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Old 05-08-11, 06:59 AM
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hello, everyone. i'm a 65 year old man from the upper peninsula of michigan. i've been getting back into cycling after retiring at the end of january. i haven't ridden much in quite a few years; my focus has been on race walking. but i've developed some chronic foot problems that have put me back on the bike. i used to ride a lot. i was a cat 4 back when the uscf was the abla. long time ago.

i bought a new bike this spring. hard core old guy. i wanted a good steel frame. i don't care for either aluminum or carbon fiber. hard to find good mid-range steel these days. i bought a bianchi dolomiti and have been quite pleased. i'm up to about 1000 miles now and have topped out at 77 miles as my longest day ride. i hope to do a first century of the season later in the month.

although i used to race, my interest now is in day touring and general fitness. glad to have found the forum and look forward to the community.
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Old 05-08-11, 07:07 AM
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Nice to have you fjs.
I started road riding at age 65 years.
Been averaging 940 miles a month.
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Old 05-14-11, 11:54 AM
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Howdy! You sound like a pretty tough old biker, and the UP, in my opinion, is the absolute best place in the world to tour! Even if you live there. I, for one, love the Seney Stretch - by car, on bike, or, I imagine, even on foot. But the county roads of the UP are the best... H40 and H58 E/H37 are my favorites... I used to bike up the steep side of Brockway Mtn. road when I was doing my laundry in Copper Harbor! I've been working on a UP bicycle touring website to let people know, but it's sort of a b/g project so still fairly skeletal. Oh, biking around Lake Superior - also a worthwhile excursion! And long live old steel bikes - 1983 was the peak of civilization.
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Old 05-16-11, 06:46 AM
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you've mentioned some of my favorite spots too! i live in ironwood now but used to live in the copper country and have been up and down brockway many times. i liked to go from dollar bay where we lived up the west side and get something to eat at the jam pot to fuel the trip back--about 70 miles. and we once did a soo to calumet, 3 or 4 day ride. i remember baking on the seney stretch--as close as we get to something like the plains.

i see that you are from alaska now. my daughter is an attorney with a firm called trustee for alaska in anchorage. she's a hard core climber, rider, runner. coming home in a couple of weeks to run grandma's marathon in duluth. are you near anchorage, involved in the outdoor scene?
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another U.P. Roadie

I live in Ironwood as well. There are very few of us roadies in our area-I typically see only mountain bikes and hybrids, due to the culture, gogebic range, and horrid roads. I ride a Cannondale Six13 with a double chainring, so our ample hills are a good workout. I will keep my eyes open for you.
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