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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    A local guy just did the Everest challenge. He's 66. Started at 4 am and finished at 11 pm. 14 times over Mount Greylock. He's had a tough recovery from being blindsided in a sprint some years back as well.

    Oy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    Did he ascend the north or south side?
    North side. He kept all his preparations on the downlow too. He's a stud.

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    And an unassuming nice guy to boot.
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    Turning 57 soon. I haven't tracked miles in years, just hours. It started when I realized that I couldn't fairly compare a MTB ride distance/speed to road distance/speed. The only time I have anything on the flight deck is when I need the Garmin for navigation. Otherwise it's flying acoustic. Yes, I'll start Strava at the start of a ride, but then the phone goes in my jersey pocket and doesn't come out until the ride is done. But lately... okay, for the last 11 months now, ever since a low back disc herniation, my mileage has been 99.9% on the trainer. I had to take a few weeks off after surgery (for two herniations), so that paused things a bit. Previous to the surgery I was averaging about 80 minutes a day. Now... about half that.

    But I still pedal on almost daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy View Post
    North side. He kept all his preparations on the downlow too. He's a stud.
    Mon dieu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    Mon dieu.
    Descending the north side of Greylock 14 times in one day is itself an accomplishment. I don't know if my adrenals could have handled it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Walberg View Post
    67 here. 6 weeks younger than Richard Sachs.
    Got into cycling by riding to work.
    Discovered Allegheny Cycling Club in Pittsburgh and had fun riding crits.
    The Chew family (including Danny) was always there.
    Had a bike made by Gino Liotto (still ride it).
    Decided to teach myself how to make bike frames. Saw those old ads from Richard in CC and Velo News and wished I could do that.
    I did learn how to make frames, but not sell them. Mostly ride my own now. No production bike anything like mine.
    Still riding about 6 hrs a week, working around a full+ time job. Almost 3k miles so far this year.
    It's fun to meet so many different kinds of people cycling.

    Anyway, one of the neatest things about cycling is that it is accessible to all ages.
    There are some around here in their 80s that have no trouble keeping up with the group.
    I love reading about Robert Marchand setting the hour record for 100+, then again at 105. He's 108 now, riding only the trainer.

    The biggest trouble I've had is all the broken bones.
    Healing is slower as the years go by.

    Here is a list of the ones I remember:
    Right collar bone - biked to wine tasting so I wouldn’t have to drive drunk. Crashed into ditch.
    Ribs – half way down a 49 mi dirt road in Utah with a sign “Impassable when wet” somewhere between Bryce and Kanab
    Right collar bone - Crossed a wheel on a group ride.
    Right shoulder, right elbow – down a slot
    T10 compression fracture, right wrist - missed a turn and hit a curb, DeRosa frame came apart
    Right orbit, right collar bone, ribs – down a slot
    Left femoral neck, left collar bone, left hand – U-turn on gravel, 3 mph, I got new titanium hip with ceramic bearings! About 10,000 miles on it so far. Works great.

    I got a Garmin years ago just to learn what my heart rate was doing while riding.
    I carry it in my pocket so I can't see it while riding.
    Mon Dieu here too.
    I,ve been known to be ‘ accident prone ‘ but that list!

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    56. Nothing to complain about. Hope to live forever.

    Chase, I’ve had shingles twice. Myth you can’t get it more than once. Keep asking for the vaccine and my doctor says no because it only lasts 10 years so I say give me two of them.

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    I'd like to correct one of the stupidest things I've ever posted here or anywhere else. While riding today I was reviewing this posting in my mind and asked myself if I really blew it on what I was trying to be so cute about. Now I realized I did blow it and want to try to reclaim my reputation.

    Original not so funny post:
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    BRC or ARC = before Richard Sachs or after Richard Sachs? Me Nov 9, 1950, you do the math.

    Corrected not so funny post:
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    BRS or ARS = before Richard Sachs or after Richard Sachs? Me Nov 9, 1950, you do the math.

    Lame Brain. At least now I can live with myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.bancroft View Post
    I just dont enjoy having to worry about warning people behind me about a pothole or worry about getting too close to the wheel in front of me.
    Yeah, well the pandemic fixed that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    Descending the north side of Greylock 14 times in one day is itself an accomplishment. I don't know if my adrenals could have handled it.
    My thought as well in addition to crawling up furnace street 14 times.

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    Well you old fut Mr. Eddie, how old did you say you were? Math skills then spelling are the first to go, then I forgot what was next. Good one dude.

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    I have to comment to lower the average!
    34 years old. I ride or run (depending on the time of year) 6-7 days a week. Strava says I have traveled 5k so far for the year by bike, that includes a lot of mountain biking. Feeling a bit of a lack of motivation right now without racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    56. Nothing to complain about. Hope to live forever.

    Chase, I’ve had shingles twice. Myth you can’t get it more than once. Keep asking for the vaccine and my doctor says no because it only lasts 10 years so I say give me two of them.
    My wife just had shingles a third time with an associated staff infection.

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.

    I had them once. When my doctor told me she was concerned about the pain, I replied, this is discomfort. Pain is when you have to throw up- as when I fell onto a rock in the woods that bruised my femur.
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    Wait, I thought this was the place the kids hung out and now I find you're all like a hundred years old. You know, the kids with all the disposable income to buy shit tons of custom bikes.

    46, ride when the knees let me. Grocery-getting, gravel, road, mountain, commuting. It all depends on the weather and who I'm riding with.

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    At 48 you guys are reassuring me my life isn't over... kidding. Sort of.
    Currently I'm working too much for any measurable riding but I have a plan. Eyeing an early retirement. Then, I will get back to the 20 hour week regimen.
    For now I'll succumb to the realization I cannot call myself a cyclist but the love of these two-wheeled machines never fades.

    Which begs to question... How long have you been riding? New thread in 3, 2, 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras72 View Post
    Which begs to question... How long have you been riding? New thread in 3, 2, 1.
    At almost 57, it's been... a long time. But there's riding, and then there's "riding". Sure, been on a bike since I was maybe 5, but I wouldn't say I was "riding". That didn't start until college, really. So... 1984 probably. Making it... 36 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ras72 View Post
    Which begs to question... How long have you been riding? New thread in 3, 2, 1.
    I've been a bike rider of enthusiasm my whole life. Started road riding at about age 14 or 15 with my first road bike. Prior to that it was whipping around my hometown of Appleton, WI on whatever Schwinn I had at the time.

    My first high-end road bike arrived at age 16.
    La Cheeserie!

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    Time to up the average some. I turned 71 in April. Late start to cycling (didn’t start until I was almost 50). I was never fast so slowing down is not that big of a deal. I used to ride my birthday miles until about ten years ago, it now takes me two days.
    I sometimes feel like an imposter here but I can live with that. I do enjoy the company.

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by WFSTEKL View Post
    My thought as well in addition to crawling up furnace street 14 times.
    He did it from the Notch Road parking area at the north gate, so no Furnace Street. That would be horrible.

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