Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Celebrating my 60th Birthday

My 60th Birthday was celebrated on Saturday, December 6, 2008 in pretty much the same way that my 5th birthday was celebrated; on my bike. When I was 5, I got my first bike used for $5.00. My current bike only cost $450.00 more. All went well on my first century and I enjoyed it so much that I am trying to come up with a reason to do it again. It felt good to be out in the open at the crack of dawn. The cold, the smell and just the adventure of it all reminded me of days gone by out in the field. Total mileage was 102.46 miles. How long did it take? All day! The most that I had ever done in one day was 82 miles however those 82 miles were much more difficult that the 102 primarily because the 82 was not planned as well and the 102 was. Also, nutrition made a big difference as well as riding my bike to work from 3 to 4 times a week for about 3 months prior to the 102.


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