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Legs and Pedals: 4600 Miles Later
Lens: DA 35 Limited Camera: K20D Photo Location: The City of Enchantment 
Posted By: Sailor, 03-31-2011, 03:46 PM

It seems impossible, but just over two years ago (the week I retired), my wife and bought a couple of commuter bikes for both exercise and entertainment. Here's mine after 4600 miles, many sore muscles, a set of brake pads and a couple of bottles of chain lube. It's lost its original pristine character, but still fun to ride.

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So, how much weight have you lost? BTW, I noticed your photo location was "city of enchantment". Didn't realize you had moved to Paris.
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Jer, isn't it great to live in an area where you can bike, sail and let the top down on your roadster, 4600 miles, I can't even count that high, have fun and remember "If you ride your Bike at Night, wear White", Bob
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Nice looking machine......I have been know to drive to the mailbox to keep from walking.....and it is only 10 Ft from my Jeep.
I bet I rode my bike a million miles when I was a kid....I had a Columbia, remember those? Now my old legs are pretty much wearing out.....it happens!
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Congrats on your mileage Jer! Great bike. Looks very capable. Here's to another 4600 miles!
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QuoteOriginally posted by cardinal43 Quote
So, how much weight have you lost? BTW, I noticed your photo location was "city of enchantment". Didn't realize you had moved to Paris.
Hey - I'm a wirey (not skinny) dude now. Of course it's Paris; can't you tell by the grass?

Jer

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Jer, isn't it great to live in an area where you can bike, sail and let the top down on your roadster, 4600 miles, I can't even count that high, have fun and remember "If you ride your Bike at Night, wear White", Bob
Yup, Bob - it's great for warm-weather hobbies, which (for me) includes photography. We're heading for the boat today to caulk a couple of windows, clean up below and a few other odds and ends to finish off spring cleaning and be ready to get under way.

Jer

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Nice looking machine......I have been know to drive to the mailbox to keep from walking.....and it is only 10 Ft from my Jeep.
I bet I rode my bike a million miles when I was a kid....I had a Columbia, remember those? Now my old legs are pretty much wearing out.....it happens!
Best Regards!
I'll be 65 in October, but - thus far - my legs seem to be holding up (although a sore knee or ankle shows up periodically). I do remember the Columbias and, like you, our gang of early baby boomers rode everywhere on our bikes. Even in the winter in Illinois (I lack the courage to do that now, for sure).

Jer

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Congrats on your mileage Jer! Great bike. Looks very capable. Here's to another 4600 miles!
Thanks, Tamia. It's a great way to get some exercise without getting bored (as I would in a gym). Fortunately, we can generally ride here year around.

Jer
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Nicel done Jer that is an accomplishment for sure! M bike is still hanging in the garage wating for the mounds of snow to melt but at least it's starting too.
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Nicel done Jer that is an accomplishment for sure! M bike is still hanging in the garage wating for the mounds of snow to melt but at least it's starting too.
Thanks, Dave. Sounds like you guys have had a long winter, even for your area?

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Thanks, Dave. Sounds like you guys have had a long winter, even for your area?
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It's one for ages my friend - final results are not in but I have heard there has not been this much snow since the mid 70's and longer cold snaps than usual. Weather looks like it's breaking now - so hopefully the end is here !
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Congrats on your achieving 4600 milemarker Jer. I have discovered that I do not have a bicycle behind. Does the word blister mean anything to you?
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And it looks like that bike has plenty of miles left in it...how about the rider.
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It's one for ages my friend - final results are not in but I have heard there has not been this much snow since the mid 70's and longer cold snaps than usual. Weather looks like it's breaking now - so hopefully the end is here !
Glad to hear the weather is breaking - Spring can't be too far away. In August, you can pity us as we swat bugs, sweat like stink (literally) and look over our shoulders for storms.

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Congrats on your achieving 4600 milemarker Jer. I have discovered that I do not have a bicycle behind. Does the word blister mean anything to you?
Thanks, Susan. "Blister" does mean something to me - I get one on my head every time I try to think .

Jer

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And it looks like that bike has plenty of miles left in it...how about the rider.
The rider is showing some wear . . . . but remains strikingly handsome.

Jer
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