bikepacker wrote:thirdcrank wrote:On the theme of "make me jealous," this is the one that struck a chord with me. It was in 2004 - a few months short of my 60th birthday that I was diagnosed with heart disease. It was on a hilly ride in the Dales, reconnoitring the next multi-chevron ride, that I decided I better see the doctor about the chest pains I was getting riding up big hills.bikepacker wrote:On my 60th birthday in June 2003 I made a plan to cycle 100,000 miles in the next 10 years. Having done 95,818 of them as of today, my next years plans are geared to completing the target with a 70 mile ride on my 70th birthday. ...
My main reason for posting this is to say to anybody with ambitions of this type is don't find reasons to put things off. I know that people have all manner of commitments - having to work to earn a living being high on the list for many people - and I'm not suggesting they should abandon their responsibilities, but you never know what's arouind the corner.
Then, congratulations to bikepacker and good luck with the home straight. If I can diffidently offer a bit of advice to somebody who has done it where I didn't, don't concentrate to much on the big 70. Set your goals now for the next decade or whatever. Everybody is different of course, but if you at all like me, the counting down will not achieve much, but on birthday +1, you won't know what to do next.
Good luck to everybody with their plans and gang warily.
Thanks for the supportive posting. I do have plans for after 70 and hopefully like some carry on cycling into my 90s.
Wow, just done the maths, thats say 30 miles a day, nearly every day for 10 years. How did you manage it? I am just staggered(well jealous really) by that sort of mileage. Now I like my bike and try to get out as often as I can (read 4 or 5 days a week) but if I had to commit to that I think divorce may be mentioned.