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Old 08-11-19, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Carbonated View Post
Wow - that is impressive! Doubtful he would spend that much time in the saddle if he didn't enjoy it.
If it's an obsession, it's a good one to have.
An obsession isn't about enjoyment, rather the inability to distinguish the limit to what is healthy and what is not. Still, I'm not taking anything away from him as it is a remarkable accomplishment. I am in awe of his achievement, if not in admiration.
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Old 08-11-19, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by deacon mark View Post
That is pretty impressive. I retired a year ago and not quite 60 and this month manage 1094 miles riding thought that was pretty good. I do run also so that cuts into the bike but still a 100 miles a day. The grocery bill will go up I assume with those miles.
I question your lack of commitment. .
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Old 08-11-19, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
That's 5.5 hours/day at over 19 MPH average.
Glad someone did the math.
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Old 08-12-19, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
An obsession isn't about enjoyment, rather the inability to distinguish the limit to what is healthy and what is not. Still, I'm not taking anything away from him as it is a remarkable accomplishment. I am in awe of his achievement, if not in admiration.
One person's obsession is another person's fun.

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Old 08-12-19, 04:07 PM
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I'm semi-retired (which includes no work from around May through late-August) and have no desire to ride 3,000 miles in a month. I'm still racing -- and, to get faster, you need a variety of workouts (not just long distance) as well as rest days.

This week, I'm tapering down for a race on Saturday...Which means I'm getting faster by riding less.
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Old 08-18-19, 05:31 AM
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I didnt retire to push myself to some arbitrary goal. While working the 47 years for the company I had goals, and it was always hurry hurry fast and do it now.

Now is the time to stop and smell the roses. But do keep moving, if you set you rust.
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