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Old 08-31-2009, 03:33 PM   #1
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Did the obligatory Birthday ride today

I hit the big 61 today. Bikers are obliged to ride their age in miles on or around their birthday. So DW and I did a very nice loop from Bowie, MD to Deale, MD (near Annapolis) (48 miles) This is beautiful country. Rolling hills, horse farms, even a couple of llamas - too bad I forgot the camera. We had lunch in Deale on the waterfront. When I got home I ran up an extra 13 miles around town to fill out my age. When I get to about 75-80 I'm thinking I will switch to metric
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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Happy birthday--I wish you many more miles to come!

The countryside sounds beautiful. And aren't you lucky your birthday isn't in February
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Happy birthday don! I didn't know about this biker rule...I'll have to pass it along to DH.

We go on breakfast runs from time to time and enjoy the country scenery. It's getting close to great riding weather around here.
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Good for you that is pretty long ride at any age.
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Happy B'day! Sounds like a very nice ride. It was pretty here today. Took the mutt for a 3 mile walk this morning. Her tongue was really hanging out. She's getting old, like her daddy.
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Neat idea to ride your age. I'll have to do that on 4 wheels pretty soon.
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The obligatory age/miles ride is news to me, though it is as good of an excuse to go cruising as any.

Happy birthday.
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Happy Birthday ! That was an incredible ride !
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Happy birthday!

Another cyclists trick is to see how old you can get and still match your age in downhill speed. Eventually you end up scaring the bejeezus out of yourself.

I am happy to say I can still reach 61 mph on a local high-speed downhill. Bring on next year!
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I hit the big 61 today. Bikers are obliged to ride their age in miles on or around their birthday. So DW and I did a very nice loop from Bowie, MD to Deale, MD (near Annapolis) (48 miles) This is beautiful country. Rolling hills, horse farms, even a couple of llamas - too bad I forgot the camera. We had lunch in Deale on the waterfront. When I got home I ran up an extra 13 miles around town to fill out my age. When I get to about 75-80 I'm thinking I will switch to metric
It would be more interesting if your Birthday was Jan. 15th.
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Great jumpin' horny toads! When you said "bike", I thought you were talking about a motorcycle... Holy moly...61 miles...you dah man don!
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For a minute there I thought we were talking about a different kind of ride...

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My friends and I use to have a rule that you were supposed to get kissed by as many girls as you were old... seemed pretty easy for a long time and then something happened... either we got too old or too ugly and we had to quit in our forties...
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My friends and I use to have a rule that you were supposed to get kissed by as many girls as you were old... seemed pretty easy for a long time and then something happened... either we got too old or too ugly and we had to quit in our forties...
You mean you had 40 women lined up to kiss you when you turned 40? You dah man!
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My friends and I use to have a rule that you were supposed to get kissed by as many girls as you were old... seemed pretty easy for a long time and then something happened... either we got too old or too ugly and we had to quit in our forties...
You made it to forty? Maybe I just live in a small town.
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Another cyclists trick is to see how old you can get and still match your age in downhill speed. Eventually you end up scaring the bejeezus out of yourself.

I am happy to say I can still reach 61 mph on a local high-speed downhill. Bring on next year!
Wow, my max is a little over 40 and that was pretty scary. 61 on a bike and I would have to clean my shorts.
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Wow, my max is a little over 40 and that was pretty scary. 61 on a bike and I would have to clean my shorts.
I don't know my max but it had be around 60 when I was going downhill on my mountain bike on the million dollar highway in Silverton Colorado... and yes I did change shorts afterwards...
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I don't know my max but it had be around 60 when I was going downhill on my mountain bike on the million dollar highway in Silverton Colorado... and yes I did change shorts afterwards...
Never mind riding down, how the heck did you ride up?
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I hit the big 61 today. Bikers are obliged to ride their age in miles on or around their birthday. So DW and I did a very nice loop from Bowie, MD to Deale, MD (near Annapolis) (48 miles) This is beautiful country.
Spouse grew up in Bowie before we spent our time at Annapolis. You must've had to tow a water trailer to keep up with the humidity and the sweating!
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