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Old 05-17-19, 04:25 PM
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Is this a sign of dementia?

I'm age 65, and I've signed up for the Davis Double Century, which is tomorrow. If that wasn't enough to prove the lack of mental acuity, the forecast is for cold and rain most of tomorrow. On top of that, I'm riding this on my Ron Cooper. I briefly thought about begging out but my compatriots seem to have successfully shamed me into riding. Tomorrow is going to be a doozy!

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Old 05-17-19, 04:29 PM
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You made the right decision to stay in the ride .. please give us an after the ride report with pics
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Old 05-17-19, 04:31 PM
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Dementia no.....questionable judgement yes but probably no different than when you were a teenager...so it is keeping you young
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Old 05-17-19, 04:38 PM
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Bless you! Please give us a post ride report, after you have rested and warmed up.
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Embrace the suck. "Never shall I fail my comrades".

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Old 05-17-19, 05:08 PM
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My most memorable rides have been the ones that I considered backing out of. The Davis Double is frequently too hot, so this will be a different kind of year. Keep reminding yourself that you're one of the tough ones that didn't weenie. Buy yourself a trophy gift at the end. And yeah, post some good photos.

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Worst case...you die on a bike. Better than a hospital.
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Old 05-17-19, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
Dementia no.....questionable judgement yes but probably no different than when you were a teenager...so it is keeping you young
This is almost certainly the correct answer. But ya have to admit, it sounds kinda cool, to say someone's demented, huh? 😁😉
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Old 05-17-19, 05:53 PM
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Suck it up, princess.

Pain is just weakness leaving your body.



Now, if you were going to ask me... "I'm too short for that ****."
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Old 05-17-19, 06:57 PM
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Damn skippy.

What were we talking about?
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Old 05-17-19, 07:04 PM
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The Davis Double Century was last weekend.
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Old 05-17-19, 07:30 PM
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You're Tougher Than That Double Century.
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Old 05-17-19, 07:35 PM
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I would be reasonable, ride the 45 or 100 miler. I know it is not the Double, with grey hair I have just become more reasonable.
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Old 05-17-19, 07:54 PM
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On the contrary, riding long distances prevents dementia!
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Old 05-17-19, 08:02 PM
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Old 05-17-19, 08:18 PM
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The Davis Double Century was last weekend.
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Old 05-17-19, 09:30 PM
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I'm thinking about doing PBP again in 2023. Pretty sure that's somewhere in the DSM.
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Old 05-17-19, 10:13 PM
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I'm thinking about doing PBP again in 2023. Pretty sure that's somewhere in the DSM.
You already posted this twice already in this thread.
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Old 05-17-19, 10:33 PM
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Have a great ride tomorrow, Dave! Did you get the new cone installed?
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You already posted this twice already in this thread.
You made me look!
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Old 05-18-19, 01:46 AM
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I'd do it. Or at least I'd start it.

But I'd definitely ride one of my fendered bikes if I was expecting any moisture on the road. That's what I own them for, isn't it?
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Old 05-18-19, 02:21 AM
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Riding your Ron Cooper... At least you will be going (out?) in style. Presumably there are places and ways to allow yourself to make reasonable choices en-route.


Good luck, and if it feels right or necessary, be reasonable.

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I can only find mentions of this Ron Cooper. Where is a picture?
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Age before wisdom.

As an older ski patroller I earned the nickname SafetyStu** - in tricky situations (usually every shift) “if you choose to do it, do it right but do it smart!”

Tomorrow should be a riding day, too!

**SafetyStu even got cartooned and lampooned (billy-goated?) on stickers handed out to younger skiers.


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