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NEW 16+ ride added for Sun. 6/5/11

NEW 16+ ride added for Sun. 6/5/11

I certainly do NOT wish to deter anyone from joining Ms. Goldstein's century ride.I'm adding this ride as an option for those , like myself , who cannot devote a full day (or wish) to ride 100 + miles.

Sun. June 5

"Put your heart into it!" 60 mile hilly ride - cue can be found in library (50+ mi. Howard county)

Start : EFS Enchanted Forest S. C. Ellicott city

Time : 9 am   Lunch: midway @ royal farms store with tables & restrooms


After a 4 year hiatus , I  recently  returned to Colorado & Utah for a mtn biking vacation.Whereupon , I rather abruptly discovered that I can't 'shred it' like I used to ! The climbs seemed much more physically challenging & the downhills / drops etc.seemed more intimidating.I found myself walking  sections of trails that I used to ride w/o hesitation , my mind polluted with rational thoughts such as , how much worse the 2000 mile drive home would be with a broken collar bone /wrist / leg / separated shoulder etc.

A few days & a few falls later, I started to get a bit depressed as I began thinking perhaps I'm getting 'too old' for this.Perhaps , I should take up playing Bocce & envisioned myself hanging out @ the local Mc d's @  6am nursing a cup 'o Joe whilst engaged in a lively game of checkers with the fellas.

Then ,during one one of my signature solo - I think- I  have enough water -can make it / find my way back- before dark -epic -9 hour - desert - death march rides ,I had an epiphany.Perhaps, I should simply stop mourning that which I can no longer accomplish & be more thankful for what I'm able to accomplish.

I hope you will join me on Sun.'s ride to bid a fond farewell to big ring mashing, trail thrashing, Carl & bear witness as I embrace geezer-hood whilst conquering hills with my new compact crankset :-)

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