPING your age in hours?...... This Saturday I hope to ride my birthday.
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My age is my daily commute miles.
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Originally Posted by Mentor58
Mine was yesterday, but since I'm teaching double classes this week, 8am to 10pm each day I think that I'll have to put it off until Sunday. As for me, it would just be 48 miles, but I KNOW Machka has a shorter distance to go than that. (for her, it's probably the equilivant of her 'just go warm up before I start riding' distance.

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Well, Happy Birthday to you too!


I do have a shorter distance than that ... but not by much. I just turned 39!!!!!! And for me, that'll be approx. a 2 hour trainer ride. If I'd been born in the summer, that would be a perfect after work/classes casual spin!!

I didn't realize you were a teacher - college? Or younger? I'm currently in University working toward my Bachelor of Education.
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