Ride my age

Ride my age

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:59 pm

The other three were done early in the year so it's been qa while since I rode my age but I managed ot today.

Like all others it did not start out as my aim but it just happened. Got a flat in the middle of it too. Still, I needed the rest. It certainly was hot, I had to strip off some gear here and there.

I think I must be getting old because every one this year has left me feeling quite tired and finding it hard to do those last 10kms. :?
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Re: Ride my age

Postby rolandp » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:23 pm

My dad does this each year for his birthday. We used to join him, but as his age is now approaching 80, he perfers to complete his birthday ride alone now.

He also rides most days.
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Re: Ride my age

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:54 pm

Local guy here did his 100 km's last week... Feel good news story. Makes the National news here... And there apparently.
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Re: Ride my age

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:58 pm

...and better than 23kph, so not exactly a shuffle. Even with no wind and no slopes it takes a lot to hold that speed for 4 hours. A lot more than most people of ANY age can manage. Nothing short of awesome.

Of course, next year he has to do 101. :twisted:
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Re: Ride my age

Postby eldavo » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:55 pm

Mine is close to yours in date Colin, but not distance ;)
I don't have a uni, but am considering parity ballast by commuting on this beast tomorrow for its bi-annual ride.

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* bonus points and seniors' discount for using an exclusive over 55's word?

I still have to practice the emergency braking skate shoe jammed in fork crown. Not required on sand, but on road roller brake rear is more about slowing enough to abandon ship than actually stopping. Adrenalin thrills like that make up for any lack of speed =D
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Re: Ride my age

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:30 pm

rolandp wrote:My dad does this each year for his birthday. We used to join him, but as his age is now approaching 80, he perfers to complete his birthday ride alone now.

He also rides most days.

I haven't seen you around much lately, maybe 'cos I am not taking the morning train much these days. Though I did recognise you a little too late about a month ago as you gave me a shout.

About your dad,"he prefers" is polite code for "I don't have time to wait around for you young guys. I'll go alone." :D Congrats to him, certainly the sort of inspiration that we need more of.

If he has further ambitions, a new record for the centenarian 100km has just been set. (4hrs 17min) He has 20 years to get ready for it.
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Re: Ride my age

Postby rolandp » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:38 pm

Hi Colin, you are correct about my Dad. He wants to ride on the actual day, which statistically is a work day so we can't join him. I will remind him of the 100 when he get's closer to that age.

I'm still out there every day, and yes it was me a couple of weeks ago calling out to you. We are normally passing in opposite directions otherwise I would speed up to say hello.
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