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photoblog image Long distance pedalling

Long distance pedalling

Its nearly 1800!

 

I started riding from this same spot, in the dark, today at 0500.

 

300km have passed under the wheels during that time.

 

It's not really a race but they do record finish times and order of finish. I was quite chuffed, as oldest of about 200 participants, to be informed I was 8th to finish.

 

Standing up is a bit of a challenge, but there is just enough presence of mind to get a smile out of me...

 

Finish

Long distance pedalling

Its nearly 1800!

 

I started riding from this same spot, in the dark, today at 0500.

 

300km have passed under the wheels during that time.

 

It's not really a race but they do record finish times and order of finish. I was quite chuffed, as oldest of about 200 participants, to be informed I was 8th to finish.

 

Standing up is a bit of a challenge, but there is just enough presence of mind to get a smile out of me...

 

Finish

comments (15)

  • sherri
  • Arkansas, USA
  • 10 Mar 2018, 01:26
well, congratulations on being 8th !
Ray: Thank you, Sherri.
Well done, Ray! Flying the flag for old guys!
Ray: It seems there is a bit of a spark in me yet, Frank.
Congratulations, Ray! That's fantastic!
Ray: It was good fun, Elizabeth.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Mar 2018, 06:19
Bravo pour ton classement.
Ray: Merci, Martine.

Récemment j'ai eu deux femmes françaises de 65 ans qui sont restées avec moi pour 2 nuits. Ils faisaient du vélo à des touristes, dans la deuxième semaine d'un voyage prévu de 2 mois qui les mènera à travers la Thaïlande et au Cambodge, puis au Vietnam ... ils étaient de bonne humeur et semblaient profiter de leur aventure.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 Mar 2018, 07:02
Good for you Sport

Err..keep it up!
Ray: That too!

Cripes, Coach...
Felicitations pour cette très belle place
Bonne journée Ray
Ray: Merci, Claudine.

Récemment j'ai eu deux femmes françaises de 65 ans qui sont restées avec moi pour 2 nuits. Ils faisaient du vélo à des touristes, dans la deuxième semaine d'un voyage prévu de 2 mois qui les mènera à travers la Thaïlande et au Cambodge, puis au Vietnam ... ils étaient de bonne humeur et semblaient profiter de leur aventure.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Mar 2018, 07:38
My admiration for you! What might Alan say about you?
Ray: I think Alan and I might have similar views about the benefits of cycling long distances, Philine.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Mar 2018, 08:15
Very impressive; an inspiration to us all. I've yet to ride 300km in a week; never mind in a day.

You may ne interested in this: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43308729?SThisFB
Ray: I think 300km is about an average week for me, Alan, but there is not much in the manner of hills around my part of the World.

I had seen that article, which pretty much confirms my feelings about the benefits of putting time/effort into exercise as I get older.

The other benefits, of course, include camaraderie and good fun!
Strewth that is a great effort Ray
Ray: It was a bit of an effort, Bill, but left me with the impression I may have a 400km day ride in me in the not-too-distant future.
What an achievement Ray and you still had the strength to pose for the apres photo.
Ray: The photographer was a bit insistent, Martin...I think he had decided that he needed a picture of every finisher, and that is what he eventually posted on a web-site from which I took these pics.
I admire you and think you are crazy. In that order. Congratulations, Ray. Take some rest now.
Ray: My feeling is that physical challenges are good fun, and are conducive to good health, Mary...the craziness will continue for some time yet! smile
Congratulations, Ray. 300 km is a LONG way!
Ray: Thank you, Larry. It was quite a long ride.
I've just done a conversion, that is roughly 185 miles, my word you must be fit, so very well done young man.
Ray: More to come, Brian...at the finish I fairly quickly got over the tiredness and concluded there seems to be a 400km day in me and that has become a next step in my plan.
congratulations on your standing, Ray. i see you had an elephant to keep you company on the bike.
Ray: Thank you, Ayush.

Bike-riding elephants are a hazard in this Province. smile
I guess getting up in the morning after might be a bit of struggle too smile Well done, indeed, Ray.
Ray: I woke up feeling fresh and ready to ride, Tom, which confirmed my feeling that 400km is not a bridge too far.

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